2016 Olympic Tennis Odds

Along with golf, tennis will be one of the more familiar individual sports you can watch (and bet on) in the upcoming Olympic Games. Both the men’s and women’s tournaments kick off this Saturday and two of the biggest names in the sport will be looking to repeat as gold medalists. Unlike 2012, when the tournament was played on Wimbledon’s grass surface, the 2016 tournament will be played on a hardcourt surface.

On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic will be looking to hold off Andy Murray to win his first Olympic gold medal. Djokovic has dominated the men’s tour, winning five majors since the start of 2015, but had a very disappointing showing at Wimbledon last month, falling in the third round. With a career grand slam under his belt, taking home an Olympic gold is on the small list of things he has yet to accomplish – and now is his best chance to do that.

Murray, who won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, is coming off his third major victory and looking to add to an already impressive resume. Murray defeated Milos Raonic in straight sets at Wimbledon last month and is in the prime of his career. Murray will not, however, have the home court advantage as he did in 2012 in his home country of Great Britain- which is something to take note of.

Some notable names that will not be playing are: Roger Federer (knee), Milos Raonic (health concerns), Tomas Berdych (health concerns), and Richard Gasquet (back).

Player Odds (7/31)
Novak DJOKOVIC 10/11
Andy MURRAY 5/2
Stan WAWRINKA 12/1
Rafael NADAL 14/1
Marin CILIC 40/1
Juan Martin del POTRO 50/1
Jo-Wilfried TSONGA 50/1
Gael MONFILS 50/1
David FERRER 80/1
Grigor DIMITROV 100/1
David GOFFIN 100/1
Gilles SIMON 150/1
Steve JOHNSON 150/1
Borna CORIC 150/1
Benoit PAIRE 150/1
Jack SOCK 150/1
Roberto BAUTISTA AGUT 200/1
Pablo CUEVAS 200/1
Kyle EDMUND 200/1
Gilles MULLER 200/1
Viktor TROICKI 200/1
Fabio FOGNINI 250/1
Andreas SEPPI 250/1
Guido PELLA 250/1
Yen-Hsun LU 300/1
Thomaz BELLUCCI 300/1
Vasek POSPISIL 300/1
Albert RAMOS-VINOLAS 300/1
John MILLMAN 300/1
Dustin BROWN 300/1
Gastao ELIAS 300/1
Federico DELBONIS 300/1
Thanasi KOKKINAKIS 300/1
Robin HAASE 300/1
Teymuraz GABASHVILI 400/1
Jan-Lennard STRUFF 400/1
Lukas ROSOL 400/1
Nikoloz BASILASHVILI 400/1
Malek JAZIRI 500/1
Damir DZUMHUR 500/1
Joao SOUSA 500/1
Ricardas BERANKIS 500/1
Jordan THOMPSON 500/1
Paolo LORENZI 500/1
Denis KUDLA 500/1
Andrey KUZNETSOV 500/1
Brian BAKER 500/1
Illya MARCHENKO 500/1
Dudi SELA 500/1
Juan MONACO 500/1
Jerzy JANOWICZ 500/1
Denis ISTOMAN 500/1
Mirza BASIC 500/1
Evgeny DONSKOY 500/1
Rogerio DUTRA SILVA 500/1
Yuichi SUGITA 500/1
Taro DANIEL 500/1
Andrej MARTIN 500/1
Thomas FABBIANO 500/1
Radu ALBOT 500/1
Darian KING 1000/1

On the women’s side, Serena Williams is hoping to repeat as champion after coming off a dominant performance at Wimbledon. Losing just one set in the entire tournament, Williams finished off Angelique Kerber in the finals to tie Steffi Graf for first with 22 Grand Slam titles in the open era.

Kerber is also having a great season, though. In addition to her second place finish at Wimbledon, she won her first grand slam this January at the Australian Open. She provides some great value at 10/1 compared to Serena’s near even-money payout.

Garbine Muguruza, the third seed in the tournament, has the second best odds at 5/1. Muguruza is coming off a disappointing Wimbledon in which she lost in the second round. However, she beat Serena Williams this year at the French Open to take home her first career major.

Some notable names to withdraw from the women’s tournament include: Simona Halep (health concerns), Victoria Azarenka (pregnancy), and Belinda Bencic (wrist).

Player Odds (7/31)
Serena WILLIAMS 6/5
Garbine MUGURUZA 5/1
Angelique KERBER 10/1
Petra KVITOVA 12/1
Agnieszka RADWANSKA 16/1
Madison KEYS 20/1
Sloane STEPHENS 50/1
Venus WILLIAMS 50/1
Johanna KONTA 60/1
Dominika CIBULKOVA 60/1
Eugenie BOUCHARD 80/1
Lucie SAFAROVA 80/1
Elina SVITOLINA 100/1
Sara ERRANI 100/1
Caroline WOZNIACKI 100/1
Roberta VINCI 100/1
Andrea PETKOVIC 100/1
Jelena JANKOVIC 100/1
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA 100/1
Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA 100/1
Ekaterina MAKAROVA 125/1
Samantha STOSUR 125/1
Yanina WICKMAYER 125/1
Daria GAVRILOVA 150/1
Alize CORNET 150/1
Daria KASATKINA 150/1
Jelena OSTAPENKO 150/1
Laura SIEGEMUND 150/1
Heather WATSON 150/1
Tsvetana PIRONKOVA 200/1
Annika BECK 200/1
Kristina MLADENOVIC 200/1
Barbora STRYCOVA 200/1
Carolina GARCIA 200/1
Timea BABOS 200/1
Monica PUIG 200/1
Kiki BERTENS 200/1
Monica NICULESCU 200/1
Lesia TSURENKO 200/1
Ana KONJUH 200/1
Shuai PENG 200/1
Irina-Camelia BEGU 200/1
Kirsten FLIPKENS 200/1
Johanna LARSSON 250/1
Misaki DOI 250/1
Karin KNAPP 300/1
Anna Karolina SCHMIEDLOVA 300/1
Danka KOVINIC 300/1
Su-Wei HSIEH 300/1
Shuai ZHANG 300/1
Cagla BUYUKAKCAY 400/1
Nao HIBINO 400/1
Galina VOSKOBOEVA 400/1
Ons JABEUR 400/1
Veronica CEPEDE ROYG 500/1
Qiang WANG 500/1
Teliana PEREIRA 500/1
Stephanie VOGT 500/1
Mariana DUQUE-MARINO 500/1
Magda LINETTE 500/1
Polona HERCOG 500/1

Both tournaments will take place throughout the first week of the Olympics, with the women’s final taking place on Saturday the 13th and the men’s final taking place the following day.

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Mark is a Sports Betting Specialist for Sports Insights. He can be reached at mark@sportsinsights.com.

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