2016 Olympic Tennis Odds

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).

PlayerOdds (7/31)
Novak DJOKOVIC10/11
Andy MURRAY5/2
Rafael NADAL14/1
Marin CILIC40/1
Juan Martin del POTRO50/1
Jo-Wilfried TSONGA50/1
Gael MONFILS50/1
David FERRER80/1
Grigor DIMITROV100/1
David GOFFIN100/1
Gilles SIMON150/1
Steve JOHNSON150/1
Borna CORIC150/1
Benoit PAIRE150/1
Jack SOCK150/1
Roberto BAUTISTA AGUT200/1
Pablo CUEVAS200/1
Kyle EDMUND200/1
Gilles MULLER200/1
Viktor TROICKI200/1
Fabio FOGNINI250/1
Andreas SEPPI250/1
Guido PELLA250/1
Yen-Hsun LU300/1
Thomaz BELLUCCI300/1
Vasek POSPISIL300/1
John MILLMAN300/1
Dustin BROWN300/1
Gastao ELIAS300/1
Federico DELBONIS300/1
Thanasi KOKKINAKIS300/1
Robin HAASE300/1
Teymuraz GABASHVILI400/1
Jan-Lennard STRUFF400/1
Lukas ROSOL400/1
Malek JAZIRI500/1
Damir DZUMHUR500/1
Joao SOUSA500/1
Ricardas BERANKIS500/1
Jordan THOMPSON500/1
Paolo LORENZI500/1
Denis KUDLA500/1
Andrey KUZNETSOV500/1
Brian BAKER500/1
Illya MARCHENKO500/1
Dudi SELA500/1
Juan MONACO500/1
Jerzy JANOWICZ500/1
Denis ISTOMAN500/1
Mirza BASIC500/1
Evgeny DONSKOY500/1
Rogerio DUTRA SILVA500/1
Yuichi SUGITA500/1
Taro DANIEL500/1
Andrej MARTIN500/1
Thomas FABBIANO500/1
Radu ALBOT500/1
Darian KING1000/1

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 WILLIAMS6/5
Garbine MUGURUZA5/1
Angelique KERBER10/1
Petra KVITOVA12/1
Agnieszka RADWANSKA16/1
Madison KEYS20/1
Sloane STEPHENS50/1
Venus WILLIAMS50/1
Johanna KONTA60/1
Dominika CIBULKOVA60/1
Eugenie BOUCHARD80/1
Lucie SAFAROVA80/1
Elina SVITOLINA100/1
Sara ERRANI100/1
Caroline WOZNIACKI100/1
Roberta VINCI100/1
Andrea PETKOVIC100/1
Jelena JANKOVIC100/1
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA100/1
Ekaterina MAKAROVA125/1
Samantha STOSUR125/1
Yanina WICKMAYER125/1
Daria GAVRILOVA150/1
Alize CORNET150/1
Daria KASATKINA150/1
Jelena OSTAPENKO150/1
Laura SIEGEMUND150/1
Heather WATSON150/1
Tsvetana PIRONKOVA200/1
Annika BECK200/1
Kristina MLADENOVIC200/1
Barbora STRYCOVA200/1
Carolina GARCIA200/1
Timea BABOS200/1
Monica PUIG200/1
Kiki BERTENS200/1
Monica NICULESCU200/1
Lesia TSURENKO200/1
Ana KONJUH200/1
Shuai PENG200/1
Irina-Camelia BEGU200/1
Kirsten FLIPKENS200/1
Johanna LARSSON250/1
Misaki DOI250/1
Karin KNAPP300/1
Anna Karolina SCHMIEDLOVA300/1
Danka KOVINIC300/1
Su-Wei HSIEH300/1
Shuai ZHANG300/1
Nao HIBINO400/1
Galina VOSKOBOEVA400/1
Ons JABEUR400/1
Veronica CEPEDE ROYG500/1
Qiang WANG500/1
Teliana PEREIRA500/1
Stephanie VOGT500/1
Mariana DUQUE-MARINO500/1
Magda LINETTE500/1
Polona HERCOG500/1

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 Gallant

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