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Last Updated Jun 27, 2022, 6:54 PM

2022 Wimbledon Picks, Predictions, Odds

The third tennis major of the year begins on Monday, June 27 with the grass court surface event Wimbledon. This year, Russian and Belarusian players are not allowed to play due to the war in Ukraine - so players such as Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Aryna Sabalenka (amongst others) are not entered in this year's event. Also, this event is an exhibition as a result of the WTA and ATP's announcement that no points will be awarded due to the event's decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players.

2022 Wimbledon Picks & Predictions

This bracket is much easier to decipher than Roland Garros last month, but a bit tricky to have much conviction in many of these players that have seen little-to-no grass court matches this year. The time in between Roland Garros and Wimbledon is narrow, so player shave to manage the physical clay court schedule with the little time to prepare for the grass court major.

With that said, many players have indeed player on grass this season with compelling results. Nick Kyrgios, Matteo Berrettini, Petra Kvitova and Jelena Ostapenko are just a few off the top of the head - so it's important to search for precursor grass tournament results upon entering this event. Also print off the entire bracket, then fill it out before making any bets, especially for futures markets.

A birds-eye view is always good to note which players have the most difficult sections, and which have the easiest. Coco Gauff, Amanda Anisimova, Karolina Pliskova and Serena Williams are all grouped together - as an example. Let's go through the top players to watch in this year's event, along with some futures bets to consider and ones to avoid.

2022 Wimbledon Betting Resources

  • Date: Monday, June 27, 2022
  • Venue: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
  • Location: London, England
  • Surface: Grass
  • TV: ESPN Networks
  • Betting Odds

2022 Wimbledon Betting Odds

2022 Wimbledon Men's Contenders

  • Novak Djokovic -125
  • Matteo Berrettini +500
  • Rafael Nadal +700
  • Carlos Alcaraz +1200
  • Hubert Hurkacz +1400

2022 Wimbledon Women's Contenders

  • Iga Swiatek +150
  • Ons Jabeur +800
  • Cori Gauff +1200
  • Petra Kvitova +1400
  • Simona Halep +1600
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2022 Wimbledon Favorites Picks

  • Novak Djokovic -125
  • Matteo Berrettini +500
  • Rafael Nadal +700

This is a chalk heavy section, but so has men's tennis major events over the last decade or so. Not many win a major outside of the three big names in Djokovic, Nadal and Federer - so it's wise to keep on that path until further notice. Even Nadal (literally) limped in Roland Garros and won, so have conviction in the chalk here.

Berrettini is probably the most dangerous grass court player outside of Nadal and Joker, even reaching the finals here in the past. He and Nadal have great value entering, and are the only real threats to actually winning over Joker. Nadal has an easy bracket compared to the other two, but unlike Roland Garros where Alcaraz was on the same side as Joker and Nadal - this bracket has split up Nadal/Joker.

  • Iga Swiatek +150
  • Ons Jabeur +800
  • Cori Gauff +1200

Jabeur had a quick exit in Roland Garros, so expect her focus to be top-notch and mistake-free to begin. Swiatek is just unbeatable at this point, and getting her for plus-value is very generous considering her bracket as well. Her grass court game isn't as elite as her clay court game, but for plus-value take the No. 1 women's player in the world.

Coco is ready for the next big step, shown in her Roland Garros run despite her facing weak opponents throughout. She has a relatively easy path until the third round where she will meet (potentially) Anisimova. Gauff is the best player in her bracket, and can easily put together another run if she can get past what will be a fun career rival in Anisimova - followed by another fun match against either Serena or Pliskova.

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2022 Wimbledon Mid-Range Picks

  • Hubert Hurkacz +1400
  • Nick Kyrgios +2800
  • Roberto Bautista Agut +5000

Hurkacz is another great pick outside the big three favorites, playing very well on grass this year which plays more to his hard court strengths in which he is one of the best in the world. His bracket is simple as well, with Cam Norrie as his toughest test in the fourth round should they both get that far.

Kyrgios is another player performing well on grass this season, actually playing against Roberto Bautista Agut recently. Both are in the same bracket which is a gauntlet, so taking two of the top three players in that bracket seems reasonable as whoever does make it out of that region has a great chance to reach the final.

  • Beatriz Haddad Maia +1800
  • Jelena Ostapenko +1800
  • Serena Williams +2000

Haddad Maia is probably the hottest player on the planet right now, winning 12 straight matches. Taking her at +1800 is great to have a ticket on her entering. Also note her bracket is very winnable for the current form she is in, as Qiang Wang may do the dirty work against Belinda Bencic for her. Bencic is BHA's biggest threat though, but her current form should see her get to the quarterfinals is Bencic doesn't derail her.

Ostapenko is playing great grass court tennis so far, and also left Roland Garros a bit earlier then she would've liked considering her form on clay. A motivated Ostapenko can get past the tough tests in her bracket such as Maria Sakkari, Martina Trevisan - but outside of those two names she really has no threat holding her back from the quarterfinals.

Its also always good to have something on the greatest female tennis player of all-time in Serena Williams, as she can actually go pretty far pending her potential meeting with Pliskova and the Anisimova/Gauff winner. Stamina is always a concern for Serena though, but for 20/1 this is fine to consider and actually falls more into the long shot category.

2022 Wimbledon Long Shot Picks

  • Taylor Fritz +10000
  • Jannik Sinner +10000
  • Frances Tiafoe +20000

Fritz is actually a realistic long shot to consider here, playing great on grass so far and actually a threat to win a major sooner rather than later. Fritz is in a kind bracket as well, with Holger Run a bit over-seeded for this surface and Felix Auger Aliassime in a very difficult first round match against the red hot Maxime Cressy. His play, odds and path is worth a risk to take here.

Sinner has good value for the talent he possesses, but his bracket is very difficult - per usual. He would have to take out Novak in the quarterfinals too, which is a tall task to ask. His talent is good enough to win a major though, and his value doesn't truly reflect that other than he will have to face Alcaraz and Novak before even reaching the semifinals.

  • Maria Sakkari +2200
  • Amanda Anisimova +4000
  • Danielle Collins +8000

Sakkari is a great pick to win the entire tournament, an overall simple bracket which is basically the entire bottom half. Her odds should be closer to mid-range or even a favorite, so getting her at 22/1 is a gift to take immediately. Anisimova, for the same reasons as Gauff, is a great take and has even better odds to consider. Gauff is her toughest test, but she can reach the quarterfinals on this surface.

Collins is the most intriguing pick of the bunch though, based on her odds and bracket. Collins has no real excuse not to reach the quarterfinals where she would potentially see her first real threat in Ons Jabeur. The best odds to consider matched with talent and bracket path lies with Danielle Collins for either the men's or women's draw.

2022 Wimbledon Players to Fade

  • Felix Auger-Aliassime +1600
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas +2500
  • Casper Ruud +10000

Although Ruud's path is a bit easier than most, it's tough to see him replicate what he did in Paris. FAA is always an exciting pick for fans, but for bettors he is always a player to fade. The potential is overwhelming with FAA, but he faces a red hot player in the first round and then has a potential meeting with Nadal in the quarterfinals.

Tsitsipas is probably the one favorite to fade all together, in a very difficult bracket and playing too many close matches for a few months now. Kyrgios, Krajinovic, RBA and Shapovalov are all in his bracket before even reaching the quarterfinals. It's just too many matches against too many contenders for Sitty, not to mention a potential showdown against Berrettini should he even reach it that far.

  • Simona Halep +1600
  • Paula Badosa +8000
  • Elena Rybakina +15000

The lack of grass court action for Badosa is concerning, while Rybakina has great odds to test based on her track record but is in a gauntlet of a bracket. Kvitova could face her in Round 3, which is just the start of a difficult path. Halep is a surprise to see on this list, as she is very good on grass but is in the same gauntlet of a bracket that Badosa and Kvitova are in.

Camila Giorgi is also in their bracket, which doesn't make life easier. You could argue that Kvitova should be avoided because of the difficult path and I would tend to agree. Her recent play on grass is why she's not on this list though, and whoever makes it out alive would get the leftovers of Gauff/Anisimova/Pliskova/Serena - so just playing the odds its tough for Halep to win the whole thing.

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