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The Wimbledon tennis tournament is one of the four Grand Slam events held every year and first took place in 1877. It's the only one that is held on grass and is widely regarded as the most famous tennis event of all and the one every player wants to win. It usually takes place in June but has now been moved to the first two weeks of July in order to create a longer gap between the French Open and Wimbledon.

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2018 Wimbledon Championships

The 2018 Wimbledon tournament began on Monday July 2 and runs until Sunday July 15 when the Men's Singles final is due to be held. That could be the biggest sporting day of the year as the 2018 World Cup final is also scheduled to take place that day.

Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza return to defend their men's and women's titles. Federer is looking to win the title for the ninth time and has already won the Australian Open this year. As he did last year, Federer decided not to play the clay season so he could fully prepare himself for Wimbledon. It worked last year and of the two grass tournaments he has played this year, he won one but then lost in Halle. He turns 37 in August but is the number one seed at Wimbledon and is due to face Marin Cilic in the semi-finals. He beat Cilic in last year's final but the Croatian is in form having won the recent title at the Queen's tournament. 

Rafael Nadal is seeded second and is the current world number one but has poor recent form at these championships.  He's in the same half of the draw as Novak Djokovic who is making steady progress in his comeback from injury, Juan Martin del Potro and number four seed Alexander Zverev.

British hopes are in the hands of the ever-improving Kyle Edmund who has risen up the rankings and is seeded 21st for this tournament. He's due to face Djokovic in the third round but has already beaten him once this year.  Of course there's no Andy Murray this year who withdrew on the eve of the tournament fearing he wasn't quite ready for five-set matches.

The Women's Singles again looks to be an open event. A lot of interest is on how Serena Williams will progress as she makes her return to the circuit after giving birth to a baby girl. She was seeded 25th for the tournament despite being way down the rankings due to her absence. If she wins this tournament Serena will equal the record of 24 Grand Slam titles currently held by the Australian player Margaret Court. Williams is in the bottom half of the draw and would have to get past number two seed Caroline Wozniacki, Madison Keys, Karolina Pliskova and her sister Venus Williams.

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza is only seeded third and is set for a semi-final clash with current world number one Simona Halep who won her first Grand Slam title when winning the French Open this season. The tournament has already seen three of the top eight seeds knocked out in the first two days of the tournament including former winner Petra Kvitova. 

British hopes in the women's singles are in the hands of Johanna Konta. She's seeded 22nd for these championships but form hasn't been that great for a while. Konta is due to meet the 15th seed Elisa Martens in the third round and if winning that has the prospect of taking on world number one Simona Halep in the fourth round.

 

What can I use my free Wimbledon bet on?

Opportunities are vast and varied but the Outright Winner market is naturally the most popular of markets and certainly attracts the most Wimbledon free bet tokens.

Whether you think Roger Federer will improve on his remarkable Wimbledon record, Rafael Nadal will return to prominence, Novak Djokovic is the new king or Andy Murray will triumph on British soil, the Outright Winner market is where to do your punting.

You can, however, through using FREEbets.org.uk, use your tennis bonus on single matches or accumulators at any stage in The Championships.

Why not put the ‘big four’ together in an accumulator in order to boost your returns whilst relaxing with your strawberries and cream, or look for some value in one of the matches on the outside courts.

If you don’t want to bet on the winner of a match then there or many other markets to use your Wimbledon free bets on. Punters can wager on

  • Which player will hit the most Aces
  • How many Aces there will be in a match
  • The set score, handicap markets
  • Total number of games in a match

Are there in-play markets for Wimbledon?

Yes. tennis is a brilliant sport when it comes to in-play betting. Odds change after virtually every point and you can bet on who's going to win each game and individual set betting too.

How to claim your free bet on Wimbledon

As with most major tennis betting events, a lot of bookmakers introduce Wimbledon money-back specials whereby bookies refund losing bets as free bets on Wimbledon depending on different scenarios. Examples of previous Wimbledon specials include offers to refund losing pre-match bets if the final point of a particular match is an Ace, bets refunded if your pre-match selection loses in five sets or money back on outright bets if a pre-selected player wins the tournament.

It is always worth investigating which bookmakers are offering theses promotions, that way there is an opportunity to bet with a greater sense of security on your bet.

More than any other tennis tournament in the calendar Wimbledon bets are usually put on by the patriotic punters to back the latest British hope. In the past it was Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski, now the burden of hope and expectation rests on the shoulders of Andy Murray. With two Wimbledon titles to his name already, the Scot has proven he has what it takes so regardless of any national allegiance he's worth taking in to account when your betting on the Wimbledon winner.

Why Is Wimbledon So Popular?

Probably due to the pantomime of some of the stuffy rules and regulations that have gone hand in hand with Wimbledon over the years including a strict dress code for competitors, fans eating a punnet of strawberries, Royal spectators as well as some of the biggest celebrity fans.The tournament is also notable for the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts.

The actual title for the competition is 'The Championships, Wimbledon' but many just call it 'Wimbledon' or SW19 of the All-England Club ; the post-code and venue of the courts used.

The Championships take place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club annually for two weeks at the end of June and beginning of July. Often referred to simply as SW19 the All-England club is a private members club and is the only venue that insists that the players wear all white attire throughout the event.

Wimbledon is the crown jewel of the tennis calendar and has become an event synonymous with the British summer time. Not since Fred Perry in 1936 had a Briton won the Wimbledon men’s title before Andy Murray swept to victory in 2013. But those years of waiting (and often rain) has never dampened the locals’ enthusiasm for this fortnight-long event.

Following the completion of the five major competitions, the winners are presented with the traditional Wimbledon trophies. Having had to replace both the Field Cup in 1883 and the Challenge Cup in 1886, the All England Club decided that future trophies should no longer become property of the Championship winners, who would instead receive a replica of the trophy whilst the originals were housed in the Wimbledon museum.

Mens Singles

For the men’s singles winners the trophy was a silver gilt cup engraved with the words "The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Champion of the World" and inscribed with the name of winners dating back to 1877. In 2009, when there was no more room for the names of future Wimbledon Champions, the addition of a black plinth adorned with a silver band was incorporated so that more names could be commemorated.

Roger Federer's victory in 2017 saw him move on to eight titles in total which is the most of any player in the championship's history. Nobody enjoys the two weeks in SW19 quite like Federer and despite his advancing years, the Swiss legend remains a formidable force.

Ladies Singles

For the ladies' singles winners the trophy is a sterling silver salver, known as the 'Rosewater Dish', which was first introduced in 1886, and for each of the doubles tournaments a silver challenge cup is presented to the winners.

Whilst the coveted trophies were highly prized it wasn’t until 1968 that prize money was awarded at Wimbledon. This was also the first year that the Club allowed professional players to compete. However, surprisingly it was only as recently as 2007 that the prize money for men and women became equal! As you can see below, there is quite a difference between today’s prize money and that received by the winners in 1968!

Serena Williams has been the dominant force at the All England club in the modern-era. She has seven titles to her name and missed out on the 2017 tournament but is back this year along with her sister Venus.

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