Wimbledon Free Bets
The most famous of all tennis competitions - held in London every June - and steeped in years of history and prestige - And Sue Barker.
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and widely considered the most prestigious and has been held at the All England Club in London since 1877. Alongside The Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open it is one of the four tennis majors and since the Australian Open shifted to hard court in 1988, Wimbledon is now the only Major still played on grass, the game's original surface, which gave the game its original name of "lawn tennis".
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. Well, there will be when the tournament kicks off in the summer. Right now all you can bet on is the outright winner and some specials at William Hill including whether any player will be asked to change clothes that don't apply with court rules and anyone being charged for excessive grunting.
But yes there will be many In-Play markets available where betting for free on Wimbledon is available on which player will win the next point, the current game and the current set.
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.
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.
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 as she was pregnant but expect her to return as amongst the favourites in 2018.
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