Wimbledon Day 1: Tipsarevic to start fairytale return with a win


Strawberries and cream at the ready folks, Wimbledon is upon us and as well as ‘Murray Mania’ gripping the nation that means a host of betting opportunities across two action-packed weeks of tennis for Ladbrokes customers.

The first Monday is as frenetic as they come in SW19, but within the mêlée of matches we will do our best to pick out some handy tips to accompany the action here at News.Ladbrokes.

Keep checking in daily for the best bets of the day and keep abreast of any Wimbledon offer.

Janko Tipsarevic to beat Marcel Granollers @ 11/8

After needing two operations to remove a benign tumour in his foot, Tipsarevic has returned to the Tour this season following a 17-month absence.

In his 10 matches since, the former world number eight has won four of them and showed glimpses of his old self in defeating Bernard Tomic on clay.

Although he doesn’t own the greatest Wimbledon record – he’s only gone beyond the third round twice in 10 visits – his opponent’s is worse. Granollers has been a first-round loser in five of his eight appearances at SW19.

Tomas Berdych v Jeremy Chardy – Chardy to win at least one set @ evens

World number six Berdych is always a threat at Wimbledon where he reached the final in 2010, but the Czech is unlikely to have it all his own way in round one.

Chardy is a tricky customer and reached the round of 16 here last year until running into the big-serving Croatian Marin Cilic.

At these odds he looks exceptional value to steal a set considering Berdych gave up a set in each of the first two rounds 12 months ago before Cilic ended his involvement in emphatic fashion to set up the Chardy encounter.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

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