Of all major scheduled sporting events, few come far better than the prestigious Wimbledon tennis tournament nestled in the outskirts of London as the event features the very best names that the sport has to offer as well as various celebrities and high-profile names attending the event across its numerous gamedays.
Wimbledon is the pinnacle of all major tennis tournaments and remains as a must-have event for any sporting fanatics to attend throughout their lives due to the overwhelming levels of history and prestige that such a platform has provided and the major levels of competition on display during any of the eagerly anticipated games that are scheduled to commence.
The Wimbledon tournament has spanned over 130 years since its initial establishment way back in 1877, marking this as the oldest of the four major Grand Slam tournaments, with this also being the only one of the events that is played on a grass court, ensuring that the sport of tennis is played to its full roots of origin.
Every year, the tournament begins on during the latter days of June or beginning of July and usually concludes across a two-week period throughout the summer months at the always spectacular All England Club Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club ground located around seven miles outside of London City center.
Throughout the events long withstanding history, there has been numerous outstanding performances on display from the sport’s most highly prestigious athletes as well as various accolades handed out to the contending names atop of the standings as the tournament progresses.
This year’s event is sure to be an unmissable tournament given the stakes that are up for grabs and the possibility of witnessing even more history as Novak Djokovic looks to draw ever closer to Roger Federer’s all-time championship winning record at Wimbledon as the reigning champion currently sits on six total singles championships at the event compared to Federer’s eight titles.
The hype and anticipation surrounding the build-up to this year’s Wimbledon event is palpable and leading to a crescendo with every passing day as betting fans prepare to place their wagers in play for which names are expected to take home some of the events major honors.
In the latest Wimbledon odds, reigning champion Novak Djokovic stands as the outlasting favorite with an impressive -125 odds to win the entire event, with his closet contender being 19-year-old Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz Garfia with odds as high as +650 for outright winning.
Another notable contender includes the former two-time Wimbledon winner and reigning French and Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal who is also ranked at +650 as the events winner with Matteo Berrettini (+900), Felix Auger-Aliassime (+1100) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (+1400) also ranked as highly likely contenders.
The 2022 rendition of the prestigious tournament is veering round the corner and has since been marketed as one of this summer’s most high-profile sporting events given the World Cup’s absence until November and December later this year.
While football/soccer may often reign supreme as the world’s most popular sport, tennis is still amongst the most highly coveted and well documented sports on the planet with Wimbledon being the greatest stage available to catch any game.
The event certainly qualifies as a lively candidate for any sports fans’ ‘bucket-list’ of events that anyone should look to attend at some stage in their lives, with 2022’s tournament being a perfect draw for any fanatics sporting concepts or fantasies.
Wimbledon may be solely based on the action highlighted on the tennis court and media coverage surrounding such high-profile athletes, yet there are many other aspects and activities that fans can get involved with thanks to the unique hospitality presented throughout the upcoming weeks of the tournament.
The food served to all spectators is unique and tailored towards the area that the All England Club is located which includes servings of strawberries and cream as well as other refreshments and meals that are complete departure from some of the traditional meals present at various US sporting events such as Nachos, Chili Dogs, Tacos or Fried Chicken which allows travelling fans to enjoy a greater experience of the English sporting circuit and the available concessions on display.
Alongside the eccentric food, there is also a specific dress code for all spectators which mainly focuses around a smart and casual attire as well as other excellent cuisine options such as traditional British afternoon tea in the hospitality suite and various beverages including Pimm’s and Champagne.
There is also a number of stores available to buy merchandise and tennis gear as well as the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum for any fans looking to gain a greater insight into the tournaments history.
Overall, Wimbledon is a perfect event for any sports fans or eager travelers with this year’s tournament sure to be among the most hyped events of the summer months.