Djokovic v Mayer Tennis Betting Guide

Novak Djokovic gets his Wimbledon Championship underway on Tuesday afternoon when he locks horns with Florian Mayer in a first round encounter on day two at SW 19.

The Serbian won at Wimbledon in 2011 of course, but might be slightly disappointed by his record here as he has only made the final on one occasion.

He is the bookmaker’s favourite to lift the famous trophy this year and as we know, a good start is key in Grand Slam tennis. Djokovic will try and get this match over and done with as quickly as possible and in truth, if he is anywhere near his best, he will take this one in straight sets.

When looking at the betting for this first round clash, you can see that the man from Serbia is the huge favourite with the bookies and the best value you can get on him winning is 1/41 over at Betfair.

This is Wimbledon though and every player involved is living their dream, so you can never write off a big surprise happening.

With just how competitive and professional Djokovic is though, it is tough to see anyone getting the better of him in these early rounds.

As for Mayer, this is his chance to have his time in the limelight and he will do all he can to upset the odds at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

The German is ranked number 34 on the men’s circuit, so he is clearly a player with talent, but he hasn’t played at SW 19 since 2008 and when he has been in action here, Mayer has never made it past the first round.

It would be one of the biggest shockers we have seen for some time if the 29-year-old were to make it to the second round, but he should believe that it is possible. Mayer would need Djokovic to have an off day, of course. Betting online on the underdog gives you odds of 25/1 over at Bet365.

It might be worth placing some bets on the correct score and you can get a bit more value on Djokovic winning in straight sets as a 3-0 victory is at 5/19 with Sportingbet.

You can then get very long odds of 66/1 with BetVictor that Mayer takes this one 3-2.

A bet on the first set score might be the way to go and we think the world number one will get off to a flyer here. You can back him winning 6-2 in the opener at 9/2 with Paddy Power.

As ever when one of the big players are in action, this will be an interesting watch.