When do I bet on these players?

Wimbledon, the third major tennis tournament of the year, begins Monday, as golf’s third major, the U.S. Open, begins. Bettors are getting a better sense of which players might be peaking at the right time after a few grass-court tournaments have been completed and a few more scheduled to wrap up this week.

Novak Djokovic has a deficit of 125 points.

A 600-point lead over Matteo Berrettini

Rafael Nadal’s phone number is +650.

Carlos Alcaraz can be reached at (800) 233-3636.

For Felix Auger-Aliassime: +1200

Seeing Djokovic skip a pre-Wimbledon tournament isn’t a surprise: He won five of his six Wimbledon titles without playing a pre-tournament match. Alcaraz has only played two grass-court matches in his ATP career, while Nadal’s participation in the French Open is still in question after he stated that he would need to inject his foot in order to win the tournament.

This is a good thing, considering that none of the top three favorites have played on grass courts, and two of them are better known for playing well on clay. So we’re taking advantage of current tournaments before the draw is released, so that we can get the most value out of the tournament.

Here are two players to keep an eye on at BetMGM before the regular season begins. Two ideas underlie this line of reasoning: What other options are there, given that you already have a Djoker futures ticket worth plus money? After Djokovic, who else is there?

Matteo Berrettini is up by 600 points.

The window with a Berrettini future hasn’t opened for me yet, but I can’t say I blame others for getting in early. The Hammer, an eponymous Italian, has advanced to the Queen’s Club semifinals in London. That means he’s 29-3 since 2019, 18-1 since 2021, and 7-0 since 2022 when playing on grass. David Goffin, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic were the three players he lost to in 2019.

His two-pronged attack is what puts him over the top as a danger. When it comes to serving, he’s among the best on the planet. Getting it back is extremely difficult due to its weight, speed, and general heaviness. With his serve, Berrettini generates many free points. With a powerful forehand, it’s all but over for the opposition.

Due to his lack of resources, he is extremely vulnerable. In the face of a player who can start a point and extend the rally, Berrettini’s backhand is non-threatening. His advantage diminishes as the point gets longer. Berrettini struggled against Andy Murray in Stuttgart last week and against Denis Kudla this week because he couldn’t get to five sets against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open. He also couldn’t get to five sets against Novak Djokovic three times. Opponents struggle when they can’t get the ball out of Berrettini’s hands, move him around the court, or hit it to his backhand. Both Nadal and Murray may be injured, and if Djokovic loses early, Berrettini has a chance to win Wimbledon. If the draw goes Hammer’s way, he could end up in consecutive Wimbledon finals.

the following number: +1 200 Felix Auger Aliassime

I am eagerly awaiting the release of FAA. Sledgehammer the brick wall like a sledgehammer. He’s just a few feet away!

Last year at Wimbledon, Aliassime lost to Berrettini in the quarterfinals, but the matchup was a mismatch. The previous match, in which FAA defeated Alexander Zverev in the Round of 16, was one of the biggest victories of his career.

Afterwards, he made it to the semifinals of the US Open and the Australian Open, where he lost a five-set, two-tiebreak match to Daniil Medvedev. It came within a whisker. To put it another way, he came within a whisker of defeating Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros, Rafa’s home court, and becoming only the third player in Nadal’s history to do so. So when I say Aliassime is on the verge of a breakthrough, I mean it. Because of Zverev’s absence due to injury, Berrettini’s chances of meeting Djokovic in the round of 16 look good.

Aliassime’s serve is similar to Berrettini’s in that it is loud and precise. FAA has equally impressive ground strokes on both his forehand and backhand, making him a better player overall. This sounds appealing to me at 12:01 a.m., and I already have a ticket in my possession.

Plus 150 for Iga Swiatek.

Coco Gauff’s +1000

+1200 for Simona Halep, women’s singles champion.

Serena Williams has a +1400 advantage over her opponent.

On the odds board, you can see Serena. It’s great to see her back!

Williams announced this week that she will make her 21st appearance at Wimbledon as a wild card. At 14-1, it’s hard to turn down a seven-time Wimbledon champion. Williams, on the other hand, hasn’t played since last year’s Wimbledon, when she lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the opening round after a tiebreaker ended 3-3. In addition, this will be her first match without her longtime coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, who has joined Simona Halep’s team. There were 10 Grand Slams won together by Williams and Mouratoglou, as well as an Olympic Gold medal. Venus Williams’ coach, Eric Hechtman, is now working with Serena. Could this be Serena’s final tournament rather than the beginning of a comeback at the age of 40? We will find out.

Gauff is the only player who piques my interest. Gauff is on a roll this week in Berlin, having advanced to the Grass Court Championships semifinals after reaching her first Grand Slam final at the French Open. In 2019, she lost to eventual champion Simona Halep, and in 2021, she lost to former champion Angelique Kerber. The two losses are excellent. She’s got a lot of aggression, and that can go a long way on grass.