Sports gambling conversation always must begin with Roger Federer when it comes to handicapping the online sports gambling prospects of tennis this year. Federer remains one of the most dominant brand names in all of sports gambling and a consistent top performer in major events.
He is far and away the top ranked player in the world for men’s tennis and figures to be one of the most prohibitive favorites in all of sports posted on the board at a sports gambling site.
The Swedish Federer led Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the standings with 11,035 points compared to 8,220 points. Federer opened this year with a record of 11-2 and with 1 title which was good for $2,010,020 in prize money.
His biggest sports gambling win so far in 2010 was the Australian Open as he defeated Andy Murray, the 4th ranking player in the world at the time, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(11).
Djokovic had a sports gambling record of 15 wins and 3 losses to begin the 2010 Tour season. He has won 1 title so far for 2010 and has $690,935 in total prize money. His 2010 title was at Dubai as he defeated Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 5-7, 6-3.
Andy Murray of Great Britain has climbed to 3rd overall in the world rankings and has a sports gambling record of 10 wins and 3 losses with 0 titles and total prize money of $1,067,590. He has been ranked as high as 2nd in the world as recently as August 17 of 2009.
Another big name is ranked 4th in the world. Rafael Nadal of Spain has a record this year of 12 wins and 3 losses with 0 titles and total prize money of $531,740.
He was the top ranked player in the world on August 18, 2008 and was considered to be by many in sports gambling as the top threat to Federer last year before an injury ruined those hopes, at least temporarily.