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Tennis Betting - Slumping Federer Still Man to Beat

Tennis betting excitement continues to build for the 2010 Wimbledon Championships that will take place starting June 21.

Tennis betting fans will never forget last year’s epic final Gentlemen’s match between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick as everyone that bet tennis was glued to the marathon match.

Federer scored a tennis betting win for the ages over Roddick and will be the favorite yet again in the Gentlemen’s singles division.

Federer’s arch rival, Rafael Nadal, missed last year’s Wimbledon tournament due to injury but is coming off a French Open title this year and looks to be the main tennis betting online threat to Federer at the All England Club this year.

Federer and Nadal have long been the top two players on the men’s side and were ranked that way in the world standings from July 2005 to September 2009 when Nadal slipped to third because of his injury.

Federer did win this year’s Australian Open but has been inconsistent for most of the year.  He was a disappointment in the French Open as he proved to be a tennis betting overlay that finished in the quarter finals.

Federer will remain a tennis betting online favorite because of his overall reputation and past success at Wimbledon where he has won the event six times, which is just one victory short of Pete Sampras’ record.

Federer lost the quarter final of the French Open to heavy internet betting tennis underdog Robin Soderling to end a record streak of 23 consecutive Grand Slam semi final berths.  Federer was quick to put the defeat behind him.

“I don’t look too deeply at the way I lost,” said the legend.  “For me it’s clear very quickly and that’s why I can move away from this quite fast and concentrate on the grass (of Wimbledon) coming up.”

Still, despite that loss, for everyone that will bet tennis on Wimbledon Federer is the man to look at above all others on the board.

Another reason that Federer will be favored with the Wimbledon odds is that he has a strong history of bouncing back with big wins after suffering an upset defeat.  In 2009 he stormed back with wins at the French Open and Wimbledon after losing the Australian Open.