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2012 Olympics Men’s Tennis Preview and Picks

Handicapping the 2012 Men’s Olympic tennis tournament is enough to give any sports bettor some serious headaches.  With 86 of the top players in the world battling it out for national, and personal pride, it’s going to be an extremely competitive tournament. The men’s singles draw will start this Saturday (July 28th 2012). With Rafael Nadal (2008 Gold Medalist) out of the Olympics with an injury the door is open for other stars to claim the gold medal.

2012 Olympics Men’s Singles Tennis Odds

Where you bet on the Olympics will be dependent upon where you live. Bettors in the USA can wager on the 2012 Olympics Tennis at BetOnline Mobile. If you live outside of the US your options broaden. We highly recommend Bet365 Mobile for our visitors outside of the USA because they have the best 2012 Olympics Tennis betting odds.

• Novak Djokovic 3/2
• Roger Federer 2/1
• Andy Murray 9/2
• Jo Wilfred Tsonga 20/1
• David Ferrer 25/1
• Juan Martin Del Potro 25/1
• Tomas Berdych 28/1
• Milos Raonic 33/1
• John Isner 50/1
• Andy Roddick 66/1
• Bernard Tomic 66/1
• Gael Monfils 100/1
• David Nalbandian 150/1
• Janko Tipsarevic 150/1
• Marin Cilic 150/1
• Richard Gasquet 150/1
• Marcos Baghdatis 175/1
• Fernando Verdasco 200/1
• Gilles Simon 250/1
• Grigor Dimitrov 250/1

Men’s Tennis Singles Gold Medal Top Contenders

While allowing professionals to compete in the Olympic Games might not be pleasing to sporting purists, it definitely makes researching wagering options a lot easier. Every viable competitor in the men’s singles tennis category has a pretty lengthy professional record. Not only that, but many of them went head-to-head just a couple weeks ago at Wimbledon.

Oddsmakers are giving 2012 Wimbledon Men’s Champion Roger Federer (SUI) 2/1 odds to win the gold medal outright and that’s our top picks in the men’s tourney. Federer not only dominated the competition on the grass courts, he was poised and controlled throughout. Look for him to be standing on the podium listening to the Swiss National Anthem by the time this is done.

Federer’s biggest competition for the gold comes from 2011 Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic (SRB) at 3/2. Djokovic and Federer faced off in the Wimbledon semi-finals and payback is always a huge motivating force for top caliber athletes like Djokovic.

Speaking of motivation, Olympic Games bring their own set of motivators that punters should be considering. Serbia has won exactly zero Olympic gold medals in its history and Djokovic represents their best chance at grabbing one. He picked up a bronze medal at the Beijing Games and has advanced plenty as a player since then (including that 2011 Wimbledon win).

Djokovic is a national hero in Serbia and Serbia is a place where that kind of thing matters a lot. National pride is a huge motivation for Olympic athletes that shouldn’t be overlooked by bettors.

Other Men’s Tennis Players to Watch

• Andy Murray (GBR) 9/2 – He’s bringing a serious home court advantage into these games and that could matter a lot. Murray faces off against Switzerland’s other big star, Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) in the first round and that could be trouble. Wawrinka’s always competed well against Murray and could play the spoiler in these games.

• Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (FRA) 20/1 – Tsonga is dark horse medal winner, but will certainly be a fan favorite after his graceful Wimbledon performance. Besides being a good sport, he’s also shown an ability to fight back in late sets and is definitely worth a look.

2012 Olympics Men’s Tennis Gold Medal Tips

• Roger Federer (SUI) 2/1 for 2pts

Keep track of all your Olympic bets while you’re on the go with free, downloadable Android sports betting apps. The action is going to be high paced and fierce once the tourney gets underway in the next couple days. Make sure you’re ready so that you don’t miss out on any great in-play betting opportunities during the 2012 Olympics men’s singles tennis tourney.

This article was written by Jess

Jess is the editor of MobileSportsBetting.com. His job duties include everything nobody else is doing, and making sure it all gets done on time. When he gets a chance, Jess loves to write about NFL, MLB, Formula 1, and tennis betting.


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