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If you are thinking of placing one or more bets on this year’s Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament, it might help to understand how the seeding system works; It could influence which player you decide to place a bet on. Our free tennis bets help too obviously :)

The seeding system basically reveals who should reach each stage of the tournament. For example someone seeded eight should reach the quarterfinals but will then be knocked out of the competition. If a player is seeded second they should reach the final but be the runner up to the number one seed.

Of course in reality things never quite work out that way. It has been known for an unseeded player to win Wimbledon. Boris Becker famously did it as a 17 year old on his first visit to the tournament. Richard Krajicek also won as an unseeded player in 1996, playing against another unseeded player in the process.

The seeding process ensures that 32 players receive a seeded position in the tournament. This does not necessarily reflect on their ranking however. The number one ranked player in the world will not always be the number one seed for Wimbledon; a lot will depend on how they have performed there before. For example in 2009 Roger Federer was the number two seed behind Rafael Nadal, who ended up having to withdraw before the tournament began.

Studying the seeding process can influence how you bet and it can also affect the odds that are offered on a particular player.

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