For serious tennis fans, the tennis calendar stretches from the start of the year right up until the end. For most Brits however, the tennis season encompasses two glorious weeks in July when the world's tennis elite travel en masse to London SW19 or more precisely, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon.
This year's tournament will size a grand slam amount of over £31 million being handed out in prize money. Leading the charge for the UK will of course be Andy Murray, the current reigning champion and the winner in 2013. However, with Murray out of form (the dour Scot lost to World number eighty-one Jordan Thompson recently at Queens) and with the previously invincible Novak Djokovic struggling too, this could be most open Men's Singles tournament in years. Most bookies feel Swiss legend Roger Federer could be in for a mammoth pay-day, although you cannot discount Federer's fellow national Stan Wawrinka or Spain's hard court specialist Rafael Nadal. If you fancy an outside flutter, how about Canadian Milos Raonic or for a real off-the-wall gamble, British number two Kyle Edmund (600/1 at Unibet).
If you want to 'back a Brit' then it makes more sense to follow the Ladies' Championship. British number one and World number seven Johanna Konte has had a brilliant season, winning the Miami Open, although she's never made it past round two at SW19. She's priced at 9/1 at Coral in what will be a very hard-to-predict tournament, mainly thanks to the absence of current Ladies Champion Serena Williams. Most sports books price 2011 and 2014 winner Petra Kvitova as the pre-tournament favourite, although she is still recovering from the terrible knife attack she suffered at home shortly before Christmas 2016.
You can get an outstanding 60/1 on Murray and Konte making it a GB one-two. This hasn't happened since 1934, when Fred Perry won for the men, and Dorothy Round won for the ladies. Other Brits in the hunt include Heather Watson, Naomi Broady and Laura Robson. Watson, along with her partner Henri Kontinen of Finland, is the current mixed double champion, although it is unknown yet as to whether the pair will be defending their title.
If you want to 'back a Brit' and see a decent chance of gaining some return for your money, then the man to wager upon is Gordon Reid. The current Wheelchair Men's Single winner, Reid is the number one seed in this year's competition, and the hot favourite to retain his title.
The competition proper at Wimbledon starts on 3 July, with the men's final taking place on Sunday, 16 July, and the ladies final the day before. You can watch all the action live and recorded on the BBC, and follow the latest betting news right here at LatestBettingSite.com. You can also check out our exclusive infographic which details how the record-breaking pot of prize-winning cash will be shared out, as well as details about the money surrounding the world's greatest tennis tournament.