First time major finalist Tomas Berdych (above).

All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Men’s Final Odds


Rafael Nadal: – 300 (wager 300 units to win 100 units plus original wager)

Tomas Berdych: + 240 (wager 100 units to win 240 units plus original wager)

I thought Nadal might have been a bigger favorite going into this match.  Vegas is giving Berdych a lot of respect with this line right now.  He has not beaten Nadal in about 4 years, and Nadal has owned him in that time span.  In the ladies final, Serena was favored at – 700 on the money line.

So Serena was 2 to 3 times a heavier favorite in her match with Zvonareva this morning.  I guess Vegas has taken notice of Berdych, the big man with the big game.  But does he move well enough on grass to pound Rafa?

I’d love for Berdych to win, but I have a feeling we’re going to see Nadal bite another trophy around 11:30 AM tomorrow.  I pray I’m wrong.

The final will be played on Sunday at 9 AM EST and will be televised by NBC in America.

–Crack (