It’s the men’s turn to take centre stage and there will be no shortage of action with all three former champions still in the draw. Can anyone prevent Federer, Nadal and Djokovic from making the final four.
Wimbledon Quarter Final Previews
Roger Federer v Kevin Anderson
They are going to have to create new words to describe what Roger Federer is doing. He has won 3 of the last 4 Grand Slams he has contested and has been dismantling his opponents at The Championships. He is yet to drop a set and is a perfect 4-0 in handicap betting. He has claimed at least one set in each match by a double break margin and now faces an opponent that he has won all four matches against. The defending champ is yet to have his serve broken at the tournament and is winning 92% of points behind his first serve. Anderson will not be winning a set.
Best Bet: Sets Federer 3-0 ($1.67)
Novak Djokovic v Kei Nishikori
Djokovic has made huge strides over the last fortnight and continues to grow in confidence. The Wolf says he will have to be at his best as Nishikori has been clutch. The serve has forever been labelled as the weakest part of his game yet Nishikori has won all 5 breakers that he has contested through four rounds. Both men have taken the pace off their first delivery and are making over 66% of first serves as a result. It should lead to fewer breaks of serve than expected which will really tighten up the contest. The Wolf is giving little consideration to their prior meetings with Djokovic a different player to the man that was world number 1. Nishikori is not getting enough credit from the bookies.
Best Bet: Nishikori +5.5 ($2.00)
Milos Raonic v John Isner
You will not see a higher game total in a tennis match but there is a reason why it is set at 46.5. They have contested 9 sets and 7 of them have been decided by a breaker. There hasn’t been a single break of serve in their last two clashes and both men have been serving lights out. Isner is making a tournament high 77% of first serves which basically makes him unbreakable. The only way this goes under is if one of them wins three consecutive tiebreakers. The Wolf cannot see that happening.
Best Bet: Over 46.5 games ($1.73)
Juan Martin Del Potro v Rafael Nadal
Del Potro has probably exceeded his own expectations after coming to Wimbledon having not played since the French Open. He has dropped just once set but The Wolf says not to be fooled into thinking that he can beat Rafa. At his best and on this surface, he should be every chance against Nadal but The Wolf has some concerns. Simon broke his serve 5 times with Paire before that doing so on 3 occasions. If Nadal breaks the Del Potro three or more times this one will be over in straight sets.
Best Bet: Nadal -3.5 ($1.70)
|Federer v Anderson||Best: Sets Federer 3-0 ($1.67)
Value: 2nd Set Scorecast Federer 6-4 ($4.50)
|Djokovic v Nishikori||Best: Nishikori +5.5 ($2.00)
Value: 1st Set Scorecast Nishikori 7-6 ($8.50)
|Raonic v Isner||Best: Over 46.5 games ($1.73)
Value: Lose 1st Set Win Match – Isner ($5.50)
|Del Potro v Nadal||Best: Nadal -3.5 ($1.70)
Value: Sets Nadal 3-0 ($2.90)