The draw has started to open up on both the men’s and women’s sides, and Tunisian Ons Jabeur shouldn’t have any troubles once again in her second-round clash. See all our Wimbledon betting previews here.
French Open Finalist Casper Ruud isn’t renowned for his grass court tennis, but simply on form alone he should get past the talented, yet highly erratic Ugo Humbert.
The Frenchman has had a horror 2022 – he’s 7-17 across the year, and against opposition in the top-50 he is 1-9 with his only win coming in the first week of the year at the ATP Cup.
Humbert came from 2-1 sets down in the first round against Argentine Tomas Martin Etcheverry, which is not convincing enough for him to get past someone of Ruud’s ilk. Have to take the Norwegian here.
Miomir Kecmanovic had no troubles getting past John Millman in four sets, despite the Aussie’s decent form on grass courts, and now the Serbian will come up against Chilean Alejandro Tabilo.
Tabilo just got past Laslo Djere in the opening round, winning the fifth set super tie-break 11-9. He is much better suited on clay than grass.
Kecmanovic’s grass court lead-up wasn’t great, but his overall 2022 form has been incredible. That alone will see him cover the -5.5 game handicap and move into the third round.
Ons Jabeur showed in her first-round match that she’s going to be very hard to beat at Wimbledon, and she meets another player outside the top 100 in Katarzyna Kawa.
Jabeur’s record against opposition outside the top 100 since October 2019 is 27-3, and from her last 15 wins against opponents outside the top 100 she has covered the 6.5 game handicap in 10 of them including her opening round win.
Tommy Paul accounted for veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco with ease in a straight sets win, and now the American comes up against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.
Although we took Mannarino at the game handicap in his first-round match with Australian Max Purcell, the Frenchman made it a battle eventually winning in five sets. Paul is much more established as the 32nd ranked player in the world, and his lead-up form stacks up.
Paul has had grass court wins this year over Jannik Sinner, Denis Shapovalov, Stan Wawrinka and Francisco Cerundolo who was ultra-impressive against Rafael Nadal on Day 2 – Mannarino does play well on grass, but based on his first-round efforts it’s hard to see him getting past the American.
Dutchman Tallon Girekspoor should trouble Carlos Alcaraz, especially off the back of their performances in the first-round.
Alcaraz needed five sets to get past German Jan Lennard Struff, who is no slouch on grass but entered Wimbledon disgustingly out of sorts winning one of his last 13 matches. Griekspoor on the other hand accounted for Fabio Fognini in four sets and looks much more comfortable on the grass than the teen sensation.
Girekspoor beat Alcaraz last year on the hard court and is every chance of causing a boilover paying $3.35 – happy to take the Dutchman at the +5 game handicap.
The level of trust for Anett Kontaveit in Grand Slam events is minimal. The Estonian was a second-round exit at the Australian Open and first round at the French Open, and entered Wimbledon with no grass court lead-up – last year she lost in the first-round.
Jule Niemeier is Kontaveit’s second-round opponent, and the German played some reasonable tennis in the lead-up despite a 1-2 grass record – both losses were to top-20 opposition in three sets. She cruised through her opening round match and can catch Kontaveit off guard.
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Kecmanovic / Ruud / Peniston / Paul = $5.22