The men’s quarterfinal at the 2021 Wimbledon will see Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in action on Wednesday, July 7 and in this peice below you can get yourself our best picks of the day from these men’s singles matches.
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Novak Djokovic v Marton Fucosvics
The manner in which Djokovic has gone about his business, the Wimbledon 2021 title looks like his title to lose. He has been helped, to an extent, by the draw as well, with his quarterfinal opponent Marton Fucsovics having never reached this far at any Grand Slam before this.
What this means is Djokovic isn’t just a favourite to win this match but to do that in straight sets. Sure, there is always that possibility of that odd blip but can we suggest to bet against a straight-set victory – don’t think so.
What we do think could happen is Fucsovics give the world number one bit of a fight in one of the sets, even pushing it into a tie-breaker. This comes from the manner in which he has downed opponents – Jannik Sinner, Diego Schwartzman and Andrey Rublev were all favourites going up against him and lost.
The games handicap looks to be a good option here, as a result.
Tip: Games Handicap Fucsovics +8.5: 11/10 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)
Roger Federer v Hubert Hurkacz
In what will be the second match to be played on Centre Court today, and incidentally the most-awaited match of the day, Roger Federer will take on Hubert Hurkacz for a place in the semifinal. The last time they had met, in 2019 at Indian Wells Masters, Federer had carved out a straight-set win but these are different conditions and dare I say, very different times.
Federer has looked, at times, the Federer of old combining sublimity with grace to run through his opponent but there have been occasions where he hasn’t been at his clinical best.
The other side of that story is while his current form might not be good enough to take down Novak Djokovic, if and when they do meet, is it good enough against players belonging to the Next-Gen.
The answer to that question seems yes, because as he has gone through the rounds, Federer has improved bit by bit, inch by inch. That said, he will be up against a player who has done rather well this season and in reaching the quarterfinals here, hadn’t dropped a set till the third round before pulling off a stunner against Daniil Medvedev.
Federer to win but not before Hurkacz gives him a lot of nervous moments.
Tip: Federer to win AND Both players to win a set: 6/4 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)
Denis Shapovalov v Karen Khachanov
While both players, Denis Shapovalov and Karen Khachanov are gunning for their maiden Grand Slam semifinal spot, kudos to them for having gotten this far. Beyond here it does seem like bit of a coin toss but going strictly by form, we believe Shapovalov should make it through here.
Interestingly, Khachanov’s fight against Sebastian Korda last round where he won 10-8 in the fifth, should give him a lot of confidence and that could be seen in the fight he puts up. Expect him to snatch a set at the very least.
Tip: Shapovalov to win AND Both players to win a set: 6/4 (Click Here to Bet with Unibet)
Matteo Berrettini v Felix Auger-Aliassime
Berrettini and Auger-Aliassime are friends off court and that should make this an even more delicious contest than it is. They had faced off on grass once before this and Berrettini had won that encounter at Stuttgart in 2019 in straight sets, but his Canadian opponent had put up a solid fight in that one.
Here, Berrettini had started off as one of the dark horses to go all the way and surely enough he has kept his side of the promise. The only problem is he hasn’t quite played a seeded player yet and the best odds any of his opponents had for a win was 5/1 for Ilya Ivashka to triumph.
This is where Auger-Aliassime, who has already gotten the better of Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios (albeit due to the latter’s injury) could benefit.
It wouldn’t be a straightforward encounter for either but expect Auger-Aliassime to do better than what most think he might.