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Four of a Kind Tennis Players Star in the Wimbledon Semifinals on FridayPublished July 12, 2019 by Florin P
The Wimbledon finalists will be decided on Friday afternoon as Novak Djokovic plays against Bautista-Agut while Rafael Nadal faces Roger Federer later in the day.
The Wimbledon semifinals have been decided on Wednesday evening, after the best four players on grass have qualified. All of them have advanced with ease from the quarterfinals and now they have their sights locked on the Grand Slam final. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have won dozens of Grand Slam tournaments combined while Bautista-Agut is still chasing his first victory of this magnitude.
Novak Djokovic is Huge Favorite on Friday
The first match of the day is scheduled to take place and 1 PM UK time and it will pit Novak Djokovic against Bautista-Agut. The Serbian is the main favorite to win the championship and not surprisingly, bookmakers expect him to crush his Spanish opponent. 888 Sport only offers odds of 1/10 on Novak to win, while pricing a victory for the underdog at 7/1. These two players have met on 10 occasions and the Serbian won 7 of them, but Bautista-Agut has prevailed in both matches this year.
Because of the lopsided nature of this match, punters have to get creative in order to extract maximum value from the odds available. Given the recent success Bautista-Agut has enjoyed over Novak Djokovic, it is worth taking a leap of faith with him. Risk-averse punters should bet on Bautista to win at least one set, at remarkable odds of 11/10 offered by bet365 Sports. By comparison, those who trust the reigning champion to prevail in straight sets can only hope for odds of 7/10.
Rafael Nadal Faces Roger Federer in an Epic Semifinal
The second semifinal, which is scheduled to start after 3 PM UK time on Friday is the most anticipated. That’s because it pits Rafael Nadal against Roger Federer in a classic series that doesn’t have an obvious favorite. These amazing players have met on 40 occasions already and Nadal has a clear advantage, with 24 victories and only 16 defeats. It is the Swiss however who is regarded as an expert on grass and he’s playing his best tennis at Wimbledon.
Winner Sports credits Rafael Nadal with the first chance and odds of 3/4, mostly because of his advantage in the series. The last time these two players have met at Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal won at the end of a thrilling match that was decided after 5 sets, in 2008. Roger Federer could add the 21st Grand Slam victory if he manages to defeat Rafael Nadal and most likely, Novak Djokovic. A bet on the Swiss champion is currently priced at 6/5, which is quite tempting given his flawless run on grass in 2019.