Lukas Lacko Blocks Tobias Kamke's Way to Wimbledon GloryPublished June 24, 2016 by Florin P
Seasoned players square off in Wimbledon Qualification Round Final (1:00 p.m UK Time).
Tobias Kamke used to be a force to be reckoned with on fast surfaces and grass is the one of his favorites. Injuries kept him away from the tennis court for a while, but since his return he managed to stay fit and healthy. In order to return among the best tennis players in the world, he needs to defeat Lukas Lacko in the final stage of the qualification round for Wimbledon.
Every Break Matters on Grass
Tobias Kamke is a 30-year-old player who isn’t among the most mobile tennis players on the ATP circuit. However, he is one of the few capable of playing service-volley with deadly accuracy. The German has a pretty strong first service and applies plenty of kick on the second, which makes him quite dangerous on grass. So far, he managed to prevent opponents from breaking his serve and took advantage of their errors
Against Lukas Lacko, it is mandatory to start on the right foot because his opponent also has a powerful serve. Both of them have won the two qualifying matches so far without dropping a set and the German played slightly more games and also a tiebreak.
Experience Will Make the Difference
Lukas Lacko hasn’t played in the French Open of Roland Garros this season and spent very little time on clay. This is not his best surface, so it is understandable why he decided to make the transition from hard court to grass. Having said this, he lacks the experience of competing at the highest level and could succumb under pressure in the final qualification round.
Tobias Kamke is unlikely to return to the form shown before he retired due to injuries, but he plays very well. The head to head record is not in his favor, but he won the most recent match and is now firing on all cylinders. bet365 Sports offers odds of 7/10 on the German to win and they are worth taking at medium-high stakes.