Novak Djokovic and Gulbis Meet for the First Time on GrassPublished July 8, 2017 by Florin P
The most exciting game of Wimbledon’s Round 32 pits former champion Novak Djokovic against the big serving Ernests Gulbis. (5:00 p.m UK Time).
A match between Novak Djokovic and Del Potro in the Round 32 would have been a real treat for tennis aficionados. These two players would normally meet in the final stages of the competition, given their immense talent and outstanding track record. Gulbis has deprived some tennis fans of this opportunity, but promises to give them something even better.
Gulbis Continues his Amazing Streak
After winning in three straight sets and conceding just four games, Gulbis took on Del Potro in Round 64. He won the first two sets 6-4 and then went through a rollercoaster of emotions in the third after leading by two games and losing the edge. A player of tremendous talent, he failed to keep his cool when it was needed more, but somehow made it through in a contested tie-break.
Against Djokovic, it will be much more difficult to repeat this performance because Novak doesn’t grant second chances to those who allow him to take the lead. From a punter’s perspective, the best option here would simply bet on Gulbis to take at least one set. Bet365 offers odds of 7/10 on this outcome, which is not bad at all given his great form.
Novak Djokovic has Returned to Form
The fact that the Serbian champion severed his ties with Boris Becker took many by surprise, yet results speak for themselves. Novak Djokovic is back in form and looks quite capable of winning Wimbledon once again after his recent struggles. He won the first tournament played on grass and had the advantage of his opponent retiring in the previous round, so fatigue won’t be a problem.
After the convincing victory over Pavlasek, he faces his first serious opponent. A quick glance at the head to head record will reveal the fact that Djokovic won 6 times against Gulbis and lost once in Brisbane.