Wimbledon Action Heats Up on Friday in the Men’s and Women’s TournamentsPublished July 5, 2019 by Florin P
The best tennis players in the world are going to play on Friday in the third round at the Wimbledon Grand Slam, for a chance to reach the phase of Last 16.
The first two rounds have ended at Wimbledon and the most important grass tournament is ready for the third stage. On Friday, reigning champions and finalists are back into the spotlight, trying to advance to the second week of competitive play. Kevin Anderson and Novak Djokovic are huge favorites to qualify to the quarterfinals in the men’s tournament. Meanwhile, Grand Slam winners Barty, Halep and Azarenka play early in the day in the Women’s tournament.
Anderson and Djokovic Kickstart the Tennis Day
Kevin Anderson has started the grass season on a rather disappointing note, but he has quickly returned to form. After cruising through the first matches at Wimbledon he plays against Guido Pella, an Argentinean player that is better known for his game on clay. Under these circumstances, it comes as no surprise that the big-serving South African is credited with the first chance by bet365 Sports. The match starts at 11 AM UK time, with odds of 3/10 on Anderson and 5/1 on the Argentinean tennis player.
Novak Djokovic has won the last two trophies at Wimbledon and is the main favorite to win the tournament in 2019. There are only a few games left until the final and so far the Serbian champion has prevailed without dropping a set. Given his excellent form and the head to head record against Hurkacz, it is only fair to expect him to win to nil. 888 Sport offers odds of 1/4 on this outcome, while pricing a shocking victory for the young Polish player at 20/1.
Simona Halep and Viktoria Azarenka Play the Friday Derby
Simona Halep has failed to defend her trophy at Roland Garros, but she is hopeful of winning her first title at Wimbledon. The Romanian has alternated impressive results with rather disappointing matches and will play the most difficult game yet against Viktoria Azarenka. On Friday at noon, the two Grand Slam winners will get identical odds of 9/10 at Intertops Sportsbook to prevail. The head to head record is perfectly even, with each of them winning two matches, so this one looks like the perfect coin flip.
Ashleigh Barty has prevailed at Roland Garros against all odds and she is now hoping for back-to-back victories at the Grand Slams. Her path to the final is long and twisted, but she’s expected to pick up an easy victory over Harriet Dart in the third round. The match is scheduled at 11 AM UK time, which makes it the first game of the day. Winner Sports offers odds of 1/10 on the Australian to prevail, while pricing a shock winner for the local favorite at 6/1.