Wimbledon Round Of 16: Highlights, Review, And OddsPublished July 8, 2019 by Sol FH
Only 16 remain at Wimbledon, including the world Top 3 who all play today, beginning from 12:15 GMT.
It has been an exciting few days at this years Wimbledon with the top names of Tennis playing for the ultimate bragging rights. The Top 3 - Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal are still in the running, but, the competition is fierce. As it looks right now, Rafael Nadal looks to be in top form, as he crushed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the previous round, but, Djokovic and Federer also look like their usual selves. The action continues today for all of the last 16, and, bet365 Sports is offering competitive odds so punters can get in on all sets.
Round of 16 Highlights
João Sousa vs. Rafael Nadal
Looking for a second-straight Wimbledon semi-final appearance, Nadal is set to take on Sousa today on Centre Court. No matter who wins today's match, the winner will face an American in the quarterfinals, as Sam Querrey takes on Tennys Sandgren on Court 12 at 12:15 GMT.
Sousa has been ranked as high as No. 28 in the past, but, the Portugal-native is now at No. 69. Sousa has beat some very stiff competition to get this far, beating both former Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic and Dan Evans.
Nadal crushed Tsonga 6-2 6-3 6-2, but, he had yet another drama-filled experience against Australian bad boy, Nick Kyrgios prior. Commenting on his match with Tsonga, Nadal related, “I played a solid match. I played a good quality of tennis. Honestly, I felt very comfortable this afternoon out there; I think that in the second round I played a little bit better than the first round.
Prediction: Nadal should win in straight sets. The odds are with him as bet365 Sports posts in his favor at 1.025, while Sousa is back at 17.00.
Novak Djokovic vs. Ugo Humbert
Wimbledon defending champion Novak Djokovic gets into the action today at 16:15 GMT, but, we won't see him on Centre Court, as the match has been moved to Court 1. Djokovic must be happy that he will not be facing the Canadian tennis prodigy Felix Auger Aliassime, but, Humbert has taken a set away from Djokovic in the past.
Humbert has had a challenging route to get to the Round of 16. He almost lost to Gael Monfils in the first round. In the second round things stayed shaky, but, thanks to a solid serve, the Frenchman was able to down Auger Aliassime 6-4 7-5 6-3.
Prediction: Humbert looks good, but he is no match for Djokovic. Expect the World No. 1 to win in straight sets. bet365 Sports tends to agree at 1.0121 for the defending champ and 23.00 for Humbert.
Matteo Berrettini vs. Roger Federer
For Roger Federer, playing at Wimbledon is like putting on a pair of shoes. Today at 16:30 GMT, on Centre Court, Federer will be playing in his 17th Wimbledon quarterfinal. Today, he will be playing against fast-rising Italian player, Matteo Berrettini for a berth into the last 8.
Berrettini has gained an astonishing 50 ranking places over the last year, but, he has not received a lot of the hype that he should be. He has beaten the likes of Nick Kyrgios, Felix Auger Aliassime, and Karen Khachanov. But, this is Roger Federer, and he will need to play the match of his life to win.
Prediction: Federer will advance to the last 8, but, Berrettini will make it enjoyable. Expect Federer to win in 4-sets. The odds for a Federer win are 1.10, but, for the Italian, the odds are at 7.00.