2019 Wimbledon Men's Semifinals Odds & Betting Preview

2019 Wimbledon Men’s Semifinals Odds & Betting Preview

Written by on July 11, 2019

Kei Nishikori inserted a bit of drama at this year’s Wimbledon when he took the first set from second-seeded Roger Federer. However, the ageless Swiss reasserted himself and rolled to win the next three sets, so the final was 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. Federer advances to face third-seeded Rafael Nadal, who eliminated the last unseeded player, Sam Querrey, from the bracket, rolling in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. In the other side of the bracket, Cinderellas Guido Pella (the 26th seed) and Roberto Bautista Agut (the 23rd seed) battled for four sets, with Bautista Agut advancing, 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Now Bautista Agut will take on the top seed, Novak Djokovic, who rolled over 21st-seeded David Goffin, 6-4, 6-0, 6-2. These matches will take place Friday morning (for Western Hemisphere audiences) on Centre Court. Don’t miss our sports betting thoughts about each of these clashes.

2019 Wimbledon Men’s Semifinals Odds & Betting Preview

Friday, July 12

#1 Novak Djokovic vs #23 Roberto Bautista Agut (8:00am ET)

It is not often that one sees a 6-0 set take place in a Grand Slam quarterfinal, but that is exactly what we saw when Djokovic steamrolled David Goffin. Djokovic only needed 24 games to advance, winning 65 percent of his own service points and breaking Goffin seven times. He has won eight consecutive sets and seems to be peaking at just the right time. This would be Djokovic’s fourth Grand Slam final in his last five tournaments if he wins — and his sixth Wimbledon final overall. On grass, Djokovic has now won 10 of 11. Bautista Agut, in contrast, needed 40 games to eliminate Guido Pella. He did push Pella to break point 16 times but converted just four of them — and Pella pushed him to break point 13 times. Bautista Agut has won 15 of the 16 sets he has played in this tournament, but his penchant for making unforced errors is his Achilles heel. This would be his first Grand Slam final if he can win, and he has four victories over top-ten players this year. The two have met ten times, and Djokovic has won seven — but Bautista Agut has beaten Djokovic twice in 2019, in Miami and Doha. However, with Djokovic playing better in each match, this is not the time to jump on the upset bandwagon, even with all of that moneyline value tempting you. Final Prediction: Djokovic wins in straight sets #3 Rafael Nadal vs #2 Roger Federer (10:00am ET) The second semifinal promises to be a lot tighter than the first, as Nadal and Federer will renew one of the most venerable rivalries in all of tennis. Federer needed four sets to take down Nishikori, but he seemed to flip a switch after dropping the first and ran Nishikori off the court. He delivered 12 aces and won 74 percent of his service points, and he also broke Nishikori four tmies. Ever since winning the Halle Open, Federer has upped his game a notch, and he looks ready to advance to the final for a chance to win his ninth Wimbledon championship. Nadal had his hands full with Sam Querrey in their first set but was able to win, breaking Querrey six times over the course of the match — which, given Querrey’s dominant serve, is quite impressive. Nadal won the French Open and the Italian Open, so he comes to this tournament with a great deal of momentum. If he can get by Federer and then win the title, this would be his third Wimbledon championship. These two tennis titans have met 39 times, with Nadal winning 24 and Federer winning 15. They met at the French Open this year, and Nadal rolled in straight sets, but Federer has the edge on grass, winning two of their three matchups. Despite his status as the slight underdog, Federer is the better grass player, and he looks solid in his form right now. Final Prediction: Federer wins in four sets