Karen Khachanov vs Feliciano Lopez Wimbledon 2019 Betting Tip
The 2019 Wimbledon Championships continue on Tuesday with the second-round matches. One of the most interesting duels of the men’s singles will see the 10th-seeded Karen Khachanov facing off the Queen’s Club reigning champ Feliciano Lopez.
- 2019 Wimbledon Championships (Outdoor/Grass)
- All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, UK
- Wednesday 3rd July
Karen Khachanov News & Form
The 23-year old Russian came to London as the World No. 9 to defend the round of 16 from 2018. Karen Khachanov started the grass season with a straight-set loss to Matteo Berrettini in Stuttgart, while he lost to Berrettini once again in the quarterfinal in Halle. This year, Khachanov has a 16-15 record, while he’s 12-6 on grass in a career.
Khachanov had slight problems in the first round, defeating Soon-Woo Kwon in four sets 7-6 6-4 4-6 7-5. Karen recorded 18 aces but won just 46% of his 2nd serve points. He allowed 12 break points to the World No. 125 and lost his serve four times.
Feliciano Lopez News & Form
The 37-year old veteran is the World No. 54 at the moment thanks to winning the title at the Queen’s Club two weeks ago, but Feliciano Lopez needed a wild card to enter the main draw at Wimbledon. However, the two-time Queen’s Club champion and a three-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist surely deserved it after 80 victories on the grass court in his career.
Feliciano had an easy job in the first round, defeating Marcos Giron in straight sets 6-4 6-2 6-4. Lopez hit 16 aces while winning 95% of his 1st serve points and 56% of his 2nd serve points. He didn’t allow a single break point to his rival, breaking Giron’s serve four times.
Khachanov vs Lopez Head to Head
This will be the third head-to-head duel between Karen Khachanov and Feliciano Lopez, and the Russian won both previous matches. Back in 2016, Khachanov defeated Lopez in straight sets in Chengdu, while Feliciano won a set in Indian Wells this year. However, this will be their first match on a grass court.
Khachanov vs Lopez Betting Odds and Predictions
The bookies expect to see a tight battle, setting Karen Khachanov as a slight favourite to reach the round of 32. You can take Khachanov at 3/4 with Betfair, while Feliciano Lopez is set at 11/10 on the same platform. The odds on Khachanov to cover a 1.5-set handicap are 11/8 with Betfair.
The line on the total games has been set pretty high, and Betfair offers 10/11 odds on the over 41.5 games, while the under pays 4/5. The bookmakers are pretty sure there will be more than three sets in this match, and William Hill offers 2/5 odds.
Khachanov vs Lopez Betting Tip
Karen Khachanov is a top 10 player, but he’s not feeling great on the grass court. On the other side, Feliciano Lopez is playing his best tennis on grass and the Spaniard is playing in a good form at the moment.
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Still, Khachanov possesses a strong 1st serve, while Lopez served at the highest level in the first round, so I expect to see a couple of tiebreaks on this one. I would be surprised if anyone finishes the job in straight sets, so I suggest you take the over on the total games at 10/11 with Betfair.