The bottom of half of the Wimbledon draw takes centre stage on Thursday with the usual smattering of big names being joined by some of the game’s most exciting talents and home grown interest in the form of British number 1 Kyle Edmund. World number 1 Rafael Nadal will also be looking to continue his impressive form on the grass whilst 3-time winner Novak Djokovic is also in action.
With a place in round 3 on the line it’s sure to be another fascinating day at SW19:
Rafael Nadal vs Mikhail Kukushkin Match Betting
Rafael Nadal vs Mikhail Kukushkin Odds:
- Rafael Nadal – 1/16 (William Hill)
- Mikhail Kukushkin – 10/1 (Ladbrokes)
Two-time Wimbledon Champion Rafa Nadal has arrived in south-west London in sparkling form, fresh off the back of his 11th French Open triumph in Paris last month. He has not won the title in London since 2010 but sits at the top of the world rankings currently and he looks well set in his attempt to pick up an 18th Grand Slam title. Mikhail Kukushkin is a consistent performer on the ATP Tour and he will be relishing the opportunity to test himself against the current world number one.
Rafael Nadal vs Mikhail Kukushkin Head to Head
Nadal enjoys a 3:0 lead in the head to head record between the players – defeating the Kazakhstani number one most recently at Wimbledon in 2014 as well as previous wins in Monte Carlo and Bangkok.
Top Match Bet
Nadal should come through this one relatively comfortably but Kukushkin is more than capable on grass and could trouble Rafa for a set at least.
Tie Break in the Match – 6/5 with 888 Sport.
Horacio Zeballos vs Novak Djokovic
Horacio Zeballos vs Novak Djokovic Odds:
- Horacio Zeballos – 20/1 (William Hill)
- Novak Djokovic – 1/40 (Ladbrokes)
Three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic looks to be finding form at the right time in the 2018 season. Plagued by injury at the start of the year, the Serb plummeted in the rankings but impressive showings in recent weeks – including runner up at Queen’s club, suggest he’s back to somewhere near his best. He meets Horacio Zeballos who is a canny operator, regardless of opponent but may not care too much for the grass.
Horacio Zeballos vs Novak Djokovic Head to Head
Djokovic holds a 1-0 lead in the head to head record between the players – defeating the Argentine in Doha last season.
Top Match Bet
Zeballos could cause problems with his lefty game but Djokovic looks full of confidence currently and could take some stopping.
Novak Djokovic to win in straight sets – 1/4 with Bet Victor.
Juan Martin del Potro vs Feliciano Lopez
Juan Martin del Potro vs Feliciano Lopez Odds:
- Juan Martin del Potro – 2/5 (William Hill)
- Feliciano Lopez – 15/8 (Betway)
Two of the biggest servers on tour face off in an intriguing game between two of the mainstays on the ATP Tour in recent years. Number 5 seed Del Porto has never gone beyond the semi-finals at SW19 but possesses all the weapons to be dangerous on grass and has already picked up a Masters title this year at Indian Wells. Feliciano Lopez has reached the last 8, three times at Wimbledon and always seems to play his best stuff on the grass.
Juan Martin del Potro vs Feliciano Lopez Head to Head
This is the 8th meeting between two of stalwarts on the ATP Tour with Del Potro leading the head to head 4:3. Their last meeting came nearly 5 years ago in Cincinnati which Del Potro won in three tight sets.
Top Match Bet
These two are known for their big-hitting and more specifically their big-serving – this could be a real battle between two fantastic competitors.
Juan Martin del Potro to win the match and over 3.5 sets to be played – 23/10 with Bet Bright.
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Wimbledon Accumulator Bet
There are 32 men’s second round matches to choose from so here’s our accumulator:
- Alexander Zverev vs Taylor Fritz – Alexsander Zverev to win
- Nick Kyrgios vs Robin Haase – Nick Kyrgios to win
- Marcos Baghdatis vs Karen Khachanov – Karen Khachanov to win
- Kyle Edmund vs Bradley Klahn – Kyle Edmund to win
- Alex de Minaur vs Pierre-Hugues Herbert – Alex de Minaur to win
Backing these 5 players to win pays 3.65 with Betfair.