ATP Wimbledon, Men’s Semi-Finals Preview

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The men’s Wimbledon semi-finals take place on Friday and we take a look at the two matches from a betting angle.

Kevin Anderson v John Isner

8th seeded South African Kevin Anderson pulled off the biggest win of his career when he came from 2 sets down to beat no 1 seed Roger Federer in the last 8. Federer won the opening set 6-2 and while Anderson pushed him to a tiebreak in the 2nd there was no indication of the fightback to come. The South Africa reeled off the next 3 sets including the 5th by 13-11 to complete an amazing turnaround.

His opponent will be fellow big server John Isner the 9th seed who beat Raonic in 4 sets in his quarter-final. Isner has only had to go the distance once in his run to the last 4 and like Anderson he has been involved in plenty of tie breaks.

Isner holds an 8-3 career advantage over Anderson but the pair have not met since 2015.

 

Bettingclick here to bet

Anderson 9/10

Isner 17/20

 

Suggested Bet: Anderson win at 9/10

The way Anderson played against Federer I thought he would start favourite for this one. Both men are massive servers and the total games line is high at 45.5 but I am going to keep things simple and am calling a South African win.

 

Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal

While Federer may have made an early exist his long time rivals Djokovic and Nadal will be battling it out for a spot in the final where either player will start as favourite. These players have already met 51 times with Djokovic edging the head to head stats by 26-25.

2nd seed Nadal came from 2 sets to 1 down to beat 5th seed Del Potro 6-4 in the 5th and he had reached the quarter-finals without dropping a set. 12th seed Djokovic beat 24th seed Nishikori in 4 sets in his quarter and he had only dropped a single set up until the Nishikori match.

 

Betting – click here to bet

Djokovic 17/20

Nadal 19/20

 

Suggested bet: Over 41.5 games at 1/1

This should be a very close match with Djokovic starting to find his best form and Nadal playing very well on grass.

 

Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

 

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