Day 4 of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships brings the second-round matches from the bottom half of a men’s draw and the top half of a women’s draw. There will be plenty of interesting battles to watch, but it also means a tough job for the bettors.
After upsetting the World No. 4 Dominic Thiem in the first round, Sam Querrey will take on Andrey Rublev who outlasted Christian Garin in four sets. Rublev is having a terrible season, losing seven of his 15 matches in 2019, while he couldn’t pass the qualifying rounds in his previous four showings at the ATP tournaments.
Rublev is a talented player with a strange mentality, and if Querrey replicates his performance from the first round, I think Sam will cover a 1.5-set handicap at 1.50 odds.
The 31st seed Laslo Djere will meet the World No. 64 John Millman, and I expect to see at least four sets here with the odds at 1.65. Millman is a 1.30 fave for a reason whereas the Australian feels much better on the grass court than Djere who’s a typical clay-court guy.
However, Djere is playing in a good form and possesses a solid serve. Also, he’s not afraid to be aggressive from the baseline, so I think he should win a set against Millman.
My third pick of the day is John Isner to beat Mikhail Kukushkin at 1.30 odds. Isner easily defeated Casper Ruud in straight sets in the opener, while Kukushkin thrashed off Pablo Andujar also in straight sets.
Isner is the 9th seed here with a 45-23 record on grass in his career, so I expect him to dominate Kukushkin who could be a dangerous rival if he serves at the highest level. John won all his four meetings with Mikhail, losing two sets in that span.
Elsewhere, Roger Federer should rout Jay Clarke in straight sets, but the odds are not attractive at 1.20. Also, Jan-Lennard Struff and Taylor Harry Fritz should play at least four sets at 1.50 odds, considering both these guys possess a great 1st serve and play well on the grass court.