Day 5 of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships brings round-of-32 matches in both men’s and ladies’ singles, so let’s take a look at our three-match parlay.
The 19th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime dropped a set in each of his first two outings, and I expect a similar scenario against the World No. 66 Ugo Humbert. Felix is a firm 1.20 fave to beat Humbert who eliminated Marcel Granollers and Gael Monfils, though Monfils withdrew in the fifth set.
Auger-Aliassime played very well in Stuttgart and at the Queen’s Club ahead of Wimbledon, but he wasn’t at the highest level in the last two matches. Still, he should have enough firepower to defeat Humbert and cover a 1.5-set handicap at 1.45 odds.
The 15th seed and a former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic meets the World No. 63 Reilly Opelka, and I expect to see a great battle between these two rocket servers. Raonic is a 1.30 favorite to win this match, but Opelka is a former junior champion at Wimbledon and knows how to play on the grass court.
Opelka upset Stan Wawrinka in five sets in the previous round, but Raonic will be a trickier rival than Stan the Man who’s never reached the semis at Wimbledon. Still, I think we’ll see at least four sets on this one at 1.50 odds.
Karen Khachanov takes on Roberto Bautista Agut which is another match where I expect to see four or five sets in the total, and the odds are 1.50. Neither of these two guys is a grass-court specialist, so I think this will be a thrilling match.
Khachanov possesses a strong serve and an excellent forehand. He defeated Feliciano Lopez in four sets in the previous round, and Lopez loves to play on grass. Also, Khachanov dropped a set in the first round, too. On the other side, Bautista Agut has great footwork, and the Spaniard just never gives up.
These two players met each other twice this season. Bautista Agut defeated Khachanov in straight sets at Australian Open, while Khachanov bounced back with a three-set victory in Rome.