Cilic v Querrey: Over 40.5 total games @ 4/5
Cilic struggled more against Muller than had been expected, but came through in the end as fatigue eventually dragged down the Luxembourger. He now has his eyes set on the trophy, and will be highly motivated to become the first Croat to lift the trophy since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001.
However, it won’t be plain sailing and, despite Cilic being a big favourite, Querrey isn’t just making up the numbers. The big-serving American found a weakness in Uri Geller’s method and eliminated the Scottish (as UK audience prefers to call him after he loses) world no1 in the previous round.
All of the matchups between Cilic and Querrey have been extremely tight and both Wimbledon encounters went to a fifth set. We don’t need it to go that far this time around, but it’ll certainly be much closer than the odds suggest.
Federer v Berdych: Over 3.5 sets @ 11/10
Raonic was 3-0 up in the final set tie-break and seemed to just stop playing. Although we expected Federer to take care of business there, Milos should have taken at least a set. Berdych is in a very similar position.
He has the serve and the big shots, but there’s always something lacking. The Czech will try to remember how he beat Federer back in 2010 (when the odds were almost identical to this match) and has also beaten him 3 times since then. He definitely has the tools.
Berdych also held 2 match points in their last matchup in Miami, where Federer was on top of his game. So he hasn’t forgotten how to play against Roger. Despite Swiss maestro looking like he’s in his early twenties, Berdych will have a thing or two to say in this one.
*All prices correct at time of posting