Carla Suarez Navarro v Lauren Davis: Suarez Navarro to win – 8/13
Lucky loser Lauren Davis wasn’t even supposed to be playing in the Women’s tournament this year after getting knocked during the qualifying round. However, she’s here following a heroic upset against defending champion Angelique Kerber – after starting the match with heavy strapping on her right shoulder and left knee and then was subsequently forced to take a medical time out after losing the first set.
She played the game of her life to roar back and win, completing arguably the upset of the tournament to date. Now Davis faces Suarez Navarro who has cruised into the third round playing only four sets in total in her opening two games. Can battle hardened Davis continue this fairy-tale run? Our opinion is, unfortunately, no.
Six games in the last week or so will have to have taken its toll on Davis, who arguably peaked against Kerber. The clock strikes 12 on this Cinderella story on Saturday.
Lucas Pouille v Roger Federer: To Win 1st set and Match Roger Federer (Yes) – 2/9
The GOAT is back at Wimbledon once again to try to defy the laws of ageing, science and grass as he attempts to win his ninth Wimbledon Title.
After a slow start in his first match against Lloyd Harris, he comprehensively pumped poor Jay Clarke in the second round.
Given Federer’s match odds are currently 1/20, 2/9 to win the first set and match seems like a good banker for someone who wants a nice win to start the weekend.
Sloane Stephens v Johanna Konta: Konta to win 2-0 in sets – 6/5
The great British hope of women’s tennis (no, not you Katie Boulter) Jo Konta plays Sloane Stephens for the third time this year. She leads the series 3-0 against the American having won twice on clay and once on hard, only dropping one set along the way.
Former US Open winner Stephens has won her opening two matches pretty comfortably, but has been in shaky form coming up against stronger opposition and given the recent record between the two, Johanna Konta 2-0 feels like a good value punt.
* All odds correct at time of posting.