Rain delays galore have made for a frustrating first four days at Wimbledon for players and punters alike, but as long as the wins keep coming neither are likely to worry about the weather too much.
After winning tips at 4/5 and 91/100 on our previous trip to the well, sports.bwin.com/news heads back into the fray with three superior selections for the action on Friday.
Makarova has taken three of her seven previous tussles with the dual Wimbledon champion and looks nicely priced to win at least a set here, as she did when going down 2-1 to Kvitova at the All England Club in 2013.
The Russian won their last clash, on Miami hard court earlier this year and has now prevailed in two of their three throw-downs since the start of 2014.
Kvitova has been inconsistent on grass so far this term. While she dropped only four games in reaching the second round, two of her last four opponents have gone the distance and come out on top.
The Romanian has already rewarded readers once this tournament, when landing odds of 91/100 to beat Alexandra Krunic.
A ticket into the third round is by no means as assured against the 11th seed, but she does have a confidence-enhancing 4-2 lead in the pair’s career head-to-head.
Only one of those matches has come since 2011, with Bacsinszky totally rejuvenating her career in the meantime, but that 1-2 loss to the Swiss at Wimbledon last year suggests Niculescu can still cause her problems.
On day two, the sports.bwin.com/news tipping taskforce dared suggest that Zverev might drop a set en route to victory over Paul-Henri Mathieu.
Instead, the youngest player in the world top 50 prevailed for the loss of just nine games to continue his rich vein of form on grass, having toppled Roger Federer on his run to the final in Halle in the weeks prior to this tournament.
Having won his previous, 2014, meeting with the Russian in straight sets and improved since then, he is expected to prevail with the minimum of fuss.