The day has come when all of the 32 players left in either the men’s or women’s singles at Wimbledon take to the court in the hope of progressing to their respective quarter finals.
Meanwhile, bwin.com continues to run its Wimbledon offer, where betting on winning selections at odds of even-money or higher will up the chances of qualifying for free bets.
Full terms and conditions can be seen at this link and here are two bets from today’s action that have a strong chance of turning a profit:
Gilles Simon to beat Tomas Berdych @ 23/10
Simon’s grass-court form this season has been very solid, with victories over the likes of Milos Raonic, David Goffin and most recently Gael Monfils on his resume.
His defeats to Kevin Anderson and Sam Querrey have also been in a deciding set.
Berdych hasn’t been in the most inspired form at Wimbledon so far and could have quite conceivably been taken to five sets by both Jeremy Chardy and Pablo Andujar in earlier rounds.
Simon is a rung above this pair and has won four of his previous six meetings with the Czech.
The big question is whether Berdych’s greater power will win the day or whether Simon can keep the rallies long and continually drag the sixth seed horizontally across the court?
Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki and Timea Bacsinszky all to win @ 21/20
The only real way that Kevin Anderson will significantly trouble Djokovic is to serve at an extremely high first serve percentage and keep points as short as possible to prevent the world number one finding his groove.
Although this is possible for stages in the match, keeping this up over three hours or longer looks unmanageable for the South African and so although he is capable of taking a set, anything more would be a surprise.
This is Garbine Muguruza’s first foray beyond the second round at Wimbledon and to date clay has clearly been her superior surface.
A victory over Angelique Kerber in round three shows obvious improvement on grass, but the fact she gave up 19 break points indicated she rode her luck substantially.
Wozniacki has been impressively efficient in reaching this stage and with her game based on minimal unforced errors, she will capitalise on any chances handed out this time by Muguruza.
Speaking of unforced errors, the waywardness of Kristyna Pliskova and her 30 mistakes was a key reason she was beaten by Romania’s Monica Niculescu in round three.
Niculescu faces French Open semi-finalist Bacsinszky next, who was eye catching in dropping only five games to grass-court expert Sabine Lisicki in round three.
If Bacsinszky plays to 80 per cent of that level here, she will win.