The third Grand Slam of the season gets underway at Wimbledon on Monday and all eyes will be on defending champion Novak Djokovic, who gets the action started on Centre Court against Pedro Cachin.
The 36-year-old is the firm favourite to record a fifth straight Wimbledon success after landing the opening two Majors of the season in Australia and France.
One more Wimbledon victory would see the second seed move level with Roger Federer on eight All England Club titles, with him 8/13 to record that feat this month.
Djokovic, along with women’s world number one Iga Swiatek in her battle with Zhu Lin, is one of many short-priced favourites in round one action, but we have all bases covered with a Monday five-fold which pays out at just under 5/1 to enhance the enjoyment.
Wimbledon Acca Betting Tips
- David Goffin to beat Nick Kyrgios @ 5/4
- John Isner to beat Jaume Munar @ 1/3
- Alexander Bublik to beat Mackenzie McDonald @ 4/9
- Daria Kasatkina to beat Caroline Dolehide @ 1/8
- Coco Gauff to beat Sofia Kenin @ 2/9
Five-fold pays 4.95/1 with Betfred
£10 returns £59.58
Date: Monday 3rd July
Time: From 11:00
Location: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
David Goffin to beat Nick Kyrgios @ 5/4
Nick Kyrgios finished a gallant runner-up to Djokovic at last year’s Wimbledon, highlighting what he is capable of when he puts his mind to the job.
But the eccentric Australian has had a low-key 2023 and poor preparation could leave him vulnerable in his opening clash with the reliable David Goffin, a quarter-finalist on his last two visits to the All England Club.
Kyrgios has played only one competitive match this calendar year, losing 7-5 6-3 to Yibing Wu on the grass of Stuttgart last month, so could be rusty against Belgian Goffin who is a former world number seven.
John Isner to beat Jaume Munar @ 1/3
John Isner knows exactly what it takes to be a Wimbledon success, having made the semi-final as recently as 2018, and the big-serving American should readily overcome his first-round opponent Jaume Munar.
Now 38, Isner’s levels are evidently on the decline, but his serve remains a potent weapon and gives him a significant edge over Munar, who has won only one of his 11 competitive grass-court matches.
Alexander Bublik to beat Mackenzie McDonald @ 4/9
Confidence is key for Alexander Bublik and the talented Kazakh should be oozing with self- belief after his recent title triumph in Halle.
Bublik got the better of Borna Coric, Jannik Sinner, Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev, four seeded stars at Wimbledon, to win that German grass-court event last month.
Having had a one-week layoff to recover from that victory, shot-maker Bublik should be fit and raring to go and ought to have too much for Mackenzie McDonald.
Daria Kasatkina to beat Caroline Dolehide @ 1/8
If Iga Swiatek fails to deliver in the top half of the women’s singles draw then Russian 11th seed Daria Kasatkina is one of the few that looks capable of capitalising.
That means Kasatkina, runner-up to Madison Keys at Eastbourne on Saturday, should blitz her way past Caroline Dolehide, who has lost her last six grass-court encounters.
Coco Gauff to beat Sofia Kenin @ 2/9
Coco Gauff is becoming a model of consistency in Grand Slam events with the 19-year-old American having made at least the quarter-final in three of her last five Major starts.
The teenage sensation was a semi-finalist at Eastbourne last week, losing to eventual champions Keys, and the fans’ favourite can make light work of inconsistent compatriot Sofia Kenin, who is a shadow of the player that won the 2020 Australian Open.