Wimbledon Accumulator Tips: Will it be curtains for Draper?

 | Wednesday 3rd July 2024, 14:50pm

Wednesday 3rd July 2024, 14:50pm

Tennis Grass Court Wimbledon

An all-British battle between the current and former men's number ones will demand much of the attention on day four of Wimbledon 2024.

Jack Draper came through a five-set mini-epic against Elias Ymer on Centre Court in round one and his reward is a clash with Cameron Norrie, who he usurped as the country’s top male player a few weeks ago. Read on for my Wimbledon accumulator tips for Thursday, July 4.

Wimbledon Accumulator Tips - July 4

  • Cameron Norrie +5.5 v Jack Draper @ 4/7
  • Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard to beat Yoshihito Nishioka @ 1/2
  • Yulia Putintseva to beat Katerina Siniakova @ 11/10
  • Marie Bouzkova to beat Anna Kalinskaya @ 11/8

Accumulator pays 10.75/1

Tennis Odds

Cameron Norrie +5.5 v Jack Draper @ 4/7

As second-round matches go, Thursday’s clash between the top two British men could be one to savour.

The two lefties are on different trajectories at the moment, with Draper seemingly set to take on the Andy Murray mantle by providing British tennis fans with more agonising victories like the one he produced on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old is the seeded player and the hot favourite to beat Norrie, but the more experienced man can pull off the upset if he plays like he did in the final set of his first-round win over Facundo Diaz Acosta.

Norrie has beaten Draper twice before and, although they were both close matches, his ability to hold his serve under pressure and capitalise on the younger man’s lapses in concentration can keep him on top here too.

The handicap of 5.5 games looks like a generous one in the circumstances, with Norrie well worthy of support at lesser odds to at least ensure it remains another close affair.

Norrie +5.5 at 4-7

Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard to beat Yoshihito Nishioka @ 1/2

Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard blasted 52 aces during his first-round win over 20th seed Sebastian Korda to announce himself as a possible heir to John Isner’s crown.

At 6ft 8in, the 20-year-old from Lyon is only a couple of inches shorter than Isner and a whole 13 inches taller than his second-round opponent Yoshihito Nishioka.

Not only did Perricard serve well against Korda, but he also saved all 11 break points he faced to earn his first main draw win at a major.

He has not looked back since winning a Challenger title in Acapulco in April when ranked 162 in the world, and he will almost certainly enter the top 50 with another win here.

Nishioka overcame Portugal’s Nuno Borges to reach the second round of Wimbledon for the second time in his career, but the Japanese journeyman looks unlikely to have an answer to Perricard’s serve.

The Frenchman officially recorded the ninth-fastest serve in history last year and sent his second serves down at an average speed of 130 miles per hour against Korda on Tuesday.

Perricard to win at 1-2

Wimbledon Odds

Yulia Putintseva to beat Katerina Siniakova @ 11/10

Yulia Putintseva played well to win the Rothesay Classic in Birmingham last month and should not be the underdog in this clash against Katerina Siniakova.

The Kazakhstani is ranked one place higher than her opponent and came through a much tougher opening match with more credit.

Putintseva beat 2018 Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber in straight sets, converting 60 percent of her break points while facing only three break points on her own serve.

Meanwhile, Siniakova converted a mere 17 percent of her break-point chances against world number 164 Marina Stakusic and had to defend nine break points on her own serve.

The Czech player has been beyond the second round three times previously, but not since 2021, and crashed out in straight sets to Lesia Tsurenko at this stage last year.

Putintseva to win at 11-10

Marie Bouzkova to beat Anna Kalinskaya @ 11/8

Marie Bouzkova is another Czech player who has regularly hung around beyond the first few days of the tournament.

She reached the quarter-finals two years ago and went out in the fourth round to eventual champion Marketa Vondrousova in 2023.

The 25-year-old looked sharp in her 6-2, 6-1 win over Julia Riera on Tuesday and should offer some value to beat Anna Kalinskaya, who cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over qualifier Panna Udvardy.

Bouzkova has a 2-0 head-to-head edge over her opponent having won both of their meetings on hard courts while never dropping a set.

Bouzkova to win at 11-8

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