Wimbledon Accumulator Tips: Djoker in a hurry on day two

 | Tuesday 2nd July 2024, 8:38am

Tuesday 2nd July 2024, 8:38am

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Seven-time men’s champion Novak Djokovic and women’s world number one Iga Swiatek begin their Wimbledon campaigns on Tuesday as the rest of the first-round matches are scheduled to take place.

But the day could be remembered for being Andy Murray’s SW19 swansong as the double Wimbledon champion prepares to battle Tomas Machac, and his own body, in his quest to reach the second round. Read on for my Wimbledon accumulator tips for Tuesday, July 2.

Wimbledon Accumulator Tips - July 2

  • Novak Djokovic to beat Vit Kopriva 3-0 @ 3/10
  • Sofia Kenin +6.5 v Iga Swiatek @ 5/6
  • Zhuoxuan Bai to beat Harriet Dart @ 13/8
  • Viktoriya Tomova to beat Xinyu Wang @ 11/8

The matches involving Djokovic and Swiatek are included in Tuesday’s accumulator with a return of just less than 14/1 possible if all four results go our way.

Wimbledon Odds

Novak Djokovic to beat Vit Kopriva 3-0 @ 3/10

All eyes will be on Centre Court when Djokovic walks out to begin his quest for an eighth singles title at the All-England Club.

The popular Serb has been working hard to make it back in time for this tournament ever since a knee injury forced him to pull out of the French Open and undergo a minor surgical procedure.

Djokovic has declared himself fit to compete after some intense practice sessions with Jannik Sinner and an exhibition match against Daniil Medvedev.

And his recent record at Wimbledon suggests he will be in a hurry to finish off his 123rd-ranked opponent, who beat Richard Gasquet in qualifying.Djokovic has dropped only three sets in his last 12 matches played in Wimbledon’s first week or the equivalent of the first three rounds.

Kopriva’s best results have come on clay and it seems unlikely he will be able to live with the world number two for very long in what should be a routine straight-sets victory.

Sofia Kenin +6.5 v Iga Swiatek @ 5/6

Despite the fact that she is the reigning French Open champion and arrives at Wimbledon riding a 19-game win streak, there is not a great deal of confidence about the Swiatek’s prospects of going all the way.

Her game is not ideal for the grass and certainly not the back end of a Grand Slam event when the courts speed up.

The Pole has been at the head of the betting before the last two Wimbledons and on each occasion has been found out by craftier opponents — Alize Cornet in 2022 and Elina Svitolina last year.

She comes up against a player with plenty of guts and guile here with Sofia Kenin blocking her path to round two.

Kenin gave Swiatek a tough time at Melbourne Park in January, going down 7-6, 6-2 and looks capable of keeping this game as close with the 6.5-game handicap looking generous for the American to cover.

Zhuoxuan Bai to beat Harriet Dart @ 13/8

Zhuoxuan Bai is good value to beat Harriet Dart in their first-round clash as the Chinese qualifier's consistent game could pose challenges for the British No. 2.

Bai, 21, showed promise at Wimbledon last year, defeating Ysaline Bonaventure in the first round before falling to eventual runner-up Ons Jabeur.

She put that experience to good use in qualifying last week, beating Zarina Diyas, who had twice previously reached the fourth-round at the All-England Club.

While Dart recently beat Sofia Kenin at Eastbourne, she struggled against Leylah Fernandez in the quarter-finals and her Wimbledon record is patchy given the opportunities she has had in the last few years.

Three first-round exits, including a disappointing loss to Diane Parry in 2023, make her an uneasy favourite in this clash.

Viktoriya Tomova to beat Xinyu Wang @ 11/8

Bulgaria’s Viktoriya Tomova is peaking at the right time to earn her revenge against Xinyu Wang, who ended her French Open dream last month.

Tomova's world ranking has significantly improved, rising from 86 to 48 since the Wimbledon entries were announced, on the back of recent strong performances in Valencia and Bad Homburg.

In the latter event on grass, she beat world number 26 Linda Noskova before exiting to the experienced Donna Vekic in the semi-final.

Tomova has previously upset higher-ranked players at Wimbledon, defeating 27th seed Bernarda Pera in the first round last year.

Wang, on the other hand, struggled in her first-round match at Eastbourne, particularly with her serve. A similar performance at SW19 could make her vulnerable against the in-form Tomova.

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