Wimbledon Tips: Three picks for Tuesday’s action

 | Monday 1st July 2024, 13:00pm

Monday 1st July 2024, 13:00pm

Tennis Grass Court Wimbledon

Day Two of Wimbledon sees seven-time champion, and last year's runner-up, Novak Djokovic in action against Vit Kopriva, while British men's number one Jack Draper will take on Elias Ymer as he looks to build on last month's maiden ATP Tour title victory.

In the ladies' draw, Marketa Vondrousova begins her title defence against Jessica Bouzas Maneiro, while 2022 champion also Elena Rybakina gets her campaign up-and-running. Read on for my Wimbledon tips for Tuesday, July 2.

Wimbledon Tips - Tuesday, July 2

  • Jack Draper to win 3-1 against Elias Ymer @ 13/5
  • Novak Djokovic to win 3-0 against Vit Kopriva @ 3/10
  • Iga Swiatek to beat Sofia Kenin 2-1 @ 4/1

Tennis Odds

Jack Draper to win 3-1 against Elias Ymer @ 13/5

Three weeks on from clinching his first ATP Tour title, Jack Draper begins his Wimbledon campaign against Elias Ymer, looking to build on a strong grass-court season.

Draper will be keen to make his deepest run yet at SW19, and he has plenty of reasons to be optimistic heading into this year's tournament at the All England Club. The British number one toppled Matteo Berrettini to claim his maiden title on tour, before beating reigning Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz at Queen's the following week to announce himself as a threat on grass this season.

Ymer booked his place in the first round through qualifying, overcoming the likes of Lukas Neumayer, Marco Trungelliti and Sho Shimabukuro en route to featuring at the Championships for the third time.

The Swede's history of never going beyond the first round at Wimbledon will probably count against him here, especially coming up against an in-form opponent in Draper. However, I could see the Brit dropping a set here as a best-of-five set match requires a higher level of physical and mental exertion, and Draper's recent success on grass has been in the best-of-three set format.

The 22-year-old is 13/5 to win by three sets to one, giving him an implied probability of 27.8%.

Jack Draper to win 3-1 at 13-5

Wimbledon Odds

Novak Djokovic to win 3-0 against Vit Kopriva @ 3/10

Novak Djokovic lost to Alcaraz in last year's men's final, and he'll be eager to avoid a first-round shock on Tuesday when he faces Vit Kopriva.

The seven-time champion was an injury doubt after withdrawing from Roland Garros due to a knee issue that required surgery, but the Serbian looks to have made a full recovery, and should be ready to go on Tuesday as he bid to claim a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title.

Kopriva is making just his second appearance at a Grand Slam, and the lights may be too bright for him here. Djokovic has an imperious record at SW19, and even despite the knee trouble, the 37-year-old still has far too much quality for his Czechia opponent.

A straight-sets victory is priced up at 3/10, which is on the skinny side, but I can't see any other outcome.

Djokovic to win 3-0 at 3-10

Iga Swiatek to beat Sofia Kenin 2-1 @ 4/1

My final pick comes from one of the best first-round matches at this year's Championships.

Iga Swiatek enters the tournament as the number one seed in the ladies' draw, but her opening match is not a forgone conclusion against the 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin.

Kenin has shown in previous years that she's capable of causing an upset, beating Coco Gauff in last year's first round, defeating the American in three sets en route to the third round before exiting to former world number three Elina Svitolina. However, the American's recent average grass-court run in Eastbourne suggests defeating the world no.1 on Tuesday is a long shot.

Swiatek's best surface is undoubtedly clay and her best result at Wimbledon is the quarter-finals, so she'll be hoping to eclipse that run this year despite minimal grass-court action.

Kenin is capable of a giant-killing, but I think Swiatek's quality will shine through in the end. However, having not played any grass-court tournaments heading into Wimbledon, I believe that the four-time Roland Garros champion could be vulnerable to dropping a set here at 4/1.

Iga Swiatek to win 2-1 at 4-1

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