Wimbledon Tips: Alcaraz to dazzle in SW19 again

 | Monday 8th July 2024, 15:30pm

Monday 8th July 2024, 15:30pm

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The quarter-final stage at Wimbledon is underway and there are some interesting battles coming our way on Tuesday, including defending champion Carlos Alcaraz's clash with Tommy Paul. Elsewhere, current Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner faces former US Open winner Daniil Medvedev, with both fighting for successive semi-final appearances at the All England Lawn Club.

American Emma Navarro is also in action against Jasmine Paolini, looking to build on her victory against US Open champion Coco Gauff. Below I pick out three selections, one from each of these three matches, that I think are worth taking a look at on Tuesday.

Wimbledon Tips - Tuesday, July 9

  • Emma Navarro -1.5 set handicap @ 5/4
  • Jannik Sinner to beat Daniil Medvedev 3-1 @ 12/5
  • Under 9.5 games in set 3 of Carlos Alcaraz vs Tommy Paul @ 11/10

Wimbledon Odds

Emma Navarro -1.5 set handicap @ 5/4

Navarro emerged from a gripping all-American clash on Centre Court against world number two Gauff in straight sets. The 23-year-old won 100 per cent of her net points and delivered an impressive performance against the current US Open champion, who is still yet to get past the fourth round at Wimbledon.

This followed her triumph over four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka, who too was beaten in straight sets. Navarro will now partake in her first-ever Grand Slam quarter-final against Paolini, who was a finalist at the French Open last month.

Number seven seed Paolini will provide her with a stern test but Navarro holds the psychological edge having won all three of their previous career meetings. This is Paolini's first time at the quarter-finals in SW19, so this is a big occasion for both players.

I am backing Navarro to emerge victorious again here. I think the momentum she has generated from taking out the vastly-experienced Osaka and the in-form Gauff will carry her through against the Italian, and I do believe she will keep up the trend of winning in straight sets, as she has done in three of her matches so far.

Emma Navarro -1.5 set handicap at 5/4 Tennis Odds

Jannik Sinner to beat Daniil Medvedev 3-1 @ 12/5

Two of last year's semi-finalists, Sinner and Medvedev, will fight for a return to the last four on Tuesday and on paper it should make for great entertainment. Both players are well-seasoned on the ATP Tour and it pits the current world No.1 against a former top seed.

Sinner has been evolving as a player this past year and ever since claiming his first major at the Australian Open at the start of the year, his threat on the Grand Slam stage has grown exponentially. His form this season has been exceptional and thoroughly deserving of the number one spot.

The Italian has won all nine of his matches on grass this season, winning the Terra Wortmann Open in the build-up to Wimbledon. He has continued to impress at SW19 so far and he is getting better with each game he plays.

Medvedev, on the other hand, has not been having as much fun this season. His standards have dipped from the ones that he usually sets himself and catapulted him to the number one spot in recent years. The fifth seed will need to be at his very best if he is to defeat Sinner, but his walkover against Grigor Dimitrov could aid him in his quest.

The Russian will be fresher for this match as his fourth round didn't last a single set. That, coupled with if he can rediscover his form, makes me think he can put up a fight against Sinner, but I am convinced the Italian will still prevail. I think he is worth backing to win 3-1 here.

Jannik Sinner to win 3-1 Under 9.5 games in set 3 of Carlos Alcaraz vs Tommy Paul @ 11/10

Reigning champion Alcaraz has been captivating the crowds at the All England Club once again and the 21-year-old is playing at a level beyond his years. He is sure to give American and number 13 seed Tommy Paul, his toughest match of the tournament so far.

Paul can cause Alcaraz some problems of his own, however, as he claimed the biggest title of his career to date just before Wimbledon at Queen's for the Cinch Championships.

That momentum has aided him in SW19 and propelled him into his first quarter-final at Wimbledon. I think that he will look to take the game to young Spaniard in the first couple of sets, but then I am expecting things to really heat up in the third.

We tend to see Alcaraz start to become more dominant after a set or two has been played and this is how he suffocates his opponent. I think it is worth backing for there to be under 9.5 games in the third set as I can envisage the reigning champion trouncing Paul, especially if the American has agitated him in the first two.

Under 9.5 games in set three at 11/10 You can read all our latest Tennis Betting Tips at our dedicated Betfred Insights content hub.

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