Wimbledon Day 4 Tips & Betting Previews

Here's our picks for day four of Wimbledon 2019

Graham Ruthven
 | 
Wed, 3 Jul, 2:10 PM

Day Four of The Championships will see a number of interesting storylines and plots play out. Both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will be in action, but Wimbledon is about more than just the big hitters. Here are four tips for day four at Wimbledon.

Nick Kyrgios v Rafael Nadal

For a second-round match at a Grand Slam, this is about as compelling as they come. It could be described as a derby match. Indeed, there has been tension between Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal over the years. Of all the second round matches on the men’s side of the draw at this year’s Championships, this is the one you must make sure to catch.

Of course, Nadal will be the strong favourite. He is the French Open champion and the number three seed for this tournament. But Kyrgios’ record against the Spaniard is a good one, winning three of the seven matches they have played together. One of those wins, of course, came at Wimbledon back in 2014. Kyrgios has the ability to beat Nadal, but what about all the other stuff?

Tip: Four Sets

Lauren Davis v Angelique Kerber

Some players are just built to play on a grass court and Angelique Kerber is one of those players. Indeed, the former Wimbledon champion came into this competition having made the final at Eastbourne the week before and her first-round win over Tatjana Maria backed up the idea that the German will be among the contenders in the women’s singles this year.

Against Lauren Davis, who had to come through qualifying to make the main draw, Kerber should have few problems. The German’s serve is designed to give opponents problems on grass and this should be a relatively straightforward win for her as she moves into the third round of The Championships.

Tip: Angelique Kerber 2-0

Kristina Mladenovic v Petra Kvitova

This will be the eighth meeting between these two players. Up until now, Kristian Mladenovic has only won one of those meetings (in Paris back in 2013), with Petra Kvitova winning their most recent clash at the Madrid Masters earlier this year. However, Kvitova has come into the grass court season cold, going straight from the Rome Masters (on clay) to Wimbledon.

The true fitness levels of the Czech are unknown after she was forced to pull out of Roland Garros with an injury just a couple months ago. Her first-round win over Ons Jabeur suggested that Kvitova’s level is good enough to see her compete, but Mladenovic is a player who made the third round at SW19 last year. This won’t be a foregone conclusion.

Tip: Kristina Mladenovic

Sam Querrey v Andrey Rublev

Similar to Kerber, there are just some players who find their feet on the green stuff better than others. A former Queen’s champion and Wimbledon semi finalist, Sam Querrey has always been a threat on grass and he backed that up with an exceptional first round win over Dominic Thiem. The Austrian might be considered a clay-courter, but nonetheless, this was highly impressive from the American.

In contrast, this is only the second time that Andrey Rublev has made the second round at Wimbledon. The Russian is capable and might make this an interesting watch, but he has an issue with keeping his emotion in check. If Querrey serves like he did against Thiem (winning 90% of first serve points and notching 22 aces) it’s difficult to see anything than a win for the American.

Tip: Sam Querrey Set 1 Winner

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