Wimbledon – Day 7 Preview

Bernard Tomic – Xavier Malisse
They met each other last year on grass, with Malisse winning, but Tomic took a set and now he’s one year older. He’s great on grass and simply blew Söderling away in the 3rd round. On that account I think he’s worth taking on against a very erratic player like Malisse.

Andy Murray vs Richard Gasquet
The last 2 times they have met, the match has gone to 5 sets, but I still think that Murray looks a bit more matured, so like the last 2 times I think he’ll prevail, and even with the match going over 5 sets the last time, Murray still won by 8 games. That makes he think he can by at least 5 this time.

Lukasz Kubot – Feliciano Lopez
In Lopez’ last 2 matches there was a tie break in BOTH the 1st and 2nd set. There has been a tie break in 5 of his last 6 matches. A total of 8.

Mardy Fish – Tomas Berdych
In the 3rd round Fish’ opponent had to give up, while he won his first 2 round in 3 sets. Even so there were quite many games in these 2 matches with a total of 33 and 36. I don’t think this match will be over in 3 sets which I why I think there will be over 39 games here.

David Ferrer – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Ferrer leads Tsonga 1-0, the match won on clay though, but even on grass I think these odds are underestimating Ferrer’s chances here. He’s a fine grass player and is more stable during a long match than Tsonga.

Rafael Nadal - Juan Martin Del Potro
In 3 of Del Potro’s last 4 matches there has been a tie break. A total of 5 in all. In Nadal’s latest match the first 2 sets were decided in a breaker.

Roger Federer – Mikhail Youzhny
Federer hasn’t been passed 30 games yet, and he has an awesome record against Youzhny. He’s won all of their 10 meetings, loosing just 2 sets underway, but none in their last 6 meetings.

Tamira Paszek – Ksenia Pervak
Paszek has been in the 4th round of Wimbledon before, whereas this is the first time Pervak has been passed the 1st round in ANY Grand Slam. I think this experience will carry Paszek through.

Nadia Petrova – Viktoria Azarenka
The odds on a tie break are always high on the women’s matches but take a look a these statistics. These 2 have met twice in Wimbledon, in 2008 and 2009. There has been a tie breaker in both and both matches had more than 22 games.

Petra Kvitova – Yanina Wickmayer
Wickmayer’s last 2 matches have gone over 3 sets and the last 2 meeting between these 2 went over 3 sets. They have played each other 6 times with 4 of them going over 3 sets.

Caroline Wozniacki – Dominika Cibulkova
These 2 have played each other 8 times before. Only in the very first meeting was there more than 2 sets.

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