Wimbledon continues on Wednesday into the second round at Centre Court. One player that isn’t continuing their Wimbledon bid is one of the favorites, Matteo Berrettini. Berrettini must exit Wimbledon after testing positive for Covid-19.
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He was red-hot on the grass going into Wimbledon, and the only thing that slowed him down was Covid-19. Berrettini had won the Stuggart Open and Queen’s Club heading into Wimbledon. That’s a tough way for Berrettini to exit while the door opens up bigger for Djokovic.
Berrettini was very high on my shortlist to win Wimbledon with Djokovic. He’s gone, so that’s one player Djokovic doesn’t have to worry about in the future on Centre Court.
Having said that, Djokovic isn’t unbeatable and has to stay focused, or he will be disappointed like at the French Open. There isn’t a clay court for Rafa at Wimbledon, so that’s one obstacle out of the way.
Could Andy Murray or John Isner be in for an upset at Wimbledon? Murray is probably the more likely type to make a long bid at Wimbledon, but he has to get past a solid player in Isner first.
Murray hasn’t been playing his worst tennis recently. He’s regressed significantly over the past few years, but all it takes is getting hot at the right time at Wimbledon.
Despite losing, Berrettini had to work for that win in three sets. Murray had to beat some quality players to get to the finals in Germany.
Isner took the prep tournaments following a third round loss to Bernabe Zapata Miralles in the French Open. Take away the double faults, and Isner wins that match easily. Instead, he lsot in five sets.
Murray and Isner aren’t the biggest names in tennis at this point in their careers, but they should deliver an entertaining match on Wednesday. Head below for our free Muray vs. Isner prediction on June 29, 2022.
Andy Murray vs. John Isner Wimbledon Live Betting Odds:
|Andy Murray||-3.5 (-115)||-250||Over 40.5 (-115)|
|John Isner||+3.5 (-110)||+200||Under 40.5 (-115)|
Murray vs. Isner Prediction:
Murray worked hard to reach the final of the Stuttgart Open. It wasn’t an easy road for him to the final match against Berrettini.
The Brit beat Tsistipas in an upset, 7-6, 6-3, and then moved up for a straight-set win over Kyrgios, 7-6, 6-2. Tsitsipas was the highest seed in the tournament, but Murray handled the challenge well.
After dropping out of the tournament with an abdominal injury, he could not play the Queen’s Club. Murray was scheduled to play Lorenzo Sonego but could not get on the court.
Murray has been in good shape on the grass with a record of 5-1 this year and lost just three sets in 15 attempts.
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He needed four sets to sit James Duckworth down in his opener at Wimbledon. Murray cleared Duckworth by a final of 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 after shaking off the rust.
Duckworth committed five double faults to Murray’s two double faults. Isner is a worthy opponent, so he’s going to have to avoid the mistakes again on Wednesday.
Isner went five sets against Enzo Couacaud in his first match at Wimbledon. That wasn’t what Isner had in mind, but survived to see another day.
Isner hasn’t seen much of the grass at all this year. In fact, the win over Couacaud was his first match on the grass in 2022. Isner recorded an incredible 54 aces in the win.
It isn’t like Isner can’t play on the grass. He’s had success in the past, but doesn’t seem interested in entering grass tournaments. Isner is winless in eight matches against Murray in his career, though their last match was six years ago in 2016.
Isner can break the all-time ace record on Wednesday against Murray. He is 40 aces short of Ivo Karlovic’s record. His big-armed serve is likely to keep him in this one.
A lengthy match with plenty of games is likely on Centre Court between Murray and Isner. I’m looking at the OVER at Wimbledon on Wednesday.