Carlos Taberner vs. Reilly Opelka Pick – Wimbledon June 27, 2022

The smaller prep tournaments on the grass are completed, and Wimbledon season has arrived. This is the biggest tennis tournament of the year or at least the most prestigious to win. The other Grand Slams are nice, but Wimbledon is the biggest win to have on the resume.

Novak Djokovic is the defending Wimbledon champ, looking for his seventh title and fourth since 2018.

He is trying to catch Roger Federer, who has won a record eight Wimbledon titles. Djokovic took time off following his loss at Roland Garros.

There was no prep work for Djokovic, but he doesn’t need a tune-up. Expect the Serb to be locked and loaded for the Wimbledon this year.

Reilly Opelka has plans to block Djokovic and the rest of the field at Wimbledon. Opelka is a good player who has been on the verge of breaking out. He has four career ATP titles, but is searching for his first Grand Slam.

Opelka often comes under fire when he is pressed into duty against superior opponents. As of late, though, Opelka isn’t beating anyone in his current form. He’s lost four straight matches going into Wimbledon.

Opelka needs a match to get his confidence back and it may work against Carlos Taberner.

Taberner enters Wimbledon as the No. 97 player in the world. He dropped seven places after the most recent ATP ranking update.

Taberner didn’t last long in his latest appearance in a Grand Slam. He was removed from the French Open against Borna Corcic in the first round, 6-3, 2-6, 3-6, 1-6.

Can Taberner get on track versus the No. 19 player on the ATP Tour? He has won one match in five matches since the French Open. Head below for our free Taberner vs. Opelka prediction on June 27, 2022.

Carlos Taberner vs. Reilly Opelka Wimbledon Live Betting Odds:

Wimbledon odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Players Spread Moneyline Total
Carlos Taberner +5 (-105) +500 Over 36.5 (-115)
Reilly Opelka -5 (-125) -725 Under 36.5 (-115)

Taberner vs. Opelka Prediction:

Reilly Opelka is a better player than we’ve seen on the court recently. He’s on a skid with four straight losses, but a match to get his confidence back could spark a run for him at Wimbledon. Overall in 2022, Opelka is 19-13 and 44-33 in sets this year.

His best effort this year was a trip to the final round of the ATP Houston against John Isner.

He reached the finals after a 6-3, 7-5 win and beat Isner in a 6-3, 7-6 win. Opelka has the talent, but he hasn’t looked interested in recent outings.

Wimbledon has to pique his interest you’d have to think, right? The last time he was playing well, Opelka dispatched Chris O’Connell, 6-3, 7-5, and Tallon Griekspoor, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at the Geneva Open.

Opelka at his best, has the tools to beat Carlos Taberner fairly easily. Taberner has been cold recently, but it has more to do with his skill set and not a mindset like Opelka at the moment.

Taberner has lost five of his previous six matches since the Lyon Open in May.

He was expected to play well in the Lyon Open, but was upset right out of the gate with a first-round match versus Yosuke Watanuki, 3-6, 4-6. Taberner’s only win since then was a 7-6, 2-6, 6-3 win in a low-tier Challenger event in Italy.

Nicolas Moreno De Alboran is the 257th ranked player in the world, so that wasn’t exactly a reason to celebrate a win. Taberner needed three sets to finish off an unseeded opponent on the clay.

Taberner’s biggest concern in this match has to be having no experience on the grass in over five years. The Spaniard began his professional career in 2013 and only played three matches on the grass, two losses and a win.

This looks like a good spot for Opekla to get back on track. There is some value on him, thanks to his recent struggles. Taberner is likely a good opponent for Opelka to restore his confidence.

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