The second day of Wimbledon has arrived, and we have brand new matches, along with continuations from yesterday. There is a curfew for matches that go late into the night. These matches are suspended and carried over to the next day.
It must be frustrating for some players in a groove, and the match is stopped. That could be the difference between a win and a loss. Conversely, it can be a lifeline for players that need to regroup and have a break physically and mentally.
Top seeded Novak Djokovic handled his business in the afternoon over Kwon Soon-woo in four sets. That was not Djokovic at his best. He stumbled in the second set and wasn’t in top form.
It may have been a layoff problem more than anything for Djokovic. He hadn’t played since the French Open, so Djokovic may have required a minute to get his feet back underneath him. Despite the blemish in the second set, Djokovic is still the man the rest have to beat at Wimbledon.
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The hottest player going into Wimbledon wasn’t Djokovic, though. Matteo Berrettini had the hot hand off two straight tournament wins. Berrettini won the Stuttgart Open and followed up with another win on the grass at the Queen’s Club Championships.
He hasn’t played a match since beating Filip Krajinovic in the Queen’s Club Final. This isn’t a guy that I’d want to be in a bracket with at Wimbledon.
Cristian Garin will do his best to make a match of this one. Garin had a quick stay at the Eastbourne Invitational, with an opening round loss to Alex de Minaur in straight sets.
Garin will need everything he’s got to force Berrettini into a close match at Wimbledon. This is going to be another quick exit if he brings his recent form to this one. Head below for our free Berrettini vs. Garin prediction at Wimbledon on June 28, 2022.
Matteo Berrettini vs. Cristian Garin Wimbledon Live Betting Odds:
|Matteo Berrettini||-7.5 (-110)||-3500||Over 31.0 (-120)|
|Cristian Garin||+7.5 (-120)||+1400||Under 31.0 (-110)|
Berrettini vs. Garin Prediction:
Berrettini is peaking at the right time on the grass. He entered two prep tournaments for Wimbledon and found success at Stuttgart and the Queen’s Club. In his latest tournament, Berrettini five straight matches en route to a Queen’s Club title.
He dropped one set against Denis Kudla in the Round of 16, but was perfect otherwise, as Berrettini required just 11 sets in five matches to win an ATP title. Berrettini won four straight matches at the Stuttgart Open for a win as well.
The competition was tougher at the Stuttgart Open, with Berrettini in matches against Lorenzo Sonego and Andy Murray. He beat Murray 6-4, 5-7, 3-6 in the final at Stuttgart.
Berrettini has to be budding with confidence going into Wimbledon. He feels at home on the grass right now and has to be a threat to win it all this year.
He enters Wimbledon without a loss on a grass court this year. Berrettini is a perfect 9-0, which carries over from an excellent grass season in 2021.
Berrettini finished 13-2 on the grass last year. Going back to 2019 after he played no matches on the grass in 2020, Berrettini went 11-2.
Cristian Garin has lost two grass matches this year. Overall across the last five years, Garin is just 5-7 on this surface. He has two losses to Berrettini on the clay and one on a hard court.
Garin looked lost in a match he should have been more competitive in against Sebastian Korda at the Halle Open. Garin left in a hurry with a 2-6, 3-6 loss in his first match.
If Berrettini operates how he did in the opener at Wimbledon as he did at Stuttgart and the Queen’s Club, this should be a textbook win for him. 7.5 games looks a tad too short for Berrettini. He should win and clear by at least eight games in an impressive opening match at Wimbledon.