Jay Clarke is 17 years the junior of the 37-year-old Roger Federer, but what the former has an advantage in youth, the latter will make up with experience and sheer tennis greatness. After all, he is Roger Federer. Clarke, however, is playing in his home county, so fans in attendance will surely be giving the youngster quite a shot in the arm with their cheers. Read on for a preview of Clarke vs. Federer second-round clash below.
Betting Preview for the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Second Round Match Featuring Jay Clarke vs Roger Federer on July 4, 2019
Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
When: Thursday, July 4, 2019, 5:00 AM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN, NBC Sports, TSN, Tennis Channel
Betting on Jay Clarke (+2500)
Unless you’re a hardcore tennis fan, chances are you haven’t heard or has no idea who Jay Clarke is. Well, he’s about to get a bump in his Twitter followers count, as he’s about to face the greatest of all time in Roger Federer. Clarke booked a spot in the second round of the 2019 Wimbledon Men’s singles with a win over Noah Rubin in the first round, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4. The win must be very encouraging, to say the least, for Clarke, who will need every ounce of confidence he can get ahead of a huge matchup against Federer. Prior to Wimbledon, Clarke got bounced out of the first round of the Nature Valley International tournament in Eastbourne and was also defeated in his opening match at the Fever-Tree Championship in London last month. One point of concern for Clarke is whether there will be enough gas for him to run against Federer, as he’s also set to take part in his doubles tournament opener with partner James Ward a day before.
Betting on Roger Federer (-10000)
Federer found himself in a tough spot early in his first-round match against Lloyd Harris, as dropped the opening set of that match. But it turned inconsequential to the eventual outcome of the contest, with Federer turning on his boosters and winning all three of the succeeding sets to win the match, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Harris had a hard time handling Federer’s serves, as the eight-time Wimbledon winner recorded 42 winners to just 17 by his opponent. Federer also put 80 percent of his first serves in and won 79 percent off of those points. He broke Harris six times and got broken just once on a single opportunity. Barring any unforeseen scenarios like an injury, Federer should be able to take care of business in the second round and move into the next. The last time Federer was ousted in the second round was way back in 2013, when he was being slowed down by injuries. He’s healthy now, which is not a good sign for Clarke.
Federer wins in straight sets.
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