Kei Nishikori is having a fantastic 2019 Wimbledon, but he’ll need to show up with his best form this coming Wednesday against the greatest to ever do it in Roger Federer. From time to time, though, Nishikori has proven he can pull off upsets against top five players in the world, including Federer, who has been victimized before by the Japanese star. At the sportsbook, Kei stands at +550 (opened up at +600) to manage an upset, while Federer is priced at -900 (opened at -1000). Read on for more about this matchup below.
Betting Preview for the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Quarterfinals Match Featuring Key Nishikori vs Roger Federer on July 10, 2019
Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
When: Wedensday, July 10, 2019, 5:00 AM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN, NBC Sports, TSN, Tennis Channel
Betting on Kei Nishikori (+550)
At +600 to beat Federer in the quarterfinals, it seems as though Nishikori is a big threat to pull off an upset against the legendary Swiss superstar. And why not? Nishikori has beaten each of his first four opponents in the tournament in impressive fashion. His latest victim was Mikhail Kukushkin, whom the Japanese sent crashing out of the 2019 Wimbledon men’s singles after a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory in the Round of 16. Nishikori put just 59 percent of his first serves in against Kukushkin, but won 66 percent of his first-serve points. He also converted five of 13 break-point chances while finding much success when he attacks the net, scoring 17 net points on 24 tries. Nishkori has won three times in 10 meetings with Federer. He won their most recent matchup, which was in the finals of the ATP World Tour back in November of 2018.
Betting on Roger Federer (-900)
Federer is playing like he’s not 37 years old and about to turn 38 in August. That’s what we’re seeing from his form at Wimbledon. In his most recent match, Federer steamrolled past Matteo Berrettini in the Round of 16, carving out an easy 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 win. Since surprisingly losing the first set of his opening match against Lloyd Harris, Federer hasn’t dropped a set yet. Against Berrettini, Federer showed nearly all his weapons and used them effectively. He put 69 percent of his first serves in and scored a shopping 88 percent of his first-serve points. He also went 6-for-7 on break-point chances and scored 19 net points on 26 opportunities. While he lost his last meeting with Nishikori, Federer had won six straight matches in their head-to-head prior to that. It includes a win in Halle in 2014, which, to date, is the only grass court match the two has played.
Federer wins in four sets.
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