Roger Federer is still in contention at Wimbledon. And for his next assignment, he’ll go up against Lucas Pouille, who’s having a nice season himself. Federer is considered as the huge favorite in this match, but can Pouille dig deep enough to upset the eight-time Wimbledon champion? It’s the Round of 32, so anything can happen.
Betting Preview for the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Third Round Match Featuring Lucas Pouille vs Roger Federer on July 6, 2019
Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, United Kingdom
When: Saturday, July 6, 2019, 5:00 AM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN, NBC Sports, TSN, Tennis Channel
Betting on Lucas Pouille (+900)
For just the second time in his career, Pouille is headed to the third round of Wimbledon after turning away Gregoire Barrere in the second round, 6-1, 7-6 (7-0), 6-4. That win set him up for a meeting with the great Federer, whom the Frenchman has faced just once so far in his career. HIs first and only meeting to date with Federer resulted in a 6-4, 6-4 loss way back 2014, during a Round of 16 match at the Paris Masters (hardcourt). Pouille is trending nicely on grass this season, as he has won five of his past seven matches on the said surface. Against Barrere, Pouille unloaded six aces to just one by his opponent. He also put 60 percent of his first serves in and won 89 points of his first-serve points. He didn’t allow a break-point chance for Barrere, while scoring four break points of his own. Pouille made the semifinals of the French Open, so he should be very confident of himself right now despite the fact that he’s about to face Federer.
Betting on Roger Federer (-1800)
There were some shaky moments, but Federer managed to have an otherwise dominant 6-1, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 win over Jay Clarke in the second round of the 2019 Wimbledon men’s singles tournament. Federer’s service game was on point to say the least. He placed 63 percent of his first serves in and made off 91 percent of his points out of first serves. Federer also charged the net like he’s the younger man than the 20-year-old Clarke, as he went 31-of-38 on net points won for an 80 percent conversion rate. Federer is 37, but he’s doing a fantastic job of showing his age with his play in London right now. Federer enters his match with Pouille on a seven-match winning streak, all of which were on grass courts. He won a title in Halle before diving into the competition at Wimbledon, where he’s seeded No. 2 overall.
Federer wins in four sets.
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