The best player in the world heads into the quarter-final of Wimbledon on the back of dropping a set against Hurkacz from Poland. Baring that set, Djokovic has once again cruised through to the last 8 of Wimbledon in fine form.
Now at the business end of the tournament, Djokovic entertains Rublev, ranked 8 on the ATP who as has more rest than Djokovic and not that this will be much comfort, it can help Rublev put pressure on Djokovic as he guns for his 24th Grand Slam win and 8th Wimbledon title.
Andrey Rublev came through a 5 set thriller against Bublik on the weekend, but prior to that looked comfortable against Goffin and Karatsev before that. He will look to cause Djokovic problems and play strong tennis on the big stage, but will need the Serbian to play well below his par to have a chance of causing an upset.
Rublev can take a set from Djokovic in this matchup and must play the big points well to have any chance of taking any more than that.
Novak Djokovic looks so much at ease on the grass court and with 18 aces against Hurkacsz, should he continue this level of serve, then it may be a quick game. Most impressive is that Djokovic won 89% of his first serve and with such a high rate, it is so difficult for opponents to break his serve.
In the women’s Wimbledon quarter final we have a really intriguing match up as Ons Jabeur, ranked 6th in the WTA rankings faces Elene Rybakina. This promises to go all the way to a deciding set given there is very little to choose between these two top women players.
Ons Jabeur has been pretty flawless so far this Wimbledon, dropping just one set from here 4 games so far and is growing in confidence on the grass courts. Her win over Petra Kivitova was emphatic and shows she is ready to take on the big guns of Women’s tennis and fight for the title.
Winning 82% of her first serve Jabeur looked at ease as she raced to a 6-0 first set win, then followed up with a 6-3 2nd set win and will be ready to put everything on the line as she faces Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan.
Rybakina had a bye in the last round, so will come in fresh, and has looked very good herself, only dropping one set, which came in the opening game and then beat Cornet and Boulter without losing a set.
Once asset that may be the difference in this match is the number of aces that Rybakina can serve as this can help her not drop her serve.
|Andrey Rublev||8/1 Bet365|
|Novak Djokovic||1/14 Bet365|
|Ons Jabeur||13/10 Bet365|
|Elena Rybakina||8/13 Bet365|
At Punters.pub, the best of the day for Wednesday 12th July is Novak Djokovic to win his ¼ final match against Rublev 3-1 in sets which is 9/4 with Bet365. Djokovic has looked his usual brilliant self, but Rublev can cause some problems for the world number 1 by taking one set.
In the women’s quarter-final, our punters.pub bet of the day is Ons Jabeur to beat Elena Rybakina at 13/10 with Bet365. This is a game too close to call and Jabeur is coming into top form at the right time.