2019 Wimbledon Men’s Quarterfinals Free Tennis Picks & Expert Best Bets
On the heels of the women’s Wimbledon quarterfinals on Tuesday, the men take center stage on Wednesday. With that, our Wimbledon Quarterfinals Free Tennis Picks are back! Check out some of the best bets to earn you easy money.
(1) Novak Djokovic vs. (21) David Goffin
As is often the case in Grand Slam quarterfinals in this era of the “Big 3” dominance, this lineup is expected to produce lopsided results. Of Wednesday’s three matches that feature the top three players (Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal), this one—Djokovic vs. Goffin—will likely be the most competitive. It is true that the world No. 1 has mostly rolled so far at the All-England Club, but he needed four sets against Hubert Hurkacz in round two and the first two set scores were 7-5, 6-7(5). Goffin was completely dominant through two rounds and then picked up impressive wins over Daniil Medvedev and Fernando Verdasco. The 23rd-ranked Belgian won their most recent meeting at the 2017 Monte-Carlo Masters. Djokovic still leads the head-to-head series 5-1 and will almost certainly prevail this time around, but Goffin can make it interesting.
Pick: Over 31.5 games (-120)
(2) Roger Federer vs. (8) Kei Nishikori
In his last four Grand Slam encounters with the Big 3 dating back to Wimbledon last summer, Nishikori has been wiped off the court. He took one set off Djokovic during the 2018 Wimbledon quarterfinals but lost the other three 6-3, 6-2, and 6-2. He fell to Djokovic 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the U.S. Open semis, retired against Djokovic in the Australian Open quarters while trailing 6-1, 4-1, and got thrashed by Nadal 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 in the French Open quarters. Now it is Federer’s turn, and it comes at the Swiss’ All-England Club stomping grounds. The eight-time Wimbledon champion has coasted so far this fortnight and he most recently humiliated a previously red-hot Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 on Monday.
Pick: Federer in 3 sets (-115)
Parlay: (3) Rafael Nadal vs. Sam Querrey and (23) Roberto Bautista Agut vs. (26) Guido Pella
Roll with the Spaniards here. Nadal has been bullish through four rounds, completely crushing three opponents and surviving the best match of the tournament against the most dangerous unseeded player in Nick Kyrgios. Yes, Kyrgios is even more dangerous than Querrey—by some margin, too. This is the 6’6’’ American’s third trip to the Wimbledon quarterfinals in the past four seasons, but he had previously been struggling in 2019 (ranked 65th) and lost to Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-4 in the Eastbourne final last month. Nadal has won his opening sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-2, and 6-2 at this event, while Querrey is coming off a tough fourth-rounder against Tennys Sandgren. As for Bautista Agut, he should jump all over Pella early and often. RBA is 12-0 in sets this fortnight and has been pushed to a tiebreaker only once; Pella is coming off a five-set thriller against Milos Raonic and has never played in the quarters of a slam.
Pick: Nadal to win first set (-350) and Bautista Agut to win (-500)
Futures: Odds to win the title
Novak Djokovic -155
Rafael Nadal +300
Roger Federer +300
Roberto Bautista Agut +3300
Sam Querrey +4000
David Goffin +5000
Kei Nishikori +5000
Guido Pella +6600
Djokovic arguably should win the title as the world No. 1 and defending champion; plus, he is also in the friendlier half of the draw away from Nadal and Federer. But -155 odds are not great, whereas +300 on Nadal and Federer is intriguing. Right now, another Nadal vs. Federer showdown in the semis is shaping up to be an absolute blockbuster. The Spaniard dominated 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, but grass obviously gives the 37-year-old a much better chance. That being said, the grass appears to be playing slow enough such that Nadal would still have a slight edge. And based on respective current form, Djokovic would not be a huge favorite in the final.
Best value: Nadal +300