Wimbledon Day 9 best bets: Federer flies into semifinals

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Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are back on the court for Wednesday’s action at Wimbledon, where it is men’s singles day. The women’s semi-finalists were determined on Tuesday, and now it’s time to cut the men’s field down to four. Seven of the eight remaining players are seeded, with the only exception being Marton Fucsovics (who has to face Djokovic).

Throughout the two weeks in London, Pickswise will be offering plenty of content to help you become a winner at tennis betting.

Now it’s time to take a look at some of the best bets for Wednesday at Wimbledon, and be sure to also check out our best futures bets for the fortnight.

Denis Shapovalov -1.5 sets over Karen Khachanov (-148)

I hope everyone saw the Khachanov vs. Sebastian Korda match on Monday. It featured an absurd 13 service breaks…in the fifth set alone! That’s right; Khachanov was broken six times in the fifth set…and still won the match! That doesn’t inspire any kind of confidence moving forward, and neither does the Russian’s form this entire season. Meanwhile, Shapovalov is coming off impressive straight-set beatdowns of Andy Murray and Roberto Bautista Agut.

Matteo Berrettini -4 games over Felix Auger-Aliassime (-115)

I would not be surprised by a straight-setter, and even in four sets, Berrettini would have a good chance of covering the -4 spread. That just isn’t a big number for someone who has dropped serve only twice in the entire tournament. The Italian has won 11 consecutive sets and 10 have been no closer than 6-4. Berrettini rolled over Ilya Ivashka on Monday, whereas Auger-Aliassime is coming off a five-setter against Alexander Zverev.

Roger Federer -4 games over Hubert Hurkacz (-120)

Similarly, four games probably aren’t enough for Hurkacz to cover. Like Auger-Aliassime, Hurkacz played a five-setter in the fourth round. The Pole doesn’t have a day off, either, because he had to finish his match against Daniil Medvedev on Tuesday after being rained out in the fourth set on Monday. A set and two games didn’t require much of a physical effort, but from a mental standpoint, some rest would have been helpful. Federer, meanwhile, cruised past Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets on Monday. The 39-year-old seems to be improving with each additional match on grass, which is not good news for Hukacz.

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