2017 Wimbledon Men’s Quaterfinals Prediction & Odds
No. 1 Andy Murray vs. No. 24 Sam QuerreyWhen: July 12th, 2017. 4:30am CT Tennis Odds: Murray -6EV, O 36½ -110 / Querrey +6-120, U 36½ -110 The defending champion Murray is the -600 favorite against the last remaining American man in the field. Murray reached his 10th consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinal on Monday, beating Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court. Murray becomes only the third man in the Open Era to advance to 10 straight quarter-finals at the same Grand Slam. The top seed has now reached at least the quarter-finals at 24 of his past 26 Grand Slam tournaments. The only times he’s fallen short were the 2017 Australian Open (l. to Mischa Zverev) and the 2015 US Open (l. to Kevin Anderson). Murray has never lost to a player ranked as low as Paire – No. 46 – at Wimbledon. Nor had he lost to a Frenchman at any Slam in the past nine years, and Paire was attempting to beat a top 20 player on grass for the first time.
How Well is Querrey Doing?Querrey beat South African Kevin Anderson in five sets to set up his showdown with Murray. Querrey, 28th in the world, defeated unseeded Anderson 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-7 (11-13) 6-3 in a match that lasted three hours seven minutes on court 18. In 2016, Querrey beat Djokovic at Wimbledon before losing to Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals. Murray has won seven of eight matches he has played against Querrey.
No. 7 Marin Cilic vs. No. 16 Giles MullerWhen: July 12th, 2017. 4:30am CT Tennis Odds: Muller +4½EV, O 41 +100 / Cilic -4½-120, U 41 -120 Cilic is a -500 favorite with Muller at +375. Through to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the fourth straight year, Cilic has yet to drop a set in four completed matches. The seventh-seeded Croatian dominated Spanish No. 18 seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 on Monday, breaking serve seven times. Cilic was almost perfect on serve in the third set, but lost three straight points at 5-2, 40/0 as he closed on his 25th match win at the All England Club. Cilic capitalized on the second serve of Bautista Agut (winning 12 of 15 return points) and 15 of 18 points at the net for victory in one hour and 41 minutes. The 28-year- old Cilic has a 10-2 record on grass courts in recent weeks (27-13 overall for 2017).
What About Muller?Muller stunned Rafael Nadal on Monday 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 to advance to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the second time in his career and the first time since the 2008 US Open. Nadal, the reigning French Open champion, has not been to the Wimbledon quarterfinals since 2011. He missed this Grand Slam last year because of a wrist injury. The match lasted 4 hours, 48 minutes.
No. 6 Milos Raonic vs. No. 3 Roger FedererWhen: July 12th, 2017. 4:30am CT Tennis Odds: TBA Federer, looking for a record eighth Wimbledon title, is the -410 favorite. The seven-time champion extended his dominance against Grigor Dimitrov, beating Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to move into his 15th Wimbledon quarterfinal. Federer now stands alone atop the Open Era list for most Wimbledon quarter- final appearances. The 35-year- old advances to his 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal, another best in the Open Era. Federer is now 6-0 against Dimitrov in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series. The Swiss right- hander has won all but two of the 16 sets they’ve played since their first meeting at 2013 Swiss Indoors Basel.
Is Raonic a Threat to Federer?Raonic, from Canada, is through to the quarterfinals after posting a 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over Germany’s Alexander Zverev on Monday. World No. 12 Zverev was trying to reach the last eight of a Grand Slam for the first time, but that will not come at the All England Club. Federer is 9-3 all-time vs. Raonic. The last played at Wimbledon last year in the semis and Raonic pulled the upset.
No. 11 Tomas Berdych vs. No. 2 Novak DjokovicWhen: July 12th, 2017. 4:30am CT Tennis Odds: TBA Djokovic is a -500 favorite. Berdych, the 31-year-old No. 11 seed, recorded his second Top 10 match win of the year (Milos Raonic in Lyon) to knock out eighth-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-7(1), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in two hours and 53 minutes on Monday. Now 41-13 at Wimbledon, Berdych will be hoping to equal last year’s semi-final run (lost to Murray). Djokovic has had a disappointing season but won the grass-court warm-up tournament to Wimbledon and cruised past France’s Adrian Mannarino, 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in two hours and 16 minutes. In the third set, Djokovic had on-court treatment for a right upper arm and shoulder complaint, but resumed play to reach his 39th major championship quarter-final. Djokovic is 25-2 in his career against Berdych.
- 2016 – Andy Murray (GBR) defeats Milos Raonic (CAN). 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2)
- 2015 – Novak Djokovic (SRB) defeats Roger Federer (SUI). 7–6(7–1), 6–7(10–12), 6–4, 6–3
- 2014 – Novak Djokovic (SRB) defeats Roger Federer (SUI). 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 7–6(7–4), 5–7, 6–4
- 2013 – Andy Murray (GBR) defeats Novak Djokovic (SRB). 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
- 2012 – Roger Federer (SUI) defeats Andy Murray (GBR). 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
- 2011 – Novak Djokovic (SRB) defeats Rafael Nadal (ESP). 6–4, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3
- 2010 – Rafael Nadal (ESP) defeats Tomáš Berdych (CZE). 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Upcoming 2017 Wimbledon Schedule
- Semifinals: July 13-14
- Men’s final: July 16, 9 a.m. ET