You know it’s officially summer when the best tennis players in the world hit the grass court at Wimbledon. We are still in the very early stages of the major event, with the men in the bottom half of the draw playing their games as we speak. The second round of Wimbledon will begin on Wednesday, with a number of big-name players through the opening round and ready to roll.
We don’t have enough space here to cover every single game on the schedule, but we can take a look at some of the top seeds to see what lies in wait for them in the second round while making some tennis betting predictions.
2019 Wimbledon Betting Odds & Picks for Men’s Second Round
Djokovic (1) vs. Kudla
It’s probably fair to suggest that Djokovic is the favorite to win Wimbledon this year and he certainly made it look easy enough in the opening round, dispatching Kohlschreiber in straight sets.
Next up for Djokovic will be American Denis Kudla, who also made it through the first round without breaking too much of a sweat. This, though, is probably the end of the road for Kudla, as this should be a game that is nothing more than a warm-up match for Djokovic.
Medvedev (11) vs. Popyrin
The #11 seeded Medvedev made it through the opening round in straight sets, but it wasn’t exactly smooth sailing, as 2 of the 3 sets in that one went to a tiebreaker.
It was essentially the same story for his opponent in round 2, with Alexei Popyrin also needing a tiebreaker and a 7-5 second set win to get through that one. I have a feeling that this one might be a bit of a tough slog for Medvedev, but I like him to get through it in 4 sets.
Anderson (4) vs. Tipsarevic
Kevin Anderson had a very comfortable passage through his opening-round game, taking out Herbert in straight sets. He is going to be heavily favored in the second round against Tipsarevic. The Serbian had a long game in the opening round, going the full 5 sets to get past Nishioka in what was a fun one to watch.
It’s going to be interesting to see how much he has left on the tanks after that one. I just don’t see him being able to hang with Anderson, who looks like a good bet to make a deep run in this tournament.
Haase vs. Raonic (15)
You need to go all the way back to 2016 to find the last time that Milos Raonic won a single title, but this is a player who is always a good pick to make it into the later rounds in any tournament he plays in. He got off to a bit of a slow start in his opening round game, winning the first-set tiebreaker before getting into a groove and closing things out quickly after that.
In Haase, he is up against a player who absolutely breezed through his first game of the tournament. Overall, though, the Dutchman has a losing record this season, so Round 2 should be the end of his Wimbledon journey.