Wimbledon 2017 Men’s Second Round Predictions (Wednesday, July 5th)

Posted by Eric Williams on Wednesday,July 5, 2017 9:45, EST in

The 2017 Wimbledon Championships may have gotten off to a uninspiring start on the Men’s ATP portion of the world’s most coveted tennis tournament, but there’s still plenty of hope to cash in with a series of winning wagers, especially seeing as how my trio of opening round picks were virtually spot on.

Therefore, thanks to the trio of expert second round of tennis picks that you’re about to get, you could cash in huge three more times before the start of the third round ever takes place. Now, let’s get to it.

Analyzing The Wimbledon 2017 Men’s Second Round Predictions (Wednesday, July 5th)

 

 

Ryan Harrison +555

LAST 10 RESULTS AT WIMBLEDON

Date – Round – Winner – Loser – Sets

4-Jul-17 – First Round – Ryan Harrison – Borna Coric – 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
23-Jun-14 – First Round – Grigor Dimitrov – Ryan Harrison – 7-6 (7-1), 6-3, 6-2
25-Jun-13 – First Round – Jeremy Chardy – Ryan Harrison – 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
27-Jun-12 – Second Round – Novak Djokovic – Ryan Harrison – 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
25-Jun-12 – First Round – Ryan Harrison – Yen-Hsun Lu – 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Tomas Berdych -805

LAST 10 RESULTS AT WIMBLEDON

Date – Round – Winner – Loser – Sets

4-Jul-17 – First Round – Tomas Berdych – Jeremy Chardy – 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
8-Jul-16 – Semi Finals – Andy Murray – Tomas Berdych – 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
6-Jul-16 – Quarter Finals – Tomas Berdych – Lucas Pouille – 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-2
5-Jul-16 – Fourth Round – Tomas Berdych – Jiri Vesely – 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10-8), 6-7 (9-11), 6-3
3-Jul-16 – Third Round – Tomas Berdych – Alexander Zverev – 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Analysis: World No. 15 Tomas Berdych is a solid 26-13 on the year while World No. 41 Ryan Harrison has gone 10-13 with one title. The pair has met twice with Berdych winning both times, even though it took three sets to get it done each time.

Moreover, while the 25-year-old Harrison has age on his side against the 31-year-old Berdych, it is the senior star that has more firepower and a game better suited to the fast courts at Wimbledon. While I’m expecting Ryan Harrison to put up a great effort, in the end, he just won’t have the offensive firepower necessary in order to beat one of the biggest hitters on the ATP World Tour. Back Tomas Berdych to win in four tough sets.

Pick: Tomas Berdych in 4 Sets

Dominic Thiem -420

LAST 10 RESULTS AT WIMBLEDON

Date – Tournament – Round – Winner – Loser – Sets

4-Jul-17 – – First Round – Dominic Thiem – Vasek Pospisil – 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
30-Jun-16 – Second Round – Jiri Vesely – Dominic Thiem – 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3)
29-Jun-16 – First Round – Dominic Thiem – Florian Mayer – 7-5, 6-4, 6-4
1-Jul-15 – Second Round – Fernando Verdasco – Dominic Thiem – 5-7, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
29-Jun-15 – First Round – Dominic Thiem – Dudi Sela – 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Gilles Simon +320

LAST 10 RESULTS AT WIMBLEDON

Date – Tournament – Round – Winner – Loser – Sets

4-Jul-17 – First Round – Gilles Simon – Nicolas Jarry – 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-3
30-Jun-16 – Second Round – Grigor Dimitrov – Gilles Simon – 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-4
27-Jun-16 – First Round – Gilles Simon – Janko Tipsarevic – 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3
8-Jul-15 – Quarter Finals – Gilles Simon – Roger Federer – 3-6, 5-7, 2-6
6-Jul-15 – Fourth Round – Gilles Simon – Tomas Berdych – 6-3, 6-3, 6-2

Analysis: The blossoming World No. 8 Dominic Thiem has gone a robust 35-15 this year with one title while the World No. 36 Gilles Simon has posted an uninspiring 10-14 record coming into this match. More importantly, the 21-year-old Thiem has gone 5-2 in seven career meetings against Simon while winning each if the last four meetings, with each of his last two wins have come via straight sets.

In addition, Dominic Thiem is younger, faster and stronger with a bigger serve and bigger groundstrokes that are suited to the fast grass at Wimbly. Consequently, If this match were being played on clay, then I’d give Gilles Simon a much better chance of getting the upset. As it stand right now, Thiem wins and wins handily in four sets max.

Pick: Dominic Thiem in 4 Sets

The World No. 32 Juan Martin Del Potro has gone 13-7 on the year with no titles.

Juan Martin Del Potro -795

LAST 10 RESULTS AT WIMBLEDON

Date – Tournament – Round – Winner – Loser – Sets

4-Jul-17 – First Round – Juan Martin del Potro – Thanasi Kokkinakis – 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
3-Jul-16 – Third Round – Lucas Pouille – Juan Martin del Potro – 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (8-6), 7-5, 6-1
1-Jul-16 – Second Round – Juan Martin del Potro – Stan Wawrinka – 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
28-Jun-16 – First Round – Juan Martin del Potro – Stephane Robert – 6-1, 7-5, 6-0
5-Jul-13 – Semi Finals – Novak Djokovic – Juan Martin del Potro – 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (6-8), 6-3

Ernests Gulbis +545

LAST 10 RESULTS AT WIMBLEDON

Date – Tournament – Round – Winner – Loser – Sets

4-Jul-17 – First Round – Ernests Gulbis – Victor Estrella Burgos – 6-1, 6-1, 6-2
27-Jun-16 – First Round – Jack Sock – Ernests Gulbis – 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
30-Jun-15 – First Round – Lukas Rosol – Ernests Gulbis – 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
25-Jun-14 – Second Round – Sergiy Stakhovsky – Ernests Gulbis – 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
23-Jun-14 – First Round – Ernests Gulbis – Jurgen Zopp – 7-6 (9-7), 7-5, 7-6 (12-10)

Analysis: The World No. 32 Juan Martin Del Potro has gone 13-7 on the year with no titles while the World No. 589 Ernests Gulbis has gone 0-1 so far this campaign. Del Potro has gone 3-2 against Gulbis in five career meetings and is the pick to get the win in their second round matchup if only because Ernests Gulbis is a rusty as it gets heading into a major slam tourney.

Therefore, while the 28-year-old Gulbis has the skill set to beat any player on the planet on any given day, he’s also not the most mentally stable player in the world, which is why he’s going to lose against the 32-year-old Del Po in four sets at the maximum.

In conclusion, I know the lower ranked Gulbis has gone 2-1 against Del Potro in the last three meetings, but again, he hasn’t played much tennis this year and will fall to the championship-hopeful Del Potro in the year’s third major tournament.

Pick: Juan Martin Del Potro in 4 Sets