EARLY nights are in order for Aussie tennis fans after the majority of the national representatives were bundled out of the tournament early on.
Thankfully the tennis purists still get to enjoy The Championships as the pinnacle of the sport given all the big names remain in the draw, and what better way to enhance the experience than putting a multi on Thursday night’s matches?
We have pieced together a quality multi here that looks safe as houses on paper, but also delivers a terrific dividend.
All odds for The Championships were provided by Sportsbet.com.au.
Selections for the Wimbledon July 6th multi of the day:
Caroline Wozniacki to beat Tsvetana Pironkova ($1.37)
Shelby Rogers to win at least one set against Lucie Safarova – yes ($1.83)
Mikhail Kukushkin to win at least one set against Mischa Zverev – yes ($1.62)
Madison Keys to progress past Camila Giorgi ($1.54)
Caroline Wozniacki vs. Tsvetana Pironkova
Thursday, July 6 from 9.05 pm AEST
Two tour veterans lock horns in the early stages of The Championships as Danish dynamo Caroline Wozniacki faces Bulgarian 29-year-old Tsvetana Pironkova.
The world number 11 did not have things all her own way in the opening round, taking three sets to get past Timea Babos. Pironkova had a much easier path through, hammering Sara Errani in straight sets.
The Dane has a dominant record against her Thursday night opponent.
Wozniacki has never lost in the four previous matches between the pair and we do not see the Bulgarian veteran breaking that streak on Thursday.
The Dane should keep her perfect record against her opponent intact en route to the third round.
Caroline Wozniacki to win – $1.37
Lucie Safarova vs. Shelby Rogers
Tuesday, June 6 from 9.05 pm AEST
Wily left-handed veteran Lucie Safarova faces off against up-and-coming American Shelby Rogers in the second leg of our Thursday Wimbledon multi.
Rogers has proven to be a sensation this year and more than capable of mixing it alongside the best. The 24-year-old caused a huge upset earlier this year after she defeated Simona Halep at the Australian Open. Her best tennis is at a very high level.
2017 has been more about doubles for Safarova, who took out the Australian and French Open doubles titles. One thing the Czech veteran has on her opponent is experience, but we are not confident it will be a walk over like the odds suggest.
The price for Shelby to win at least one set is too good to ignore and we are happy to take it as part of our Wimbledon multi.
Shelby Rogers to win at least one set – $1.83
Mikhail Kukushkin vs. Mischa Zverev
Thursday, July 6 from 9.05 pm AEST
A Kazakhstani and a German walk onto a tennis court in London in the second round of Wimbledon. Sounds like a dad joke, but it is the third leg of our Thursday night multi.
Zverev is one older brother of rising star Alex, and while he does not possess the skillset of his sibling, he a very competent player in his own right.
Mikhail Kukushkin is a 29-year-old who has the ability to trouble any player on his day. A win on Thursday would see him equal his best ever performance at Wimbledon in reaching the third round, which he did back in 2014.
Zverev is the hot favourite in the market, but interestingly Kukushkin boasts a 2-1 record in the head-to-head standings between the two. While we are not backing the Kazakhstani to get the win here, we think he is more than capable of pinching a single set; and the price on offer for that to happen is over the top for us.
Mikhail Kukushkin to win at least one set against Mischa Zverev – $1.62
Madison Keys vs Camila Giorgi
Thursday, June 6 from 9.05 pm AEST
Two young guns of the WTA Tour meet in the final leg of our Thursday Wimbledon multi as American Madison Keys meets Italian Camila Giorgi.
This is Key’s first tournament after the French Open, but the world number 10 had no problems steamrolling her opponent Nao Hibino in straight sets in the first round. Keys at peak fitness is one of the best players on the tour and there is no question the 22-year-old has a grand slam title in her in the future.
World number 90 Giorgi overcame the dangerous Alize Cornet in three sets in her opening Wimbledon match. The 25-year-old has had a good grass season to date, making it through to the quarter finals at Birmingham prior to The Championships.
Keys is looking to continue a good run of form against her opponent, which has seen her win twice across their three meetings. We are backing the American to get the job done for us and generate a winning dividend heading into the weekend.
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