Wimbledon 2018 bookie report: Day five featuring Gael Monfils and Ekaterina Makarova
It is the fifth day of Wimbledon and we are about to enter the last 16 stage.
We have already seen some big names such as Caroline Wozniacki and Marin Cilic bow out of the competition. Will there be more surprises today? On this edition of the bookie report we take a look at some of the more realistic outsiders.
The first pick is Radu Albot. The 4/1 shot from Moldova is taking on John Isner in a game which could go a long way. All of Albot’s last four Grand Slam matches have gone the distance, including his first two matches at the All England Club.
Moldova’s No 1 player made it through to the last 16 with victories over Aljaz Bedene and Pablo Carreno-Busta and there is no reason he couldn’t threaten Isner, who in the last round struggled against Belgium’s Ruben Bemelmans.
Our next pick is Gael Monfils. The Frenchman is currently ranked 44th and has never been past the third round at Wimbledon. He is currently priced at 13/8 to make it past an in-form Sam Querrey.
The American loves to practice his trade at this competition and is yet to drop a set. However, he is yet to find a winning formula against Monfils as the previous two clashes have gone in favour of the Frenchman.
There are two bets in the women’s draw that look potentially profitable. First we have gone for Ekaterina Makarova to beat Lucie Safarova at 6/5.
The Russian caused a mighty upset in the last round by eliminating Wozniacki. While her head to head record against Safarova isn’t one to boast about, she is more than capable of winning in this evenly poised contest.
Our second bet features Katerina Siniakova. The Czech is a 13/8 shot ahead of her clash with Italy’s Camila Giorgi.
Siniakova has never been past this round at Wimbledon while Giorgi has only gone further in 2012 where she reached the fourth round. Once again, we are looking at a close game which go down to the wire.
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