Novak Djokovic vs Alex de Minaur, Taylor Fritz vs Lorenzo Musetti: Wimbledon quarter-final predictions

Lorenzo Musetti vs Taylor Fritz and Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic
Lorenzo Musetti vs Taylor Fritz and Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic are the two Wimbledon men's quarter-finals on Wednesday.

The quarter-finals on the bottom half of the men’s singles are set and while some of the names are more surprising than others, fans at Wimbledon on Wednesday will have no reason to complain.

The ever-entertaining Lorenzo Musetti – a popular figure wherever he goes – will face off against American ace Taylor Fritz, in a huge match for both men.

While, in a truly fascinating battle, Wimbledon legend Novak Djokovic takes on Alex de Minaur – perhaps the most improved player on the ATP over the last year.

It promises to be a fascinating afternoon – and here we make our picks.

(25) Lorenzo Musetti vs (13) Taylor Fritz

Neither Musetti nor Fritz may have a better chance of reaching a first Grand Slam semi-final – so who will take advantage?

The US No 1 has a slight experience advantage at this level, having played a Wimbledon quarter-final two years ago, and three major quarter-finals before Wednesday.

Fritz has achieved best results at the first two Slams of 2024 and victory in this match would continue that trend, continuing his winning run after a historic third title in Eastbourne.

The American has a big serve and finds his groove on the surface, but how much does he have left in the tank?

Rallying from two sets down against Alexander Zverev was an intense mental and physical effort, and the dramatic aftermath may cloud proceedings.

Musetti also came into Wimbledon having found form on the grass, a run to the final at Queen’s kickstarting an underwhelming season.

The Italian has never been to a Slam quarter-final before but has a natural grass-court game, which has wreaked havoc for his opponents at SW19.

But it is hard to argue against the experience and power of Fritz in this one.

Prediction: Taylor Fritz in four sets

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(9) Alex de Minaur vs (2) Novak Djokovic

After tougher-than-expected round two and three matches, seven-time champion Djokovic was able to round into form nicely in a convincing victory over Holger Rune on Monday.

The Serb barely put a foot wrong against the Dane – who has beaten him twice previously – but while the 15th seed is out of form, de Minaur certainly isn’t.

The Australian has won two titles this year, is set to reach a new career-high of sixth after Wimbledon, and has reached back-to-back Slam quarter-finals.

De Minaur suffered a late injury scare in a four-set win over Arthur Fils in round four but looks good to go, and has already beaten Djokovic this year – on home soil in the United Cup.

The ninth seed is never one to shy away from a big battle and with a strong grass-court pedigree to his name, he has a chance to beat the world No 2 here.

But Djokovic is the king of five-set matches and will be on Centre Court – one of his most dominant arenas.

De Minaur can win this, but Djokovic can never be underestimated.

Prediction: Novak Djokovic in five sets

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