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Wimbledon 2024: No Escape For Alcaraz

It’s starting to get to the boiling point at Wimbledon as we reach the quarterfinal stage. We haven’t seen too many shocks so far at SW19, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw some over the next couple of days.
Wimbledon

Alcaraz Not All Conquering

The match where I think we could see a shock is Carlos Alcaraz vs. Tommy Paul. The defending champion has already had some tough matches at Wimbledon, which included a five-set thriller against Frances Tiafoe.

His opponent, Tommy Paul, arrives here with fresher prep after winning his last two matches in straight sets. Furthermore, the American has a good record against Alcaraz, with it being 2-2 in their head-to-head history.

Alcaraz didn’t come into Wimbledon in the best of form after he was defeated at Queens, and I just think that his recent gruelling matches are going to catch up to him. The 3/1 being offered on Paul to beat Alcaraz doesn’t look too bad.

Sinner Getting Into Stride

The other Men’s quarterfinal on Tuesday is Jannik Sinner vs. Danill Medvedev. After a couple of close matches early on at Wimbledon, Sinner has started to find his stride. He was last seen beating Ben Shelton in straight sets and appeared to be in total control of the match. 

Medvedev had a smooth passage to the quarterfinals after his opponent, Gregor Dimitrov, was forced to retire through injury in the fourth round, so he’s not had a proper match for a few days. 

Overall, Medvedev leads Sinner 6-5 in their previous head-to-heads, but Sinner has won their last five meetings. I do think he will beat Medvedev, but it could go all the way. It’s currently 17/4 for Sinner to beat Medvedev 3-2.

Paolini Ready To Peak

The Women’s Singles still looks very open, and the match I’ll be keeping an eye on is Jasmine Paolini vs. Emma Navarro. Both players have been in top form and have knocked out some big names, including the likes of Coco Gauff and Madison Keys.

Navarro has never lost to Paolini, but she arrives here in the best form of her career, and she reached the final at the French Open last month. I think Paolini might just have the edge, and at 6/4, I’m going to side with her.

Selections

Tommy Paul To Beat Carlos Alcaraz (3/1)

Jannik Sinner To Beat Danill Medvedev 3-2 (17/4)

Jasmine Paolini To Beat Emma Navarro (6/4)

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It’s starting to get to the boiling point at Wimbledon as we reach the quarterfinal stage. We haven’t seen too many shocks so far at SW19, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw some over the next couple of days.
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