Roger Federer vs. Gilles Simon 2015 Wimbledon
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 8, 2015, 11:05 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Gilles Simon +550 / Roger Federer -800 -- Over/Under:
Gilles Simon and Roger Federer meet Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the 2015 Wimbledon.
Gilles Simon is coming off a straight sets win over Tomas Berdych, which lasted less than two hours. Simon has played 10 sets and two tiebreaks this tournament. Simon is winning at least 63 percent of his first serve points and 50 percent of his second serve points. Simon has combined for five aces and 58 winners in his last two matches. Simon continues to play smart tennis, is hitting his spots well and waits for his opponent to simply break down over the course of a match. Simon has had 24 or less unforced errors in three of his first four matches. Simon has never reached the semifinals of a grand slam. This is Simon’s first appearance in the quarterfinals of a grand slam since the 2009 Australian Open.
Roger Federer is coming off a straight sets win over Roberto Bautista Agut, which lasted less than an hour and a half. Federer has dropped just one set and played one tiebreak this tournament. Federer is winning at least 79 percent of his first serve points and 63 percent of his second serve points. Federer has combined for 24 aces and 94 winners in his last two matches. Federer is in great form right now and has finished three of his four matches in less than an hour and a half. Federer has no more than 12 unforced errors in all four of his matches this tournament. Federer has reached the semifinal in two of his last six grand slam appearances. Federer has been bounced in the quarterfinal of the Wimbledon three times in his career.
These two have played seven times in the past, and Federer has won five of those meetings. The most recent match was in the 2014 Shanghai Masters, a match Federer won in straight sets. Simon hasn’t beaten Federer since 2008. This will be the first time these two play on grass.
Simon is playing great tennis, but he’s had little to no success against Federer and is playing a guy who plays his style far better than him. I look for Federer to keep rolling and get the job done here.