Kevin Anderson vs. Guido Pella
|Date & Time||Friday July 5, 2019, 8:00 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
London, United Kingdom
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Kevin Anderson and Guido Pella meet in the third round of the 2019 tennis Wimbledon.
Kevin Anderson is coming off a four sets win over Janko Tipsarevic that took 40 games to decide. In the victory, Anderson won 86 percent of his first serve points and 59 percent of his second serve points. Anderson won 78 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his eight break points. Anderson got 67 percent of his first serves in play and saved his only break point. Anderson has won six of his seven sets this tournament and has produced a combined 29 aces, a formula that’s gotten him very far throughout his career. Anderson hopes to make the fourth round of a grand slam for the seventh time in his last nine trips. Anderson has won five of his last six matches on grass court.
Guido Pella is coming off a five sets win over Andreas Seppi that took 49 games to decide. In the victory, Pella won 74 percent of his first serve points and 46 percent of his second serve points. Pella won 65 percent of his total service points and converted on six of his 19 break points. Pella got 67 percent of his first serves in play, saved 14 of his 18 break points and hit nine aces. Pella has played nine sets to get to this point and has hit 78 unforced errors. Pella has to clean up his game if he’s going to keep advancing in this tournament. Pella hopes to make the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time in his career. Pella is 0-2 in previous grand slam third round matches. Pella has split his last four matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
When Anderson is saving well and hitting his spots the way he has in his first two matches, he’s a very tough out and usually cruises through players he’s supposed to beat. Pella has been sloppy through his first two contests and it’s allowed his opponents to hang around. Anderson will take advantage of those mistakes and win this match somewhat comfortably.
I’ll take Anderson in three or four sets.