Horacio Zeballos vs Novak Djokovic
|Date & Time||Thursday July 5, 2018, 6:30 AM (EDT)|
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Novak Djokovic is back from injury and starting to look like the player he was before he got. The Serbian has made it to the second round of Wimbledon where he will be taking on Argentine veteran Horacio Zeballos. This should be a very exciting game of tennis between two players that have been on this stage many times before.
Horacio Zeballos is a very talented player and is one of the few players that have beaten Rafael Nadal on a clay court final. The Argentine is a former ATP winner and has been a professional play since 2003 so he knows how to handle the big occasion. This was shown in the opening round as Horacio Zeballos won his match in four sets after losing the first set. This match will be a lot harder for Horacio Zeballos than the opening round since Djokovic is an incredible player. It will be interesting to see if Horacio Zeballos can hold his ground against a top player.
On the other side of the court, Novak Djokovic will look at this game as one that he must win easily. The Serbian will be desperate to win Wimbledon to announce that he is back. It has been a difficult 12 months for the Serbian as he has struggled with injuries but he is looking fit and hungry to play tennis. In terms of fitness, it will be beneficial for Novak Djokovic to win this game quickly to prevent any injuries. I see this game ending very quickly with Novak Djokovic looking to be very aggressive.
All in all, Novak Djokovic should win this match. He is the better player and although he has been injured, he should still be good enough to win. While Horacio Zeballos has tons of experience, he simply doesn’t have the skills to compete with the Serbian superstar. As far as betting is concerned, we should bet on the under 3.5 sets. This bet should win since I don’t see Djokovic losing a set. Betting on Djokovic to win outright is not a good option since the odds are very short.