Thomas Fabbiano vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas
|Date & Time||Monday July 1, 2019, 9:30 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
London, United Kingdom
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Thomas Fabbiano and Stefanos Tsitsipas meet in the first round of the 2019 tennis Wimbledon.
Thomas Fabbiano heads into this tournament with some momentum after making the semifinals of Eastbourne and pushing Sam Querrey to three competitive sets. Fabbiano has served very well over the last week or so and should be able to build on that confidence knowing he made the third round of the Wimbledon last year. As long as Fabbiano gets his first serve in play, he gives himself a chance to make this match very competitive. Fabbiano hopes to make the second round of a grand slam for the fifth time in his career. Fabbiano has zero career wins over top-10 players. Fabbiano has won six of his last seven matches on grass court.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is coming off two exhibition matches were he had mixed results, and he had a quarterfinal appearance in London. Tsitsipas may not have the grand slam success he’d like to have at this stage of his career, but he’s easily been one of the more consistent players over the last year or so and usually wins matches he’s supposed to win. Tsitsipas was shaky with his second serve the last time we saw him, but as long as cleans up the silly mistakes, he’s somebody who could make a deep run in this tournament. Tsitsipas hopes to make the second round of a grand slam for the sixth straight time. Tsitsipas has split his last six matches on grass court.
Tsitsipas has won both matches against Fabbiano, which includes a straight sets win in last years Wimbledon and a qualifying 2017 win for the French Open.
Fabbiano is riding high on confidence and serving very well, so I wouldn’t be shocked if he can take a set. As for who wins, betting against Tsitsipas isn’t an option for me, as he’s way too consistent and is well rested to put a lot of energy into a healthy tournament run. It also doesn’t hurt that Tsitsipas beat Fabbiano in straight sets here last year.
Tsitsipas wins in either straights or four sets.