Retirements were the name of the game on Day 2 with four of the men’s matches failing to be played out. What was worse for the Wolfpack was that the Djokovic and Federer bets that were on track for a win resulted in an unfortunate refund. The Wolf says not to worry. There is a lot of tennis to be played, starting tonight on Day 3 with

Day 3: Feature Previews
Lukas Rosol v Gilles Muller
Muller is arguably the form player on grass following his title win in s-Hertogenbosch and a semi final showing at Queen’s. That being said, he surprisingly has a poor record at Wimbledon and has never made it beyond the 3rd round. In fact, he has lost in the 1st or 2nd round in his last 4 appearances here. Rosol is no stranger to SW19 having famously beat Nadal here and he plays the ideal brand of tennis to make it tough for Muller. It is no secret that both men will exclusively serve and volley and it is that tactic which will make it hard for Muller. He tends to use his slice backhand to remain in rallies when in return games before using it to approach the net. The net will be taken away from him and you would be able to count his career passing shots from the backhand wing on one hand. There will be no breaks to speak of and that makes the Overs a great bet!
Best: Over 38.5 games ($1.85)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v Simone Bolelli
Tsonga was in cruise control in his opening round win over Norrie. He barely broke a sweat and was serving at 80%. He will step it up a gear against Bolelli who has made his way through the qualifiers. The Wolf says to get right behind Tsonga -6.5. The Italian is well known for dropping sets by a double break scoreline and just one of them in this one will guarantee a Tsonga cover. He will not be breaking the Frenchman’s serve and will be under constant pressure to hold his own. Tsonga has won their prior two encounters with ease and will do the same tonight.
Best: Tsonga -6.5 ($2.00)

Andy Murray v Dustin Brown
Murray faces and almost identical opponent to the first round. Brown is very similar to Bublik in that he will look to serve big and okay super aggressive from his first strike in the rally. The downside for him is that he also has the same deficiencies as Bublik. He will throw in a heap of double faults (had 7 in his 1st round match and 6 last time he played Murray) and cannot hit hard enough, long enough in order to break down the Brit. Murray’s defence holds the key and as we saw in their only other meeting when Brown is down and out he will fall apart. Murray won 7-6 6-3 6-0 in their only other meeting and The Wolf cannot see Brown winning more than 8 or 9 games.
Best: Murray -7.5 ($2.10)

Jerzy Janowicz v Lucas Pouille
The Wolf has Pouille penciled in as Murray’s potential 4th round opponent and he will be sticking by the Frenchman. He will have to work hard to make it past Janowicz – a man that knows all about this tournament. Few would remember his run to the semi’s back in 2013 but it gives him the confidence to perform well here. He used great variety on serve and Shapovalov was only able to break his serve on one occasion. This shapes as a real battle of the breakers. Pouille has contested 7 in his last 7 matches with Janowicz having 5 in his last 4 matches. Wolfy is predicting multiple breakers and says that it will fall right into Pouille’s lap.
Best: 1st Set Correct Score 7-6 ($2.75)

Rafael Nadal v Donald Young
Nadal was in demolition mode against Millman and there will be much of the same against Young. The Spaniard has posted dominant wins int heir two previous encounters and was nothing short of perfect in what was his first match on grass this season. He won 54% of retunurn points – an astonishing number on grass, and with Young lacking a big serve The Wolf is expecting a repeat. In their two matches Rafa has won 52% of return points! The lefty v lefty matchup also favours Rafa as it means Young’s slider serve in the ad court will be going right into the Nadal forehand. They won’t be on court for very long!

Best: Nadal -8.5 ($2.00)

Feature Previews Record: 5-2

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