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Wimbledon Day 4 promises some normality when it comes to the weather forecast with the first round still yet to be completed on the men’s and women’s sides. Our day 2 treble is still running, with the first two legs on day 2 and day 3 landing thanks to Andy Murray and Francisco Cerundolo, we just need Zhizhen Zhang to win a set against Botic Van De Zandschulp in one of the day 4’s early starts to secure a solid start to the fortnight for our Wimbledon predictions.
The day 4 schedule is something of a sweet shop to bettors but it is important not to place too many bets, just because of the sheer amount of action that is at our fingertips. With the order of play potentially set to be a frantic muddle once again we have settled on a shorter-priced and well-researched treble on day 4. A watching brief is still highly recommended to see how players are shaping up on the surface and in the unique conditions that the weather has thrown up.
Day 4 should be the day when the tournament comes alive and gets into full swing and the match-up between Sir Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas is the headline act. Lorenzo Musetti vs Jaume Munar and Leylah Fernandez vs Caroline Garcia are the other two matches that tickle our fancy in our day 4 Wimbledon predictions.
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Day 4 Treble
A great barometer for Andy Murray’s resurgence
When it comes to preparation, Murray could not have asked for much more in his favour ahead of taking on Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second round. The Scot only dropped four games in defeating Ryan Peniston on day 2, while Tsitsipas was scrapping with Dominic Thiem in a match-deciding tiebreak late on day 3.
That said, the Greek is one of the best players that Murray has faced on the grass this year, and he was cast aside 6-3 6-1 against Alex De Minaur (world no. 17) at Queen’s Club, his only grass court match at main tour level prior to Wimbledon. Tsitsipas is no grass-courter, but is a great competitor when in the right mental space and should be inspired by the occasion. The 24-year-old is world no. 5 for a reason and has the physical capabilities to extend points that Murray has been able to keep short against lesser opponents in the last couple of months.
Tsitsipas is the rightful outsider given the nature of his battle with Thiem and his form since the clay season, but feels like a sensible pick to take at least one set against Murray, who cannot play all guns blazing from start to finish.
Fifth seed to impress again
Caroline Garcia has become a palpable threat on the WTA Tour in the last year or so, and dumped 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu out of Wimbledon this time last year. The French athlete comfortably defeated the appropriately-named Katie Volynets in the first round, breaking the American’s serve four times, and takes on an underperforming Leylah Fernandez in round 2.
Fernandez showed her high potential by making the final of the 2021 US Open but, like Raducanu, has struggled to build on that achievement since. The 20-year-old had to grind her way past world no. 85 Kateryna Baindl in the first round and may struggle to handle Garcia’s power. Baindl is the highest-ranked player that Fernandez has ever beaten on grass, and as Raducanu did last year, she may be set to learn a tough lesson on the surface in the infancy of her senior career.
Musetti the coming man
Lorenzo Musetti has adjusted to the grass better than ever before this season and is rightly the strong favourite against Jaume Munar of Spain. Munar scuppered our day 1 double, in a clinical four-set win over John Isner in which he survived a host of break points.
Musetti eased his way through the first round, and was on our Wimbledon predictions radar, as he beat Juan Pablo Varillas 6-3 6-1 7-5, dropping serve just once against the Peruvian. The 21-year-old should also be motivated to set the records straight with Munar, having lost all three of the pair’s previous head-to-heads, which should have no bearing on the outcome of this match having taken place on clay.
Munar continues to be close to an automatic fade on grass and the scratchy win over a declining Isner does not change that.
We are eyeing up a shorter-priced treble for day 4 in taking stock after the last few days. Grand slams are lengthy events, it is important to stake responsibly throughout and betting should only enhance your enjoyment of the tennis.
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