ATP Wimbledon Top Picks: Cilic vs. Nishikori & Goffin vs. Raonic

João Mourato

Sunday, July 3, 2016 5:00 PM UTC

Sunday, Jul. 3, 2016 5:00 PM UTC

Join us and find out our two top betting selections for the ATP Wimbledon. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these two valuable tennis picks.

Marin Cilic (9) vs. Kei Nishikori (5)
We picked Kei Nishikori in our tournament analysis as one of the main favorites to win the 2nd quarter; however, the Japanese has been far from impressive so far on this event. Despite having the skills to play on grass, with terrific counter punching skills, Nishikori doesn’t seem to have the proper mindset to be successful on this surface. Kei is known for his problems to maintain a consistent level, which is usually fatal on grass. Nishikori is for the second time on his career on this event’s 4th round, with the Japanese losing on his previous appearance in 2014 against Milos Raonic.

After reaching the quarterfinals in 2014 and 2015, Marin Cilic is looking for a third consecutive appearance on that stage of the competition in Wimbledon. One of the reasons for Marin’s recent success in Wimbledon is his coach, the former champion of this event Goran Ivanisevic, who clearly improved his game on this surface. Known for his powerful serve, Cilic is even tougher to break on grass, with the Croatian winning 95.9% of his service games throughout this event.

This will be the 11th career meeting between these two players, with Nishikori leading on h2h by 7 – 3.

Looking to their previous ten encounters, three of them took place on Grand Slam events – all at the US Open – with Cilic winning the last two (including the 2014 final). Marin seems to be the one with a better mindset on the big stages and that might be crucial here. With Cilic serving at such a high level, any lack of focus from Nishikori will be fatal and for that reason, our suggestion is for you to add the Croatian to your tennis picks as the best play for this match.

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Free Tennis Picks: Marin Cilic ML (+125)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline


David Goffin (11) vs. Milos Raonic (6)
After losing on the ATP London final against Andy Murray, Milos Raonic is looking to extend his good momentum in Wimbledon. Raonic was always a very dangerous player on this surface due to the quality of his serve and with John McEnroe on his team, Milos can be even more dangerous. Looking at Raonic’s performances on this event, the Canadian won all his service games, firing an average of 1.72 aces per service game and always looking for an opportunity to rush to the net.

Known for his tremendous counter punching skills, David Goffin can play at a very good level on grass, always hitting the ball extremely early at a breathtaking pace. Goffin is for the second consecutive year on this event’s fourth round, with the Belgian losing last season against Stan Wawrinka. It has been an easy journey so far for Goffin in the All England Club, defeating Alexander Ward, Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Denis Istomin. Despite not facing any big server so far, we have to highlight David’s returning skills, with the Belgian winning 45.2% of his opponents’ service games throughout this event.

These two players will face each other for the fourth time on their careers, with Raonic leading on h2h by 2 – 1.

Looking to their previous encounters, things were always extremely tough and the same might happen here. Goffin can create many problems to the Canadian with his returning skills and with that mind, we can find tremendous value on David’s tennis odds. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on Goffin’s set handicap, expecting for the Belgian to win at least one set on this contest. 

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Free Tennis Pick: David Goffin +2.5 Set Handicap (-135)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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