Tennis Odds: Top Plays for Wimbledon Men's Draw Day 5

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Thursday, July 6, 2017 6:17 PM GMT

Join us for our daily coverage of the Wimbledon tournament. Find out our top men's tennis picks for Day 5 (Friday) and why you should place these two valuable tennis picks.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/0SUCw381-bI", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Benoit Paire Vs. Jerzy Janowicz

Playing in Wimbledon brings great memories to Janowicz. Besides his 16-5 career record at the All England Club, Janowicz also reached the semifinals in London back in 2013. The 26-year-old Pole is trying to return to his best level after several months away from competition due to a knee injury. Taking a look now at Jerzy’s campaign in this event, the former world No. 14 reaches this stage of the tournament after impressive wins over Denis Shapovalov and Lucas Pouille.

Despite his disappointing 16-19 career record on grass, Paire has won 71.43% of the matches played on this surface in 2017. Known as one of the most talented players on the ATP World Tour, Paire is also famous for his unpredictability. At 28, Benoit is looking for an unprecedented appearance in the second week of Wimbledon. After a shaky performance against Rogerio Dutra Silva in the opening round, Paire proved too strong for his fellow countryman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the following match.

This will be the 5th official meeting between these two players with each of them winning two.

As the h2h suggests, there isn’t much separating these players. Even though we consider Benoit the better player, Janowicz is always a fearful opponent on grass. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the 'over' to your betting picks since we expect at least four sets with one tie break taking place.

Free Tennis Pick: 'Over' 39.5 (-111)Best Line Offered: Pinnacle

 

Kei Nishikori (9) Vs. Roberto Bautista Agut (18)

Despite some concerns regarding Nishikori’s physical condition, the 27-year-old Japanese seems fully recovered from the hip injury that forced him to retire from Halle two weeks ago. Playing on the big stages brings the best out of Nishikori with the 2014 US Open runner-up winning 69.44% of the matches played throughout his career in Grand Slam events. Looking now at Kei’s performance in this event, the 9th seed reaches this stage of the competition after a four-set victory against grass-court expert Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Bautista Agut couldn’t have asked for a better draw in Wimbledon. After starting his campaign against a player who is currently outside the top 100, the 29-year-old Spaniard didn’t experience any major issues in the following round against German qualifier Gojowczyk. Even though Bautista Agut is far from an expert on this surface, the low bouncing conditions on grass clearly benefit Roberto’s flat ground-strokes. Adding to this, Bautista Agut holds a terrific 68.18% career record at the All England Club.

These two players know each other very well with Nishikori winning all their previous four encounters.

Despite Bautista Agut’s undeniable quality, Nishikori is a terrible matchup for the Spaniard. Adding to this, the Nishikori is also the most experienced of the two in Grand Slam events. Having said that, our advice is for you to take advantage of Kei’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on the world No. 9 to cover his set handicap.

Free Tennis Pick: Nishikori -1.5 Sets (-130)Best Line Offered: Heritage