Top Plays of the Day For ATP Wimbledon Semi-Finals

Deborah Stern

Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:46 PM UTC

Thursday, Jul. 7, 2016 6:46 PM UTC

Join us on our daily coverage of Wimbledon. Find out our top tennis picks for the Semi-Finals and why should you place these two valuable tennis bets when checking the ATP Odds.

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Milos Raonic (6) vs. Roger Federer (3)
After a very tough victory on the 4th round against David Goffin with Milos Raonic recovering from a 0 – 2 disadvantage, the Canadian didn’t face any major problems on his quarterfinals clash against Sam Querrey, dismissing the American by 6 – 4 7 – 5 5 – 7 6 – 4. Known for his powerful serve, Milos tried to mix things up against Sam, using very often the kick serve which proved to be very effective against Querrey’s unreliable backhand. The Canadian has been very solid on serve throughout the entire tournament, winning 95.7% of his service games.

We expected that Marin Cilic could create some problems to Roger Federer and the Croatian was very close from winning that match. However, Roger found a way to emerge victorious by 6 – 7 4 – 6 6 – 3 7 – 6 6 – 3, saving also three match points on the 4th set. Federer played some of his best tennis on the last three sets, showing a terrific physical condition. Roger’s serve is also a huge weapon on this surface, with the six-time Wimbledon champion winning 96.4% of his service games and saving 81.3% of the break points he faced.

This will be the 12th career meeting between these two players, with Federer leading on h2h by 9 – 2.

Raonic won their previous encounter earlier this year in Brisbane yet, it’s important to mention that Federer couldn’t perform at his best on that match due to sickness. Federer built his career with very good records against big servers and things get even better for him on grass, where his short slice return is extremely effective. After the level presented by Roger on the last three sets against Cilic, the value is clearly on his side and for that reason, our suggestion is for you to add the Swiss to your tennis picks.

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Free Tennis Pick: Roger Federer ML (-163)
Best Line Offered: at William Hill


Tomas Berdych (10) vs. Andy Murray (2)
Tomas Berdych is for the second time on his career in Wimbledon’s semifinals, with his previous appearance on 2010 when he reached the final. This was probably Tomas easiest draw ever on a Grand Slam event, reaching this stage of the competition without facing a single top 25 player. Despite having a very easy draw, Berdych still experienced some problems, especially on the 4th round against Jiri Vesely where a fifth set was required to find the winner.

After Novak Djokovic’s loss, Andy Murray is now the main favorite to grab the trophy next Sunday. Despite losing two sets on the previous round against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Murray was never in serious danger, showing all his quality with a 6 – 1 victory on the 5th set. It has been a very solid campaign from Andy on the All England Club, with the home player looking for his 3rd career appearance on this event’s final. Looking at Andy’s numbers on this competition, the highlight goes to his return to serve, with the world no.2 winning 36.0% of the games played on his opponent’s serve.

These two players will face each other for the 15th time on their careers with Murray leading on h2h by 8 – 6.

Despite Berdych’s six victories over Andy, it was Murray who won the last four meetings without any problems. Andy is currently at a much higher level and his defensive skills should be too much for Tomas to handle. With that in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Murray’s spread tennis odds by placing a bet on it.

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Free Tennis Pick: Andy Murray -6 (-118)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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