Wimbledon Men's Semifinals Picks: Can Querrey Continue Unlikely Run?

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Joao Mourato

Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:12 PM GMT

Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 6:12 PM GMT

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

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/FdFHw-ho1iw", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Roger Federer (3) Vs. Tomas Berdych (11)

Federer continues to pursue his 8th career title at the All England Club. After Andy Murray's and Novak Djokovic’s surprising defeats in the quarterfinals, the Swiss is now the undeniable favorite to lift the Wimbledon trophy. At the age of 35, Federer is going through one of the best moments his career. In addition to his astonishing 29-2 record in 2017, Federer hasn't dropped a set in London.

Playing on grass brings the best out of Berdych. After reaching the Wimbledon final in 2010, the 31-year-old Czech is one win away from returning to the decisive match at the All England Club. Looking now at Berdych’s campaign in this event, the world No. 15 reaches this stage of the competition after Djokovic’s retirement in the previous round due to an elbow injury. Despite Djokovic’s physical problems, Tomas played at an exceptional level with 17 winners and only 13 unforced errors on that match.

These two players know each other very well with their first encounter taking place in 2004. Despite Federer's 18-6 lead on the h2h, Berdych is far from an easy matchup for the Swiss. Besides winning at least one set in 50% of their previous encounters, Tomas emerged victorious from their last meeting at the All England Club in 2010. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Berdych’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on the Czech to win at least one set.

Free Tennis Pick: Berdych +2.5 Sets (+101)Best Line Offered: Pinnacle

 

Sam Querrey (24) Vs. Marin Cilic (7)

After an incredible victory over world No. 1 Murray in the previous round, Querrey became the first American man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since Andy Roddick at the 2009 US Open. Known as one of the best grass-court players on the ATP World Tour, Querrey holds a terrific 65.38% winning record throughout his career at the All England Club. Considering now his numbers in this event, the highlight clearly goes to his serve with an impressive average of 1.20 aces per service game.

As we predicted in our ATP Wimbledon tournament analysis, the 2014 US Open champion Cilic proved to be a great investment after winning his quarter of the draw. Known for his powerful serve, the fast court conditions on grass are perfect for Marin’s game style. Besides his 26-10 career record in Wimbledon, Cilic hasn’t lost a match in this event against a player outside the top 10 since 2011.

This will be the 5th career meeting between these two players with Cilic leading 4-0.

Even though Querrey is still looking for his first win against this opponent, the 6-foot-6 American can never be underestimated on this surface. Adding to this, Querrey won at least one set in 3 of their previous four encounters. Having said that, our advice is for you to add the 'over' 3.5 sets to your betting picks since we expect a much closer contest than the odds suggest.

Free Tennis Pick: 'Over' 3.5 Sets (-161)Best Line Offered: Ladbrokes
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