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After winning the French Open earlier this month, Novak Djokovic comes to Wimbledon as the odds favorite to defend his 2019 title (don’t forget that the championships were canceled last year due to Covid-19). The kick-off for the form-strong Serb is a first professional encounter with the highly rated British youngster Jack Draper.

Although this is likely to go smoothly for Djokovic, Draper has victories over Alexander Bublik and Jannik Sinner on the way in the run-up to Wimbledon looked impressive in the quarter-finals at the Queen’s Club.

While it’s too steep to suggest Draper take a set, we believe the Brit is behind him with the support of the center court crowd – coupled with his recent good form – Should be able to keep the score respectable and stay competitive every set. Already in his 6: 3, 6: 3 defeat against his compatriot Cameron Norrie in Queens, the Londoner showed what he is capable of. He is well able to bring the world number one to over 27.5 games.

Petra Kvitova faces a difficult draw against American Sloane Stephens in SW19 on Monday. The two-time champion has taken some early seasons since her last win in 2014, but reached the last 16 of the competition at the last Wimbledon game in 2019.

Her only performance on grass that year was an impressive performance last week at the Bad Homburg Open, where she made it to the semi-finals. This positive result suggests she has fully recovered from the freak injury she sustained while doing media outreach at Roland Garros earlier this month. She hopes to move into the second round in the relatively open lower half of the draw, but will not be able to fight her Grand Slam colleague Stephens in her own way.

For her part, the American goes into the field without match practice Competition. She has been a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon in the past, but the turf remains her least successful surface. Even so, the former world number 3 looked in good shape during her run to the fourth round in Paris earlier this month, building on her improved performances from Charleston and Parma.

Previous meetings between the two have shown that the American Kvitova has caused problems with her constant baseline and ability to hang around in rallies. We therefore assume that Stephens will be able to pick up a sentence when she meets the Czech. However, we believe that Kvitova with her outstanding turf record will win this game 2-1.

World number 28, Nikoloz Basilashvili, has overcome a hot 2020 to win two ATP titles this year, and hopes to improve his uninspiring Wimbledon record – where he never made it past the third round. Nevertheless, he can get a lot of encouragement from his recent appearances on grass.

In Stuttgart he reached the second round, then lost to the eventual champion Marin Cilic and made it to the semifinals in Halle the following week before he was in the narrow Rule of three against the Russian Andrey Rublev lost.

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Murray, on the other hand, joins the tournament after having only played five Grand Slam games in the past four years and losing three of them. The former world number one has struggled with a number of injuries in recent years but happily returned to the Queens tour, where he won his first round match against Benoit Paire before being easily sacked by eventual winner Matteo Berrettini. His game looked okay, but there’s no denying the Scot will be rusty. Because of this, I expect the Georgian to win the game. However, the two-time champions can pick up at least one set in their ears with the support of the home fans.

13:00 Novak Djokovic – Jack Draper: Over 27.5 games in total 15:30 Sloane Stephens – Petra Kvitova: Kvitova wins 2-1 in Sets17: 30 Andy Murray – Nikoloz Basilashvili: Basilashvili to the match and both players win a set

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