MEN’S WIMBLEDON FIXTURES FOR MONDAY AND FAVORITES
The Summer Tennis Grandslam is at the round of 16 stage and Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena will be in action Monday: here are some of the tasty Fixtures and possible outcomes.
Roger Federer v Adrian Mannarino
Slightly unorthodox Frenchman hits it flat but should not trouble the Swiss master unduly after a weekend’s rest. The Swiss veteran has seen it all at this level and barring any rude shock should progress
Verdict: Fed makes it 32 consecutive sets at SW19.
Gael Monfils v Kevin Anderson
French Maverick is a crowd pleaser with his Entertaining style of play,he would be a popular winner but giant South African aggressor will be too solid. Anderson doesn’t mess about and is an experienced campaigner and may proove just to good
Verdict: Anderson Victory.
Mackenzie McDonald v Milos Raonic
Big Canadian ought to outgun little-known American trying to make a Name for Himself and has not fared badly.
Verdict: Raonic should win this
John Isner v Stefanos Tsitsipas
If the highly-rated Greek teenager can defuse the Isner power serve then we should really start getting excited about him. John is a Nightmare to play with those Serves but cope with it and its a breeze. Young Greek might not be ready
Verdict: Isner wins
Karen Khachanov v Novak Djokovic
Don’t be fooled by the girly name, the Russian packs a mighty punch but the Djokovic mojo looks to be restored and thats bad news for Karen
Verdict: Ends in another win for the Resurgent Serbian
Kei Nishikori v Ernests Gulbis
The five-setters from previous rounds will take their toll in earnest on Gulbis with the skilful Japanese handling his power. Kei never stops running and Ernest was looking dead and Buried vs Zverev before pulling a rabbit out of the hat
Verdict: A first Wimbledon quarter-final for Kei.
Juan Martin Del Potro v Gilles Simon
The Argentine with the huge wingspan has the weapons to punch a hole through the nimble French baseliner. Should be entertaining both love a good rally
Verdict: Delpo back in the big time at SW19.
Rafael Nadal v Jiri Vesely
Czech left-hander can play on grass and has surprised many by making it this far but Nadal is enjoying the high bounce and sunshine.
Verdict: Rafa back in quarters for first time since 2011.