The third tournament of the men’s Grand Slam is heading into its semifinal stage tomorrow morning. Ahead of the matches, you can get in on the betting action on the DraftKings Sportsbook. Let’s break them down:
Djokovic vs. Bautista-Agut Betting Splits:
– Novak Djokovic (-1115): 98% of Handle, 91% of Bets
– Roberto Bautista-Agut (+700): 2% of Handle, 9% of Bets
Nadal vs. Federer Betting Splits:
– Rafael Nadal (-141): 58% of Handle, 54% of Bets
– Roger Federer (+117): 42% of Handle, 46% of Bets
Note: All odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook
Let’s address the obvious; betting on Bautista-Agut would be a LONG shot. He’s ranked 22nd, while his opponent is the top-ranked tennis player in the world. Djokovic has been No. 1 for 36 consecutive weeks. Novak is also the reigning Wimbledon champion and is pushing for his fifth title. This will be Bautista-Agut’s first Grand Slam semifinal, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be a simple stepping stone for Djokovic. These two have met 10 times in the past, and while Novak has won seven of those, Roberto can clearly compete with the best.
On the other side of the (b)racket, we have one of the most exciting matchups in men’s tennis: Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer. Nadal is ranked second, Federer is third. Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, Nadal has won 18. But when it comes to Wimbledon, Roger has fared much better. He holds the most men’s Wimbledon titles at eight, while Rafael has only won the tournament twice. The head-to-head stats tell a different story, though. Nadal is 24-15 against Federer, with 10 of those victories coming in Grand Slam tournaments (Federer has 3 Grand Slam wins against Nadal, for context.)
If Federer fails to make it to the title match, and Djokovic takes care of business like he’s set (my last tennis pun) to do, either Nadal or Novak will be one step closer to tying Federer’s all-time Grand Slam title record.
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