MyBookie is back with another daily 2021 Wimbledon update. Here we take a look at what has happened, which underdogs delivered, and who of the main favorites to win the trophy has justified his tag as the ones to beat.
Like in the opening two days of 2021 Wimbledon, Day 3 hasn’t lacked exciting moments for us to cover on both men’s and women’s sides of the competition. Here we look at those with our 2021 Wimbledon update, which includes all the information you’ll need to place bets on Wimbledon betting odds.
2021 Wimbledon Daily Update – July 1st Update
ATP & WTA Betting | 2021 Wimbledon
- When: June 28 – Jul 11
- Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, England
Zverev Beats Sandgren in Straight Sets
One of the main betting favorites to win the 2021 Wimbledon, Alexander Zverev beat Tennys Sandgren in straight sets to advance into the tournament’s third round. It marked Zverev’s second 3-0 victory at Wimbledon after the German tennis star swept Tallon Griekspoor (3-0) on Tuesday.
The match between Zverev and Sandgren lasted for barely 1:47 hours, although it wasn’t like Zverev had smooth sailing to his straight-set victory. The two went back and forth in the first set, with world no.68 securing leads only to see Zverev take it away from him.
The back-and-forth lasted for 12 games, with Zverev eventually edging out a 7-5 victory. The next two sets proved to be much easier on the German, who won with 6-2 and 6-3, thus secured another commanding victory en route to his first Grand Slam title.
Despite his success thus far, Zverev has yet to make it further than R4 in Wimbledon, having reached that feat in 2017. He had since crashed out of R3 in 2018 and R1 in 2019.
For Sandgren, this marks his second R1 exit from Wimbledon, having reached R4 in 2019. That year, he got eliminated by his compatriot Sam Querrey (4-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-7).
Rogers Stuns Sakkari
Shelby Rogers stunned world no.18 Maria Sakkari on Thursday when she beat the 2021 French Open semi-finalist with 2-0. It was a close affair between the two; however, Rogers always seemed to be a step ahead of the 25-year-old Greek.
Sakkari and Rogers exchanged punches in the first set, passing the lead to one another until Rogers found the needed strength to edge out a close 7-5 victory.
The second set proved to be just as exciting and tight, but once again, it was Rogers who had a slight edge. She found her footing in the seventh game when she grabbed the lead (4-3) and extended it to 5-3. Sakkari showed some resistance and reduced the gap to 4-5, but eventually fell flat as she lost 4-6.
This marks Sakkari’s fifth early elimination from Wimbledon, where she has never made it past R3. On the other side, Shelby Rogers is now only one win away from reaching R4, which would mark her career-best placement on the English grass court.
Rogers will face off against world no.20 Elena Rybakina on Friday, July 2, for a spot in the 1/8 finals.
Bautista-Augut Squeezes Into R3
Roberto Bautista-Agut needed 3:41 hours to edge past Miomir Kecmanovic (3-2) on Thursday, July 1, in what was billed as a one-sided affair. The 33-year-old veteran entered the match as a heavy favorite, priced around -300, but struggled to justify his tag as the man to beat.
World no.10 took the lead with two 6-3 sets but faced tough resistance from the 21-year-old Serbian, who stole the third set with 7-6.
Kecmanovic carried over the momentum into the fourth round, beating Bautista-Agut with 6-3, and seemed set to steal the win.
However, things didn’t go as planned. Agut and Kecmanovic looked evenly matched in the final set of the day and found themselves tied at 3-3, at which point Agut shifted into a higher gear and strung together three games to win the set 6-3.
Having reached R3 of Wimbledon, Roberto Bautista Agut is now just a few steps away from securing his best placement at All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. In 2019, he reached the semi-finals but got eliminated by the eventual champion Novak Djoković.