• Daniil Medvedev [2] v Carlos Alcaraz [WC]
  • Daria Kasatkina [31] v Jelena Ostapenko
  • Roger Federer [6] v Richard Gasquet
LONDON, ENGLAND – The second round matches conclude on day four of Wimbledon with three entertaining matches.

 

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Daniil Medvedev [2] v Carlos Alcaraz [WC] H2H & Match Fundamentals

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Daniil Medvedev [2] v Carlos Alcaraz [WC]

H2H: First meeting

Wimbledon

London, England

Grass (O)

Prize Money: £75,000

2nd on Court 1 (15:30 BST)

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Daniil Medvedev overcame a tough first round when he edged past Jan-Lennard Struff in his opening round. The Mallorca champion looks in fine form as he seems to be the most dangerous threat to Novak Djokovic’s charge for a 20th grand slam champion. The Russian will look to build his momentum on Thursday as he looks to reach the last 32.

Next for Medvedev is young talent Carlos Alcaraz who has been tipped to be the second coming of Rafael Nadal. Under the guidance of Juan Carlos Ferrero, Alcaraz has already reached the world’s top 100 at 18 years of age and has caught the attention of some of the top names in the sport.

Alcaraz will do his best to neutralise the points as best as he can but this match-up suits Medvedev perfectly add to the factor that the Russian had a day off while the Spaniard had a five-setter on Wednesday.

Prediction: Medvedev in straight sets.

 

Daria Kasatkina [31] v Jelena Ostapenko  H2H & Match Fundamentals

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Daria Kasatkina [31] v Jelena Ostapenko

H2H: Ostapenko leads 3-2

Wimbledon

London, England

Grass (O)

Prize Money: £75,000

3rd on Court 3 (14:30 BST)

BBC Sport

It’s taken her some time but Daria Kasatkina has rebuilt herself after failing to back up a great year in 2018. The Russian has no built up some form especially on the grass where she reached the final in Birmingham. The 31st seed’s game of style makes it tricky for anyone and will test anyone’s ability at this level.

As for Jelena Ostapenko, she come off the back of a title win in Eastbourne and is one of the most in-form players on the tour. On her day she can beat anyone but she can also lose to anyone. You’re never quite sure what Ostapenko is going to turn up but now she is looking to build on a consistent last few weeks and looks a genuine threat for the title.  

When they met in Eastbourne, Ostapenko won in three sets and you would think the Latvian would once again be the favourite here but Kasatkina has the skills to ensure that it’s not an easy day at the office for the former grand slam champion.

Prediction: Ostapenko in three sets.

 

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Roger Federer [6] v Richard Gasquet   H2H & Match Fundamentals

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Roger Federer [6] v Richard Gasquet

H2H: Federer leads 18-2

Wimbledon

London, England

Grass (O)

Prize Money: £75,000

3rd on Centre Court (16:30 BST)

BBC Sport

Roger Federer could have wanted for better starts to a Wimbledon campaign after his opponent Adrian Mannarino retired at two sets all. The eight-time champion knows that if he wants to be anywhere near the final then he will have to raise his level as the tournament goes on.

The good news for Federer, is his opponent is a player he has beaten 18 times in Richard Gasquet. The Frenchman is still going on the tour despite multiple injuries and setbacks as he approaches the ending of his glittering career.

Even though Gasquet prefers the grass courts of SW19, Federer should have too much for the Frenchman although this could once again prove tougher than he would have wanted.

Prediction: Federer in four sets.  

 

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