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By Jake Davies

  • Caroline Wozniacki [5] vs Anett Kontaveit
  • Mischa Zverev [27] vs Roger Federer [3]
  • Agnieszka Radwanska [9] vs Timea Bacsinszky [19]
LONDON, UK – Round Three at Wimbledon 2017 will come to a close as we head for a much needed day of rest, but not before our pick of the action.



Caroline Wozniacki [5] vs Anett Kontaveit H2H: Kontaveit leads 1-0

The former World Number 1 and two-time US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki is flying high at the moment after yet another positive week in Eastbourne, where she was edged out by Karolina Pliskova in the final, her fourth final of the 2017 season.

The Estonian No.1 Anett Kontaveit is in the midst of a breakthrough season of the WTA Tour. She is winning important matches on tennis’ highest level and even went on to win her first title on the grass of s-Hertogenbosch. The greatest compliment that can be paid to the Estonian is her tendency to adapt to any given surface throughout her development. She has the game to shock the top players on all surfaces and now that she has the additional confidence in her game that makes her one of the most dangerous unseeded players in the Wimbledon draw.

Can Kontaveit find a way to eliminate the Wozniacki backhand from the equation and really focus on the underlying weaknesses of the Dane? I really do think that Kontaveit is on the verge of a Grand Slam breakthrough and I expect her to score the upset victory in this particular match, too.

Prediction: Kontaveit in three sets.


Mischa Zverev [27] vs Roger Federer [3] H2H: Federer leads 4-0

The No.3 seed Roger Federer has looked faultless and imperious throughout his return to the grass courts of Wimbledon and has barely put a foot wrong in his two opening matches. Most of the time Federer comes up against solid baseline players that look to impose their baseline game against Federer’s all-court game. In this particular third round match-up Federer will meet a German opponent that absolutely loves to cover all dimensions of the court and move towards the net time after time.

Federer played Mischa Zverev in a tight affair in Halle in the preparation to Wimbledon, but I fear that Federer will try his utmost to conserve as much energy as possible as he firmly concentrates on the greater challenges in the second week of the tournament. The key for the Swiss is building his form up ready to reach his optimum level at the latter stages of a Grand Slam.

Prediction: Federer in three sets


Agnieszka Radwanska [9] vs Timea Bacsinszky [19] H2H: Bacsinszky leads 2-0

The third of the matches to watch closely involves the 2012 Wimbledon finalist and No.9 seed Agnieszka Radwanska and the No.19 seed Timea Bacsinszky. The Polish No.1 has the luxury of knowing she can attain huge wins on this surface, but she is a long, long way from her best level and she barely scraped through her second round match against Christina McHale, where she saved two match points.

I think Bacsinszky enjoys the match-up against Radwanska. Bacsinszky, like the Pole, does not have the biggest game on the WTA, but she is capable of dictating a lot of the rallies with her potent backhand side. We will get to see plenty of variety, loads of drop shots from both players, which should provide great entertainment for the tennis fans looking for not just brute power but looking for finesse from both players.

A win for Bacsinszky would put her in the second week of Wimbledon for a second time and it would be her third win out of three against Radwanska.

Prediction: Bacsinszky in two sets.



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