Day 6 Mens – Federer, Nadal and Djokovic to win in straight sets

All of the top three men’s seeds are in action today and none of the trio should have any real difficulty in moving into the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Roger Federer has perhaps the hardest task of the threesome as he faces Argentine David Nalbandian and although the duo have met 18 times before, this will be their first clash on grass.

Nalbandian has a useful record against Federer with eight previous victories, but the last of these was back in 2007.

Meanwhile, Nalbandian is still working his way back to full fitness following hip surgery and has only played 18 matches all season to date.

Federer has looked at ease in passing through the opening two rounds in straight sets and 1/3 looks good value in the Wimbledon odds that he does so again.

Rafael Nadal has already won the first set of his third-round encounter with Gilles Muller and although he was pushed hard to take the tie-break, he should now comfortably claim the next two sets.

Nadal is also 1/3 to reach round four in straight sets.

Novak Djokovic has still only lost one match all season and there is little chance of him suffering another defeat as he takes on Marcos Baghdatis.

Djokovic has won all four previous meetings between the duo, including one at Wimbledon in 2007.

Baghdatis may have managed to take at least a set off the Serbian in three of these defeats, but 3-0 to Djokovic looks the likely result today and can be backed at 2/7.

Elsewhere in the men’s draw, punters looking for an upset in the third round may think that Fernando Gonzalez is overpriced at 11/4 to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Yen-Hsun Lu, who has already eliminated Tommy Robredo and Viktor Troicki, is 13/8 to beat Michael Llodra.


Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.