Wimbledon 2017 Betting: Men’s Quarter Finals

Andy Murray v Sam Querrey

Murray holds a 7-1 record over Querrey and has won both their Grand Slam meetings in straight sets. The Scot should be confident then and while he’s not been at his best this fortnight the draw has opened up perfectly for him.

Querrey has been taken the distance in both his last two matches but neither were significantly long affairs at around three hours each and he should be ready for this. However, this is just his second major quarter-final compared to the 30th for Murray and combined with his lack of success against Murray that makes him a massive underdog.

Murray has started 16 Grand Slam quarter-finals as a shorter than 1.3 favourite since 2011 and has won 13 but only six in straight sets compared to five 3-1 wins and two that went the distance.

Querrey took a set in his defeat at this stage a year ago and has won at least one set in seven of his last eight matches against the current top-10. Murray still looks below his best and while we think he’ll come through we fancy the American to nick a set.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – Murray 3-1 at 3.75

Gilles Muller v Marin Cilic

We fancied Cilic strongly before the tournament after his impressive form at Queens and there’s been no cause for concern so far as he’s cruised through without dropping a set. Muller was on court for more than three hours longer on Monday as he won one of the great Wimbledon matches against Nadal but there has to be questions over how much he’ll have left.

He took a set off Cilic in the Queens semi-finals last month but watching court-side that day the Croat looked the far superior player and the stats backed that up as he was guilty of wasting countless break points. Muller has now played two five-setters and fatigue will be a problem for the 34 year old in his first major quarter-final.

We expect Cilic to outclass him again and this time he should be more clinical and win in straight sets as he’s done in 10 of his last 11 Grand Slam victories.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – Cilic 3-0 at 2.44

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