4th Jul 2015 | Wimbledon
Tsonga v Karlovic Tip
Crowd favourite Tsonga can progress again, but it won't be easy.
Two of Wimbledon’s mightiest servers clash on Court 3 today and we shouldn’t be surprised if it goes the distance.
Service breaks will be at an absolute premium; Iva Karlovic has already fired 95 aces in two matches while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has 55 so far.
In terms of first serve points won these two set the standard, both on 89%. In terms of first serves in, again there is virtually nothing between them.
In round two Tsonga won four of nine break points while Karlovic converted four of ten. Again, the statistics make them hard to separate.
Five sets looks very much on at 11/4 with Ladbrokes and if we’re feeling bold we can back the younger man Tsonga (30) to beat the older man Karlovic (36) 3-2 - a 6/1 shot with Sportingbet.
The Frenchman is back on form after making the semis in Paris, something he has managed twice before at the All-England Club.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 09:18 4th Jul, 2015 but subject to change