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Wimbledon Day 3 Picks & Predictions Including Djokovic, Rublev & More

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Wimbledon Day 3 gets underway on Wednesday, July 5 and, as ever, we’re on top of all the action here at Bookies.com, bringing you daily predictions and tennis picks from the world’s oldest and most prestigious Grand Slam. 

The day’s tennis-betting card, as is often the case in the early rounds of a major, features several short-priced favorites in both the men’s and women’s fields, including Novak Djokovic, Andrey Rublev, Jannik Sinner, Iga Swiatek, and Jessica Pegula.  Will the path to victory be straightforward path  Will it be a straightforward path to victory as the markets would suggest? 

We look at these headliners and other second-round matches from the All England Club for our Wimbledon Day 3 Predictions and picks, complete with tennis odds from a stable of trusted betting apps.

So, without further ado, let’s dive straight into the Wimbledon Day 3 Predictions…

Wimbledon Day 3 Best Bets

Novak Djokovic vs Jordan ThompsonDjokovic to win in straight sets -250 at bet365
Jannik Sinner vs Diego SchwartzmanSinner -7.5 -130 at Caesars  
Andrey Rublev vs Aslan KaratsevOver 35.5 -110 at Caesars  
Iga Swiatek vs Sara Sorribes TormoSwiatek -7.5 +110 at BetMGM
Jessica Pegula vs Cristina BucsaBucsa +5.5-110 at FanDuel
Sofia Kenin vs Xinyu WangKenin to win -190 at Caesars

Novak Djokovic vs Jordan Thompson

It’s safe to assume that Jordan Thompson’s Wimbledon journey is about to end. It’s not a question of if but how will it end? In a straight set loss to Djokovic? Or could the 29-year-old Aussie win a set off Djokovic? Hope springs eternal, so they say.

Seriously, though. This is a total mismatch. Djokovic exists in a stratosphere of his own, universes apart from most players on just about every single relevant metric. Thus, it goes without saying, one should expect Djokovic to have way too much in his arsenal for Thompson.

The World No. 2 traipsed to his 29th straight victory at Wimbledon against Pedro Cachin on Monday. He should easily extend his incredible run of form to 30 wins in a row at the expense of the No, 70 ranked Aussie, who was forced to rally from two sets down against Brandon Nakashima to book his place opposite Djokovic in the R64.

Wimbledon Best Bet:  Djokovic to win in straight sets at -250 at bet365

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Jannik Sinner vs Diego Schwartzman

Diego Schwartzman surprised Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round, upsetting the Serbian 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. Indeed, few expected the Argentinian would come through – let alone comfortably – given his poor run of form this season, underscored by a subpar 8-16 record.

However, the diminutive Argentine faces a much bigger ask against Jannik Sinner, who was a quarterfinalist last year and registers as a legitimate title contender with many sports betting sites. 

Sinner is coming off a confident 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 win over Juan Manuel Cerundolo in the R128. He owns Schwartzman in their head-to-heads, winning all three matches without dropping a set. Expect Sinner to clinch a straightforward victory here.

Wimbledon Best Bet: Sinner -7.5 at -130 at Caesars  

Andrey Rublev vs Aslan Karatsev

World No. 7 Andrey Rublev warmed up his grass game in Halle where he reached the final but lost to Alexander Bublik in three sets. He carried the momentum into his Wimbledon opener, defeating No. 62 Max Purcell, the 2022 Wimbledon doubles champion with partner Matthew Ebden, in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. 

Things are about to get tougher for Rublev with a match against compatriot Aslan Karatsev in the R64. In their only meeting, Karatsev came away the 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 winner in the 2021 Dubai Championships.

Karatsev is the quintessential dangerous floater, the kind of player many would prefer to avoid in the draw. Whether that’s enough reason to fade Rublev isn’t guaranteed, especially in the best-of-five sets scenario.  But expect sets to come flying off the shelf here.. 

Wimbledon Best Bet: Over 35.5 at -110 at Caesars  

Iga Swiatek vs Sara Sorribes Tormo

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek made light work of Lin Zhu, beating the Chinese hopeful 6-1, 6-3. Next up is Sara Sorribes Tormo, who booked her spot opposite Swiatek behind a 6-3, 6-1 win over Martina Trevisan.

Sorribes Tormo is working her way back into form after an extended injury absence. In her first meeting with Swiatek, she’s likely to get a keen sense of how wide the gulf is and far she has to go yet to reclaim her best form. 

Wimbledon Best Bet: Swiatek -7.5 at +110 at BetMGM

Jessica Pegula vs Cristina Bucsa

Both Jessica Pegula and Cristine Bucsa went the distance in their Wimbledon openers. Pegula overcame compatriot Lauren Davis 6-2, 6-7 (8), 6-3, while Bucsa upset Kamilla Rakhimova 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (9).

Predictably, Pegula is favored but with odds of -600 (or greater depending on the preferred sportsbook) there isn’t a lot of value with the American on the moneyline. Bucsa should be more competitive than the bookies give her credit. Thus, expect the Spaniard to give Pegula a run for her money.

Wimbledon Best Bet: Bucsa +5.5 at -110 at FanDuel

Sofia Kenin vs Xinyu Wang

Sofia Kenin delivered the tournament’s biggest upset in the first-round, beating one of this year’s title favorites Coco Gauff in an epic three-set thriller. 

Kenin, a former Australian Open champion and French Open runner-up, had to qualify for Wimbledon this year. In her  fifth match of the tournament, Kenin is faced with the prospect of a more straightforward contest against Xinyu Wang. 

Kenin has the 2-0 H2H edge over Wang, having beaten her in Auckland this year and at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. Both times, she won in straight sets.

Kenin is no stranger to the big stage, but the hangover effect of a big upset is indiscriminate. So long as she remains focused, she should advance in the third round.

Wimbledon Best Bet: Kenin to win at -190 at Caesars

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Isla Knightley for Bookies.com
Isla Knightley
Isla, a sports journalist and betting expert, covers several sports, including the NFL, as well politics. She joined Bookies.com in 2021 after contributing to other betting sites.