Las Vegas 2012 Wimbledon Odds: Can Lukas Rosol Keep Winning
Friday, June 29, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
Lukas Rosol. It’s a name that not many people were familiar with heading into Thursday’s slate of tennis action, but the 26-year old pro out of the Czech Republic that has never won a singles title before caught the tennis world’s attention with his stunning upset of Wimbledon frontrunner Rafael Nadal on Thursday. Get your 2012 Wimbledon Las Vegas Odds at Bovada Sportsbook.
With the amazing win in five sets (6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4), Rosol punched his ticket into a third-round matchup on Saturday against Philipp Kohlschreiber, who currently ranks 30th in the ATP rankings. Kohlschreiber is a slight favorite in this matchup at -150 (Rosol is +110), coming in off a win in straight sets over Malek Jaziri. Can Rosol catch lightning in a bottle again and continue to dominate with his serve, or will Kohlschreiber bring him back down to earth?
No. 5 David Ferrer is a -240 favorite over No. 25 Andy Roddick (+180) Saturday. Both players are coming in off straight set victories as Ferrer topped Kenny De Schepper 7-6, 6-2, 6-4 and Roddick beat Bjorn Phau 6-3, 7-6, 6-3. Neither player has lost a set at Wimbledon yet as both got through their first-round opponent in straight sets as well.
No. 9 Juan Martin Del Potro defeated Japanese pro Go Soeda in the second round (6-2, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4) on Thursday, and will face another talented Japanese pro this Saturday in No. 20 Kei Nishikori. Nishikori beat Mikhail Kukushkin (7-5, 6-3, 6-4) in the first round and Florent Serra (6-3, 7-5, 6-2) in the second to become the first Japanese player to reach the third round at Wimbledon in 17 years. Del Potro is favored at -335 while Nishikori is a +240 underdog.
Other matchups scheduled for Saturday include No. 4 Andy Murray (-1200) vs. No. 42 Marcos Baghdatis (+600), No. 6 Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (-1600) vs. No. 60 Lukas Lacko (+700), No. 70 David Goffin (-130) vs. No. 12 Mardy Fish (+100), and Brian Baker (-180) vs. No. 55 Benoit Paire (+140).
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