Djokovic vs Kwon: prediction for the Wimbledon match
NovakDjokovic hasn't played a single official match on grass ahead of Wimbledon, but appeared at the exhibition tournament in Hurlingham and played one match against Felix Auger-Aliassime, which he confidently won (6-2, 6-1). Djokovic is the reigning champion of the London Major - last year, the Serbian tennis player defeated Matteo Berrettini in the final match (6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3).
Kwon Soon-woo has played on grass courts twice in the current season, and he lost in both matches. In Surbiton, he yielded to Christopher O'Connell (4-6, 6-4, 6-3) in the first round. Then, he lost to Hugo Gaston (2-6, 1-6) at the tournament in 's-Hertogenbosch. Last year, Kwon left Wimbledon after his defeat to Dominik Koepfer in the second round (3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5, 3-6).
Djokovic played 2 tie-breaks in his last 5 matches.
More than 9 games were played in first sets in 3 of Kwon's last 5 matches.
Kwon has been unimpressive of late. He lost in both of his grass-court matches in 2022, and we do not expect any sudden success from him at Wimbledon, especially since he has to face Djokovic in the opening round of the tournament. We predict a confident victory for the Serbian player.
Our prediction - handicap (-9) to Djokovic
The only match between the tennis players ended in two sets with a convincing victory for Djokovic. In that match, Djokovic surrendered only four games. We expect a similar performance in the upcoming match. Take the under.
Second prediction - total under 29 games