Juan Martin del Potro has managed to deal with David Ferrer in three sets despite injuring himself in the very first game of the match, so let’s now take a look at Thursday, which is going to see the two women’s semi-final matches, with Agnieszka Radwanska taking on Sabine Lisicki in what could easily turn out to be the real final match of the entire event.
Match: Agnieszka Radwanska vs Sabine Lisicki
Selection: Agnieszka Radwanska
Best Odds: 2.46 @ Pinnacle
After all, it would be reasonable to expect the winner of this match to be the favourite on Saturday, as both Agnieszka Radwanska and Sabine Lisicki look a bit stronger than Marion Bartoli and Kirsten Flipkens on paper. This year’s Wimbledon has already seen so many surprises that it would obviously be very wrong to make any assumptions, but that would nevertheless be a reasonable expectation.
So who is the favourite in this particular clash? Well, although the bookmakers seem to be on the side of Sabine Lisicki, there is plenty to be said about the option of backing the Pole to make an upset happen for the second time in a row. After all, she is the more experienced player of the two and she has managed to deal with a very strong opponent in the previous round, which should give her plenty of confidence ahead of the meeting with the German.
Moreover, Lisicki is a player that tends to go missing from time to time and there is no doubt that Radwanska will be able to take advantage of any such lapses. With pressure very much in play this time around, backing Radwanska to win seems to be the value play today, even though there still might be some questions concerning her current injuries and overall fitness.