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Wimbledon 2023 Day 4 Predictions

by Alex Mann

Wimbledon is heating up! (Hopefully, after some pesky rain). Here is Alex Mann with his Wimbledon 2023 Day 4 Predictions.

Wimbledon 2023 Day 4 Predictions

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Center Court

Casper Ruud (4) vs Liam Broady

The number 4 seed, Ruud faces a tough test against Brit Liam Broady. Ruud has previously voiced his dislike for the grass but put in a solid performance against Lokoli in the first round. Broady, ranked 142 in the world, is much more comfortable on the grass, which he showed in his impressive straight-sets win against Lestienne. With the help of the British crowd, I expect Broady to rise to the occasion and take the set. Ruud’s level of tennis is just too good and will play well enough to win the match.

Prediction – Ruud to win in 4 sets

Elena Rybakina (3) vs Alize Cornet

The defending champion returned from a slow start against Shelby Rogers to win in three sets. Rybakina now faces the giant killer Alize Cornet. At last year’s tournament, the Frenchwomen ended Iga Swiatek’s 37-match unbeaten run in the third-round. Cornet is always a threat on this surface and will fight for everything Ryabkina throws at her. However, Rybakina is ready to play her best tennis and will overpower Cornet.

Prediction – Rybakina to win in 2 sets

Stefanos Tsitsipas (5) vs Andy Murray

Stefanos will return to the court less than 24 hours later to face two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. The Greek completed his marathon match against Dominic Thiem last night, defeating the Australian in five grueling sets to win the final set tie-break. Thiem is not known for his grass-court prowess, and has been struggling for match wins in the last year, so it’s surprising it took Tsitsipas five sets to come through this match. He needs to play his best today, as Murray is in form. The Brit played brilliantly from start to finish against fellow countryman Ryan Peniston and will fancy his chances against the Greek.

Prediction – Murray to win in 5 sets

Court 1

Alexander Zverev (19) vs Gijs Brouwer

Zverev finally gets to kick-start his 2023 Wimbledon campaign after his match was delayed due to yesterday’s rain. The German has made a successful return from injury, reaching the semi-final of last month’s French Open. Zverev narrowly lost out to Bublik in the semi-final of Halle, so should be ready to put in an excellent performance against Gijs Brouwer. The Dutchman won three matches last week to qualify for his first main draw at Wimbledon, so will be up for this battle but Zverev should win this one fairly comfortably.

Prediction – Zverev to win in three sets

Donna Vekic (20) vs Sloane Stephens

Donna Vekic will look to continue her impressive 2023 with a win against the 2017 US Open champion, Sloane Stephens. Stephens reached the Wimbledon quarter-final stage ten years ago but has failed to make it past the third-round since. The American has the game to beat anyone, but has often failed to deliver on the biggest stages. Grass is also her weakest surface. Vekic, on the other hand, has been extremely consistent this year and is more suited to the grass than the American, so it would take a major winning performance from Stephens to beat her.

Prediction – Vekic to win in 2 sets

Jessica Pegula (4) vs Cristina Bucsa

Pegula had to dig in deep to win her first-round match in three-sets against Lauren Davis. The same can be said for Busca, who squeezed through her opening round match against Rakhimova, winning 11-9 in the final set tie-break. Although grass is not Pegula’s best surface, she is the higher ranked player and should win.

Prediction – Pegula to win in 2 sets

Matches to watch

Elise Mertens (28) vs Elina Svitolina

This match has been rescheduled due to yesterday’s rain.

The 28th seed, Elise Mertens, faces Elina Svitolina. Svitolina dispatched Venus Williams in the first-round while Mertens defeated Viktoria Kuzmova. Both players have grass-court pedigree with Mertens reaching the fourth-round of the tournament in 2019 and 2022 while Svitolina reached the semi-final stage in 2019. This will be an intriguing match and could go either way.

Prediction – Svitolina to win in 3 sets

Daniil Medvedev (3) vs Adrian Mannarino

Medvedev had to come through a tough three-set match against British wildcard Arthur Fery in the first round. Mannarino will fancy his chances as he has twice beaten the world number 3 on the grass. There may be some scrappy tennis, but Medvedev will survive for another day.

Prediction – Medvedev to win in 4 sets

Marie Bouzkova (32) vs Anett Kontaveit

The former world number 2 Kontaveit is playing in her last tournament of her career. Can she continue her run against the 32 seed Bouzkova? The Estonian will give it everything and I think it will be enough to win.

Prediction – Kontaveit to win in 3 sets

Belina Bencic (14) vs Danielle Collins

Before this tournament, Bencic and Collins hadn’t played since their first-round losses at the French Open. Given their lack of matchplay, this battle could go either way. I will give the slight edge to Bencic, given her previous success on grass, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the American snatches a victory.

Prediction – Bencic to win in 3 sets

Barbora Krejcikova (10) vs Mira Andreeva

The 16-year-old Andreeva has had an impressive run in her first-ever appearance at the All England Club. She’s won four matches on the trot, including a tough three-set win against Xiyu Wang yesterday. However, Andreeva hasn’t yet faced someone as highly ranked and as competent on the grass as Krejcikova. The Czech’s all-around game will be too good for the young Russian.

Prediction – Krejcikova to win in 2 sets

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