Wimbledon 2023 Day 9 Predictions

by Alex Mann

Alex Mann has done a great job of predicting Wimbledon results. Here are his Wimbledon 2023 Day 9 Predictions.

Wimbledon 2023 Day 9 Predictions

My Day 8 Predictions Summary

Rybakina to beat Haddad Maia in 2 sets
Jabeur to beat Kvitova in 3 sets
Berrettini to beat Alcaraz in 5 sets
Medvedev to beat Lehecka in 4 sets
Sabalenka to beat Alexandrova in 2 sets
Rune to beat Dimitrov in 5 sets
Keys to beat Andreeva in 2 sets
Tsitsipas to beat Eubanks in 4 sets

Day 8 Results

Rybakina beat Haddad Maia in 2 sets – 2 points
Jabeur beat Kvitova in 2 sets – 1 point
Alcaraz beat Berrettini in 4 sets – 0 points
Medvedev beat Lehecka in 3 sets – 1 point
Sabalenka beat Alexandrova in 2 sets – 2 points
Rune beat Dimitrov in 4 sets – 1 point
Keys beat Andreeva in 3 sets – 1 point
Eubanks beat Tsitsipas in 3 sets – 0 points

Day 8 wasn’t my best day for predictions, getting 8 points out of 16. Let’s see how I do predicting the quarter-finals. Who do you think will win in the Wimbledon quarter-finals? if you want to place a bet on the tennis, you can check out some good tennis betting sites here.

Iga Swiatek (1) vs Elina Svitolina

Swiatek is fortunate to still be in the draw. The world number 1 courageously saved two match points against Belinda Bencic in the fourth round, scraping through in three tough sets. Swiatek wasn’t at her best, spraying balls long and making too many unforced errors. She will need to play a lot better against Svitolina whose dream run continues. The wildcard has been in impeccable form this week, defeating Venus Williams, Mertens, Kenin, and Azarenka to make her second consecutive major quarter-final since returning to the tour in April. This will be her toughest match by far, but she can take some pointers from Bencic’s performance. Bencic was to use her flat shots to absorb and rush the Pole’s topspin game. Svitolina is a more defensive player than Bencic but will need to take time away from Swiatek if she is going to win. I expect Swiatek to step up her game and dictate the points. I think the Pole will win in two tight sets.

Prediction – Swiatek to win in 2 sets

Novak Djokovic (2) vs Andrey Rublev (7)

Djokovic showed his true class, returning brilliantly to withstand a serving masterclass from Hurkacz in the fourth round, winning the match in 4 tight sets. Rublev not only gave us an incredible five sets win against Bublik but also produced arguably the shot of the tournament. Bublik hit an on-the-run backhand down the line, which looked to fly past Rublev for a winner, but the Russian flung himself at the ball, squash-shotting the ball back in play. Rublev will need a couple more of these miracle shots to beat Djokovic. So far in this tournament, the only players who have troubled Djokovic are the ones with superb serves. Unfortunately for Rublev, he doesn’t have the biggest serve, so will struggle to win many free points against the best returner in the world. Djokovic leads the head-to-head 3-1 but they have never played against each other on the grass. As good as Rublev is, he lacks the weapons and court craft to disrupt Djokovic. Overall, Djokovic is just better than Rublev in every department, so I think this will be a routine win for the Serb.

Prediction Djokovic to win in 3 sets

Jessica Pegula (4) vs Marketa Vondrousova

The American is having her best-ever run at the All England Club and has now reached the quarter-final stage at every major. A pretty impressive stat. It has to be noted that Pegula has had a fairly easy run to the quarter-final, having not faced a seed all fortnight. Vondrousova, on the other hand, has fought her way through a tricky draw, defeating the likes of Kudermetova, Vekic and Bouzkova. The Czech will use her lefty forehand and devastating backhand drop shots to keep Pegula on the run. Pegula’s consistency will be her biggest weapon which could be a problem for Vondrousova if she’s inconsistent. I give the slight edge to the Czech as she’s beaten high-ranked players, but the match will be on her racquet.

Prediction – Vondrousova to win in 3 sets

Jannik Sinner (8) vs Roman Safiullin

Sinner has been quality making his way through the draw as he returns to the quarter-final stage for the second year running. In only his first main draw appearance at SW19, Roman Safiullin will be over the moon with his run to the quarter-final. He defeated Bautista-Agut in the first round, got the better of former Wimbledon semi-finalist Denis Shapovalov in four sets to set up this clash with Sinner. Safiullin likes to take the ball early and will try to match Sinner’s ball striking from the baseline. However, Sinner’s serve and movement have been improving with every match so this should help him overcome this battle without too many problems.

Prediction – Sinner to win in 3 sets

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