Wimbledon: Day eight bets

  • Last Updated: July 1 2014, 15:19 BST

Our Andy Schooler and Sky Sports pundit Barry Cowan bring you their best bets for Tuesday's action at Wimbledon.

Nick Kyrgios can take the opening set on the tie-break against Nadal
Nick Kyrgios can take the opening set on the tie-break against Nadal

Our Andy Schooler and Sky Sports' tennis pundit Barry Cowan are providing their tips for each day's action at Wimbledon.

Andy has picked 19 winners from 26 bets at Wimbledon over the past two years, while Barry boasts a winning record from his offerings at four of the last five Grand Slams he has offered predictions for.

Here are their thoughts ahead of Tuesday's play.

Andy Schooler, sportinglife.com

Nick Kyrgios to win the first set v Rafael Nadal 7-6 at 18/1 (Ladbrokes)

Nadal’s propensity to start slowly on grass was proven in the first week – in each of his first three matches he lost the first set before fighting back. Here he faces a player ranked outside the top 100 and there is admittedly a danger Kyrgios will find himself out of his depth. However, the young Australian is in fine form and has already beaten Richard Gasquet here. Significantly he’s serving well and that has the potential to cause Nadal problems in the early stages where the Spaniard has struggled more on return. With this in mind, the 18/1 offered up about Kyrgios taking the opener on a tie-break looks too big. It’s 13/2 in places. Nadal has yet to break serve in the first set at this tournament and given he has not seen the beefy Kyrgios serve before, this bet has potential. Yes, there’s plenty of risk but the price reflects that and after yesterday’s two winners, we can afford to take a punt.

Barry Cowan, Sky Sports

Sharapova, Halep, Lisicki & Safarova all to win at 11/4
Federer, Nadal, Raonic & Lopez all to win at 7/2
Federer, Nadal, Sharapova, Halep & Lisicki all to win in straight sets at 8/1
Raonic & Lopez both to win 3-1 at 25/1
 
  • All Barry's selections are with Sky Bet, who are donating all winnings to the 'Rally For Bally' fund, set up in memory of former British number one Elena Baltacha, who died from liver cancer earlier this year. The money raised by the fund is being split between the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis.