Daniil Medvedev vs Chris Eubanks Wimbledon Odds, Pick | Expert Preview
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Medvedev vs Eubanks Odds
|Over/Under||39.5 (-105 / -115)|
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Chris Eubanks has made a dream run to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, changing the outlook of his career in just one week's time. The run is in serious danger of losing against a former Grand Slam champion in Daniil Medvedev, but might he have his shine in this match?
Let's get into how to bet on Daniil Medvedev vs Chris Eubanks in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon.
Medvedev Growing in Confidence on Grass
The World No. 3 entered Wimbledon with several skeptics and he has done well to silence each and every one of them. After a rough grass season which saw him go just 2-2 in the lead-up to The Championships, Medvedev rattled off three straight wins against quality grass opponents.
Both Adrian Mannarino and Marton Fucsovics have given Medvedev fits in the past — and in Mannarino's case he'd just beaten him a couple of weeks prior. Medvedev took out both and dropped just one set along the way. Then, there was the big-hitting Jiri Lehecka in the fourth round, who got beaten down and eventually retired from the match after two sets.
Medvedev's confidence level is growing on this surface, and that's a very dangerous thing for his opponents. His game is almost perfect for grass, considering he possesses a big serve and hits flat into the back of the court. It's hard to call him an expert volleyer, but other than that Medvedev should theoretically be able to dominate as he's done on a hardcourt.
Eubanks Taking Advantage of Great Form
Ranked almost outside the top 150 in the world a year ago, Eubanks has fallen in love with grass this season. He won five straight matches in Mallorca to capture his first career ATP title and has carried that momentum over to Wimbledon, where he knocked off Cam Norrie in the second round en route to his first career Grand Slam quarterfinal.
While wins over Norrie and Stefanos Tsitsipas here were very impressive, I'd stop short of calling his form close to that of Medvedev's. The Greek could have played Eubanks better and Norrie looked flat in their encounter as well. With that said, though, Eubanks is showcasing just how far his game has come.
He could hardly play from the back of the court in years past, relying on his serve and the occasional mammoth forehand to win points. He's honed in his groundstrokes very well to become much more of a tennis player, though this will be a test unlike any one he's faced. It's also worth noting that he made 56 unforced errors in his five-set win over Tsitsipas to 53 winners, which marked the first time all tournament that he registered more errors than winners.
Medvedev vs Eubanks Pick
I think we can learn a lot from that win over Tsitsipas. The World No. 5 is a much better returner and defender than everyone else who Eubanks has faced, and it caused the Eubanks ground game to look very shaky. Medvedev is an all-world returner and defender – even better than Tsitsipas – and with his deep return position and excellent instincts he should be able to diffuse most of the power coming at him from the other side of the net.
These two have met just once on tour, but it came four months ago. In that match, Medvedev was able to break the mighty Eubanks serve four times and the American was able to break just once. His return game isn't strong enough to influence this match, and on the other side of the coin the Medvedev serve is downright lethal on a surface like grass.
I don't see too much of a way in here for Eubanks, and I think the best bet is laying the 4.5 games. It'll cost you at the price of -135, but it's well worth it to buy the extra game in tennis, especially with somewhat reasonable odds.
Pick: Medvedev -4.5 games (-135)