Jannik Sinner vs. John Isner Wimbledon Pick, Prediction, Preview (July 1)

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  • Jannik Sinner takes on John Isner in the third round of Wimbledon.
  • Isner is looking to pull off another upset after taking out Andy Murray.
  • See if Luke Holmberg is backing him to do it.

Sinner vs. Isner Odds

Sinner Odds-170
Isner Odds+140
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Both Jannik Sinner and John Isner have impressed so far at Wimbledon.

With Isner dominating on serve and Sinner ruthlessly firing from the baseline, we should be in for an intriguing match between two players who differ in style greatly.

Who will find an edge and move onto the fourth round at Wimbledon?

Let's analyze.

Isner Serving Like Usual

Isner put on a serving masterclass against Andy Murray and Enzo Couacaud. Dropping 54 aces in round one and then 36 against the Andy Murray return in round two, Isner has found his rhythm.

As usual with the American, his serve is the point of emphasis in his matches. When it is firing, he is a mightily hard opponent to beat.

Winning 84% of points when he lands his first serve in each round at Wimbledon has extremely limited the looks his opponents receive in return games.

But his efforts from the baseline are not to be dismissed. Against Andy Murray, he produced some magnificent rally points, articulating them beautifully and often coming to the net to close out points.

Despite his formerly 0-8 record against the Brit, Isner found a way to win points from the baseline and put pressure on his opponent unlike ever before.

The level he produced was simply amazing.

Sinner Finally Producing On Grass

Sinner picked up his first and second main draw grass wins on tour this week. Following an impressive victory over Stan Wawrinka, Sinner was dominating Mikael Ymer until he went through a dip in level in the third set. He ultimately closed the match out comfortably in four.

When it comes to Sinner making runs at tournaments, it seems as though his health in always in question. When healthy, Sinner hangs with and often beats top competition, but has found himself hampered by a variety of injuries throughout this year.

Appearing healthy through two rounds here following a break from tour to fully recover, Sinner should have a deep tournament run in sight.

Despite his lack of or poor performances on grass, Sinner has handled big servers quite well. In recent matches, Sinner has absolutely dismantled Isner in the Davis Cup 6-2 6-0 and handed Reilly Opelka a 6-4 6-2 defeat indoors. The big serve does not scare him.

Betting Value

Sinner hits a lot heavier of a ball than Murray, but that is only a factor if he can find himself in rallies beyond the Isner serve.

For Isner, handling the heavy topspin can make volleys all the more difficult, but with the approach shots and net play he showcased against Murray, he should not be worried.

I trust Isner to continue his serving spree, rarely letting Sinner have a look to break serve.

With tiebreaks likely on the horizon and pressure to build on Sinner throughout the match, I believe Isner will find ways to snag sets and possibly steal the match from the Italian.

Pick: Isner +1.5 Sets (-145 via DraftKings)

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