Jason Kubler vs. Denis Novak Wimbledon Odds, Analysis, Predictions (June 30)
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Kubler vs. Novak Odds
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Jason Kubler and Dennis Novak face off in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday.
Kubler impressively dismissed of grass court specialist and home favorite Dan Evans in straight sets in the first round.
Meanwhile, Novak struggled early on but found his way through Facundo Bagnis in a match that he was strongly favored in.
Let’s dive in and find value in this underrated second round match.
Jason Kubler Healthy And Thriving
Kubler broke back into the top 100 for the first time since 2018 following a career that has been hampered with injuries.
After six surgeries on his knee, Kubler spent an extended period of time playing solely on clay courts to attempt and prolong his career and prevent further injuries.
Then further disaster happened at the 2018 US Open. Suffering an ankle injury against Taylor Fritz, Kubler was sent back to the sidelines and his talents were hidden from the tennis world once again.
Now, come 2022, Kubler sits at 36-10 on the year and has won 13 of his 14 matches since the clay season ended. The former Wimbledon Boys semi-finalist has sure looked at home in his first grass court tournament since 2019.
Kubler possesses an incredibly sound game and shows no real weaknesses. He has the ability to frustrate opponents with consistent shot making, and Kubler will be hoping to make the run he’s been destined for in his career since he was the world No. 1 junior.
Novak In Familiar Position
Despite his infrequent play on the surface, Novak has found excellent success on the grass. With a 23-10 career record, Novak holds a final from the 2019 Ilkley challenger and a 14-4 record at Wimbledon across qualifying and the main draw.
He also holds an impressive win over the then top 20 Lucas Pouille in the second round of Wimbledon. Novak has had a solid year with a 19-15 record but he is not doing nearly as well as years past.
He has a huge game that has been extremely successful on grass, but he often runs into periods of inconsistency and frequent errors.
The only time these two met on grass, Novak proved too powerful ,winning 7-6 6-3, but can he stay dominant over a best-of-five match?
Kubler will look to frustrate Novak and extract errors from the Austrian. Conversely, Novak will attempt to keep points shorter and hit through the consistency of Kubler.
I believe Kubler is well on his way to peak form and is playing tennis that will bring him to the next level.
Expect Kubler to be too solid and too consistent off the ground for Novak and force flurries of errors from the Austrian’s racquet.
Pick: Kubler -2.5 Games (-115)