Maxime Cressy vs. Jack Sock Wimbledon Odds, Preview, Prediction (June 30)
Justin Setterfield/Getty. Pictured: Jack Sock.
- Maxime Cressy is favored to beat Jack Sock in an all-American match.
- The victor will secure a berth in Wimbledon's third round.
- See how Kenny Ducey is playing the battle of unique styles.
Cressy vs. Sock Odds
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Maxime Cressy stunned Felix Auger-Aliassime, one of the favorites to win Wimbledon, in the first round.
For an encore, he’s got Jack Sock, a well-known American who finds himself in the Wimbledon draw this season though he sits outside the top 100.
Despite Sock’s fleeting results over the last few years, this line is rather tight. There’s a reason, and we’ll get into that.
Cressy A Perfect Grass Court Match
Let’s start off by commending Cressy on an excellent win over Auger-Aliassime and an excellent grass court season to this point.
The American has used his serve-and-volley to beat top players in the world he owns a 7-3 record now on grass this season.
What makes Cressy so great is the pressure he puts on his opponents. Not only will he make you hit a passing shot by him with his disruptive style, he will also volley with some of the best in the game.
His large wingspan and powerful serve make him one of the hardest men to break on tour.
The American was able to produce the only break of the match in the second set of his win over Auger-Aliassime and outlast the Canadian in two tiebreaks after the World No. 9 eventually broke down and committed some costly errors.
Cressy’s return was solid as ever, but it did leave a little bit to be desired. Still, there’s no changing his aggressive style and it seems there may be no stopping him.
Sock Looking For Career Turnaround
If you’re a casual tennis fan who’s wondered where Jack Sock has been, he’s never truly recovered from a catastrophic thumb injury suffered in 2017.
Sock had risen to the top 10, and despite the injury sounding unserious, it led to a myriad of issues. He was unable to work on his fitness, and that led to other physical issues, which led to losses. That turned up the pressure on the American, who would eventually fall into a long slump and out of the top 100.
You could write a book about Sock’s story, but that’s not really what’s important here. What is important is the fact that — while some of it has come in qualifying and at the Challenger level — Sock has a winning record in each of his last three seasons.
He’s stepped onto the grass — where he’s had success in the past — and turned himself into an excellent player in 2022.
Sock went 7-2 in two grass Challengers, getting to one final and going to the semifinal in another. While they weren’t main-tour level events, they still featured multiple players who found themselves in the Wimbledon draw.
After that, he qualified for Wimbledon in three matches without dropping a set, and Sock has yet to drop a set at the All England Club after his 3-0 win over Bernabe Zapata-Miralles in the first round.
There’s a reason this line is tight, and that’s because Sock has a very good chance to win the match. He’s looking just as unstoppable on grass as Cressy, and he has yet to drop a set here at Wimbledon when you count qualifying and doubles.
Sock’s net play should be the difference. His ability to read and react to Cressy’s volleys is going to be paramount, and with his strong doubles background comes a wealth of knowledge about passing opponents.
There are only going to be a few moments in a match involving Cressy where the opponent has a chance to make a move, and I think Sock is ready to take those chances.
The value is on him to win this match.
Pick: Sock ML +160