Nick Kyrgios vs. Paul Jubb Wimbledon Odds, Preview, Prediction (June 28)
Thomas Starke/Getty. Pictured: Nick Kyrgios.
Kyrgios vs. Jubb Odds
|Total||35.5 (-115 / -135)|
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Nick Kyrgios is playing some of the best tennis of his career following a few years of disappointing results and short seasons.
The Aussie is back into the top 40 and hitting his stride on the grass and he enters Wimbledon hoping for a deep run. First up will be young Brit Paul Jubb, who has yet to put together success at the main ATP level.
How should we be betting this one? Let’s dive into it.
Jubb Still Under The Radar
Jubb is now 22, and after such a promising junior career his name has been lost in a sea of talented rising stars.
He made a name for himself right here in the United States, winning the 2019 NCAA D1 Men’s Tennis Championship with the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Since then, Jubb has had a hard time rising up the ranks, making a few appearances at the ATP level but mainly searching for form in the lower levels of tennis.
Jubb is up to a career high No. 219 in the world thanks to a few deep runs at some ATP Challenger tournaments.
He went to the quarterfinals in Forli earlier this year, won the Santa Cruz challenger and got to the Round of 16 in Santiago. Those aren’t exactly brilliant results, but they’re a testament to the amount of match wins Jubb picked up at the ITF level last year.
As for grass, Jubb is just 8-9 across all competitions on the surface. He took a set off of Joao Sousa at Wimbledon back in 2019 and managed to qualify for Queen’s Club this year before going the distance with Botic Van De Zandschulp in a first-round loss.
Kyrgios A High-Level Grass-Courter
Kyrgios made a name for himself right here at the All England Lawn Tennis Club back in 2014, and ever since he’s been one of the toughest players in the world to beat on a grass court.
The Aussie and his big, booming serve have gone 41-19 across all levels on turf throughout his career, and so far this grass season he’s picked up seven wins in nine tries.
Kyrgios was bounced in the semifinals of Stuttgart by Andy Murray and in the semis in Halle by Hubert Hurkacz in a third-set tiebreak.
For all the negative headlines that Kyrgios commands, he’s done an excellent job this season.
After playing sparingly over the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he started the year outside the top 100 and started his campaign at the Australian Open, skipping multiple tune-up tournaments.
Despite having no form, Kyrgios nearly took eventual finalist Daniil Medvedev to five sets, and then months later he showed up at Indian Wells to run out to the quarterfinals.
Kyrgios has defeated some top-10 players this season like Casper Ruud, Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas. He’s gone toe-to-toe with Rafael Nadal and Medvedev in defeat. He’s playing like an elite tennis player.
Simply put, Kyrgios looks fantastic right now. He’s hitting his blistering first serve with consistency and he’s only lost two matches so far this year on grass.
Jubb has a wealth of talent, but it’s been three years now and we’ve yet to see him prove he can parlay his success from the college and ITF levels to the Challenger level, let alone an ATP tournament or even a Grand Slam.
This has the makings of a blowout given the type of mood Kyrgios is in at the moment, and not even a roaring Wimbledon crowd can stop the beatdown.
Pick: Kyrgios 3-0 (-120)