Novak Djokovic vs. Miomir Kecmanovic Wimbledon Odds, Pick, Prediction (July 1)
Craig Mercer/Getty. Pictured: Novak Djokovic.
- Novak Djokovic is a monstrous favorite against Miomir Kecmanovic.
- Luke Holmberg details why that's appropriate in this match.
- Read on for his best bet and analysis.
Djokovic vs. Kecmanovic Odds
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|10:05 a.m. ET | ESPN/ESPN+
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Novak Djokovic is underway in search of his seventh Wimbledon title, and he will face fellow Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic in the third round.
These two have matched up twice before, both at their home tournament in Serbia, with Djokovic leaving victorious both times.
Although Kecmanovic managed to grab a set in their most recent encounter, this was when Djokovic was far from his best while returning from his hiatus.
Will Kecmanovic be able to damage the Djokovic defense on a grass court?
Let's dive in.
Djokovic's Dominance On Full Display
Djokovic dismissed the dangerous Thanasi Kokkinakis swiftly in three dominant sets last round out. Despite the weapons Kokkinakis possesses, he was unable to find a way through Djokovic's defense and counterpunching.
In the first round, it took some astonishing ball striking from Kwon to present some sort of threat to Djokovic.
He has been utterly dominant at Wimbledon throughout his career but especially in recent years. With his last full match loss coming in 2016 to Sam Querrey, Djokovic is not an opponent one wants to face here.
It takes a special sort of hitting to find your way through Djokovic, especially on these courts.
Can Kecmanovic produce some of this magic?
Kecmanovic Having A Career Year
At 29-14 on the year, Kecmanovic has reached a new career high ranking of 30. With his clean groundstrokes and tremendous consistency, Kecmanovic often seems to have his opponents on a string.
He has found wins over high-class opponents this year. That includes Taylor Fritz, Matteo Berrettini, and Felix Auger-Aliassime. He also pushed Carlos Alcaraz in the peak of his rise to a third set tiebreaker.
Outclassing these top ranked players from the baseline has been something not many players are capable of, but Kecmanovic has found a way.
Coming into 2022, Kecmanovic added significant power to both his serve and forehand. Adding a new element and a next level of aggression to his game, it is clear that it has benefited him greatly.
Will it be enough to test Djokovic?
As well as Kecmanovic has hit this year, Djokovic at full strength will be a different sort of competition.
Though his power has improved, Djokovic's return and defensive game will simply be overwhelming.
I expect Djokovic to once again make quick work of an opponent at Wimbledon as Kecmanovic struggles to find a way through.
Pick: Djokovic -8.5 games (-140 via DraftKings)