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Wimbledon Day 5 predictions including John Isner vs Jannik Sinner

A mix of styles will be featured on the grass courts of Wimbledon on Day 5 with places in the Round of 16 up for grabs. From the great server John Isner to the versatile shooter Carlos Alcaraz, Day 5 at Wimbledon has something for everyone to enjoy. Our panelists predict 5 matches every day, including Novak Djokovic vs Miomir Kecmanovic.

John Isner vs. Jannik Sinner

Jakub Bobro: This is a difficult match to decide. Sinner only got his first tour-level wins on grass when he beat Stan Wawrinka and Mikael Ymer in the first two rounds here. Meanwhile, Isner had to play five sets against qualifier Enzo Couacaud, but then appeared on center court and beat Andy Murray for the first time in his career. Add to that Sinner’s 6-0, 6-2 demolition of the American in Davis Cup last year, and it shows that this match could really go either way. I’ll stick with the American giant here though, as his Wimbledon experience could come into this match. isner in 5

Damian Kust: Jannik Sinner earned his first two wins on grass courts on the main tour, but this is going to be a very tough matchup. John Isner’s serve can bring any match closer to a draw and while low grass rebounds don’t necessarily sit well with the American, if his volley is as good as Andy Murray’s he could be the favourite. here. isner in 5

Shane Black – Jannik Sinner passed the initial test without having won a tour-level match on grass prior to this tournament. That said, the Italian will face his toughest fight yet against John Isner. Isner has amassed 89 aces in two games. He played some exceptional tennis to get past Andy Murray in Round 2. The American seems highly motivated as his career winds down, I just think the Italian has too much skill from the ground to let Isner beat him at the net. . sinner in 5

Tommy Paul vs. Jiri Vesely

Jakub: Paul has looked solid so far, dispatching both veteran Fernando Verdasco and strong grass court player Adrian Mannarino in straight sets. Vesely also started with a straight-set win, eliminating clay-court specialist Federico Coria in the first round. The second match was much tougher for the Czech, beating Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 10-7 in the fifth set tiebreak. Vesely won handily when the two met at Wimbledon 2019, but Paul won his most recent meeting in Adelaide earlier this season. Considering Paul’s progress in the last two years and the fact that he will be much fresher than Vesely should make him a favorite here. Paul in 4

Damian: Three years ago, Jiri Vesely faced Tommy Paul at Wimbledon, but the American has come a long way since then. He may be the dark horse no one is talking about in London this year, though against Vesely’s big left-hander he will have to be very careful. However, he has been brilliant so far. Paul in 4

Shane: Jiri Vesely returned to Round 3 at Wimbledon for the fifth time in his career after a grueling Round 2 win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Tommy Paul, on the other hand, has yet to drop a set in his Wimbledon debut. The American is playing some incredibly clean tennis this week, but Vesely has proven to be very tough on grass. In what is likely to be a back-and-forth battle, I give the newer player a slight edge. Paul in 5

Oscar Otte vs Carlos Alcaraz

Jakub: Otte has barely seen the court in the first two rounds, spending less time on the court heading into the third round. The German allowed Peter Gojowczyk just four games in the first round and played just four games in the second round when qualifier Christian Harrison had to withdraw from the match. Alcaraz began with a five-set battle against Jan-Lennard Struff but defeated Tallon Griekspoor in straight sets. The German could bring similar challenges to Struff, but on a higher level and that could be enough to stop the teenage phenom. ota in 4

Damián: Carlos Alcaraz is getting more and more comfortable on the pitch and that makes him a very dangerous opponent. But we must not underestimate Oscar Otte here, who reached the semi-finals in both Stuttgart and Halle and has a wonderful serve that will put pressure on the Spaniard. Otte’s baseline game has also improved a lot and he can punish Alcaraz for keeping trying to find his balance. otte in 5

Shane: #5 seed Carlos Alcaraz and #32 seed Oscar Otte square off in what appears to be one of the few sections of the draw that holds its own for two rounds. Otte, who is having a career year at 28, will be fresh for this match after Christian Harrison retired early in the first set of his last match. On the other hand, Carlos Alcaraz had to work for his two wins and was not the best player in his Round 1 win over Jan-Lennard Struff. That said, Alcaraz’s comfort apparently increases exponentially with every game on grass. alcaraz in 4

Nikoloz Basilashvili vs. Tim van Rijthoven

Jakub: Basilashvili really struggled this season, but he found a way to win at Wimbledon this year, coming back from two sets to one against Lukas Rosol and beating Quentin Halys in four tight sets. Den Bosch champion van Rijthoven has been a great use of a wildcard by the organisers. The Dutchman pulled off an upset over Reilly Opelka in the second round, winning in four sets. van Rijthoven should be tougher competition as Basilashvili played in the first two rounds and I expect him to do the second week here. Van Rijthoven in 4

Damian: Nikoloz Basilashvili has come through some wild matches so far, beating Lukas Rosol despite tying him on points earned and taking out Quentin Halys despite winning 15 fewer points. This will be another service festival with Tim van Rijthoven being just as hard to break as previous opponents of his, but playing very confidently at the moment and with a killer backhand. Van Rijthoven in 4

Shane: Tim van Rijthoven has been the story of the grass season. He got his first tour-level victory three weeks ago and is 6-0 since then. The #22 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili had to get his first two wins at the All England Club. The Georgian, arguably the most inconsistent player in the top 50, will probably struggle against the Dutchman, backed by the crowd. I see that van Rijthoven’s Wildcard run continues in the second week. Van Rijthoven in 4

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