Hewitt and Djokovic are matched up and the odds are nearly overlaying.
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Novak Djokovic is the 6th favorite to win the Wimbledon 2010 title and Lleyton Hewitt is the 8th favorite. They will meet in the round of 16 when play resumes after the middle Sunday day off.
Djokovic is coming in as the favorite in the match and his backers can find his best price at BetFred at this time which is -110 (10/11). Hewitt is priced at +110 (11/10) with SportingBet.
Djokovic has clearly gotten the better of Hewitt in their head to head series as the Serbian leads 3-1 with Hewitt's lone victory coming from way back in 2006. Importantly, Djokovic has beaten Hewitt on grass twice including at Wimbledon in 2007 and Hewitt has only taken one individual set off of Hewitt in 6 sets of grass court head to head play.
But as far as form at Wimbledon goes so far this year, Hewitt's is a little bit better. The Australian is 9-1 in sets played, provided that you count the set he won via retirement against Evgeny Korolev, while Djokovic is 9-2 in sets played.
In terms of games wons, Hewitt has been playing better as well:
Djokovic: 62-40 in games played (won 60.8%)
Hewitt: 57-32 in games played (won 64.0%)
Djokovic has had the easier draw as Hewitt had to face Gael Monfils in the third round while Djokovic has only had Olivier Rochus, Taylor Dent, and Albert Montanes to contend with.
Djokovic, for a third ranked player, has been a disappointment so far this year and he may lose a few more spots to the competition over the hardcourt season if he does not regain the form that saw him through to the US Open semifinals last fall. Djokovic is 0-2 against the top 10 in 2010 and the best player he has beaten this calendar year in terms of straight rank is only Mikhail Youzhny (Dubai final; Youzhny was ranked 15th).
Hewitt is not a top 10 player on tour but he has played like one for a short stretch of time again. Winning the Halle title over Federer prior to Wimbledon and advancing back into the round of 16 attests to the Aussie's form and more importantly, his desire - something that Djokovic may be lacking at this point in his career.
Hewitt at +110 (11/10) is the pick for value as his true odds to win the 4th round Wimbledon match might be around -160 (5/8).
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