Wimbledon 2010 - Lleyton Hewitt vs Novak Djokovic preview

(credit: Bigskula)

Hewitt and Djokovic are matched up and the odds are nearly overlaying.

Whats an overlay?

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).

Register with SportingBet to bet on Wimbledon 2010 - MAXIMUMBONUS is your promotional code for a free bet that can be used on the men's final.

Recent Tennis News Articles

More Stories

Recent Articles

More Stories

Use this form to share new information about this story with an editor.

Use this form to share a photo or video related to this story with an editor.

Use this form to alert an editor about a factual or typographical error in this story.

Photo     Video

Sign me up for the Newsletter

Watch Live tennis here

  • £200bonus
    Watch & bet on tennis at bet365

    All bet365 members can watch & bet on tennis streams from the entire ATP & WTA Tour. When joining, you get a deposit bonus of up to £200 as well.

  • £25bonus
    William Hill Tennis Live Streams

    Watch and bet on officially licensed tennis streams of all the major ATP, WTA and Challenger events online with William Hill. Register with promo code MAXCASH for watch & bet streaming access and a £25 free bet.

  • £25bonus
    Live Tennis Streaming

    Watch and bet on the major tournaments in the 2015 tennis circuit live online when you join Unibet with promo code MAXBONUS-25

  • £25bonus
    Live Tennis @ Bwin

    Bwin is live streaming a host of ATP World Tour and WTA Premier tournaments online. To watch & bet live, join Bwin and place your tennis bets.

  • £25bonus
    New Tennis Live Streaming Service

    Ladbrokes have just launched a fantastic live streaming service. Watch & bet on all the action live on your computer or phone! Use the code MAXCASH25 on sign-up!

  • £10>20bonus
    Live Tennis online

    Watch live tennis online when you sign up to Paddy Power. The streaming is available in the UK, Italy & Ireland only. New punters can get a £20 free bet bonus.

  • £50bonus
    Live Tennis Streams

    Watch live tennis on Betfair. High quality streams. Comparable to the bet365 live stream service

All Reviews

Latest News

Share this with your friends

Your comments:

Wimbledon 2010 - Lleyton Hewitt vs Novak Djokovic preview

Hewitt and Djokovic are matched up and the odds are nearly overlaying.

Read more »

Register now to watch live tennis - free!

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?