Day 2 of the opening round in Wimbledon is upon us even with rain trying to ruin yesterday’s play. As we move to the other half of the bracket, there are plenty of big names and great tennis DFS plays. FanDuel has given us another monster slate with 64 matches and $1000 in the main GPP. With all of that to sort through, let’s get into some picks for Tuesday, June 29th.
Wimbledon FanDuel Tennis DFS Picks | June 29
To help make one of the many difficult decisions, I will be using Awesemo’s industry-leading projections which also include regressed match data and outcome probabilities.
Top-Tier: Marin Cilic ($23)
Opponent: Salvatore Caruso
Odds: -1667 (SugarHouse)
Few players have looked better on grass thus far than Marin Cilic, who has won seven of his eight matches, with a title, in Stuttgart. He’s primed for a deep run here in Wimbledon where he’s reach the quarters or better at least four times. Cilic’s counterpart, Salvatore Caruso, helps the cause as he’s never had success on grass with a losing record and is playing the worst tennis of his life. At 6-14, Caruso is just not even in the same stratosphere.
Cilic may be a No.32 seed, but he’s always a Grand Slam contender with a very solid overall game and steady mindset. With his strong service game on fast courts, and weak opponent, Cilic should rack up a big tennis DFS score.
Other Top-Tier Picks:
Matteo Berrettini ($26), Ashleigh Barty ($25), Daria Kasatkina ($23)Check out the AwesemoOdds home page for more sports betting content, including more picks and predictions.
Mid-Tier: Alexander Bublik ($20)
Opponent: Mikhail Kukushkin
Odds: -480 (SugarHouse)
There are plenty of great plays in this mid-tier but only a few carry the ace upside of Alexander Bublik. The Battle of Kazakhstan will get its third instance with this being the rubber match. These two actually just met in Eastbourne, with Bublik cruising in two sets. In that match Bublik, the ATP’s aces leader, whizzed 18 aces past the elder statesman on his way to victory.
Mikhail Kukushkin has rarely had success anywhere beyond his home country for the past few years. His 17-27 record on grass speaks well to it’s style just being too fast for him. Bublik is always a tennis DFS favorite of mine and on a huge slate with big names his service numbers could be the difference.
Other Mid-Tier Picks:
Paula Badosa ($22), Belinda Bencic($22), Roger Federer ($22), Cam Norrie ($21), John Isner ($21)
Value-Tier: Jelena Ostapenko ($18)
Opponent: Leylah Fernandez
Odds: -345 (SugarHouse)
Jelena Ostapenko is definitely not priced like a big favorite, and that immediately puts her into the tennis DFS conversation. Add in the fact she’s in great form with a title in Eastbourne, and she’s up for best play on the slate. Going 6-1 so far in 2021 on grass, Ostapenko looked great just in time for the World’s oldest tennis event. The fiery Latvian has always enjoyed grass, winning 30 of her 45 contests on the speedy surface. Leylah Fernandez has now played two grass matches for her career and just doesn’t carry the game to yet compete on the big stage with big competition. The complete lack of a service game will always hinder Ostapenko; when she’s facing a player who will put tons of pressure on her, Ostapenko will almost certainly crumble.
It all lines up here for Ostapenko to put up a big time score at a great tag. Love the play in all formats, especially on a large slate such as this.
Other Value Picks:
Aslan Karatsev ($17), Casper Ruud ($17), Yulia Putintseva ($16)
Sara Sorribes Tormo ($15), Sam Querrey ($15), Corentin Moutet ($15), Jill Teichmann ($13), Taylor Fritz ($15)Looking for more Tennis DFS picks content? We have loads of articles, data and more on the Awesemo Tennis DFS home page.
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