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Nadal and Federer both to win in straight sets at 11/8

| 01.07.2014

Coral’s daily Wimbledon special continues with another fantastically enhanced price for multiple Wimbledon champions Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer not to drop a set in their respective fourth round matches.

World number one Nadal faces a first meeting against Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios, who has never got past this stage at any Grand Slam before.

The Spaniard, who comes into this tournament off the back of winning the French Open for a record ninth time, is third-favourite to win at SW19 for a third time at 7/2. This special Coral have offered is all the more enticing, given that 14-time Grand Slam champion Nadal is so heavily odds-on at 1/20 for victory against Kyrgios, and 4/9 to beat him in straight sets.

Having come through all his matches so far with relative ease, the 28-year-old said: “I finished all the matches playing better than [how] I started, and that’s always very positive.”

Federer, meanwhile, goes up against fellow 32-year-old Tommy Robredo with a 10-1 winning record against him. In seven of those victories, the Swiss has come through without dropping a set.

This match is so heavily against Nadal’s compatriot, that it is so hard to see past Federer beating him in straight sets (priced at 4/9). Robredo is a clay court specialist, has never got past this stage before at Wimbledon, and he historically performs worst at this Grand Slam than any other – having reached the quarters in all the other three events.

On top of that, Federer happens to be the all-time highest Grand Slam winner, with 17, and has the joint-record amount of SW19 titles, with seven.

He has been in fine form this year as well, having yet to drop a set in his first three matches so far. Federer is also a massive odds-on 1/20 chance to beat Robredo, and is 6/1 to win an unprecedented eighth Wimbledon title.

Following his 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Santiago Giraldo in the last round, the Swiss legend said: “I’m very pleased. It’s always good to keep moving on. I’m aware of the dangers on this surface. You’re always worried about the first week.

“For me it’s about maintaining a good level. I’ve got a few niggling things going on but nothing that worries me. I need to keep playing aggressive.”



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.