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Lorenzo Musetti v Novak Djokovic: Prediction, Tips and Odds

It’s no great surprise to see that Novak Djokovic is a warm order to reach the Wimbledon final with a victory over Lorenzo Musetti, the surprise semi-finalist in this year’s last four still standing in the grass court major.

But while many are anticipating a cakewalk for the seven-time champion, which may happen after Musetti was taken the distance by Taylor Fritz in the quarter-finals, it’s certainly possible, with some doubts still surrounding the form of Djokovic, that the young Italian could rise again and cause problems for the tennis legend.

The personal head-to-head between Musetti and Djokovic is quite revealing. In short, the 22-year-old has been a nuisance to Djokovic on clay, but on hard courts it has been a different story with the Serb outclassing his less experienced foe.

But while grass falls under the fast court banner, it can sometimes throw up unusual anomalies when it comes to players’ histories. This is their first meeting on the green terrain and with Djokovic no spring chicken these days and having struggled with his form and injury this year, it’s just possible that Musetti may give the favourite slightly more trouble than the pre-match prices suggest.

Lorenzo Musetti v Novak Djokovic

Lorenzo Musetti v Novak Djokovic betting tips and predictions

Lorenzo Musetti to win at least a set - 4/6

The total games handicap line has moved just about enough to start deterring punters from siding with Djokovic, so instead of doing that it may be worth taking a chance on Musetti being good enough to win at least a set against his illustrious opponent.

There has, unsurprisingly, been support for Djokovic, who enjoyed a rest in the quarter-finals when his injury-hit opponent Alex de Minaur chose to withdraw before taking to the court.

Musetti, meanwhile, had to work overtime but emerged victorious again after a five-set thriller against Fritz. The American had looked in control, but after going all the way in Eastbourne immediately prior to Wimbledon, Fritz’s energy levels appeared to drain towards the end of their encounter.

Djokovic’s last outing on court, a straight-sets win over Holger Rune, was a positive one but it may pay not to overrate the Dane. He is a battler but even though he reached a ranking of fourth in the world last year, the jury is still partially out regarding his overall quality.

Prior to that, Djokovic had unexpectedly dropped sets against British wildcard Jacob Fearnley and Alexei Popyrin.

Musetti is also a talented performer - his results in London in the past fortnight show that - and if he can go again after a quintet of four and five-set outings, he may just be able to wrangle a set against his veteran opponent.

Lorenzo Musetti to win at least two sets - 9/4

And here’s a surprise. If Musetti is good enough to win a set against seven-time Wimbledon king Djokovic, then he might just be able to add to his tally.

Djokovic has looked to be playing some of his best tennis this season, in a campaign in which his advanced years have seemed to have caught up with the 37-year-old a little.

But the more important the matches become, and these players are just two wins away from landing the trophy, the harder it may get for Djokovic to keep on producing the goods.

Now let’s not forget that the super Serb has lost only one match at Wimbledon since 2017 - that being his five-set defeat to Carlos Alcaraz in last year’s final.

However, Musetti is such a good player that if there are any weaknesses in Djokovic’s game and armoury on court, he is well placed to expose them.

An amazing upset is unlikely to happen in this semi-final, but if Musetti can take Fritz to a fifth set then he may just be able to win at least a couple of sets against Djokovic.

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Lorenzo Musetti v Novak Djokovic odds

Lorenzo Musetti - 5/1
Novak Djokovic -
1/8

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