Another rainy day caused a lot of problems at the 2019 Fever-Tree Championships in London, UK, on Wednesday. Still, Juan Martin Del Potro and Feliciano Lopez both managed to finish their matches and will take on each other Thursday afternoon in one of the most interesting contests of the Round of 16 at the Queen’s Club.
Juan Martin Del Potro vs Feliciano Lopez
- 2019 Fever-Tree Championships (Outdoor/Grass)
- Queen’s Club, London
- Thursday 20th June
Juan Martin Del Potro News & Form
On paper, Juan Martin Del Potro had a tough challenge in the opening round of the 2019 Fever-Tree Championships, but the Argentinian put on a strong performance to beat the World No. 25 Denis Shapovalov in straight sets 7-5 6-4. Del Potro recorded 11 aces and hit 72% of his 1st serves while winning 65% of his 2nd serve points. Also, he didn’t allow a single break point to Shapovalov.
Due to his knee injury, Del Potro played just 12 matches this season, winning on eight occasions. He looked sharp on Wednesday and moved very well on the court. Del Potro has a 40-17 record on grass in his career, although it wasn’t his favourite surface whereas Juan has some problems with footwork.
Feliciano Lopez News & Form
The 37-year old Spaniard entered the main draw at the Queen’s Club thanks to a wild card, and he completely satisfied the call with a first-round victory over Marton Fucsovics 6-7 6-3 6-4. The World No. 113 had 14 aces and won 85% of his 1st serve points, allowing just one break point to his rival. On the other side, Lopez broke Fucsovics’ serve four times.
Feliciano won three titles on the grass court in his career including the trophy at the Queen’s Club in 2017. He has a 77-42 record on the fastest surface. Last week, Lopez lost to Lucas Pouille in the first round of the Stuttgart Open, while he has a 4-8 record at the ATP Tour this season.
Del Potro vs Lopez Head to Head
Del Potro won five of its previous eight meetings with Lopez including the last three head-to-head duels. Last year, these two guys met each other in the second round of Wimbledon, and Del Potro easily outlasted Lopez in three sets 6-4 6-1 6-2. It was their only encounter on the grass court.
Del Potro vs Lopez Betting Odds and Predictions
The Argentinian is listed as a strong favourite to win this clash, and the odds are set at 1/3 with William Hill and BetVictor. You can take Feliciano Lopez at 23/10 with William Hill, while BetVictor offers 12/5 odds on the Spaniard.
When it comes to the number of sets, you can pick 4/7 odds on exactly two sets in the match with William Hill that offers 13/10 odds on exactly three sets in this match. William Hill also provides a 24.5-game line on the total games in the match with both over and under at 17/20.
Top Del Potro vs Lopez Betting Tip
Considering their last H2H duel, Juan Martin Del Potro is considered as a runaway favourite for a reason. Feliciano Lopez is always a dangerous rival on grass, but he will a mountain to climb if Del Potro plays as he did in the first round. I expect the Argentinian to dominate this match and grab a win in straight sets, so I suggest you take Juan Martin Del Potro to cover a 1.5-set handicap at 10/11 odds with Betway.