Carlos Alcaraz vs Tallon Griekspoor Wimbledon odds, tips, predictions (June 29)

Alcaraz vs Griekspoor Odds

Alcaraz odds -315
Griekspoor Odds +250
over under 38.5
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Carlos Alcaraz and Tallon Griekspoor face off in the second round of Wimbledon despite coming from very different situations.

Alcaraz is world No. 7 but is trying to settle into his first real grass season, despite it being the only grass event he competes in.

Griekspoor is now ranked significantly lower at 53 but he has already found a rhythm and feel on these pitches after playing a full grass board.

How will raw skill pair with surface resemblance?

Let’s dive in.

Alcaraz tries to gain a foothold on grass

Alcaraz did not play an ATP grass court tournament in the run-up to Wimbledon, instead opting for two exhibition games at the Hurlingham Classic.

His results there were sub-par, to say the least.

Alcaraz couldn’t beat his clay court specialist Casper Ruud and the American Francis Tiafoe and hasn’t found his grass playing style yet.

Watching him on hard and clay courts, his movement is mesmerizing. With a speed that reminds us of a young Nadal, Alcaraz makes moves most other players can only dream of.

However, on grass pitches, in addition to shot timing, the movement is so different and he wasn’t able to settle in.

Griekspoor is enjoying the weed season

Griekspoor has amassed a 6-3 record on grass this year, marginalizing top opponents.

The Dutchman overcame Roberto Bautista Agut and pushed Felix Auger-Aliassime to a 6-7/6-7 win, and has grappled with all the competition he’s had to face.

He’s found great combinations of shots on serve that deal consistent and powerful damage with a forehand capable of quick back pressure.

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As Griekspoor finds ways to be aggressive, this can reveal Alcaraz’ underperforming movement on the surface.

Although Alcaraz is the more talented player, Griekspoor’s style and comfort on grass are certainly a problem for him. If the Dutchman can be aggressive and consistent behind his serve-plus-one and find a rhythm, Alcaraz could be in danger.

I believe Griekspoor will surely give Alcaraz a chance, but Alcaraz will find ways to advance with his electrifying skills. It’s hard to find the Griekspoor moneyline that appealing at short +250, so I’ll look at the totals instead.

I support the lower-ranked player to extend the match with a top 10 opponent.

Choose: Over 38.5 games (-115)

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