Novak Djokovic vs Philipp Kohlschreiber Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Novak Djokovic vs Philipp Kohlschreiber | Monday 29 June, 2015 | Wimbledon | 13.00
The opening day of Wimbledon 2015 sees defending champion Novak Djokovic in action on Centre Court as he begins his campaign against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber.
This marks the eighth time that these two competitors will meet on the professional tour. Djokovic leads the series 6-1 with five straight victories in their most recent outings, but Monday will be their first meeting on grass.
Djokovic won his second title at SW19 in 2014, beating seven-time champion Roger Federer in a five-set thriller.
The last time the world number 1 stepped on court to take part in a professional match was at the final of the 2015 French Open, where he lost to Stan Wawrinka in four sets to deny himself a career Grand Slam.
Since then he has not competed in any ATP World Tour events, but did find time to get some practice at The Boodies exhibition event at Stoke Park.
“I needed a little bit of time to regroup, to recharge my batteries, stay with the family, the little one and come here to London preparing for the biggest event in the world in our sport,” the 28-year-old said this week at the Boodles exhibition event.
Meanwhile, Kohlschreiber is coming off a couple of weeks on grass already, as he performed at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart where he lost to Gael Monfils in the quarter-final stage of the tournament. Later in Halle he lost to eight-time champion Roger Federer in the opening round.
The German is the 33rd ranked player in the world coming into this year’s Championships. He has won five ATP titles in his career, the last one at a domestic tournament in Dusseldorf.
He has, however, only won three matches more (18) than he has lost in 2015 and has exited Wimbledon twice in the first round and once in the second-round in the previous five seasons.
Novak Djokovic vs Philipp Kohlschreiber Betting Tips
Kohlscheriber (12/1) is a dangerous threat when in form and his ’09 win over Djokovic might suggest there is some hope of an upset on Monday. But, given that Djokovic is one of the overwhelming favourites to win the tournament, this should be a straightforward match for the Serb who is priced at 1/50 with Betway.