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Jiri Lehecka has a strong start of Wimbledon not losing a single set in the previous two matches. Now, the 21-year-old will face Tommy Paul, who is considered a slight favorite going into the third round match.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Jiri Lehecka vs Tommy Paul – Match Predictions
Tommy Paul is coming off a win against a former Wimbledon finalist, and now he will have another tough challenge against one of the best young players on the tour.
Tommy Paul to win
Tommy Paul is the more experienced player between the two and the one with a better score on grass. The American runs very well on this surface and that will make the difference in this match. Lehecka missed some time this season with injury and he may still not be at in his best shape.
Over 39.5 games
This is a huge chance for both players to make the most significant result at Wimbledon. It will be a tough fight and it seems like neither of them is capable of winning this match in straight sets. They will both have ups and downs and the match will go in at least four or maybe even five sets.
Jiri Lehecka vs Tommy Paul Preview
Tommy Paul is a Top 15 player in the world while Lehecka is still was beyond. The player from the Czech Republic won his first match on grass this season while Paul has much bigger experience playing on this surface.
Lehecka is coming off a 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 win over Francisco Cerundolo in the second round which seems very impressive knowing that the Argentinian recently won the tournament in Eastbourne. In the opening round, the 21-year-old defeated Sebastian Ofner also in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
Lehecka is 37th in the ATP rankings and has a 27-19 record for the season including 4-4 on grass. His best result this year was the semifinal in Doha.
Paul is coming off a 6-4, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 win over Milos Raonic in the previous round. In the opener, the American defeated qualifier Shintaro Mochizuki 7-5, 6-3, 6-1.
Paul is currently 15th in the ATP rankings which is his career high. He is 29-15 for the season and 8-3 on grass. Paul’s best result this season was the semifinal at the Australian Open where he lost to Novak Djokovic. Last week, he reached the final in Eastbourne, losing to Francisco Cerundolo. Previously this year, he also lost in the finals in Aix en Provence and Acapulco.
Jiri Lehecka vs Tommy Paul Head to Head
This will be the first time Jiri Lehecka and Tommy Paul will play against each other.
Jiri Lehecka vs Tommy Paul Match Details
- When will the match between Lehecka vs Paul be played? The match is scheduled for July 8.
- Who is the favorite in the Lehecka vs Paul match? According to the bookies, Paul is a slight favorite to win this match.
- Who is the favorite to win men’s Wimbledon this year? Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic is considered the favorites to win Wimbledon this year.
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