Six time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will vye for his 29th Grand Slam semifinals appearance tomorrow morning as he faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Centre Court. The latest Sports Betting Odds like Fed's chances as he is presently listed as a -900 moneyline favorite to defeat the 26 year old Frenchman. The games total on Wednesday's quarterfinal match is set at 37.5; the Over is favored at -140 odds.
Roger Federer needed four sets for the first time all tournament on Monday as he downed Russia's Mikhail Youzhny 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
Federer had 25 unforced errors to Youzhny's 23, but he outgunned the 29 year old Moscow native with 14 aces and 54 winners in the three hour match. Federer, who won on 60 of his 71 first serve opportunities, went 6-for-14 on break point conversions (Youzhny 1-for-7).
The win marked Federer's 29th consecutive fourth round triumph at a Grand Slam tournament.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga earned his sixth career meeting with Federer (first on grass) after turning back seventh ranked Spaniard David Ferrer in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1). The victory, which featured 12 aces and 37 winners from Tsonga, helped the Frenchman secure his second consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinals appearance.
Last year Tsonga faced Andy Murray in the quarters and fell in four sets 7-6, 6-7, 2-6, 2-6.
Tsonga, who owns a 1-4 record against Federer, played the Swiss great on the clay courts of Rome last month. He fell to Fed in straight sets 4-6, 2-6.
The only previous Grand Slam meeting between Federer and Tsonga came in the semifinals of the 2010 Australian Open. Federer came away with another straight sets victory, beating Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.
Wimbledon 2011 Odds Roger Federer vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Predictions:
Roger Federer -5.5 Games (-110), Over 37.5 Games (-140), -900 (Moneyline)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga +5.5 Games (-130), Under 37.5 Games (+100), +450 (Moneyline)