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Fantasy Wimbledon: tough choices to be made

Fantasy Wimbledon
by Simon Cambers
Wednesday 2 July 2014

Things get a bit tougher from here on as we get to the latter stages of Wimbledon and you might find it difficult to find players you can afford to boost your final points tally.

It’s not easy fitting five players into the 1000 budget but it’s pretty clear that Nick Kyrgios is going to be popular when it comes to the serve.

The 19-year-old Australian banged down 37 aces – and remarkably just four aces – as he stunned Rafael Nadal in round four and when he plays Milos Raonic on Wednesday, we can expect plenty more. Raonic doesn’t move anywhere near as well as Nadal and his return is the weakest part of his game, so expect a lot more aces. At 50, Kyrgios is a bargain and at this stage, that’s something pretty rare. (You could put him in each category, if you like!)

On Tuesday morning, all users had their number of changes restored to five but be careful because these now have to last you the rest of the tournament. It means you have to trust in your players to go far and hope that your wild card, if you still have one, goes all the way and scores double points.

Simona Halep has cruised through the draw so far, defying those who believed that grass was not a surface that suits her game. She returns superbly and is rock solid from the back, which makes her a good pick in the returns department, but also in “mind”, where she’s on offer at 300.

It’s still not too late to enter the game – you will have five changes to make from the moment you enter and with Kyrgios still there as a 50, you still have options. So challenge your friends and add to your fun over the last five days of Wimbledon.

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