We have three tips from the semi-finals of the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne.

The excitement is building for the start of Wimbledon now that the draw has been made but it’s semi-finals day at Eastbourne today when we have three tips hoping to continue our hot streak.

We had a clean sweep of successful predictions on Thursday with Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans going the distance, Kiki Bertens beating Aryna Sabalenka 2-1, and Karolina Pliskova winning in straight sets.

Kiki Bertens vs Karolina Pliskova

The winner of this semi-final between the third and fourth best players in the world will face Angelique Kerber who was given a walkover by Ons Jabeur after the Tunisian suffered an ankle injury during her comeback win against Alize Cornet.

Bertens claimed her three-sets win against Sabalenka in Eastbourne was “her best match on grass so far” but she looked troubled in the second set when her serve started to let her down.

She starts the match as the underdog despite beating Pliskova in their previous two meetings, one of which came at Wimbledon 12 months ago.

Pliskova has been superb this week, winning all three matches in straight sets for the loss of just 11 games.

The Czech won this event in 2017 and was a finalist in the year before, and despite having lost her last two matches to Bertens although she only trails 3-2 in the head to head having beaten the Dutch player in Stuttgart last year.

Bertens was a finalist in Den Bosch nearly two weeks ago so is playing well generally, but we fancy Pliskova to pull through 2-1 and reach the final.

Kyle Edmund vs Taylor Fritz

Edmund finally gets to meet a non-British player at Eastbourne although he was in danger of not making the semi-final at all after losing the first set 6-1 against Dan Evans on Thursday.

The British number one has been struggling with a knee injury since January and although he is improving with every match has yet to reach peak fitness.

Fritz only made 45% of his first serves in his quarter-final but still managed to beat Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets.

Both players have a powerful game and we suspect this match will go to three sets in the first meeting between these two players.

Sam Querrey vs Thomas Fabbiano

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The first of the Nature Valley International semi-finals sees Querrey as a short favourite to dispatch Italian qualifier Fabbiano, appearing in his first semi-final on the ATP Tour.

Querrey has won all three matches in straight sets and did not face a break point in his last two wins against Dusan Lajovic and Fernando Verdasco, so Fabbiano will need to bring an impeccable returning game to the table today.

These two met in the opening round at Wimbledon two years ago when Querrey won in straight sets, although it was not all plain sailing as the 7-6 7-5 6-2 scoreline suggests.

Querrey has a habit of sailing through the early rounds and pressing the self-destruct button in the semi-finals so over 23.5 games could pay dividends.

Recommended bets

Karolina Pliskova to beat Kiki Bertens 2-1
Kyle Edmund vs Taylor Fritz three sets
Sam Querrey vs Thomas Fabbiano over 23.5 games

Takeaways

Karolina Pliskova has lost the last two matches against Kiki Bertens in straight sets.

Kyle Edmund won 27 of his 29 first-serve points in the last two sets of his victory over Dan Evans.

Sam Querrey has not faced a break point in his last two matches in Eastbourne.

We have three tips from the semi-finals of the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne.

The excitement is building for the start of Wimbledon now that the draw has been made but it’s semi-finals day at Eastbourne today when we have three tips hoping to continue our hot streak.

We had a clean sweep of successful predictions on Thursday with Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans going the distance, Kiki Bertens beating Aryna Sabalenka 2-1, and Karolina Pliskova winning in straight sets.

Kiki Bertens vs Karolina Pliskova

The winner of this semi-final between the third and fourth best players in the world will face Angelique Kerber who was given a walkover by Ons Jabeur after the Tunisian suffered an ankle injury during her comeback win against Alize Cornet.

Bertens claimed her three-sets win against Sabalenka in Eastbourne was “her best match on grass so far” but she looked troubled in the second set when her serve started to let her down.

She starts the match as the underdog despite beating Pliskova in their previous two meetings, one of which came at Wimbledon 12 months ago.

Pliskova has been superb this week, winning all three matches in straight sets for the loss of just 11 games.

The Czech won this event in 2017 and was a finalist in the year before, and despite having lost her last two matches to Bertens although she only trails 3-2 in the head to head having beaten the Dutch player in Stuttgart last year.

Bertens was a finalist in Den Bosch nearly two weeks ago so is playing well generally, but we fancy Pliskova to pull through 2-1 and reach the final.

Kyle Edmund vs Taylor Fritz

Edmund finally gets to meet a non-British player at Eastbourne although he was in danger of not making the semi-final at all after losing the first set 6-1 against Dan Evans on Thursday.

The British number one has been struggling with a knee injury since January and although he is improving with every match has yet to reach peak fitness.

Fritz only made 45% of his first serves in his quarter-final but still managed to beat Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets.

Both players have a powerful game and we suspect this match will go to three sets in the first meeting between these two players.

Sam Querrey vs Thomas Fabbiano

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The first of the Nature Valley International semi-finals sees Querrey as a short favourite to dispatch Italian qualifier Fabbiano, appearing in his first semi-final on the ATP Tour.

Querrey has won all three matches in straight sets and did not face a break point in his last two wins against Dusan Lajovic and Fernando Verdasco, so Fabbiano will need to bring an impeccable returning game to the table today.

These two met in the opening round at Wimbledon two years ago when Querrey won in straight sets, although it was not all plain sailing as the 7-6 7-5 6-2 scoreline suggests.

Querrey has a habit of sailing through the early rounds and pressing the self-destruct button in the semi-finals so over 23.5 games could pay dividends.

Recommended bets

Karolina Pliskova to beat Kiki Bertens 2-1
Kyle Edmund vs Taylor Fritz three sets
Sam Querrey vs Thomas Fabbiano over 23.5 games

Takeaways

Karolina Pliskova has lost the last two matches against Kiki Bertens in straight sets.

Kyle Edmund won 27 of his 29 first-serve points in the last two sets of his victory over Dan Evans.

Sam Querrey has not faced a break point in his last two matches in Eastbourne.