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Miami Open Tips

Grigor Dimitrov vs Jordan Thompson
1.00am

Jordan Thompson To Win @ $3.25

Taking on Grigor Dimitrov has proven to be a profitable betting play this season and Jordan Thompson is well and truly over the odds at his current price. His hold/break percentage is only slightly inferior on hard courts than that of Dimitrov and he is the type of player that can really frustrate the Bulgarian.

Denis Shapovalov vs Andrey Rublev
7.00am

Andrey Rublev To Win @ $2.38

There is not as much between these two players as the current betting market suggests and Andrey Rublev is over the odds at his current price of $2.38. Rublev does have a stronger returning game to Shapovalov and he won the only previous meeting between the pair at the Next Gen Finals in 2017. This should be an excellent clash and it is Rublev that I am keen to side with at the current odds.

Francis Tiafoe vs David Ferrer
10.30am

Francis Tiafoe To Win @ $2.10

It is a big surprise that David Ferrer is the favourite for this clash at the Miami Open and Francis Tiafoe is outstanding value at his current price of $2.10. His hold/break percentage is clearly superior to that of Ferrer over the past 12 months on hard courts and Ferrer’s service game has been particularly weak in that time. Tiafoe has made an excellent start to the season, he was outstanding at the Australian Open, and he should be able to continue his campaign at the Miami Masters.

Miami Open Tips

Borna Coric vs Jeremy Chardy
10.00am

Borna Coric To Win 2-0 @ $2.38

Borna Coric has the ability to be a top ten player at the end of 2019, but he is still a player that is generally underrated by the market. He is a clearly superior player to a fading Jeremy Chardy on every metric and he should prove far too strong for this rival at the Miami Masters. 

Nick Kyrgios vs Dusan Lajovic
12.00pm

Nick Kyrgios To Win 2-0 @ $1.80

It is always tough to trust Nick Kyrgios from a betting perspective, but he really should prove far too strong for Dusan Lajovic in this Miami Masters. Kyrgios has a hold/break percentage on hard courts that was is superior to that of Lajovic and he recorded a dominant win when they last met. Hopefully Kyrgios behaves himself and, if he does, he is a safe bet.

 

Miami Open Tips

Joao Sousa vs Steve Johnson
2.00am

Steve Johnson To Win 2-0 @ $2.38

Steve Johnson is a consistent player that generally gets the job done when he plays players that are ranked lower than he is and he should prove too strong for Joao Sousa at the Miami Masters. His hold/break percentage on hardcourts is clearly superior to that of his rival and he won their only previous meeting in straight sets. 

Leonardo Mayer vs Guido Pella
2.00am

Guido Pella To Win 2-1 @ $3.75

This Miami Masters clash between is an intriguing one from a betting perspective. Guido Pella has won three of his four meetings with Leonardo Mayer and he is definitely the better player on hard courts, but when they play it generally goes three sets. Pella should get the job done, but it will take him three sets to do so and the $3.75 available for a Pella 2-1 victory is well and truly over the odds. 

Borna Coric vs Jeremy Chardy
2.00am

Borna Coric To Win 2-0 @ $2.38

Borna Coric has the ability to be a top ten player at the end of 2019, but he is still a player that is generally underrated by the market. He is a clearly superior player to a fading Jeremy Chardy on every metric and he should prove far too strong for this rival at the Miami Masters. 

Miami Open Tips

Jeremy Chardy vs Nicolas Jarry
11.00am

Nicolas Jarry To Win @ $2.38

There is not as much between these two players as the current betting market suggests. There is very little between the hold/break percentages of Jeremy Chardy and Nicolas Jarry and Jarry is still on the rise, while Chardy is a player that has regressed somewhat over the past 12 months.

Marius Copil vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas
11.00am

Marius Copil @ $2.25

Marius Copil should be favourite for this clash and he is simply outstanding value at his current odds of $2.25. Copil is a player that has made an excellent start to 2019 and his hold/break percentage on hard court over the past 12 months is clearly superior to that of Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Maximilian Marterer vs Taylor Harry Fritz
1.30pm

Taylor Harry Fritz To Win 2-0 @ $2.38

Taylor Harry Fritz is a young player that I have a very big opinion of and he is great value to cruise to victory against Maximilian Marterer. Both players have a fairly strong service game, but Fritz definitely has the edge on return and he has broken serve over 16% of the time on hardcourts over the past 12 months.

Miami Open Day 1 Tips

Shuai Zhang vs Petra Martic
2.00am

Petra Martic To Win @ $1.91

Petra Martic won the previous meeting between this pair and backing her over the past 12 months has proven to be a profitable betting play. Shuai Zhang has made a decent start to the season, but I don’t think that she has as much upside as Martic and she has under-performed market expectations over the past six months.

Ons Jabeur vs Alison Van Uytvanck
2.00am

Ons Jabeur To Win @ $2

This is an interesting clash in the opening round of the Miami Open as neither Ons Jabeur or Alison Van Uytvanck have a great record on hard courts. In saying that, Jabeur has shown some signs of improvement during 2019 to date and Van Uytvanck has won only two of her past 12 matches on hard courts.

Victoria Azarenka vs Dominika Cibulkova
2.00am

Dominika Cibulkova To Win @ $3.25

Victoria Azarenka is not the player that she once was and taking her off from a betting perspective has been a profitable betting play over the past 12 months. It has been a fairly flat start to the season for Cibulkova, but she is a player with plenty of talent on her day and she has won the past four meetings between this pair. She is well and truly over the odds at her current quote of $3.25.

Indian Wells Final Tips

Roger Federer vs Dominic Thiem
9.30am

Roger Federer To Cover The Games Line (-4.5 Games) @ $2.38

It is no surprise that Roger Federer will go into the Indian Wells Final as a dominant favourite. He has been excellent during the tournament to date and he has won his two previous meetings with Dominic Thiem on hard courts in very comfortable fashion. Dominic Thiem has played some good tennis at Indian Wells, but I don’t think that he will be any match for a firing Roger Federer.

Indian Wells Day 9 Tips

Gael Monfils vs Dominic Thiem
1.00pm

Gael Monfils To Win @ $1.67

Dominic Thiem has won his four previous meetings with Gael Monfils, but I am still keen to side with Monfils in this clash. Monfils has been nothing short of outstanding during 2019 to date and his victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber, who had just beaten Novak Djokovic, was brilliant. His hold/break percentage on hard courts is clearly superior to that of Thiem and he should have too much power for his rival.

Hubert Hurkacz vs Roger Federer
5.00am

Roger Federer To Cover The Games Total (-5.5 Games) @ $2.10

Hubert Hurkacz has beat Lucas Pouille, Kei Nishikori and Denis Shapovalov to qualify for this stage of the tournament, but he faces a completely different challenge against Roger Federer. Federer was at his brilliant best against Kyle Edmund and it would not surprise to see him prove far too strong for his rival.

Karen Khachanov vs Rafael Nadal
5.00am

Over 21.5 Games @ $1.91

Rafael Nadal deserves to go into this clash as clear favourite and he is definitely the player to beat, but this should be a fairly tight game. Karen Khachanov actually won the first set when these two players met at the US Open last year and I think that he is more than capable of taking a set from Khachanov at Indian Wells.

Indian Wells Day 8 Tips

Ivo Karlovic vs Dominic Thiem
5.00am

Ivo Karlovic To Win @ $3.50

Ivo Karlovic has played some good tennis at Indian Wells to date and the fast courts are definitely in his favour. It has not been the best start to the season for Dominic Thiem and I fancy the big-serving Karlovic to give him a few issues. There is no doubt that Thiem deserves to start as favourite, but Karlovic is excellent value at his current odds of $3.50.

Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Gael Monfils
2.00pm

Gael Monfils To Win 2-0 @ $2.20

Philipp Kohlschreiber is coming off a huge upset win over Novak Djokovic, but I doubt that he will be able to repeat that effort against Gael Monfils. Monfils has won 13 of the 15 matches that have been played between the pair and all nine of their meetings on hard courts. He has won their past three clashes on hard courts in straight sets and he is great value to replicate that in this Indian Wells clash.

Indian Wells Day 7 Tips

Andrey Rublev vs Karen Khachanov
11.00am

Karen Khachanov To Win @ $2.25

Karen Khachanov has not had the best start to 2019, but on his best form he does have a genuine edge over Andrey Rublev. It is somewhat of a surprise that Khachanov will not go into this clash as a short-priced favourite and I expect him to play himself back into form with a dominant win over his countrymen.

 

Indian Wells Day 6 Tips

Gilles Simon vs Dominic Thiem
11.00am

Gilles Simon To Win @ $3

Dominic Thiem has an excellent record against Gilles Simon, he has won their past seven meetings, but there is not as much between the two players as the current betting market suggests. Simon actually has a superior hold/break percentage on hardcourts than Thiem over the past 12 months and Thiem has not made a particularly strong start to 2018 following losses at the hands of Diego Schwartzman and Laslo Djere.

Felix Auger Aliassime vs Yoshihito Nishioka
12.00pm

Yoshihito Nishioka To Win @ $2.25

It is very tough to split these two players and it is Yoshihito Nishioka that offers value at his current odds of $2.25. Nishioka hasn’t had a great start to the year, but he has had plenty of tough draws and he is playing better than his current form suggests. His hold/break percentage on hard courts is slightly superior to that of Felix Auger Aliassime and he shouldn’t be a clear outsider.

Novak Djokovic vs Philipp Kohlschreiber
2.00pm

Over 20.5 Games @ $2.25

Novak Djokovic has won eight of his nine career meetings with Philipp Kohlschreiber, but the German has never really been disgraced in any of their past meetings. They last met at Indian Wells three years ago when Djokovic won 7-5, 7-5 and a similar scoreline looks on the cards in this clash. The $2.25 available for there to be over 20.5 games does stand out as excellent value.

Indian Wells Day 5 Tips

Marton Fucsovics vs Stan Wawrinka
12.00pm

Marton Fucsovics To Win @ $2.75

Stan Wawrinka is a player that I am always looking to oppose and it is Marton Fucsovics that looks like great value in this clash at Indian Wells. Fucsovics is an underrated player that has made some big strides in the past 12 months and his hold/break percentage over this period to superior to that of Wawrinka. Fucsovics has beaten Wawrinka in the past and he is capable of pulling off an upset again.

Hubert Hurkacz vs Lucas Pouille
12.00pm

Lucas Pouille To Win @ $1.80

I can’t really understand why Lucas Pouille is not a dominant favourite for this Indian Wells clash with Hubert Hurkacz. Pouille showed his quality with his run to the semi-finals at the Australian Open and his hold/break percentage on hard courts is clearly superior to that of Hurkacz.

Ivo Karlovic vs Prajnesh Gunneswaran
7.00am

Ivo Karlovic To Win 2-0 @ $2.38

Prajnesh Gunneswaran has done an excellent job to make it to this stage of the tournament and it will do his ranking plenty of favours, but I’m not sure that he will be able to cop with the big-serving Ivo Karlovic. Karlovic is coming of an impressive win over Borna Coric and I do expect him to have any real issues with Gunneswaran.

Indian Wells Day 4 Tips

Nick Kyrgios vs Philipp Kohlschreiber
10.00am

Philipp Kohlschreiber To Win @ $2.75

Nick Kyrgios is coming off a simply outstanding win at the Mexico Open, but consistency has never been a strong point and he is definitely under the odds for this clash with Philipp Kohlschreiber. Kohlschreiber has a superior hold/break percentage to Kyrgios on hard courts over the past 12 months and he is a player that has the game to give the Australian some serious issues.

Gael Monfils vs Leonardo Mayer
8.00am

Gael Monfils To Win 2-0 @ $1.73

Leonardo Mayer is a player that I am always keen to take on when he isn’t playing on clay and Gael Monfils should prove far too strong for him. Monfils has made a very strong start to the season and on hard court he will prove far too strong for Mayer. The $1.73 for him to win in straight sets is a great and safe bet.

Borna Coric vs Ivo Karlovic
8.00am

Ivo Karlovic To Win @ $3

Borna Coric is a player that I have a big opinion of, but I can’t get him as short as his current quote for this Indian Wells clash with Ivo Karlovic. Karlovic is always a difficult opponent and he has actually won the previous two matches played between the pair. He is over the odds at the current price.

Indian Wells Day 3 Tips

Mackenzie McDonald vs Joao Sousa
1.00pm

Joao Sousa To Win @ $2.10

There is a fair bit of hype surrounding Mackenzie McDonald, but I am yet to be convinced and I am happy to take him on at his current price. Joao Sousa actually has a superior hold/break percentage than that of McDonald on hard courts over the past 12 months and his record on the surface is actually strong. Sousa should be favourite and he is great value at his current price.

Nicolas Jarry vs Francis Tiafoe
3.00pm

Nicolas Jarry To Win @ $3

There is not as much between these two players as the current betting market suggests. Francis Tiafoe obviously has plenty of talent, as we saw at the Australian Open, but consistency is not his strong point and he still has plenty of work to do on his serve. His hold/break percentage is only slightly superior to that of Jarry and the Chilean does represent genuine value at his current quote of $3.

Indian Wells Day 2 Tips

Bradley Klahn vs Malek Jaziri
1.00pm

Bradley Klahn To Win @ $2.10

Malek Jaziri is a player that I am generally happy to take on at this level. Bradley Klahn is a journeyman, but his record at The Masters is actually fairly strong and his hold/break percentage is superior to that of Jaziri on hard courts over the past 12 months.

Taro Daniel vs Dusan Lajovic
5.00am

Dusan Lajoic To Win 2-0 @ $2.50

Dusan Lajovic has a clear edge over Taro Daniel and it is a surprise that he will not go into this clash as a dominant favourite. Lajovic has had a horror start to the season, but this is his chance to return to winning form.

Reilly Opelka vs Leonardo Mayer
3.00pm

Reilly Opelka To Win 2-0 @ $2.63

Reilly Opelka has made a very strong start to the year and he claimed his maiden ATP Tour title in the New York Open. Leonardo Mayer may be the highest-ranked player, but his record on hard courts is poor and Opelka has a hold/break percentage that is clearly superior to his rival. Opelka’s service game will prove too much for Mayer and he can blast his way to a comfortable victory.

Indian Wells Day 1 Tips

Martin Klizan vs Mischa Zverev
6.00am

Mischa Zverev To Win @ $2.75

There is not as much between these two players as the current market suggests. Martin Klizan did win the only previous match between the two in comfortable fashion, but Mischa Zverev does have a hold/break percentage on hard courts that is only slightly inferior to that of Klizan and he is capable of playing at a high level on his day.

Ilya Ivashka vs Guido Andreozzi
6.00am

Ilya Ivashka To Win 2-0 @ $1.83

Guido Andreozzi is a player with a very poor record on hard courts and he has won only one of his past eight games on the ATP Tour. Ilya Ivashka has actually won 17 of his 29 previous matches on Hard courts on the main ATP Tour and he is a better player than his ranking suggests. He should prove too strong for Guido Andreozzi in this clash.

Felix Auger Aliassime vs Cameron Norrie
6.00am

Cameron Norrie To Win 2-0 @ $2.50

I have been a broken record about my appreciation for Cameron Norrie so far this season and this is another clash where he does look like an excellent bet. His form during 2019 to date has been excellent and I am confident that he has a clear edge over Felix Auger Aliassime. The $2.50 available for him to win in straight sets is excellent value.

Indian Wells Qualifying Day 1 Tips

Casper Ruud vs Tatsuma Ito
1.00pm

Casper Ruud To Win 2-0 @ $2

Casper Ruud is a young player that I have a big opinion of and I expect him to qualify for the main draw at Indian Wells in fairly comfortable fashion. On all key metrics he does have a clear edge over Tasuma Ito and the $2 for him to win in straight sets is well and truly over the odds.

Andrey Rublev vs Kamil Majchrzak
4.00pm

Kamil Majchrzak To Win @ $2.75

Kamil Majchrzak is a Polish player with some potential and he actually has a decent record when he does get an opportunity on the main ATP Tour. Andrey Rublev is a good player, but consistency is not really a strength and I am happy to take him on at the current price.

Saturday 2nd March

Nick Kyrgios vs John Isner
4.00pm

John Isner To Win @ $2.20

Nick Kyrgios got the job done for us against Stan Wawrinka, but I think that he may have some issues with big-serving American John Isner. Isner hold/break percentage on hard courts over the past 12 months is superior to that of Kyrgios and it is tough to see how Kyrgios will be able to break Isner.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roger Federer
4.00pm

Roger Federer To Win 2-0 @ $1.91

This is a rematch of their epic at the Australian Open and Roger Federer will be out for revenge. I think that he will get just that. Stefanos Tsitsipas played incredible tennis in that contest and Federer had no luck on break point whatsoever. A firing Federer will prove too strong for the Greek youngster.

Friday 1st March

Nick Kyrgios vs Stan Wawrinka
1.30pm

Nick Kyrgios To Win @ $2.50

There is famously no love lost between this pair and this should be a fascinating clash at the Mexico Open. They have split their past four matches two wins apiece and, as I have said on many occasions, I don’t think that Stan Wawrinka is as good a player as he once was. Nick Kyrgios goes into this clash with plenty of confidence, following his win over Rafa Nadal yesterday, and he is great value at his current price.

John Isner vs John Millman
3.00pm

John Millman To Win @ $2.25

It could be a big day for Australians at the Mexico Open as John Millman is an excellent chance of recording an upset win over John Isner. Isner has won the two previous clashes between the pair, but there has been nothing between them and Millman actually has a superior hold/break percentage on hardcourts over the past 12 months. Millman can frustrate the big-serving Isner and qualify for the semi-finals.

Borna Coric vs Roger Federer
2.00am

Borna Coric To Win @ $3.25

It is always risky betting against Roger Federer, but Borna Coric actually does represent serious value in this clash at the Dubai Duty Free Championships. Coric has actually won the past two meetings between the pair, including the Shanghai Masters, and his hold/break percentage over the past 12 months is only slightly inferior to that of Federer. I am very keen to take the gamble at $3.25.

Thursday 28th February

Cameron Norrie vs Diego Schwartzman
12.20pm

Cameron Norrie To Win @ $2.10

Cameron Norrie is a player that I will be throwing my support behind a lot during the 2019 season and the market is still yet to realise that he has such quality. His hold/break percentage over the past 12 months on hard courts is clearly superior to that of Diego Schwartzman and there was nothing between them when met in Antwerp last season. Norrie should be favourite and $2.10 is a great price.

David Ferrer vs Alexander Zverev
3.00pm

David Ferrer To Win @ $4.50

Alexander Zverev deserves to go into this clash at the Mexico Open as a clear favourite, but there is no way that David Ferrer should be at such juicy odds of $4.50. Zverev has won the past three matches between the pair, but there hasn’t been a great deal between them and Ferrer is still capable of playing some excellent tennis on his day. I am happy to gamble on the Spaniard in his farewell tour.

Borna Coric vs Nikoloz Basilashvili
4.00am

Borna Coric To Win 2-0 @ $2.63

It is a surprise that Borna Coric is not a shorter-priced favourite for this Dubai Duty Free Championships clash. Coric has a hold/break percentage over the past 12 months that is clearly superior to Basilashvili and he has won his past two matches against his Georgian rival in straight sets. The $2.63 available for a Coric victory is an outstanding price.

Tuesday 26th February

Egor Gerasimov vs Robin Haase
8.00pm

Egor Gerasimov To Win @ $2

Egor Gerasimov may be one of the most underrated players on the ATP Tour. He doesn’t play that much matches on the ATP Tour, but last year he was able to record big wins over the likes of Bernard Tomic, Sam Querrey, Benoit Paire and Damir Dzumhur. Robin Haase has only won two matches this season and his form over the past 12 months has been fairly poor.

Marin Cilic vs Gael Monfils
1.00am

Gael Monfils To Win @ $1.91

The fact that Marin Cilic and Gael Monfils have been drawn to face each other in the opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Championship shows the strength of the tournament. Monfils has won the three previous meeting between the pair and his hold/break percentage on hardcourts is superior to that of Cilic over the past 12 months. The Frenchmen has been in outstanding form and he can continue his winning ways.

Ryan Harrison vs Stan Wawrinka
1.00am

Ryan Harrison To Win @ $3.25

Ryan Harrison is not the most consistent player in the world, but if he does produce a semblance of his best form he will give a fading Stan Wawrinka a serious scare in this clash at the Dubai Duty Free Championship. There is very little between the hold/break percentage of both players on hard courts over the past 12 months and Harrison played some excellent tennis to qualify for the main draw of the tournament.

Monday 25th February

Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Karen Khachanov
11.00pm

Karen Khachanov To Win 2-0 @ $2.25

There may not be a great deal between their rankings, but Karen Khachanov is clearly a superior player than Nikoloz Basilashvili and  I expect him to be far too strong for his rival at the Dubai Duty Free Championships. Khachanov has a hold/break percentage that is far better than Basilashvili on hard courts and he has won the two previous matches between the pair. The $2.25 available for Khachanov to win this match in straight sets is well and truly over the odds.

Francis Tiafoe vs Jordan Thompson
3.00am

Jordan Thompson To Win @ $2.50

Francis Tiafoe is coming off an excellent run at the Australian Open, but he is well and truly under the odds for this Mexican Open clash with Jordan Thompson. Thompson has played some good tennis during 2019 to date and his hold/break percentage on hard courts over the past 12 months has been superior to that of his rival. Tiafoe is a player that struggles for consistency and I’ll be happy to take him on over the next month.

Cameron Norrie vs Yoshihito Nishoioka
3.00am

Cameron Norrie To Win @ $2.10

Cameron Norrie is a player that I’m expecting big things of in 2019 and I am surprised that he is not a clear favourite for this clash with Yoshihito Nishoioka. Norrie has a superior hold/break percentage on hardcourts over the past 12 months than Nishoioka and there is no doubt that he has more upside than his rival. The $2.10 currently available is well and truly over the odds.

Saturday 23rd February

Juan Martin Del Potro vs Mackenzie McDonald
12.00pm

Juan Martin Del Potro To Win 2-0 @ $1.91

Juan Martin Del Potro has made a strong start to tennis at the Delray Beach Open and he really should prove far too strong for Mackenzie McDonald. Del Potro has a hold/break percentage that is clearly superior to that of his rival and he has won four of his past five matches against lower-ranked opposition in straight sets. The $1.91 for him to record a comfortable win is well and truly over the odds.

Mikhail Kukushkin vs Ugo Humbert
1.00am

Ugo Humbert To Win @ $1.73

I was against Ugo Humbert in his quarter-final clash with Matthias Bachinger at Open 13, but I have to side with him in this meeting with Mikhail Kukushkin. Humbert has a hold/break percentage over the past 12 months that is clearly superior to that of Kukushkin on hardcourts and his impressive serve game could prove to be the difference between the two players.

Belinda Bencic vs Petra Kvitova
2.00am

Petra Kvitova To Win 2-0 @ $2

The final of the Dubai Duty Free Championship is set to be a fascinating clash between Belinda Bencic and Petra Kvitova. Kvitova has won the three previous meetings between this pair in fairly comfortable fashion and that included a 6-1, 6-4 victory at the Australian Open earlier this year. Kvitova is outstanding value to cruise to another straight-sets victory.

Friday 22nd February

Matthias Bachinger vs Ugo Humbert
2.00am

Matthias Bachinger To Win @ $3

Matthias Bachinger has already recorded two wins for us at the Open 13 in Marseille and we are sticking with the bandwagon. His hold/break percentage on hardcourts is clearly superior to that of Ugo Humbert over the past 12 months and it truly is ridiculous that there is $3 available.  He is playing in career best form and we will continue to stick with him while that is the case.

Adrian Mannarino vs John Isner
6.30am

John Isner To Beat Games Handicap (-4.5 Games) @ $3.25

John Isner has a simply outstanding record against Adrian Mannarino. The two veterans have met on seven occasions and Isner has been successful in six of those meetings. The majority of those wins have been in dominant fashion and he has beat the Games Handicap of 4.5 games in all but one of those victories. This should be a dominant Isner win and $3.25 for him to cover the Games Handicap is outstanding value.

Thursday 21st February

Steve Johnson vs Paolo Lorenzi
2.00am

Paolo Lorenzi To Win @ $3

There is nowhere near as much between Steve Johnson and Paolo Lorenzi as the current betting market suggests. Steve Johnson went into this tournament on the back of nine straight defeats and he is a player that has regressed badly in the past 12 months. Lorenzi is coming off a strong run at the New York Open and their is nothing between their hold/break percentages on hard courts over the past 12 months.

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez vs Mackenzie McDonald
2.00am

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez To Win @ $2.63

This is another match at the Delray Beach Open where there isn’t as much between the two players as the current betting market suggests. Their hold/break percentages on hard courts over the past 12 months are virtually identical and Mackenzie McDonald has won only one match so far this season. The difference is price is ridiculous and Garcia-Lopez is great value at his current odds of $2.63.

Fernando Verdasco vs Matthias Bachinger
12.00am

Matthias Bachinger To Win @ $3

Matthias Bachinger did the job for us against Steve Darcis in the opening round of Open 13 in Marseille and he is value to beat Fernando Verdasco. Verdasco is a player that I am generally looking to take on as a short-priced favourite and the different in hold/break percentage between Verdasco and Bachinger is not particularly big.

Wednesday 20th February

Matthias Bachinger vs Steve Darcis
10.00pm

Matthias Bachinger To Win @ $1.91

Matthias Bachinger is a an ATP journeyman that is arguably producing the best tennis of his career to date. He gave Tomas Berdych a serious scare at Montpellier a fortnight ago and his hold/break percentage on hard courts over the past 12 months is clearly superior to that of Steve Darcis, who is still on the comeback from injury.

Jaume Munar vs Cameron Norrie
12.00am

Cameron Norrie To Win @ $3

Jaume Munar has made an excellent start to the new season, but he is still under the odds for this clash with Cameron Norrie. Norrie is a very promising young player that I am expecting big things from in 2019 and his clay court record is actually fairly strong – especially for a British player. He is more than capable of recording an upset win at the Rio Open and at $3 he is well and truly over the odds.

Casper Ruud vs Joao Sousa
12.00am

Casper Ruud To Win @ $2.25

Casper Ruud has always been a player with plenty of promise and he has played some excellent tennis to qualify for this stage of the Rio Open. There is very little between the hold/break percentage of both players and there is no doubt that Ruud has more upside than Joao Sousa. Ruud is a player that I am looking to follow this season and there is plenty of money to be made backing the Norwegian.

Tuesday 19th February

Pablo Cuevas vs Diego Schwartzman
12.00am

Diego Schwartzman To Win @ $2

This is set to be a very interesting clash between Pablo Cuevas and Diego Schwartzman in the opening round of the Rio Open in Brazil. They have split their two previous meetings two wins apiece and Schwartzman does have a narrow edge in hold/break percentage on clay courts. His return game is nothing short of outstanding and that should prove to be the difference between the pair.

Nick Kyrgios vs John Millman
12.00am

John Millman To Win @ $2

The two Australians are set to do battle in the opening round of the Delray Beach Open. John Millman won the only previous meeting between the pair at the US Open and his hold/break percentage on hard court over the past 12 months is actually superior to that of Nick Kyrgios. Millman defintely has the game to frustrate Kyrgios and he is value to upset his countrymen.

Adrian Mannarino vs Brayden Schnur
2.00am

Brayden Schnur To Win @ $3

Brayden Schnur is coming off a career-best performance at the New York Open and he will go into the Delray Beach Open full of confidence. Adrian Mannarino is definitely a player that has gone backwards over the past 12 months and he is yet to win a match in 2019. Schnur has far more upside than his rival and the $9 that is currently available is well and truly over the odds.

Monday 18th February

Guido Pella vs Joao Sousa
12.00am

Guido Pella To Win @ $1.91

Joao Sousa may be the higher-ranked player and he is seeded at the Rio Open, but I am confident that Guido Pella is the better player, especially at clay. Pella has a hold/break percentage that is clearly superior to that of Sousa on clay and I think he should be a clear favourite for this clash.

Denis Istomin vs Feliciano Lopez
6.30am

Feliciano Lopez To Win @ $2.20

It is something of a surprise that Denis Istomin will go into this Delray Beach Open clash with Feliciano Lopez as favourite. Lopez has won the past three meetings between this pair and his hold/break percentage on hard courts is clearly superior to that of Istomin. Lopez should be favourite and the $2.20 that is currently available is well and truly over the odds.

Denis Kudla vs Mikhail Kukushkin
6.50am

Denis Kudla To Win @ $2.50

There really isn’t a great deal between these two players and Denis Kudla is well and truly over the odds at his current price. Kudla actually has a superior hold/break percentage on hard court than Mikhail Kukushkin and the $2.50 for him to win this clash at the Open 13 in Marseille is an outstanding price.

Saturday 16th February

John Isner vs Jordan Thompson
11.00am

Over 25.5 Games @ $1.83

This is going to be a very interesting clash between John Isner and Jordan Thompson and I think that it will be closer than the current market suggests. Thompson took a set over Isner the only previous time that they have met and it would not surprise to see him give him another scare. Two tie-breakers or three sets looks likely and the Over 25.5 Games is excellent value.

Gael Monfils vs Daniil Medvedev
1.00am

Gael Monfils To Win @ $2.75

I have been very impressed by the start that Gael Monfils has made to the year and he is a great bet to upset Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. There is not a great deal between their hold/break percentages on hard courts and Monfils did not play at anywhere near his best when they did battle at the Sofia Open last week.

Friday 15th February

Guido Pella vs Jaume Munar
12.00am

Guido Pella To Win @ $2.10

Jaume Munar is coming off an upset win over Fabio Fognini and has made a simply outstanding start to the year, but I’m still surprised that he will go into this Argentinian Open clash with Guido Pella as favourite. Pella has a hold/break percentage on clay courts over the past 12 months that is clearly superior to that of Munar and he is well and truly over the odds at $2.10.

Stan Wawrinka vs Denis Shapovalov
5.30am

Denis Shapovalov To Win @ $2.10

He got the job done against Benoit Paire and he recorded an upset win over Milos Raonic, but I’m still happy to oppose Stan Wawrinka. Denis Shapovalov won the only previous meeting between the pair, at the Tokyo Open last year, and his hold/break percentage on hard courts over the past 12 months is superior to that of Wawrinka.

Paolo Lorenzi vs Brayden Schnur
4.00am

Brayden Schnur To Win @ $1.91

Both Paolo Lorenzi and Brayden Schnur have made a fairly unlikely run to the quarter-finals of the New York Open. There is no doubt that Paolo Lorenzi would be the clear favourite for this match if it was played on clay, but his record on hard courts is very poor and he wins less than 35% of his matches on this surface. Schnur is a young player with talent and he beat Steve Johnson to qualify for this stage of the tournament.

Thursday 14th February

Mikhail Kukushkin vs Damir Dzumhur
9.00pm

Mikhail Kukushkin To Win @ $1.91

There is nothing between Mikhail Kukushkin and Damir Dzumhur ahead of this clash at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. Dzumhur has won the previous two meetings between the pair, but there is no doubt that Kukushkin has improved over the past 12 months and his hold/break percentage on hardcourts is superior to that of his rival.

Reilly Opelka vs Denis Istomin
5.00am

Reilly Opelka To Win @ $1.80

Reilly Opelka is a player that I expect to make big strides in 2019 and I am surprised that he is not a dominant favourite for this clash with Denis Istomin. His serve is already one of the best on the entire ATP Tour and Istomin is fairly poor on return. Tie-breaks look likely and Istomin lost all five tie-breaks that he contested on hard courts last year.

Pablo Cuevas vs Joao Sousa
4.30am

Pablo Cuevas To Win 2-0 @ $2.25

Pablo Cuevas has turned into one of the best clay courters on the ATP Tour and he should prove too strong for Joao Sousa at the Argentinean Open. Cuevas has won the two previous clay court matches between the pair and he has done so without ever looking like dropping a set.

Wednesday 13th February

Sam Querrey vs Lloyd George Harris
1.30pm

Sam Querrey To Win 2-0 @ $2.25

It is somewhat of a surprise that Sam Querrey isn’t a dominant favourite for this New York Open clash with Lloyd George Harris. Harris doesn’t have a great record on the main ATP Tour and Querrey is a consistent player that rarely has issues beating players ranked lower than him. The $2.25 currently available for Querrey to win in straight sets is well and truly over the odds.

Martin Klizan vs Marton Fucsovics
8.00pm

Marton Fucsovics To Win @ $2.10

There is very little between the rankings of Martin Klizan and Marton Fucsovics and it is Klizan that will start this clash as favourite. I think that the market is the wrong way around. Fucsovics is coming off an excellent run at the Sofia Open, where he was beaten in the final by Daniil Medvedev, and his hold/break percentage over the past 12 months is superior to that of Klizan. He won the previous meeting between the pair at the Davis Cup and he can win again.

Tuesday 12th February

Gilles Simon vs Tomas Berdych
1.00am

Tomas Berdych To Win 2-0 @ $2.38

Historically there is not a great deal between Gilles Simon and Tomas Berdych, they have split their 14 meetings seven matches apiece, but Berdych has definitely had the upper hand in recent years. He has won the past three matches played between the pair in straight sets and he won their previous meeting at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam 6-2, 6-1. Berdych can cruise to a comfortable victory.

Reilly Opelka vs Adrian Mannarino
3.00am

Over 25.5 Games @ $1.91

Reilly Opelka is a younger version of John Isner and this New York City clash is set to be dominated by serve. Almost half of the sets that Opelka plays end up going to tie-breakers and service breaks are going to be very hard to come by. Even if one player is able to wrap this match up in straight sets, it is still likely that the Total Games line of 25.5 games will be covered.

Dusan Lajovic vs Leonardo Mayer
4.30am

Dusan Lajovic To Win @ $2.20

This is one of the most interesting matches in the opening round of the Argentina Open and there really isn’t a great deal between the two players. Dusan Lajovic finished 2018 with a superior hold/percentage on clay than Leonardo Mayer and he won the most recent meeting between the pair in Sweden in 2017. The $2.20 available for Lajovic to win is well and truly over the odds.

Monday 11th February

Mikhail Kukushkin vs Robin Haase
11.00pm

Marton Fucsovics To Win @ $2.38

Mikhail Kukushkin hasn’t played much tennis on the main tour in 2019 to date, aside from being badly beaten by Lucas Pouille at the Australian Open, and I am surprised that Robin Haase isn’t a dominant favourite for this clash. It has been a fairly poor start to the year for Haase, but this is his weakest draw in a while and he does have a statistical edge over his rival.

Benoit Paire vs Stan Wawrinka
5.30am

Benoit Paire To Win @ $2.75

I have been very open about my willingness to take on Stan Wawrinka this season and it proved to be a profitable play last week. He faces an interesting opening round clash at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam and statistically there has been nothing between them on hard courts over the past 12 months. Paire didn’t play badly when he lost to Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open and he is great value to upset his rival.

Hyeon Ching vs Nikoloz Basilashvili
7.30am

Hyeon Chung To Win 2-0 @ $2.75

This is a tough draw for both players in the opening round of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. Nikoloz Bashilashvili is the seed for this tournament and is ranked inside the top 25, but I think that ranking is not a true indicator of his talent. Hyeon Chung’s hold/break percentage on hard courts over the past 12 months is clearly superior to that of Bashilashvili and I expect him to be too strong for his rival.

Saturday 9th February

Mattero Berrettini vs Marton Fucsovics
11.00pm

Marton Fucsovics To Win @ $2.38

Mattero Berrenttini continued his excellent run at the Sofia Open with an upset victory over Fernando Verdasco, but I am happy to take him on against Marton Fucsovics. Berrettini does have a stronger serve than Fucsovics, but the Hungarian is a much better player on return and his combined hold/break percentage is clearly superior to his rival. I’m surprised that he isn’t favourite and $2.38 is outstanding value.

Pierre-Hugues Herbert vs Tomas Berdych
1.00am

Tomas Berdych To Win 2-0 @ $2.20

Tomas Berdych is now in the box-seat to win the Open Sud De France in Montpellier and I expect him to be too strong for Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Berdych has a hold/break percentage that is clearly superior to that of his rival and he comfortably beat the Frenchmen 6-2, 6-4 when they met at Doha earlier this year. I expect to see a similar result in this contest.

Daniil Medvedev vs Gael Monfils
3.00am

Gael Monfils To Win @ $2.10

Both these players did the job for us yesterday to set-up this fascinating semi-final clash at the Sofia Open. It is very tough to separate these two players, their hold/break percentage is on hard courts over the past 12 months is basically identical, and because of that I have to side with Gael Monfils at his current price. He has played some excellent tennis during this tournament to date and he can record another upset win.

Friday 8th February

Fernando Verdasco vs Matteo Berrettini
11.00pm

Fernando Verdasco To Win 2-0 @ $2.50

Matteo Berrettini came from a set down to score an upset win over Karen Khachanov at the Sofia Open, but replicating that performance against Fernando Verdasco will be easier said than done. Verdasco has a clear statistical edge over Berrettini, especially on hard courts,  and Berrettini’s overall record on this surface is fairly poor.

Martin Klizan vs Daniil Medvedev
3.00am

Daniil Medvedev To Cover The Games Handicap (-4.5 Games) @ $2.25

Daniil Medvedev has made a very strong start to the new season and he should have too much firepower for Martin Klizan. Medvedev has a combined hold/break percentage of 108.9% on hard courts over the past 12 months and that dwarfs Klizan’s figure of 95.4%. If Medvedev produces anything like his best tennis, this could get fairly ugly and he is excellent value to cover the line.

Gael Monfils vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
5.00am

Gael Monfils To Win @ $2.38

I have been impressed with the tennis that Gael Monfils has produced at the Sofia Open to date and he is excellent value to record an upset win over Stefanos Tsitsipas. Monfils hold/break percentage on hard courts over the past 12 months is better than that of Tsitsipas and I really don’t think that the Greek youngster should be such a clear favourite.

Thursday 7th February

Gael Monfils vs Mikhail Kukushkin
7.00pm

Gael Monfils To Win 2-0 @ $1.91

Gael Monfils is clearly superior to Mikhail Kukushkin in every key statistical metric and he should simply have too much fire-power for his rival. It is a surprise to me that Monfils isn’t shorter than his current price and the fact that almost even money is available for Monfils to win in straight sets is outstanding for value-hungry punters.

Jan-Lennard Struff vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
5.00am

Jan-Lennard Stuff To Win @ $3

There is no doubt that Stefanos Tsitsipas is a genuine star and one of the next big things on the ATP Tour, but consistency is still somewhat of an issue – especially in smaller tournaments like the Sofia Open. Jan-Lennard Struff is a more than capable player and his hold/break percentage on hard courts last season was only slightly inferior to that of his rival.

Jaume Munar vs Marco Cecchinato
5.30am

Marco Cecchinato To Win @ $2.10

It is a fairly big surprise that Marco Cecchinato will go into this clash with Jaume Munar as an underdog. Cecchinato has made a poor start to the season, but there is no doubt that he is a clay court specialist, he made the semi-finals at the French Open, and he is a completely different player on this service. His hold/break percentage on clay is clearly superior to that of Munar and he is outstanding value at his current price.

Wednesday 6th February

Mirza Basic vs Martin Klizan
7.00pm

Mirza Basic To Win @ $2.75

Mirza Basic goes into this clash at the Sofia Open with a genuine chance of recording an upset win over Martin Klizan. Basic has a decent record on hard courts on the main ATP Tour and he is a better player than his form towards the end of last year suggests. Klizan is definitely a better player on clay than he is on hard courts and I’m more than happy to take him on at the current price.

Ilya Ivashka vs Thomas Fabbiano
8.00pm

Thomas Fabbiano To Win @ $2.38

There really isn’t a great deal between these two players and I am surprised that such juicy odds are available for a Thomas Fabbiano victory. He is coming off a strong run at the Australian Open, which included a win over the highly-rated Reilly Opelka, and he is a player that the market still hasn’t caught up on. The Italian should be a narrow favourite and $2.38 is well and truly over the odds.

Marcel Granollers vs Denis Shapovalov
8.00pm

Denis Shapovalov To Win 2-0 @ $1.83

There is no doubt that Denis Shapovalov is a superior player to Marcel Granollers, especially on any other surface outside of clay, and he deserves his position as a dominant favourite. It really would not surprise if Shapovalov was able to blow Granollers off the court and $1.83 for a straight set Shapovalov win is genuine value.

Tuesday 5th February

Ernests Gulbis vs Hubert Hurkacz
10.00pm

Ernests Gulbis To Win @ $2.10

There are some queries over his fitness, but there is no doubt that Ernests Gulbis is a superior tennis player to Hubert Hurkacz and the $2.10 available for him to win in the opening round of the Open Sud De France in Marseille is well and truly over the odds. Gulbis’ hold/break percentage from the past 12 months is clearly superior to that of Hurkacz and if he brings anything like his best form he will prove very tough to beat.

Denis Istomin vs Mattero Berrettini
2.00am

Denis Istomin To Win @ $2.50

There is nowhere near as much between these two players as the current market suggests. Matteo Berrettini has won only seven of this 19 matches on hard court on the main tour and there is no doubt that he is a better player on clay. It has been a very tough start to the year for Denis Istomin, but he has had a number of tough draws and this is his best chance to make a return to winning form.

Leonardo Mayer vs Federico Delbonis
10.00am

Leonardo Mayer To Win @ $1.91

This All-Argentinian clash is the most interesting match in the opening round of the Cordoba Open. There isn’t a great deal between these two players, but there is no doubt that Leonardo Mayer does have a stronger serve than Federico Delbonis and he has won the only previous meeting between the pair. Mayer really should be favourite and the $1.91 currently available is value.

Monday 4th February

Marcos Baghdatis vs Quentin Halys
12.00am

Marcos Baghdatis To Win 2-0 @ $2.25

Neither Marcos Baghdatis or Quentin Halys have made a particularly strong start to the new season, but Baghdatis has played some quality players and this is the softest draw that he has had for some time. His hold/break percentage on hard courts over the past 12 months is clearly superior to that of Halys and he should simply prove too strong for his rival in his Sofia Open clash.

Marius Copil vs Stan Wawrinka
2.00am

Marius Copil To Win @ $2.63

Stan Wawrinka is not the same player that he once was and I will be looking to take him on as much as possible this season. Marius Copil had a superior hold/break percentage to that of Wawrinka on hard courts 12 months ago and he is a player that has produced a number of strong performances on this surface at the Sofia Open. He is well and truly over the odds at his current price of $2.63.

Pablo Andujar vs Lorenzeo Sonego
5.30am

Pablo Andujar To Win @ $1.80

The ATP Tour is back after a week off for the Davis Cup and the inaugural Cordoba Open in Argentina is the first clay court tournament of the season. Pablo Andujar has not won a match on the main tour for a while, but he is definitely a strong player on clay and his hold/break percentage on the service last year was clearly superior to that of Lorenzeo Sonego. He is extremely well-placed to return to winning form and it is a surprise that he isn’t a shorter favourite.

Friday 1st February

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Kiki Bertens
1.00am

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova To Win @ $2

This a rematch from the second round of the Australian Open. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won that match and she has actually won the past two meetings between these two players. Kiki Bertens has made a slightly flat start to the new season, while Pavlyuchenkova has been playing at close to her top level and the $2 currently available does represent value.

Dennis Novak vs Christian Garin
2.30am

Dennis Novak To Win @ $2

Christian Garin (Chile) is a player that hasn’t had a great deal of success on the main ATP Tour and it is somewhat of a surprise that he will go into this Davis Cup clash with Dennis Novak (Austria) as favourite. Novak’s hold/break percentage on clay over the past 12 months is clearly superior to that of Garin and he also has the home court advantage.

Santiago Giraldo vs Ymer Elias
8.00am

Ymer Elias To Win 2-0 @ $2.63

Ymer Elias (Sweden) had injury issues last season, but he is defintely a player with plenty of potential and his form on the Challenger Tour has been fairly strong. Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) has won only four of his past ten games Davis Cup matches and I don’t think that he has the quality to match it with a firing Elias.

Thursday 31st January

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Tereza Martincova
9.00pm

Tereza Martincova To Win @ $3.25

Tereza Martincova has won two of her three previous matches against Ekaterina Alexandrova  and there is no way that she should be such long odds to win this clash at the St Petersburg Open. Martincova has won six of her seven matches this season for a big betting profit and there is no reason she can’t continue her excellent form against Alexandrova.

Alison Van Uytvanck vs Aryna Sabalenka
10.00pm

Alison Van Uytvanck To Win @ $2.63

Alison Van Uytvanck won the only previous match between her and Aryna Sabalenka and she has shown signs of finding a semblance of her best form. I’m not sure that Sabalenka is as good of a player as her current ranking suggests and I don’t think that there should be as big a gap between the odds of the two players.

Wednesday 30th January

Jelena Ostapenko vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
5.00pm

Jelena Ostapenko To Win @ $3.25

It has been a tough start to the year for Jelena Ostapenko, but she is still well and truly over the odds to upset Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Ostapenko won the previous match between the pair and there is no doubt that she is a better player than her recent form suggests. I am more than happy to take advantage of the $3.25 that is currently available.

Petra Kvitova vs Victoria Azarenka
11.00pm

Victoria Azarenka To Win @ $2.63

It is somewhat of a surprise that Petra Kvitova has taken her place in the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy field after her deep run at the Australian Open. She has had to do plenty of travel in a short period of time and there is no doubt that she won’t be at her best. In contrast, Victoria Azarenka will be nice and fresh after her abbreviated Australian Open campaign and she did win the most recent meeting between the pair.

Kevin King vs Roberto Quiroz
4.00am

Kevin King To Win @ $1.83

This is one of the most interesting matches in the early round of the Cleveland Challenger. On Clay, you would give a clear edge to Roberto Quiroz, but his hardcourt record is very poor and because of that the edge is defintely in favour of Kevin King. It would not surprise if he started this match as a clear favourite.

Tuesday 29th January

Jennifer Brady vs Caroline Garcia
8.00pm

Caroline Garcia To Win 2-0 @ $2.20

There are a number of interesting matches in the opening round of the Thailand Open and this is one of them. It is somewhat of a surprise that Caroline Garcia will not start this match as a shorter-priced favourite. She has won her previous two matches against Jennifer Brady in straight sets and she is coming off a solid effort at the Australia Open. She should prove too strong for her rival.

Victoria Azarenka vs Margarita Gasparyan
1.00am

Margarita Gasparyan To Win @ $1.80

Victoria Azarenka has won her two previous meetings with Margarita Gasparyan, but there is no doubt that Azarenka is not the same player that she once was. Gasparyan has played well to qualify for the main draw of the tournament and she is a player that is generally underrated by the market – backing her in each of her matches over the past 12 months has proven to be a highly profitably endeavor.

Australian Open Finals Tips

Naomi Osaka vs Petra Kvitova
7.30pm

Petra Kvitova To Win @ $1.80

Naomi Osaka has gone to another level since her breakthrough win at the US Open, but Petra Kvitova might be playing the best tennis of her life. Kvitova was nothing short of dominant against Ash Barty in the quarter-finals and her serve is just about unbreakable. She should be a clear favourite and should prove too strong for Barty.

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal
7.30pm

Novak Djokovic To Win @ $1.73

This is the final that we have all been waiting for. Rafael Nadal is yet to drop a set during the tournament to date and is playing extremely well, but a firing Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open is just about unbeatable. Djokovic is 27-25 against Nadal, but more importantly he is 18-7 on hardcourts and he won their only previous meeting at the Australian Open.

Australian Open Day 12 Tips

Sam Stosur/Zhang Shuai vs Kristina Mladenovic/Timea Babos
4.00pm

Stosur/Zhang To Win @ $2.63

Say what you will about Sam Stosur, and we have done, but she is a simply outstanding doubles player and she has an excellent opportunity to claim a maiden Australian Open Women’s Doubles title. The combination of Stosur and Zhang Shuai have already eliminated the top seeds from the tournament and there is no reason that they can’t beat Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babos. The $2.63 currently available is well and truly over the odds.

Novak Djokovic vs Lucas Pouille
7.30pm

Novak Djokovic To Cover The Total Games Line (-8.5 Games)

Lucas Pouille has had the tournament of his life, but Novak Djokovic represents a completely different challenge. Djokovic is just about unbeatable at the Australian Open when he if fully fit and there is a reason that he is such a dominant favourite. Djokovic is simply on another level to Pouille and it really would not surprise if this match was wrapped up extremely quickly.

Australian Open Day 11 Tips

Petra Kvitova vs Danielle Rose Collins
2.00pm

Over 21.5 Total Games @ $2.25

There is no doubt that Petra Kvitova deserves to go into this clash with Danielle Rose Collins as a clear favourite, but Collins will not be a pushover. The two did battle in the opening round of the Brisbane International and Kvitova only narrowly recorded a 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 win. The big serve of Collins will keep her in the contest and the Total Games line of 21.5 games could easily be covered in only two sets.

Karolina Pliskova vs Naomi Osaka
3.30pm

Karolina Pliskova To Win @ $1.91

Karolina Pliskova came back from 5-1 down in the third set to beat Serena Williams and she played some simply outstanding tennis in the process. Naomi Osaka has played some good tennis to qualify for this stage of the tournament, but this is her toughest test to date and she has lost two of her past three matches against Pliskova. I’m on Pliskova to win the tournament, so hopefully she continues her winning ways!

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Rafael Nadal
7.30pm

Rafael Nadal To Win The 1st Game, 1st Set & The Match @ $1.95

Rafael Nadal has been nothing short of outstanding during his Australian Open campaign to date and the Game, Set, Match market has gone off in four of his five matches. There is no doubt that Stefanos Tsitsipas has gone to a new level during the Australian Open to date, but he has had a couple of tough matches and Nadal can grind him into the ground with his unrelenting pressure.

Australian Open Day 10 Tips

Naomi Osaka vs Elina Svitolina
11.00am

Elina Svitolina To Win @ $2.10

There is no reason that Elina Svitolina should be the outsider for this clash with Naomi Osaka. Svitolina has won nine of her past ten matches, highlighted by her win at the WTA Championships, and she has won her past two meetings with Osaka in very comfortable fashion. Osaka’s US Open win means that she has become overrated by the market and I’m more than happy to take her on in this match.

Milos Raonic vs Lucas Pouille
2.30pm

Over 12.5 Games First Set @ $2.75

This is set to be a match that is dominated by big serving and the $2.75 that is available for the first set to be decided in a tiebreaker is well and truly over the odds. Milos Raonic holds serve 90% of the time when he plays on hard courts and Lucas Pouille’s serve has been excellent during the Australian Open to date. You can expect this to be a fairy nervy affair and both players will rely on their serve.

Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori
7.30pm

Novak Djokovic To Win The 1st Game, 1st Set & The Match

Novak Djokovic is a dominant favourite to win the Australian Open for a record-breaking seventh time and he should have no issues putting away Kei Nishikori. Djokovic has won his past 15 meetings with Nishikori and he hasn’t lost to his rival since the 2014 US Open. This is the perfect time to take advantage of our Game, Set, Match market.

Australian Open Day 9 Tips

Roberto Bautista-Agut vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
12.30pm

Roberto Bautista Agut To Win @ $2

I have underestimated Stefanos Tsitsipas throughout the Australian Open and he made me look foolish when he beat Roger Federer on Sunday night. In saying that, I am happy to take him on once again. The emotional high of beating Federer may prove tough for Tsitsipas to bounce back from and Roberto Bautista Agut is no pushover. His hold/break percentage on hard courts over the past 12 months is superior to that of Tsitsipas and he has been extremely tough during the Australian Open to date.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Danielle Rose Collins
2.30pm

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova @ $1.73

This is a huge opportunity for both Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Danielle Rose Collins. Collins comes into this match on the back of a dominant win over Angelique Kerber, but that was more about how poorly Kerber played than an outstanding effort from the American. Pavlyuchenkova has had a tough draw and I think that she can win again to qualify for a maiden grand slam semi final.

Petra Kvitova vs Ash Barty
7.00pm

Ash Barty To Win @ $2.25

Ash Barty produced one of the best performances of her career to beat Maria Sharapova in the fourth round and there is no reason that she can’t continue on her winning ways against Petra Kvitova. Kvitova did beat Barty when they met in the final of the Sydney International, but there was absolutely nothing between them. If Barty can maintain her composure on the big points, she is the one to beat.

Australian Open Day 8 Tips

Elina Svitolina vs Madison Keys
11.00am

Elina Svitolina To Win @ $2.38

Madison Keys has won her two previous matches with Elina Svitolina, but there is no doubt that Svitolina has improved over the past 12 months. Svitolina has won seven of her past eight matches, following her amazing run at the WTA Championships, and she is playing the best Tennis of her career. Keys has looked good during the Australian Open to date, but I can’t get her as short as her current price.

Pablo Carreno-Busta vs Kei Nishikori
6.00pm

Pablo Carreno-Busta To Win @ $5

There is no doubt that Kei Nishikori deserves to go into this clash with Pablo Carreno Busta as favourite, but there is not as much between them as the current betting market suggests. Nishikori has a hold/break percentage that is only slightly higher than that of Carreno-Busta on hard courts over the past 12 months and he has already played two tough five-setters at the tournament. The $5 for a Carreno-Busta win is well and truly over the odds.

Simona Halep vs Serena Williams
7.00pm

Serena Williams To Win 2-0 @ $2

Simona Halep may be the world number one, but there is still no doubt that the best female tennis player in the world is Serena Williams. Williams has won eight of her nine previous meetings with Halep and five of those victories came in straight sets. Williams continues to perform at an ultra-high level and she can continue her dominance over Halep.

Multi Of The Day

Borna Coric To Beat Lucas Pouille, Serena Williams To Beat Simona Halep, Novak Djokovic To Beat Daniil Medvedev @ $2.06

Australian Open Day 7 Tips

Roger Federer vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
8.00pm

Roger Federer To Win 3-0 @ $1.91

There is a lot of hype surrounding Stefanos Tsitsipas at the moment and he is definitely a star of the future, but he is still not anywhere near the level of Roger Federer. Federer has an incredible record of winning matches at the Australian Open in straight sets and he can continue that in this clash.

Rafael Nadal vs Tomas Berdych
3.30pm

Rafael Nadal To Win 3-0 @ $1.83

Rafael Nadal has won 14 of his past 15 matches against Tomas Berdych and all bar three of those wins have been in straight sets. There is no doubt that Berdych’s level has dropped over the past 18 months and he will be no match for a firing Rafeal Nadal.

Sloane Stephens vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
10.00pm

Slone Stephens To Win 2-0 @ $2.50

Sloane Stephens has not dropped a set during her Australian Open campaign to date and she looks in simply outstanding touch. She has won her two previous matches with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and she should have too muqhc quality for her rival.

Multi Of The Day

Roger Federer To Beat Stefanos Tsitsipas, Rafa Nadal To Beat Tomas Berdych, Sloane Stephens To Beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Grigor Dimitrov To Beat Francis Tiafoe @ $3.10

Australian Open Day 6 Tips

David Goffin vs Daniil Medvedev
1.00pm

David Goffin To Win @ $2.75

David Goffin has been a top twenty player for five years, but he is still consistently underrated by the market. He did have his injury problems last season, but he still finish with a better hold/break percentage on hard courts than Daniil Medvedev and he has made a strong start to his Australian Open campaign. I rate Medvedev as a player and he does have top ten potential, but I can’t get him as short as his current price.

Fabio Fognini vs Pablo Carreno-Busta
3.00pm

Pablo Carreno-Busta To Win @ $2.25

Fabio Fognini and Pablo Carreno-Busta are very tough to seperate and that means that the value does lie with the Spaniard. Pablo Carreno-Busta does have a significantly stronger serve than Fabio Fognini and Carreno-Busta has won the five previous matches that have been played between the pair. He is another player that is generally underrated by the market and the $2.25 currently available is over the odds.

 

Timea Bacsinszky vs Garbine Muguruza
7.00pm

Garbine Muguruza To Win 2-0 @ $2.10

Garbine Muguruza has an excellent head-to-head record against Timea Bacsinszky and she has also won their two previous Grand Slam meetings.  Muguruza comes into this clash on the back of a tough win over Johanna Konta and she will go into this clash with plenty of confidence. She should have too much power for Bacsinszky and she can cruise to a straight sets win.

Camilia Giorgi vs Karolina Pliskova
8.30pm

Karolina Pliskova To Win 1st Game, 1st Set & The Match @ $2.50

Karolina Pliskova is my value selection to win the 2019 Australian Open and I think that she should prove too strong for Camilia Giorgi. Pliskova has won four of her five meetings with Camilia Giorgi and I am surprised that such a juicy price is available for the Czech. She is the perfect candidate for our Game, Set, Match market and the $2.50 for her to win the first game, first set and the match is excellent value.

Multi Of The Day

Milos Raonic To Beat Pierre Hughes-Herbert, Novak Djokovic To Beat Denis Shapovalov 3-0, Serena Williams To Beat Dayana Yastremska, Kei Nishikori To Beat Joao Sousa @ $2.31

Australian Open Day 5 Tips

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Nikoloz Basilashvili
11.00am

Nikoloz Basilashvili To Win @ $3.40

Stefanos Tsitsipas is a player with enormous upside, but at this stage of his career I don’t think that there is as much between him and Nikoloz Basilashvili. Their hold/break percentages on hard courts last season were very similar and Basilashvili has the ability to put pressure on the serve of Tsitsipas. This is a big moment for Tsitsipas and I am happy to take him on at the current odds.

Tomas Berdych vs Diego Sebastian Schwartzman
11.00am

Tomas Berdych To Win 1st Game, 1st Set & The Match @ $2.30

Diego Schwartzman has played some quality tennis to make it to this stage of the Australian Open, but he doesn’t have the firepower to match it with Tomas Berdych. Schwartzman has won only nine of his previous 43 matches against top 20 opposition and the hold/break percentage of Berdych on hard courts is clearly superior. This is the perfect time to take advantage of our market that allows you to back players to win the 1st Game, 1st Set and the match.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Thomas Fabbiano
3.30pm

Thomas Fabbiano To Win @ $7.50

For the second round in a row, I am keen to take on Grigor Dimitrov at short odds. He was eventually able to beat Pablo Cuevas, but not before a few nervous moments. Thomas Fabbiano is a player that does have more ability than his current rankings suggests and he has played some excellent tennis to make it to this stage of the tournament. The Italian is worth a gamble at his current odds of $7.50.

Maria Sharapova vs Caroline Wozniacki
3.30pm

Maria Sharapova To Win @ $2

Maria Sharapova has looked nothing short of outstanding during her Australian Open campaign to date and it is somewhat of a surprise that she will go into this clash with Caroline Wozniacki as the underdog. Sharapova has the superior head-to-head record and I think that she has returned to semblance of her best form after what was a fairly tough 2018.

Multi Of The Day

Karen Khachanov To Beat Roberto Bautista-Agut, Roger Federer To Beat Taylor Harry Fritz 3-0, Marin Cilic To Beat Fernando Verdasco @ $2.71

Australian Open Day 4 Tips

Ivo Karlovic vs Kei Nishikori
11.00am

Ivo Karlovic To Win @ $5.50

Ivo Karlovic is always a very tricky opponent and he has given Kei Nishikori trouble in the past. Nishikori is coming off a tough five-setter in his opening round match and fitness could be a concern as he continues to work his way back from injury. Fitness is always an issue for Karlovic, but his serve keeps him in just about every match and the $5.50 that is currently available is over the odds.

Fabio Fognini vs Leonardo Mayer
1.30pm

Fabio Fognini To Win 1st Game, 1st Set & The Match @ $2.50

Fabio Fognini has improved significantly on hard courts over the past 12 months and he has a clear edge over Leonardo Mayer on this surface. Fognini has become one of the strongest returners on the ATP Tour and that makes him the perfect candidate for our Game, Set, Match market, which allows you to back any player to win the 1st Game, the 1st Set and the Match.

Lucas Pouille vs Maximilian Marterer
2.15pm

Lucas Pouille To Beat The Games Handicap (-2.5 Games) @ $2

I think that Lucas Pouille should be much shorter than his current price of $1.73 and he is great value to cover the Games Handicap of 2.5 games. Pouille’s hold/break percentage on hard courts over the past 12 months is clearly superior to that of Maximilian Marterer and Marterer struggles on return. It would not surprise to see Pouille cruise to a straight sets victory.

Serena Williams vs Eugenie Bouchard
6.00pm

Serena Williams To Win 1st Game, 1st Set & The Match @ $1.80

Serena Williams was nothing short of dominant against Tatjana Maria in the opening round of the Australian Open and she looks to be at her very best. Eugenie Bouchard still makes plenty of headlines, but her game has gone backwards over the past couple of years and this could get ugly. The $1.80 on offer for Serena Williams To Win the 1st Game, 1st Set & The Match is simply outstanding value.

Multi Of The Day

Dominic Thiem To Beat Alexei Popyrin, Gilles Simon To Beat Alex Bolt, Serena Williams To Beat Eugenie Bouchard 2-0, Borna Coric To Beat Marton Fucsovics @ $2.47

Australian Open Day 3 Tips

Roberto Bautista-Agut vs John Millman
5.00pm

John Millman To Win @ $3.50

I am usually keen to oppose the locals at the Australian Open, but John Millman is well and truly over the odds at his current price of $3.50. Roberto Bautista-Agut heads into this clash on the back of an emotional win over Andy Murray and Millman will force him to work on what will be a very hot day in Melbourne. Millman’s hold/break percentage on hard courts last season was only narrowly worse than that of Bautista-Agut and I am happy to gamble on the Aussie, who knows what it takes to record a big Grand Slam win.

Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Stefano Travaglia
11.00am

Stefano Travaglia To Win @ $3.50

Stefano Travaglia qualified for the Australian Open in impressive fashion and he is clearly playing some of the best Tennis of his life. Nikoloz Basilashvili had a strong run at both the US Open and the Australian Open last year and that has improved his ranking substantially over the past 12 months, but I think that he might be a touch overrated by the market. He is a player that I am generally keen to oppose and Travaglia is worth a gamble at the current price.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Pablo Cuevas
6.30pm

Pablo Cuevas To Win @ $6.50

This is a big gamble, but it is definitely one worth taking. Grigor Dimitrov was relatively unconvincing in the opening round of the Australian Open against Janko Tipsarevic, and I’m not sure that he is playing at his best. Pablo Cuevas had an underrated record on hard courts last season and I think that he is more than capable of giving Dimitrov a genuine scare. Dimitrov is capable of throwing in a sneaker and the $6.50 definitely appeals.

Diego Schwartzman vs Denis Kudla
11.00am

Diego Schwartzman To Win The 1st Game, 1st Set & The Match @ $2.40

Diego Schwartzman has made an excellent start to the Australian Summer of Tennis and I think that he should prove far too strong for Denis Kudla. For every match at the Australian Open, we are offering markets for either player to win the 1st Game, 1st Set and the match. This is one of the matches where that market really does appeal.

Multi Of The Day

Roger Federer To Beat Daniel Evans 3-0, Marin Cilic To Beat Mackenzie McDonald, Tomas Berdych To Beat Robin Haase, Rafa Nadal To Beat Matt Ebden @ $2.37

Australian Open Day 2 Tips

Nicolas Jarry vs Leonardo Mayer
11.00am

Nicolas Jarry To Win @ $2.10

There is not a great deal between Nicolas Jarry and Leonardo Mayer, but I still think that the market should be switched. Jarry finished 2018 with a superior hold/break percentage than Mayer on hard courts and he is the player with the stronger serve. Mayer has won only three of his 11 career matches at the Australian Open and I am more than happy to take him on in this scenario.

Laslo Djere vs Evgeny Donskoy
12.15pm

Evgeny Donskoy To Win @ $2.15

It has come as a huge shock to me that Laslo Djere has opened as such a short-priced favourite in this Australian Open clash. Djere only won two out of ten matches on hard courts in 2018 and he has won only one of his past six Grand Slam fixtures. Evgeny Donskoy is no superstar, but his hard court record is clearly superior to that of Djere and he has had some success at the Australian Open in the past.

Guido Pella vs Joao Sousa
1.00pm

Guido Pella To Win @ $2.25

This is another match where I believe that the market is around the wrong way. Guido Pella finished 2018 with a superior hold/break percentage than Joao Sousa on hard courts and Pella is a player that has shown good endurance at Grand Slams in the past – he is unbeaten in five set matches. I really would not be surprised if this match went the distance and his superior fitness can help him to an upset win.

Marcel Granollers vs Marius Copil
2.15pm

Marius Copil To Win The 1st Game, 1st Set & The Match @ $2.75

Marcel Granollers has struggled badly over the past couple of seasons and he has never been a particularly strong player on hard courts. The Australian Open has generally not been a happy hunting ground for him and he has never made it past the second round. Marius Copil finished 2017 with a winning record on this surface and he has never been better placed to end his Grand Slam losing streak. He is great value at $2.75 in our Game, Set, Match featured market.

Stan Wawrinka vs Ernests Gulbis
3.30pm

Ernests Gulbis To Win @ $3.50

Stan Wawrinka has an excellent record at the Australian Open, he won the tournament in 2014, but he is not the player that he once was and he is coming off a truly awful 2018. Wawrinka won only four Grand Slam matches last season and he faces a stiff assignment against Ernests Gulbis. Gulbis struggles for consistency, but he has serious ability on his day and he showed he still has it with his fourth round run at Wimbledon last year. He is worth a gamble at juicy odds.

Multi Of The Day

Borna Coric To Beat Steve Darcis, Jack Sock To Beat Alex Bolt, Fabio Fognini To Beat Jaume Antoni Munar, Phillip Kohlschreiber To Beat Zhe Li @ $2.18

Australian Open Day 1 Tips

Michael Mmoh vs Radu Albot
11.00am

Michael Mmoh To Win The 1st Game, 1st Set & The Match @ $3

Michael Mmoh is a player that has much more ability than his current record suggests and Radu Albot is the ideal first round draw for him at the Australian Open. Mmoh has a hold/break percentage on hardcourts that is clearly superior to that of Albot and there is no doubt that he has upside. Throughout the Australian Open, we are offering markets for either player to win the 1st Game, 1st Set & The Match and that is where the value lies in this clash.

Miomir Kecmanovic vs Fernando Verdasco
11.00am

Miomir Kecmanovic To Win @ $2.50

Fernando Verdasco may be one of the most inconsistent players on the entire ATP Tour and I am always happy to take him on in the early stages of Grand Slams events. He isn’t getting any younger and his level has definitely dropped over the past 12 months. Miomir Kecmanovic is a strong server and a player on the rise that I am confident is more than capable of beating Verdasco at the Australian Open.

Pablo Cuevas vs Dusan Lajovic
12.15pm

Pablo Cuevas To Win @ $2.75

Neither Pablo Cuevas or Dusan Lajovic have a great record on hard courts, but Cuevas is a player who often is underrated by the market and especially on the faster surfaces. He is a much stronger server than Lajovic and there is no way that he should be available at his juicy quote of $2.75.

Viktor Troicki vs Roberto Carballes Baena
2.15pm

Roberto Carballes Baena To Win @ $3.40

Viktor Troicki had a very poor 2018 and he had to qualify to make it into the main draw at the Australian Open. Roberto Carballes Baena is a much stronger player on clay courts than he is on hard courts, but he is a player that is improving on the faster surface and there is nowhere near as much between him and Troicki has the current betting market suggests.

Cameron Norrie vs Taylor Harry Fritz
5.00pm

Cameron Norrie To Win @ $1.80

This is one of the most interesting matches in the first round of the Australian Open. Cameron Norrie and Taylor Harry Fritz are two of the most talented young players on the ATP Tour and both have made strong starts to the seasons. Norrie made it all the way to the final of the Auckland Open and he does have a return game that is clearly superior to that of Fritz. That gives him the edge and there is value at his quote of $1.80.

Multi Of The Day

John Millman To Beat Federic Del Bonis, Karen Khachanov To Beat Peter Gojowczyk, Francis Tiafoe To Beat Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Rafael Nadal To Beat James Duckworth, Roger Federer To Beat Denis Istomin @ $2

Friday 11th January

Andreas Seppi vs Deigo Schwartzman
3.30pm

Andreas Seppi To Win @ $2.70

We have backed Andreas Seppi throughout the Sydney International and we are not dropping off the Italian in this semi-final clash with Diego Schwartzman. There really is not a great deal between these two players statistically and Seppi heads into this match on the back of a big upset win over Stefanps Tsitsipas. The $2.70 currently available is well and truly over the odds.

Gilles Simon vs Alex De Minaur
8.30pm

Gilles Simon To Win @ $2.90

Alex De Minaur obviously has the home court advantage and he has made an excellent start to the Summer of tennis, but he is well and truly under the odds in this semi-final with Gilles Simon. Simon’s hold/break percentage over the past 12 months on hard courts is superior to that of De Minaur and he showed his composure with his narrow victory over John Millman in the quarter-final. There is no way that he should be $2.90.

Ash Barty vs Kiki Bertens
2.00pm

Kiki Bertens To Win @ $2.44

Ash Barty is another Aussie that is under the odds at the Sydney International. She has obviously been outstanding at the tournament to date, her win over Simona Halep was excellent, but she faces a tough assignment against Kiki Bertens. Bertens is one of the best returners on the WTA Tour and she should be able to put some pressure on the Barty serve.

Thursday 10th January

Taylor Henry Fritz vs Cameron Norrie
2.00pm

Cameron Norrie To @ $2.10

Cameron Norrie did the job for us at the Auckland Open yesterday and there is no reason that he can’t continue his strong start to the year. Taylor Harry Fritz is another talented young player, but I’m not sure that he has as much upside as Norrie. Norrie finished 2018 with a superior hold/break percentage on hard courts than Fritz and the $2.10 currently available is over the odds.

Diego Schwartzman vs Yoshihito Nishioka
3.00pm

Diego Schwartzman To Win @ $2

Yoshihito Nishioka has made an outstanding start to the season and has already gained some big wins, but I can’t get him as short as his current quote in this clash with Diego Schwartzman. Schwartzman is an underrated player on hard courts and his hold/break percentage on the surface over the past 12 months is clearly superior to that of Nishioka. He should be favourite for this clash.

Alex De Minaur vs Jordan Thompson
4.00pm

Alex De Minaur To Win 2-0 @ $1.91

Alex De Minaur comfortably accounted for fellow Aussie Jordan Thompson in straight sets (6-4, 6-2) at the Brisbane International and there is no reason that he can’t repeat that at the Sydney International. De Minaur is far stronger on serve than Thompson and he should have no issues breaking the serve of Thompson, who held serve in only 69% of games on hard courts last year.

Wednesday 9th January

Cameron Norrie vs Joao Sousa
9.00am

Cameron Norrie To Win 2-0 @ $2.38

Cameron Norrie is a player that I expect big things from in 2019 and on hard court, he should prove far too strong for Joao Sousa. Norrie’s hold and break percentage on hard court was superior to that of Sousa in 2018 and Norrie still has upside, while Sousa has definitely reached his level. Norrie was absolutely outstanding against Beniot Paire in the opening round of the tournament and a repeat of that effort would make him very tough to beat at the Auckland Open.

Martin Klizan vs Andreas Seppi
5.00pm

Andreas Seppi To Win @ $1.91

Andreas Seppi did the job for us against Jeremy Chardy yesterday and I am keen to back the Italian once again. His hold/break percentage of 102.2% on hard courts last season is clearly superior to that of Martin Klizan and Seppi has won three of the four matches played between the pair. Klizan is a player that I am generally keen to oppose and I have Seppi rated as a clear favourite for this clash.

Sam Querrey vs Gilles Simon
7.00pm

Sam Querrey To Win @ $1.91

The market can’t separate this pair, but I give Sam Querrey a narrow edge. Querrey is easily the strongest server of the two and that plays into his advantage on what are generally quick courts at the Sydney International. His overall hard court hold/break percentage is superior to that of Gilles Simon and he made a strong start to the tournament with his victory over Malik Jaziri in the opening round of the tournament.

 

Tuesday 8th January

Jeremy Chardy vs Andreas Seppi
11.00am

Andreas Seppi To Win @ $3

Jeremy Chardy made a deep run at the Brisbane International and there is no doubt that he will be fatigue heading into the Sydney International. Andreas Seppi finished the 2018 season with a hold/break percentage of 102.2% on hard courts and that is clearly superior to that of Chardy. Seppi has an excellent record in Sydney and he is great value to score his first win of the season.

Guido Pella vs Peter Gojowczyk
12.00am

Guido Pella To Win @ $2

These are two very evenly-matched players, as the market suggests, but I think that the market should be flipped. Guido Pella finished 2018 with a superior hold/break percentage on hard court than that of Peter Gojowczyk, who was very disappointing last week in the Qatar Open. Gojowczyk still has some fitness concerns and I am happy to take him on in this match.

Daria Kasatkina vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich
11.00am

Aliaksandra Sasnovich To Win @ $1.80

Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat Daria Kasatkina 2-0 when they met at the US Open last year and she should be able to repeat the doze at the Sydney International. Sasnovich won 22 of her 31 matches on hard courts last season, while Kasatkina struggled on the surface somewhat.

Monday 7th January

Dominika Cibulkova vs Sam Stosur
3.00pm

Sam Stosur To Win @ $3

Back Sam Stosur in Australia, or anywhere for that matter, is always dangerous, but you can’t ignore the value that is on offer in this clash with Dominika Cibulkova. Stosur has won five of her seven career meetings with Cibulkova and there is nowhere near as much between them as the current market suggests.

Reilly Opelka vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas
3.00pm

Reilly Opelka To Win 2-0 @ $2.35

Reilly Opelka is a young clone of fellow American John Isner and big things are expected of him this season. He is the tallest player in the history of the ATP Tour and his serving statistics are right up there with the best players in the game. He played well in qualifying to make it into the main draw of this tournament and, on a quick hard court, he should have too much fire-power for Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Ryan Harrison vs Yoshihito Nishioka
6.30pm

Ryan Harrison To Win @ $2.20

Yoshihito Nishioka played some quality tennis to qualify for the Sydney International, but he is well and truly under the odds in this contest. Ryan Harrison has had injury issues over the past 12 months, but his hold/break percentage of 102.7% on hardcourts is clearly superior to that of Nishioka. The quick Sydney courts will favour Harrison and he is a great bet to claim his first win of 2019.