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Australian Open Day 9 Tips
Roberto Bautista-Agut vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.