We enter Day 6 of the Australian Open, and the quality of matches are starting to go up a notch – meaning plenty more value! Djokovic takes on young Canadian sensation Denis Shapovalov in what is probably the best match on offer, and I think Denis can rattle the cage a bit!
Day 6 Tips
|Best Bet||Daniil Medvedev -1.5 sets @ $1.89|
|Circuit Bet||Karolina Pliskova @ $1.61|
|Circuit Bet||Borna Coric (-6.5) @ $2.08|
|Circuit Bet||Naomi Osaka 2-0 @ $1.75|
|Circuit Bet||Pablo Carreno Busta @ $2.12|
|Circuit Bet||Elise Mertens @ $2.13|
|Circuit Bet||Denis Shapovalov (+7.5) @ $1.90|
|Value Bet||Milos Raonic 3-0 @ $2.26|
Daniil Medvedev -1.5 sets @ $1.89
Has been really impressive in his first two matches. Dropped 4 games in his first round match, and 9 in the second match. Not your stereotypical 6’6 tennis player – he does have the big serve, but compared to others his size he moves really well and does have an array of ground strokes. Will purely be mental for him as to how far he progresses through the tournament, and I think he’ll defeat veteran David Goffin in three or four sets in this third round match-up.
Naomi Osaka 2-0 @ $1.75
Has been one of the most impressive players in the women’s draw so far with two dominant performances. She takes on veteran Su-Wei Hseih who is crafty, but the pure power and placement of Osaka will be too much for the Taiwanese. Like the value on offer for a straight sets win for Osaka.
Pablo Carreno Busta @ $2.12
The Spaniard has barely set the world on fire over the last 12 months, but after using his ‘get out of jail free’ card in the first round, he showed glimpses of his best in the second round against Ilya Ivashka. He takes on 12th seed Fabio Fognini – a player he’s never lost to, holding a 5-0 record against the Italian. Fognini doesn’t have a great record in Melbourne, reaching the fourth round twice in his 11 attempts, and never passing the second round in the other 9 efforts. The Spaniard against the odds for mine.
Milos Raonic 3-0 @ $2.26
Probably had the toughest draw out of any player so far! Kyrgios in Round 1, and then 2014 Champion Stan Wawrinka who played an enormous match, forcing 4 tie breakers against the big Canadian but eventually going down in a 4-hour marathon. Raonic now faces his easiest opponent so far by a fair margin – Pierre-Hugues Herbert. The flashy Frenchman does have some tricks, but the pure power of Raonic and the monster serve that has seen him serve 68 aces in two matches will result in a straight sets win.