Tennis Betting Tips: Three Bets for Wednesday at the Australian Open

 | January 16 | 

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It is the start of the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday and 24-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will be the leading attraction.

The world number one has claimed the title at Melbourne Park on ten occasions, which includes on his last four visits, but he was given a test by Croatian teenager qualifier Dino Prizmic in his opening assignment.

Djokovic needed four sets before stamping his authority and he will be hoping for an easier ride against home hope Alexei Popyrin.

Other seeds in the men’s top half of the draw in action include Jannik Sinner, Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Taylor Fritz.

In the women’s draw, defending champion Aryna Sabalenka is the star of the show and she will be expected to ease past Czech teenager Brenda Fruhvirtova.

The pick of the day’s contests could be the clash between sixth seed Ons Jabeur and 16-year-old phenomenon Mirra Andreeva, who has the potential to go all the way to the top.

Australian Open Tips - Wednesday, 17th January

  • Over 35.5 games in Christopher Eubanks v Andrey Rublev @ 4/5
  • Fabian Marozsan to beat Francisco Cerundolo @ 4/7
  • Ons Jabeur to beat Mirra Andreeva @ 10/11

Over 35.5 games in Christopher Eubanks v Andrey Rublev @ 4/5

Rublev survived a real scare in round one as he came through a five-set epic with Thiago Seyboth Wild, prevailing in a deciding set tiebreak after three hours and 45 minutes of play.

The Russian fifth side finally got the job done, but he had trailed 5-2 in the fifth set tiebreak and will need to raise his game for the challenge of Eubanks, who was a Wimbledon quarter-finalist last summer.

Rublev’s opening contest featured 54 games and he should be expecting another battle with the giant American, who has the ability to win plenty of cheap points on serve.

Eubanks eased to a 6-4 6-2 6-3 victory against Taro Daniel in round one and, given the Japanese player had finished runner-up in Auckland in his final warm-up event, that scalp reads impressively.

Rublev has made the quarter-final in five of his last six Grand Slam appearances and his talent should tell, but Eubanks can at least ensure the contest goes long.


Fabian Marozsan to beat Francisco Cerundolo @ 4/7

Fabian Marozsan is still relatively inexperienced in Grand Slam competition, but the Hungarian 24-year-old looks a player of immense potential and should have the beating of clay-court specialist Francisco Cerundolo.

Marozsan hinted that he could be a player capable of better when enjoying a run to the quarter-finals of last season’s Shanghai Masters, where his list of scalps included Alex De Minaur and Casper Ruud.

The Budapest native registered a four-set win over 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic in round one and he can repeat the trick against seeded star Cerundolo.

The Argentinian‘s lofty ranking is largely due to his exploits on a slower surface, while he needed five sets to see off Australian world number 257 Dane Sweeny in his opening assignment.


Ons Jabeur to beat Mirra Andreeva @ 10/11

This has the makings of being the match of the day, as three-time Grand Slam runner-up Jabeur meets teenage sensation Andreeva, a player many expect to be challenging for major titles in the years to come.

The Russian youngster evidently has a bright future and she did little wrong on her way to a routine 7-5 6-2 victory against Bernarda Pera in the opening round.

However, the market seems to overestimate her chances as Jabeur is one of the fiercest competitors on the WTA Tour.

It was only earlier this month that Andreeva made her first quarter-final at the Brisbane International, while her best effort in a Grand Slam to date was a fourth-round appearance at Wimbledon last summer.

When you compare that to the achievements of sixth seed Jabeur, who is a five-time winner and who has made three Grand Slam finals, there is every chance that the Tunisian may utilise her experience.

Andreeva is a class act, but she lost all five of her previous clashes with current top-ten players and Jabeur will be up for the fight.


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