Tennis Betting: Action in the Australia Open Quarter FinalsPublished January 22, 2018 by Sol FH
Only 8 players (Men's side) remain in the running for the Australia Open Championship.
What an excellent way to glide into the New Year, as the Australia Open continues from Melbourne, Australia. It has been quite the tournament so far, with action heating up on both the men's and women's sides. Now, only 8 players remain as the competition gets tougher with the top-3 ranked players in the world still fighting for a Finals berth. Let's take a look at the action remaining and make bold predictions as to which players will end up in the Semi-Finals.
Dimitrov vs Edmund: Tuesday, January 23 - 3:30 GMT
Grigor Dimitrov received the 3rd ranking on the ATP at the end of 2017 and is well-deserving of the rank. The 26-year old Bulgarian is crushing the competition so far at the Aussie Open and has really come into his own. Kyle Edmund, ranked 49th in the world will be a worthy opponent for Dimitrov, but with the way that the latter is playing you would be hard-pressed to think that Edmund will make it to the Semis. These two have met twice in the past, Dimitrov won both matches, the latest of which is the Brisbane International, where Dimitrov beat Edmund in the Quarterfinal in 3-sets.
The odds at 888 Sport are in favor of Dimitrov to win, and that would probably be the best bet at 1.28, while the South African Edmund is at 3.80.
Nadal vs Cilic: Tuesday, January 23 - 8:00 GMT
The perfect way to start tomorrow would be to drink a morning beverage to the sounds of Rafael Nadal against Marin Cilic. The World No. 1, Rafa, has been excellent so far in Melbourne. The two met last year twice in two separate Semifinal matches. Nadal beat Cilic in straight-sets both in China and in Mexico respectively. Expect the World Champ to win this one, but not without a fight. It looks like a 4-set match, which is just what we should expect at this stage of such a big tournament.
Betfair Sports has also got Nadal in the driver's seat at 1.23, with Cilic behind at 4.20.
Berdych vs Federer: Wednesday, January 24 - 00:00
If you are able to stay awake for a match, this would be the one to wait up for. These old friends and rivals have met 26-times, with Federer beating Berdych on 19 occasions. The latest win for Federer was at Wimbledon last year in the Semifinals, but he also beat Berdych last year in the ATP Masters in Florida, and at the Australia Open in the Round of 32. Berdych, ranked 19th in the world, destroyed his Round of 16 opponent, Fognini, and looks like he could cause some problems for the World No. 2.
888 Sports is confident that Federer will win, as they have posted odds in his favor at 1.87. Berdych is way behind at 5.10, but this could be the upset to bet on.