The Third Round of the Australian Open Pits Feliciano Lopez Against John IsnerPublished January 22, 2016 by Florin P
Big servers square off in Round 32 of the Australian Open (11:30 p.m UK Time).
Some top tennis players were eliminated in the first two rounds of the Australian Open and the competition is heating up as we approach the quarterfinals. Feliciano Lopez and John Isner hope to make it this far, but they first needs to survive Round 32 and they’ve got their big serves to rely on.
Past Performance Suggests a Tight Match
When two players capable of serving more than 20 aces per game go head to head, it is only fair to expect a highly contested match. Past performance also indicates the fact that anything can happen on the tennis court, with each player winning three games. The head to head record includes games played on all surfaces, with Feliciano Lopez winning the only match against John Isner at the Australian Open.
The Spanish players survived a big scare in the previous round and he needed five sets to defeat his opponent, while the American prevailed in straight sets. On the other hand, it was Lopez who had an easier task in the opening round while Isner spent more time on the tennis court.
High Probability for Tie-Breaks
Punters who hope to experience the adrenaline rush of tiebreaks, will not be disappointed by this match. Both players have a deadly serve and they will have a hard time winning breakpoints, so tie breaks are likely to decide the outcome of each set.
From a strictly betting perspective, tennis fans would be wise to side with Feliciano Lopez, who is credited with a second chance by Bet365 and other bookmakers. The odds for him to win revolve around 7/5 and if the match is pushed into a decisive set, anything can happen. Punters also have the option of betting on a high number of games as we expect more than 40 games to be played.