ATP Australian Open Final - How To Bet Federer vs. Nadal

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 3:15 PM GMT

Expert capper Joao is ready for his top betting selection for the ATP Australian Open Final. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this valuable tennis bet.

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Roger Federer (17) vs. Rafael Nadal (9)

As we predicted in our ATP Australian Open Semifinals Day 1 analysis, Stan Wawrinka couldn't overcome Roger Federer's mental edge. Although Stan was the better player throughout the 5th set, he couldn't perform at his best on the pressure points. After five consecutive defeats in the semifinals, Federer makes his return to the Australian Open final. Even though Roger has been serving at an outstanding level throughout this event, he allowed four breaks of serve to Wawrinka in the previous round.

The 2009 Australian Open champion – Rafael Nadal – is for the 4th time in the decisive match in Melbourne. It has been a brilliant campaign for Nadal with the Spaniard featuring a remarkable battle in the semifinals against Grigor Dimitrov. Both played at a very high level with Rafael emerging victorious after almost five hours on court by 6 – 3 5 – 7 7 – 6 6 – 7 6 – 4. Even though Nadal is famous for his defensive game style, the world no.9 ended the match with 86.21% points won at the net.

These two players know each other very well. They feature one of the biggest rivalries in the history of the game with Nadal leading on the h2h by 23 – 11.

Nadal is without any doubts the biggest challenge that Federer ever faced. The Spaniard's defensive skills and heavy top spin forehand can create many problems to Roger's game style. When looking closely to their previous encounters, it's not only on clay that Rafa holds the edge. They played 10 previous matches on Outdoor Hard Court with Nadal winning 80.00% of those – three of them in Melbourne. There's too much on Rafael's side which makes it hard for Federer to present the proper mindset when facing this opponent. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Nadal's betting odds by adding his moneyline to your betting picks.

Free Tennis Pick: Rafael Nadal (-120)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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