ATP Australian Open Betting Final: Cilic vs. Federer

Federer AO

João Mourato

Saturday, January 27, 2018 6:02 PM GMT

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 6:02 PM GMT

Join us for our daily coverage of the Australian Open tournament. Find out our top tennis pick for the ATP Final and why you should place this valuable bet.

Marin Cilic (6) vs. Roger Federer (2)

Roger Federer is through to the Australian Open final after Hyeon Chung retired from their semifinal match in the second set. The 36-year-old is trying to become the first man to win 20 Grand Slam titles in the Open Era. As we mentioned in previous analysis, the fast court conditions in Melbourne Park suit Federer’s style with the Swiss losing only 4.80% of his service games on this event. Adding to this, the defending champion is going through one of the best moments in his career with a phenomenal 92.06% winning record over the last 12 months.

The 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic continues his quest for a second Grand Slam title. Regardless of this Sunday’s outcome, the 29-year-old already secured his career-high ranking next week with an unprecedented appearance in the top-3. Taking a look now at Marin’s campaign in Melbourne, the Croatian reaches this stage of the competition after a straight-sets victory over Kyle Edmund. Known as one of the best servers in the game, Cilic didn’t allow a single break of serve to his opponent on the previous round.

This will be the 10th career meeting between these two players with Federer leading on the h2h by 8 – 1.

Federer hasn’t dropped a set yet on this event and is the undeniable favorite to lift the trophy. On the other hand, Cilic is trying to get revenge after his disappointing defeat against the Swiss at the 2017 Wimbledon final. Even though we agree with Roger’s favoritism, this should be a closer encounter than the tennis odds suggest. For that reason, our suggestion is for you to add the Over to your betting picks as the best betting approach for this final.

Free Pick: Over 38 (-111)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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