ATP Australian Open Betting Semifinals Day 2: Chung vs. Federer

João Mourato

Thursday, January 25, 2018 11:04 PM UTC

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 11:04 PM UTC

Join us for our daily coverage of the Australian Open tournament. Find out our top tennis pick for the ATP Semifinals Day 2 and why you should place this valuable bet.

Hyeon Chung vs. Roger Federer (2)

Roger Federer continues his quest for a 20th Grand Slam title. The defending champion recovered from a slow start in the previous round against Tomas Berdych to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open for the 14th time on his career. As we mentioned in previous analysis, the courts in Melbourne Park are especially fast since 2017, which gives a great advantage to Federer’s effective serve and attacking style. In addition to his impressive average of 0.82 aces per service game, the 36-year-old won 94.70% of his service games on this event.

Hyeon Chung is the youngest player to reach the last four at a major since Marin Cilic in 2010. Known as one of the most promising young players on the ATP World Tour, the 21-year-old is the first South-Korean to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam event. On the other hand, Chung already secured his career-high ranking next week with an unprecedented appearance on the top 30. Taking a look now at Hyeon’s campaign in Melbourne Park, the 2017 Next Gen ATP Finals champion reaches this stage of the competition after a straight-sets victory over Tennys Sandgren.

This should be a very interesting contest between a rising star and one of the greatest players of all time. Looking now at the odds for this contest, the sportsbooks expect a straightforward win from Federer with BetOnline offering only -625 for the Swiss to book a place in the final. Even though we agree with Roger’s favoritism, the value is definitely on Chung’s tennis betting odds. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to add the South-Korean’s set handicap to your betting picks as the most valuable play for this encounter.

Free Tennis Pick: Hyeon Chung +2.5 Set Handicap (-116)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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