ATP Australian Open - Top Plays For Semifinals Day 1

Tennis player Roger Federer celebrating

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 2:32 PM GMT

Expert capper Joao is ready for his top betting selection for the ATP Australian Open Semifinals Day 1. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this valuable tennis bet.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/C_VVci-PHfM", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Roger Federer (17) vs. Stan Wawrinka (3)

Roger Federer continues his successful return to competition with the Swiss just one win away from reaching his 28th Grand Slam final. As we predicted in our ATP Australian Open Quarter-Finals Day 1 analysis, Federer didn’t experience any major problems in his match against Misha Zverev. Looking now at Roger’s numbers throughout this event, the highlight clearly goes to his serve with the four-time Australian Open champion winning 90.80% of his service games.

For the 8th time in his career, Stan Wawrinka is in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam event – the 3rd in Melbourne. As we mentioned before, Stan is a big match player with the 2014 Australian Open champion always finding his best tennis in the big stages. The Swiss clearly improved his game in the last rounds with a straight sets victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-finals. Even though Wawrinka played at a very solid level, Tsonga was far from his best with only 27 winners and 39 unforced errors.

These two players know each other very well. Besides their friendship and history on Davis Cup, this is also their 22nd career meeting with Federer leading on the h2h by 18 – 3.

It’s never easy to play against a good friend, especially when that friend has a clear advantage on their previous encounters. Roger’s backhand slice is also a very good weapon on this match-up and it won’t be easy for Wawrinka to achieve his first career victory over Federer on hard court. However, Stan might have the edge if this match goes to distance, which will change our approach on this contest. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Roger’s betting odds by adding to your betting picks the following two bets: Federer to win the 1st set and Federer to win the match – both with 50% of your stake.

 

Free Tennis Picks: Roger Federer To Win 1st Set -128 & ML -133Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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