Top Plays for ATP Australian Open Day 6

Rafael Nadal

Friday, January 20, 2017 2:49 PM GMT

Join us and find out our top betting selections for the ATP Australian Open Day 6. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these two valuable tennis picks.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/L7Y6NQIm5bw", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Roberto Bautista Agut (13) vs. David Ferrer (21)

Even though David Ferrer is not the same player he was in recent years, he’s still a very tough opponent. David’s fighting spirit makes him one of the most fascinating players on the ATP World Tour. While everyone often talks about talented players who couldn’t match the expectations, Ferrer is the exact opposite. With an outstanding 41 – 14 career record in the Australian Open, Ferrer is trying to reach the 4th round in Melbourne for the seventh consecutive year. Looking now to David’s campaign on this event so far, the former world no.3 featured a very good comeback against Ernesto Escobedo in the previous round after dropping the opening set.

Roberto Bautista Agut continues his successful season. As you might remember, Roberto was one of our top plays for the ATP Australian Open Day 5 with the Spaniard covering his spread after an easy 6 – 2 6 – 3 6 – 3 victory against Yoshihito Nishioka. With that win, Bautista Agut improved his 2017 record to 6 – 0 and is now just one triumph away from his third career appearance at the Australian Open 4th round.

This will be the 3rd career meeting between these two players with Ferrer winning their two prior encounters.

Despite David’s lead on the h2h, both matches took place in 2013 when he was still a top 5 player while Bautista Agut was trying to break into the top 50. Four years later the situation is completely different and Agut is now the favorite to win this match. Even though it’s never easy to defeat such a strong competitor as Ferrer, it’s unlikely to see him presenting the required consistency to overcome Bautista Agut. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you take advantage of Roberto’s betting odds by placing a bet on him to win the match.

Free Tennis Pick: Roberto Bautista Agut ML (-169)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Alexander Zverev (24) vs. Rafael Nadal (9)

After Novak Djokovic’s surprising defeat, Rafael Nadal has a great opportunity to reach his 4th career final in Melbourne. The 2009 Australian Open champion is playing at a very high level and his straight sets victories against Florian Mayer and Marcos Baghdatis are a good example of that. Looking now to Nadal’s numbers throughout the week, the highlight clearly goes to his serve. Besides placing an impressive average of 75.00% first serve in, Rafael also won 96.43% of his service games.

Known as one of the most promising young players on the ATP World Tour, Alexander Zverev is looking for his first career appearance in the 4th round of a Grand Slam. Despite featuring some remarkable results throughout 2016 on the ATP World Tour events, Zverev never won a match on a major tournament when priced as underdog. Despite his straight sets victory against Frances Tiafoe, the German was far from impressive on his debut in Melbourne with Robin Haase very close from beating him.

These two players featured an epic battle last year in Indian Wells with Nadal emerging victorious by 6 – 7 6 – 0 7 – 5 after saving one match point.

Even though Zverev might create some problems to Nadal, it’s unlikely to see him defeating the Spaniard in a best of five sets match. As it happened on their previous encounter, at least one set should end by a big margin. Therefore, even if Zverev wins one set it shouldn’t be enough to prevent Nadal from covering his spread, which makes it the best play to add to your betting picks.

Free Tennis Pick: Rafael Nadal -4 (-115)
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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