Top Plays For ATP Australian Open Quarterfinals Day 1

Tennis player Roger Federer

Monday, January 23, 2017 4:33 PM GMT

Join us for our daily coverage of the ATP Australian Open. Find out our top tennis picks for Day 9 and why you should place these two valuable tennis picks. 

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Stan Wawrinka (4) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (12)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga booked a place in the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time since 2013 after a four-set victory over Daniel Evans. Playing in Melbourne brings great memories to Tsonga with the French reaching his first – and only – Grand Slam final on this event back in 2008. Known for his outstanding career record on Grand Slams, Tsonga always finds his best tennis on the major events. Looking now to Jo’s numbers throughout this event, the highlight clearly goes to his powerful serve with Tsonga winning 95.70% of his service games.

As it happens with his opponent, Stan Wawrinka is also a big match player. The Swiss love to compete on the big stages with a phenomenal 86.15% winning record on Grand Slam events since 2014. Despite a slow start in Melbourne with a five-set battle against Martin Klizan, Wawrinka clearly raised his game level in the following rounds. Stan reaches this stage of the competition after a 7 – 6 7 – 6 7 – 6 triumph against the dangerous Andreas Seppi, ending the match with 53 winners and 41 unforced errors.

These two players know each other very well, Wawrinka winning four of their previous seven meetings.

As the h2h suggests, there isn’t much separating these two players. Adding to this, none of the previous seven matches ended with a straight-sets victory. Both have been at a very good level and we can only expect an extremely close match. With this in mind, we recommend you to add the Over to your betting picks as the best play for this match.

 

Free Tennis Pick: Over 3.5 

Best Line Offered: at Bet365

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Mischa Zverev vs. Roger Federer (17)

Against all expectations, Mischa Zverev featured one of the biggest surprises in the history of tennis with an astonishing victory against Andy Murray. Known for his offensive game style, Zverev rushed 118 times into the net, winning 55.08% of those points. Besides his great numbers at the net against such an outstanding defender as Murray, Mischa also performed at a very consistent level with 52 winners and only 26 unforced errors. This was by far the biggest win for Zverev’s career with the 29 years old German reaching the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time.

Roger Federer continues his successful return to competition with a five-set victory over the world no.5 – Kei Nishikori. After a slow start – with Federer dropping the opening set – the Swiss served at a terrific level to secure a place in the quarter-finals. Looking now to Roger’s numbers after losing the first set, the Swiss won 94.74% of his service games with Nishikori winning only 24.74% of the points played on Federer’s serve. Besides his phenomenal numbers on serve, Roger ended the match with outstanding numbers – 83 winners and only 47 unforced errors.

This will be the 3rd career meeting between these two players with Federer winning by 2 – 0 on the h2h.

Despite Mischa’s extraordinary performance in the previous round, it’s unlikely to see him maintaining such a high level. On the other hand, Federer is well aware that this is a huge opportunity for him to fight for another Grand Slam trophy. After playing five sets, Roger knows that is crucial to get things done as quickly as possible in order to save energies for the semi-finals. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Federer’s betting odds by placing a bet on his set handicap.

 

Free Tennis Pick: Roger Federer -2.5 Set Handicap (-120)

Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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