Australian Open Men’s and Women’s Top Betting Picks
There’s been plenty of drama in the first four days of the Australian Open 2022. Andy Murray, Diego Shwartzmann and Grigor Dimitrov were the latest to crash out in the men’s draw, whilst Emma Raducanu, Garbine Muguruza and Elena Rybakina made shock exits in the women’s tournament.
Let’s take a look at some of the top betting picks for Day 5 of the open:
- Miomir Kecmanovic vs Lorenzo Sonego
The Serb Kecmanovic looks motivated to win and avenge Novak Djokovic’s deportation with a winning run at this year’s tournament. He has already impressively beaten the Italian Salvatore Caruso 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 and higher-ranked American Tommy Paul 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 in clinical fashion.
Lorenzo Sonego reached his first Australian Open third round after negotiating the tricky test presented by Oscar Otte, dropping the first set but taking the match 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.
Sonego leads the H2H 3-1, albeit the pair last met in 2019. The fact that the Serbian has started so positively disposing off Tommy Paul in the last round gives him a real chance.
Back Kecmanovic to win @ 2.3
- Carlos Alcaraz vs Matteo Berrettini
The young Spaniard has been a breath of fresh air on the tennis circuit over the past one year. He couldn’t have hoped for a better start to the Australian Open, with dominant wins over Alejandro Tabilo and Dusan Lajovic. The young gun has not yet dropped a set at the tournament and has lost only 15 games thus far.
Despite his lack of match fitness, the Italian managed to negotiate tough challenges posed by Brandon Nakashima and Stefan Kozlov in rounds one and two of the Australian Open. Berrettini will be hoping that his serve and forehand backs him up in his tough match up against the teen wonderkid Alcaraz.
Alcaraz leads Berrettini 1-0 in their H2H records. The pair had met in Vienna a few months back, where the Spaniard took their match in three sets.
Back Alcaraz to win @ 1.57
- Victoria Azarenka vs Elina Svitolina
After two comfortable wins in her opening rounds against Panna Udvardy and Jil Teichmann, Victoria Azarenka will be confident of mounting a strong challenge for the women’s trophy. Her opponent, Elina Svitolina made tougher work of her opening matches against Fiona Ferro and Harmony Tan, but will be relieved to have made it thus far.
Azarenka leads 4-0 against Svitolina in this match up with their last match ending 6-2, 6-4 in Doha less than 12 months ago.
Back Azarenka to win @ 1.40