Aus Open Day 7 Preview (Men’s): Day Session

Day 7: Men’s Feature Match Previews

Andy Murray v Mischa Zverev (2:00pm)
The older brother of Alexander has been in fine form but this is a whole new level for Mischa. We have seen him have success in the past against players who have either one weapon or lack any significant power. Unfortunately for him Murray is neither of these. The world number one is a complete player and Mischa does not have the tools necessary to hurt him. This is a really bad match up for the German and he will be exposed from the outset. He will be forced to go for more than he is used to and that is where his game will fall apart. Murray will take full advantage of a favourable draw.
Best Bet: Under 28.5 games ($1.83)
Value Bet: Murray -10.5 ($2.90)

Stan Wawrinka v Andreas Seppi (2:00pm)
Seppi is the type of player that has troubled Stan in the past and it comes as no surprise. His consistency from the back of the court and ability to give his opponents nothing has frustrated the Stanimal in prior encounters. Wawrinka does lead the H2H 10-5 but The Wolf is concerned for Wawrinka after what he saw against Troicki. Stan served for the match twice against Troicki only to be broken on both occasions before prevailing in a 4th set tiebreak. As we saw against Kyrgios, if you give the Italian a chance he will take it. Stan has too much game but he will again experience an array of ups and down before getting over the line.
Best Bet: Over 34.5 games ($1.80)
Value Bet: Sets Wawrinka 3-1 ($3.75)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v Daniel Evans (4:30pm)
If there is one thing that Daniel Evans has shown over the last month it is this… If you can play an all court brand of tennis and find your way into the net behind effective approach shots you can both get a lot of free points and throw your opponents out of their comfort zone. There are very few players on the tour that can hit passing shots at full stretch and Evans has exposed that fact. Tsonga is a pure power player while Evans biggest asset is his point construction. Evans should not be this big an outsider and The Wolf has this one going all the way to a deciding 5th set.
Best Bet: Evans +5.5 ($1.83)
Value Bet: Sets Total – 5 Sets ($3.75)

Roger Federer v Kei Nishikori (7:00pm)
Are there any words to describe Federer’s performance against Berdych…. Wow! He was nothing short of flawless and produced a performance that has even his harshest critics thinking twice about writing off his chances of winning a 18th Grand Slam. He didn’t face a single break point in the match and was on the front foot the entire time. His variety was something to behold and he will no doubt look to use it again against one of the great baseline ball strikers in Nishikori. Federer leads the H2H 4-2 and has won the last 3 meetings dropping just a single set. Nishikori has been a little under done do date but then again we thought the same about Roger. Breakers are not something we see often in Nishikori matches and there has been just 1 in the 15 sets this pair have contested. The Wolf tipped Federer as his value bet for the tournament and will ride him again here. Under is the best bet.
Best Bet: Under 40.5 games ($2.00)
Value Bet: Sets Federer 3-0 ($3.75)

Day 7 – All Tips

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