WE’RE finally into the second week of the Australian Open and the first grand slam of the year already looks like it will potentially be the most interesting of 2017, given neither the world number one nor two on the men’s side will be playing off for the title.
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Selections for the January 24 Australian Open multi:
Stan Wawrinka to defeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ($1.57)
Roger Federer to beat Mischa Zverev ($1.08)
Venus Williams to progress past Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ($1.91)
Garbine Muguruza to defeat Coco Vandeweghe ($1.50)
Stan Wawrinka vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
A former champion meets a former finalist in the first leg of our Tuesday multi and we are favouring the pedigree of the man who has been there and done that.
Stan Wawrinka struggled to get through his first round match up but since then the Swiss star has dropped just one set en route to this Tsonga match up.
The Frenchman Tsonga has engaged in two four set matches in the lead up to the second week but in those matches nonchalance and an inability to focus has led to those extended matches rather than being outclassed.
Wawrinka has dominated the head-to-head record between the pair over the last three years. Stan has won three in a row against the charismatic Tsonga, and we are anticipating that extends to four on Tuesday.
Stan Wawrinka to win $1.57 via WilliamHill.com.au
Roger Federer vs Mischa Zverev
German giant slayer Mischa Zverev faces off against arguably the greatest tennis player of all-time Roger Federer in the second leg of our tennis multi.
Federer had to do things the hard way against fifth seed Kei Nishikori on Sunday night but eventually progressed after an enthralling five-set battle.
The Fed Express was subsequently moved into outright favourite for the 2017 title at Sportsbet.com.au at the $3.40 quote.
If Mischa Zverev can replicate the type of tennis he played against Andy Murray however, this will be no walk in the park for Federer.
Zverev made the world’s best defensive player look awkward and slow around the court, and apart from one misdirected overhead volley in the fourth set which almost cost him a break of serve, the world number 50 made every moment count.
The pair have never met on the professional circuit, but we are backing Federer’s experience to carry him over the line against a man who openly admitted he is in awe of his Tuesday opponent.
Roger Federer to win $1.08 via WilliamHill.com.au
Venus Williams vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
An interesting match awaits multi lovers for the third leg of the Australian Open parlay as tour veteran Venus Williams faces Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Williams has been spectacular this Australian Open. The four-time winner at Melbourne Park is yet to drop a set this tournament.
Pavlyuchenkova has been solid throughout the first week of the Open. The Russian has lost just one set and dropped just six games on Sunday against dual grand slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Venus Williams has the slight edge in the head-to-head record. The American has defeated her Tuesday opponent three times in five meetings which includes their last two matches, both of which were on hard court.
We are expecting Williams to progress past Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday to remain in contention for yet another grand slam title.
Venus Williams to win $1.91 via WilliamHill.com.au
Garbine Muguruza vs Coco Vandeweghe
World number seven Garbine Muguruza meets American firebrand Coco Vandeweghe in the final leg of our Oz Open multi.
Both women have been in red-hot form this tournament.
Muguruza is yet to drop a set at the first grand slam of 2017. The Spaniard looks in career-best form and is ready to make an impact in the second week at Melbourne Park.
Coco Vandeweghe’s matches this tournament had been scratchy up until last night, but her performance against defending champion Angelique Kerber was magnificent. The world number 35 conceded just five games against the world number one in a display which would boost her confidence immensely.
The American holds a 2-1 advantage in the head-to-head standings against Muguruza, but their only meeting on hard court was a straight sets victory by the Spaniard.
Surface form is vital in tennis so we are taking the 2016 French Open champion Muguruza to remain in contention for a second career grand slam title.
Garbine Muguruza to win $1.50 via WilliamHill.com.au
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