Australian Open Day 8 Betting Preview

Day 8 highlights include Federer v Fucsovic and Djokovic v Chung.

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Wed, 17 Jan, 10:00 AM

 

Roger Federer is back in action tonight when he takes on Hungarian Marton Fucsovics for a place in the quarters. Novak Djokovic also hits the court as he strives for a remarkable 7th Australian Open crown.

 

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Federer vs. Fucsovics

After making the final against Andreas Seppi in the Canberra Challenger prior to the Australian Open, Marton Fucsovics entered the Australian Open high on confidence. His good form then transferred across and the 80th ranked player won through to the 4th round by dropping just two sets and beating 13th seed Sam Querrey in the 3rd round. However, the Hungarian is expected to struggle when he meets five-time Australian Open winner Roger Federer on Rod Laver Arena later today. The Fed Express has been in imperious form this tournament, not dropping a set and losing just 35 games on his way to this point. Although the shock result always remains a possibility, especially as Federer has never played this opponent, the defending champion wrapping this up in straight sets is the most likely scenario.

 

Key Stat: This is the first time Marton Fucsovics has ever progressed beyond the 1st Round of a grand slam event.

 

Our tip: Federer to win and Total Games to be under 28.5

Djokovic vs. Chung

Novak Djokovic is showing no ill-effects of his long term injury lay-off, winning through to the 4th round by accounting for dangerous opponents in Donald Young, Gael Monfils and 21st seed Albert Ramos Vinolas. What’s more, the 12-time grand slam champion has had an average of just 9.3 games taken from him per match. In that respect, it is unlikely that the 58th ranked Hyeon Chung will cause the Serb too many problems in their night-time match on Rod Laver Arena. That said, Chung has accounted for both Zherev brothers and the highly-rated Daniil Medvedev and is coming off his best-ever year of professional tennis in which he won 29 of his 47 matches. For the record, Chung and Djokovic have met on only one occasion previously (Aus Open 1st Round, 2016) with the latter winning 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

 

Key Stat: Novak Djokovic’s win/loss record at the Australian Open is 58-7

 

Our tip: Djokovic to win with the match to feature a tie-break

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