Quarter Betting: Men’s Main Draw
Here are our Australian Open 2019 Men’s Quarter betting tips…The first Grand Slam of the year is hotting up in Melbourne with much of the opening round furore centring round Andy Murray and his impending retirement. With the British legend now having exited the tournament, attention has begun to turn towards who could emerge as the champion at the 2019 Australian Open. It has been a seemingly routine week for most of the big names in the game so far with Kevin Anderson and John Isner the only two top seeds to fall meaning there are plenty of potential suitors for the opening Grand Slam of the season.
Here are our Quarter Betting Australian Open predictions:
World number 1 Novak Djokovic has once again looked in imperious form in his opening exchanges in Melbourne. He has won the event on six occasions previously and he will be eager to kick 2019 off in style. The Serbian is the 1/3 favourite with Ladbrokes to emerge victorious from quarter 1.
There are some big names in contention for Djokovic to deal with should he be looking to reach the last 4; this is primarily in the form of Kei Nishikori who has been enjoying a good run of form lately. He came through a first round scare and looks well placed at 9/2 with Bet365 to push Djokovic all the way. Italian firecracker, Fabio Fognini, is seeded 12th in Melbourne and is firmly established amongst the elite of men’s tennis.
Despite favouring the clay courts, Fognini is a capable competitor on the hard courts in Melbourne and will fancy his chances at 7/1 with Bet365 of winning the quarter. Another man that has the potential to upset Djokovic this week is Daniil Medvedev – a Russian with a huge amount of talent. Now ranked 15 in the world, he looks to be pushing towards the world’s top 10 and the Australian Open could be a break out tournament for him and at 12/1 with Coral – he will fancy his chances in Melbourne.
2018 World Tour Finals champion Alexander Zverev has been heavily tipped for Grand Slam glory for the duration of his career; he looks well set to make an assault on the 2019 Australian Open. The German hotshot is best priced at 23/20 with 888sport to win the second quarter and reach the semi-finals. Canadian Milos Raonic looks a man reborn this season and his opening round dismantling of Nick Kyrgios was a statement to the rest of the draw.
He has Grand Slam potential – having reached the final of Wimbledon previously and he is a tempting 5/2 with MansionBet to reach the last 4. Borna Coric enjoyed a breakthrough 2018 and the Croat will be looking to continue his fine form here and break into the world’s top 10. He is 7/2 with Betstars to reach his maiden Grand Slam semi-final.
Defending champion Roger Federer once again looks in top form in Melbourne; he has breezed through his opening two rounds. The Swiss supremo tends to play his best stuff at the Australian Open and he looks well placed at 4/5 with Bet-at-Home to reach yet another semi-final.
Last year’s runner-up Marin Cilic finds himself housed in the same quarter and will be a serious threat to Federer on the nippy Melbourne courts and the Croat will be a real threat at 9/2 with Ladbrokes. Paris Masters champion and world number 10, Karen Khachanov is one of the emerging talents on the ATP Tour; the Russian looks well placed at 5/1 with Coral to go deep in Melbourne this week. Another young talent looking to make a name for himself is Stefanos Tsitsipas – the Greek superstar is on the cusp of the world’s top 10; he looks to have a good draw in Melbourne and is perhaps overpriced at 9/1 with Betfred to win the quarter.
World number 2 Rafael Nadal hasn’t won the Australian Open in over a decade and the Mallorcan will be looking to put that record straight here. Despite not always playing his best tennis on the hard courts, Nadal looks well placed at 10/11 with Bet 365 to reach the last 4.
Previous semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov tends to play his best tennis in Melbourne and the Bulgarian has started the season in fine form and could be one to watch at 4/1 with MansionBet this week.
Tomas Berdych is a seasoned campaigner on the ATP Tour and his first round defeat of Kyle Edmund was reminiscent of the past. The Czech is 6/1 with Coral to roll back the years and reach the last 4 this year.
American wonderkid Frances Tiafoe has already made a name for himself in Melbourne by knocking out number 5 seed Kevin Anderson and he looks ready to challenge the world’s elite. At 18/1 with MansionBet he looks a fantastic bet for those seeking an underdog in the Australian Open draw.
Here is our US Open betting tips Quarter Betting Accumulator in the men’s draw:
1st Quarter – Novak Djokovic
2nd Quarter – Alexander Zverev
3rd Quarter – Roger Federer
4th Quarter – Rafael Nadal