ATP Australian Open Preview: Ruud vs Paul

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I will keep this short as I am writing this from my seat on Rod Laver Arena.

I think Tommy Paul represents a bit of value in this match, however I have a small concern over his ability to be the better player over what could possibly be five sets in these hot, testing conditions.

The plan of attack? Target the first set. The conditions certainly suit from a speed perspective, as the faster the court the more it suits Paul compared to Ruud. Whilst the scoreboard in Ruud’s win over Thompson does look solid, it is worth noting that Thompson had his injury issues pre-match, impacting the entirety of the match and not just the early phase.

Just the one unit, however I am happy to take Paul at a decent price to take the first set.

Suggested Bet

1 unit Paul first set winner vs Ruud at $2.05 (+105) at Unibet