Another Grand Slam is upon us, and I am ready to go!
It has been a slightly more settled lead in to the tournament this year, which has been fantastic. It shapes to be a warm start to the tournament, with 30+ degrees forecast for both days of the opening round. Day 1 is here so let’s get stuck into the action!
Let’s take a look at the “Should Win” list for Day 1.
“Should Win” List
F Cerundolo (vs Pella)
J Sinner (vs Edmund)
F Tiafoe (vs Altmaier)
H Hurkacz (vs Martinez)
S Korda (vs Garin)
D Shapovalov (vs Lajovic)
K Khachanov (vs Zapata Miralles)
M Fucsovics (vs Coria)
C Norrie (vs Van Assche)
F Auger-Aliassime (vs Pospisil)
S Tsitsipas (vs Halys)
D Medvedev (Giron)
D Shnaider (vs Kucova)
J Pegula (vs Cristian)
E Raducanu (vs Korpatsch) – only include if a retirement = void
C Burel (vs Gibson)
M Sakkari (vs Yuan)
B Krejcikova (vs Bejlek)
C McNally (vs Pigossi)
I Swiatek (vs Niemeier)
Next level up in terms of odds, but could be used to increase value:
D Collins (vs Kalinskaya)
B Van De Zandschulp (vs Ivashka)
A Kalinina (vs Vandeweghe)
Other Thoughts on Matches Today
As can be the case with a massive slate of matches, there were a couple of match-ups in particular that just missed the cut by way of being a suggested bet. I was impressed with the level the Etcheverry last week in Adelaide, even though hardcourts aren’t his favourite surface. The weather conditions here in Melbourne are likely to suit him a little more than Barrere. Etcheverry can find himself prone to lapses at times, however his best level is more than competitive here and likely be able to push this match-up over the games total.
Another player who appeals is Kalinina to win and cover against Vandeweghe. Vandeweghe’s level is not quite what it used to be, and I thought the current game handicap for Kalinina looked to be a touch low in this one.
If you have any questions about specific matches, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and always gamble responsibly!
Over 18s Only (21+ in some jurisdictions). 1 unit = 1% of bankroll. These are my bets that I am making. Please enjoy your betting responsibly. Never bet more than you can afford to lose, and do not chase a loss.