Rafael Nadal was tested by young German, Alexander Zverev in the 3rd round of the Australian Open last night. The spaniard managed to grind his way through the match and use experience to his advantage. He will need as much rest as possible before he finds himself up against Gael Monfils in the 4th round.
Chase The Ace Player Recommendation: Jo Wilfred Tsonga
Tips for Day 7:
Feature Match – Andy Murray V Mischa Zverev:
Andy Murray is yet to drop a set in this year’s Australian Open and is the warm favourite ($1.90) to take out the men’s singles tournament. The recent departure of Novak Djokovic from the tournament will significantly benefit Murray, who has finished runner up in the Australian Open tournament to Novak Djokovic on 4 occasions. Zverev has been extremely consistent so far this tournament, although he has played a total of twelve sets in three matches he has made it extremely difficult for his opponents to break. He has accumulated six or more service games in eleven of a possible twelve sets.
Stan Wawrinka V Andreas Seppi:
Andreas Seppi came back to cause a major upset against Nick Kyrgios. He is a fierce competitor and won’t give up easily. Wawrinka will be warm favourite (1.10) to take out this match however Andreas Seppi is capable of matching Wawrinka’s standard. Wawrinka was tested against Martin Klizan and Viktor Troicki earlier in the tournament and might be forced to play another tough match against the Italian.
Jo Wilfred Tsonga V Daniel Evans:
Daniel Evans has never made it past the third round of a major tournament up until right now. He was dominant in his round 3 encounter with Bernard Tomic and will be hoping to claim another victory. Jo Wilfred Tsonga consistently plays well at the Australian Open, having progressed to the 4th round on multiple occasions. Daniel Evans has had a dream run, but i wouldn’t be expecting it to continue. Tsonga will be far too strong.
Roger Federer V Kei Nishikori:
Roger Federer continues to perform at the highest level despite his age. The 35 year old demolished Thomas Berdych in straight sets and reminded everyone exactly why he has won 88 career titles. Tonight he will face off against world number 5, Kei Nishikori. They have met on six occasions, with Roger winning 4 of them. Nishikori has always struggled to compete in the back end of major tournaments and tonight will be a major test. Roger Federer’s experience will prove to be a handy asset and should see him through to the next round.