Australian Open 2022 | Day Nine Predictions, Odds and Tips

Jamie Shaw in Tennis Betting Tips 24 Jan 2022
Rafael Nadal in action (Photo by Corinne Dubreuil/ABACAPRESS.COM)

The Quarter-Final action commences at the 2022 Australian Open on Tuesday, and we’ve picked out our best betting tips for all matches.

The season’s first Grand Slam event is entering the all-important second week of action in Melbourne, with just eight men and women left standing in the respective draws.

With defending champion Novak Djokovic absent from this year’s Australian Open, second seed Medvedev was immediately installed as the heavy favourite to get his hands on this trophy.

Rafael Nadal is the only former champion still in the running for glory, and the 2009 winner is the second favourite to roll back the years this weekend.

In the Women’s draw, home favourite Barty is now the red hot favourite to land this title for the first time, with her Semi-Final run in 2020 marking her best performance here to date.

The number one seed and current Wimbledon champion is yet to drop a single set in reaching the Last Eight and has the backing of a partisan home support.

Former French Open champion Iga Swiatek is the second favourite to triumph in Melbourne and remains on a collision course for a potential showdown with Barty in the final.

Daily Tennis Betting Tips – Quarter-Finals Australian Open 2022

Here are our best bets for each of today’s Quarter-Final matches in Melbourne, with play getting under way from 1.30am GMT.

Rafael Nadal v Denis Shapovalov – Prediction

Nadal, competing in his first event since last August, has looked incredibly sharp on his return Down Under and has dropped just one set on his way to the Quarter-Finals.

The number six seed remains in pursuit of a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title to move ahead of rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on the all-time list.

The Quarter-Final stage has proved somewhat of a stumbling block for the Spaniard in recent years here, with three exits in this round in his last four appearances and seven in total.

However, he comes into this encounter with Shapovalov having won three of their four previous meetings, with this set to be their first in a Grand Slam, and has both the experience and tactical upper-hand over the Canadian.

Shapovalov thrashed Alexander Zverev in straight sets in the Last 16 and will be full of confidence coming into this one. He looks well poised to give Nadal a tough test and should claim at least a set, but expect Rafa to come out on top.

Gael Monfils v Matteo Berrettini – Prediction

One of the most closely-matched ties of the Men’s Quarter-Finals sees a resurgent Gaël Monfils take on seventh seed Matteo Berrettini.

Berrettini is appearing in his fourth consecutive Grand Slam Quarter-Final, underlining his superb spell of consistency in the sport’s biggest stadiums, and is vying to reach his third major Semi-Final.

The Italian came through a five-set thriller with Carlos Alcaraz in the Third Round before a more comfortable straight sets win over Pablo Carreño Busta, while Monfils is yet to drop a set in what has been an incredible showing from the veteran Frenchman.

The 35-year-old is into his first Grand Slam Quarter-Final since the 2019 US Open and his first in Melbourne since 2016.

While he is ten years his opponent’s senior, he has played far less tennis than Berrettini in reaching the second week, and we expect a closely-contested battle with over 40.5 games.

Barbora Krejcikova v Madison Keys – Prediction

Fourth seed Krejčíková is bidding to remain on course for back-to-back Australian Open finals as she seeks her second Grand Slam singles crown.

The Czech star powered past Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-2 in the last round but will be braced for a tough test from 2015 semi-finalist Keys.

Keys, chasing down her first major title, is unseeded in the draw and pulled off a superb 6-3, 6-1 success over eighth seed Paula Badosa in Round Four.

On current form, we expect a closely-matched encounter between these two, and are opting for over 22.5 total games.

Ash Barty v Jessica Pegula – Prediction

Top seed Barty is yet to drop a single set in reaching the Quarter-Finals and has the backing of a partisan Aussie support.

The reigning Wimbledon champion is looking to reach the Semi-Finals of the Australian Open for the second time in three years and it looks like taking a special performance to knock her off course.

Pegula has continued her love affair with this event by reaching the Last Eight for the second successive year and is now eyeing a place in a first Grand Slam Semi-Final.

The number 21 seed knocked out fifth seed Maria Sakkari in the Last 16 and will fancy her chances of another upset against the odds-on title favourite.

However, we feel Barty may just prove too strong in a contest which should feature at least 19 games.

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