2018 Australian Open Betting Preview: Quarter-Finals

2018 Australian Open Betting Preview: Quarter-Finals

Written by on January 22, 2018

Week 2 of the Australian Open is now underway, which means we are about to get into the quarter-finals. The women’s side of the draw was wide open, to begin with, and it has certainly played out that way. Over on the men’s side, we have seen a number of surprises along the way, but we are still looking at a potential rematch of last year’s final, with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both still alive and well. Let’s take a look at how the Australian Open betting action for the quarter-finals may play out.

2018 Australian Open Betting Preview: Quarter-Finals

Australian Open Betting Preview for Men’s Quarter-Finals

In the top half of the bracket, we have Rafael Nadal going against #6 ranked Marin Cilic in what should be a very good match. Nadal has had little trouble navigating the first 4 rounds, while Cilic has had to put some work in, especially in the last round where he went 4 sets that included a pair of tie-breakers. I’m going with Nadal to move on. Next up is one of the surprises, as we have unseeded Brit Kyle Edmund going up against Grigor Dimitrov, with the Bulgarian coming into this one after a classic match in the 4th round, which he won over Nick Kyrgios. Edmund is in uncharted territory at this point, and I think his fairytale run comes to an end here. Speaking of fairy tales, we have another one in the bottom half of the draw, with unseeded American Tennys Sandgren set to meet another unseeded player in Hyeon Chung. Both men have taken down some big-name players on their way to the quarter-final, and their reward may be a semifinal match-up against Roger Federer. I’m taking Chung to win and move on. The final game in the quarter-final sees defending champion Roger Federer go head to head with #19 seed Tomas Berdych. Both men cruised through the opening 4 rounds of the tournament, barely breaking a sweat to get here, but Berdych may finally have met his match with Federer up next.

Last 10 Champions

  • 2017: Roger Federer
  • 2016: Novak Djokovic
  • 2015: Novak Djokovic
  • 2014: Stanislas Wawrinka
  • 2013: Novak Djokovic
  • 2012: Novak Djokovic
  • 2011: Novak Djokovic
  • 2010: Roger Federer
  • 2009: Rafael Nadal
  • 2008: Novak Djokovic

Australian Open Betting Preview for Women’s Quarter-Finals

The top half of the women’s draw sees #1 ranked Simona Halep going against #6 Karolina Pliskova. Halep has dropped just one set but was lucky to survive in that game, a 3rd round match against Lauren Davies, where Halep won the deciding set 15-13. Pliskova came from a set down to win her 4th round match and is on for another tough one here. Halep wins and moves on. The other game in this half of the draw is a good one, with a pair of ranked players hooking up. #21 ranked Angelique Kerber survived a scare in the 4th round but has only dropped one set thus far. She will face #17 Madison Keys who has been perfect to this point. Should be a very good match, but I like Keys to move on. Simona Halep has become one of the 2018 Australian Open Betting favorites. Unranked Elise Mertens has been great in this tournament, going through the first 4 rounds without dropping a set. She will have her toughest match yet against #4 Elina Svitolina, who survived a bit of a scare in the second round. Svitolina should be good enough to move on here. Perhaps the clearest path to the semi-finals lies ahead of #2 Caroline Wozniacki, as she has torn through the opening 4 rounds and will now face unranked Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro, who has had a tough run, with 3 of her 4 games to this point going the distance. Wozniacki should win this one in straight sets.

Last 10 Winners

  • 2017: Serena Williams
  • 2016: Angelique Kerber
  • 2015: Serena Williams
  • 2014: Li Na
  • 2013: Victoria Azarenka
  • 2012: Victoria Azarenka
  • 2011: Kim Clijsters
  • 2010: Serena Williams
  • 2009: Serena Williams
  • 2008: Maria Sharapova