Round 2 at the 2020 Australian Open kicks into gear on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Top matches include Belinda Bencic versus Jelena Ostapenko and Danielle Collins against Yulia Putintseva on the women’s side. On the men’s side, Nick Kyrgios takes on Gilles Simon while Jaume Munar battles up and comer Alexei Popyrin. Check out the 2020 Australian Open Round 2 odds, analysis and free picks!
2020 Australian Open Round 2 Odds, Preview & Picks
- When: January 22
- Where: Melbourne Park
- Live Stream: AusOpen.com
Wednesday, Jan. 22nd
Belinda Bencic vs Jelena Ostapenko
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Ostapenko +144 / Bencic -204
Bencic handled Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 7-5 in her first-round match. She battles a much tougher opponent in Jelena Ostapenko on Thursday. Ostapenko had no trouble versus Liudmilla Samsonova. Give Jelena a shot to upset Belinda.
Tennis Betting Pick: Jelena Ostapenko
Donna Vekic vs Alize Cornet
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Cornet +156 / Vekic -222
19-seed Donna Vekic beat Maria Sharapova with no issues. Alize Cornet struggled versus Monica Niculescu. Vekic should move on to Round 3.
Tennis Betting Pick: Donna Vekic
Catherine Bellis vs Karolina Muchova
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Muchova -156 / Bellis +112
This should be one of the most competitive matchups in Round 2. In Round 1, Catherine Bellis dominated Tatjana Maria 6-0, 6-2. Bellis is another young USA player that’s making a mark on the women’s side. Her opponent, Karolina Muchova, required 4 sets to get by Kirsten Flipkens. Bellis gets the nod.
Tennis Betting Pick: Catherine Bellis
Danielle Collins vs Yulia Putintseva
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Putintseva +161 / Collins -232
Collins lost the second set in her first-round victory over Vitalia Diatchenko. Yulia Putintseva showed she could have a deep run at the Australian Open with her first-round win. She beat Su-Wei Hsieh 6-1, 6-3. Last year, Putintseva marched to the third round at the U.S. Open. She upset Naomi Osaka in Round 1 at Wimbledon. Yulia can play.
Tennis Betting Pick: Yulia Putintseva
Alexander Zverev vs Egor Gerasimov
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Zverev -588 / Gerasimov +348
Will Alexander Zverev step it up and win a major title? Probably not at the 2020 Australian Open. But Egor Gerasimov won’t beat him. Gerasimov battled Casper Ruud for 7 sets before knocking out that opponent. Zverev faces a tired underdog on Thursday.
Tennis Betting Pick: Alexander Zverev
Nick Kyrgios vs Gilles Simon
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Simon +292 / Kyrgios -476
In Round 1, Lorenzo Sonego made it tough on Nick Kyrgios. The favored Australian tennis player required 7 sets to knock out Sonego. Simon is rested after an easy 3-set victory over Pueblo Cuevas. Back the dog.
Tennis Betting Pick: Gilles Simon
Gael Monfils vs Ivo Karlovic
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Karlovic +245 / Monfils -370
33-year-old Gael Monfils went about his business in a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over Yen-Sun Lu. Monfils battles 40-year-old Ivo Karlovic on Thursday. Karlovic required 5 sets before he won his first-round match. Gael should beat Karlovic.
Tennis Betting Pick: Gael Monfils
Jaume Munar vs Alexei Popyrin
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Popyrin -277 / Munar +189
Facing favored Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Alexei Popyrin didn’t blink. He frustrated Tsonga enough that the chalk retired before the fourth set. Popyrin should handle Munar in 3 to 4 sets on Jan. 23.
Tennis Betting Pick: Alexei Popyrin