On Thursday, the best tennis players in the world roll into the third round at the 2020 Australian Open. 1-seed Ashleigh Barty has a sneaky tough matchup versus Elena Ryabakina. Also, Noami Osaka battles teenage phenom Cori Gauff in a rematch. On the men’s side, a couple of former Top 10 players, Marin Cilic and Milos Raonic, are in action. Check out the 2020 Australian Open odds, analysis and free picks for 8 top matches!
2020 Australian Open Round 3 Odds, Preview & Picks
- When: January 23rd – 24th
- Where: Melbourne Park
- Live Stream: AusOpen.com
Ashleigh Barty vs Elena Rybakina
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Rybakina +273 / Barty -400
Although Barty has had no trouble, this is a tough matchup. The 2019 French Open winner required 3 sets to beat Lesia Tsurenko. But she turned it on against Pulona Hercog. Rybakina has dominated, though. The young Russian handled Bernarda Pera and Greet Minnen in straight sets. She’s worth backing at the odds.
Tennis Betting Pick: Elena Rybakina
Alison Riske vs Julia Georges
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Georges -123 / Riske -107
Even though Riske is a higher-seed, Georges offers lower odds. Riske struggled versus Yafan Wang in Round 1. She got back on track against Lin Zhu. In Round 2, Georges rallied to beat Petra Martic after losing the first set. That showed an immense heart. Back Julia Georges.
Tennis Betting Pick: Julia Georges
Naomi Osaka vs Cori Gauff
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Gauff +337 / Osaka -526
15-year-old Cori Gauff continues to impress. After Sorana Cirstea took the first set against her in Round 2, she won the next 2 sets. But Naomi is on fire. Osaka has dominated in the first couple of rounds. Naomi takes this.
Tennis Betting Pick: Naomi Osaka
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Petra Kvitova
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Kvitova -208 / Alexandrova +152
In the second round, Petra Kvitova beat Paula Badosa. It wasn’t easy. Petra won both sets 7-5. Alexandrova walked through Barbora Krejcikova 6-1, 6-3. Ekaterina can pull off the upset.</p.
Tennis Betting Pick: Ekaterina Alexandrova
Guido Pella vs Fabio Fognini
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Fognini -117 / Pella-112
Gregoire Barrere pushed Guido Pella in the second round. Pella required 4 sets to get by Barrere. However, Fabio Fognini has played 14 sets in the first couple of rounds. Pella takes this.
Tennis Betting Pick: Guido Pella
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Milos Raonic
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Raonic +212 / Tsitsipas -294
Stefanos Tsitsipas should be well-rested after a Round 2 walkover victory versus Philipp Kohlschreiber. Milos Raonic has shown he’s in top form, though. Milos has yet to lose a set at the Australian Open. At one time, he was a Top 10 tennis player in the men’s game. Raonic shocks Tisitsipas.
Tennis Betting Pick: Milos Raonic
Marin Cilic vs Roberto Bautista-Agut
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Bautista-Agut -285 / Cilic +202
Like Raonic, Marin Cilic used to be a Top 10 men’s singles player. A difference exists in their Round 3 matches, though. While Raonic has dominated, Cilic worked hard to beat Benoit Paire in his second match. 9-seed Bautista-Agut moves to Round 4.
Tennis Betting Pick: Roberto Bautista-Agut
Diego Schwartzman vs Dusan Lajovic
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Lajovic +187 / Schwartzman -256
Dusan Lajovic has played well. But he won’t get past Diego Schwartzman. The Argentinian player has shown he’s a dark horse to win this tournament. Neither Lloyd Harris nor Alejandro Davidovich Fokina took a set from Schwartzman. Back the chalk.
Tennis Betting Pick: Diego Schwartzman