With the 2021 Australian Open underway and heading into its second round of action, it’s time to find out which matches look like they’re offering you plenty of betting value. Check out the trio of ATP Tour second round Australian Open predictions so you can keep making your bets against their Australian Open odds!
ATP 2021 Australian Open Betting Tips & Predictions
Kevin Anderson Vs No. 9 Matteo Berrettini
- When: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 2:00 AM ET
Now, 81st in the world rankings, 34-year-old South African Kevin Anderson went 2-1 in the recently completed Great Ocean Road Open. Anderson beat Feliciano Lopez in his opener and Cerdik-Marcel Stebe in the second round, both in straight sets. Anderson lost to Karen Kachanov 3-6, 6-7 (5) in the third round.
24-year-old Matteo Berrettini comes into the Aussie Open in fine form after his run to the semifinals in the ATP Cup. The Italian took out world No. 3 Dominic Thiem 6-2, 6-4 in his opener before beating veteran Gael Monfils in the second round. Berrettini then took out Roberto Bautista Agut in his next match before losing to Medvedev 4-6, 2-6 in the semis.
I’ve always liked Kevin Anderson, but he’s a decade older than Matteo Berrettini and clearly on his way down. The young Italian has looked phenomenal so far this season and should pull out the win in his opener against Anderson to advance.
Pick: Matteo Berrettini in 4 Sets
No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas Vs Gilles Simon
- When: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 3:15 AM ET
Fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas won his only two matches at the ATP Cup by toppling Alex de Minaur 6-3, 7-5 in his opener before dispatching Roberto Bautista Agut, 7-5, 7-5 in the second round. 66th in the world rankings, 36-year-old Frenchman Gilles Simon beat Elias Ymer 6-4, 6-4 in his opener at the Murray River Open last week before losing to Jeremy Chardy 3-6, 4-6 in the second round.
While these two have never met, Stefanos Tsitsipas is the easy pick to get past a far older and less athletic Simon. Tsitsipas is a legitimate title contender while Simon has seen his best days go by. Tsitsipas gets it done in straight sets.
Pick: Stefanos Tsitsipas in 3 Sets
Corentin Moutet Vs No. 14 Milos Raonic
21-year-old rising world No. 71 Moutet got past Englishman John Millman by coming back from two sets down in epic five-setter on Sunday 6-4, 6-7 (7), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. 14th seeded Milos Raonic spanked Argentinian Frederico Coria in straight sets, 6-3. 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday. Moutet won a stunning 80 percent of his first serves and 63 percent of his second serves. The 30-year-old Canadian served up 17 aces and won 73 percent of his first serves and an even more impressive 81 percent of his second serves.
While Moutet won the only career meeting by beating Raonic by an identical 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) last year in Doha, I like Raonic to overpower the young Frenchman this time around. At 6-5, Raonic is far bigger than the 5-9 Moutet. His size and big serve give him the edge in this matchup. Moutet should be tired after his five-set opening round matchup plus, revenge is always a motivating factor.
Pick: Milos Raonic in 3 Sets