Aus Open – Day 5

Multi: Zverev/Raonic/Osaka/Williams
Odds of $1.80

With few options on the ATP multi side today, I’ve had to do the unthinkable and include a few WTA options. The prices today range from Serena Williams at $1.11 to Alex Zverev out at $1.18.

Both Raonic and Zverev have looked solid thus far and have favourable matchups against Fucsovics and Mannarino respectively. Their two games suit the surface and conditions perfectly and I’m expecting at least one of them to go on a deep run.

If anybody is to be free of the WTA curse, surely it has to be the GOAT and Naomi Osaka, priced at $1.11 and $1.17 respectively. They add in some extra value here and should realistically take care of their opponents quite easily.

Dominic Thiem vs Nick Kyrgios, 7 pm
Kyrgios +6

Coming off of an impressive win over Humbert, I’m taking Kyrgios +6 games against the solid Thiem here. The only real question surrounds Kyrgios’ health, given he seemed to be battling a few niggles last time out.

That said, I think those are priced into the current line, where getting 6 games looks like good value. His game is perfectly suited to the Melbourne hard court and his serve is good enough to keep him competitive against anyone.

Thiem does have more tennis under his belt of late, including his tournament win at the US Open late last year. That said, after a relatively long hiatus, Kyrgios is by far his strongest opponent at the open so far. I’m not expecting a Kyrgios upset here, but I think he serves well enough to cover the line in what should be a competitive match.