2022 AUSTRALIAN OPEN: ROUND 1 MEN’S PREVIEW AND TIPS

Find expert betting tips and strategy for select games across Round 1 of the 2022 Australian Open with Betfair’s tennis analyst and pro punter Ace. His full game previews are online now.


BEST BACK OF THE DAY: Andy Murray -3.5 games vs Nikolaz Basilashvili

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ROUND 1 | DAY 2 (MEN’S)

Andy Murray vs Nikolaz Basilashvili

Betting Strategy

BACK (WIN) —Andy Murray -3.5 games (1.5 units recorded at $1.88)

Drawing into the bottom half has been helpful for Andy Murray, allowing an extra day of rest between the Sydney final and this rematch from last week. It was a late night struggle, with Murray winning in three. Murray will adopt an improved game plan here, and -3.5 games over 5 sets I’m happy to take.

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ROUND 1 | DAY 2 (MEN’S)

Christopher O’Connell vs Hugo Gaston

Betting Strategy

BACK (WIN) — Christopher O’Connell to win (1 units at $1.84)

One of the few value spots that have come up on an Australian in the first round. Gaston looked strong in patches on hards in 2021, however his late season form came at home in France on the indoor. O’Connell with the crowd at his back looks a nice value price to win this one outright.

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