2022 AUSTRALIAN OPEN ROUND 3: EXPERT BETTING TIPS – DAY 6

Find expert betting tips and strategy for select games across Round 3 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: Chris O’Connell vs Maxime Cressy | O’Connell +3.5 games

BEST LAY OF THE DAY: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benoit Paire | LAY (WIN) Stefanos Tsitsipas


Hot conditions, coming off a career win and playing instinct tennis against a big serve and volleyer in Cressy looks an appealing spot to take the Australian at the +3.5 game handicap. O’Connell capable off both wings to challenge Cressy coming into the net, and with looks a favourable start with the vocal Court 3 crowd at his back.

Betting Strategy

BACK: O’Connell +3.5 games (2 units recorded at $2)

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Just a small lay bet here, however having watched these two live in round 2, I cannot justify Tsitsipas being south of $1.20 in the market. Tsitsipas was disappointing vs Baez, and Paire appeared to have a new lease on life with the crowd at his back vs Dimitrov. Happy to make a small lay here.

Betting Strategy

LAY (WIN): Tsitsipas (liability of 0.5 units to win 3.85 units)

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Looking for Clara Tauson to back up her impressive win over Anett Kontaveit with another solid performance here first up on Rod Laver Arena. I opposed her last time she was backing up a top win at a grand slam (def Brady at Roland Garros), when she was again facing Danielle Collins. Facing Collins is an overwhelming experience, and with her form solid, I am anticipating a solid second showing against the American.

Betting Strategy

BACK: Tauson to win (1 unit recorded at $2.11)

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Sabalenka now comes up against someone who is capable of taking advantage of her current serving woes. Vondrousova has looked great in the early rounds, and her left-handed game and use of angles will keep Sabalenka on the run in hot conditions. Just the 1 unit here at the game handicap.

Betting Strategy

BACK:Vondrousova -2.5 games (1.5 units recorded at $1.91)

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