Australian Open 2022 Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks
- Rinderknech to keep rolling
- Krajinovic holds outside chance
- Tuesday parlay picks
- Medvedev a worthy title favorite
Australian Open 2022 Picks
Arthur Rinderknech to beat Alex Popyrin at -136 at FanDuel
Filip Krajinovic to beat Diego Schwartzman at +270 at FanDuel
Alex De Minaur, Ricardas Berankis, Dan Evans, Tomas Machac and Taro Daniel all to win at +254 at Caesars Sportsbook
Daniil Medvedev to win the title at +150 at Caesars Sportsbook
Pablo Carreno Busta to win the title at +16000 at FanDuel
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The Odds-on Shot – Arthur Rinderknech
Frenchman Rinderknech takes on home hope Alex Popyrin in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.
He will do so fresh from reaching the final of last week’s warm-up tournament in Adelaide, where top-30 star Karen Khachanov was among his victims.
Rinderknech slammed down 74 aces in his five matches in South Australia and looks well primed to deal with Popyrin, who also has a decent serve but one which hasn’t been firing in the early weeks of the season.
The Aussie has lost to Tallon Griekspoor and Pedro Martinez so far, neither of which would have been expected.
I’m rather surprised to see Rinderknech available here at -136 and am happy to back him.
The Outsider – Filip Krajinovic
Krajinovic faces 13th seed Diego Schwartzman in round one and is not without hope. Far from it.
He should enjoy conditions which maybe a bit too quick for Schwartzman’s liking.
The Argentine is one of the best returners in the game so Krajiniovic will need his serve to fire, as it often does, but Schwarzman’s own delivery is very attackable and the Serb should be able to get plenty of returns in play.
Krajinovic, who made the third round here last year when he pushed eventual runner-up Daniil Medvedev to a fifth set, started the season well by going 2-1 at the ATP Cup and should have a bit more confidence after a disappointing 2021 campaign.
There should be some element of a surprise given this is the pair’s first meeting, while another factor that should not be under-estimated is the strength of feeling over the Novak Djokovic deportation.
Miomir Kecmanovic spoke about how that inspired him on Monday and I can see proud Serb Krajinovic being of the same mindset. There will also doubtless be strong support from the local Serb community on the 1573 Arena.
It all adds to Krajinovic holding a decent chance at +270.
The Parlay – De Minaur, Berankis, Evans, Machac and Daniel all to Win
Punters love to roll up some favorites in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament so here’s mine which produces a decent price.
Alex de Minaur started the year well at the ATP Cup and should have too much for Lorenzo Musetti, while Ricardas Berankis’ improvement on hardcourts should see him defeat Roberto Carballes Baena, who is better suited to clay.
Dan Evans is another player who has begun 2022 in fine fashion, winning all three matches at the ATP Cup and then backing that up with a semi-final run in Sydney where he pushed eventual champion Aslan Karatsev all the way. He should defeat David Goffin, who is not the player he once was.
Evans was upset by Tomas Machac at November’s Davis Cup Finals and the young Czech hasn’t looked back since. He’s won all eight matches he’s played so far this month in Australia, claiming a Challenger Tour title and then qualifying for this event without losing a set.
It’s hard to see him being troubled by clay specialist Juan Manuel Cerundolo.
Finally, Taro Daniel, another to qualify in straight sets, likes a speedy surface and he should be able to overcome fellow qualifier Tomas Barrios Vera.
The five-fold produces a price of +254.
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Best Outright picks
Daniil Medvedev (+150) looks a worthy favourite to win the Australian Open title after the Djokovic saga ended on Sunday with the world number one being forced to leave the country.
The Russian won the US Open last season to break his Grand Slam duck and also made the final here, losing to Djokovic.
His mix-and-match game causes problems for all-comers and warrants to respect.
For an outsider, maybe try Pablo Carreno Busta at +16000.
He’s in the quarter of the draw vacated by Djokovic and has twice made the semi-finals of a hardcourt Grand Slam, albeit at the US Open.
The Spaniard is another who has started the season strongly and might just be someone to come out of the whole sorry situation in credit.
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How to Watch the Australian Open 2022
|Australian Open 2022 Information|
|Time||Monday January 17 to Sunday January 30|
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Andy is a sports journalist of more than 20 years’ experience and is a former betting editor of the UK-based website, Sporting Life. He has specialized in tennis for many years, previewing hundreds of ATP Tour events and reporting from tournaments such as the ATP Finals and Davis Cup final. Andy has also covered numerous other sports, with a particular interest in soccer and cricket.