It is a sign of how well Daniil Medvedev is playing that he is available at similar odds to win the Australian Open men’s singles final despite Novak Djokovic’s record at Melbourne Park. Djokovic is one win away from a ninth Australian Open title but he faces a tough test against an opponent who has won his last 20 matches.
Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady produced a thrilling semi-final at the US Open last year and neutrals will hope for more of the same when they meet in the Australian Open women’s singles final. Osaka triumphed 7-6 3-6 6-3 in New York so Brady may feel she has more of a chance than odds of 18/5 suggest.
Stefanos Tsitsipas looked to be on his way out of the Australian Open after losing the first two sets against Rafael Nadal but is now one win away from a maiden grand slam final. While Tsitsipas produced a stunning comeback to beat the Spaniard, Daniil Medvedev had no such drama as he cruised to a straight-sets victory over Andrey Rublev.
We’re continuing our ATP Finals predictions with Friday’s final group-stage matches at the O2 Arena in London and are looking to follow yesterday’s winning 17/2 double with an 8/1 shot today. This is the final year the event will be staged here and eight of the world’s top nine players are present, with Roger Federer ruled out by injury.
Iga Swiatek has simply been on a different level to any other female player at this year’s French Open and is taken to brush aside Sofia Kenin in the women’s singles final. Australian Open champion Kenin will try to turn this contest into a battle of wills, but we fear she will be totally outgunned.