Alexander Zverev vs Milos Raonic (Over 44.5 games at 1.81 on Wakabet)
Both men have played well to get to this stage of the tournament. Both big hitters, I expect this encounter to go the distance. Raonic with his big serves should push Zverev, who also has enough tricks in his bag to make things difficult for the Canadian. Should be a closely-contested encounter. 1.81 for over 44.5 games is great!
Borna Coric vs Lucas Pouille (Over 37.5 games at 1.74 on Wakabet)
Both men are enjoying a great run in this tournament and will do all they can to outdo each other in their bid to secure a quarter-final spot.
Naomi Osaka to beat Anastasija Sevastova at 1.52 on Wakabet
These two met earlier in the month in the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International, a match Osaka won. And I fancy her coming away with the win again in Melbourne. Presently, she looks the better player and has been more impressive. Sevastova is good, but Osaka should be too much for her to handle.
Serena Williams to beat Simona Halep at 1.33 on Wakabet
Serena and Halep have faced each other on court nine times and Serena has won eight of those meetings. No matter the time, no matter the situation, Serena always gets the better of the Romanian, save once of course. And I expect her to do so again.
Williams has also been the more convincing player so far, in fact, the best so far in the women’s draw. This could be a tough encounter for both women, but Serena should get it right in the end.