From Brisbane and Perth in Australia to Doha in Qatar, we have the day’s top bet tips… as usual.
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga to beat Alex de Minaur at 2.23 on Wakabet, ATP Brisbane International
A solid 2.23 odds for a player like Jo-Wilfred Tsonga is generous and I will not let it pass.
Both men have played well so far in Brisbane, dropping no set. But I like to go with Tsonga here. After enduring a turbulent 2018 due to injury, the Frenchman has begun rediscovering his mojo. While home player, Alex de Minaur will get the support from the crowd, no doubt, that might not be enough to withstand the power of his 33-year-old opponent.
Novak Djokovic to beat Roberto Bautista-Agut at 1.14 on Wakabet, ATP Qatar Open
You wouldn’t pick Bautista-Agut over Djokovic, Novak Djokovic, would you?
Thomas Berdych to beat Marco Cecchinato at 1.28 on Wakabet, ATP Qatar Open
Thomas Berdych is looking good on his return from injury. He’s scored impressive wins so far, notbaly against the dangerous Fernando Verdasco in the second round.
He should have just enough to take down Cecchinato, who’s the less experienced player here.
Ivo Karlovic to beat Steve Darcis at 1.47 on Wakabet, ATP Brisbane International
Karlovic boasts arguably the biggest serve in the sport. You wouldn’t want to be at the receiving end of a serve hit from a towering height of 10ft flying at about 250km/h. For the diminutive Darcis, it could be a very difficult day handling those.
That should be a weapon potent enough to see Karlovic through this. Back the Croat for the win at 1.47 on Wakabet.
Alexander Zverev to beat Matthew Ebden at 1.16 on Wakabet, Hopman Cup
World No 4 Alexander Zverev takes on Australia’s Matthew Ebden in the Hopman Cup. General consensus is a win for Zverev and in truth, it should be.
The German is a far better player and has been great at the Hopman Cup for Germany so far. Should get the win here.