With some even matches today, betting lines will tighten on unseeded matches. These look to be four of the most exciting matches of the day three.
Philipp Kohlschreiber (6/4) vs. Bernard Tomic (11/17)
Will this be the year, Bernard Tomic takes the chip off his shoulder and plays consistent, serious tennis in front an enthusiastic home crowd? The talented Aussie is off to a 4-2 start coming to Melbourne and played well on opening day. But, German Phillip Kohlschreiber is no stranger to the role of underdog or upset winner. The German has beaten better players than Tomic in his 13-year professional career. He has a knack for rising to the occasion. Despite an overly zealous crowd, look for Kohlschreiber to disappoint the Aussie audience again on Tuesday. This shapes up for a four or five set win for the German.
Kevin Anderson ( 1/3) vs. Ricardas Berankis (11/4)
14th seed Kevin Anderson held on in four sets against Argentinian Diego Schwartzman. Anderson lives and dies by his booming serve and has more racquet savvy than other big servers on the tour but has a poor record in five set matches. The former US collegiate star should advance but Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania gutted out a first round five set win to build confidence and momentum. We look for a solid Anderson win, especially if he stars fast. Berankis covers the court but will be pressed to manage his return game. Anderson moves on.
Klara Koukalova (3) vs. Julia Goerges (3/10)
In what could be a big day for Germany, one of the leaders of Germany’s talented women’s corps, Julia Goerges, will attempt to hold off erstwhile 32-year old Czech challenger Klara Koukalova, who triumphed in the first round at Melbourne for the third time in 9 years. Klara may feel like she is at a bridge too far against the powerful German. But, Goerges has never really lived up to her full potential and unlike most 3/10 favorites can lose to anyone on any given night. However, Julia’s impressive 6-2, 6-1 win over 32nd seed Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic bodes well for advancing to the third round for the first time in Melbourne. Look for imposing Julia to lead a powerful German contingent into the next round.
Lucie Hradecka (19/20) vs. Polona Hercog (1)
Czech Lucie Hradecka kicked off a day of upsets on day one by knocking off former world number one and resurgent crowd favorite Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic, the fifth seed. The three set triumph was as much an Ivanovic meltdown as it was an Hradecka comeback win (1-6, 6-3, 6-2). Oddsmakers see this one as close, almost a pick. Polona Hercog held on to oust China’s Qiang Wang in three sets (3-6, 6-3, 6-2). In this one, we give Hradecka a bigger edge than the bookmakers. Experience counts and the Czech has reached the second round here three times in succession. Add a little momentum from her resounding upset and the path is clear for a third round appearance.
Munna Bhai any tips for today ? I already back Raonic , D.ferr and Victoria Azarenka !!! Any other ?? what about Gael Monfils ??
Monfils is good and my favourite too.
Date Month Start Possible Winner P1 P2 Score 1st set win
21/01/2015 Jan 00:00 Tomas Berdych Tomas Berdych Jurgen Melzer 3-0 Tomas Berdych
21/01/2015 Jan 01:00 Andy Murray Andy Murray Marinko Matosevic 3-0 Andy Murray
21/01/2015 Jan 01:00 David Goffin David Goffin Marcos Baghdatis David Goffin
21/01/2015 Jan 01:00 Richard Gasquet James Duckworth Richard Gasquet 3-0 Richard Gasquet
21/01/2015 Jan 01:00 Martin Klizan JoAo Sousa Martin Klizan Martin Klizan
21/01/2015 Jan 01:00 Kevin Anderson Kevin Anderson Ricardas Berankis 3-0/3-1 Kevin Anderson
21/01/2015 Jan 01:00 Leonardo Mayer Viktor Troicki Leonardo Mayer Viktor Troicki
21/01/2015 Jan 02:00 Grigor Dimitrov Lukas Lacko Grigor Dimitrov 3-0 Grigor Dimitrov
21/01/2015 Jan 02:00 Roger Federer Simone Bolelli Roger Federer 3-0/3-1
21/01/2015 Jan 03:00 Edouard Roger Vasselin Edouard Roger Vasselin Malek Jaziri 3-1 Edouard Roger Vasselin
21/01/2015 Jan 03:00 Lukas Rosol Lukas Rosol Dudi Sela 3-1 Lukas Rosol
21/01/2015 Jan 03:30 Jeremy Chardy Jeremy Chardy Andreas Seppi 3-1/1-3
21/01/2015 Jan 06:00 Nick Kyrgios Nick Kyrgios Ivo Karlovic
21/01/2015 Jan 07:00 Samuel Groth Samuel Groth Thanasi Kokkinakis 3-1/3-2
21/01/2015 Jan 08:00 Rafael Nadal Tim Smyczek Rafael Nadal 0-3
21/01/2015 Jan 09:00 Philipp Kohlschreiber Philipp Kohlschreiber Bernard Tomic 3-1
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 Lleyton Hewitt Benjamin Becker Lleyton Hewitt
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 David Ferrer David Ferrer Sergiy Stakhovsky
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 Milos Raonic Donald Young Milos Raonic
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 Feliciano Lopez Feliciano Lopez Adrian Mannarino
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 Roberto Bautista Agut Gilles Muller Roberto Bautista Agut
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 Fernando Verdasco Go Soeda Fernando Verdasco
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 Guillermo Garcia Lopez Guillermo Garcia Lopez Alejandro Gonzalez Guillermo Garcia Lopez
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 Kei Nishikori Ivan Dodig Kei Nishikori Kei Nishikori
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 Jarkko Nieminen Jarkko Nieminen Matthias Bachinger
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 John Isner John Isner Andreas Haider Maurer
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 Gilles Simon Marcel Granollers Gilles Simon
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Andrey Kuznetsov 3-0 Novak Djokovic
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 Santiago Giraldo Santiago Giraldo Steve Johnson
21/01/2015 Jan 23:00 Stanislas Wawrinka Stanislas Wawrinka Marius Copil