These two are some of the best servers in the game, finishing 10th and 17th in the overall server rating according to the official ATP website. This combined with a very fast court in Melbourne should lead to easy holds. There is value at 15/8 on the first setting going the distance when you consider both players are bang smack average returners. Luckily for Querrey, looks shouldn’t play a part in this one as Andy Murray’s future stepdad has the American over shadowed in that department emphatically.
For all his talent Fognini has the mental fortitude of an orange and can never get out of his own way. However here he is playing Zeballos who has won only five games on this surface in the previous 12 months. Fognini has also had a better warm up schedule and should stroll to a fairly easy victory.
Assuming the Australian born Hungarian and British no 1’s injury scare was only precautionary as expected, she should have too much for Brengle here, who’s playing her least successful surface. If Konta has any aspirations of winning big titles she has to be able to get through matches like this with relative ease.
I’m going to be frank here; the pick has nothing to do with Dodin. Bouchard has, including exhibitions like the Hopman cup, lost 9 of her last 10 matches. Bouchard has been nothing short of utter shite. Dodin isn’t exactly lighting the world on fire either but value is with her here.