The home favourite has made a great start to the year already making a final in Sydney and impressing at the Hopman Cup. She has yet to drop a set and handling the pressure of playing in her home Slam extremely well. We’re backing her to see off the screeching Queen Maria Sharapova, who will be trying to back up her impressive win over Wozzers. Additionally, on the plus side, the fourth round seems to be Sharapova’s bogey round here in Melbourne.
This is a classic experience versus ambition match right here. The current Wimbledon champion looks in great nick and is fairly priced up as the comfortable second favourite in outright betting. Danielle Collins has had a great tournament so far, taking the scalps of top 20 ranked pair of Julia Goerges and Caroline Garcia but we think Kerber can get the job done relatively quickly here and we’re backing Collins to win no more than 7 games.
Federer has yet to drop a set at this year’s tournament and although the rising Greek sensation will provide his toughest test to date we still feel it will be no match for the slick Swiss maestro. Tsitsipas is a real talent and looks a future Grand Slam champ as seen when Federer needed two tie-breaks to beat him at the Hopman Cup but we see the champion making it through with a bit to spare. Roger to continue his progress in this one without dropping a set is what we fancy @ Evens.
Ashleigh Barty to beat Maria Sharapova @ 8/11
Danielle Collins Total Games Under 7.5 Games @ 4/5
Roger Federer to beat Stefano Tsitsipas 3-0 @ Evens