This is the first time these two have met. The all-out power game of the Italian proved too much for an in-form Andrey Rublev in the last round, where he ran out a convincing 3-0 winner. Both have had an easy enough draw so far, although it took Monfils five sets to get past one of the next generation stars, Denis Shapovalov in his third round.
At the prices, Berrettini is definitely worth a bet.
Selection: Matteo Berrettini to win @ 13/8
Mertens hasn’t lost more than three games in a set so far, which is ridiculously impressive for a Grand Slam, no matter what your draw is.
Andreescu struggled in her last round dropping a set to the unseeded American Taylor Townsend, and while the Canadian is massively talented, I feel with the form that Mertens is in, she has as good a chance as any to make it through to her first Grand Slam semi-final.
Selection: Mertens to win @ 6/4
Rafa is now the 1/3 favourite to win this tournament outright, now that Federer and Djokovic are out. He’ll surely never get a better chance to rack up his 19th Grand Slam win and get closer to breaking Federer’s record of 20.
However, this will only heap more pressure on the Spaniard. The last time he played Schwartzman in a Slam was at Roland Garros last year, when the Argentinian nearly caused a massive upset on the clay.
Diego is in crazy good form, beating Zverev from a set down in the fourth round, two days ago – but doesn’t have enough to beat Nadal.
He could squeeze out a set though and that looks the play in the set-betting market.
Selection: Nadal to win 3-1 in the set betting @ 13/5.
*Prices correct at time of publishing and the treble pays 23/1 at these odds