Reilly Opelka vs Fabio Fognini
The last time they clashed at a Grand Slam was at the US Open with Opelka getting the victory. The hot headed Italian was nursing an ankle injury at the time but appears to be moving freely lately. Fognini had a good win against another tall, big serving American in the shape of John Isner at the ATP Cup and you can expect him to get the win against Opelka this time around. He won their most recent encounter at the Davis Cup in 3 sets.
Pick: To Win 1st set and win Match – Fognini Yes @ 6/4
Johanna Konta vs Ons Jabeur
Konta hasn’t played much tennis lately and prior to the Australian Open she announced her withdrawal from the Fed Cup to protect her dodgy knee.
The head to head is 1-1 with Jabeur winning their most recent encounter in Eastbourne with a convincing 6-3 6-2 victory.
Pick: Match odds, Jabeur – 7/5
Denis Shapovalov vs Marton Fucsovics
First meeting between the pair. Shapovalov had a few good wins at the ATP Cup beating Zverev and Tsitsipas along the way. He pushed Australian Open favourite Djokovic to 3 sets losing out in a tie-break. The young Canadian will come through here in straight sets.
Pick: Set Betting – Shapovalov 3-0 @ 1/1Find a full range of odds from the Aus Open over on paddypower.com