Tennis Betting Advice - January 2020

Australian Open: 100/1 chance in the quarter finals...

Saturday 25th January 2020

In your Ones to Watch email today:

  • Play starts 1am...
  • Day 7…
  • Heading for week two…

Good evening and welcome to day seven of our Australian Open coverage.

Play starts at 1am. You can watch live on the Eurosport channels, website or app.

Heading for week two...

Our main business is done in the Outright Winner markets. We back outsiders at attractive prices.

A total of 256 men & women started this tournament. We’ve had 10 picks. That accounts for roughly 4% of the field.

Heading into the 4th round, with 32 players left in the Australian Open Singles draws, we have five Ones to Watch still in with chances. That’s 15% of the remaining field.

Our players:


  • Andrey Rublev – top advised price 66/1
  • Dominic Thiem – top advised price 22/1
  • Reilly Opelka - top advised price 500/1
  • Denis Shapovalov - top advised price 50/1


  • Sofia Kenin - top advised price 50/1
  • Anett Kontaveit – top advised price 125/1
  • Iga Swiatek – top advised price 150/1
  • Belinda Bencic – top advised price 50/1
  • Amanda Anisimova - top advised price 40/1
  • Marketa Vondrousova - top advised price 50/1

Rublev and Thiem both won their 3rd round matches last night, each coming through by three sets to one. We’ll look at their next matches and opponents in tomorrow’s email.

The women’s draw is really shaping up. With Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka out of the top half, things have opened up…

Kenin is one of the players that could take advantage. She’s up against 15-year-old star Coco Gauff in the early hours of Sunday morning (3am+). If you want to protect your stakes, then back Gauff to beat Kenin.

In the bottom half, we’re on the 100/1 pursuit…

Quarter Final chance...

Our two long-shot selections, Anett Kontaveit and 18-year-old Iga Swiatek were two of the most impressive performers on Friday.

Kontaveit swept aside Bencic, 6-0, 6-1. Swiatek also won in straight sets, defeating an in-form Donna Vekic, 7-5, 6-3.

Gauff and Swiatek are the only two teenagers left in the draw. Not many people are talking about our Polish player. But I’ve been very impressed with her. She looks mentally and physically strong.

Kontaveit and Swiatek will meet in the 4th round.

That means we will have a 100/1+ shot in the quarter finals.

And at the big prices we go for, that’s an achievement in itself.

As I always say - we can’t control what happens on the court. And there’s certainly no crystal ball. But we can control which players we back - and which prices we take.

Going into week two, we have a handful of picks in decent positions. We have chances.

No match picks from me today. I’m recharging a little, taking stock ready for week two. I’ll be back on Sunday evening.

  • Remember - if you want or need to drop me a line during the tournament, I’m on hand via email. You can message me at:

Enjoy the tennis…

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

Ones to Watch