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1 pointDominic Thiem (-3.5 game handicap) to beat Gael Monfils at 1.60 with SportingBet Monfils has not really played anyone of substance yet this in this tournament but tomorrow he will face a stern match up against Dominic Thiem. Thiem owns a 8-1 H2H record against Monfils, with a fair amount of those matches on hard courts. As we saw last year at Indian Wells and the ATP finals, Thiem's hard court game has come a long way since he burst onto the scene and he has the tools, belief and strategic nous to beat Monfils.
1 pointMuruguza ML to beat Bertens @1.70 with Pinnacle Bertens has played well to beat Diyas but now Muruguza is a class better than her previous opponent. Muruguza is recovering her form and confident as a former 2-Slam winner, a "big stage" player who can keep her calm and composure. She is playing better as the AO progress showing no sign of virus illness at the moment, therefore I find 1.70 - though the odd has already dropped a little - is a great value for her to dispose Bertens and rightfully be in the final 8 of the AO.
1 pointNick Kyrgios (+2.5 sets) to beat Rafael Nadal at 1.75 with Pinnacle Yeah, ok, apparently I'm not going to give up. Honestly, I think that Kyrgios really wanted to get this match from the very start of the tournament and his wishes are going to be granted now. Prime time, against an opponent he loves to hate and that has beaten him in straight sets only twice in seven encounters. Last year, they split matches evenly and the truth of the matter is that Nadal has been getting cakewalk opponents so far, no serve and power to be found anywhere, all pretty much clay court guys that he was able to just slowly outplay. Kyrgios is going to bring some easy holds and tough returns into play and Nadal was hardly great during the ATP Cup, so the fact that he's managed to crush lesser opposition since then doesn't really convince me on any level.