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Yeah, as unexpected as Pouille I'd say. Still, I can hardly complain. Edit: Kei has just broken back, so perhaps there's still a chance.

Naomi Osaka to beat Elina Svitolina at 1.73 with Paddy Power

Svitolina should've been long gone now and I fancy Osaka to set the record straight. Svitolina has been having all sorts of problems in her matches and her comebacks were successful only because her opponents weren't able to compete mentally, which Osaka will be.

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Naomi Osaka to beat (-1.5 sets) Elina Svitolina at 2.75 with Unibet

Naomi has played three unconvincing three set matches but I think she'll beat Elina in two as she did 2016 when they met in Aussie open. Judging by the way Elina has been playing I think this goes easier for Naomi than what might be expected so I wouldn't rule out a straight sets win for Naomi.

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I was watching Svitolina vs Keys match, but didnt have a chance to see Osaka vs Sevastova. (only 2-3 games in the end)

In my opinion Sevastova and Svitolina are very similar players, just one is like Porsche, one is like Alfa Romeo, if you know what i mean. If Sevastova gave Osaka run for her money, i think Svitolina can do it even better.

I will back up Svitolina.

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Petra Kvitova to beat Ashleigh Barty at 1.60 with 888

I was not sure what could happen in her match against Anisimova but finally she destroyed her. Now she has to face a player with a very different style but Petra leads the h2h 3-0. Barty is playing well but she suffered a lot against Sharapova who was absolutely bad with her serve (I don’t expect that from Petra).

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Petra Kvitova to win AO at 4.50 with bet365

Petra plays against Barty tomorrow and if she wins she will face Collins or Pavlyuchenkova in the semifinal. If she reaches the final she will find there Serena (the h2h is 5-2 for Serena but Petra won against her in their last match in Cincinatti in 2018), Pliskova (Petra leads the h2h 3-1), Svitolina (Petra leads the h2h 7-2) or Osaka (no matches between them). Petra is playing her best tennis, she won in Sydney (beating Barty in the final) and now has won all her matches here in straight sets. 

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5 hours ago, MrCrossover said:

I was watching Svitolina vs Keys match, but didnt have a chance to see Osaka vs Sevastova. (only 2-3 games in the end)

In my opinion Sevastova and Svitolina are very similar players, just one is like Porsche, one is like Alfa Romeo, if you know what i mean. If Sevastova gave Osaka run for her money, i think Svitolina can do it even better.

I will back up Svitolina.

I would be very careful about backing Elina here, she's doing lots of stupid errors and her serve is like an error machine. Madison Keys should have broken her in third set with her 10+ chances to break but when she failed she fell apart mentally. I don't think Naomi will do the same and Naomi is due a straight sets win after playing those three set matches.

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Frances Tiafoe to beat (+8.5) Rafa Nadal at 1.86 with Unibet

Frances should have decent chances of covering this line. Rafa hasn't been tested so far and Frances can probably put up some resistance. First meeting between them to and Rafa will have to get some feeling about the way Frances is playing and it could lead to Rafa not having it so easy out there.

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On 1/20/2019 at 4:07 PM, Simeon Borisof said:

Will Tsitsipas be able to repeat his performane from today against Agut?  I think he will. He looked rock solid both physically and mentaly. It is true that this day off will give some time for Agut to recover but he spent so much time on court and thats a great moment for The Greek to come on top. 1.72 with bet365

:hope

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Saying Nadal will not have easy time today, needing time to adjust to Tiafore game style because he has never faced him, leaves the feeling that Tiafore has already met Nadal and will have a ongoing strategy here... He made bunch  of unforced errors against Dimitrov and i think Nadal wont need that much to punish him -8.5 games @ 1.90 with bet365

Edited by Simeon Borisof

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Watching Nadal and he looks unstoppable. The only player who can hurt him is Djokovic and maybe Raonic if he serves in the 100% of his capacity (i think he's gonna win against Pouille 3-0 or 3-1). Petra destroyed Barty (i expected Barty to played better but she was nervous) and now she will have "in theory" an easy match against Collins. I think Serena will win against Pliskova and i don't know what to expect about Svitolina-Osaka. I said at the start of the season that my thoughts were that this will be an amazing year for Svitolina but i got the feelings that Osaka is gonna win this (but i wouldn't be surprised if Svitolina wins).

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6 hours ago, Simeon Borisof said:

Saying Nadal will not have easy time today, needing time to adjust to Tiafore game style because he has never faced him, leaves the feeling that Tiafore has already met Nadal and will have a ongoing strategy here... He made bunch  of unforced errors against Dimitrov and i think Nadal wont need that much to punish him -8.5 games @ 1.90 with bet365

:hope

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Rafael Nadal (-6,5 Games) to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas at 2.00 with 888

Nadal started here with a bad match against Duckworth but since then he has played better and better in every round. He has not dropped any set and he has covered this line in all his matches. He has improved his serve and only Duckworth has break him in his first match here (his only bad match in this tournament). Tsitsipas is one of the biggest surprises here but I think that he still doesn’t have enough weapons to hurt the actual version of Nadal.

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Djokovic (-7,5 games) to beat Nishikori at 2.10 with bet365

Nishikori can't have much energy left in his body after that gruelling 5-hour marathon match against PCB. Nishikori had to play couple long matches before that too (against Majchrzak and Karlovic), and I believe that will show in this match. Great odds on Djoker here IMO.

Edited by Judeksi

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Milos Raonic to beat (-2.5 sets) Lucas Pouille at 2.12 with Unibet

I feel like there's gonna be three favourites winning in the last two quarterfinals and the semifinal between Rafa Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas. I honestly can't see how Lucas can grab a set off of Milos with the way Milos has been playing compared to Lucas himself. And the head-to-head between Lucas and Milos reads 3-0 Milos with only straight sets wins and one of them in Aussie open 2016. Milos has never had any troubles breaking down Lucas and I'd be mighty surprised if he could make this match last longer than three sets. A tie-break could be possible ofcourse but there I'd have Milos as 70 to 30 to win it. Milos is really playing some good tennis right now and is extremely hard to break down or to just get a break on his serve is a heavy task.

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