De Minaur vs Berdych
1st round in Australian Open and a match between Alex De Minaur and Tomas Berdych.
Well, maybe the most expected match by the Australians, even more than Federer-Bedene. Alex De Minaur's results are unexpectedly good after he reached the SF in Brisbane and the final in Sydney. Now a lot of people expect him to progress in Melbourne, although his first job will be really tough- the Czech Tomas Berdych. We are so used to see Berdych in top 10 in the ranking and always part of QFs or SFs in GS tournaments. Now he's 20th in ATP rankings and his previous results from 2017 in GS tournaments are under the expectations-2nd round in US Open and French Open, 3rd round in Melbourne and his biggest achievement for the last season-SF in Wimbledon.
Alex progressed maybe almost 100 positions after the tours in Brisbane and Sydney and he's close to enter in top 100 and he's only 18 years old, but plays like an experienced player. The biggest question is if he will keep this amazing form after January when he starts playing in Europe or in the USA. But let's still talk about Australian Open. He's rising, while Berdych- only one official match in Doha and a loss by Struff. No matches in Australia, while De Minaur has 9 matches at home.
I don't want to risk too much here, so that I will follow my gut- De Minaur +4.5 games. This is the top offer in Pinnacle, bet 365,Marathonbet.. De Minaur has played only 2 tie-breaks in 9 matches, so breaks are normal part of his matches, usually in his favour. I'm sure he will win at least one set by break/s, which will help a lot this pick.
De Minaur vs Berdych prediction
|De Minaur +4.5 Games||Pinnacle||2.09||10||10-21 LOST (-10 units)|