Millman vs Simon
Quarter final match from Sydney between Millman (#38) and Simon (#31)
So this should be a very even encounter between two players who are similar at the moment. Millman is 3/1 so far this year after fairly big wins vs Sandgren, Tiafoe and Fucsovics. He's been great in Sydney so far and this is the first time he's ever reached the quarters here in his fifth attempt. He's been given an opponent he definitely can beat to reach the semis, he's quite a predictable player who chokes against the top tier regulars but when he can play someone who isn't one of the best then he can also put up a fight.
Simon is 3/1 this year so far but only has 1 match played on Australian soil and that was his 2-1 win vs Querrey. That was a rollercoaster of a match and one that Querrey could've just as easily won had the margins been on his side. Querrey was broken four times in total, Simon three and he will now face a Millman who is well adapted to the surface and will challenge him more than I believe Querrey could.
Over 21.5 is my call for this even encounter
Millman vs Simon prediction
|Over 21.5||Pinnacle||1.76||9||1-2 WON (+6.84 units)|