MyBookie is back with ATP 2022 Australian Open daily update. As always, we will look at the most recent events on the Melbourne tennis courts and check which tennis players lived up to the expectations, who fell flat, and who made it one step closer to the coveted trophy.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2022 Australian Open results, providing you with all the information you’ll need to place intelligent bets with the Australian Open Betting Odds.
2022 Australian Open Betting News and Updates | January 21st Edition
Nadal Eases Past Khachanov
The 20-time Grand Slam winner, Rafael Nadal, produced a sensational performance on Friday, January 21, when he edged past the Russian 28th-seed, Karen Khachanov, with 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, to move into the fourth round.
Once again, the Spaniard proved that the injures he was dealing with in 2021 were issues of the past, as he continues to show superb form as he takes one step closer to the 2022 Australian Open title.
Nadal entered the match off the back of a phenomenal start to the tournament, having beaten Marcos Giron and Yannick Hanfmann in the opening two rounds. And he looked just as dominant on Friday when he took down the Russian while dropping only one set.
Although Khachanov showed some life in the third set – where he looked like a completely different player – he could not close out the deal in the fourth. The Spaniard shifted into the higher gear in the final set and sealed the deal, dropping only one point en route to a 6-1 win in what was otherwise a superb display of performance.
Rafael Nadal is now set to advance into R4 for the sixth consecutive time. Last year he reached QF, as he did a year prior, in 2020.
Meanwhile, Khachanov ended his 2022 Australian Open campaign in R3, matching his career-best finish from 2020 and 2019. Last year, he got eliminated by Nick Kyrigos, who then lost to Rafael Nadal in R4.
Zverev Takes Down Albot
The Olympic tennis champion blasted into the Australian Open last 16 on Friday, with a convincing performance against world no.124, Radu Albot, who he beat with 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in 1hr 57 min. Although a strong performance from Alexander Zverev, the outcome was hardly shocking.
The German tennis star has been in phenomenal form so far this tournament, having picked up three straightforward wins, and is now only one step away from booking a quarter-finals bout with the 20-time Grand Slam champions, Rafael Nadal.
The world no.3 has already made it past Daniel Altmaier (7-6, 6-1, 7-6), John Millman (6-4, 6-4, 6-0), and has now added another clean sweep victory against Albot with 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. With that, Zverev’s record from his last ten outings shows eight wins and only two losses – against Medvedev in Turin and Auger-Aliassime in the ATP Cup two weeks back.
By making it into the fourth round of the Australian Open, Zverev looks set to make another deep run in Melbourne, where he reached the semi-finals in 2020 and QF in 2021. However, he still needs to make it past his R4 opponent, world no. 14, Denis Shapovalov.
Shapovalov and Zverev will clash on Sunday, January 23, at 11:00 local time (AEDT), for the first time since February 2021, when Zverev won 2-1 in the ATP Cup.
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