Australian Open: Day nine bets

  • Last Updated: January 21 2014, 10:58 GMT

Our Andy Schooler and Sky Sports' tennis pundit Barry Cowan are providing their tips for each day's action at the Australian Open.

Wawrinka: Pushed Djokovic to the limit twice last year in Slams
Wawrinka: Pushed Djokovic to the limit twice last year in Slams

Here are their thoughts ahead of Tuesday's play.

Andy Schooler,

Stanislas Wawrinka to beat Novak Djokovic at 15/2 (Boylesports)

Andy Murray's inability to convert one of four match points in the third set yesterday means it's now one win from eight bets - an appalling return in anyone's book and one that means a big winner is needed in order to wipe out the deficit. So it's time to turn to Wawrinka at a price which is surely too big given what's gone before. Twelve months ago these two played out what many felt was the match of the year, Djokovic eventually prevailing 12-10 in the fifth. It anyone felt it was a fluke, Wawrinka proved otherwise at the US Open where he again took the Serb the distance, this time Djokovic coming from two sets to one down to win. The world number two is one of the toughest nuts to crack, as he showed in those two nailbiting victories, but Wawrinka is hardly without a chance, despite the odds suggesting otherwise.

Other possible bets:

Eugenie Bouchard to beat Ana Ivanovic at 23/10 - looked at in isolation, this looks a decent price. A big underdog against Serena Williams in the last round, the pressure in on Ivanovic, who lost the pair's only previous meeting. However, with Bouchard on my coupon at 66/1 to win this quarter (now effectively this match) I'm fearing the worst.

Barry Cowan, Sky Sports

Djokovic to win 3-0 & Berdych to win 3-1 at 7/1

Li Na to win 2-0 & Bouchard to win 2-1 at 10/1

  • All Barry's selections are with Sky Bet, who are donating all winnings to his chosen charity, the South West London Young Parkinson's Network.

  • Posted at 1805 GMT on 20/01/2014.