Australian Open: Day three bets

  • Last Updated: January 15 2013, 17:21 GMT

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

Gimeno-Traver: Can cause Almagro problems

Here are their thoughts on Wednesday's action in Melbourne.

Andy Schooler, sportinglife.com

More than 32.5 games in Nicolas Almagro v Daniel Gimeno-Traver at 4/5 (Paddy Power).

Gimeno-Traver is a player who has always caused his fellow Spaniard problems - he's won at least a set in four of their five meetings to date and won their only clash on a hardcourt. Both men have decent serves, making a tie-break more than possible, so going big on games looks the way to go here. With the underdog more than capable of grabbing a set - Almagro needed five against unheralded American Steve Johnson on Monday - over 32.5 looks a sound bet.

Barry Cowan, Sky Sports

Sharapova to win the first set v Doi 6-0 at 6/1

Djokovic to beat Harrison 3-1 & Stepanek to beat Lopez at 12/1

Watson to beat Pervak & Robson to beat Kvitova at 9/2

Radwanska, Li, Sharapova, S Williams, Kerber & Azarenka to lose fewer than 30 games combined in the second round at 4/5

Davydenko to beat Federer at 8/1

Barry enjoyed another winner on Tuesday with a six-fold 11/4 acca in the men's singles coming in - on the back of his 11/2 winner on day one. He has now raised £193.75 for Cancer Research UK and boasts a +£43.75 profit record from his opening eight bets.

Barry has some second-round bets, stretching over both Wednesday and Thursday, listed above.

He says: "Young Ryan Harrison, who gave Andy Murray a scare here last year, has the ability to snatch a set off Novak Djokovic, while Stepanek should not be odds-against v Lopez, whom he boasts a 7-2 head-to-head record over.

"I was over in Doha watching Davydenko and he looks in top form, cruising past David Ferrer en route to the final, which is obviously no mean feat. 8/1 looks a big price and, if Federer is off his game at all, then the Russian has a real chance of causing an upset."

  • All Barry's selections are with Sky Bet, who are donating all winnings to his chosen charity, Cancer Research.