Australian Open: Day 10 bets

  • Last Updated: January 23 2013, 8:44 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.

Federer: Taken to win in straight sets by both Andy and Barry
Federer: Taken to win in straight sets by both Andy and Barry

Here are their thoughts on Wednesday's play.

Andy Schooler,

Roger Federer to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-0 at 5/4 (Boylesports).

Federer has looked in tip-top form so far and has yet to drop a set in Melbourne. He dismissed the in-form Bernard Tomic with ease and likewise dispatched Milos Raonic in straights. It's easy to see Tsonga going the same way. Yes, Tsonga does have the game to trouble Federer but recent form suggests it's not particularly likely. He lost 15 of 16 matches against top-10 opposition last season and appears to have gone backwards since beating Federer at Wimbledon back in 2011. Federer has won six of the pair's 11 meetings in straight sets (it's eight wins for the Swiss in total) which makes his odds seem slightly overpriced. After three wins from the last four bets, this is the one for me on Wednesday.

Barry Cowan, Sky Sports

Azarenka & Williams both to win 2-0 at 4/7

Murray & Federer both to win 3-0 at 19/10

Barry is now just doing two bets a day with a double stake of £50 on each, so he won another £100 for his 2/1 winner on Tuesday by predicting by Li Na and Maria Sharapova would win.

He also came very close to landing a 12/1 double with Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer to win 3-1, the Spaniard letting him down with a 3-2 victory.

Barry said: "I'd love to go for some more big prices but I simply cannot look past all four favourites progressing comfortably in the second set of quarter-finals."

Overall Barry has now won £882.33 for Cancer Research UK and is operating at a remarkable profit level of £488.33 for the tournament so far.

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

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