Australian Open: Day 12 bets

  • Last Updated: January 24 2013, 23:00 GMT

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

Just two of the last 10 Murray-Federer clashes have featured a tie-break
Just two of the last 10 Murray-Federer clashes have featured a tie-break

Here are their thoughts on Friday's play.

Barry Cowan, Sky Sports

Barry has a double rolling onto Andy Murray after Novak Djokovic won in straight sets.

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

Andy Schooler, sportinglife.com

No tie-break in Andy Murray v Roger Federer at 7/4 (Sky Bet, bet365)

I can't help but feel this is overpriced. Yes, both men are serving well, but their return games have also been impressive. History also suggests that this match won't be dominated by serve. Only two of their last 10 meetings have featured a tie-break, while overall it's six of 19. Playing at night will mean slightly slower conditions, favouring the receiver, so I'm more than prepared to side with the stats which suggest the 7/4 price is simply wrong.