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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Australian Open Men's Final Pick 2013 (January 27th)

The last match of the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament involves who I consider to be the two best players in the World at the moment.

It should be a fascinating match between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, two players who know each other's game inside out and both have a chance of making history. Novak Djokovic will become the first male player to win 3 in a row in Australia if he wins, while Andy Murray can become the first player to win his first 2 Grand Slam titles back to back.

I don't believe fatigue is a real factor in the contest as both players have had some time off since their Semi Final and this isn't the scheduling problem that the US Open encounters over the years when they try and play the Men's Semi Finals on the Saturday and then the Final on the Sunday- clearly that is unfair to the winner of the second Semi Final, especially if they are involved in a long match, but I don't believe that factors in here.

Novak Djokovic win 3-1 v Andy Murray: I think both of these players are capable of winning this tournament, but I liked Novak Djokovic at the start of the tournament and there hasn't been a lot to make me think that won't be the case on Sunday.

Both players will likely have a fair bit of success when the other is serving, but I just believe the Serb is mentally tougher than his opponent and that may end up being the difference between the players.

I can't imagine either being whitewashed and there is probably a higher chance of seeing a deciding set than a 3-0 win for either player in my opinion. However, I just feel Djokovic is going to win the bigger points and come through in this one in four sets and so I'll have a small interest in him to do so.

MY PICK: Novak Djokovic win 3-1 @ 4.33 Boyle Sports (1 Unit)

Australian Open Update: 17-26, - 11.92 Units (78 Units Staked, - 15.3% Yield)


  1. Thats 6 now. 6 titles! And if Nadal is not 100% by the time RG comes around, Nole might have his confidence given another boost if he takes the FO. The steamroll into Wimbly.

    Now cant wait to watch the Davis Cup next weekend. I want Canada and Serbia to win the first round matches. Canada will never have an easier time as they are lucky not to have to face Ferrer and Nadal. Best player is Almagro bur he should never be underestimated.

  2. Agreed with your comments about Novak and his chances going forward, could build a lot of momentum through the season.

    Interesting to see how Nadal does when he makes his return during the week beginning February 11th.

    Davis Cup- the Canada team looks like it will have the edge on the indoor hard court with Raonic and no Ferrer, Nadal, Verdasco in the Spain squad... Tipsarevic is missing for Serbia and their chances rest on whether Djokovic wants to play