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Free tennis tips, best bets and analysis for day seven of the Australian Open, which starts at midnight on Sunday evening UK & Ireland time.

where to watch

Eurosport 1 & 2, from Sunday midnight

Best bets

Taylor Fritz defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas
1pt 7-4 bet365

Simona Halep -5.5 games against Alize Cornet
1pt 4-6 Coral, Ladbrokes

Maxime Cressy winner of a set against Daniil Medvedev
1pt 6-4 bet365

Day Eight Overview

Taylor Fritz vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas

It might be a bold move to go up against two-time Australian Open semi-finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas, but American Taylor Fritz certainly looks too expensive to shock the duo in the fourth round in Melbourne. .

Tsitsipas got through the first three rounds relatively unscathed, but that carries a risk of complacency, when it’s easy to forget he’s still recovering from elbow surgery.

He managed just one win in two matches in the recent ATP Cup for Greece and also lost his only encounter in the ATP World Tour Final against Andrey Rublev before retiring.

And his opponent Fritz may just want more when they face off in the fourth round.

The 24-year-old was torn apart after a hard-fought five-set triumph over Roberto Bautista Agut in the previous round as he scored his first-ever third-round win at a Grand Slam tournament.

He is therefore unlikely to give up without a fight and should capitalize if Tsitsipas is not in top form.

Simona Halep vs Alizé Cornet

The bookmakers are expecting a one-sided affair when 14th seed Simona Halep takes on French talent Alize Cornet in the fourth round of the women’s draw with the Romanian 1-12 up to win.

But there is a way to support Halep, who is yet to drop a set at the Australian Open and has dropped just 12 matches in her first three matches.

In her last two games against Danka Kovinic and Beatriz Haddad Maia, she has won nine and ten games respectively more than her opponents and deserves support for giving Cornet a six game start on the games handicap.

Maxime Cressy vs Daniil Medvedev

Tournament favorite Daniil Medvedev remains the player to beat in the Australian Open men’s draw, but he may not have things his way against emerging star Maxime Cressy.

Cressy’s aggressive approach to serve and volley has become a hallmark of his game and he seemed to have it under control in his 6-2 6-7 6-3 6-2 win over Christopher O’Connell, only making just four double faults en route to victory.

His preparations for the first Grand Slam of the season went pretty well with the American reaching the final of the Melbourne Summer Set, in which he lost to Rafael Nadal, before reaching the quarter-finals of the Sydney International. .

He has represented 22nd seed John Isner before and although Medvedev represents a significant step up in class, he should attack the game and could win at least a set.

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