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Monday Australian Open Betting Picks, Predictions: How We’re Playing the Day 2 Matchups

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After the Australian Open kicked off in emphatic fashion on Sunday, we’re back to provide our tennis analysts’ best bets for the second day of action, including both men’s and women’s matches.

Read on for betting analysis of six matches across the tour, including a couple of upset possibilities to watch out for.

Norbert Gombos vs. Timofey Skatov

7 p.m. ET projected start time

Avery Zimmerman takes a look at the all-qualifier matchup and discusses why the Kazakh has the ability to pull off an upset.

Reliant on excellent ball-striking from the baseline and a newfound confidence in his game, Skatov will ask a lot of questions of the veteran Gombos.

Caroline Garcia vs. Hailey Baptiste

9 p.m. ET projected start time

David Gertler evaluates why one of the most exciting American prospects in the sport, Hailey Baptiste, has the potential to go toe-to-toe with Caroline Garcia.

Gerter considers the former to be the in-form player while the latter Garcia to be heading into this match without the same momentum.

Andy Murray vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili

11 p.m. ET projected start time

Kenny Ducey likes the value that you can get on the underdog in this position despite Murray’s recent success at the Sydney International.

The duo met at Wimbledon last year with Murray ousting Basilashvili in four sets, but Ducey sees the Georgian putting up a better fight this time around.

Arthur Rinderknech vs. Alexei Popyrin

11:30 p.m. ET projected start time

One of the most raucous crowds of the first round is bound to be present for home favorite Alexei Popyrin, but Ducey doesn’t think it’s going to be enough for him to generate a victory.

He looks at why the in-form Rinderknech poses a tough task for the Aussie.

Aryna Sabalenka vs. Storm Sanders

3 a.m. ET projected start time

A story to monitor in this tournament is going to be the success of Sabalenka, who is dealing with the service yips.

Gertler sees value in taking advantage of the situation right from the jump of the tournament.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Mikael Ymer

3:15 a.m. ET projected start time

If you’re going to be up early in the morning, this could be the match for you.

Zimmerman isn’t certain that the fourth-ranked player in the world will come into this match firing, prompting him to make a tactical play on Ymer, who is looking to change the trend of his history against Tsitsipas.

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