2020 Australian Open ATP Day 9 Betting Picks & Odds: Will Djokovic, Federer Confirm Semifinal Clash?

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Jan 27, 2020, 11:40 AM EST

Tuesday features two of the four ATP quarterfinal matchups. Still, since the tournament is played in Australia, the slate kicks off at 10:30 p.m. E.T. on Monday evening in North America — so you’ll need to get your bets in early.

Let’s examine both of today’s matches, which includes Roger Federer vs. Tennys Sandgren, and Novak Djokovic against Milos Raonic. 

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Roger Federer (-944) vs. Tennys Sandgren | O/U: 32

  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Rod Laver Arena
  • H2H: First Meeting

Sandgren makes his second quarterfinal appearance in Melbourne in the past three years, on the back of a fourth-round showing at Wimbledon and third-round appearance at the US Open – essentially giving the American his three best-ever Slam results in a row.

He continues to outplay his underlying metrics, especially in major events, and certainly shouldn’t be as of big of an underdog as the projection above would suggest.

Tennys has served exceptionally well in this tournament, while also boosting his return metrics – and he has, on paper, played about as competently as Federer has during the fortnight:

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