Monday Australian Open Best Bets, Picks & Match Previews

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  • The Australian Open continues first round play on Monday.
  • Action Network's tennis experts break down the odds and provide their picks.
  • Read on for the best bets to make on Monday's slate of tennis.

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The first day of tennis at the Australian Open delivered the goods, and we're right back at it with another day of Australian Open best bets.

Action Network's team of tennis experts broke down their favorite picks with full match previews on a number of contests across the men's and women's tours.

Read on to see how we're betting Monday's slate of tennis at the Australian Open.

Matches are listed in chronological order. Match times are subject to change and many will be played after the projected start time. Read here for advice on watching the Australian Open.

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Monday Australian Open Best Bets

Andrey Rublev vs. Dominic Thiem

7 p.m. ET

One of the biggest matches of the day comes at the beginning, as Andrey Rublev takes on former Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem.

Luke Holmberg breaks down the match and provides an analysis that bodes well for tennis fans.

Karolina Pliskova vs. Xiyu Wang

7 p.m. ET

Karolina Pliskova is a former Slam finalist and a dangerous player when in form, but David Gertler believes Xiyu Wang poses her some difficulties.

Read on to see why he's backing the underdog to keep things close.

Grigor Dimitrov vs. Aslan Karatsev

7 p.m. ET

A clash of styles will take place between the aggressive Aslan Karatsev and the crafty Grigor Dimitrov.

See why Kenny Ducey is targeting the underdog to pull off a big surprise.

Laslo Djere vs. Zizou Bergs

7 p.m. ET

Zizou Bergs hasn't yet established himself on the Tour yet, and Jon Reid isn't sure the Belgian is getting enough respect.

Read on for his projection in Bergs' matchup against the steady Laslo Djere.

Ben Shelton vs. Zhizhen Zhang

9 p.m. ET

American Ben Shelton takes on Zhizhen Zhang in a big opportunity for both players.

Will he be able to secure a straightforward victory? Holmberg breaks the match down.

Matteo Berrettini vs. Andy Murray

10 p.m. ET

These two were teammates just months ago at the Laver Cup, and they will now compete for a spot in the second round at the Australian Open.

Does Andy Murray have what it takes to push Matteo Berrettini? See what Ducey thinks.

John Isner vs. Adrian Mannarino

11:30 p.m. ET

Everyone knows the big-serving John Isner, but is he capable of defeating French veteran Adrian Mannarino.

Reid discusses why the matchup could be a poor one for him.

Lucia Bronzetti vs. Laura Siegemund

12:30 a.m. ET

It's not the most exciting matchup on paper, but Gertler is seeing things he likes in the odds of this matchup.

He breaks down the late-night battle.

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