Saturday Australian Open Odds, Picks, Analysis: Tennis Experts Round Up Best Bets For Round 4 (January 21)
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Another day, yet another batch of dramatic matches that unfolded at the Australian Open, and things are only set to get better on Saturday in Melbourne.
Americans J.J. Wolf and Ben Shelton booked their spots in the fourth round while Novak Djokovic dispelled ideas that his hamstring injury was overwhelming with a quality performance.
Two more Americans will take the court on Saturday – Coco Gauff and Sebastian Korda – and our experts break down their matches and more.
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.
Saturday Australian Open Odds, Picks, Analysis
8:30 p.m. ET
Not only will this matchup pit two of the biggest Australian Open contenders against each other, but it will also feature the last two Slam champions.
Elena Rybakina triumphed at Wimbledon while Iga Swiatek took home the US Open. David Gertler is forecasting an excellent battle in this match.
9 p.m. ET
The second-highest ranked American left in either field – Coco Gauff – is still hunting her first Grand Slam title.
Perhaps the word still feels odd as she’s just 18-years old, but that’s how good of a career she has already had. Gertler breaks down her match with Jelena Ostapenko.
9:30 p.m. ET
Sebi Korda put together one of the performances of the tournament thus far when he beat Daniil Medvedev in the third round.
Now, he has another player with pedigree in Hubert Hurkacz. Kenny Ducey evaluates the sure to be big-hitting contest.
1 a.m. ET
Now to the highest ranked American remaining, Jessica Pegula. She faces former Slam champion Barbora Krejcikova.
Jon Reid evaluates the matchup and delivers his best bet.
3 a.m. ET
The match of the day kicks off the night session at Rod Laver Arena, and boy is it a good one.
Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on Jannik Sinner in a rematch of the quarterfinal he surprisingly dominated last year.
5 a.m. ET
The final match of the evening comes between former Australian Open champion and Cinderella story Lin Zhu.
Reid isn’t expecting that story to continue into the second week of the tournament.