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Wednesday Australian Open Best Bets & Analysis: Expert Tennis Predictions

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  • Looking for the best bets to make on Wednesday at the Australian Open?
  • Read on for the Action Network's tennis experts' best bets.
  • They break down numerous matches in the men's and women's draws below.

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Tuesday proved to be a wild day at the Australian Open, and Wednesday is shaping up to be another action-packed day of play.

Rafael Nadal lost to Mackenzie McDonald and was dealing with a hip injury as the third set began, while Coco Gauff defeated former US Open champion Emma Raducanu later in the evening.

Read on for expert tennis predictions before more second round matches get going.

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 tips on watching the Australian Open.

Wednesday Australian Open Best Bets

Aryna Sabalenka vs. Shelby Rogers

7 p.m. ET

Aryna Sabalenka has been in dominant form to start the year, and David Gertler doesn’t believe Shelby Rogers will change that.

Read on to see how he’s backing the Belarusian to kick off the action.

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs. Taylor Townsend

7 p.m. ET

Taylor Townsend ripped through Diane Parry in her opening round match, but she has a tougher test in the form of Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova.

Jon Reid looks at the spread and explains why Alexandrova should thrive.

Veronika Kudermetova vs. Katie Volynets

7 p.m. ET

Elsewhere in Melbourne Park, Veronika Kudermetova will be battling with Katie Volynets for a spot in the third round.

Again, Gertler details why the favorite should have absolutely no issue.

Casper Ruud vs. Jenson Brooksby

8:30 p.m. ET

Casper Ruud reached the final at the US Open and French Open last year, but could he be facing an early exit here in a match against American Jenson Brooksby?

Kenny Ducey discusses why the feisty American could give Ruud trouble.

JJ Wolf vs. Diego Schwartzman

9 p.m. ET

It hasn’t been a kind period for Diego Schwartzman, who is now an underdog against JJ Wolf.

Battling a leg problem and a lack of form, Ducey is pouncing on this spot for the favorite.

Ben Shelton vs. Nicolas Jarry

9 p.m. ET

In a match that presents both players with a big chance to advance to the third round, Ben Shelton takes on Nicolas Jarry.

There won’t be too many long points in this match, but Reid is comfortable taking a side on the moneyline.

Taylor Fritz vs. Alexei Popyrin

11 p.m. ET

The highest ranked American man will have to take on an Aussie in the second round.

Luke Holmberg is concerned that the lively underdog could find a bit of magic at home.

Novak Djokovic vs. Enzo Couacaud

3 a.m. ET

Rounding out the Wednesday action is the best player in the past decade down under.

Novak Djokovic shouldn’t have any trouble with Enzo Couacaud, and Holmberg is backing him to dominate.

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