Updated: Jan 4, 2022
2022 is here, and the ATP Tour wastes no time getting started.
Written by Tyler Liddick
ATP Melbourne: Andreas Seppi vs Alex Molcan. Andreas Seppi (+125) Who better than the guy I've been riding the past 2 nights. Andreas Seppi an underdog again on Tuesday night (technically Wednesday in Australia, but we’re betting in America today) at 11:15pm eastern time. There's an old gambling saying “Never take a winner down” and that's what we're going to do here. Seppi hasn’t dropped a set yet in 2 matches in 2022, what better to start a year than making it a clean 6-0. At 37 years old that is Seppi’s favorite way to play at this point. I especially like Adreas Seppi to win the first set, as Molcan is yet to record a match in 2022, after ending 2021 beating up on some lower ranked opponents. Seppi to win the match (+125) Seppi to win the first set (+120)
ATP Melbourne: While we’re in one of the most beautiful cities on earth, let's focus on some countrymen. A matchup of two Australian players, Christopher O’connell and Jordan Thompson. O’connell doesn’t like to make things easy on himself, as his last 8 matches on the ATP circuit have gone over the total, at the same time he has lost the first set in seven of his last 8 matches. Putting this puzzle together, I like the over 22.5 games (-130), and Jordan Thompson to win the first set (-120). Numbers never lie!
PARLAY: I have to put together a parlay for Ticket Tuesday, and mainly because i don’t like to pay juice over -150. Yeah I know, you don’t pay for juice when you win. You also don’t win long term, paying for the juice. I have a play I like, and if you know me and have talked tennis with me, you should expect this play. Big Foe, Francis Tiafoe to beat Thanasi Kokkinakis in ATP Adelaide, paired with fellow American Marcos Giron to beat Ricardas Berankis. Both players listed made a huge charge up the rankings at the end of last season, and if Francis Tiafoe gets fired up, he's a hard man to stop. He needs to transfer his energy from American hardcourt play to worldwide play, and he will enter the next level of stars. He seems to really feed off the American crowds, call him a showman, he is special. Fellow American Marcos Giron also ended the season on a high note last year winning 4 matches in the ATP paris (beating Tiafoe, Schwartzman, Gombos, and Simon) 1000 tournament before losing in the semifinals to Casper Rudd. If we start the night off the way we expect to, we have +167 on the line, heading into Big Foe’s match! Francis Tiafoe/Marcos Giron (+167)