As the 2016 Australian Tennis Open comes down to the quarter finals and semifinal matches, on Wednesday the 27th of January 2016 we have the Men’s Quarterfinal match between the World ranked No. 2 Andy Murray (28 years old) of Scotland playing the No.7 ranked David Ferrer (33years old) of Spain with the match played at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
The fans that Bet on Tennis at a sportsbook should know that the favorite in this match-up is A. Murray at -450 while D. Ferrer is the underdog at +450.The favorite is Scotland’s A. Murray who is seeking his 1st Title for the Australian open, and at this point in the tournament he is still heading in that direction as he comes off a victory of B. Tomic in the round 4 this past Monday and know faces the always tough D. Ferrer.
For the fans of A. Murray as we mention he made it to this, his 7th Aussie open Quarterfinal with the win over Australian B. Tomic 6-4, 6-4 and 7-6 at this same Arena-Rod Laver. He presented a dominating performance in the match that lasted some 2 hours and 30 minutes and a victory in straight sets.
With that win over Tomic, A. Murray is now 4-0 as he had 42 winners and only 22 unforced errors in the match, and his excellent return is what won him the match, as he made 48% of the receiving points in that match. He also managed to convert some 6 of his 13 opportunities for break point.
Now A. Murray will face D. Ferrer in these quarterfinals and Murray in their previous 18 matches had managed to win 12 over the Spanish star, and that includes their ultimate 5 matches. Plus on hard court tennis surfaces Murray has a 10 t0 2 advantage over Ferrer. If Murray to continue his dominant play in this match against Ferrer he must continue being aggressive as he was in the last match winning 11 of the 16 points at net over Tomic, and in this tournament to date he has won some 80.5% of the total net points. In his ultimate 10 matches he has 7 wins and 3 losses.
The fans of D. Ferrer of Spain know the David charged into these quarterfinals with a win over J. Isner last Monday at 6-4, 6-4 and 7-5. Yes, the Spaniard of 33 years of age only required some 2 hours and 5 minutes to become victorious over the strong playing Isner.
As with his 3 matches previously, his serve has been his main difference in the play, as he made 83% of 1st serve points in the straight set win over the J. Isner the American, and Ferrer also hit some 28 winners in that 4th round match, which takes his total for this tournament to 101 to date.
Ferrer has really played well in this Aussie open to date as in his opening 4 matches he has not lost a set. So look for him to continue the excellent form and play in this quarterfinal match as he seeks to overcome the favorite A. Murray. The fans know that this is not an easy task for Ferrer as to date against Murray in the Grand Slam matches he has won 1 and lost 3 to Murray. The 1 loss fans may remember was back in 2011 in the semifinals of the Aussie Open when Ferrer lost to Murray in 4 sets at 4-6, 7-6, 6-1 and 7-6 in that match.
If D. Ferrer is to comeback with a win in this quarterfinal over Murray he must continue with his very strong and efficient performance. That’s like in the match with Isner, he had just 25 errors unforced in his 1st 4 opening tournament matches her down under this 2016. In his ultimate 10 matches Ferrer has 6 wins and 4 losses to date.
The sports betting prediction for this match is that A. Murray will overtake D. Ferrer in four difficult sets to move on to the semifinals.