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Fourth round of the Australian Open betting is treating punters

| 22.01.2011

As Murray continues to destroy all before him in the top half of the Australian Open draw, the seeds in the bottom half continue to find themselves in tough matches.

Unfortunately for Tommy Robredo, he has the pleasure of meeting Roger Federer in the fourth round and Federer is an incredibly short 1/66 to beat the Spaniard.

The two have met nine times and nine times Robredo has been defeated.

Federer has only dropped two sets against Robredo in those nine games and while the 2/9 for Federer to win 3-0 is still short, it’s a lot better than the 1/66.

Tomas Berdych vs Fernando Verdasco

Berdych was seriously impressive when dispatching with Richard Gasquet 3-0 in the third round and that is why he is the 8/15 favourite to beat Verdasco.

Verdasco (11/8 to beat Berdych) hasn’t been in the greatest of form recently and Berdych seems to have the measure of Verdasco on the hard courts with four wins to Verdasco’s one.

Berdych has dropped just one set thus far, and it may be that he has to concede another set at some point against Verdasco and the Czech is 11/4 to win 3-1, and 7/2 to lose the first set and win the match.

Novak Djokovic vs Nicolas Almagro

Novak Djokovic takes on 14th seed Nicolas Almagro and the world number three should have no problem disposing of the Spaniard, he has Australian Open odds of 1/12 to win and 1/2 to win 3-0.

Andy Roddick vs Stanislas Wawrinka

The final match on Rod Laver arena promises to be a thriller when Andy Roddick takes on the in-form Stanislas Wawrinka.

Wawrinka is no stranger to the latter rounds of Grand Slams and the betting market is struggling to separate the two players with both Roddick and Wawrinka available at 5/6 to win.

But Wawrinka, who holds a 2-1 head-to-head advantage over the American, can edge this one and is a very tempting 9/2 to beat Roddick 3-2.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.