Two of the men’s quarterfinals and the remaining two women’s quarterfinals at the 2021 Miami Open will be played on Wednesday, March 31 with Daniil Medvedev and Naomi Osaka taking to court on the day. Get our experts’ best tennis betting tips for today’s matches at the Miami Open below.
Ash Barty v Elina Svitolina
The world number one Barty has seen some difficult form and tough results in recent times but the fact is she has still made it as far as the semifinals here and will still be the top-ranked player even after this tournament ends. That follows Naomi Osaka’s defeat in the quarterfinals at the hands of Maria Sakkari.
The trouble for her, however, is she will be up against a player who despite not being in the best of form herself, has an outstanding record against the world number.
Svitolina and Barty have played each other six times including one in the Fed Cup way back in 2017 and the Ukrainian player is 5-1 on head to head against her Aussie counterpart.
Barty could take some heart from her only win, which came in their latest encounter – it was in the final of the WTA Finals of 2019. That, coupled with the fact that Barty is coming off wins over Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka, two of the toughest players on the tour, should tilt this contest in favour of the Aussie.
We are going for the double of a Barty win and over 20.5 games.
Barty v Svitolina Betting Tip
Barty to win AND Over 20.5 games in the match: 7/4* (Sign up here with bet365 for these and other awesome odds)
Stefanos Tsitsipas v Hubert Hurkacz
Such is the one-sided nature of this rivalry that it’s tough to see how Hurkacz will be able to put it across Tsitsipas in this encounter. There have eight previous matches between these two and Tsitsipas leads 7-1, with Hurkacz only managing a win at the Montreal Masters of 2019.
What’s interesting to note is that six of these eight matches between Tsitsipas and Hurkacz have gone into a third set, but this is one of those times where we won’t be going with the trend. Instead, we think this could be over quite quickly, in straight sets and in favour of the Greek.
Tsitsipas v Hurkacz Betting Tip
Tsitsipas to win AND Under 21.5 games in the match: 13/10* (Sign up here with bet365 for these and other awesome odds)
Andrey Rublev v Sebastian Korda
On the one hand is a player who has won 19 of the 22 matches he has played this season and on the other is a youngster whose tennis displays have done enough to prove he is one of the next big things in the world of tennis.
However, at this time, Rublev’s three back to back, straight-set wins, to go with his brilliance all season should trump Korda’s wins, two of which have come against clay-court specialists.
Anticipating a straight-set win for the Russian in this men’s quarterfinal later today.
Rublev v Korda Betting Tip
Rublev to win in straight sets: 4/7* (Sign up here with bet365 for these and other awesome odds)
*Odds Correct at the Time of Writing