2022 Australian Open odds, semifinal predictions: Proven tennis expert reveals Medvedev vs. Tsitsipas picksElite tennis expert Sean Calvert just released his Australian Open 2022 picks for Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals
Daniil Medvedev reached the final of last year’s Australian Open by posting a straight-set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semis. If he wants another chance to capture the title, he’ll have to get past the Greek again as they meet in the 2022 Australian Open men’s semifinals on Friday at 3:30 a.m. ET. The second-seeded Medvedev lost the first two sets against Felix Auger-Aliassime in the quarters before rallying for a 6-7 (4-7), 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-5, 6-4 victory, while No. 4 seed Tsitsipas cruised to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Jannik Sinner.
Medvedev is a -250 favorite (risk $250 to win $100) in the latest 2022 Australian Open odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Tsitsipas is a +190 underdog (risk $100 to win $190). There are a number of other Medvedev vs. Tsitsipas bets you can make, including an over-under on total games played at 39.5 and who will win the first set (Medvedev -175, Tsitsipas +135). Before making any Tsitsipas vs. Medvedev picks, be sure to see the 2022 Australian Open predictions from internationally acclaimed tennis expert Sean Calvert.
Calvert is the elite tennis handicapper who called Stan Wawrinka winning the 2014 Australian Open at 60-1 – the last Australian title won by someone other than Djokovic or Federer. In 2019, Calvert took down a huge score on Dominic Thiem winning Indian Wells at 80-1, among many stunning calls.
And in 2021, he nailed both of his bets for the Wimbledon men’s singles final: Djokovic to beat Matteo Berrettini three sets to one (+275) and Djokovic to win and both players to win a set (+130). Anyone following his picks is way up.
Now, Calvert has scrutinized the latest Australian Open 2022 odds and released his coveted best bets for Medvedev vs. Tsitsipas. He’s sharing all his picks and analysis at SportsLine.
Daniil Medvedev vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas preview
Medvedev is appearing in the semifinals for the fourth time in his last six grand slam tournaments. The 25-year-old is aiming for his second straight title after upsetting top seed Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in last year’s U.S. Open. Medvedev became the third Russian to win a major singles title and first since Marat Safin took the crown in the 2005 Australian Open.
Since Djokovic was denied the opportunity to capture his fourth consecutive Australian Open title due to much-publicized visa issues, Medvedev can earn the world No. 1 ranking by winning the championship. He also is attempting to become the first player in the Open era to win his first two career titles in back-to-back grand slam appearances. But he’ll first have to get past Tsitsipas, who is 2-6 lifetime against Medvedev but has won two of their last three meetings.
The 23-year-old Tsitsipas is making his third semifinal appearance in Melbourne in four years. Before being defeated by Medvedev a year ago, he suffered a 2-6, 4-6, 0-6 loss against Rafael Nadal in 2019 after posting a stunning victory over Roger Federer two rounds earlier. Tsitsipas’ only trip to a grand slam final came in the 2021 French Open, where he won the first two sets against Djokovic before falling 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 4-6.
How to make Tsitsipas vs. Medvedev picks
Calvert has analyzed Medvedev vs. Tsitsipas from every angle. He’s locked in a strong pick on the winner, and has advice on another prop bet you should be all over. You need to see his picks and analysis before considering any 2022 Australian Open bets.
The young Greek is aiming to make it to only his second Grand Slam final, having lost the 2021 French Open final to Novak Djokovic after taking a two-set lead over the Serb. Medvedev, on the other hand, is looking to make it two successive grand slam titles after taking victory at the US Open last August with a straight sets win over Djokovic.
Tsitsipas has had a more comfortable run to the semi-finals, including an excellent straight sets victory over talented 20-year-old Jannik Sinner of Italy in his previous match. Medvedev had to come through a gruelling five-sets against Canadian ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime on Wednesday and was taken to four sets by 24-year-old American Maxime Cressy in the preceding round.
The winner will face either Matteo Berrettini or Rafael Nadal, who will win a record-breaking 21st grand slam crown if he can take the title.
Here is everything you need to know about the match.
When is Tsitsipas vs Medvedev?
The players are due to step onto the court at the Rod Laver Arena at 8:30 GMT on Friday 28 January.
How can I watch on TV and online?
Tsitsipas vs Medvedev will be shown live on Eurosport 1 (Sky channel 410, BT 435, Virgin 521). Subscribers can stream Eurosport’s coverage online via the website and Eurosport app, as well as the Sky Go app for Sky customers subscribed to the Eurosport channels.
If you’re not a Eurosport customer, you can also stream the action live on Discovery+ with a monthly sports pass.
How did both players make it here?
- R1: 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 vs Ymer
- R2: 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 vs Baez
- R3: 6-3, 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 vs Paire
- R4: 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 vs Fritz
- QF: 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 vs Sinner
- R1: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 vs Laaksonen
- R2: 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 vs Kyrgios
- R3: 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 vs van de Zandschlup
- R4: 6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5 vs Cressy
- QF: 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5, 6-4 vs Auger-Aliassime