ANDY MURRAY aims to shed his tag as the Australian Open nearly man and begins his glory bid tonight against German teen Alexander Zverev.
The Scot – second title favourite at 11-2 with Totesport – is a four-times runner-up in Melbourne and running out of time to land the crown.
British No.2 Aljaz Bedene faces a tough opener and is 11-8 at Ladbrokes to make it past world No.32 Steve Johnson of America, who is 8-13 at Paddy Power, while Dan Evans is an 11-4 shot (Skybet) against Feliciano Lopez.
Past champions Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal also begins their campaigns today while in the women’s singles British No.1 Jo Konta is 9-4 at Coral to send Venus Williams crashing out.
My over 3.5 sets treble landed as a double yesterday after one match was void and I’m on another treble today.
There’s also a packed NBA fixture card taking us into Tuesday morning so let’s hear all your sporting tips and chat and good luck with your bets.
Scott’s over 3.5 sets tennis treble
Bedene v Johnson
Muller v Fognini
Sousa v Kukushkin