THE Australian Open served up some big shocks yesterday with Rafa Nadal and women’s second seed Simona Halep both crashing to first-round exits.
Tonight British No.1 Andy Murray aims to avoid a disastrous defeat when he takes on Sam Groth.
The Aussie boasts a monster serve but the rest of his game lacks finesse and Murray – just 1-41 for victory – will be confident of getting the job done in straight sets, which pays 4-11 at Unibet.
British women’s No.1 Jo Konta had a great opening win over eighth seed Venus Williams and is 3-10 favourite at marathonbet to make it past China’s Zheng Saisai in round two.
Nadal’s conqueror Fernando Verdasco takes on Dudi Sela while Lleyton Hewitt – who retires at the end of this tournament – tries to extend his long goodbye by defing odds of 11-2 at Paddy Power with a win over David Ferrer.
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