Tomic B. - Smith J-P. (First set)
Two home players will fight for the main draw of the Australian Open. John-Patrick Smith will play against Bernard Tomic in the third round of these qualifications for the first Grand Slam of the season.
This will be the second match between Smith and Tomic.The first match played six years ago, on the grass. Smith won 2:0 in that match. Tomic was no more convincing than Smith in the previous two matches of these qualifiers, so Smith will have great chances to take the lead for the second time with 1:0 against Tomic.
Tomic lost a set in both previous matches of these qualifications, he already lost five of his own service games in these qualifications, he had a difficult match the day before this match, so he should not be any more ready for the first set of this match.
In the second round of these qualifications, Smith defeated a player who is currently no worse than Tomic, he is a more reliable player than Tomic, so he should be expected to make fewer mistakes in the first set of this match.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 13.01. 11:30h