2015 Australian Open: The Semi-Finals
The semi-final matches have been determined at the 2015 Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia. The competition has come down to the final 4 for both the men and women's tournaments. Here are the 4 match ups that will determine who goes home and who moves onto the finals.
The Semi-Finals: Men
Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych
Andy Murray moved a little closer to the Australian Open Title when he defeated the local favourite Nick Kyrgios. Tomas Berdych etched his place in the semi-finals with a victory over Rafael Nadal. Murray is slightly favoured in this match, but as all punters know, nothing is written in stone.
Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka
Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka have locked horns in the Australian Open in each of the last two years. Both matches turned out to be marathon events. Djokovic took home his 4th Australian Open Title in 2013 coming out victorious in a 12-10 marathon 5th set. Wawrinka went on to win last years title when he defeated Djokovic in a marathon 9-7 victory in the 5th set. This match is bound to be a dandy. Wawrinka is the defending champion, but Djokovic is the World Number One and a definite favourite.
The Semi-Finals: Women
Ekaterina Makerova and Maria Sharapova
Ekaterina Makerova is the favourite in this match against Maria Sharapova. Li Na won the 2014 Australian Open Title, but is not in the picture this year. Both of these women have a good shot at moving onto the finals.
Serena Williams and Madison Keys
Serena and Madison will face off in what should be a good match. Madison Keys ousted Serena Williams older sister Venus in the quarter-final match. Serena is the favourite in the American face off.
The Final Word
Look for these semi-final matches to be competitive. Williams is suffering from a virus, but should be in top form. Djokovic is hungry for his 5th title and Wawrinka would like to repeat. Berdych is riding high after ousting Rafael Nadal and Murray has been on a mission. This is going to be fun. Until we meet again may your betting be better and remember to always be a good sport.