The Americans have come out swinging at this year’s Australian Open.
After Mackenzie McDonald’s incredible upset over top-seed Rafa Nadal on Wednesday, 12 US men are still in the mix.
World No. 9 Taylor Fritz sailed through the first round in four sets and will now take on 120th-ranked Sydney native Alexei Popyrin.
Check out the latest Australian Open odds to bet on player props, set betting, and more.
Australian Open Odds: Taylor Fritz vs. Alexei Popyrin
Taylor Fritz reached a career-high world No. 8 in 2022, becoming the highest-ranked American since Jack Sock in 2017.
The 25-year-old Californian has four career titles but has never made it past the quarterfinals in a Grand Slam tournament. His best showing at the Australian Open was last year when he advanced to the fourth round before being toppled by Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets.
Fritz has looked sharp to start the season and will now face familiar foe Alexei Popyrin, whom he’s battled twice in the last year, winning both matches in straight sets.
Popyrin has reached the third round at the Aussie twice before and will have the home crowd on his side in this one. The 23-year-old has a middling 108-89 hard court record throughout his young career.
Set betting allows you to handicap a set, pick the correct score, choose the over/under on games, and more. The previous two first sets between Fritz and Popyrin went 10 and 13 games, with Fritz winning 6-4 and 7-6.
With player props, you can bet on first serves, total games, and whether or not a player will win at least one set. Popyrin has been shut out in the pair’s previous matches and has (-106) odds if you think he will be again.
Some sportsbooks offer prebuilt parlays that allow you to pick and choose a combination of outcomes on your betting slip. The odds can range from (-120) up to (+10000), depending on how courageous you are.
Most betting sites allow you to give yourself a handicap with alternative spreads. You can manipulate the game spread and total games to your liking and will receive adjusted odds determined by the book.