Australian Open 2021: Final Four Predictions

Women’s Singles Final Four

#1 Ash Barty vs. #20 Maria Sakkari

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#3 Naomi Osaka vs. #10 Serena Williams

I have a sneaky feeling that Sakkari will take home the big trophy.

I do not see Stan repeating his 2014 title run, but given his 3 hard court major wins over Djokovic, I am sure the world #1 was not thrilled to see Stan in his quarter.

Men’s Singles Final Four

#1 Novak Djokovic vs. #3 Dominic Thiem

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#4 Daniil Medvedev vs. #5 Stefanos Tsitsipas*

I like Medvedev if Novak’s time as Wizard of Oz is closing. If not, Novak and Plexicushion find a 9th time to celebrate.

*Rafa seems to be in great form, but the Australian Open has not always been kind to the world #2. Aside from his 2012 and 2017 5 losses in the final in which he led by a break, his 2014 final loss to Wawrinka and health problems vs. Ferrer and Murray and losses to Tsonga and Gonzo are all part of his history in Oz.

Shapovalov vs. Sinner is the best first round match in either draw.

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