5/1 - Andy Murray to beat David Ferrer 3-2

With both Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka out of the draw, Andy Murray has now a golden chance of reaching the Australian Open final.

The two-time Grand Slam champion will be wary of his quarter-final opponent David Ferrer, however.

Murray may have won the last five meetings between the pair, but their matches have always been close.

Ferrer has taken nine sets from his last nine matches with the Scot, and has won six of 18 career meetings.

The Spaniard - who is yet to drop a set at this year’s Australian Open - undoubtedly has all the tools to make the match close, but his chances of actually eliminating the world No. 2 look slim.

The red-dirt specialist has never beaten Murray in a Grand Slam on any surface except clay.

It will be tight, but expect Murray to come through in five.

11/4 - Milos Raonic to beat Gael Monfils 3-1

Gael Monfils has clinically capitalised on a weak draw to reach the Australian Open quarter -inals, but should finally meet his match on Wednesday in the form of Milos Raonic.

Raonic displayed excellent mental strength to knock out 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka in the fourth round, and will be looking to step up to the mantle again against Monfils.

Milos’ year-on-year improvement now sees him ranked more than 10 spots higher than his opponent in the rankings.

The Canadian has outperformed the Frenchman in his last ten slams, reaching at least one round further, and that experience should prove vital here.

Monfils has a reputation of letting high-pressure situations get to him, and in his first ever Australian Open quarter-final things could go wrong.

He has, however, beaten Raonic in their two previous meetings, so should be able to neutralise the Canadian’s monster serve for short periods of the match on his way to taking a set.

A £10 bet on the double returns £225*.

Australian Open betting

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