No. 4 seed Novak Djokovic looks to take another step toward tying a record when he faces fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev in the men's quarterfinals of the 2023 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Wednesday at 3:30 a.m. ET. Djokovic, who has won this tournament more times than any other player (nine), is one Grand Slam title away from matching the mark of 22 held by Rafael Nadal. The 35-year-old made easy work of No. 22 seed Alex de Minaur 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 in his last match. Rublev had a more difficult time in the fourth round, needing five sets to get past Holger Rune 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (11-9).
Djokovic is a -800 favorite (risk $800 to win $100) in the latest Djokovic vs. Rublev odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Rublev is a +500 underdog. The over/under for total games is set at 35.5, with Djokovic favored by 5.5 games. Before locking in any Rublev vs. Djokovic picks or 2023 Australian Open predictions, you need to see what SportsLine tennis expert Jose Onorato has to say.
Onorato grew up playing competitive tennis in Caracas, Venezuela. After coming to the U.S., he trained with famed coach Nick Bollettieri at IMG Academy in Florida and faced players like Robert Farah, now one of the world's top-ranked doubles players.
Onorato, who holds dual degrees in finance and economics from the University of Miami, does extensive research before placing any tennis bets. He studies current form, players' tendencies on a particular surface, weather conditions and many other relevant factors. That systematic approach helped Onorato go 96-67-7 -- up 60.42 units -- in 2022.
Now, Onorato has scrutinized the latest Australian Open 2023 odds and released his coveted best bet for the Djokovic vs. Rublev men's quarterfinal match. He's only sharing his pick and expert analysis at SportsLine.
Novak Djokovic vs. Andrey Rublev preview
Djokovic has been in fine form in this year's tournament despite his dealing with a hamstring injury, losing only one set over his first four matches. He has won 25 consecutive Australian Open matches, last losing in 2018 to Hyeon Chung in the fourth round, and 38 in a row played in the country. Djokovic has won four of the last six Grand Slam events in which he has participated and has reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 13 of his last 15 appearances.
Rublev is becoming quite familiar with Grand Slam quarterfinals as he will be competing in his third in a row and seventh overall. The 25-year-old Russian has yet to advance to the semis, however, last losing in the quarters of the 2022 U.S. Open to Frances Tiafoe in straight sets. Rublev owns a 1-2 career record against Djokovic, with both losses taking place on hardcourts and the victory coming on clay in the final of last year's Serbia Open. You can see Onorato's best bets here.
How to make Djokovic vs. Rublev picks
In addition to his analysis, Onorato has released a pair of best bets for this quarterfinal match. You can find out what it is, and see the rest of Onorato's picks and analysis, at SportsLine.
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