Emma Raducanu vs Shelby Rogers prediction and odds: Australian Open 2024

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As the Australian Open 2024 commences, all eyes turn to the first-round encounter between Emma Raducanu and Shelby Rogers, two players on a quest for resurgence after battling injuries. For the latest insights and betting tips on the Australian Open 2024, be sure to check out our predictions for the ATP men’s event and the WTA women’s event.

Our favourite Emma Raducanu vs Shelby Rogers – match predictions

With a history that includes a previous face-off, the Melbourne court is set for a compelling duel between the former US Open champion and the resilient American veteran.

2-0 to Emma Raducanu @ 3/4 (1.75)

Raducanu emerged victorious in their sole encounter during the 2021 US Open, claiming a 2-0 win. While she has been marred by injury demons, she claimed a win on her comeback. On the other hand, this will be Rogers’ first competitive match since her injury troubles that saw her ousted from Wimbledon. As they meet, Raducanu is the overwhelming favourite and should claim a straight-set victory.

Under 20.5 Games @ 87/100 (1.87)

Raducanu was unconvincing in her matches against Ruse and Svitolina in Auckland. With tactical input from returning coach Nick Cavaday, her outlook should improve as she struggled with her game plan. She should pile on Rogers’s woes, handing her a sixth successive loss in the process. It should be a tame affair, as was their previous meeting when the American was still playing regularly. The aforementioned match finished in 15 games and we are backing a similar selection at Under 20.5 games with some padding to mitigate risk.

Emma Raducanu vs Shelby Rogers odds

With a commanding 77.8% chance, Raducanu enters the Australian Open first-round match as the overwhelming statistical favourite. In contrast, Rogers holds a 27.8% chance, reflecting the underdog status she carries into the contest.

Anticipating sparks: Raducanu faces Rogers in Melbourne Park

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Emma Raducanu preview

After a prolonged injury break, Emma Raducanu returned to competition two weeks ago in Auckland, surviving a challenging first-round encounter against Elena-Gabriela Ruse but falling short against Elina Svitolina in the next match. The former US Open champion is eager to regain her winning form and make an impact in Melbourne.

Shelby Rogers preview

Sidelined since her three-set loss to Elena Rybakina at Wimbledon in July 2023, Rogers is set to make her comeback at the Australian Open. Struggling with various concerns, the American aims to secure her first victory since the Madrid Open in late April. The seasoned veteran is determined to showcase her resilience and return to the winner’s circle in Melbourne.

Emma Raducanu vs Shelby Rogers head to head

Emma holds a 1-0 lead in the head-to-head record against Shelby, a result etched in the history books during the British startlet’s fairy-tale run to the US Open title in 2021.

Key match details

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  • Where can you watch the Australian Open 2024? Fans in the UK can tune into Eurosport and Discovery+ to catch Australian Open 2024 action. American fans are also in luck with Espn+ and Tennis Channel broadcasting action from Melbourne Park.
  • Who is the top seed of the Australian Open 2024? Iga Swiatek has the top billing at the Australian Open 2024.
  • Where is the match being played? Melbourne Park will host the Australian Open 2024.

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