Australian Open men’s semi-final latest odds, news and free bets

The four men that have dominated men’s tennis in recent years are all safely through to the semi-finals of the 2012 Australian Open, with Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic joining Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in a four-way tussle for the first Grand Slam of the season

The quartet have been relatively untroubled throughout the tournament, with Nadal getting a quarter final test against Tomáš Berdych when losing the first set against the Czech before rallying to win by a 3-1 scoreline.

Meanwhile Roger Federer enjoyed a very comfortable win over Juan Martin Del Potro, with the four-time Australian Open winner claiming a straight sets victory against the Argentine and demonstrating that he could be the man to beat in Melbourne.

Federer and Nadal will now clash in the semi-final of the 2012 Australian Open and it was the Spaniard that ran out a comfortable two-set winner when the pair met in the UAE at the end of 2011. However, Nadal can be backed at odds of 11/8 (Betfred – £50 free bets) to book his place in the final of yet another Grand Slam.

After all, Federer was an easy winner when the two legends of the sport met at the ATP Championship and the 30-year-old seems to be in the best form after an impressive win over Del Potro, something which will spur many to back the Swiss at odds of 4/6 (Ladbrokes free bets).

Meanwhile, Andy Murray could be a good bet at 5/1 (Paddy Power bookmaker) to collect his first Grand Slam of his career considering that the Brit has breezed into the semi-finals, although perhaps there is a concern over the fact that he hasn’t yet been tested.

Murray will also have to beat world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi-final and the Serbian can be backed at 13/10 to win the tournament after tough assignments against Lleyton Hewitt and David Ferrer to make the last four.

Djokovic hasn’t yet hit top form in this tournament although it’s at this stage in the competition where all four players need to click into top gear and let’s remember that last year’s Australian Open winner was a straight sets victor against Murray in the final.

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