The first round of the final Grand Slam of the season is set to start on Monday, which will see some of the biggest favourites for the title, including Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, in action straight away.

Match: Nick Kyrgios vs David Ferrer

David Ferrer

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Selection: Over 29.5 games

Best Odds: 1.91 @ Paddy Power

However, it is once again incredibly hard to find any value in their matches, as it is almost impossible to say how well are the two going to start. Moreover, the bookmakers seem to have set their lines at pretty tight values, which makes the job even more difficult for the punters.

The match that will see David Ferrer, the world’s number four, playing against Nick Kyrgios, might not turn out to be the most eye-catching affair of them all, but shrewd punters might be able to find some value in backing the talented Australian. After all, there can be no doubts about him being one of the most talented youngsters around – and the three qualifying rounds that he’s had to go through should have prepared him for the big occasion.

Big serves and big shots tend to work against David Ferrer whenever he is not at his very best – and, unfortunately, the Spaniard is hardly anywhere near that these days, with his losses against Alex Bogomolov and Dmitry Tursunov indicating that there might be something wrong with him right now. He will be ready for the final Grand Slam of the season and one can definitely see him making it quite far this time around, but Nick Kyrgios has the weapons to give him a really good run for his money on Monday, so backing the Australian will be our recommendation for the first day of the final Grand Slam of the year.