SportsHub Tennis: 2024 Brisbane International Predictions 

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Are you looking for some expert Brisbane International predictions? Look no further! 

With the quarterfinals of both the men’s and women’s singles events set to take place across Thursday and Friday, the SportsHub tennis specialists are busy preparing their picks for you to cash in on. 

Below, I reveal my Brisbane International predictions for the quarterfinals. I also look back on the tournament so far before highlighting the top players to keep an eye on going forward. 

What’s Happened in Brisbane So Far? 

The Brisbane International got underway on New Year’s Eve, and the first round claimed several high-profile scalps. In fact, five of the eight men’s singles seeds were eliminated in the first round, including Ben Shelton (#3) and Sebastian Korda (#5). 

In the women’s singles event, all seeds received a bye into the second round. Even so, five seeded players fell at the first hurdle, including Liudmila Samsonova (#4) and Ekaterina Alexandrova (#7). Meanwhile, Ugo Humbert (#4) departed the men’s singles event in the second round. 

The top two seeds in the men’s singles event – Holger Rune (#1) and Grigor Dimitrov (#2) – have already punched their ticket to the quarterfinals, along with legendary veteran Rafel Nadal. 

Over in the women’s quarterfinals, two of the top three seeds have qualified for the last eight. Elena Rybakina (#2) will face Anastasia Potapova (#11), while Jelena Ostapenko (#3) will take on Victoria Azarenka (#8). 

Top Players to Watch Ahead of the Quarterfinals 

It’s almost time for me to reveal my Brisbane International predictions for the quarterfinals. However, before we get to my picks, I want to take a closer look at the standout players in both the men’s and women’s singles events. 

If you’re wondering which players to base your Brisbane International predictions around, the analysis in this section should point you in the right direction. 

Top Men’s Singles Contenders 

  • Holger Rune – Not only is Rune the #1 seed in the men’s singles event, but he is also the #8 player in the ATP Rankings. Having reached two major quarterfinals last year, the 20-year-old Dane will be confident of going all the way in Brisbane. 
  • Grigor Dimitrov – Dimitrov reached three major semifinals between 2014 and 2019. Although the experienced Bulgarian has failed to recapture his best form over the past few years, his recent performances point towards a resurgence. 
  • Rafael Nadal – What can I say about Nadal that hasn’t already been said? The 37-year-old Spaniard has won a whopping 22 major titles over the years, and he appears to be in good form after returning from a lengthy injury layoff. 

Top Women’s Singles Contenders 

  • Aryna Sabalenka – The reigning Australian Open champion enjoyed a hugely successful 2023, reaching two major finals and two major semifinals. As a result, only Iga Swiatek sits above Sabalenka in the WTA Rankings. 
  • Elena Rybakina – After losing last year’s Australian Open final to Sabalenka, Rybakina will be eager to go one better in Brisbane. The 2022 Wimbledon champion thrashed Elise Mertens in the previous round, dropping a solitary game in the process. 
  • Victoria Azarenka – Even at the age of 34, Azarenka remains a big threat. The two-time Australian Open champion reached the semifinals at Melbourne Park last year, underlining her love for playing Down Under. 

Brisbane International Predictions for the Quarterfinals 

Due to the fast-paced nature of the tournament schedule, we are still waiting for the bookies to publish the last of their quarterfinal odds. Still, that won’t stop me from making as many Brisbane International predictions as I can. 

Nadal will take on Jordan Thompson in the fourth men’s singles quarterfinal, but the odds have yet to be released. As for the women’s singles event, Rybakina will face Anastasia Potapova, while Sabalenka is set to go up against Daria Kasatkina. 

Anyway, here are my Brisbane International predictions for both the men’s and women’s singles events, along with a handful of picks for the quarterfinals. 

Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Picks 

  • Roman Safiullin (-225) vs. Matteo Arnaldi (+175) – Roman Safiullin (-225) 
  • Holger Rune (-500) vs. James Duckworth (+375) – SIGN IN TO ACCESS PICK
  • Rinky Hijikata (+325) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (-450) – SIGN IN TO ACCESS PICK

I’m backing Roman Safiullin to get the better of Matteo Arnaldi in the first men’s singles quarterfinal. Having reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals last year, Safiullin holds a significant edge over Arnaldi, who is inexperienced at the highest level. 

The moneyline odds suggest that Rune will make light work of James Duckworth. While the #1 seed shouldn’t struggle to advance to the semifinals, his Aussie opponent will have the backing of the home crowd behind him. 

Like Rune, Dimitrov is favored to overcome Rinky Hijikata without any major issues. However, like Duckworth, Hijikata is an Aussie favorite. Let’s not forget that the 22-year-old also reached the fourth round of the US Open last year. 

Women’s Singles Quarterfinal Picks 

  • Jelena Ostapenko (-106) vs. Victoria Azarenka (-118) – Jelena Ostapenko (-106) 
  • Linda Noskova (+275) vs. Mirra Andreeva (-455) – SIGN IN TO ACCESS PICK

As you can see, the bookies can barely separate Ostapenko and Azarenka. Although Ostapenko is the slight favorite at this stage, Azarenka stands a strong chance of making it to the semifinals. 

That said, I expect Ostapenko to punch her ticket to the last four. Coming off an impressive 2023 campaign, the 26-year-old Latvian should have enough quality to outperform Azarenka, whose best years are undoubtedly behind her. 

The last of my Brisbane International predictions concerns the clash between Linda Noskova and Mirra Andreev. Unsurprisingly, Andreev is the clear favorite to progress, but her 19-year-old opponent enters the quarterfinals without any pressure or expectations. 

Lock In Your Brisbane International Predictions 

As I already mentioned, the jam-packed Brisbane International schedule won’t slow down between now and the end of the tournament. That means you have very little time to lock in your quarterfinal picks. 

With Rune, Dimitrov and Nadal all battling it out for a place in the men’s singles semifinals, we are set for a spell of exciting action. The women’s singles event is also hugely competitive, with Sabalenka, Rybakina and Ostapenko challenging for the crown. 

If you enjoyed my Brisbane International predictions, be sure to return for more SportsHub tennis content. With the Australian Open right around the corner, I will be back with more picks in the coming days.