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Tuesday's Sport: Novak Djokovic begins bid for Melbourne glory

The second day of the Australian Open in Melbourne is the main event of the sporting day on Tuesday, while there are also five FA Cup third-round replays to look forward to.

Two games in the Copa del Rey and one in the Coppa Italia, which involves runaway Serie A Leaders Napoli, are also on the agenda and it is also the second day of the World Grand Prix snooker in Cheltenham.

Three race meetings take place, with all the action from Kempton, Clonmel and Southwell available on our Sports Live Streaming platform.

Tennis: Djokovic aims to return in style

WhatNovak Djokovic v Roberto Carballes Baena
WhereMelbourne, Australia
WhenTuesday 17th January
How to watchEurosport, discovery+ and bet365 Sports Live Streaming
OddsNovak Djokovic 1/150, Roberto Carballes Baena 28/1

Fourth seed Novak Djokovic was unable to play at the Australian Open a year ago and will undoubtedly have a point to prove this time around, as he attempts to win a fourth Aussie title in five years.

The record nine-time Melbourne champion opens up against Roberto Carballes Baena in the first round, with the Spaniard currently ranked 75th in the world.

The two men have met just once before, with Djokovic easing to a straight-sets win in the first round of the US Open in 2019 and the Serb is 2/9 to triumph in three sets again.

Also in action during the night session is second seed Casper Ruud, with the Norwegian having reached the finals of both the French Open and the US Open last year - being denied by Rafael Nadal in Paris and Carlos Alcaraz in New York.

He starts against Czech Toma Machac, while the second seed is also in action in the women’s draw as Ons Jabeur takes on Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia.

FA Cup: Molineux hosts blockbuster replay

WhatWolves v Liverpool
WhereMolineux, Wolverhampton
When19:45, Tuesday 17th January
How to watchBBC1, bet365 Sports Live Streaming
Odds (To Qualify)Wolves 13/8, Liverpool 4/9

The pick of the FA Cup third-round replays taking place on Tuesday comes at Molineux, as Wolves play host to holders Liverpool.

The two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Anfield just over a week ago, before Wolves climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone with a 1-0 weekend win at home to West Ham.

The Reds, meanwhile, were well beaten at Brighton, going down 3-0 to the Seagulls to drop down to ninth place in the standings.

Prior to their draw in their initial meeting, Liverpool had won the previous seven meetings of these two sides, although that run started after a 2-1 Wolves victory at Molineux in the third round of the FA Cup in January 2019.

Jurgen Klopp will expect a big response from his players and Liverpool are 5/2 in the Result/Both Teams To Score market.

Coppa Italia: Napoli proving to be top dogs in Italy

WhatNapoli v Cremonese
WhereStadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples
When20:00, Tuesday 17th January
How to watchViaplay & bet365 Sports Live Streaming
Odds (To Qualify)Napoli 1/9, Cremonese 11/2

Napoli have enjoyed a season to remember so far, with their 5-1 weekend drubbing of Juventus seeing them power nine points clear at the top of the Serie A table.

On Tuesday evening they are in action in the Coppa Italia, when they play host to Serie A basement side Cremonese, whose only wins this season have come in the cup against Ternana and Modena.

Il Partenopei have only suffered two defeats all season - to Liverpool in the Champions League and Inter Milan in the league - and can be backed at 6/5 To Win to Nil.

Luciano Spalletti has his side on course for a first Scudetto since 1990, but Napoli lifted the Coppa Italia as recently as 2020, when they won a penalty shootout against Juve after the final ended goalless.

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