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Australian Open Odds & Betting – The Odds Manager Guide
The Australian Open may be slightly delayed this season, but we are still expecting the same number of thrills and spills in Melbourne as the first Slam of 2021 is fought over.
COVID-19 hasforced altered preparations for the players this year. Being forced to endure a period of quarantine, players have been cooped up in hotels for a majority of January to adhere to government guidelines.
The wait will be worth it though, right?
The Australian Open is a jewel in the tennis crown steeped in history, with defending champion Novak Djokovic back in an attempt to win his ninth title in the men’s singles. Sofia Kenin was the queen of Melbourne in 2020 and will be looking to successfully her maiden Slam this February.
This could well and truly be the year of the (under)dog in Melbourne with players out of practice and struggling for form.
Here are all the latest odds for the upcoming matches at the Australian Open.
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Why Bet On The Australian Open?
Like all four Grand Slams, the Australian Open opens up the in-play winners markets in the men’s singles.
Five set comebacks are very common from the best players on the mens tour, clawing back a win after a plucky underdog has stolen a two-set lead.
In-play betting was made for situations like this, with big opportunities to get big prices on some of the best players that are trailing.
Also, with preparation for this year’s tournament heavily disrupted, keep your eye on the draws and pick out your underdogs that could benefit with a deep run in Melbourne.
And don’t forget, just click on the link below to find out who we over at Odds Manager think has the best chance of victory in Melbourne.
Who Are The Favourites For The 2021 Australian Open?
Novak Djokovic – World number one, relentless and reliable. Djoko eats, sleeps, and breathes tennis. He’s won eight of these titles already, along with nine other Slams… what harm would one more do?
Dominic Thiem – The Austrian finished runner-up to Djokovic last year in a five-set thriller and will be looking to go one better after a solid 2020. Thiem is number three in the world and on a roll from winning the 2020 US Open.
Daniil Medvedev – The 24-year-old Russian is one of the rising stars of the sport, but is yet to get his hands on a Slam. He’s been knocked out in the fourth round the last two years and will be odds-on to go deeper in 2021.
Rafael Nadal – Never count out Rafa. The electric Spaniard has 20 Grand Slam titles, but only one has come in Melbourne – back in 2009. He’s an ultra competitor and will be targeting this year as a potential chance to double his gold Down Under.
Naomi Osaka – Osaka won this title back in 2019 and is being favoured to do so two years on. The 23-year-old is one of the new global faces of the sport and is expected to dominate for years.
Aryna Sabalenka – Sabalenka is the form player currently in the WTA. Her win at the Abu Dhabi Open sets her in good stead for a run in Melbourne, with a 15-match winning streak in her favour.
Ashleigh Barty – Barty is the hometown hero in Australia as well as the world’s current number one ranked player. She’s yet to reach a final in Melbourne but has tasted Grand Slam glory following her French Open heroics in 2019.
Serena Williams – With 23 Grand Slam titles in the bank, it would be foolish to write off Serena in any tennis tournament. She may be 39 and down to number 11 in the rankings, but a favourable draw could easily see her advance to her ninth Melbourne final.
The 2021 Australian Open Odds – What To Bet On
There are plenty of worthwhile tennis and Australian Open markets to have a bet on. Here’s a small selection:
Tournament winner – Who do you think will win the Australian Open? You can bet on the singles or doubles tournament ahead of the opening matches.
Name the finalists – Who do you think will meet in the final? Will it be an El Clasico of Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal, or will there be a surprise or two?
To win their quarter – When the draw lands, which player do you think will win their particular quarter of the draw?
Match winner – Who will win a particular match-up?
First set winner – Who will win the first set of the match? Is the player you’re backing a famously fast starter?
Most aces – Who will fire across the most aces in the match?
If you’re new to tennis betting then check out our full guide on the link below.
February 8 – Men’s and women’s singles first round
February 9 – Men’s and women’s singles first round
February 10 – Men’s and women’s singles second round
February 11 – Men’s and women’s singles second round
February 12 – Men’s and women’s singles third round
February 13 – Men’s and women’s singles third round
February 14 – Men’s and women’s singles fourth round
February 15 – Men’s and women’s singles fourth round
February 16 – Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals
February 17 – Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals
February 18 – Women’s semi-finals and first men’s semi-final
February 19 – Second men’s semi-final
February 20 – Women’s final
February 21 – Men’s final
What Happened Last Year?
Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin were the respective king and queen of Melbourne in 2020.
The Serbian won his eighth Australian crown following a tough run of matches that saw him topple Milos Raonic, Roger Federer, and Dominic Thiem Down Under, dropping just three sets over the fortnight of action.
Sofia Kenin burst onto the scene. Beating Garbine Muguruza 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the final she became the youngest Grand Slam champion since Maria Sharapova in 2008.
Beating number one seed Ashleigh Barty in straight sets in the semi-final was the stand-out performance of her tournament, becoming the first American woman – other than Serena Williams – to win the Australian Open since 2002.
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The women’s final is on February 20, 2021 and the men’s final is on February 21, 2021.