Australian Open 2020 outright betting ideas and predictions

The first Grand Slam of 2020, the Australian Open, sees the old guard of Rafael Nadal challenged by a brand new era whereas Ashleigh Barty provides the house fans with a reason to dream

Odds are appropriate on the time of publishing and are subject to alter.

Old guard still standing strong

Novak Djokovic was in ominous form recently, helping Serbia win the inaugural ATP Cup and he is rightly the chief out there for outright winner of the Australian Open.

However, at 1/1 to retain his Melbourne crown and prolong his document number of titles at the match to eight, he may not carry sufficient worth to follow too closely. Djokovic defeated German Jan-Lennard Struff and Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito to set-up a third round clash with Yoshihito Nishioka.

That leaves Rafael Nadal as the person to observe, particularly as father time finally appears to be starting to inform on Roger Federer regardless of the Swiss establishing a clash with Australian John Millman by easing past Filip Krajinovic.

Spanish powerhouse Nadal, who beat Federico Delbonis to set up an all-Spanish third-round encounter with Pablo Carreno Busta, in all probability feels he has unfinished business in Melbourne. Nadal has reached the final of five occasions, but he only claimed the title as soon as back in 2009.

He was overpowered in straight units by Djokovic 12 months in the past but at 4/1 to go one higher this time around he will definitely attract some interest, particularly as a triumph would draw him stage on 20 Grand Slam titles with old foe Federer.

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New order sense their opportunity

A number of rising stars now have their sights set on lastly breaking the stranglehold of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer, who’ve received the last 12 grand-slam titles between them.

Daniil Medvedev, 7/1 to be topped champion in Australia, showed his potential by pushing Nadal all the way in a five-set classic within the US Open last yr and should be a significant contender Down Under.

Two-time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem is another who may feel his time has come though he has but to make it previous the fourth round in Melbourne and is subsequently out at 20/1 in the outright market.

One man who does have pedigree in Australian is Stefanos Tsitsipas, who ended 2019 in style by claiming the title at the ATP Finals in London to boost his standing in the game even further.

He reached the semi-finals in Melbourne 12 months ago and is available at 12/1 to go all the way this time around, and is our exterior wager after defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round.

Home hopes relaxation with Barty

In the women’s singles, the house fans will be desperate to see Ashleigh Barty give them one thing to shout about.

Having made the quarter-finals 12 months in the past, Barty went on to win her first grand-slam singles title at the French Open, and also made the fourth round at both Wimbledon and the US Open.

Consistency in her play has made Barty one of many players to beat. At 7/1 to be crowned champion on residence soil, Barty additionally seems to carry first rate value after strolling into the third round with a win against Polona Hercog.

Whenever Serena Williams is in the draw she’s going to always lead the market and the American veteran is 3/1 to safe an eighth Australian Open title. The competitors has already seen Serena‚Äôs sister and seven-time grand slam champion, Venus, knocked out in the first round by Coco Gauff.

Further out in the prices, Elina Svitolina at 20/1 could also be value watching as she is making progress towards a major breakthrough, with a third-round conflict with Garbine Muguruza up next.

The Ukrainian has made the last eight in Melbourne in every of the final two years, whereas semi-final appearances at each Wimbledon and the US Open in 2019 present a participant getting nearer to the ultimate objective of Grand Slam glory.

All odds inside this article correct at the time of publishing and are topic to vary.