Australian Open Tennis Betting Preview
The first tennis grand slam of the year is nearly upon us, with the Australian Open starting on January 14. The best of the best come together and with many of them already playing on the hard courts down under this season, they will be ready to challenge for the event.
Roger Federer heads into the men’s draw as the defending champion while Caroline Wozniacki will defend her women’s title. Both players are expected to do well again, and don’t be surprised to see either of them record back to back victories on a court that their game clearly suits.
Key Dates for the 2019 Australian Open
For fans who want to keep up to date with the action in Australia, here is a list of key dates to look out for:
January 10 – Draw for the tournament is made
January 14-15 – First round games are played
January 22-23 – Quarter final stage
January 24-25 – Semi final stage
January 26 – Women’s final
January 27 – Men’s final
Key Contenders for the Australian Open 2019 Men’s Title
Perhaps the best place to start here is with the reigning champion Federer. He is coming towards the end of his career and is now 37, but that doesn’t appear to be stopping the Swiss superstar just yet. He has won six Australian Open titles during his career, and a total of 20 grand slams. Another milestone is on the horizon for him, he is just one win away from his 100th career singles title, and he would love to get that with a win in this grand slam.
Like Federer, Djokovic has six Australian Open titles to his name, and if you are looking for a player who is in form in the grand slams, then look no further than Djokovic. He has won the last two, with a win at Wimbledon and in the US Open last summer, and this would give him a third grand slam title in a row. Although Federer is the reigning champion, Djokovic is the one to beat on current form.
There are many who believe that this is the year when someone new breaks out and shows that the older end have to move over. Many people think Zverev is that player, but one thing he does have to prove is his ability to be at the top of his game over a long period and for five sets per game. If he can do that, there is no doubt that the 21 year old German is a threat, and a win here would get the number 4 seed off to the perfect start this year.
Key Contenders for the Australian Open 2019 Women’s Title
The 37 year old American has had a decorated career so far, and she is one grand slam single title away from equalling the current women’s record. She last won the Australian Open in 2017, when she was around eight weeks pregnant which is a remarkable feat. She came back after the birth of her child and reached back to back grand slam finals in 2018, at Wimbledon and in the US Open. She gave the impression she would come back even stronger and fitter this season, and that is a scary prospect for the rest of the players heading down under.
Halep was beaten in the final last year and after being number one seed for that event, she comes back as the number one seed again. She won her first grand slam title in June at the French Open and she always gave the impression that not winning a grand slam was something that held her back. With that tag off her now, can she take another step forward and show why she is the number one ranked woman in the world?
It was Wozniacki who beat Halep in the final here last year, and she comes back looking to make it back to back title in Australia. That victory was her first grand slam victory and just like Halep, she may continue to improve now that she has shaken off that tag. This is the first major event we have seen Wozniacki play in since announcing she has arthritis and of course that is going to bring a lot of attention to her, but there is no doubt if she is fit, she has a great chance.
The British Challenge
If you are looking for the British player who has the most chance of winning the 2019 Australian Open then you will probably have to side with Johanna Konta. She was disappointing last season and comes here on the back of an injury that forced her out of a recent event, but back in 2016 she made the semi finals and knows this tournament well.
Kyle Edmund is the top seeded male going into the tournament, and he also reached the semi finals last year, although he has been dealing with a knee injury and that has to cast a doubt over him. Andy Murray is ranked down in 230th after playing just six tournaments last year, and he has had to use his exemption card to get into this event. We all know what Murray is capable of, but he has to prove it on the court before we can seriously back him to win a grand slam again.
Australian Open 2019 Betting Odds
It is no surprise to see Novak Djokovic as the favourite for the men’s event, given that he has won the last two grand slams. He is priced up around 5/4 with the bookmakers, which is short given the competition he has. It is clear to see he is favourite because others have question marks over them, but there are three or four players who will fancy their chances of beating him here.
Defending champion Roger Federer is one of those, and he is the 5/1 second favourite to win the event. Rafael Nadal has been struggling with an injury recently, which casts a doubt over how far he can go in this competition, but you can never discount the Spaniard and he is priced at 8/1. Slightly bigger is Alexander Zverev who is at 9/1 and he could be the dark horse for people to follow here.
The women’s draw has a much more open feel to it at the top end, and Serena Williams is the 9/2 favourite to take the crown. There are a number of players around her in the low double figure range and world number one Simon Halep is one of those, available at 12/1. Caroline Wozniacki has to prove her arthritis isn’t going to affect her play, and if she can do that, the 25/1 available on her could look very big.
Australian Open 2019 Betting Offers
Karamba – Karamboost Acca Bonus
If you are looking to place a bet on the individual games at the Australian Open this year then it is vital that you take advantage of an acca offer. One way to do this is to make your bet eligible for an acca boost, and that is exactly what you do with the Karamboost offer from Karamba.
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Betway – Free Bet Club
If you are looking to place a lot of bets during the Australian Open then it is worth looking for a bookmaker that offers you a reward for doing so. The Betway free bet club is exactly the kind of offer you should be looking for and at times when you are going to place more bets than normal during the week, you can take advantage and receive a free bet from them.
To qualify for the Betway free bet club you must register with them and opt in. From then you will always be in, and qualify for the offer on the weeks that you are eligible to receive the bonus. To get the bonus you must place bets to the value of £25 or more on trebles or greater during the week. If you do this, Betway will give you £10 in free bets (credited as two £5 free bet tokens) for you to spend in the coming days.
If you are expecting to spend more than normal on accumulator bets during the Australian Open then a free bet club like this one is a great offer to take advantage of.