Played over the last fortnight of January, the Australian Open is the first tennis Grand Slam of the season and just like the three other major tournaments, throws up plenty of betting opportunities with bwin.
Backing the Australian Open odds of the men’s singles champion isn’t likely to make you rich, considering one man has dominated the blue courts over the last six years.
Backers of Novak Djokovic have seen their Australian Open bets pay out four times in that time and he has never lost in an Australian Open final, making him likely to be the clear and well fancied favourite in the Australian Open betting.
The Serb won three tournaments on the bounce between 2011 and 2013, making him the first player since Roy Emerson’s five consecutive triumphs between 1963 and 1967 to dominate the tournament so regularly.
While a punt on Djokovic’s Australian Open odds would be wise it could prove more profitable to try and predict his opponent in the final considering one man has made the showpiece consistently, without ever winning.
Apple of the British tennis fans’ eye, Andy Murray, is usually found nestled near the top of bwin’s Australian Open betting, largely due to the fact that he’s made the final three times since 2010. So a bet on the Australian Open odds for a Djokovic/Murray final, which has been the case in both 2011 and 2013 is likely to be popular pre-tournament.
For the women’s competition Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, the only two active players to triumph multiple times at the tournament, often head the Australian Open betting.
As the lesser fancied player in the Australian Open odds, Belarusian right-hander Azarenka is a better bet for the tournament considering she’s won the last two renewals, beating Maria Sharapova and Li Na in the finals.
Williams’ last Australian Open win came back in 2010 and she has since failed to pass the quarter finals.