The first Grand Slam tournament of the 2023 calendar year, the Australian Open, will surely be one of the great tournaments. Some of the best players in the world will battle it out to win the prestigious title. First held in 1905, the tournament has been played on hard courts since 1988 and offers fast and excellent tennis.
In this blog, we are going to focus on giving out some handy betting tips to set you up for the action at Melbourne Park. The tournament will be held from the 16th to the 29th of January, 2023.
Last year, Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open, which at the time was his 21st Grand Slam. This time around, things might be a bit different for him as two big contestants are in the tournament: Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz. Carlos Alcaraz is one of the biggest stars in the making in Tennis, whilst Novak Djokovic wants to make up for lost time due to him being unable to participate in ATP Grand Slams as a result of his being unvaccinated.
After his absence due to being unvaccinated last year, Djokovic will be present for the 2023 edition of the Australian Open. He has an amazing record in this tournament with a record nine wins. He is likely to be seeded fifth for his tournament, and if that is the case, he will then face a top-four seed in the quarter-finals. He is named the player to beat in this tournament but he expects tough opposition. Something that he has made a habit of is beating high-profile opponents on his way to lifting Grand Slam titles. His fitness level can never be questioned as he looks sharp and very much up to the challenge. You wouldn’t put it past the Serbian athlete to spring a couple of outstanding performances to earn himself his 22nd Grand Slam and draw level with Rafael Nadal.
We are pricing Novak Djokovic’s chances of winning the tournament at 1/1 (2.00)
The young superstar is just 19 years old and is already making moves on the big stage. The strength and precision in which he hits the ball is just magnificent to watch and a nightmare to play against. The Spaniard will be returning to where he excelled when paired with the big men and sealed his place as number one in the rankings. Being Spanish, he will surely be eager to come up against Rafael Nadal in the late stages of the tournament in order to seal his destiny as one of the greats in the sports.
Make sure to keep an eye out for young Alcaraz during this Australian Open, he is priced at 5/1 (6.00) to win the title.
Despite winning the tournament last year, Nadal is not the favourite to win his 23rd Grand Slam title but he will surely be a strong contender on the hard surface. When asked if this could potentially be his last Australian Grand Slam, the Spanish great stated that he is not focusing on that at the moment and he will do his best to make a good start to the year and be competitive on the court.
As many other professionals, he is more focused on beating his opponents rather than seeing if this would be his last year competing at the Australian Open, but for tennis’s sake it will be a shame if he retires.
The top Grand Slam winner is priced at 11/1 (12.00) to lift the Australian Open once more and reign dominant on the hard surface of Melbourne Park.
The Russian Tennis player came close to winning the title in 2022, but after a thrilling match against Rafael Nadal, he simply couldn’t match his opponent. Medvedev has reached the final of the Australian Open in 2021 and 2022 and is yet to win the title.
The four finals in which the Russian participated where all contested on hard surfaces and, in the final, he met either Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic, and won just once against Djokovic with a 6-4 , 6-4, 6-4.
We are pricing Daniil Medvedev to win the title at 9/1 (10.00).
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*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing