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The tennis season is back with less than a week until the first Grand Slam of the year. The Australian Open takes place in Melbourne from January 16th to 29th. This is one of the most important tournaments on the tennis calendar with 2000 points for the winner. In this article we will present to you our Australian Open 2017 Betting Predictions and also evaluate which players could feature a good run in Melbourne.
Once again, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are the undeniable favorites to lift the trophy. These two players have dominated the ATP World Tour over the last couple of years and it seems unlikely to see any other player leaving Melbourne with the title.
Even though Murray is #1 in the world, Djokovic is still the main favorite to win the title. The game conditions in Melbourne clearly suit Novak’s game style as he looks for his 7th Australian Open title. On the other hand, Murray has never won this title, losing 5 times already in the decisive match.
Looking now to the prices available among the most reliable Sportsbooks, Djokovic is the main favorite at 2.50 at Ladbrokes, while Murray is right behind him at 2.62 at Bet365. Since we expect a final between these two, playing both to win might be a good approach to guarantee some profit.
The 2014 Australian Open champion, Stan Wawrinka, is one of the main threats to the Djokovic and Murray dominance. The three-time Grand Slam champion is famous for producing his best tennis on the big stages, which always makes him a dangerous opponent in this event. Coral has the best price in the market for Stan to win this event at 15.00.
Even though Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are far from their best, they can never be underestimated. The Spaniard won this event in 2009, while Federer has hoisted the trophy on three different occasions – 2004, 2006 and 2007. Nadal is currently available at 15.00 at Ladbrokes, while BetVictor offers 23.00 for Roger’s success.
After reaching the Australian Open semi-finals in 2016, Milos Raonic is trying to go a step further this year. The Canadian is always a fearful opponent due to his outstanding serve. Last year Milos only lost in the fifth set against Murray and it won’t be easy for anyone to defeat the Canadian. William Hill offers a price of 21.00 for Raonic to win his first Grand Slam trophy in Melbourne.
In 2016 the ATP World Tour announced the “NextGen”, a list with some of the most promising young players on the tour. From the players on that list, three of them are no longer promises: Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios and Alexander Zverev.
Looking to their previous results on Grand Slam events, Thiem has had the most success, reaching the French Open semi-finals last year. Despite Dominic’s prior achievements in Major events, the Austrian is not so reliable on Hard Court when compared to Clay. For that reason, he’s currently with the highest price among the three – 101 at Ladbrokes.
Zverev already featured some outstanding results on ATP events but he has never made it into the 2nd week of a Grand Slam event. Although we strongly believe that Alexander will win Majors in the future, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him losing in the first week. The Sportsbooks think the same with the German available at 81 at Bet365.
Despite his bad temper, Kyrgios is without a doubt one of the most talented players on the tour. With the home support on his side, Nick can be even more dangerous. It’s always a risk to trust on Kyrgios, but he’s definitely a player to take into consideration. The Australian is the main favorite among the NextGen players with Ladbrokes offering 51.00 for his victory.
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