Australian Open Mens 2019 Outright 14/01 12:00Kick Off: 14/01/2019 12:00
The Australian Open takes place in Melbourne and after problems with the heat the tournament sees the introduction of tie-breaks in the final set. This will reduce match times and help out players suffering from fatigue.Men’s singles players also will be allowed 10-minute breaks if the temperatures are very high in this new Extreme heat Policy.
Novak Djokovic is back to his best and the clear favourite , odds 2.25, he is very difficult to beat and has got his confidence back.
Roger Federer is going for his 3rd Australian Open in a row , he has a good draw but is 37 years old and he should reach the last 4 but winning the tournament might be too much.Odds 6.00.
Rafael Nadal has declared himself fit and at odds of 10.00 seems decent value, he may have the ability but his body might not withstand 2 weeks of Tennis in the soaring heat.
Alexander Zverev played very well in the ATP World Tour Finals but is he ready for his maiden Slam win? He is odds 13.00 but he lacks Grand Slam experience , one Quarter-Final appearance at Roland Garros is the best he has offered, there he got thrashed by Dominic Thiem.
Karen Khachanov had a good 2018 and rose to 11th in the World Rankings. He won three titles last season, including the Masters Series in Paris during October when he beat Djokovic in the final. He is a good hard court player and has a decent draw. Odds 30.
Daniil Medvedev is an up and coming talented player who reached the final in Brisbane last week but has Djokovic in his side of the draw.odds 67 but best to bet on matches.
Dominic Thiem is much better suited to the clay courts and shouldn’t make to much impact here.odds 50.00
Kevin Anderson reached the final in two of the last five Grand slams and has a good style of play on this surface with a dominant serve.Odds 33.00
Grigor Dimitrov faded since a good 2017 year he reached the Semi-Finals at the Australian Open but his confidence has faded and although very talented needs to improve mentally. Odds 80
There are some interesting 1st round matches :
2016 semi-finalist Raonic takes on Aussie favourite Kyrgios .
2017 Finalist Marin Cilic takes on another Aussie the talented Bernard Tomic
Kyle Edmund rising UK player takes on former Veteran Tomas Berdych who reached 2 Semi-Finals
Bautista Agut 22nd seed from Sapin takes on Andy Murray in his comeback.