The 2019 Australian Open gets underway in Melbourne next week. The tournament really signifies the beginning of the new tennis season with all of the top players trying to shake off the rust in the first couple weeks of January to bring their best game to this first major of the year. Last year Roger Federer was able defend his title and roll his great 2017 into 2018 by beating Marin Cilic in a 5 setter in the finals.
Federer had a great season last year, but he enters this years Australian Open as the second favorite after Novak Djokovic found his game in a big way in the second half of 2018.
In this article I will look at the pre-tournament outright winner odds for the Men’s Singles event, give you my top pick and also provide a 3 step guide to betting on the Australian Open online.
2019 Australian Open Men’s Singles Winner Odds
Here are the pre-tournament outright winner odds from BetOnline.ag. These odds will change as the tournament progresses and could even change based on the draw or players performances heading into the tournament. You can check the up to date odds yourself at BetOnline.ag by clicking on the ‘Futures & Props’ drop down menu, followed by ‘Tennis Futures’ on the sportsbook page.
- Novak Djokovic +120
- Roger Federer +500
- Rafael Nadal +600
- Alexander Zverev +900
- Andy Murray +1400
- Juan Martin Del Potro +1400
- Marin Cilic +1800
- Nick Kyrgios +2200
- Dominic Thiem +2500
- Kei Nishikori +2500
Those are the 10 players with 25/1 or better odds to win the tournament. There are several other players at 33/1 and 40/1, with this being a very competitive time in men’s tennis.
Djokovic is the obvious choice, but at odds of just +120 and Djokovic coming off a loss to Bautista Agut in the semi-finals of his warm-up tourney in Qatar, and I don’t think there’s a lot of value in Novak. Add in the fact Tsonga is his likely 2nd round opponent and Shapovalov is his likely 3rd round opponent, and you have two extremely dangerous opponents right off the bat in the tournament.
I’m actually looking at two guys with long odds. I like Kei Nishikori at 25/1 and Grigor Dimitrov at 40/1.
Nishikori is coming off a win at the Brisbane International tune-up tourney to start January and his game looks to be in the right spot to make a run. Add in the fact that he’s in a very straight forward quarter of the draw and I think he’s a lock to be in the quarterfinals. This is where it gets tricky because he’s in the same quarter as Novak Djokovic, but if Novak slips up against either Tsonga or Shapovalov then Kei will be the favorite in this spot. At 25/1 I think he’s worth a punt.
My other punt is on Grigor Dimitrov at 40/1. He has a wide open draw as well. He runs into John Isner in the third round, but Isner has not been at his best lately. He’s also in the same quarter as Kevin Anderson who only has a 52% winning percentage at the Australian Open, but far the worst of the 4 Grand Slams. If Dimitrov can advance to the semi’s then you are playing with house money. Add in the fact he’s proven he’s capable of beating the best in the game when he won the Tour Finals in 2017, and the fact the Australian Open is by far his best Grand Slam with a 71% winning percentage and I think Dimitrov is a great value play here as well.
How To Bet On The Australian Open Online
Follow these 3 quick steps to get your bets in on the 2019 Australian Open tournament.
Step 1. Open a BetOnline.ag Account
First you will need to join an online betting site. BetOnline is our top rated betting site for players from around the world (including the USA). They are a large and respected sportsbook that offers an easy to use sportsbook, great customer service and a wide variety of deposit/withdrawal options for anyone in the world.
Step 2. Deposit
Next you will need to make a deposit so that you have some funds to bet on the tournament. BetOnline accepts Visa, MasterCard, bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, skrill, neteller and more. There’s a huge selection of banking options to choose from so it’s very easy to get money onto the site and your winnings out.
New players receive a 50% matching bonus up to $2500 on your first deposit. If you decide to use bitcoin for your deposit that matching percentage is bumped up to 100%!
Step 3. Place Your Aussie Open Bets
Now you’re ready to place your bets!
To bet on tournament winner for either the men’s or women’s singles you need to click on the ‘Futures & Props’ drop down menu, followed by ‘Tennis’. This will bring up the futures odds for the tournament. These odds will change as the tournament progresses.
You can also bet on individual matches. To find those odds you can select ‘Tennis’ under the ‘Main Sports’ section of the left sidebar of the BetOnline website. You will be able to bet on the money line, total points or games spread bets for all of the Australian Open matches.
Check out our tennis betting page for more information about the various bets you can make on a tennis match. And check out our dedicated how to bet on the Australian Open page for a focused look at betting on the first Grand Slam of the season.
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