The 2018 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 to get his 2017 season off to a great start by winning his first Grand Slam since 2012. That win catapulted him to a great year where Federer went a ridiculous 52-5 and added another Grand Slam victory at Wimbledon. It’s no surprise that Federer is the favorite to repeat this year, but all of the top players in the world will look to get 2018 off to the perfect start like Roger did last year.
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.
2018 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.
- Roger Federer +180
- Rafael Nadal +450
- Novak Djokovic +450
- Grigor Dimitrov +800
- Alexander Zverev +1000
- Juan Martin del Potro +1400
- David Goffin +1600
- Nick Kyrgios +1600
- Stan Wawrinka +2000
- Milos Raonic +2500
- Marin Cilic +2500
Those are the 11 players with 25/1 or better odds to win the tournament. The next closest players are Shapovalov and Sock at 50/1 each.
Federer is the obvious choice, but at odds of just +180 and Federer having not played since the ATP Finals I’m not confident in taking him to win the tournament while getting under 2/1 on my bet. He had an amazing season last year, but let’s not forget he’s still 36 years old.
Both Nadal and Djokovic are returning from injuries, but their play in tune-up matches has been solid and I think either one of these guys has just as good a chance to win the tournament as Federer.
I’m personally going to be betting Djokovic at odds of +450. Yes, he had an awful 2017, but he’s been on the sidelines since Wimbledon resting his body and mind, and I think he will be able to return with a new found fire and an injury free body that will allow him to play his best tennis. Let’s not forget that Djokovic has been the king of the Aussie Open for the past 10 years, with 6 wins since 2008, and at 30 years old, I think he has a career resurgence left in him.
Play: Djokovic +450
How To Bet On The Australian Open Online
Follow these 3 quick steps to get your bets in on the 2018 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.
Ready to bet? Click here to visit BetOnline.ag