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Australian Open Odds
Marking the beginning of the Grand Slam season, the Australian Open is a tennis tournament based in Melbourne Park, Australia. This tournament attracts some of the greatest talents in the tennis world, including names such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Steffi Graf.
Starting in 1905, the competition has seen some great talent gracing the courts, and history has been made across both the men's and women's singles. Initially, the tournament was known as the Australian Championship, but it soon changed its name in 1969.
Currently, the Australian Open uses a knockout format, where the unseeded players are placed across the fixtures whilst seeded players are drawn randomly. The top two ranked players participating will be positioned on opposite sides of the tournament structure. This is done to ensure that these players do not meet each other until the final if they are both successful in making it there.
Finding the best Australian Open Betting Odds
Starting in the month of January, the Australian Open is one of the first professional tournaments of the year. Before the tournament is underway, you can browse the betting markets via our online sportsbook, offering outright and in-play odds.
As for remaining Tennis tournaments, you’ll be able to find the very best odds using our sportsbook by simply searching for betting on tennis tournaments.
Australian Open Outright Odds
If you're looking to place bets in advance of the Australian Open, or you're looking at selected games, outright betting is the type of bet you are searching for. Below, you can find some of the most common outright bets for this competition:
Australian Open winner - Correctly predict the player that will win the Australian Open to win this bet. You will find that you can place an outright bet for the winner of the men's singles or the women's.
Match betting - As this a knockout tournament, there will be various match-ups between players as they progress towards the final. Here, you can predict which player you believe will win the match you are looking at.
Totals - With total betting, you can bet on how many sets you believe will be played in a game. This can typically come in the form of under/over betting. For example, you could predict that there will be over 2.5 sets played.
Australian Open In-Play Odds
For those who are more interested in placing bets whilst watching the action unfold, you can use in-play betting. As each match develops, you view the latest odds for events that are taking place live. Some of the most familiar in-play selections for the Australian Open include:
Each set - Every set in a match provides the option to bet on the specific set events that could happen during that period. As an example, you could predict how many games will be played in the upcoming set.
Each game - This is even more specific than matches and it happens more frequently throughout a tennis match. Before the next game starts, you can browse Australian Open odds for the player to win the game, the first to score and more.
Men's Australian Open Betting
Since the Australian Open started in 1905, there have been many famous wins from players all across the world. The first winner of the men's singles was awarded to Rodney Heath after beating Dr. Arthur Curtis in the final.
For each match-up throughout the men's singles, you can find all the latest betting markets.
Women's Australian Open Betting
The women's competitions did not arrive until 1922, 17 years later than the men's singles. Despite this, there have been some great champions over the years, including players such as Steffi Graf, Serena Williams, Margaret Smith and more recently, Naomi Osaka.
At the beginning of the women's singles, Margaret Molesworth claimed the very first title after beating Esna Boyd. She would cement her dominance in the Australian Open by repeating this in the following year, making that two consecutive title wins over Esna Boyd.
Browse the latest betting markets for the women's singles too, with outright and in-play options available.
Australian Open Betting FAQs
What are the best betting tips for the Australian Open?
There is no guaranteed strategy for placing successful bets. However, you can follow some general tips before deciding the first bet you would like to place for the Australian Open tennis tournament.
As this is one of the first competitions for the year, take a look at each participants form in the previous year to get an understanding of the favourites.
The matches have been played on hard surfaces for several years now, which suit some players better than others, Especially those who are more familiar with playing on traditional grass surfaces.
For 2024, you can find our top Australian Open tips on our sports blog. Last year, Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. Will he win back-to-back Australian Open’s for the sixth time in his career?
Who is the most successful player in the Australian Open?
The Serbian tennis player, Novak Djokovic, has established himself as one of the most successful players in the men's singles after a successful campaign at the 2023 Australian Open.
US tennis legend, Serena Williams, is the most decorated in the women's singles, adding to her great collection of Grand Slam titles. More recently, Iga Swiatek has been on the rise as an exciting prospect, having achieved two grand slam titles in a single season.
How can I find the best Australian Open odds?
It's important to be aware of how the odds can change across betting markets as tournaments progress. With each match that is played, we can see who the top performers are, which is why the outright winner odds are adjusted to reflect this.
Following each match can provide you with insight into the top performers for that year, helping you to understand the odds better.