2020 Australia Open Betting Preview

Australia Open
January 20th - February 2nd
Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia

The 2020 Australia Open is now underway. From Januaray 20th through February 2nd, several of the best tennis players in the world will go head-to-head (or head-to-head-to-head-to-head) at Melbourne Park in the first Grand Slam of the year.

The AO has been played since 1905. It's called Melbourne Park home since 1988. This year's prize money totals a whopping $71 million.

Tennis superstar and future Hall of Famer, Novak Djokovic, is the reigning champion in Men's Singles. He defeated fellow futuer HOFer Rafael Nadal in last year's final. Japan's Naomi Osaka scored a decisive, yet hard-fought win over Petra Kvitova in 2019's Women's Singles.

Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert claimed the Men's Doubles gold for France in their two-set win over Henri Kontinen and John Peers. Samantha Stosur teamed up with Zhang Shuai to beat Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic in the 2019 Women's Double.

Lastly, Barbora Krejcikova and USA's Rajeev Ram beat the Aussie duo of Astra Sharma and John-Patrick Smith in the 2019 Mixed Doubles.

Osaka had a strong showing over Saisai Zheng in her opening round match. She defeated the Chinese national 12-6 over two sets.

As we head into Day 2, Rafael Nada is a -11 favorite over Federico Delbonis. Nick Kyrgios is a -6 favorite over Gilles Simon. Stan Wawrinka is -6 over Andreas Seppi. Roger Federer is favored by 8.5 over Filip Krajinovic.

On the Women's side, Serena Williams is a -7.5 favorite over Tamara Zidansek. Simona Halep is favored by 6.5 over Harriet Dart. Kiki Bertens is listed at -6.5 over Arina Rodionova.

Fifteen year-old Coco Gauff, who shocked the world when she defeated Venus Williams in the opening round of Wimbledon 2019, once again defeated her idol in the first round of the AO. She faces Sorana Cirstea in the second round.

Venus' sister and tennis GWOAT is favored to win the Women's singles event, though many experts are expecting her to come up short. Williams, who hasn't won a major since 2017, has lost four Grand Slams over the last two years.

Djokovic, the current champion has seven Australian Open titles to his name. He has his eyes set on number eight and may very well get it. Djokovic is coming off a tough loss at the 2019 U.S. Open, but it's still no reason to count him out.
Rafael Nadal is always a strong bet. The Spaniard has 19 Grand Slam titles to his name, however, only one of those is an AO championship.

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