However, Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, and local hope Alex de Minaur are still going strong.
Djokovic Doing Enough
The Serbian ace looked much better in his most recent match compared to his first two.
His first-round clash wasn’t meant to be close, but he dropped the second set in a tiebreak to an unheralded opponent.
He then dropped a set in his second round match to Alex Popyrin, but bettors who took the short odds at the sportsbook for Djokovic to win the Australina Open loved what they saw in the third round.
He dispatched of the 30th seed Tomas Martin Etcheverry in straight sets without much fuss, so the +100 odds available with live betting markets seems warranted.
At 36 years old, Djokovic is already doing more than expected. The greatest player of all time loves winning the Australian Open, and although clearly not at his best, he’s still the one to beat.
Alcaraz Gets Easy Passage
Alcaraz has dropped one set from his three matches, and he played only two sets in the third round.
Not being put through a testing match is ideal preparation for the 20-year-old, who played a long, four-set match against Lorenzo Sonego in the second round.
Dropping only two games against J.C. Shang in the third round is a blessing for the grand slam champion, who could score multiple big wins in 2024.
Betting online markets have Alcaraz at +275, so they’re not letting the Spaniard out of their sights.
If he continues to get a saloon passage to the quarterfinals, he could firm into favoritism. He plays an unseeded opponent in the fourth round, so his road to the final could be easier than Djokovic’s.
Top Pick Proving Worth
We picked Sinner to win at generous odds before the tournament started, and he hasn’t done anything wrong to date.
Understanding betting odds is a good thing to have when betting on tennis, and Sinner was a terrific value pick.
Sinner has been the most impressive of the star players so far, scoring three wins in straight sets.
Jannik Sinner continues to dominate at the Australian Open.
— Perfect Tennis (@perfecttennisuk) January 19, 2024
He dismantled Sebastian Baez in the third round, dropping just four games throughout the match. That was the most impressive victory so far at the tournament, but because he’s the fourth seed, he has a much harder fourth round matchup.
He faces Karen Khachanov, who is seeded 15th. However, based on Sinner’s form, we expect the Italian to roll into the quarterfinals.
His current odds of +400 are short, but he’s a player who should have a massive year in store.
Questions Of The Day
Is Djokovic or Alcaraz a better bet at the 2024 Australian Open?
Carlos Alcaraz has had the better tournament so far, so he’s the better bet at value odds.
Will there be an upset in the Australian Open Men’s tennis tournament?
The best value is with Jannik Sinner and Alex de Minaur, who are playing excellently in Melbourne.