Novak Djokovic is warming up for his return to the Australian Open and he is being backed by the bookmakers as a sure bet to lift the title in 2023. Not only is the Serbian star the player to beat in the men’s singles field, but he is priced at minus money (-120) at the sportsbook exchange powered by BetUS.
Djokovic is seeking his 10th Australian Open title and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title. Will he walk it?
If not Djokovic, are there alternative bets to consider? Perhaps, home favorite Nick Kyrgios? Or top players such as Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas? Or, maybe, even … wait for it … hmmm … dunno … maybe … the defending champion Rafael Nadal? Who happens to be seeking a record-setting 23rd Grand Slam title in Melbourne.
Whichever way you are slicing it, this promises to be a fascinating Australian Open and potentially historic one as well with so many converging storylines and backstories.
Read on as we weigh in on the men’s field, preview the draw, and current tennis odds and examine the stats, injury reports, latest tennis news, and more.
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2023 Australian Open Outright Odds
- Novak Djokovic -120
- Daniil Medvedev +600
- Nick Kyrgios +1000
- Stefanos Tsitsipas +1200
- Rafael Nadal +1600
- Jannik Sinner +1800
- Taylor Fritz +2000
- Felix Auger Aliassime +2000
- Holger Rune +2000
- Casper Ruud +3000
- Matteo Berrettini +3300
- Alexander Zverev +3300
First Quarter: Nadal, Medvedev in Same Section
- Top Seeds: No. 1 Nadal, No. 7 Medvedev, No. 10 Hurkacz, No. 16 Tiafoe, No. 18 Kachanov, No. 20 Shapovalov, No. 29, Korda, No. 31 Nishioka
- Dangerous Floaters: Draper, Sonego, Nakashima
Defending champion Nadal and last year’s finalist, Daniil Medvedev, fall into the same quarter of the draw, setting up the potential of a reprisal of their epic final in the quarterfinals. This rather unfortunate twist has prompted both Nadal’s and Medvedev’s odds to drift, though more so in the former.
Nadal opens against a dangerous floater in Jack Draper. Should he overcome the first round, he will face the winner of the American showdown between Brandon Nakashima and Mackenzie MacDonald. The biggest stumbling block in the R32 is a potential matchup versus in-form Yoshito Nishioka. While the R16 could serve up a blockbuster rematch against American Frances Tiafoe, who beat (a banged-up) Nadal at the US Open last year.
Medvedev’s path to the quarterfinals begins with a date against the American Marcos Giron. Should the Russian advance, he’ll face the winner of Aussie John Millman vs Marc Andrea Huesler. The biggest stumbling block in Medvedev’s corner is American Sebastian Korda, who is coming off a runner-up finish to Djokovic in Adelaide. In the R16, Hubert Hurkacz is the highest-seeded threat that could emerge. Other challengers include Denis Shapovalov, Lorenzo Sonego and Dusan Lajovic, to name a few.
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Second Quarter: Tsitsipas, Auger-Aliassime Highlight Draw
- Top Seeds: No. 3 Tsitsipas, No. 6 Auger-Aliassime, No. 11 Norrie, No. 15 Sinner, No. 17 Musetti, No. 21 Coric, No. 28 Cerundolo, No. 32 Van de Zandeschulp
- Dangerous Floaters: Wawrinka, Pospisil, Edmund, Kwon
The second quarter of the draw is wide open, flanked as it is by Tsitsipas and Felix Auger-Aliassime who are in line for a quarterfinal showdown if this section were to fall to plan according to the seeding.
Tsitsipas has a relatively comfortable section at the start, with Quentin Halys of France in the R128. Then, the winner of the matchup between qualifier Yannick Hanfmann and wild card Rinky Hijikata in the R164. The first real challenge should come in the R32, where Botic Van de Zandeschulp could emerge. Things look trickier in the R16 with Jannik Sinner looming as the biggest threat to Tsitsipas. Alternatively, he could come up against Lorenzo Musetti, Kyle Edmund or Federico Coria, to name a few.
Auger-Aliassime opens his campaign against compatriot Vasek Pospisil. In the R64, he could face former Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka, and in the R32, he could see Francisco Cerundolo or dark-horse young gun Yibing Wu (a wild card) and Corentin Moutet. In the R16, the biggest obstacles are Cameron Norrie, who is off to a great start this season, and Borna Coric. Wild card Christopher Eubanks or dangerous floater Soonwoo Kwon are potential threats as well.
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Third Quarter: Djokovic, Rublev Lead Charge
- Top Seeds: No. 4 Djokovic, No. 5 Rublev, No. 9 Rune, No. 14 Carreno-Busta, No. 19 Kyrgios, 22 De Minaur, No. 25 Evans, No. 27 Dimitrov
- Dangerous Floaters: Thiem, Cressy, Krajinovic Isner. Karatsev
Djokovic will begin his highly anticipated campaign against Roberto Carballes Baena. In the R64, he will face the winner of Hugo Dellien and qualifier Enzo Couacaud. While the R32 could see Dimitrov come through as the highest seed in this corner. Alternatively, dangerous floaters, Karatsev or Djere could emerge. The first real test for the Serbian is likely to come in the R16, with Pablo Carreno Busta looming as the highest-seeded threat. Alternatively, Alex De Minaur or veteran and dangerous floater John Isner could emerge among others.
Andrey Rublev highlights the opposite side of the third quarter of the draw. His immediate section is flanked by Danish teenager Holger Rune and features Aussie hopeful Nick Kyrgios sandwiched in between – two potential R16 opponents for Rublev. All eyes will be on this section as the winner of the R16 is likely to face Djokovic in the final eight.
Before Rublev can look that far ahead, he opens his tournament against former finalist Dominic Thiem, who is attempting a comeback from injury. Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori or Aussie Max Purcell are potential R64 opponents while Daniel Evans is the highest-seeded player that could emerge in the R32.
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Fourth Quarter: Ruud, Fritz Headliners
- Top Seeds: No. 2, Ruud, No. 8 Fritz, No. 12 Zverev, No. 13 Berrettini, No. 23 Schwartzman, No. 24 Bautista-Agut, No. 26 Kecmanovic, No. 30 Davidovich-Fokina
- Dangerous Floaters: Machac, Brooksby, Paul, Wolf, Goffin
Casper Ruud headlines the fourth quarter alongside American hopeful Taylor Fritz. The pair is on a collision course for a quarterfinal showdown, but getting there won’t be a breeze.
Fritz has a relatively straightforward opener versus veteran Nikoloz Basilashvili, but he faces Aussie hopeful Alexei Popryn or Chun Hsun Tseng in the R64. The highest seed threat in the R32 is Miomir Kecmanovic, but American Ben Shelton, rising Chinese star Zhizhen Zhang and qualifier Noclas Jarry are potential surprise R32 opponents. The R16 could be a potential stumbling block for Fritz with Alexander Zverev representing the highest seed in this section. Alternatively, dangerous floaters David Goffin and American J.J. Wolf lurk in this corner.
Ruud kicks off his campaign against a tricky Tomas Machac. In the R64, American Jenson Brooksby or Aussie Christopher O’Connell could emerge while Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina lurks as a stumbling block in the R32. Another third-round threat is dangerous floater American Tommy Paul. In the R16, Ruud could cross paths with Matteo Berrettini, the highest-seeded threat on his path to the quarterfinals. Other potential challengers include Andy Murray, Thanasi Kokkinakis, and Fabio Fognini, to name a few.