Who Will Win the Australian Open?

Author: Published: January 15, 2024

Novak Djokovic celebrating his win

Who Will Win the Australian Open?

The first tennis Grand Slam of the year is taking place in Australia at present. Can Novak Djokovic again become men’s champion and will Iga Swiatek win her first title down under?

Novak Djokovic has won the Australian Open a record ten times and is the defending champion. The Serb is chasing a record-extending 25th Grand Slam title and has won the Australian Open the last four times he’s been able to play in the tournament. You can get odds of 21/20 at bet365 that he is again crowned champion.

This is his first singles tournament of the year though he did play in the United Cup. He won two of his three matches but lost to Australian Alex de Minaur. Injury may be the biggest threat to his title hopes.

He may be 36-years-old but the last five Grand Slam events he’s played have produced four titles and a runners-up spot at Wimbledon. While he is in the tournament, he is the one you have to back.

A First Title for Alcaraz?

Who could dethrone Djokovic? Carlos Alcaraz is his seeded opponent in the final but needs to improve his form. The Spanish second seed won six titles last year but the last of those was in August.

This is his first tournament of the new year and his record at the Australian Open isn’t that great. His best performance in this Grand Slam was reaching the third round two years ago. He missed last year’s tournament due to injury. That means he has no points to defend and winning this title could see him regain his world number one spot.

He’s 10/3 at William Hill to win his first Australian Open title. It’s best to look at how he’s playing in the early rounds before deciding if he can win this tournament.

Alcaraz is in the same half of the draw as Alexander Zverev. He came into this tournament in good form after winning the United Cup with Germany. Zverev won four of his five singles matches and that includes a win over Stefanos Tsitsipas. With odds of 25/1 at BetVictor he has a good chance of going deep here if continuing that kind of form.

Daniil Medvedev has to be on the shortlist for this tournament. He reached the final here in both 2021 and 2022 but only round three last year. The last two Grand Slams have seen him get to the semi-finals at Wimbledon and be runner-up in the US Open. You can get odds of 8/1 at bet365 on him winning this title.

Others to consider are Jannik Sinner (11/2 at William Hill) who had a strong end to the 2023 season. He got to the last eight here in 2022 but is yet to reach a Grand Slam final.

When it comes to the women’s singles, world number one Iga Swiatek is the favourite at 9/4 with WIlliam Hill to lift the trophy. The Pole was impressive in the United Cup and won all five of her singles matches. Swiatek is yet to make it to the final but if continuing her good form, she may well win this title but has a tough draw to overcome.

Rybakina in Form

Elena Rybakina is the third seed and was the beaten finalist last year. 2024 has already seen her win one title and beat Aryna Sabalenka in the final. Rybakina is in the same half of the draw as Swiatek but has a good record against her. It’s 9/2 at bet365 she can win the Australian Open.

The defending champion is Aryna Sabalenka who is 4/1 at BetVictor to retain her title. A bold effort is likely to be made and she looks a good bet to at least reach the final.

Coco Gauff won the US Open last year and lifted the Auckland title earlier this month. Continually improving, the American is 9/2 with William Hill if you want to back her to win a second Grand Slam title.

It looks like being a great Grand Slam and we recommend betting on Djokovic and Rybakina to win titles.

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