Australian Open Betting: Your Complete Guide For 2020

After a short break, the tennis season is almost back upon us as the Australian Open kicks off another season of Grand Slams.

Last year it proved an exciting tournament, and on January 20 the whole world will turn to Melbourne Park for another two weeks of world-class action.

It’s going to be an interesting one to bet on with both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal performing at their very best, while in the women’s singles, Serena Williams returns as a tournament favorite as Caroline Wozniacki says goodbye to the sport.

As you’d expect, that makes for a superb betting market and here at Aussie Free Bet, we can’t wait to start placing…

Best Bookies To Bet With On The Australian Open

Some of the finest bookmakers around are offering plenty of Australian Open odds, with all the Outright markets available as well as the ability to place wagers on wildcards, qualifying rounds and more.

The likes of Ladbrokes, bet365, and Unibet have established themselves as real leaders, although you’ll find plenty of good value odds across all our recommended bookmakers.

BEST AUSTRALIAN BOOKMAKERS

Popular Australian Open Bets

You’ll always find a wide range of betting markets when it comes to the Australian Open. It’s a Grand Slam so the bookies go all-in. Naturally, pre-tournament the Outright winner of the men’s and women’s event is hotly backed, while it’s also possible to bet on qualifying matches as soon as they’re drawn.

 

 

Among the most popular markets are:

  • Men’s Singles Outright Winner
  • Women’s Singles Outright Winner
  • Men’s Doubles Outright Winner
  • Women’s Doubles Outright Winner
  • Mixed Doubles Outright Winner
  • To Reach The Final
  • Match Odds
  • Set Betting
  • Both Players To Win A Set

And many, many more. Of course, we’ll pluck all the best bets and bring them directly to you in our Australian Open betting previews.

 

List Of Past Australian Open Winners

The Australian Open has been won by some real superstars of the sport down the years. The competition dates back to 1905 when Rodney Heath picked up the prize. It wasn’t until 1922 that women were invited, with Margaret Molesworth winning the first two Women’s Singles events.

Serena Williams has won the most titles in the Open Era with seven, last taking the crown in 2017, while current champion Novak Djokovic has the most titles in the Open Era in the men’s event, although Roger Federer could match that with victory in 2020.

Below you’ll find the last 10 Australian Open champions in both the Men’s and Women’s Singles events.

Australian Open champions last 10 years

2019:

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Novak Djokovic
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Naomi Osaka

 

2018:

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Roger Federer
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Caroline Wozniacki

 

2017:

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Roger Federer
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Serena Williams

 

2016:

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Novak Djokovic
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Angelique Kerber

 

2015:

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Novak Djokovic
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Serena Williams

 

2014:

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Stan Wawrinka
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Li Na

 

2013:

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Novak Djokovic
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Victoria Azarenka

 

2012:

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Novak Djokovic
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Victoria Azarenka

 

2011:

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Novak Djokovic
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Kim Clijsters

 

2010:

  • Men’s Singles Champion: Roger Federer
  • Women’s Singles Champion: Serena Williams

Full list of winners and more information you can find @List of Australian Open champions

 

Australian Open 2019 Men’s Tips

Both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are being marked as the two favorites for the Australian Open, with them priced at 13/8 and 7/2 with Ladbrokes respectively.

Nadal hasn’t won the tournament since 2009, which was his only victory at the even, so we’re siding towards the Serbian. However, Roger Federer also can’t be discounted on 8/1. He only made the Fourth Round last year but came back to reach the Wimbledon Final in an epic encounter against Djokovic.

Daniil Medvedev is also being priced at 15/2, but given the end of 2019, which saw Nadal finish as World No. 1, we expect one of the big three to take the title.

 

Australian Open 2019 Women’s Tips

The Women’s Singles could be a little more open. Serena Williams continues her return to the Grand Slam scene but didn’t win any last year. She improved with each tournament though and at 11/2 with Ladbrokes shows just how open it could be.

Naomi Osaka, last year’s champion is at 15/2, with Bianca Andreescu (13/2) and Ashleigh Barty (7/1) priced in between. Barty is a good bet after winning the French Open last year and securing a Quarter Final spot in the Australian Open in 2019, while Wimbledon winner Simona Halep could go one further than she did in 2018 and win the tournament.

The Romanian is priced 9/1, with a fairytale ending for Caroline Wozniaki, the 2018 winner, which is a long shot at 33/1.