Australian Open Tennis 2018 Betting Guide

Australian Open Betting guide

What is the Australian Open?

The Australian Open is a “Grand Slam” event and is the first of the four “major” tennis tournaments held in the year. The tournament begins on Monday 15th of January and ends with the Women’s final played on Saturday 27th of January and the Men’s final played on Sunday 28th of January.

The Australian Open has 8 rounds starting with 128 players. Each round is a “best of 5 sets” or “first to win 3 sets”(men) and a “best of 3 sets” or “first to win 2 sets” (women).

The courts are hard – they are played on an acrylic surface.

They say that the Australian Open is one of the toughest tournament and often happens the “upsets”. Because most of the tournaments are in North Hemisphere, but AO is in South, so it’s tough for players to keep good condition even top rankers.

What betting markets are available?

There are many betting markets offered for betting on tennis at the Australian Open including outright winner, round betting, match bets, set betting and specials. Outright betting and individual match betting is generally available at most quality on-line bookmakers for the Men’s and Women’s single events.

There is also betting available on the men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles events but from the quarter final stages.

Outright Betting

There are two main outright betting markets available, these are the Men’s Singles and the Women’s Singles. Both markets offer ½ the odds “to place 1,2” or “reach the final”.

The men’s markets are less value but more predictable – this year’s outright favorite is Roger Federer @2.75.
The women’s markets offer more value but are less predictable – there are three joint favorites – Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova all @ 9.00.

The doubles (men’s, women’s and mixed) outright odds generally become available in the second week from Sunday, 21st January.

Outright Betting Information and tips[Men’s Singles]

Outright

There have been just four different winners of the Australian Open Men’s Singles tournament since 2006.

Roger Federer is favorite @ 2.75 (won 5 times – 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017)

Novak Djokovic is 6.50 (won 6 times – 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)

Rafael Nadal is 5.00 (won once – 2009)

Stan Wawrinka is 34.00 (won once – 2014)

Outside the top three the odds range from Gregor Dimitrov @ 11.00 to Federico Delbonis @ 501.00

Men’s Quarter Winners

Who will win the quarter finals from 4 groups of five players:

Quarter 1 winner – Nadal @ 1.83
Quarter 2 winner – Dimitrov @ 3.25
Quarter 3 winner – Djokovic @ 2.87
Quarter 4 winner – Federer @ 1.72

Stage of Elimination

Which round will the player lose?

1st 2nd 3rd 4th round, Quarter Final, Semi-final, Beaten Finalist or Winner?

Men’s Singles Specials

A Previous Winner of the Men’s Singles Title @ 1.36

Nadal or Federer to Win @ 1.83

Djokovic or Federer to Win @ 1.90

Djokovic or Nadal to Win @ ?? (ask for the odds as they were not listed)

A New Winner @ 3.00

Top 3 Seeds all to make the Semi Finals @ 12.00

Federer to Win without dropping a set @ 13.00

Nadal to Win without dropping a set @ 23.00

Djokovic to Win without dropping a set @ ?? (ask for the odds as they were not listed)

Outright Betting Information and tips[Women’s Singles]

Outright

There have been seven different winners of the Australian Open Women’s Singles tournament since 2006 (five of those are not in this year’s tournament).

There are three favorites @ 9.00 – Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova
Serena Williams is not in the tournament (won 7 times – 2003,2005,2007,2009, 2010, 2015, 2017).
Her sister Venus Williams has never won it – she is 23.00
Maria Sharapova is 12.00 (won once – 2008)
Angelique Kerber is 11.00 (won once – 2016)
Outside the top three the odds range from Caroline Wozniacki @ 10.00 to Jana Fett @ 501.00

Women’s Quarter Winners

Who will win the quarter finals from 4 groups of five players:

Quarter 1 winner – Halep @ 3.25
Quarter 2 winner – Keber @ 5.00
Quarter 3 winner – Svitolina @ 3.00
Quarter 4 winner – Wozniacki @ 2.75

Stage of Elimination

Which round will the player lose?
1st 2nd 3rd 4th round, Quarter Final, Semi-final, Beaten Finalist or Winner?

Women’s Singles Specials

A Previous Winner @ 6.00

A New Winner @ 1.11

Top 3 Seeds all to make the Semi Finals @ 51.00

Any player to Win without dropping a set @ 15.00

Individual Match Bet Markets

Match Bets

In the match bet markets you can bet on the result (Player A to Win / Lose) of each match. You can also put these into accumulators.

For example

Player A to win @ 2.62 Player B to win @ 1.44

Set Betting

In this market you can bet on the score of the match. (Of course, for the women the set betting is only 2-0 and 2-1 )

For example

Player A to win 3-0 @ 2.75
Player A to win 3-1 @ 3.75
Player A to win 3-2 @ 6.00
Player B to win 3-0 @ 10.00
Player B to win 3-1 @ 7.00
Player B to win 3-2 @ 7.00

First Set Match Betting

In this market you simply bet who you think will win or lose the first set only. You can also put these into accumulators.

For example

Player A to win the first set @ 2.37
Player B to win the first set @ 1.53

First Set Correct Score

In this market you can bet on the player and the score of the first set.

For example

Player A to win the first set…

6-0 @ 51.00
6-1 @ 13.00
6-2 @ 8.00
6-3 @ 5.50
6-4 @ 5.00
7-5 @ 13.00
7-6 @ 7.00

2nd 3rd 4th 5th Set winner

This is the same as the First Set Match betting but for the other sets. These are not usually offered before the match has started but can be found in the “in game” betting markets.

Player A to win the 2nd set @ 2.37
Player B to win the 2nd Set @ 1.53

Statisitics Betting

Under / Over 7.5, 8.5. 9.5 games in Set 1, Set 2 etc.
Also found in the “in game” betting markets. Here you choose if the set will have over or under the number of games listed.

For example

Under 7.5 @ 8.00 @ Over 7.5 @ 1.06
Under 8.5 @ 4.00 Over 8.5 @ 1.22
Under 9.5 @ 2.00 Over 9.5 @ 1.72
Under 10.5 @ 1.33 Over 10.5 @ 3.00

Set to go to a Tie Break? Yes / No

Here you simply choose if the set will finish 6-6 and go to a tie break. (Of course, this is not offered on the 3rd set of a women’s match or the 5th set of a men’s match)

For example

Yes @ 2.37 No @ 1.53

If the set goes to a tie break then you can bet on Player A or B to win the tie-break.

Number of Sets (Best of 3)

How many sets will be played? – You bet on the number of sets played will be under or above the number listed.

For example

Men’s match: Over 4.5 @ 3.50 Under 4.5 @ 1.28
Women’s match: Over 2.5 @ 2.50 Under 2.5 @ 1.50

Total Games in a set / match

Here you can bet if the total number of games played in each set or the match will be odd or even.

For example

Odd @ 1.90 Even @ 1.80

Number of Duece games – None, One, Two

In this bet you choose how many games in the set will go to 40-40 (Deuce). (This bet is available on limited matches only.)

You are available to bet on these odds on online bookmakers during the events. If you are interested in tennis betting, we recommend checking odds on William Hill, because they offer various markets for pre-match and in-play.

Good Luck!

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