The Australian Open will kickstart the string of Grand Slam Tournaments in 2021 followed by the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. Tennis betting is one of the most crucial forms of gambling, and punters worldwide look forward to the Grand Slam events every year.
Apart from men’s and women’s singles and doubles, we will have matches such as mixed doubles, junior championships, wheelchair and exhibition events, and legends. This post aims to cover the essential pointers that will help you make better predictions for Australia Open 2021.
Let us begin.
The Serbian champion, Novak Djokovic has secured the Australian Open title 8 times. He is not only the fans favourite but also a top contender for the trophy. But it is not as straightforward as it seems.
Daniel Medvedev beat Dominic Thiem to secure the ATP 2020 title, and he beat Novak Djokovic in the tournament. However, you should not sideline Dominic Thiem as the top contender just yet. He secured the US Open 2020 championship that was the biggest title of his career. He will aim to bring the same level of confidence to the Australian Open.
Moreover, there are outstanding younger players like Alexander Zverev ready to give tough competition and Stefanos Tsitsipas who can wave both, the racket and his hair. Tennis legend Rafael Nadal is in the mix too, and he has been one of the top choices for tennis predictions.
After winning the championship last year, Naomi Osaka is the fans’ favourite and a top choice for the trophy. Women’s Tennis Association rank one holder Ashleigh Barty will be playing the tournament on her home turf and aim to win the championship this year after getting kicked out in the semi-finals last year.
Another favourite is Serena Williams, who secured the Australian Open title seven times after last securing a win in 2017. Similar to the men’s mixture, there is not a single outright winner of the competition. Hence, while we have the legends and the favourites, we cannot forget to include WTA ranked 2 Simona Halep and Bianca Andreescu who is just 20 years old and has fully recovered from her injury.
Australian Open 2021. Betting tips
Your focus should not be limited to just men’s and women’s singles. Other forms of matches will provide excellent odds as well. Players like Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram secured the men’s doubles title last year. Moreover, keep your eyes open for junior championships and other essentials games.
It is vital to keep the weather conditions in mind as the temperature during matches can go up to 40 degrees Celsius. Although the Grand Slam tournament has an extreme heat policy for such circumstances, but you should not wholly rely on the invoked policy. Players who can perform well under such weather conditions will have the upper hand over those who cannot.
Moreover, unlike clay and grass courts, the Australian Open is played on a synthetic or acrylic hard court, making it easier for the players to predict the bounce. Therefore, keep the turf conditions in mind while placing the bet and players’ history on the synthetic ground.