Novak Djokovic is the heavy favourite to secure a ninth Australian Open title, while former champions Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams lead the charge in the women’s field.
Australian Open Odds – read on below for the latest odds and markets for the 2021 Australian Open, live from Melbourne Park between February 8-21.
Eight-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic is the clear favourite to add a ninth title at Melbourne Park to his ever-growing trophy cabinet as the Serbian sensation looks to defend his crown once again.
Djokovic picked up his eighth Australian Open title last year after edging Dominic Thiem in five sets in the final. The World No. 1 didn’t have the greatest of years after departing Melbourne Park as the tennis world manoeuvred to accomodate the pandemic, getting defaulted from the US Open, losing in straight sets to Rafael Nadal in the French Open final and suffering a semi-final defeat to Thiem at the ATP Finals.
However, Djokovic consistently plays his best tennis at the Australian Open and his price of $2.25 with Ladbrokes reflects that.
Thiem, who broke through to capture his maiden major title at the US Open last year, is the joint second favourite alongside Daniil Medvedev at $5.50. Medvedev, a former US Open runner-up, put together a fantastic finish to 2020 as he picked up the season-ending ATP Finals silverware and is many punter’s tip to be the biggest challenger to Djokovic.
Meanwhile, Nadal – who has won just one Australian Open title throughout his illustrious career, is $6.60, followed by young guns and former semi-finalists Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev (both $15).
Nick Kyrgios leads the Australian men’s hopes at $21, while Alex de Minaur – who missed last year’s edition through injury – is $51.
On the women’s side, it’s yet another wide open field, with the bookies failing to split the leading contenders.
Naomi Osaka, the 2019 Australian Open champion, is the joint $9.00 favourite with bet365 alongside Serena Williams. Osaka is coming off a superb 2020 in which she registered a 16-2 record and won the US Open title.
Serena hasn’t been at her best since returning to the tour full-time and has crumbled when it matters most in slams in recent seasons, but she remains a formidable force and solid value as she the American legend continues her pursuit of Margaret Court’s slam record.
Aussie favourite and current World No. 1 Ash Barty is rated a $10 chance, but last year’s semi-finalist hasn’t played in almost a year and will be under immense pressure to perform at her home slam.
Defending champion Sofia Kenin, 2018 winner Simona Halep and former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu are all priced at $11, while last year’s runner-up Garbine Muguruza is $13, along with reigning French Open winner Iga Swiatek.
You can view the latest odds for the 2021 Australian Open winner below.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2021 ODDS (MEN)
AUSTRALIAN OPEN ODDS (WOMEN)
- NAOMI OSAKA ?? $9.00
- SERENA WILLIAMS ?? $9.00
- ASH BARTY ?? $10
- SIMONA HALEP ?? $11
- BIANCA ANDREESCU ?? $11
- SOFIA KENIN ?? $11
- GARBINE MUGURUZA ?? $13
- IGA SWIATEK ?? $13
- PETRA KVITOVA ?? $17
- KAROLINA PLISKOVA ?? $17
- ELINA SVITOLINA ?? $17
- VICTORIA AZARENKA ?? $17
- ARYNA SABALENKA ?? $17
- ALL OTHERS $21 OR MORE