Looking for Australian Open betting tips for the upcoming 2021 championship? Look no further. Our comprehensive Aus Open betting guide gives you all the information you’ll need to make winning bets this coming January!
The guide includes a full tournament schedule, a list of Aus Open betting types and a detailed history of the tournament. You will learn everything from Australian Open odds to how to watch the tournament!
Aus Open Betting
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Australian Open 2021: Tournament Schedule
The Australian Open 2021 will be commencing on Monday, the 8th of February and concludes on Sunday, the 21st of February. The qualifying tournament will be held from Sunday the 10th to Wednesday the 13th of January.
Australian Open Dates & Full Schedule
|Monday, February 8th||1st Round (Men’s and Women’s)|
|Tuesday, February 9th||1st Round (Men’s and Women’s)|
|Wednesday, February 10th||2nd Round (Men’s and Women’s)|
|Thursday, February 11th||2nd Round (Men’s and Women’s)|
|Friday, February 12th||3rd Round (Men’s and Women’s)|
|Saturday, February 13th||3rd Round (Men’s and Women’s)|
|Sunday, February 14th||4th Round (Men’s and Women’s)|
|Monday, February 15th||4th Round (Men’s and Women’s)|
|Tuesday, February 16th||Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals|
|Thursday, February 17th||Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals|
|Thursday, February 18th||Women’s Semifinals|
First Men’s Semifinals
|Friday, February 19th||Mixed Doubles Semifinals /|
Women’s Doubles Final /
Second Men’s Singles Semifinals
|Saturday, February 20th||Women’s Singles Final /|
Men’s Doubles Final
|Sunday, February 21st||Mixed Doubles Final /|
Men’s Singles Final
*The tournament schedule is subject to change.
Australian Open Betting Types
A variety of Australian Open betting types are available at online bookmakers, for both pre-match and live betting. Betting for Australian Open tennis games is a lot more fun when you understand the wagers you are placing. Some of the most popular options for betting on the Australian Open include:
With outright winner wagers, you pick which player you think will win the Australian Open Title. In order to win the bet, the player must finish 1st, any other place will result in a lost bet.
Outright wagers are available well in advance to the commencement of the tournament at most sportsbooks. Australian Open outright winner odds can change greatly over the year based on form and results. Visit any of the online bookmakers listed above for a chance to make outright bets today.
The simplest form of betting on Australian Open tennis is match betting. It simply requires bettors to pick the winner of a specific matchup. There are two betting options: Player A or Player B.
When betting on Australian Open tennis, the score of the match will not have any effect on the overall outcome of the bet. Matches won due to injury retirement will count as a win for the advancing player.
Handicap tennis betting attempts to even out matches by giving the favourite in a matchup a handicap for a set or full match. The handicap is a (+/-) of one or more games added to the actual number of games won. For example:
Djokovic v Nadal with a handicap of +4/-4. The final score of the match is 7-6, 6-4 in favour of Nadal. The total number of games won by Djokovic is 10 and 13 for Nadal. The handicap spread of +4 is added to the actual number of games won by Djokovic. It creates a final score of 13-14 in favour of Djokovic. Thus, a bet on Djokovic would win, even though he lost the match.
Australian Open betting odds for handicap wagers are generally around the even money mark.
Set betting asks bettors to pick the number of sets that will be won by the winner versus the number won by the loser. For example:
In a 3-set match between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer there are several set bet possibilities:
Nadal to win 2-0, Odds= 7/6
Nadal to win 2-1, Odds = 11/4
Federer to win 2-0, Odds = 4/2
Federer to win 2-1, Odds = 5/2
You may choose to wager any of these four set bet possibilities. In the case of 5-set matches, there will be six possibilities instead of four.
Correct score betting on Australian Open tennis requires picking what the exact score will be for a match or set. For example:
Roger Federer to win the 1st set of a match: 6-4. The wager will only be paid off if Federer wins the set with the exact score 6-4.
Correct score bets are considered a high-risk, high reward betting type. As the probability of picking an exact score is quite low, the odds for correct score bets are generally on the higher side. Placing multiple correct score bets on a range of scores can be a method of lowering your risk but also lowering your winnings.
Over/Under betting on Australian Open tennis allows you to bet on whether a match will go over/under a certain number of sets. The number is set by the sportsbook. For example:
A match between Nadal and Federer has an over/under of 2.5 sets by the bookmaker. You can either bet that the match will be completed with more than 2.5 sets or less than 2.5 sets. The winner of the match is irrelevant if either player wins in 2 sets, the under will win. If either player wins in 3 sets the over will win.
The same type of over/under bet can be applied to the number of games in a set. In this case, the total number of games for both players is added together. For example, if an over/under is for a set is 9.5, then an Under bet would require less than 9 games to be played. An Over bet needs 10 or more games to be played to win.
Each Way Betting
Each-way betting is similar to outrights but consists of two wagers in one. Exactly half of an each-way bet is simply a normal outright bet. The other half of the bet pays out additional places but at lesser odds. For example:
Let’s say the Australian Open odds for Rafael Nadal are 8/1 to win the tournament outright. You also get each-way odds or placing between 1-3 at 2/1. If you place a wager of $100, half the wager will be placed on the 8/1 outright and the other half on Nadal placing top 3 at 2/1.
Aus Open Betting: In-play
Live in-play wagers are a huge part of the betting on the Australian Open. Each match will have loads of betting markets including Winner of Game, First Point Winner of Game X, Total Games and Over/Under Set. You can even wager on the winner of a single tennis point, so there will be no shortage of betting opportunities.
For a full list of in-play betting opportunities, you may visit the ‘LIVE’ section of the bookmaker’s website. A schedule of upcoming tennis matches available for live betting will be posted ahead of time.
Due to the Interactive Gambling Act in Australia, any form of live betting cannot be conducted online.
Men’s Singles Results
AUSTRALIAN OPEN MEN’S SINGLE RESULTS LAST SIX YEARS
|2020||Novak Djokovic||Dominic Thiem|
|2019||Novak Djokovic||Rafael Nadal|
|2018||Roger Federer||Marin Čilić|
|2017||Roger Federer||Rafael Nadal|
|2016||Novak Djokovic||Andy Murray|
|2015||Novak Djokovic||Andy Murray|
Women’s Singles Results
AUSTRALIAN OPEN WOMEN’S SINGLE RESULTS LAST SIX YEARS
|2020||Sofia Kenin||Garbiñe Muguruza|
|2019||Naomi Osaka||Petra Kvitova|
|2018||Caroline Wozniacki||Simona Halep|
|2017||Serena Williams||Venus Williams|
|2016||Angelique Kleber||Serena Williams|
|2015||Serena Williams||Maria Sharapova|
The history of the Australian Open
If you are going to master Australian Open betting, you need to learn some history about the event. Originally named the Australasian Championships, the Australian Open is an annually held tennis tournament which was incepted in 1905.
It currently features men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles; a junior’s championship; and wheelchair, legends, and exhibition events. The total prize pool for the tournament was A$62,500,000 in the 2019 edition and A$71,000,000 in 2020.
The Australian Open is one of the four tennis grand slams, along with the US Open, French Open and Wimbledon. Played in January (sometimes into February), the tournament is the first grand slam of the year. The current Men’s and Women’s Singles Champions are Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin.
Prior to 1988 the tournament was held on grass courts but has since changed to hard courts. Since the switch until 2007 the courts used green coloured Rebound Ace and since then blue Plexicushion. It was also the first Grand Slam tournament to feature indoor play during wet weather or extreme heat.
It’s three major courts, the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Arena and Margaret Court Arena are all equipped with retractable roofs.
The tournament was first known as the Australasian Championships was managed by the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia (LTAA). The first tournament was played at the Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in Melbourne in November 1905. The ground has since been named the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre.
Though the championship started in 1905, the tournament was not designated as being a major tournament until 1924. The tournament committee had to change the structure of the tournament to include seeding. Unfortunately, the tournament still suffered from a lack of competition.
This was mainly due to the high number of other Australian/New Zealand based tournaments also being played at the time.
The championship opened to professionals in 1969, thus records are divided into before and after the break. The most Men’s Singles titles won after the break of 1969 is Novak Djokovic with 7 championships. Before the break, Australian Roy Emerson holds the record for the most wins, with 6.
Women’s Singles record for most championships won is held by Margaret Court, who won 7 prior to 1969 and 4 after. Serena Willaims has won 7 Australian Opens since 1969.
Other notable winners of the Australian Open Singles Titles include:
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Rod Laver, Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras.
Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Justine Henin, Lindsay Davenport and Martina Navratilova.
Australian Open 2020
The last edition of the Australian Open took place in January and February of 2020 at the Melbourne Park, Australia. It was the 108th time the championship had been held and the 52nd in the Open Era.
The Men’s Single title was hotly contested, with Novak Djokovic coming out the winner. Djokovic’s triumph over Dominic Thiem in the Finals added the eighth win to his record. American Sofia Kenin took home the Women’s Championship in 2020 after beating Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain.
The prize pool for the tournament was the highest in history, totalling A$71,000,000. That is up just under A$9,000,000 from the previous year’s prize of A$ 62,500,000 in 2019.
Australian Open Betting 2021 FAQ
Use the following Aus Open betting FAQ to answer a number of commonly asked questions regarding betting on the tournament:
What are the Australian Open dates for 2021?
As mentioned before, the Australian Open 2021 will be commencing on Monday, the 8th of February and conclude on Sunday, the 21st of February. Aus Open betting, however, will be open well before the start of the tournament.
Who will win the Australian Open 2021?
While we cannot predict winners for sure, it is clear certain players will go into the tournament as strong favourites.
For Men’s Singles, current champion Novak Djokovic will be a heavy favourite heading into the tournament. Djokovic is coming off of his record-extending impressive eighth win from 2020. Top sportsbooks have Djokovic with Australian Open betting odds of 2.25 to win. (bet365 Australia)
The Women’s Singles tournament is left more wide open. Serena Williams, Ashleigh Barty, and Bianca Andreescu all have fairly decent odds to win. But, the real player to watch is wunderkind and 2019 champion, Naomi Osaka.
You should have in mind that the odds can change before the event. Make sure to check them regularly in order to make an informed decision when you want to place your bet
Who won the Australian Open in 2020?
The Men’s Singles Championships was one by Novak Djokovic, the favourite according to Aus Open betting odds going into last year. The Women’s Singles Championship in 2020 was won by American Sofia Kenin after she defeated Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain.
Who won the Australian Open in 2019?
The Men’s Singles Championships was one by Novak Djokovic, the favourite according to Aus Open betting odds going into last year. The Women’s Singles Championship was one by newcomer Naomi Osaka, beating Petra Kvitova in the Finals.
What are the best sportsbooks for Australian Open betting?
Some of the most popular options for Australian Open betting for Australian punters are:
How can I watch the Australian Open for free?
Live streams are available at many of the top Australian sportsbooks, providing a free method of watching the open. Users may, however, be required to have a funded betting account to use the free streams. Or, they may be required to place a bet before being granted access to the live stream.
When will daily betting for Australian Open 2021 open?
While the exact date has not yet been announced, you can expect betting to pick up when the draws are revealed. 1st round matchups will be available for betting at most bookmakers immediately after the draws.