Read our Bet on Australian Open betting guide for a full overview of the Australian Open. We’ll provide our best betting tips, how to pick a winner, a preview of the 2018 version and the best Australian bookmakers for betting on the Australian Open.
Australian Open betting sites
If you’re looking for the Australian Open betting sites, we’ll provide our best options in this section.
|How to bet on the Australian Open||Betting offers||Our rating||Activity|
|Bet365||Check bookmaker’s website||5/5|
|Ladbrokes||Check the promotions page||4.5/5|
|Betstar||Log in to see the current offers||4.5/5|
|PlayUp||Check bookmaker’s website||4.5/5|
|Unibet||Check the promotions page||4/5|
Australian Open History
The Australian Open is a Grand Slam Tennis tournament played in Melbourne, Australia. The tournament runs in the middle of the Australian summer and is the first Grand Slam on the tour. The Australian Open was first held in 1905 and is played on hard-courts. The main stadium used for finals is Rod Laver Arena, which is named after tennis great – Rod Laver. The other major stadiums are Hisense Arena and Margaret Court. The tournament has a draw for singles, doubles and juniors in both genders. It also has a mixed-doubles competition.
Novak Djokovic is tied with Roy Emerson for most wins at the Australian Open with 6 titles. Djokovic won the tournament in three straight years from 2011 to 2013. The Women’s title is also tied as Serena Williams and Margaret Court have won the Australian Open seven times. Williams first won the Grand Slam in 2003 and she’s still looking for more titles at the moment.
In 2017, Roger Federer claimed his fifth Australian Open title in an epic five-set final against Nadal. While in the Women’s draw, Serena Williams defeated her sister for her seventh title in Melbourne.
Head to Head
Head to head betting on Tennis is the most basic option and is most recommended for betting on an underdog. Generally, the favourites will be priced at very low odds in the first few rounds of the Australian Open.
Placing a multi-bet on multiple tennis matches is ideal for improving the odds. A multi-bet can include head-to-head, handicap, sets, total match games and propositions.
Similar to sports handicap betting, a tennis match also has a handicap market. A handicap bet in Tennis is by the number of games. The player with the minus sign is the favourite and a larger handicap number means they’re more favoured to win. While the plus handicap is for the underdog and would be recommended for betting on an upset.
Betting via the number of sets provides value bets, especially in the early rounds of a Grand Slam. Players in the top 10 are expected to win by straight sets and the odds are a better option than head-to-head.
Total match games
The total match games is another betting option for betting on Tennis. The number of games is determined by the bookmaker and customers can either bet on the under or overs. For tennis matches with two similar players at the same odds, the over total match games is most recommended. While for matchups in the early rounds, the under bet is ideal.
The other tennis markets can include: 1st set exact score, total sets per match, games won by a margin, total games by the player and that’s just naming a few popular markets.
Australian Open 2020 Preview
The Australian Open 2020 is set to commence on the 20th of January in Melbourne, Australia. The tournament will be the first grand slam of the 2020 calendar year. Featured in the event will be: men’s and women’s singles, men’s/women’s and mixed doubles, junior’s championships and wheelchair, legends & exhibition events. With a prize pool of A$62,500,000 in the previous edition of the open, the tournament is expected to draw the world’s best players.
Defending men’s singles champion, Novak Djokovic is expected to come in as a strong favourite. Winner of 3 of the last 5 Australian Opens, Djokovic has shown his dominance on the blue plexicushion surfaces at the Australian Open. After beating a rival, Rafael Nadal in straight sets in last year’s finals, Djokovic will definitely be looking to add another grand slam to his name. Players looking to dethrone Djokovic include past winners such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka.
The women’s singles draw is expected to be unpredictable than the men’s. Current champion, Naomi Osaka will be among the top contenders, along with favourite Serena Williams. With a much more wide-open draft, you can look forward to some new names making deep runs this year.
If you’re looking to bet on Australian Open 2020, we suggest sticking to the favourites Djokovic and Williams in their respective draws. Be sure to check around for the best odds before you make a bet on Australian Open outright markets. Odds can vary greatly from bookmaker to bookmaker. It’s best practice to register for accounts at multiple online sportsbooks to ensure you don’t miss out on the best odds.
Australian Open Results 2019
It’s important to take past results into consideration when you bet on Australian Open 2020. Listed below are the winners of each championship in the 2019 Australian Open:
|Men’s Singles||Novak Djokovic||Rafael Nadal|
|Women’s Singles||Naomi Osaka||Petra Kvitová|
|Men’s Doubles||Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut||Henri Kontinen / John Peers|
|Women’s Doubles||Samantha Stosur / Zhang Shuai||Tímea Babos / Kristina Mladenovic|
|Mixed Doubles||Barbora Krejčíková / Rajeev Ram||Astra Sharma / John-Patrick Smith|
The men’ singles draw saw Djokovic meet Nadal in the Championship Finals. Djokovic was able to comprehensively beat Nadal in straight sets. (6–3, 6–2, 6–3) The women’s draw, on the other hand, saw a close matchup between Naomi Osaka from Japan and the Czech, Petra Kvitová. Osaka was eventually able to take home the grand slam with a scoreline of 7–6, 5–7, 6–4.
Australian Open Schedule 2020
The Australian Open will take place between January 20th and February 2nd, 2020. The qualifying tournament will be held between 14th and 18th of January before the championship. Use the full schedule below to plan out when to bet on Australian Open matches in 2020.
|Monday 20th January||1st Round|
|Tuesday 21st January||1st Round|
|Wednesday 22nd January||2nd Round|
|Thursday 23rd January||2nd Round|
|Friday 24th January||3rd Round|
|Saturday 25th January||3rd Round|
|Sunday 26th January||4th Round|
|Monday 27th January||4th Round|
|Tuesday 28th January||Quarterfinals|
|Wednesday 29th January||Quarterfinals|
|Thursday 30th January||Women’s & Men’s Singles Semi-Finals|
|Friday 31st January||Women’s Doubles Finals|
Men’s Singles Semi-Finals
|Saturday 1st February||Women’s Singles Finals|
Mixed Doubles Finals
|Sunday 2nd February||Men’s Doubles Finals|
Men’s Singles Finals
Australian Open 2018 preview
The 2018 Australian Open will begin on the 15th January 2018 and finish on the 28th of January. The 2017 tournament was one of the best in recent years as the Men’s final had a dream matchup of Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal. The final did not disappoint as Federer won in five sets.
The Women’s final was also a great matchup between the Williams sisters and they’ve been two of the most dominant women’s players in the history of tennis. Serena won the final once again and we later found out she was pregnant during the tournament, proving she is arguably the greatest Women’s tennis player.
In 2018, Federer will most likely play his last Australian Open before retirement. But Nadal will be keen for revenge after 2017. Milos Raonic is moving up the ranks and loves the hard-court at Melbourne. Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have made the latter stages of the tournament in recent years and they’re always solid betting choices.
On the Women’s side, Serena should return for her defence of the title. Also, Maria Sharapova will most likely be back after her drugs suspension and she’ll be a serious dark-horse in the Australian Open. Simona Halep was knocked out in the first round and she should improve in 2018.
Johanna Konta was born in Sydney but she now plays for Great Britain. She made the quarter-finals in 2017 and will be a player to watch in 2018. Australian, Samantha Stosur has historically struggled at her home tournament but Daria Gavrilova has performed well recently.