It’s the first tennis grand slam event of the calendar year, ad as such its arguably the most eagerly anticipated.
More than 780,000 people attended the 2019 Australian Open, and the hope is that the 2020 edition will exceed even those incredible numbers. Many millions more around the world will be watching on via Australian Open 2020 live streaming too.
That crowd got to enjoy a feast of tennis at Melbourne Park with Novak Djokovic claiming his third consecutive major title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 demolition of Rafael Nadal. On the women’s side of the draw, Naomi Osaka also created history by winning back-to-back majors, with the Japanese starlet seeing off Petra Kvitova in an entertaining clash 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.
The 2020 edition looks set to be another classic too, with the ageing legs of the ‘big four’ – three if Andy Murray is unable to recover from hip surgery – tackling a generation of young talents emerging.
And can Serena Williams add one last major trophy to her collection? Let’s take a look in our Australian Open 2020 predictions.
1. Australian Open 2020 Betting Tips: Men’s Singles
Other than Stan Wawrinka’s triumph in 2014, the leading stars of men’s tennis have dominated the Australia Open in recent times; you have to go back to 2005 for the last time the names Djokovic, Federer or Nadal weren’t inscribed on the trophy.
Hard courts have never been Nadal’s favourite surface, and so at Australian Open 2020 odds of 5.50 he can perhaps be swerved.
Federer, meanwhile, will be 38-years-old at the time of the tournament, and despite the Swiss star being in the kind of physical shape that men half his age would be envious of, it will still be tough for him in the searing Melbourne heat to compete for two weeks. Again, his Australian Open 2020 betting odds of 6.50 don’t really hold much appeal.
And so it will come as no surprise to learn the pick of our Australian Open 2020 betting tips is Novak Djokovic, the seven-time champion who is currently playing some of the best tennis of his career. Odds of 2.62 are short, but given all the variables make perfect sense.
If we’re looking for longer odds value, there are some emerging young talents like Alex Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas coming through but we’re going to take a punt on Nick Kyrgios at 34.00.
The Aussie will surely, one day, fulfil his undoubted talent and do great things in a major. Because if tennis was played on paper – stick with us on this! – then Kyrgios is a top four player based on his skillset alone. Sadly, his temperament often lets him down on the big stage.
2. Australian Open 2020 Betting Tips: Women’s Singles
In the past decade there have been seven different winners of the women’s singles at the Australian Open, and that shows just how hard this title is to win.
That is reflected in the betting odds, with nine players priced between 6.00 and 15.00.
Serena Williams is the market favourite, but she is easy to oppose. In terms of physical toil, the Aussie Open is arguably the hardest on the body, and Serena -with plenty of miles on the clock – may find it tricky to compete with some of the younger stars who are able to negate her power.
Oddly for a two-time major winner, we still don’t know exactly how good Naomi Osaka is! The likely answer is that she’s very good indeed, but her progress is still a learning curve for punters.
One of the players who stands out is Angelique Kerber, and she is the last of our Australian Open 2020 tips at 9.00.
The German is a three-time major champion, all of those coming on the faster courts, and she is a reliable bet to reach the latter stages once more.
3. Australian Open 2020 Live Streaming
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