Australian Open Tennis – Week 1 – Predictions & Odds Update

2019 Australian Open week 1


Men’s Singles

Big Names Out in Week 1 – Andy Murray, Kevin Anderson, Nick Kyrgios, Kyle Edmund, John Isner.

Looking goodRoger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori, Thomas Berdych, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alex De Minaur.

Get ready to say goodbye to the Big Four era in Men’s Tennis. Andy Murray is set to retire and the likes of Federer and Nadal may not be far behind.

However, our pick for the title, the final member of the Big 4, Novak Djokovic, is looking impressive through the first week.

We expect a challenge to come from the young brigade of Zverev, Nishikori, De Minaur and Tsitsipas.


Women’s Singles

Big Names Out in Week 1 – Julia Gorges, Samantha Stosur, Daria Kasatkina, Donna Vekic, Kiki Bertens.

Looking good – Angelique Kerber, Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova, Ashleigh Barty, Caroline Wozniacki

Other than Serena Williams, Australia’s World Number 15, Ashleigh Barty, is on fire. Winner of the lead-up tournament in Sydney, Barty beat four Top 10 players, including World Number 1, Simona Halep, along the way.

Betting Tips – Updated Australian Open Winner Odds as at 17 January 2019

Men’s Singles

Best Bet

  • Novak Djokovic looks 21 again, as the 31-year-old Serb takes Melbourne by storm during Week 1 

Best Outsiders

Serious yet seasoned youngsters provide great value bets;

  • Kei Nishikori 
  • Alexander Zverev 
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas

Women’s Singles

Best Bet

  • For all the talk about how well the others are doing, Serena Williams has been quietly blasting her opponents off-the-court in Week 1

Best Outsiders

  • Petra Kvitova’s form has been ominous and is approaching her best 
  • Ash Barty’s mental toughness is awesome 

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