2019 Australian Open – Men’s Singles – Expert Predictions

The 107th Australian Open begins on 14 January 2019, with the Men’s Singles champion set to be crowned on Sunday, 27th January 2019.

2019 Australian Open

2019 Australian Open – Men’s Singles 

DATES: 14-27 January 2019

VENUE: Melbourne Park, Victoria, Australia

FIELD SIZE: 128 players in each of Men’s & Women’s Singles

FORMAT: The first Australian Open to feature final set tie-breaks, introduced in all competition formats (Men’s & Women’s Singles/Doubles/Mixed Doubles). When the match reaches 6-6 in the final set, the first player to score 10 points wins the match.

TROPHY: Norman Brookes Challenge Cup 

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Roger Federer (Switzerland)


We ask the biggest questions on everyone’s lips before the 2019 Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.

Will Roger Federer win a third successive Australian Open title for number seven and surely now finally bow out and into retirement in style, or will Novak Djokovic get to that mark instead? Will one of youngsters like Germany’s wunderkind, Alexander Zverev or runner-up in Brisbane International lead-up tournament, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev break through in a generational changing of the guard and win one for the Millennials?

Surely age has finally caught up with Roger Federer, and as much as we love him and we have made plenty of money betting on him in the past, the time has come for Melbourne’s extreme heat to wear him down.

Our tip for the title is Novak Djokovic, who at short odds stills supplies plenty of value for punters everywhere.

If you fancy a bet on one of the outsiders for betting value, Kei Nishikori is in great form, as the winner of November ATP Tour Finals, Alexander Zverev.

Steer clear of Rafael Nadal, who is an unknown quantity with little match play under his belt due to injury.

Betting Tips

Novak is back-to-his-best after a stellar 2018 winning back-to-back Grand Slams at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

Nishikori broke his title drought recently at the Brisbane International and represents wonderful betting value to win the 2019 Australian Open.

About the Author

is a passionate Betting Top 10 International Sports & Betting News Columnist. Australian by birth, and international by nature, he brings a wealth of many years of discerning international sports and betting industry analysis. As a true fan and Sports Statistic Nerd, Ken devotedly supports his beloved Queensland Maroons, West Ham United, New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins and Richmond Tigers when he's not busy writing about them.

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