2020 Men’s Austrailian Open Odds, Preview & Prediction

2020 Men’s Austrailian Open Odds, Preview & Prediction

The tennis season is back so that can only mean one thing – summer in Australia. The 2020 season is two weeks old and it is already time for the season’s first Grand Slam as the 2020 Australian Open is set to take place from January 20th – February 2nd.

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Luckily, for fans, most of the top ranked men are all healthy headed into this tournament as the top 16 players in the world, and 32 of the top 34 will all be participating in this year’s edition. The only missing players from the top 32 ranked men are #17 Kei Nishikori and #23 Lucas Pouille. Aussie, and world #22, Alex de Minaur was a late withdrawal due to an abdominal injury.

Last year’s finalists, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, both return as the top two seeds and Novak will look to win his eighth career title and his third Grand Slam title in the last five events.

Is this the Grand Slam a non-big three player (Djokovic, Nadal, Federer) lifts the trophy? Find out below.

Top 16 Seeds

  1. Rafael Nadal
  2. Novak Djokovic
  3. Roger Federer
  4. Daniil Medvedev
  5. Dominic Thiem
  6. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  7. Alex Zverev
  8. Matteo Berrettini
  9. Roberto Bautista Agut
  10. Gael Monfils
  11. David Goffin
  12. Fabio Fognini
  13. Denis Shapovalov
  14. Diego Schwartzman
  15. Stan Wawrinka
  16. Karen Khachanov

Top 10 Betting Favorites

  1. Novak Djokovic +120
  2. Rafael Nadal +40\80
  3. Daniil Medvedev +900
  4. Roger Federer +1000
  5. Stefanos Tsitsipas +1400
  6. Dominic Thiem +3000
  7. Nick Kyrgios +3000
  8. Denis Shapovalov +3800
  9. Alex Zverev +4800
  10. Andrey Rublev +5500

Draw Analysis (seed)

The top half of the draw features Rafael Nadal (1) who has a potential fourth round match-up with either Karen Khachanov (16) or Nick Kyrgios (23). The bottom half of this side of the draw features Dominic Thiem (5) who could have a fourth round date with either Gael Monfils (10) or Felix Auger-Aliassime (20). A big sleeper in this quarter is Kevin Anderson who is unranked coming off a long injury lay-off. A Thiem vs Nadal quarterfinal would be a great result for fans here.

Daniil Medvedev (4) headlines the next half of the draw, but has a tough first round match-up against last year’s quarterfinalist Frances Tiafoe. Medvedev has a pretty comfortable draw and could draw a fourth round battle with either Stan Wawrinka (15) or John Isner (19). Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (28) and Miomir Kecmanovic could be sleepers in this quarter of the draw. Alex Zverev (7) is the big name on the other side of this half and has a pretty comfortable draw until a potential fourth round match-up against Andrey Rublev (17) or David Goffin (11). Rublev vs Medvedev would be a great quarterfinal in Australia.

Novak Djokovic (2) begins his title defense against Jan-Lennard Struff and has a potential third round match-up against the in-form Dan Evans (30). It’s a very comfortable draw for Djokovic who could potentially face Diego Schwartzman (14) or Dusan Lajovic (24)/Kyle Edmund in the fourth round. The other side of this quarter features Stefanos Tsitsipas (6) who has a very comfortable draw through the first three rounds, with a potential meeting with the often injured Milos Raonic (32). Tsitsipas would likely face Roberto Bautista Agut (9) or Benoit Paire (21) in the fourth round. Djokovic vs Tsitsipas is the quarterfinal everyone wants to see here.

The final quarter of the draw features Roger Federer (3) making his 2020 debut against Steve Johnson in the first round. After that a tough match-up against the in-form Hubert Hurkacz (31) looms in the third round. Should Federer get through Hurkacz a date with either Denis Shapovalov (13) or Grigor Dimitrov (18) could take place in the fourth round. Matteo Berrettini (8) and Fabio Fognini (12) headline the last quarter of the draw and are on a collision course for a fourth round match-up. Fognini has a brutal draw though getting big serving American Reilly Opelka in the first round and either Alexander Bublik or Jordan Thompson in the second round. Berrettini could face Borna Coric (25) in the third round. A Federer vs Coric quarterfinal could be intriguing.

Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Championship Prediction

In the top quarter of the draw I see a quarterfinal match-up of Rafael Nadal (1) vs Kevin Anderson. I like Rafa to get through to the semifinals. In the second quarterfinal it’s going to be Daniil Medvedev (4) vs Andrey Rublev (17). Medvedev continues his tremendous form and gets to the semifinals.

The third quarterfinal match-up will be Roger Federer (3) vs Borna Coric (25). Federer continues his dominance over Borna and gets through to the semifinals. The final quarterfinal will be Novak Djokovic (2) vs Stefanos Tsitsipas (6) with Novak advancing to the semifinals.

I expect the final to be Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev and I like Medvedev to become the first non-Big Three player to win a Grand Slam title since Stan Wawrinka lifter the US Open title in 2016.

2020 Men’s Austrailian Open Betting Odds:

PlayersOdds by DraftKings
Novak Djokovic+120
Rafael Nadal+400
Roger Federer+1000
Stefanos Tsitsipas+1400
Dominic Thiem+2500
Nick Kyrgios+2500
Denis Shapovalov+5000
Alexander Zverev+5000
Roberto Bautista-Agut+6600
Andrey Rublev+6600
Stanislas Wawrinka+6600
Matteo Berrettini+10000
Grigor Dimitrov+10000
Kevin Anderson+12000
David Goffin+12500
Karen Khachanov+15000
Felix Auger-Aliassime+20000
Diego Sebastian Schwartzman+20000
Jannik Sinner+20000
Marin Cilic+25000
Borna Coric+25000
Milos Raonic+25000
Hubert Hurkacz+30000
Gael Monfils+30000
Kyle Edmund+40000
Daniel Evans+40000
Fabio Fognini+40000
John Isner+40000
Taylor Fritz+50000
Miomir Kecmanovic+50000
Reilly Opelka+50000
Benoit Paire+50000
Frances Tiafoe+50000
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga+50000
Yoshihito Nishioka+60000
Sam Querrey+60000
Ugo Humbert+60000
Nikoloz Basilashvili+80000
Filip Krajinovic+80000
Dusan Lajovic+80000
John Millman+80000
Jan-Lennard Struff+80000
Fernando Verdasco+80000
Alexei Popyrin+80000
Pierre-Hugues Herbert+100000
Mikhail Kukushkin+100000
Guido Pella+100000
Casper Ruud+100000
Corentin Moutet+100000
Cristian Garin+120000
Gilles Simon+120000
Lorenzo Sonego+120000
Jordan Thompson+120000
Radu Albot+150000
Pablo Cuevas+150000
Adrian Mannarino+150000
Albert Ramos-Viñolas+150000
Joao Sousa+150000
Mikael Ymer+150000
Laslo Djere+200000
Juan Ignacio Londero+200000

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