Top-rated tennis betting bookmakers are ye to post prices for the 2021 Australian Open. The first leg of the Tennis Grand Slam plays out at Margaret Court, Rod Laver and Melbourne arenas from January and February in 2021. Watch this space for regular price updates and betting tips as the event draws near!
Congratulations to Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin on winning the Australian Open 2020. Last updated on 05/02/20:
The Australian Open is the first slam of the year and never fails to disappoint. The 2020 edition was no exception, and tennis fans around the globe were treated to some blockbuster matches and fascinating results.
In terms of betting, the event threw up a few surprises, although Novak Djokovic's win in the men's draw was the favourite online sportsbook predicted. Our analysis earlier in the year proved to be correct as the Serb won for an incredible eighth time, proving that his pre-tournament Australian Open oddsof 2.10 were low for a reason.
As always, the women's draw was tough to pick a winner from, and this time around, it was Sofa Keninwho claimed the trophy. The odds for the 2020 winner to repeat the feat in 2021 stand at 12.00.
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Australian Open 2020 odds & results
While Djokovic and Kenin were the tournament winners, there were plenty of other notableAustralian Open 2020 results.
There would have been very few people on the planet who weren't hoping Roger Federer could fight his way to yet another Grand Slam victory, although his run was cut short, and earlier than most people expected.
The impenetrable Serb Novak Djokovic was the culprit, defeating the greatest tennis player many of us have ever seen in four sets and preventing the Swiss maestro from entering the quarter-finals.
Federer had entered the tournament as the third-favourite, while Djokovic was ranked first by the vast majority of sportsbooks. Djokovic looked unstoppable throughout the entire tournament, losing just one set.
Serena Williamsdid well on her return to Melbourne Park, before being eliminated by Wang Qiang in the third round . It took three sets for the seven-time Australian Open champion to be eliminated, proving that even though she is approaching the twilight of her career, she is still one of the best in the business.
The 2020 Australian Open men's final was between two of the best in the business, and while Novak Djokovic went in as the favourite, his odds of 2.25 didn't reflect the struggle he had to go through to claim his eighth title. Remember, the odds available for Djokovic before the event started were not much higher than this mark, so the value was there for all to see.
The leading sportsbooks had Dominic Thiem at odds of 5.50 before the final began, perhaps feeling that this would be a match that would at least be close. And it was Dominic took the third set putting him 2-1 up, before the Serb clawed back the last two sets to take it 3-2 overall.
The Serb only dropped three sets at the entire tournament, coming close to matching Roger Federer's dominance before him. While we were robbed of a chance to see a semi-final between Federer and Djokovic, there's little doubt that Djokovic deserved to win at this year's event.
It was the American Sofia Kenin who rose to the occasion in Melbourne, taking the final against Garbiñe Muguruza. She has been relatively quiet, having not reached at least the quarter-final stage since the Quebec City meet back in 2019.
Her opponent in the final, the Venezuelan-Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza, was favourite to win the match. Though Kenin was showing promise throughout the competition and put on her best performance of the tournament in the final.
She is the reigning champion at the Australian Open and the youngest American to win a Grand Slam women's singles title since Serena Williams in 2002.
Sofia Kenin lost the first set but went on to win the following two 6-2, 6-2 to take the game.
Australian Open 2021 Dates
The2021 Australian Open will start in January and finish in February 2021, in Melbourne Park.
There's plenty of tennis to be played in the interim, but it sure looks tough to see anyone other than Novak Djokovic winning the tournament in 2021 as long as he stays injury-free.
Serena Williams will also be hungry for more success. However, she missed out last year and the lottery that is women's tennis is sure to throw up a few other contenders by the time January comes around.
All-time Australian Open Winners
Novak Djokovic became the most successful tennis player in this tournament after winning the 2020 edition. On the other hand, Sofia Kenin triumphed in Australia for the first time in her career.
Australian Open Men's Winners (Open Era)
Djokovic stands alone at the top of the Australian Open winners' list and takes another step closer to challenging Nadal and Federer in the race to be the all-time leader of grand slam victories.
The Australian Open takes place every year in Melbourne. The event is held annually at Melbourne Park, with Rod Laver Arena, hosting many of the biggest matches, including the Finals.
When is the Australian Open?
The Australian Open takes place every year for two weeks, starting in January. The 2020 Australian Opens runs from late January until early February. However, due to time zones, the event normally starts on January 19 in North America and ends on February 1 (Saturday night).
What is the Australian Open?
The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tennis event on the calendar every year.
Can I bet on it?
Yes, Canadians can legally bet on the Australian Open.
Where can I bet on it?
Canadians can bet on the Australian Open through any of our partners' websites. These online sportsbooks offer high odds and bonuses for new users to bet on the Australian Open.
What types of bets are available on the Australian Open?
These are two main types of bets available on the Australian Open. The first is tennis futures on what player will win the tournament. The most popular futures are what players will win the Australian Open’s men's singles and women’s singles title. The other bets available are on who will win matches throughout the tournament. Outright winners and tennis prop bets are the most common betting lines on Australian Open matches.
Where can I watch the games in Canada?
Canadians can watch the Australian Open on TSN and RDS in French-speaking regions. They can also stream additional matches on through the TSN website or app.
How long is the tournament?
The Australian Open lasts eight rounds played over two weeks, plus three singles qualifying rounds before the start of the tournament.
How much is the prize money?
The total prize money for the Australian Open is $71,000,000 (Australian dollars). The winners of the men’s and women’s singles tournaments each take AUD 4,120,000.
What is the Australian Open court surface made of?
The Australian Open’s court surface is hard, meaning it is made of a combination of concrete and asphalt and sealed with acrylic materials to seal it from liquid and provide some cushioning. Hard surfaces are the most common surface type used in professional tennis.