Top-rated tennis betting bookmakers are here 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 February in 2022. Watch this Australian Open betting preview for regular price updates and betting tips as the event draws near!
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Looking back at the Australian Open 2021 Odds and Favorites
If you are looking at Australian Open odds you know that this year's favorite to win this section of the Grand Slam is Novak Djokovic. Djokovic has already accumulated eight titles in this Melbourne-based competition. Like always, he is facing some really tough competition, so in your Australian Open betting do not discount Stan Wawrinka, the 2014 Champion.
Dominic Thiem is another top-contender, though he is flying under the radar much more. Looking at the Australian Open tennis odds, he is not quite at the top. However, last year he almost won the Australian Open, and he actually did win other parts of the Grand Slam. Do not discount his odds to win the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal is another athlete with great odds heading into the Australian Open. Though he has won 20 Grand Slam championships, his luck in Melbourne has been more measured. His Australian Open finals odds are not as excellent as you might expect. He ha sonly won in the dow-under once, and that was in 2009.
Betting on 2021 Australian Open Men's and Women's Champions
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 odds of 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 Kenin who claimed the trophy. The odds for the 2020 winner to repeat the feat in 2021 stand at 12.00.
If you think that you would have picked these winners - then future bets are the way to go. Check out our tennis odds page, which has plenty of information on other tournaments.
Australian Open 2020 odds & results
While Djokovic and Kenin were the tournament winners, there were plenty of other notable Australian 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 titles 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
The 2021 Australian Open will take place 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 2021 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 2022 Australian Opens runs from January 20th to February 2nd.
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.
What are the various types of tennis bets available?
Tennis betting isn't too different than the bulk of the other mainstream sports. There are win/loss (Moneyline) bets, as well as over/under and all the other betting options you'd expect to find. As well as this, there are additional prop bets, which are unique to certain events and tournaments. Here is a breakdown of all the available betting types for tennis:
Can you bet on each Set?
Set and game totals are very popular betting lines for tennis fans, allowing bettors to select their favourite players and simply place a wager to see if they'll come out on top.
Obviously, tennis sets are pivotal to success and can be turning points in the game, which makes for an exciting betting market. Alternatively, bettors can place a simple game-winners bet, which is the most common of all tennis bets.
What's a double result bet?
What's a double result bet? Well, double result wagers are common and easy to understand! Normally, this type of bet involves wagering on the 1st set of a match, as well as the overall outcome.
Bettors have the choice of choosing players who will win the first set and win the match, or that the player will lose the first set but win the match overall. These types of bets are normally saved for bettors who have a depth of knowledge about the match and players.
What are the most popular types of tennis bets?
With a variety of bets available, it can be very confusing when it comes to selecting the right betting line. Well, we can't say which is the best per se, but the most popular lines among tennis bettors are Moneyline, Set Spread and the Over/Under.
Is In-Play Betting available for Majors and Grand Slams?
Absolutely yes. In-Play or Live betting, is arguably the most popular betting line for any mainstream sport, no less tennis which commands a huge in-play betting market. Tennis has so many facets and is made up of games, sets and ultimately match-betting.