No Djok: AO Men’s Singles Preview


Following the Australian Open draw on Thursday night, the Sportsbet traders are backing Novak Djokovic to defend his Men’s Singles title (currently $2.20 to win the tournament) and they like Daniil Medvedev ($9.00) as a potential roughie.

The tennis boffins are concerned about the difficult draw handed to Nick Kyrgios ($26.00) who has both Rafa Nadal and Dominic Thiem in his quarter of the bracket.

Please remember: odds are subject to change!

Outright Tip: Novak Djokovic ($2.20)

Best Roughie: Daniil Medvedev ($9.00)

Australian Open Men’s markets here.

Below are notes and tips on each of the four Quarters of the bracket, and of course, odds are subject to change.

Quarter 1

Rafael Nadal is the standout in this quarter (currently $1.57 to win it).

-He does have a potential match up with Nick Kyrgios in the 4th round.

-Despite a 1-2 start to the year at the ATP Cup, Dominic Thiem ($7 to win the quarter) looks to have a nice draw until he most likely faces Rafa in the quarterfinal.

Nick Kyrgios ($5.50 to win the Quarter) has a tough run, most likely facing Karen Khachanov, Nadal & Thiem.

Quarter 1 markets here.


Quarter 2

Daniil Medvedev is the in-form player here ($2.10).

Alexander Zverev ($8.00) is 0-3 to start the year, albeit against solid opponents, but he looks to be lacking confidence at the moment, particularly on serve.

David Goffin has started the year strong including a standout straight sets victory over Rafa. He looks to be the best long shot to win this quarter ($10.00) along with former champ Stan Wawrinka ($10).

Quarter 2 markets here.


Quarter 3

Roger Federer ($2.10) & Denis Shapovalov ($7.00) are the standouts in this quarter which lacks depth.

-Aussie John Millman ($51.00) has a potential 3rd round match up with Federer.

Quarter 3 markets here.


Quarter 4

Novak Djokovic ($1.33) is the rightful standout here, considering his price to win the tournament ($2.20).

Stefanos Tsitsipas ($5.00) & Roberto Bautista Agut ($17.00) are the next most likely challengers, though it’s hard to see them matching Djokovic.

Quarter 4 markets here.


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