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