Tennis Betting: Who’ll Claim The 2017 Australian Open

There will be a lot of absences at the 2017 Australian Open, including last year’s winner on the women’s side (Victoria Azarenka). Players like Madison Keys, Petra Kvitova, Maria Sharapova and Juan Martin del Potro. That makes the fields a little bit easier to weave through, but who are the best bets to win the first grand slam of the year? Read on below for our betting breakdown:

Favorite: Novak Djokovic

There’s going to be a lot of debate about sleepers and players that can maybe upset Djokovic, but when you stop and do the math for a second, it’s hard not to like him. He’s won five of the last six Australian Opens and made the quarterfinals every year since 2008. He did battle some injuries down the stretch of last season and changed coaches, but some time off is exactly what he needed. He should be extremely

Sleeper: Tomas Berdych

If you’re looking for a sleeper, Berdych just might be your man. He does well at this tournament and is usually a good bet to go deep. Can he win it all? Probably not but he’s someone who is capable if things go his way. He’s made it to the quarterfinals in each of the last six Aussie Opens. This is clearly his best Grand Slam of the bunch. He’s not a serious threat to win this event if the big names are all still there at the end but he’ll be there with them.

Favorite: Angelique Kerber/Serena Williams

Kerber has proven that you don’t have to be a young starlet to thrive on the women’s tour. At 28, she’s been the best player on the Tour over the last season. The general expectation is that her and Serena Williams will claim this prize. Williams is coming off another solid year but a lot of people focus on the fact that she didn’t win as many titles and grand slams as she usually does. That could motivate her to show up here in a big way and open up the year with a big statement.

Sleeper: Karolina Pliskova

If you’re looking to take a flier on a longshot, Karolina Pliskova could be your bet. This is a player who is hot right now as she’s coming off a win at the Brisbane International. That’s a warmup tournament for this event and players that do well there tend to enter the Aussie Open with momentum. She has a lot of power in her game and all she has to do is keep on playing the way she is. If she believes and has the confidence, she could be a great value pick.


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