The action is under way in Melbourne for the first tennis Grand Slam of 2015 and we can’t rule out an upset after what happened at Flushing Meadow.
In the 2014 US Open, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic were the surprise finalists although the bookies are still running scared of Novak Djokovic for the Aussie Open and it’s no surprise when you consider the Serbian’s track record.
Djokovic failed twelve months ago after previously winning three consecutive Australian Open titles, having broken his duck in 2008 and this is clearly the Grand Slam tournament that he loves best.
The world number one could face Raonic at the quarter final stage, while Stan Wawrinka could potentially lie in wait when it comes to the semi-finals, although the best price about a Djokovic win is even money with Paddy Power.
Paddy Power and bet365 are just two of the bookies offering live streaming of the men and women’s singles events, with customers able to watch the likes of Djokovic, Federer and Murray compete in all of their matches.
Federer is the 6/1 second favourite in this tournament although the Swiss has won just one Grand Slam event since 2010, with his Wimbledon triumph in 2012 potentially his last ever success.
Rafael Nadal is a 9/1 poke while Andy Murray is a 12/1 chance and the Brit is on a collision course to meet Federer in the last eight, having reached the final of this tournament in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
Perhaps Murray can start the New Year with a bang and his form coming into this tournament has been strong, with preparation for this tournament being bang on.
Published: January 20th, 2015