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Australian Open Tips and Betting Guide

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Grand Slam tournaments attract a lot of better willing to make some quick money on their favorites. If you decided you want to place a bet on a game in the Australian Open Tournaments, there are some simple steps you can follow.

Step 1 - Open an account on one of the many bookmakers that offer odds on Australian Open tournaments events. Here you can find a list of bookmakers where you can bet online. All you have to do is click the Open Account button and in a few minutes you will be ready to bet.

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Step 2 - Find the ATP or WTA Australian Open Tournaments on the bookmakers web page. Most of the bookmakers will display on their home page a direct link to the tournament pages, so make sure you look for that too.

Step 3 - Picking an event and a market. There are lots of events and markets to pick from in the bookmakers offers. Below you can find a selection to help you pick the right one for you.

Outright Betting - This is betting on the winner of the entire tournament. Betting is normally available on the men`s and women`s tournaments. Most bookmakers will allow each way betting, normally offering a third of the odds on the place part of he bet if your selection finishes first or second. Normally the draw is known for tennis tournaments so if you find a player in the weak half of the draw, even if they arent the most likely to win the tournament they could be a good each way bet.

Example: The two favorites for a tournament may be in the same half of the draw meaning they cant play each other in the final. This makes the third favorite for the tournament the favorite to reach the final from the other half of the draw.

Match Betting - This is betting on who is going to win each individual match in a tournament. There are only two possible outcomes in each match so the odds are likely to be very short for the favorites so many people place four or five players in an accumulator each round, often mixing both men`s and women`s matches. There are no restrictions on this.

5 Things to check before placing a tennis match bet


        1. Recent form for each player
        2. Past matches between the players
        3. How hard were their most recent matches?
        4. Any recent injuries?
        5. Form on this surface - recent and head to head

Set betting - Like correct score betting in football, this bet is the prediction of what the score in sets will be. There are not as many outcomes in football so the odds are shorter. Like in match betting, different set bets can be put together in an accumulator or multiple bet.

To Win 1st Set - This bet is exactly what it seems. Betting on which player is going to win the first set. The favorite for the match will be favorite in this market and value can sometimes be obtained in opposing some slow starters.

Tournament Information

The Australian Open is the only Grand Slam tennis tournament held in the southern hemisphere. Held for the first time in 1905 the tournament was hosted last contested on grass in 1987. Since 1972 the Australian Open has been held in Melbourne, Victoria. In 1988, the tournament became a hard court event. It is currently held at Melbourne Park. The tournament is held in Melbourne in the Australian summer, in the last fortnight of the month of January.

Like all other Grand Slam tournaments, there are men`s and women`s singles competitions; men`s, women`s, and mixed doubles; and junior`s, wheelchair, exhibition, and legends` competitions.

The Australian Open typically has very high attendance, with the 2010 Australian Open achieving the highest ever single-day day/night attendance record for any Grand Slam tournament of 77,043 and an overall attendance of 653,860.

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Venue: Melbourne Park
Surface: Plexicushion Prestige
Men`s draw: 128S / 128Q / 64D
Women`s draw: 128S / 96Q / 64D
Prize money: A$26,000,000

ATP Australian Open Past Winners
Year Country Champion Country Runner-up Score in the final
2011 SRB Novak Djokovic GBR Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
2010 SUI Roger Federer GBR Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (13-11)
2009 ESP Rafael Nadal SUI Roger Federer 7–5, 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–2
2008 SRB Novak Djokovic FRA Jo-Wilfred Tsonga 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
2007 SUI Roger Federer CHI Fernando Gonzalez 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 6–4

 

ATP Australian Open 2012 Top 5 Favorites
Country Player Picture Best Odds to win the tournament 2011 titles obtained Details
SRB Novak Djokovic 2.45 (10) US Open (Outdoor/Hard) , ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (Outdoor/Hard) , Wimbledon (Outdoor/Grass) , ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (Outdoor/Clay) , ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (Outdoor/Clay) , Belgrade (Outdoor/Clay) , ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (Outdoor/Hard) , ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (Outdoor/Hard) , Dubai (Outdoor/Hard) , Australian Open (Outdoor/Hard) Number 1 in the ATP Rankings, this is the most important tennis player of the moment. He is in top form, he plays very good tennis and the 10 tournaments won last year make him the top favorite to win this tournament. He is the current champion and he will come again for anther trophy.
ESP Rafael Nadal 8.00 (3) Roland Garros (Outdoor/Clay) , Barcelona (Outdoor/Clay) , ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (Outdoor/Clay) Number 2 in the ATP Rankings, Nadal didn`t had a very good last year. Only 3 tournaments won, as he had to stay from the tennis courts due to health issues. He did won a Grand Slam tournament last year. He has his chances to get into the final, but he will have a very tough job against Djokovic.
SUI Roger Federer 10.00 (4) Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (Indoor/Hard) , ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris (Indoor/Hard) , Basel (Indoor/Hard) , Doha (Outdoor/Hard) Number 3 on the ATP Rankings is closing his end of his career. Dominating the ATP tournaments for so many years left a print of Federer and he is starting to feel fatigue. He has a recent injury on his back and this could really impact his play at the Australian Open.
GBR Andy Murray 17.00 (5) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (Outdoor/Hard) , Tokyo (Outdoor/Hard) , Bangkok (Indoor/Hard) , ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (Outdoor/Hard) , London / Queen`s Club (Outdoor/Grass) Number 4 in the ATP Rankings, Murray managed to get in the last two finals of this tournament, but sadly lost both of them. He proved he could play good tennis, but he could not get that extra step to win this tournament. Maybe he will have a chance this year.
ARG Juan Martin del Potro 23.00 (2) Estoril (Outdoor/Clay) , Delray Beach (Outdoor/Hard) Del Potro is number 11 in the ATP Rankings and he is the last in the top 5 favorites list. After dropping in 2010 to the 257`th place in the ATP Rankings, he had a good 2011 year, climbing back to 11. Best he could get at this tournament are the semi-finals.

 

WTA Australian Open Past Winners
Year Country Champion Country Runner-up Score in the final
2011 BEL Kim Clijsters CHN Na Li 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
2010 USA Serena Williams BEL Justine Henin 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
2009 USA Serena Williams RUS Dinara Safina 6–0, 6–3
2008 RUS Maria Sharapova SRB Ana Ivanovic 7–5, 6–3
2007 USA Serena Williams RUS Maria Sharapova 6–1, 6–2

 

WTA Australian Open 2012 Top 5 Favorites
Country Player Picture Best Odds to win the tournament Last 5 titles obtained Details
CZE Petra Kvitova 3.85 (6) Brisbane, Paris [Indoors], Madrid, Wimbledon, Linz, WTA Championships Number 2 in the WTA Rankings, Kvitova is the top favorite to win this tournament. She has an impressive 6 tournament wins in 2011, and if she can keep her game going, she could win this tournament.
USA Serena Williams 5.25 (2) Stanford, Toronto Despite being on number 13 in the WTA Rankings, the 3 WTA Australian winner from the last 5 editions make Serena Williams an important trophy candidate. She likes the courts and the climate of Australia and she could win it again.
BLR Victoria Azarenka 8.00 (3) Miami, Marbella, Luxembourg Number 3 in the WTA Rankings is also number 3 on the top 5 favorite list. She is in good form, but she proved to be inconsistent in play. If she can keep a good concentration all over the tournament, she could have a good chance to get into the final.
BEL Kim Clijsters 10.00 (1) Australian Open She won only one tournament last year, but that tournament was WTA Australian Open. She is currently 12`th in the WTA Rankings. She is very experienced and if she will be in a good form at the beginning of this tournament, she could get at least in the semi-finals.
CHN Na Li 13.00 (2) Sydney, Roland Garros Number 5 in the WTA Rankings, also last in the top 5 favorite list. She made it into the final last year, and she could also make a good impression this year as well. She won a Grand Slam tournament last year, Roland Garros.

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