Australian Open 2019 Betting Preview

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The Australian Open tennis tournament has an important place in the hearts of fans of the sport as this is the first major of the new season. People look forward to the Australian Open, and it is a signal that things are well and truly underway in the new sporting year.

The tournament has a very straightforward format like many others, with 128 players taking part in both the men’s and women’s events. The top 32 players in the world are seeded, and like normal the men’s games are best of five, while the women play best of three.

General Australian Open Betting Tips

When looking out for a player to back in the Australian Open, something you should always look at is who has been playing in the warm-up events, and how seriously have they taken them. The Australian Open is right at the start of the season after players have been taking a break.

Those that are serious about their chances will return to action in the warm-up events and make sure they are 100% ready for the first major. Some players won’t do this, instead, they will slowly build themselves up to peak during the summer when other big events take place.

The warm-up events are only really for fitness, so don’t read too much into a player’s performance in these events, especially as for many players it will be the first time they have got back on the court in competitive action since taking a break.

Australian Open Betting Odds

When you look at the betting odds for the Australian Open, this is one tournament where you can really focus on those at the top of the market. There should be no injury or tiredness affecting players like the tournaments that happen later in the season, which means that surprises are less likely.

With this being a Grand Slam, everyone wants to go out and win, so you won’t have any of the top seeds taking this event lightly, which is another reason why you can trust those at the top of the market to perform.

As ever the women’s event has a more open feel to it than the men’s event, although the logic above can still be applied to the women. Every woman to win this tournament in the last decade has been ranked inside the top ten when doing so.

The men’s title has been dominated in recent years by Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, showing again that those at the top of the rankings and the betting markets do well here. Both men are incredibly fit and they are used to playing at a high level for a long time in major tournaments. With some players still warming up to the task by the time the first major of 2019 gets under, it is those naturally fit players that have an advantage and you will find those players coming to the top when the action gets underway in Melbourne.

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