Australian Open Betting: Specials on Finalists, Perfect Tourney, More

The Australian Open is just days away and will kick off tennis’ 2023 Gland Slam circuit. Tournament seeding has been determined, and 256 players are ready to compete across six courts at Melbourne Park.

All the action gets underway on Monday, Jan. 16, and wraps up with the men’s final on Sunday, Jan. 28. The top tennis betting sites offer plenty of ways to wager, including game props, player props, futures, and even live betting.

Here’s a look at a few of the bets to take advantage of before the tourney gets started.

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Win the Australian Open without dropping a set

This might sound like an impossible bet, but 40 different players (20 men, 20 women) have accomplished it – some of them multiple times.

Tennis is one of those sports where the top players tend to dominate the field.

Just last year, Australia’s own Ashleigh Barty won the Aussie with a perfect card on the women’s side. She has since retired, which opens the door for the women’s most dominant player, Iga Swiatek, to follow suit this year.

The powerful Pole had a flawless French back in 2020, so betting on her to do it again is less than a longshot.

Novak Djokovic has owned the Australian Open for over a decade, winning nine times since 2008. He has yet to win the tourney without dropping a set but has reached the final with a perfect record before.

Last year’s men’s winner Rafael Nadal, who is paying +4300 for the feat, has won four Grand Slams in his career without dropping a set. However, none of them at the Aussie Open.

Other big-name players to win Grand Slam tournaments without losing a set include Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Steffi Graf, and Bjorn Borg.

Big guns vs. the field

FanDuel sportsbook offers a ‘Big guns vs. the field’ bet where you have two options for your bet. You can pick the two tournament favorites or take the entire field.

The bets are available on both the men’s and women’s sides.

Name the finalists

Tennis is a sport where we often see the usual suspects in the final year after year, which makes this an intriguing bet. Daniil Medvedev has been to back-to-back Australian Open finals, while Novak Djokovic has won the last three he has played in (did not play last year).

If you are confident that someone like Djokovic will make it to the end, one option would be to spread a few bets around on who he will face. The shortest odds are at +500, and they skyrocket from there.

The same can be said for Iga Swiatek on the women’s side. Her odds start at +1400 and balloon to +2600, depending on her opponent.

To reach the final

If you prefer a little less risk, simply picking a player to reach the final could be the way to go. You don’t have to worry about their opponent or if they win or lose. They just have to make it to the dance for you to get paid.