Sebastian Korda flipped the Aussie Open on its head on Friday with a Round 3 rout over former world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev.
It’s the latest in a string of US men underdogs shocking top seeds. Earlier in the week, 63rd-ranked Mackenzie McDonald knocked off the GOAT, Rafa Nadal, who was the tourney’s top seed.
That was followed by little-known Jenson Brooksby upending No. 2 seed Casper Rudd.
There’s sure to be more mayhem at Melbourne Park with the semifinals inching closer. Check out all of the Australian Open odds from tennis’ top betting sites.
Sebastian Korda +850 to win tournament
Two days ago, Sebastian Korda paid +4800 to win the Australian Open. After bouncing back-to-back runner-up Daniil Medvedev, his odds have tumbled to +850.
And those might be the longest you’ll see them for the rest of the tournament.
Korda came into the AO hot after making the finals in Adelaide the week before. His remarkable play has continued at Melbourne Park.
The 22-year-old dominated Medvedev in a straight-sets statement match that saw him dictate the play and land 50 winners to the Russian’s 28.
Korda now enters the Round of 16 and will take on 11th-ranked Pole Hubert Hurkacz. The youngster is looking to follow in his father Petr’s footsteps, who won the Australian Open in 1998.
Andy Murray +550 to reach semifinals
Andy Murray keeps defying the odds. Nobody was expecting much this tournament from the aging, artificial hip-owning tennis legend. But the three-time Grand Slam champion appears to have other plans.
The 66th-ranked 35-year-old outmatched world No. 14 Matteo Berrettini in a five-setter on Tuesday and followed that up with a 5.5-hour epic vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis on Thursday night/Friday morning.
Murray now has a clear path to the semifinals, with just two players in his Quarter having shorter odds (Roberto Bautista Agut +280, Tommy Paul +440).
He’ll face the former in Round 3 in a match with 69 years of age between the two of them.
Felix Auger-Alliasime +1200 to win tournament
Felix Auger-Alliasime might finally be ready to break out.
Growing up a tennis prodigy in Montreal, the now 22-year-old is still looking for his first major. He got another step closer with a third-round win on Friday against Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo.
Auger-Alliasime overpowered the Argentine with nine aces and 38 winners. He also broke serve on over 25% of his chances.
The world No. 7 now has the fifth shortest odds to win the tournament at +1200. He’ll battle it out with 59th-ranked Czech Jiji Lehecka in the Round of 16.
If the Canadian can get past Lehecka, a looming date with either Stefanos Tsitsipas or Jannik Sinner will await with a trip to the quarterfinals on the line.