January sees the start of the Australian Open Tennis. The first tennis slam of the calendar year and always an event to look forward to. In this article we are going to take a look at some of the history around the event as well as some key advice if you are considering having a bet during the tournament.
This year’s event will start on Monday, January 17th 2022, running right through to the Men’s final on Sunday 30th January 2022.
The winner of last year’s men’s tournament was Serbian, Novak Djokovic. This was the 9th time he had won the event, with his victory coming 13 years after his first.
Japanese star Naomi Osaka defeated Jennifer Brady in straight sets last year to secure her third slam victory and her second Australian Open.
The defending champion and world number one’s participation in the tournament is still up in the air. The Serbian was originally denied access into the country due to his Covid-19 vaccination status. Whilst he was then given an exemption from the Australian authorities, there is still some concern as to whether he will be eligible to take part in the tournament. This would have a huge impact on the event when it comes to betting. The world number one boasts an excellent record in the event winning 9 titles in total.
Research – With so much uncertainty surrounding the participation of one of the biggest stars in tennis, it is crucial you are up to date with any news regarding the players taking part as this will have an impact on the betting markets.
When you are doing your research in to the players taking part, it is worth noting how they have fared under these conditions. The Australian Open is a hard-court event. Throughout the year players will face off on a variety of surfaces and you may notice some players do perform better on certain surfaces.
Planning – With the tournament being held in Australia, the majority of matches will take place during the very early hours of the morning in the UK. It is a good strategy to plan your bets ahead of time. Do your research into the matches taking place and identify the ones you would like to bet on. This allows you to stay in control of when you are betting.
Markets – Like a lot of head-to-head sports, the prices for the outcome of a match can be heavily one-sided. If you are not interested in backing a player to win at very short odds, you may wish to look at other markets available on the games. This could include things such as, betting on the number of sets in a match or the number of aces. If you are going to bet on a market you are not familiar with, make sure you have a look at the rules before placing a bet.
The Australian Open runs for two weeks and will provide plenty of entertaining tennis along the way. If you are having a bet, take a look at the advice in this article as well as all our other content at BettorMind.
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