The Australian Open marks the beginning of the tennis Grand Slam tour each year, kicking off the Australian sporting calendar with a bang.
Held in the last two weeks of January, and sometimes spilling into February, the Open has been played at Melbourne Park since 1988 and now has a total prize kitty of more than AUD $70 million. It hosts men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles.
First held in 1905, the Australian Open has a rich history. After initially being played on the traditional grass surface, the Australian Open has moved forward with the times and is now played on a hard GreenSet surface.
Once the ugly duckling of the Grand Slam rota, the Australian Open is now one of the best-attended and most-viewed sporting events in the world. It is also a major drawcard for punters, with online bookmakers doing a roaring trade in Aus Open betting every year.
|2020 Australian Open dates:||January 20 – February 2, 2020|
|Venue:||Melbourne Park, Melbourne|
|Most men’s singles titles:||Novak Djokovic (Serbia), 7|
|Most women’s singles titles:||Margaret Court (Australia), 11|
2020 Australian Open title odds
Yet again, it’s all about the big three of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the men’s draw. Novak won it last year and is heavily fancied to extend his record to eight titles at Melbourne Park. Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur will lead the Aussie charge, but both are well back in the Australian Open outright betting.
Serena Williams will start among the favourites in the women’s draw, but the seven-time Aus Open champion has plenty of company at the top end of the betting. World no.1 Ashleigh Barty will have all the local support, while defending champ Naomi Osaka has bested Serena on the big stage before.
Best bookies to bet with on the Australian Open
When betting on the Australian Open we like to trust our money with the following online bookies. They have each built a reputation of convenience, safety and generosity for their customers over the years
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Popular Australian Open bets
The following are just some of the most popular markets available to punters on the Australian Open.
Head-to-head: A fixed odds bet available on each match during the Australian Open.
Futures: A simple bet on who you think will be the overall winner of the men’s or women’s tournament.
Game handicap: A regular handicap bet, calculated on total number of games won by each player at the end of the match.
Australian Open betting tips
When betting on the Australian Open, there are several things you should ask yourself before locking in a bet.
First, just because a player has done well on grass or clay playing surface in the lead up to the Australian Open doesn’t exactly mean they will be as successful on the hard court Plexicushion surface of Melbourne Park.
Which players have a good history at the Australian Open? Do some research to take note of previous winners when betting on futures like tournament winner.
If you are betting on a head-to-head match, be aware of the players’ history against each other.
The most important thing to do though is to look between your multiple online bookie accounts and find the best price for the bet you have decided to make.
List of past Australian Open winners
The following is a list of the men’s and women’s Australian Open Champions from 1969 when the tournament turned professional:
|Year||Men’s Singles winner||Women’s Singles winner|
|1969||Rod Laver (AUS)||Margaret Court (AUS)|
|1970||Arthur Ashe (USA)||Margaret Court (AUS)|
|1971||Ken Rosewall (AUS)||Margaret Court (AUS)|
|1972||Ken Rosewall (AUS)||Virginia Wade (USA)|
|1973||John Newcombe (AUS)||Margaret Court (AUS)|
|1974||Jimmy Connors (USA)||Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)|
|1975||John Newcombe (AUS)||Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)|
|1976||Mark Edmonson (AUS)||Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)|
|1977 (Jan)||Roscoe Tanner (USA)||Kerry Reid (AUS)|
|1977 (Dec)||Vitas Gerulaitis (USA)||Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)|
|1978||Guillermo Vilas (ARG)||Chris O’Neil (AUS)|
|1979||Guillermo Vilas (ARG)||Barbara Jordan (USA)|
|1980||Brian Teacher (USA)||Hanna Mandiklova (CZE)|
|1981||Johan Kriek (RSA)||Martina Navratilova (USA)|
|1982||Johan Kriek (RSA)||Chris Evert (USA)|
|1983||Mats Wilander (SWE)||Martina Navratilova (USA)|
|1984||Mats Wilander (SWE)||Chris Evert (USA)|
|1985||Stefan Edberg (SWE)||Martina Navratilova (USA)|
|1986**||** No tournament**||**No tournament**|
|1987||Stefan Edberg (SWE)||Hanna Mandiklova (CZE)|
|1988||Mats Wilander (SWE)||Steffi Graf (GER)|
|1989||Ivan Lendl (RUS)||Steffi Graf (GER)|
|1990||Ivan Lendl (RUS)||Steffi Graf (GER)|
|1991||Boris Becker (GER)||Monica Seles (USA)|
|1992||Jim Courier (USA)||Monica Seles (USA)|
|1993||Jim Courier (USA)||Monica Seles (USA)|
|1994||Pete Sampras (USA)||Steffi Graf (GER)|
|1995||Andre Agassi (USA)||Mary Pierce (FRA)|
|1996||Boris Becker (GER)||Monica Seles (USA)|
|1997||Pete Sampras (USA)||Martina Hingis (CHE)|
|1998||Petr Korda (RUS)||Martina Hingis (CHE)|
|1999||Yevgeny Kafelinkov (RUS)||Martina Hingis (CHE)|
|2000||Andre Agassi (USA)||Lindsay Davenport (USA)|
|2001||Andre Agassi (USA)||Jennifer Capriati (USA)|
|2002||Thomas Johansson (SWE)||Jennifer Capriati (USA)|
|2003||Andre Agassi (USA)||Serena Williams (USA)|
|2004||Roger Federer (CHE)||Justine Henin (BEL)|
|2005||Marat Safin (RUS)||Serena Williams (USA)|
|2006||Roger Federer (CHE)||Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)|
|2007||Roger Federer (CHE)||Serena Williams (USA)|
|2008||Novak Djokovic (SER)||Maria Sharapova (RUS)|
|2009||Rafael Nadal (SPA)||Serena Williams (USA)|
|2010||Roger Federer (CHE)||Serena Williams (USA)|
|2011||Novak Djokovic (SER)||Kim Clijsters (BEL)|
|2012||Novak Djokovic (SER)||Victoria Azarenka (BLR)|
|2013||Novak Djokovic (SER)||Victoria Azarenka (BLR)|
|2014||Stan Wawrinka (CHE)||Li Na (CHI)|
|2015||Novak Djokovic (SER)||Serena Williams (USA)|
|2016||Novak Djokovic (SER)||Angelique Kerber (GER)|
|2017||Roger Federer (CHE)||Serena Williams (USA)|
|2018||Roger Federer (CHE)||Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)|
|2019||Novak Djokovic (SER)||Naomi Osaka (JPN)|
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