There will be no stopping Novak Down Under
Outright pick: Novak Djokovic – 4/5
For the first time in five years, a player is odds on to win a Grand Slam. And the price of 4/5 represents great value.
Novak Djokovic’s domination over men’s tennis in 2015 was enthralling, impressive, and utterly ruthless.
On route to recording what many experts believe to be the best year of all time, Novak compiled an 82-6 winning record, won six Masters 1000 events, and claimed three of the four Grand Slams.
The “Djoker” is in the form of his life.
Ominously for the rest of the field, the Australian Open has always been Djokovic’s most favoured Slam. The searing Melbourne heat and slick plexicushion court surface suit the 10 time Grand Slam champion’s game perfectly. He has already triumphed Down Under on a record equalling five occasions.
Novak Djokovic will take some beating. Click here to compare odds from bookmakers, or grab a free £30 bet when you stake just £10 courtesy of one of our favourite bookmakers Paddy Power.
Next best bet: Roger Federer – 8/1
Roger Federer is a name associated with victory, but in 2015 he was better known as “the nearly man.” Despite lifting six titles, Roger will have been left frustrated with defeat in the finals of Wimbledon, the US Open, and the ATP World Tour Finals.
These losses, predictably, came at the hands of Djokovic, but 2015 did also prove that Federer is the Serb’s most competitive rival. The 17 time Grand Slam Champion managed to down Djokovic in three of their eight meetings last year.
With Andy Murray exhausted from his Davis Cup exploits, and Rafael Nadal still far from his best, Federer looks the clear second favourite for the title. Get the best odds of 11/2 on Murray with Bet 365.
Long shot: Nick Kyrgios – 66/1
Few players made more headlines than Nick Kyrgios last season, and the “bad boy” of men’s tennis could be set to make even more of a name for himself with a good run at the year’s Aussie Open.
Kyrgios isn’t just known for his outspoken nature. He is pretty handy at tennis too. Wins over Federer in Madrid, and Nadal at Wimbledon, have proved that Kyrgios’ all out power game can trouble anybody.
Armed with a lethal serve, and backed by thousands of raucous Aussies, Kyrgios is very much a dark-horse this year. Read more about the Australian Open in our Tennis betting section.