Australian Open Odds: Novak Djokovic Heavy Favorite For 10th Title, 3 American Men Remain in Field
Patrick Hamilton/Getty. Pictured: Novak Djokovic.
Australian Open odds are shaping up ahead of the Monday quarterfinal matches, and a familiar name is at the top of the list in the men’s draw, while the women’s title is completely up for grabs.
Eight players remain in each field, and you can see how each of them stand according to oddsmakers.
Men’s Australian Open Odds
There were questions about how much Novak Djokovic’s hamstring injury was bothering him, but it appears that those concerns are gone heading into the second week of the tournament.
According to BetMGM, Djokovic was -110 before yesterday’s match with Alex de Minaur, but after throttling the Aussie in straight sets, he’s now -200 and a heavy odds-on favorite. Djokovic is also the biggest liability at the book.
Behind him is Stefanos Tsitsipas, who Djokovic defeated in the 2021 French Open final. The Greek is listed at +350 prior to his quarterfinal with Jiri Lehecka, who is +4000.
The only player with longer odds than Lehecka is American Ben Shelton, who is playing in just his second Grand Slam main draw. He’s listed at +5000 to pull off one of the most improbable title runs of all time.
Fellow American Sebastian Korda is listed at +900 as he continues to impress, and his quarterfinal opponent, Karen Khachanov, is priced at +1400.
Andrey Rublev is +1600 ahead of his quarterfinal match with Djokovic, while the final remaining American, Tommy Paul, is +2200. Paul and Shelton will square off in the quarters, guaranteeing an American semifinalist.
Women’s Australian Open Odds
In contrast to the men’s field, just about any of these women have a real chance to compete for the title.
At the top of the list is Aryna Sabalenka, who is playing some of her best tennis at the moment. The Belarusian is +225 and the third-biggest liability at BetMGM to win the title.
Jessica Pegula, the +325 American, is the second-biggest liability for the book. Reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina also comes in at +325.
Karolina Pliskova, who came into this tournament completely under the radar, is listed at +1000, and former Slam champions Jelena Ostapenko and Victoria Azarenka are each +1200.
Donna Vekic comes in at +1200 and the ever-solid Magda Linette rounds things out at +1400.