The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments of the year, scheduled to start on January 15th to the 28th. Roger Federer is expected to take the title for the sixth time in 2018, with online bookmakers placing them at 5/2.
This Grand Slam tournament offers plenty of betting opportunities. The Australian Open free bets are nothing short of impressive, with bet £10 and get free bets in return provided by the likes of William Hill and BetBright. Paddy Power also has a risk free £20 bet for punters betting £10, and there is a whole load of welcome offers to look out for in the run-up to the tournament.
Keep an eye out for ‘accumulator insurance’ when it comes to Australian open betting. With acca insurance, the betting sites will refund your stake should one player let you down.
The best tip for a whole load of Australian Open free bet opportunities is to check the online bookmakers daily, throughout the Australian Open 2018. We’ll also keep you updated on the Australian Open free bets to keep you ahead of the game.
As always, Roger Federer is the man to beat at the Australian Open 2018. However, he’s not going to get an easy run of it, with the likes of Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic both big favourites for the Grand Slam in the Men’s Singles.
There’s no surprise that Serena Williams is expected to take the title, holding a record seven wins at the Australian Open and 23 Grand Slam titles. Garbine Muguruza, world number two, is tipped to give her a run for the championship.
There are plenty of betting markets available for the Australian Open, as well as a huge number of special promotions and free bets. The men’s singles market is the most popular, with bookies providing enhanced odds for the ‘big four’. Other common Australian Open betting markets are reach the final, quarter winners and player progress markets.
You can also expect good betting odds for set betting, handicaps and smaller opportunities, such as to win the first set. Handicap betting is a particularly good bet to make money when the favourites have zero value in the first few rounds.
In-play betting is massively popular these days, and most major betting sites offer the service. There are loads of in-play betting markets throughout the tournament, including winner of the current game, to win the next point, to hit deuce, to win the set etc.
Always check the stats before betting on the Australian Open. If you’ve got two big players, such as Federer and Nadal, you’re better off looking at the first set tie break or first set correct score markets.
A quick look at the Australian Open betting odds tells us that Federer may be on course to pick up the trophy for an epic sixth time. He’s pipped at 5/2, with an impressive selection of wins behind him as he goes into the Australian Open. He’ll have to watch out for Djokovic, ranked at 6/1, who has already got six Australian Open titles under his belt and is looking for the seventh.
Likewise, Nadal is third in line and is expected to bring that powerful serve to the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. However, Nadal and Federer are the oldest men to ever rank world no.1 and no.2 respectively, and will have to put in a lot of work to compete with rising tennis stars.
Serena Williams tops the Australian Open 2018 betting odds for the women. One part of the famous Williams duo, Serena has smashed seven Australian Open tournaments, defeating her sister, Venus, to take the 2017 title. She’s already got 23 Grand Slam titles to her name, and she’s expected to pull in a 24th. Garbine Muguruza, the world number two, is expected to be the biggest contender for Serena. She smashed Wimbledon 2017, taking the title out of the hands of Venus Williams. Karolina Pliskova and Simona Halep are also tipped to be in the Women’s ‘big four’.
It’s no surprise to us at Freebets.co.uk that Federer, Nadal and Djokovic top the list of favourites. They dominated the world of tennis in 2017, with Nadal ranking the current number one and Federer holding the 2017 Wimbledon title.
We also expect big things from our British player, Andy Murray, after being sidelined due to injury last year. Alexander Zverev Jr. is the youngest player in the Grand Slam, ranked number 4, and he’s one to keep an eye out during the Australian Open 2018.
Serena Williams is making a comeback to tennis after giving birth last September, and she’s already tipped to take the final. She’s already done it seven times, and an eighth isn’t out of the question. Garbine Muguruza took the Wimbledon 2017 title, defeating Venus Williams, and at only 24, we expect big things from her. Karolina Pliskova is currently no.4 in the world, and Simona Halep is predicted to spell trouble for Williams as the world’s current no.1.
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The start of the Grand Slam season takes place in Melbourne, from January 15th to 28th.
All of the tennis action of the Australian Open 2018 is shown on Eurosport, where you can get a day or annual pass. The BBC will show highlights of the tournament, and there are also online bookmakers offering live streaming.
The main contenders for the men’s singles are as expected; Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. It’s worth looking at different betting sites to find the best betting odds when it comes to the favourites. Alexander Zverev Jr. is one to watch in this tournament, and the future, at only 20 years old.
The women’s singles are also expected, with Serena Williams the main player to keep tabs on. She faces big opposition, though, and she’s been out of the game for a few months, which could affect her performance.
The first Grand Slam event of the tennis calendar, the Australian Open has a massive prize of almost £32 million, and it provides plenty of entertainment. Last year’s Australian Open final was one of the biggest and best, with Federer taking his 18th Grand Slam title against Nadal, in a five-set victory.
The Australian Open is known for requiring a massive amount of stamina, best suiting the strongest players. This includes the likes of the top three, especially Nadal, who have brute force when it comes to serving.