Australian Open Betting Odds: First Grand Slam of 2015Published January 19, 2015 by Sol FH
The biggest Grand Slam down under rolls on tonight beginning from midnight in the UK and bet365 is offering complete coverage.
The Australian Open started today and the world’s top players, as well as many new hopeful’s take to the hard courts of Melbourne Park. There are 128 total singles players on both the men and women’s sides, whom will play in the sunny Australian heat, while much of the rest of the world is freezing in the cold winter. Bet365 Sports is offering live coverage of the Australian Open and punters can challenge themselves to try to win lucrative cash from Monday January 19 until February 1.
Round One Highlights
There are a number of highlights over the course of the first round of the Men’s singles action including: Novak Djokovic (1) vs Aljaz Bedene, Rafael Nadal (3) vs Mikhail Youzhny, Roger Federer (2) in hunt for his fifth Australian Open title playing in the first round against Yen-Hsun Lu and last year’s defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka (4) beginning his campaign against Marsel Ilhan.
On the women’s side the top ranked players to watch out for during round one are Serena Williams, looking for a sixth singles crown in Australia, last year’s winner Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova.
Live Streaming with bet365
The famed UK sportsbook has the rights to stream the Australian Open, while offering an extensive range of live In-Play betting markets. In-play lines include Next game Winner, Point Props, Current Set Winner and of course Outright Match Winner. The odds prior to the games are attractive as well and punters have made off with lucrative cash at past Aussie Open Tournaments.
An excellent idea for punters is to consider betting with a player seeded between 5-9 positions, as they have had a lot of success at this tournament over the years. With the stars growing older and the young guns nipping at their heels the finals may be players not as common as one would think.