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Australian Open Odds – Men’s Singles January 17 Picks

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in Tennis

Jan 16, 2023 · 4:45 PM PST

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Sep 3, 2022; Flushing, NY, USA; Andrey Rublev (L) celebrates after his match against Denis Shapovalov (CAN) (not pictured) on day six of the 2022 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
  • Tuesday brings both first-round and second-round action at Melbourne Park
  • There is a total of 19 matches on the schedule, with the likes of Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic all taking the court
  • Read on for the Australian Open odds and three betting previews

The 2023 Australian Open proceeds on Tuesday, January 17th. There are still three first-round matches that need to be played, with both Novak Djokovic and Casper Ruud taking the court for the first time Down Under. The Serb is facing Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena, while the Norwegian takes on Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic. The 16 other matches on the schedule feature numerous other big names, including Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev. Below, we’ll lay out the Australian Open odds and three betting previews.

Australian Open Odds – Tuesday, January 17th

Matchup Odds
Yu Hsiou Hsu vs [22] Alex De Minaur +900/-1800
Tomas Machac vs [2] Casper Ruud +400/-500
Roberto Carballes Baena vs [4] Novak Djokovic +1700/-10000
[29] Sebastian Korda vs [30] Yosuke Watanuki -475/+350
Jungcheng Shang vs [16] Frances Tiafoe +450/-650
[18] Karen Khachanov vs Jason Kubler -350/+270
Francisco Cerundolo vs Corentin Moutet -120/+100
Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs [15] Jannik Sinner +850/-1600
Christopher Eubanks vs Jiri Lehecka +155/-190
Taro Daniel vs [20] Denis Shapovalov +425/-600
Lloyd Harris vs Marton Fucsovics -125/+105
[10] Hubert Hurkacz vs Lorenzo Sonego -370/+290
[11] Cameron Norrie vs Constant Lestienne -900/+600
Tallon Griekspoor vs [32] Botic Van De Zandschulp -105/-120
Alex Molcan vs [6] Felix Auger-Aliassime +650/-1000
[3] Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Rinky Hijikata -2000/+1000
[1] Rafael Nadal vs Mackenzie McDonald -1100/+650
Dalibor Svrcina vs Yoshihito Nishioka +285/-370
John Millman vs [7] Daniil Medvedev +1600/-8000

Odds as of January 16th at DraftKings Sportsbook

Djokovic, who is the frontrunner to win the tournament in the Australian Open odds, sits as the biggest favorite with whopping -1000 odds to beat Carballes Baena.


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Juncheng Shang vs Frances Tiafoe Prediction

Jungcheng Shang of China goes head-to-head with American Frances Tiafoe in the second round.

Shang, who is just 17 years of age, turned pro in 2021 and is currently ranked No. 194 in the world. He actually made history with his first-round victory over Oscar Otte, becoming the first man from an Asian nation to win a match at the Australian Open. It took four sets, but Shang prevailed 6-2, 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-5. He is the youngest player in the men’s draw and booked his spot through the qualifiers.

Tiafoe is coming off a rather promising 2022 season, reaching the semifinals of the US  Open on home turf before eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz beat him in five sets. That was his best finish in last year’s Majors though, losing in the second round at Melbourne Park a year ago. As for his opening match of this tournament, Tiafoe won in four sets against German Daniel Altmaier.

Shang appears to be a promising young talent who is full of fire. While Tiafoe should come out on top, I believe the 17-year-old wins a set and puts some pressure on the American.

Pick: Frances Tiafoe to win 3-1 (+290)

Karen Khachanov vs Jason Kubler Prediction

No. 20 Karen Khachanov faces No. 84 Jason Kubler here. Khachanov just reached the quarterfinals of both Adelaide competitions leading up to the Aussie Open before taking down Bernabe Zapata Miralles in three sets on Sunday, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, 6-0.

The Russian looked dominant, registering 11 aces and winning 74% of his points on first serve. Khachanov’s best finish of the 2022 Majors came at Flushing Meadows, making it to the semifinals. Casper Ruud eliminated him at that stage.

Kubler, who hails from Brisbane, has never been ranked higher than 84 in his career. He just lost in the Round of 16 in Adelaide and actually failed to qualify for the Australian Open in 2022. His best finish in the four Grand Slams came at Wimbledon, bowing out in the Round of 16 against Taylor Fritz. Kubler impressed the Aussie fans in his first-round match, defeating Sebastian Baez 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

Khachanov and Kubler both have some momentum here. The home crowd should help the Australian win a set, but Khachanov takes it in four.

Pick: Karen Khachanov 3-1 (+295)

Taro Daniel vs Denis Shapovalov Prediction

It’s Japan’s Taro Daniel against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov Tuesday. This is the third-ever meeting between the two, with Shapo winning both in the 2019 second round Down Under and in 2022 in Dubai. That’s not good news for Daniel, especially after a rough start to 2023. He’s just 1-2 and didn’t make it past the qualifying rounds in Adelaide or Auckland, losing to a player ranked 470th in New Zealand.

Shapovalov often lets his emotions get the best of him, but he managed to hold it together in the first round against Dusan Lajovic, winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Shapo’s serve shined as per usual, collecting 11 aces. He did have seven double faults, however. Shapovalov looked solid in Adelaide, losing in the quarters to Novak. His success against Daniel is certainly a good sign for Tuesday’s outcome.

Shapo hasn’t dropped a set to his second-round opposition. I’m liking a straight sets victory.

Pick: Denis Shapovalov 3-0 (-145)

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