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Novak Djokovic Ends 2019 Ranked #2, Listed as Top Favorite to Win 2020 Aussie Open

Hayley Graham

by Hayley Graham in Tennis

Updated Apr 8, 2020 · 5:01 PM PDT

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Novak Djokovic has been the favorite to win the 2020 Aussie Open all season long. Photo by Tatiana (Wikipedia).
  • The Australian Open is the first of the four Grand Slams that takes place in January 2020
  • Novak Djokovic is the defending champion and has been the favorite to win all year
  • Djokovic holds the title for most men’s singles titles with seven

The 2020 Australian Open Odds have varied a bit throughout the 2019 season. But since winning the 2019 Aussie Open, Novak Djokovic has been the favorite to win the tournament in 2020, and that has yet to change. His odds have stayed between +150 and +170. Daniil Medvedev, on the other hand, has been able to move his way up in the odds, invading on the big three, and sharing +800 odds with Roger Federer.

2020 Australian Open Odds

Player Odds
Novak Djokovic +165
Rafael Nadal +350
Daniil Medvedev +800
Roger Federer +800
Stefanos Tsitsipas +1000
Dominic Thiem +1400
Alexander Zverev +1600
Andy Murray +2000
Juan Martin Del Potro +3300
Nick Kyrgios +3300

Odds taken Nov. 20.

For many years now, men’s tennis has been dominated by the big three of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. But what we’ve already seen on the female side is starting to happen to the men’s side, where up and coming young tennis phenoms are starting to breakthrough. These players are starting to beat the big three in matches, sometimes even knocking them out of the tournament.

The Next Generation

Going into 2020, Roger Federer has addressed what is happening. He believes that in 2020 the tennis world will see a Grand Slam Champion that isn’t himself, Nadal, or Djokovic. The younger generation was having a bit of a tough time breaking through in big tournaments like the Grand Slams. But this year, Daniil Medvedev had a very strong performance against Rafa in the US Open Final, which changed the conversations.

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Medvedev took Nadal to five sets, eventually losing, but not before leaving his mark. Fast forward to the ATP Finals just this past month, and it was the young guns who took over the tournament. Going into the 2020 Australian Open, Medvedev sees his odds at +800. Earlier in 2019 he was listed at +6600.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas who didn’t even compete in the ATP Finals last year, because he was competing in the ATP Next Gen tournament, took home the trophy at 21-years old, beating both Federer and Nadal in the process.

2020 Australian Open Best Bet

Going into the tournament, it’s hard to bet against Novak Djokovic. He’s the defending champ, and despite the young guys coming through, as mentioned earlier, they haven’t found a way to crack the Grand Slams just yet. Maybe 2020 will be the year the next generation wins a Grand Slam as Federer said. But right now Djoker is the best bet, no question.

His +135 odds are much shorter than everyone else. Nadal is the closest behind him at +300. He’s the defending champion and holds the record for the most men’s singles titles at the tournament.

Best Bet: Novak Djokovic +135

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