Australian Open preview

16.01.2020

Melbourne, Australia is preparing for the first Grand Slam of the new year. The Australian Open will start on January 20th and will see its conclusion on February 2. Check out our preview article to learn more about this exciting event, with plenty of enticing chances to make some money if you know where on which bet to place your money!

The tournament

The Australian Open 2020 is the event’s 108th edition in 115 years. For most of its history (up until 1988), it was played on grass courts, but since then, artificial hardcourts surfaces have been used. Currently, these hardcourts consists of blue-coloured Plexicushion. Known as “the happy slam”, it has the greatest attendance of all 4 Grand Slams.

In the men’s ATP Tour, Novak Djokovic is the record holder. The Serbian star currently holds 7 final victories here. As far as the women’s WTA Tour goes, it’s a living legend of the sport that takes the absolute top spot: Australia’s own Margaret Court holds no less than 11 titles here. The world is yet to see a player more successful than she was!





The 2020 event

Novak Djokovic is not only the record holder; he’s also currently defending his title. Another final victory, his eighth, if it were to come to that – would put him squarely in the history books as the greatest male player ever at the Australian Open. It’s certainly in the cards for the tall Serbian. He managed to fight off most of his illustrious opponents numerous times here, except for 2017 and 2018, when Roger Federer took the Grand Slam trophy home to Switzerland. If the Big Three have even the slightest dip in form, the prize could go to any young and eager player: Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem…

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Last year’s winner in the WTA edition was Japan’s Naomi Osaka. The young tennis prodigy is currently number 4 in the world ranking. Her relative lack of experience, though, could cost her to more seasoned players such as Serena Williams, who would become only the second player in her sport to win 24 Grand Slam titles in total – a record that she would share with Margaret Court. Finally, there’s Australian Ashleigh Barty, who’s currently leading the world ranking. With last year’s Roland Garros title in her trophy cabinet, she’s a force to be reckoned with – especially in front of her home crowd…

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