2018's edition of the Australian Open tennis tournament is scheduled to occur in mid-January, from 15th through to 28th of the month, with Roger Federer competing to defend his title as the reigning champion.
Set in the expansive Melbourne Park, the Australian Open is the second biggest event in the realm of tennis competitions, attracting both players and fans alike from all over the world. Even though the first tournament was organised in Melbourne over a century ago, the event has continued to attract many followers, and this year’s festival will be no different, as many activities have been organised for the 12-day event that is set to attract an audience of more than 600 million people.
The following are some of the events set to take place in the competition:
- • Singles (men & women)
- • Doubles (men, women & mixed)
A Brief Look At The Previous Edition
Last year’s edition took place between 16th and 29st of January, and it featured many captivating tournaments, including men and women Singles, Doubles, junior and even wheelchair competitions.
In the battle for supremacy, Roger Federer faced off many worthy competitors and successfully retained the title as the reigning champ, while the trophy for the women’s Singles category changed hands with Serena Williams beating her sister to make history. The men’s Doubles was won in 2016 by Jamie Murray (Great Britain) and Bruno Soares (Brazil), while Sania Mirza (India) and Martinal Hingis (Switzerland) took home the trophy for the women’s Doubles. In 2017, Finnish Henri Kontinen and Australian partner John Peers have been crowned men's doubles' champions at the Australian Open.
2017 Australian Open Winners
In an incredible match befitting of the occasion, Swiss Roger Federer defeated his long-time rival Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open 2017, his 18th major title. The 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory offered Federer his first major title in 4-and-a-half years. This win gives Federer his first win over Nadal at an event such as this one - Grand Slam - ever since Wimbledon 2007.
Serena Williams scored a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Venus Williams (her sister), capturing the 2017 Australian Open championship at Melbourne Park. This triumph gave her 23 major titles. This is the best number in the Open Era and she's one behind Margaret Court for the all-time record.
What To Expect In The 2018 Edition
Set to run a full 12 days, the event will be packed with captivating matches between legendary players such as Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
You need to watch out for the battles between the sports legends and get to enjoy the explosive action as the tennis racket meets balls at the court. Serena will be out chasing her title that she lost in the previous year, while Novak will be fighting to retain the Men’s title as the reigning champ. Since many legends are expected to hit the tennis court, the players will have to bring their A-game to win the title and glory that comes with it or go home empty handed.
Betting on The 2018 Australian Open Tournament
The stakes are set to go up this year, as Serena battles to keep her title of the queen of tennis, while Federer's major task at hand is proving to the spectators that he is still the king of the court.
For sports enthusiasts out there, this won’t be just another meet up for the tennis athletes; rather, it will be an awesome opportunity for gambling fans to win big in tennis sports betting. Moreover, since gambling is a favourite pastime for most Aussies, a lot of money will be at stake in this year’s tournament.
Here are the expected odds for the tournament:
- • Roger Federer odds to win are 10/11
- • Stan Wawrinka odds to win are 16
- • Andy Murray odds to win are 7/2
- • Novak Djokovic odds to win are 16
- • Rafael Nadal odds to win are 22
- • Simona Halep odds to win are 9
- • Garbine Muguruza odds to win are 10
- • Serena William odds to win are 17/10
- • Angelique Kerber odds to win are 11
- • Petra Kvitova odds to win are 14
You can catch all the action live at the Melbourne Park, or switch on your set to enjoy exhilarating matches from the comfort of your home. In addition, if you are looking to earn some money from betting in this major sporting event, then stay tuned because we’ll provide you with the latest tips and predictions on how to bet at the 2017 Australian Open tennis competition. Who knows, you might just end up hitting the jackpot at the 2017’s grandest tennis competitions.
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