Australian Open Men’s Odds Favor Djokovic Over Medvedev in 2022

Now that the 2021 US Open and Daniil Medvedev’s victory in New York City are a few weeks behind us, tennis fans have turned their attention to next year’s Grand Slam events. The first one of those, as usual, will be the Australian Open, which will be held from January 17 to January 30, 2022 at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. Yes, that’s still several months away, but it’s hard not to look ahead to what will surely be an entertaining tournament.

Bovada is one of the many websites that have started releasing 2022 Australian Open odds. As of September 24, the sportsbook is favoring Novak Djokovic to win it all in Melbourne next year at +125 odds.

Djokovic isn’t a stranger to the Australian Open. In fact, no tennis player has ever performed as he has at the event throughout his career. Djokovic has won the tournament a record nine times. To further understand his dominance in Australia, only three other men have won the Australian Open since 2008: Rafael Nadal (x1), Stan Wawrinka (x1) and Roger Federer (x3). Taking that into account, it isn’t hard to understand why his odds sit where they do.

Djokovic has also performed amazingly throughout 2021. He’s won four titles this year — three of which were the 2021 Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon. He came close to completing the Grand Slam, however, Daniil Medvedev managed to defeat him in three sets at the US Open. Regardless, Djokovic is one of the best in the world for a reason and he’ll likely keep that accolade in 2022 and beyond.

2022 Australian Open Men’s Odds

Odds via Bovada as of Friday, September 24

  • Novak Djokovic (+125)
  • Daniil Medvedev (+400)
  • Dominic Thiem (+700)
  • Rafael Nadal (+700)
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (+1100)
  • Alexander Zverev (+1200)
  • Roger Federer (+1400)
  • Jannik Sinner (+1600)
  • Andrey Rublev (+2000)
  • Matteo Berrettini (+2500)

Complete odds list is available at Bovada.lv.

Daniil Medvedev Australian Open Odds

After winning the 2021 US Open, no tennis player is hotter at the moment than Russia’s Daniil Medvedev. The 25-year-old also holds the second-best 2022 Australian Open odds (+400) as a result of his recent momentum.

Before 2021, Medvedev had never won a Grand Slam tournament in his career. Obviously, that’s changed, but now he has to prove that he can win another one. Nevertheless, the US Open wasn’t even the first Grand Slam finals that he had competed in this year. Medvedev actually competed in the 2021 Australian Open finals against Djokovic, ultimately losing in three sets. While he got his revenge at the US Open, it would certainly be more satisfying to get a victory over his rival back in Melbourne.

Aside from his US Open victory, Medvedev has been one of tennis’ best players this year — hence why he’s ranked No. 2. Like Djokovic, he’s also won four titles this year, having been victorious at smaller events. Now, the real test will come at the 2022 Australian Open. If he can prove that he can win it all in Melbourne, perhaps next year will be the one where Medvedev shows the tennis world that he can be the sports’ No. 1 player.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the 2022 Australian Open odds change?

In all likelihood, yes! The tournament is more than four months away and things like injuries, hot/cold streaks and players pulling out of the tournament can alter the odds. Always do your best to stay up to date with oddsmakers when betting on future events.

What other Australian Open betting markets will there be?

When we get close to the 2022 Australian Open, you’ll be able to wager on head-to-head matchups and prop markets. These will be revealed closer to when matchups are decided.

Can I wager on other sports?

Of course! The Australian Open (and tennis, in general) is just one of the many sports markets offered by our trusted partners. Whether you’re looking for something popular as football or less known like handball, the possibilities are endless.

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Devon Platana
After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.