I’m starting off with a Futures bet here, taking Novak Djokovic to win the Men’s tournament at $1.85.
Given his track record, he’d be decent value at this price if some of his top competition like Federer and Nadal were playing.
With a significantly weaker than average field this season, I like Novak to claim another Grand Slam here.
He is now only 3 career slams behind Federer and you know he’s incredibly motivated to catch up.
I think the long break will actually do him some good, especially since he likely stayed in better shape than many of his competitors.
The Draw also looks quite favourable for him and he should make the second week with relative ease.
It’s tough to pinpoint who the second best player in this slam is and I can only see this number decreasing as the tournament progresses. Novak to claim #18 here.
The start of a Grand Slam can be confusing at the best of times, so why not start with a 4-leg multi?
These are four established players on tour that all appear to have pretty significant matchup advantages in round 1.
Diego Schwartzman has the longest odds of the four, opening as a $1.33 favourite against Cameron Norrie.
While he is more of a clay-court specialist, he has an excellent groundstroke game and the slower-than-usual court should play into his hands.
Coric and Shapovalov both open as $1.13 favourites in conditions that should suit them.
Both players are very much suited to hard courts and shouldn’t face much difficulty against low-ranked clay courters.
Carreno-Busta rounds out our multi at $1.11 and he is generally as dependable as they come.
These four gentlemen combine nicely for a $1.90 multi that appears relatively low risk.