It’s off season’s time and most of the players are resting. However, tennis fans are already fantasizing about who is going to be the favorite for the upcoming Australian Open.
Betting tips for the Australian open
Up to now, according to bet365, the favorites to win the Australian Open are definitely the big3. Djokovic leads in pole position as he is quoted 2.75 followed by Nadal (4.50), and Roger Federer (11).
However, the next gen is catching up quickly and Medvedev is considered to have the same chances as Federer (11) to win the title in Melbourne. After Daniil the 5th player with the best chances to win the Australian Open according to bet365 is Stefanos Tsitsipas that is quoted at 13 followed by Dominic Thiem (15) and Sascha Zverev (17).
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Tsitsipas’ confidence about winning a slam
The Greek will start the new season full of confidence after he triumphed at the recent ATP Finals. However, he needs to remember Grigor Dimitrov and Sascha Zverev’s struggles after they won the same competitions. In fact, both the Bulgarian and the German had a not-so-great run in the following season.
After winning the season’s finale, Tsitsipas commented:
“I feel like my game is getting better over time. I believe I’m really close on being crowned a grand slam champion. I know these are strong words that I say but I do feel like I belong to be there. I’m competing against some of the best players in the world and the amount of effort and the amount of work I put [in] every day deserves to have an outcome like this.”
Stefanos had a surprising run at the last Australian Open where he reached the semifinals after beating Roger Federer on the way. 1 thing is sure, the Greek will have the full support of the local Greeks in Melbourne.
It’s interesting to notice that some other players like Matteo Berrettini, Felix Auger Aliassime and even Jannik Sinner have their quotations in case they win the Australian Open,
Stefanos Tsitsipas’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.6, Tsitsipas played his last match on the 17th of November when he defeated Dominic Thiem 6-76 6-2 7-64 in the final in London to win his 4th career title.
This year the Greek has a 53-25 win-loss record. The Greek clinched 3 titles in 2019 in Marseille, in Estoril and in London. Stefanos was the finalist in Dubai, in Madrid and in Beijing.
Alexander Zverev’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.7, Alexander played his last match on the 16th of November when he lost to Dominic Thiem 7-5 6-3 in the semifinal in London.
This year Alexander has a 41-24 win-loss record. Zverev has won 1 title in Geneva. The German was the finalist in Acapulco and in Shanghai.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev played each other 5 times. The head to head is 4-1 for Tsitsipas.
The last time that they fought against each other, Stefanos Tsitsipas won 6-3 6-2 in the R in Nitto Atp Finals on the 13th November 2019.
Here the highlights.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev
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