- Novak Djokovic has won eight out of the eight times he’s reached the Australian Open Finals.
- Daniil Medvedev has won 20 straight matches on hard courts.
- Medvedev has beaten Djokovic in three of the last four times they’ve played against each other.
- Djokovic has been dealing with a torn oblique as of late.
MELBOURNE, Australia – Those betting on the Australian Open Finals will have one more chance to do so as world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will face off against No. 4 Daniil Medvedev for the title of Men’s Singles Champion.
Djokovic is coming in well-rested having handily defeated the No. 114 ranked player in the world in Aslan Karatsev on Thursday.
The extra day has given Djokovic time to heal a torn oblique. The added day of rest has proved successful for Australian Opens. Since 2000, 12 out of the 9 players that played on Thursday have won the Australian Open Men’s Singles Final.
Medvedev, on the other hand, is coming into this match red hot after defeating No. 7 Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals and then No. 5 Stefanos Tsitspas in the Semifinals.
As matter of fact, Medvedev has won 20 straight matches, 11 of which have come against top-ten opponents including Djokovic himself.
With championship prowess and sheer momentum coming into this final, it’s evident why the Australian Open odds for Djokovic vs. Medvedev are so tight.
Australian Open Men’s Singles Final Betting Odds
- Moneyline: Djokovic (-115), Medvedev (-105)
- Spread: Djokovic 0.0 (-120)
- O/U: 40.5
Those who enjoy betting on Tennis essentially have a bit of a pick’em when it comes to this match. While some online sportsbooks have the spread set at -1.5 in favor of Djokovic, online sportsbooks like Bovada have set the spread at 0 with some shading towards Djokovic covering.
That extra weight on Djokovic’s odds comes with merit as he has dominated this tournament in his career and as of late.
The Serbian sensation has won the Australian open eight out of the eight times he’s played in the final. He’s currently coming off of back-to-back Australian Open Championships and is in prime position for a three-peat.
But, Djokovic is aware this final won’t come easy.
“Pressure is always there, it’s what we do. Everyone talks about the new generation coming and taking over us, but realistically that isn’t happening still,” Djokovic said, per George Bellshaw. “We can talk about it all day but with all my respect to the other guys, they still have a lot of work to do. I’m not going to stand here and hand it over to them. I’m going to make them work their ass off for that.”
Daniil Medvedev is only playing in his second grand slam final, but now more than ever would be his chance to dethrone the king. He’s proven he can do it before.
The two have played against each other a total of 7 times. Djokovic has won four out of the seven times they’ve played, however, Medvedev has won three out of the last four times.
This stat could be one of the reasons that legal sports betting sites and sports bettors themselves are putting faith in the Russian star to get it done Down Under.
The match begins at 3:30 am EST and will be aired by ESPN. Those looking to watch their bets play out will likely have to pull an all-nighter as many are expecting a long hard-fought battle for the 2021 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final Championship.
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