Australian Open Winner Odds: Outright Winner Odds for the 2021 Australian Open

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Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka are the favourites - find the latest odds for men's and women's singles at the 2021 Australian Open right here

Will Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin be able to defend their Australian Open titles in 2021?

The 2021 Australian Open is live from Melbourne, Australia from 18-31 January.

Here are the latest outright odds for men’s Australian Open champion 2021:

PlayerBet365SkyBet888SportWilliam HillBetVictorPaddy Power
Novak Djokovic11/1011/101111/1011/10
Rafael Nadal11/211/2411/266
Daniil Medvedev677666
Dominic Thiem677666
Roger Federer61097106
Stefanos Tsitsipas121417121412
Alexander Zverev121417121612

Here are the latest outright odds for the women’s Australian Open champion in 2021:

PlayerBet365SkyBet888SportWilliam HillBetVictorPaddy Power
Ashleigh Barty988887
Naomi Osaka886787
Serena Williams88108913/2
SImona Halep10101010109
Sofia Kenin101012101011
Bianca Andreescu126108817/2
Karolina Pliskova161616161614

*You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are correct as of the time of writing (17.26 GMT on 12/11/2020). BeGambleAware.

What to expect from the 2021 Australian Open?

It’s not certain at this point quite what the January tennis schedule, usually packed with tennis events across Australia, New Zealand, China and the Middle East, will look like, with ongoing restrictions on travel into and within Australia raising the very real possibility of a condensed Australian tennis summer to be played in Melbourne.

But we do know that the 2021 Australian Open will be played in its usual home of Melbourne Park from 18-31 January – and, unlike the denuded French and US Open fields in 2020, the ‘Happy Slam’ can expect a full field of the best players in the world taking advantage of their opportunity to travel to Australia during the off-season and prepare for the first major of an uncertain season in plenty of time.

On the men’s side, the Australian Open will be the latest battleground in the ongoing war for supremacy among Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, with Nadal having tied Federer’s all-time record of 20 major titles at Roland Garros in October while eight-time champion Djokovic will be hoping to close the gap on ‘Fedal’ by extending his dominance in Melbourne.

Sofia Kenin will be defending the title she won as her maiden major in 2020, but all eyes will be on home favourite Ashleigh Barty, still world no. 1 despite having played very little since the sport first shut down due to the global health crisis. Former champions Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka should also be among the contenders.

Who are the favourites for the Australian Open men’s title?

No man has won the Australian Open more times than Novak Djokovic, who captured his eighth title in 2020 and has a 75-8 record in Melbourne. The Serb comes in as justifiably the favourite, although the ending to his 2020 season didn’t go to plan, what with a shock default at a US Open he was overwhelmingly predicted to win and a one-sided defeat to Rafael Nadal in the French Open final.

Nadal shone so brightly in winning his thirteenth Roland Garros title to tie Roger Federer’s all-time major titles record, and although his solitary Australian Open title came in 2009, he’s made the final four times in the past nine years. It’s difficult to see him beating Djokovic on hard courts – but not impossible.

Federer will be coming into the 2021 Australian Open after not having played since the previous January due to multiple knee surgeries and the global health crisis, but the last time he had a break like that from the sport, he returned to win the Australian Open in spectacular style. The 39-year-old will be more motivated than ever after having seen rival Nadal draw level – but is he more threatened than the others by the rising younger generation?

Dominic Thiem is now a Grand Slam champion having won the US Open, and was one set from winning the Australian Open in 2020 before narrowly falling to Djokovic. Alexander Zverev made his first Grand Slam final in 2020 as well as the semifinals in Melbourne; Stefanos Tsitsipas, the 2019 ATP Finals champion, is assured of mass support from the Greek community in Australia (if fans are allowed) and continues to press upwards while Daniil Medvedev’s game is almost impossible to break down when the Russian is playing well.

Australian Open 2021 women’s favourites

The market has picked Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams as their top favourites to win the 2021 Australian Open, and it’s tough to disagree.

Barty, a semifinalist at the Australian Open in 2020, is the host nation’s best chance for a homegrown champion for some time. Still world no. 1 despite not having played in 2020 after her 11-3 start to the year, Barty did not have the opportunity to defend her French Open title and will have to find match fitness quickly after almost a year off the courts.

Osaka won the Australian Open in 2019 and showed once again just how all-but-unbeatable she can be when on song when she put together a dazzling run in the USA in the early autumn, claiming her third major in New York. More comfortable on hard courts than anywhere else, Osaka could be a force to be reckoned with in January if she’s fit.

Serena Williams is a seven-time Australian Open champion and is still threatening to claim that elusive 24th major, although the limitations of her physical fitness are starting to show, The legendary American now needs a little luck, in a way she didn’t used to – but only a very little.

Defending champion Sofia Kenin proved her run to the Australian Open title in 2020, her maiden major, was no fluke when she reached the final of the French Open, and like 2018 runner-up Simona Halep has a dogged counterpunching game which can be very effective on these courts.

Karolina Pliskova has made the quarterfinals or better in Melbourne three of the past four years, while Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 US Open champion, will be returning to action raring to go after sitting out the entirety of the 2020 season.

Australian Open outright odds: Other markets

There are plenty of other options for outright betting on the 2021 Australian Open, live from Melbourne, Australia from 18-31 January.

One extremely popular market is to bet on which player will win each quarter, i.e. reach the semifinals.

Oddsmakers also offer odds on players to reach the final, and which half of the draw the champion will come from.

Bookies also frequently offer ‘Big Guns vs the Field’ bets.