Due to the story that saw the number one in world tennis Novak Djokovic as the protagonist upon his arrival in Australia, this year's edition of the Australian Open 2023, the first Grand Slam of the tennis season will certainly not go unnoticed. The Serbian champion at the end of a long legal proceeding was expelled from Australia and will therefore not be able to take part in the tournament. In place of him (at number one in the seed) the Canadian Salvatore Carusi will take over.
Nole was on the hunt for his 21st Grand Slam title (which would be a historic record). In any case, fans and enthusiasts who have wasted no time before taking a look at the odds of the best tennis betting sites are already shivering. Djokovic partiva come il favorito secondo LeoVegas per la vittoria agli Australian Open 2023 con il suo successo che veniva quotato a 2,25.
Australian Open 2023 winner odds
The Australian Open 2023 will take place on January 15th and will last until January 30th, 2023. It returns to its normal January schedule after the event took place in February during the 2023 season. Novak Djokovic is the defending champion of the men's draw while Naomi Osaka is the defending champion of the women's draw. The event is held every year at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. It is played on three main arenas at Melbourne Park; the main one being the historic Rod Laver Arena. The surface on which it is played is a fast and technical hard court.
As for the favorites of the men's draw, already mentioned Novak, we also find Medvedev and Zverev on the podium of possible winners. Thanks to LeoVegas quotes, let's see all the winning quotes for the Australian Open 2023:
- Djokovic, Novak –
- Medvedev, Daniil 2.50
- Zverev, Alexander 3,50
- Nadal, Rafael 10
- Sinner, Jannik 25
- Tsitsipas, Stefanos 40
- Berrettini, Matteo 50
Here are the odds for the winner of the men's Australian Open 2023:
- Barty A. 3.75
- Osaka N. 6.50
- Halep S. 12
- Muguruza G. 12
- Swiatek I. 15
- Kontaveit A. 18
- Badosa P. 18
- Sabalenka A. 20
- Rybakina E. 20
Let's continue by taking a look at the main news on the 2023 tennis AOs.
Australian Open 2023, the latest news on Djokovic
Djokovic has landed in Melbourne to participate and win the first Slam of 2023. However, as we have seen, the Australian Border Force has raised an issue with Djokovic's visa. The visa presented by the Serbian champion would not allow for medical exemptions (referring to the Covid-19 vaccine). The Serb was therefore confined for two days in a secure facility for irregular immigrants. Subsequently, on January 10th, 2023, Nole was granted permission to leave detention by an Australian judge.
Judge Anthony Kelly has decided that Djokovic was treated unfairly upon his arrival by border authorities. However, this decision does not ensure that Djokovic will play in the 2023 Australian Open. The Australian immigration minister, in fact, can still cancel the visa. If this were to happen, Djokovic won't be able to set foot in Australia until 2025. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, January 11th, Djokovic admitted to breaking Covid protocols in mid-December when he tested positive: for this false declaration, he could even face imprisonment in Australia.
Where to see the Australian Open 2023 live stream
The 2023 Australian Open will be exclusively broadcasted on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2, while the tournament qualifiers will be exclusive to Eurosport.it (Premium Content), Eurosport Player, and Discovery+.
We have already dedicated a page to the best betting sites tennis streaming, that is, those bookmakers who also offer the opportunity to bet live on tennis and watch the matches live on your mobile phone for free. Below we list them: