Don't look now, but we're just more than two weeks away from the first Grand Slam of the season kicking off. The Australian Open in Melbourne starts on Jan. 14, and while this could be the most up for grabs tennis season in recent memory in terms of picking a winner, there is still an obvious favorite to win on Rod Laver.
Novak Djokovic, winner of the last two Australian Opens, is listed as the betting favorite by Bovada. The 25-year-old is 5/4 to win the first Slam of 2013, with Andy Murray right on his heels and Roger Federer right behind.
Here are the players listed at better than 100-t0-1 to win.
Novak Djokovic -- 5/4
Andy Murray -- 3/1
Roger Federer -- 9/2
Juan Martin Del Potro -- 14/1
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga -- 33/1
Tomas Berdych -- 33/1
Milos Raonic -- 33/1
David Ferrer -- 40/1
Bernard Tomic -- 66/1
John Isner -- 50/1
With no Rafael Nadal in Australia, it seems that you'd have to think one of those top two names are the most likely to win, but I feel like has the makings of the 2009 U.S. Open, when Juan Martin Del Potro came out of nowhere to snag his one and only major.
Nonetheless, betting money remains on Djokovic and Murray, not that shocking if you've watched either play a match in the last couple of years.
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