Tennis Tips and Predictions - Australian Open Men's + Women's Tournament Preview
Brad - January 7, 2022
Tennis fans all over the world have been licking their chops, waiting on the action to resume. Although tennis has an offseason of its own, it is not very long, luckily for the fans worldwide.
The Australian Open, the calendar year’s first grand slam every year, is set to return to the television sets. With a wild 2021 season already in the books, outside factors are at a higher rate than ever.
Whether it be the disruption of COVID, the grand slam records, or personal drama between players, this year’s AO will be a must-watch.
A spectacle showcasing the greatest players in the world, any sports bettors have to tune in! Here are some picks we would like to share for the outright winners in 2022.
ATP – The Most Likely Winner – Novak Djokovic @2.45
There are not enough superlatives to describe how good Novak is on the tennis court.
The Serbian legend has already conquered everything one could possibly assert within the tennis realm, and he just keeps setting higher expectations year by year.
Although facing controversy within the media, look for Djokovic to lock in and be in contention for his 21st grand slam. Records will be shattered, but only one knows how to do it.
WTA – The Most Likely Winner – Ashleigh Barty @4.95
The home-town favorite, Ashleigh Barty has been one of the, if not, most consistent player on the women’s tour in the past couple of years.
Winning multiple grand slams, and huge tournaments every season, Barty has been Australia’s individual sporting hope within tennis.
Her slice-backhand is one of the toughest shots on the women’s tour, and very few know how to break it down.
With a great net game, and serve to boot, she sets up her forehand that destroys opponents.
ATP – Dark Horse – Carlos Alcaraz @24.80
The young prodigy taught through the Nadal Academy, is just one of Spain’s many young products.
He is possibly the most talented out of the lot, though, and has the game to grow into a top 5 player very, very soon.
Alcaraz has gained a ton of experience in 2021, and this will only boost his confidence and potential in 2022. Look for Alcaraz to make deep-runs at grand slams, and make sure his name is written on the ATP Finals board by the end of the year.
WTA – Dark Horse – Paula Badosa @16.50
Like her adolescent Spaniard counterpart, Badosa has had an insane 2021. Lifting the Indian Wells trophy was one of the many stunning highlights of what should be a great career for Paula Badosa.
Although her favourite surface is clay, her game on hard suits many slower courts.
Badosa is a key player in what should be a varied field, in the WTA section of the 2022 Aussie Open.