The new year has barely started and it is already time to “pack bags” for the tennis A-list and travel into the Australian summer. TheAustralian Open in Melbourne, where ATP as well as WTA points can be gained, is the first out of four Grand Slam tournaments of the year and already fascinates the whole world of tennis. The tournament first took place in 1904 under the name of Australasian championships and was only open for participants from Australia and New Zeeland. Originally intended to give the participants the chance to officially take part in Davis cup tournaments, the tournament became one of the biggest and most important tennis tournaments of the world. In Australia it is the biggest regularly staged sports event on the Australian continent. Since 1969 the Australian Open is handled as an open tournament for both, women and men. The arena where the center court is based is named after the Australian tennis superstar Rod Laver, who has celebrated numerous triumphs in the 1960ies. Laver is the only player so far, who has won two Grand Slams, namely the one in 1962 and 1969 (this means that he won all four Grand Slam tournaments within one year) and won the Australian Open three times in total. In compliment to his success the arena was renamed after him and has 14.820 seats and is the stage for numerous preliminary games as well as the grand final on February 1 2015. The whole area of the Australian Open contains of 24 hard courts spread out on 20 hectare in total. The two biggest courts are, as mentioned before, the Rod Laver Arena (14.280 seats) and the Hisense Arena with almost 10.000 seats.
2014 passed without anyone going down in history with a “Grand Slam”. In Melbourne 2015, however, one step closer to the greatest triumph in tennis could be taken. In the men’s category, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were close, but they were never able to triumph at all four Grand Slam tournaments within a year. As mentioned before, the last real Grand Slam happened several years ago (Rod Laver 1969). In the women’s category the pages don’t have to be turned back as much in order to find the last Grand Slam (even the “Golden Slam” including Olympia Gold) victress. 1988 Steffi Graf won all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympia title. Before even thinking about the Grand Slam, the question about the winner of the title in Australia 2015 remains…
The list of favourites for the title of the Australian Open 2015 contains the Who-is-who of the international tennis category. Next to the meanwhile all-time favourite Roger Federer (SUI) or Rafael Nadal (ESP), the not less famous and successful Maria Sharapova (RUS) or the Williams sister, Serena and Venus (USA), in the women’s category, are meeting for the first showdown in this year. The all-time favourites are challenged by the top-players Novak Djokovic (SRB), Andy Murray (SCO), Stan Wawrinka (SUI) or Kei Nishikori (JPN) in the men’s category and Simona Halep (ROM), Victoria Azarenka (BLR), high-flyer Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) or Ana Ivanovic (SRB) in the women’s category. In the past tennis season 2014, four different players in each category won the four Grand Slam tournaments. The season 2014 has already started with two surprise-winner in Australia, who almost no one had on their list. In the men’s category, Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) won in the final with four sets against the top favourite Rafael Nadal. The Chinese Li Na, who has by now resigned after numerous knee operations, won in the women’s category against Dominika Cibulkova after two sets. We don’t want to keep the other winners of the Grand Slam tournaments 2014 unmentioned. The clay court champion Rafael Nadal won the French Open for the 9th time and in the women’s category the Russian Maria Scharapova won. At the following tournament in Wimbledon on the grass court, it was Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova who took the trophy back home. The last Grand Slam tournament 2014 was the US open in New York. In an exciting final Marin Cilic won against the Japanese Kei Nishikori with three sets. The US-American Serena Williams, who won the title of the US Open for the third time, dominated the women’s tournament right from the beginning. Serena Williams left her competitor Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) after two sets standing.
Two weeks full of high-class tennis and exciting matches in Down Under are waiting for you and you can experience them live with Rivalo. The bookmakers at Rivalo have set the odds for the title winner in advance. The top favourite to win in Melbourne isNovak Djokovic, offering an odd of 1.90. Close on his heels is the man with the most Grand Slam tournament wins in history: Roger Federer. The Swiss, who has played his 1000th match and won his 83rd ATP title at the last tournament in Brisbane, offers an odd of 6.50. Rafael Nadal, who has been thrown back due to injuries last year, follows with an odd of 8.00. It would be the 15th title at a Grand Salm tournament for Nadal. Offering the same odd as Rafa, namely 8.00, the Olympia champion of London 2012 Andy Murray (SCO) is starting into the tournament. If you think that Stan Wawrinka from Switzerland can defend his Australian Open title, you receive an odd of 13.0. A further top candidate for the victory at the tournament, offering a prize money of 40 million dollars, in Melbourne is the Japanese Kei Nishikori, offering an odd of 15.0. If one of the outsiders wins this highly coveted title, you can enjoy high winnings and top odds. The victory of Grigor Dimitrov offers an odd of 20.0 and a victory of Milos Raonic offers an odd of 40.0.Place your bets on your favourite!
The women’s category will not be any less exciting. The top favourite in this tournament is US-American Serena Williams. Offering an odd of 2.80, she is placed on top of the betting offer at Rivalo. Maria Scharapova and Simona Halep closely follow her, offering an odd of 6.00 and 8.00 respectively. 10 would multiply your stake if one of the following three participants wins: Victoria Azarenka, Petra Kvitova or Caroline Wozniakci. One of the high flyers of the previous year is the Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. Her victory offers and odd of 12.0 on www.rivalo.com. A victory of the Serbian Ana Ivanovic offers an odd of 22.0. Only outside chances are advised to Venus Williams this year. An odd of 40.0 would multiply your stake considerably. Also a bet on the Italian bearer of hope Flavia Pennetta could pay off; next to her name you can find an absolute top odd of 100.
We’ve had enough of words! Take a moment to browse through our extensive betting offer with the attractive odds especially for the Australian Open 2015. If single-, combination- or long-term bets, everybody can find their suitable betting type. Increase the level of excitement a little bit further and follow the games in our live betting offer. We here at Rivalo wish you great fun at the Australian Open 2015 and best of luck with your bets! Game, set and match!