Publish: 11.06.2016

Australian Open Tennis Betting Guide

Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and more. They’re just a few of the names that should be taking center stage at Melbourne Park once again tomorrow, but unfortunately, all the talk has been about horrible weather rather than good Tennis.

The temperatures in the most southern and eastern areas of Australia are reaching 45 degrees, and it’s led to several unpleasant incidents that have compromised the safety of the players.

On Tuesday, Frank Dancevic fainted in his match, whilst Serena Williams and several other players have also complained about the conditions, labeling them ‘crazy’, ‘inhumane’ and ‘unforgiving heat’.

Ivan Dodig became the latest victim as he pulled out of his match (whilst leading) yesterday. He told the BBC that he could not walk for a long period after the match, that he’d suffered severe cramp and that he even feared for his life if he continued to push himself in the heat.

It’s not something you want to hear or see from such a great tournament. It’s a tournament we’ve enjoyed before and one we’ll enjoy again, so of course the organizers can’t be blamed directly for the one, but for us punters it could certainly play havoc with potential bets.

It seems no one is safe from the weather.

For British hopeful Andy Murray, however, he’ll be thankful that he will avoid the worst of the heat during his second round tie with Vincent Millot, and he also has the comfort of knowing the game could be over in rather quick fashion.

Murray will play his match at 9.30am GMT time, which is 8.30 at night in Australia. Temperatures are still expected to reach 37C however.

Bookmakers price Andy Murray at the lowest possible price of 1.01 to advance, whilst you can get 40/1 with Paddy Power on Millot causing one of the biggest upsets in Australian Open history.

Your betting options are limited and there’s no other result that has a chance of landing other than 3-0 to Andy Murray, and that’s priced at 5/19 with Sportingbet. I’m sure it won’t be quite as clear cut as Andy Murray winning 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, of course, but the game handicap may make for an interesting bet.

Andy Murray -11 games is priced at 10/11 (1.92) with Pinnacle. This takes in to account the overall games that go in to a set, so if Murray were to win 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 (purely as an example), he’d cover this handicap as he has won by 24 games – clear?

To cover the -11 handicap, we’d need Andy to win by 12 (there’s a void option for 11). So again, purely as example, you’d need a rough score of 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. It’s quite possible there will be a 6-0 set in there somewhere, leaving us needing a 6-3 and 6-3 to cover the handicap.

Providing the heat doesn’t wreck havoc, you’ll also get a basic price of 87/100 (1.87) with Sportingbet on the following treble which I quite like.

Andy Murray 3-0, Pavlyuchenkova to win and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win. It’s very simple and the odds are show, but really, it should be a very simple winning bet.

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