The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year, and though tennis odds are all about the US Open right now, there is nothing wrong with looking ahead a little bit and seeing how next year is shaping up to start. Not surprisingly, Serbian Novak Djokovic is white-hot at the moment, and is expected to go back to his winning ways down under, after losing the Australian Open for the first time in three years in 2014. Also unsurprisingly, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are close behind Djokovic.
The first two players officially qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals are arguably tennis odds favorites to win it. Serbian Novak Djokovic is fresh off his title victory at Wimbledon where he defeated Roger Federer. On the other hand, Roger Nadal will also be part of the 8-man tournament, and will most likely be looking to bounce back from his disappointing elimination at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. However, Federer himself is next in line to join the competition where he has been more successful than any other man in history.
When there are clear-cut favorites, tennis betting often focuses not on whether they will win, but on how many times they will win. That’s why there are odds on how many Grand Slams Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal are going to win throughout this year. The underdog of sorts here is Murray (+350 to win one; -600 to win none), since you could actually bet that he’s not going to win any major tournament during 2014. So far, the Scotsman has had as bad a season as his previous one was good. Murray failed to successfully defend his Miami Masters, Queens Club, and Wimbledon Championships. He also came up short in the Australian Open and the French Open, but he still has one Grand Slam tournament left in the US Open.