2 of the Top 5 men’s tennis players battle for the Aussie Open title on Sunday. Novak Djokovic beat rival Roger Federer in the semifinals. Dominic Thiem upset Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals. Then in the semis, Thiem beat Alexander Zverev. Thiem versus Djokovic should be an excellent matchup with both men hoping to add hardware to their mantles. Will Djokovic grow his legendary status with another major title win? Will Thiem grab his first major championship? Keep reading for the 2020 Australian Open Men’s Final odds, a preview and a free pick for Djokovic versus Thiem!
2020 Australian Open Men’s Final Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: February 2
- Where: Melbourne Park
Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem
- 2020 Australian Open Odds: Djokovic -400 / Thiem +254
It feels like Novak Djokovic plays in every major tennis tournament final. He hasn’t but it feels like it. When it comes to the Australian Open, Djokovic has never lost in a final. That gives him a major leg up against his opponent on Sunday. Novak has won the Aussie Open 7 times. His first Australian Open Championship happened in 2008. Since then, he’s won the trophy in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2019. Will he take the title in 2020?
Often, Djokovic dominates on his way to a major final. Not this year. It took 4 sets to beat both Milos Raonic and Roger Federer. He played a 7-6 (7-1) set against Milos. Then versus Federer, Roger pushed him in another 7-6 (7-1) set. The battles against Federer and Raonic might open the door for Thiem.
But Dominic didn’t breeze through is the last couple of opponents either. In the quarterfinals, Thiem beat Rafael Nadal in 7-sets. Dominic’s rival pushed him to the edge. Thiem had to pick it up after the first set against Alexander Zverev in the semifinals. Zverev beat Dominic 6-3. After the first set loss, Thiem rallied to win 5 straight sets.
Still, Dominic Thiem has played 13 sets in the last couple of matches. That’s not a good sign heading into a battle against the best men’s tennis player in the world. Novak should be more energetic in the final.
But this could be Dominic’s time. Djokovic doesn’t have as big of an advantage as the odds indicate. In the head-to-head, Dominic Thiem has held his own. Thiem has 4 wins. Djokovic has 6 wins. In addition, Thiem has won the last couple of matchups. He beat Djokovic at the French Open Semifinals last year. He followed that up with a win over Novak at the Nitto ATP Finals.
Thiem has a shot. Back Dominic to pull off the major upset.
Tennis Betting Pick: Dominic Thiem +254