Australian Open 2024 Men’s Singles Predictions – Favorites & Players To Look Out For

Australian Open 2024 Favourites
Australian Open 2024 Favourites

The Australian Open is the biggest tennis event in January and one of the year’s most important events. The 2024 Australian Open will be the 112th edition of the Grand Slam tournament and the 56th of the Open Era.

Many people can lift the trophy in men’s singles, but the data from shows that Novak Djokovic is the favorite. “I have analyzed every single top-tier online bookmaker there is, and there is no doubt that all of them choose Novak as their favorite. There are some slight differences in the odds, but the stats do not lie. The Serbian tennis players will try to do everything they can to win, but it will not be easy”, said Kristiyan from NB.

Speaking of the Australian Open (AO), the event itself begins on January 14 and will continue until January 28. What makes this year’s AO different is that the opening day will be Sunday, something that has never happened before.

But that isn’t everything new. Besides that, the event will feature several other changes from the previous tournament, such as the first-round matches will be held over the course of 3 days, not 2. Also, the daytime matches will be 2 instead of 3, meaning the last clash will not go into the early hours. Following the changes, the number of game sessions is now 52 instead of 47 because there will be an extra day.

One thing is certain: the Australian Open 2024 will be a tournament worth watching. People who like betting on tennis will also find it interesting, especially when they check the odds. So, let’s analyze some of the potential favorites and the players to look out for.

Australian Open 2024 Men's Singles Odds (Infographic)

*Odds are subject to change! All of the odds presented on that page are up to date as of 08.01.2024 and may differ at the moment or depending on the betting site. For the actual odds, please refer to your preferred bookmaker.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic @Source: BTA

We will briefly go over Novak Djokovic because, as we’ve said, he is the big favorite. According to most online bookmakers, the odds for Djokovic range from 2.10 to 2.30. This is not surprising if you analyze the Serbian player’s performance in 2023.

While it is true that the Australian Open 2024 will be the first tournament for Djokovic this year, he has dominated in 2023. In fact, he won the Men’s Singles last year and is currently the player with the most Australian Open trophies in the Open Era (10 in total).

Considering these stats and the fact that Novak has been the world’s best tennis player for years, it’s no surprise he is the favorite. Winning the AO 2024 will give him the chance to win every single Grand Slam tournament this year.

Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz @Source: BTA

Many of you probably expected to see Daniil Medvedev or someone else here, but this isn’t the case. Our in-depth overview shows that Carlos Alcaraz is the runner-up to Novak when it comes down to favorites to win the Australian Open 2024.

According to most top-tier sites for betting on tennis, the odds of Alcaraz are around 4.00. There are minor differences between the bookies, but the odds are around that number.

A lot of tennis experts predict that Alcaraz will be the player to lift the trophy in Australia. Unfortunately, he could not shine in the 2023 Australian Open after withdrawing from the tournament. However, 2023 was a fantastic year for the young Spanish player because he won a total of six tournaments. He even defeated Djokovic at Wimbledon so he could take down the king.

Jannik Sinner

Jannik Sinner
Jannik Sinner @Source: BTA

Surprising or not, the third favorite in the Australian Open 2024 men’s singles is Jannik Sinner. The 22-year-old Italian player has reached the number 4 spot in the ATP ranking so far, and it is safe to say he is one of the most promising tennis players in the world. 2023 was good for the young star, but he is yet to prove himself by winning a Grand Slam tournament.

The Australian Open 2024 will be a huge challenge for Sinner, but it is not something he can’t go through. That is one of the reasons why bookmakers give around 6.50 to 7.00 odds for him. We’ll make sure to follow his performance closely. After all, a lot of tennis players think that Jannik Sinner is the new Carlos Alcaraz.

Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev @Source: BTA

The last favorite at the Australian Open 2024 that we want to add is Daniil Medvedev. It’s been a while since he has won a big tournament like this one. That said, there is no doubt he has the power to do so.

According to many premium websites for betting on tennis, the odds for Medvedev are around 9.50. The year 2023 was intriguing for the Russian player because he won 5 tournaments in total. Sadly, his AO 2023 performance was not the best because Medvedev lost against Sebastian Korda in the third round.

Overall, Medvedev’s results at Grand Slam tournaments have not been that impressive lately. This is probably one of the reasons why a lot of bookies do not give better odds for him. Nevertheless, people who follow tennis know this player has what it takes to win the event.

Players to look out for

The analysis of the 2024 Australian Open has revealed that some players are much more likely to win the event than others. The 4 names mentioned above are the favourites across all bookmakers, which is evident based on the odds. However, this does not mean that others do not have any chance of winning.

Grigor Dimitrov
Grigor Dimitrov @Source: BTA

Grigor Dimitrov

Even though Grigor Dimitrov did not have a lot of success a few years back, 2023 was a good year for the Bulgarian player. By the looks of it, 2024 will also be better than the rest because Dimitrov has already won one tournament.

Although he was not one of the favorites, the Bulgarian tennis player won the Brisbane International Presented by Evie tournament in Australia. The event took place between 31 December 2023 and 7 January 2024 and was part of the ATP Tour. Even though the tournament did not include all of the best players, it had big names like Nadal and Murray.

Grigor Dimitrov has yet to win a Grand Slam tournament, but he has come close a few times. He reached the semifinal of the Australian Open in 2017, as well as the US Open in 2019. Considering he is on fire after winning the event in Brisbane a few days ago, he is one of the players you need to look out for.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

The second tennis player you should look out for during the Australian Open 2024 is Tsitsipas. Even though 2023 was not the best year for the Greek player, we must remind you that he has reached a Grand Slam final two times. In fact, the last time he did that was during the Australian Open 2023, where he failed to defeat Djokovic.

Considering he was the finalist in last year’s Australian Open, this tournament is where he feels comfortable. So, despite his underwhelming results in 2023, he is among the tennis players you should pay attention to.

Andrey Rublev

The last name that should be on your radar while watching the 2024 Australian Open is Andrey Rublev. He is similar to Grigor Dimitrov in many ways because he has yet to win a Grand Slam tournament. However, the Russian player has accumulated a lot of different trophies over the years.

If we look at the top-tier bookmakers, we can see that he has the odds for him to win the AO 2024 are the same as those for Tsitsipas (30.00). In other words, he is one of the names that deserves more attention.

Big names that will miss out on the Australian Open 2024

Even though tennis fans can watch the best players in the world in Melbourne, we won’t be able to see every superstar. Perhaps the player that we wished to see the most was Rafael Nadal. He was supposed to participate in the tournament and even played in Brisbane.

Sadly, the 37-year-old player suffered a muscle tear injury, meaning he must miss out on the event. Fans were eager to see him in action in Brisbane because he was away from the court for one year. In fact, he received an injury while competing at the Australian Open in 2023.

In an interview after his last match in Brisbane, Nadal said that he had a micro-tear on his muscle. Sadly, he is not yet ready to compete at the maximum level in tennis.


Besides the Men’s Singles, the Australian Open will have the Women’s singles, Men and Women’s doubles, Mixed Doubles, Wheelchair men and women’s singles and doubles, Wheelchair quad doubles, Wheelchair quad singles, boys’ singles, girls’ singles, and boys and girls’ doubles. We expect this to be a fantastic event, so make sure you follow us for more information.

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