2015 Australian Open Men's Preview & Tips

January 18th 2015, 11:17am, By: admin

2015 Australian Open Men's Preview & Tips

Australian tennis fans have been treated to a few weeks of quality matches, but finally it is time for the first Grand Slam of the year to begin in Melbourne. Read on check out our 2015 Australian Open Preview and Betting Tips.

Here is a look at the men’s side of things.

2015 Australian Open Preview - Mens

It’s arguable that 2014 was the most surprising year for Tennis in a decade as for only the second and third time since 2006 players not having the surnames Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or Murray won a Grand Slam – Marin Cilic won the US Open, while Stan Warinka is the reigning Aussie Open champ.

So, the question is, will the 2015 season start with players like Cilic and Warinka winning a major title or will one of the ‘big four’ prove too strong?

Of those big names, it’s probably Federer who looks the most fired up. He’s coming off a victory, and his monumental 1000th career win, in Brisbane. He’s back up to number two in the world right now and is looking fit and more importantly, seems to be in a very good mindset.

Djokovic is also once again looking primed. He’s number one in the world for a reason. He claimed the Wimbledon title in 2014 and will be looking to start the year strong.

Nadal and Murray, on the other hand, aren’t looking as primed as Fed and Djok. Nadal is only just starting to comeback after injuries for most of the second half of 2014, while Murray hasn’t seemed to full recover from his back surgery from 2013.

The draw was recently released and luckily for Nadal he is on the easier side of things, not really having to face a challenge until the fourth round. In saying that, Nadal lost to world 127 Michael Barrer earlier this year, so he is no guarantee to even get that far.

All things considered, if the draw favours anyone it is definitely Djokovic as it looks like a relatively easy pathway to the semi-finals where he will likely have to face Kei Nishikori or Stan Warinka. Federer, on the other hand, has it a bit tougher with some solid rough chances before Murray in the quarter finals – though that’s probably even worse for Murray.

It’s going to be interesting to see if that second tier of player such as Warinka, Nishikori, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov can step up and start 2015 with a bang, but with Djokovic and Federer firing, that’s going to be tough.

Predicted winner: Novak Djokovic

Outright betting verdict: Hard to go past Djokovic considering his draw, though at $2 there isn’t much value to be found. Federer is fired up, and despite the tougher draw, could be the value pick at around $6. 

Bet On: Novak Djokovic - $2 at Sportsbet  


The sportsbooks are yet to release all their betting markets and there aren’t even any great betting promotions out there yet. Stay tuned to us on Twitter @Before_You_Bet for any updates as we jump on some more bets. Otherwise, here are a few other tips we like the look of.

Other Betting Tips
Kei Nishikori Quarter 2 Winner - $2.75 at Luxbet   

Rafael Nadal stage of elimination (Quarter-Finals) - $4 at Sportingbet

Roughie Pick
Name the finalists - Djokovic / Berdych - $17 at Sportingbet

_ _ _ 

Take note: Any of the tips in this article are simply the author’s opinion, so bet at your own risk and always gamble responsibly.  Also be sure to check out the Before You Bet Twitter Page for all our thoughts in the lead up to bets! Happy punting!




Big Bash League (BBL10): Thunder vs Hurricanes Betting Tips

The BBL10 action continues at Manuka Oval tonight as we see two teams who will be keen to turnaround their form in the Sydney Thunder and the Hobart Hurricanes. See our full preview and betting tips from Billy Bestford here read more

Big Bash League (BBL10): Stars vs Renegades Betting Tips

The first Melbourne derby of the BBL10 season has finally arrived as the MCG plays host to the Renegades and the Stars this Sunday night. The season is all-but-over for the Gades but the Stars have everything to play for. Check out our Stars vs Renegades preview and betting tips for the match here! read more

EPL 2020-21: Matchday 19 Preview & Betting Tips

The exciting 2020-21 EPL season continues this weekend with Matchday 19 on the cards. There are some huge matchups set to play out and we have you covered with our best bets for them right here! read more

Horse Racing Tips: Saturday, January 16th

A great day of racing on Magic Millions Day—along with the Gold Coast there are high quality races at Flemington and Rosehill, which includes the Listed Kensington Stakes. ‘The Horse’ has profiled the best races from around the grounds. read more


Best Australian Sports Betting Sites

The best Australian sports betting sites ensure safe and successful online betting for punters. Here's our list of the best betting options in Australia. read more

Performance Ratings & Pricing with Julian Vallance with Sportsbet

Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more

What is Over-Round and How do Sportsbooks Make Money?

Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more

Betfair Commissions and Charges

Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more


Top 5 Bowlers to Watch in BBL10

The countdown is on until the BBL10 season officially gets underway! We ranked our BBL10 top 5 batsmen to watch earlier in the week, and today we are doing the same for bowlers! Check out our BBL10 top 5 bowlers to watch, courtesy of Mr.Cricket, here. read more

BBL10 Teams: Predicted Starting Lineups

The BBL10 squads are pretty much finalised and the season is not far away! We've taken a look at the squads for each team, and put together our predicted starting lineups taking into consideration availability of Australian national players and the playing schedule of the international recruits. Check out our BBL10 team lineups here! read more

Top 5 Batsmen to Watch in BBL10

The Big Bash League season is just around the corner! In the lead up to BBL10, we will be taking a look at some of the key players who will be hoping to lead their teams to victory! Today, we go through the top five batsmen to watch in BBL10 read more

Top 3 Melbourne Cup Price Push Plays from Palmerbet

The team at Palmerbet take a look at three key chances for the 2020 Melbourne Cup as punters look to take advantage of the Palmerbet Price Push among 10+ other promos available for Palmerbet customers for the "Race That Stops The Nation" on Tuesday. read more