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Men’s Australian Open Final: Djokovic v Medvedev Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds

Starts: 03:30 on 21 February 2021

Djokovic v Medvedev Betting Tips

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Novak Djokovic is the most decorated male player in Australian Open history having lifted the title eight times, and he is bidding to maintain his 100 per cent record in the final of the Melbourne Major against Daniil Medvedev.

The super Serb eased past Rafael Nadal in straight sets in 2019 before coming through an epic five-set battle with Austrian ace Dominic Thiem in the defence of his title last year.

And the world number one is chasing a hat-trick of wins in Australia against rising Russian star Medvedev, who is appearing in just his second Grand Slam final, having lost out to Nadal in five sets at the US Open in 2019.

Djokovic vs Medvedev Betting Odds

Djokovic to win - BET NOW

Djokovic has made the Australian Open his own in recent times and despite his dominance Down Under, the 33-year-old is only considered a slight favourite for victory over Medvedev.

The world number one’s tournament appeared to be in doubt when he was struggling with an injury and was forced to five sets by Taylor Fritz in round two, but those concerns have been quashed.

The Serb has since recorded four-set successes over Milos Raonic and Alexander Zverev and eased past surprise semi-finalist Aslan Karatsev, who had previously accounted for Diego Schwartzman, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Grigor Dimitrov, 6-3 6-4 6-2.

Given his extra experience in these high-pressured situations, Djokovic must be considered a fair price for victory at 5/6 in his pursuit of an 18th Grand Slam title, with Medvedev available at 1/1.

Djokovic vs Medvedev H2H

These two men have locked horns on seven previous occasions, with Djokovic edging their rivalry 4-3.

Three of the last four meetings have gone the young pretender’s way but Djokovic won their only previous clash in a Grand Slam when winning 6-4 6-7 6-2 6-3 in the last 16 of this event two years ago.

It can be argued Medvedev, who is now 25, has improved markedly since then, and it is worth noting that of their seven showdowns, just two of them were settled in straight sets.

Djokovic vs Medvedev Prediction

Medvedev is on an incredible 19-game winning run dating back to October of last year and for whoever comes on on top, it is not going to be a straightforward task.

The pair have similar weapons and are both excellent in long rallies, with their strong defence often coming to the fore.

Medvedev won his latest meeting with Djokovic in November’s ATP Finals in London, where he also accounted for Nadal, Thiem and Zverev en route to claiming the silverware.

The Russian has also won five of his six matches at this year’s Australian Open in straight sets but it is interesting his only scare came against Djokovic’s good friend and compatriot Filip Krajinovic, who took him the distance.

Djokovic to win 3-1 - BET NOW

Team Djokovic may have learned plenty during that epic battle with Krajinovic and we fancy the Serb’s superiority at the Australian Open to continue here.

Three of Djokovic’s last five tournament wins have been recorded in four sets and at odds of 17/4 it is worth backing this contest to follow suit - Djokovic toppled Medvedev in four sets in their only previous Grand Slam meeting.

Total First Set Games - Over 12.5 - BET NOW

It is also interesting to note that the opening set in three of Djokovic’s last four matches have gone to a tiebreak and between two players with similar strengths, the price on offer for another first-set tiebreak makes plenty of appeal.

Djokovic v Medvedev Betting Tips

1. Djokovic to win

2. Djokovic to win 3-1

3. Total First Set Games - Over 12.5

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Djokovic v Medvedev Frequently Asked Questions

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What round is being played?

This is the final of the men’s singles.

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What time does play start?

8.30 GMT Sunday.

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What is the prize money for the winner of the Australian Open?

AUS $2,750,000.

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Who is the favourite?

Novak Djokovic.

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What is our recommended bet?

Novak Djokovic to win.

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