Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open title odds have been trimmed after he got the better of Andy Murray in the first meeting of 2017 between the world’s top players.
It promises to be a fascinating duel between the two men this year and Djokovic drew first blood in a tight final at the Qatar Open, defeating the Scot in 3 sets.
Djokovic was 7/4 for the Australian Open 2017 before that match, but he has now been shortened slightly to a best price of 13/8 with Betfred – the same odds that Bet365 are offering on five-time runner-up Murray.
With a much stronger head-to-head record against Murray and six victories down in Melbourne – you would have to say that it is the Serb who appears to be the better selection, despite Sir Andy Murray’s dominance of the sport over the last 6 months.
That said, Coral are offering new customers odds of 40/1 on Murray here (£1 max).
The tournament starts next Monday 16th January at 11am Australian time, so don’t forget to place your outright Australian Open bets by midnight on Sunday, UK time.