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Australian Open Semi-Finals Preview, Odds & Betting Tips

Australian Open Semi-Finals Preview

It’s crunch time Down Under! It’s the first Grand Slam of the year and a chance for the best players to set a marker for the year ahead. The stakes are high, and the competition is fierce. The semi-finals promise to deliver tennis at its absolute best. Who are you backing to get through here and lift the trophy?

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Australian Open Men’s Semi-Finals

Men’s tennis is a wild ride, right? But let’s be real, the top four are on a whole different level. Rublev and his gang can score titles at ATP 500 gigs, but when it comes to Grand Slams, it’s like, is anyone not named Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, or the unstoppable Novak Djokovic going to shake things up? It’s tennis drama at its finest, and we’re all just here, popcorn in hand, waiting to see who’s going to steal the show.

Well, guess what? Alexander Zverev is throwing a curveball into the mix. He pulled off a shocker by beating Alcaraz in the Aussie Open quarter-finals. Plot twist: he’s not facing Djokovic next, but Medvedev.

Now, Jannik Sinner might not have hit a major final yet, but mark my words, it’s just a ticking time bomb. Zverev, in the no-major-win club too, at least made it to the 2020 US Open final and bagged the ATP Finals twice. Medvedev’s got one Grand Slam, been to six finals, and Djokovic? Well, his win count is at 24, but who’s even keeping track anymore?

Sinner’s on the rise, though. He took down Djokovic twice in November, and at 22, he’s on a major-winning trajectory this year, maybe even two. Whether he faces Alcaraz, Medvedev, or Djokovic in a final, Sinner’s looking like the guy to beat. Rafael Nadal is nursing injuries and Djokovic will slow down eventually, but the trio of Sinner, Medvedev, and Zverev? They’re here to stay for a good while.

Novak Djokovic (1) vs Jannik Sinner (4)

Djokovic and Sinner have a bit of history, meeting six times before, with Djokovic leading 4-2. Sinner, though, threw a spanner in the works by snagging the latest win at the Davis Cup finals last year. Djokovic, in full beast mode, sailed past Taylor Fritz in the quarters, dropping just 5 games in the final two sets.

Now, Djokovic is eyeing an eleventh Aussie Open crown, aiming for a jaw-dropping 25 Grand Slams to solidify his GOAT status. Despite not hitting 100% in the competition, you can never count out Novak, who’s had a rather breezy ride so far.

Sinner, on the other side of the net, has been turning heads, taking down world number five Andrey Rublev in style, despite some visible on-court niggles. This semi-final is practically a final on its own, and Sinner’s game plan? Hit the ground running, especially when you’re facing off against the world number one.

Daniil Medvedev (3) vs Alexander Zverev (6)

There’s a noticeable absence in both games, and that’s the absence of Carlos Alcaraz on this side of the draw. Alexander Zverev showed him the exit door in four sets during the quarter-finals, earning himself a spot in the semis against Medvedev, who survived a nail-biting five-set thriller against Hubert Hurkacz.

Now, this semi-final might seem a bit unexpected without Alcaraz, but let me tell you, the third and sixth-ranked players globally, Zverev and Medvedev, have a downright crazy history on the court. They’ve clashed a whopping 18 times in the past, and get this – six of those showdowns went down just last year! Medvedev’s got the upper hand, securing victory in five out of their last six matchups.

For those who caught Zverev’s show against Alcaraz, you’d know Medvedev is in for a real challenge. That win tossed all our expectations out the window. So, fasten your seatbelts because if these guys bring their A-game, we’re in for a five-set rollercoaster. Medvedev’s gunning for his second Grand Slam title, and Zverev? Well, he’s got his eyes on that first one.

Australian Open Betting Odds

Winner (Outright) 

Novak Djokovic: 1.73

Jannik Sinner: 3.75

Daniil Medvedev: 6.00

Alexander Zverev: 9.00

To Reach the Final

Novak Djokovic: 1.50 

Daniil Medvedev: 1.67

Alexander Zverev: 2.20 

Jannik Sinner: 2.63

Name the Finalists

Novak Djokovic & Daniil Medvedev: 2.50 

Novak Djokovic & Alexander Zverev: 3.20 

Jannik Sinner & Daniil Medvedev: 4.33

Jannik Sinner & Alexander Zverev: 5.50

*Odds subject to change.

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