Australian Open 2019 Bonus Offers

The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tournament of the year and takes place from 14 to 27 January 2019, at Melbourne Park. The Australian Open 2019 comes with a total prize kitty of $50 million.

Best Australian Open Bonus Bets

Australian Open Bonus Bets

There are always plenty of Welcome Bonuses available with online bookmakers for new customers that can provide additional free money for your Australian Open betting bank.

The PointsBet sign-up deposit offers a 50% match up to $250 as a bonus, while the sign-up bonus over at Unibet consists of making an initial deposit of $20 to receive $80 in bonus bets.

MadBookie has a 100% deposit match of up to $200 available to new customers. And there are various Welcome Bonus offers at Neds, with a $250 deposit giving you access to $300 in bonus bets, a $50 deposit getting you $150 in bonus bets and a $30 deposit giving you $60 in bonus bets.

Any Welcome Bonus listed above should be valid for general Australian Open betting but, as ever, always read and fully comprehend the terms & conditions that come with any free bet.

Australian Open Best Odds

It’s very early days yet, so the bookies only have ‘Futures’ bets available at present on who will be the overall winner of the men’s and women’s tournaments.

In the men’s event, Novak Djokovic is a warm favourite for another title at 6/4 with PointsBet, with Roger Federer at 11/2 with Unibet. Rafa Nadal (who having missed nearly two months with a knee injury that led to him retiring from his US Open semi-final, has recently withdrawn from the Paris Masters with an abdominal injury) is 11/2 with bet365* and Del Potro is 20/1 with PalmerBet*.

In the women’s tournament, Serena Williams is 5/1 favourite with bet365*, Simona Halep is 9/1 with PointsBet, Naomi Osaka is 11/1 with SportChamps and Angelique Kerber is 12/1 with Neds.

Other bets to look out for include head-to-head betting on each match during the Australian Open. Handicap betting is another popular option, where you bet on the match with the underdog being given a games advantage (e.g. +5.5 games) or set advantage (perhaps +1.5 sets). If the favourite wins the match while winning 22 games to the underdogs 17 games, then a bet on the underdog +5.5 games would win (17 + 5.5 = 22.5). The same principle applies to the set handicap betting.

Other popular Australian Open betting includes individual set and game betting, set scores and total games or sets played in a match. Some of the bigger matches will also offer tennis bets such as which player will serve most aces in a match, the most double faults, etc.

The bookmakers we would recommend for your Australian Open betting across the aforementioned markets are bet365, TopBetta, Unibet, Neds, Mad Bookie, Betfair Australia, PointsBet and Ladbrokes AU.

Australian Open 2019 Men’s Tips

After lengthy struggles with an elbow injury that saw him slide down the world rankings, Novak Djokovic rediscovered his best form in the latter half of the 2018 season to win both Wimbledon and the US Open. A multiple winner of the Australian Open already, he is the man to beat.

Roger Federer is the defending champion who continues to defy age. A definite contender, although the resurgence of Djokovic means he will have his work cut out to secure a seventh Australian Open title.

Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open for the only time back in 2009 and it’s certainly not his favoured surface. In addition, he’s also struggled with injury in recent months, so there have to be doubts as to his fitness going into the tournament.

There are a whole raft of potential challengers aside from the regular names, including Juan Martin Del Potro, a fit-again Andy Murray, Alexander Zverev, Kevin Anderson, Marin Čilić, Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori and John Isner.

It’s difficult to look past Djokovic now that he is back to full fitness and winning Grand Slam tournaments again, particularly with doubts of varying degrees surrounding all of his historic rivals. One player who might be worth backing each-way at 66/1 with bet365* is the giant South African, Kevin Anderson, who was a finalist at both the US Open in 2017 and Wimbledon 2018.

From an Australian perspective, the main players to look for are Nick Kyrgios, Alex De Minaur and Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Australian Open 2019 Women’s Tips

Despite her advancing years and having to juggle her tennis career with motherhood, you dismiss the title chances of Serena Williams at your peril. She’ll also be looking to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles at this year’s Australian Open.

Simona Halep is always seen as a potential winner at every Grand Slam and was a beaten finalist last year. Naomi Osaka is a rising star of the women’s game and is a definite contender in the wake of her win at the US Open.

The women’s event looks potentially far more open than the men’s, with other contenders including defending champion Caroline Wozniacki (although she has been recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis), Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber, Elina Svitolina, Garbiñe Muguruza, Karolína Plíšková, Sloane Stephens, Caroline Garcia, Madison Keys and Petra Kvitova among others.

Williams can never be discounted, but Kerber has tasted Grand Slam success at the Australian Open back in 2016, in addition to wins at Wimbledon and the US Open. She could be worth backing for a second Australian Open title.

The main Australian challenge is likely to come from Ash Barty (a genuine title contender) and Daria Gavrilova.

Australian Open Results 2018

Roger Federer successfully retained his Australian Open title (his sixth) in 2018, defeating Marin Cilic in the final.  

Caroline Wozniacki won the women’s title, defeating Simona Halep in the final to win her first Grand Slam.

Watch Federer vs Cilic highlights: