Novak Djokovic is currently the sportsbooks’ favorite to win the Australian Open 2022 after a judge ruled in his favor against a decision to cancel his visa.
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There hasn’t been a bigger sports story in recent days than Novak Djokovic’s long-standing battle against the Australian authorities in the lead up to the 2022 Australian Open.
As Djokovic arrived at Melbourne Airport last week to prepare for his 21st Grand Slam title, he was held up for over 8 hours and his visa was then canceled. It looked like any chance of an Australian Open appearance was impossible.
Believe it or not, a judge ruled in his favor against the decision to cancel his visa. This means that Djokovic is now back in contention. As a result, Novak Djokovic Australian Open odds were re-added to the betting markets and subsequently were slashed.
However, the saga is not yet over. Alex Hawke, immigration minister of Australia, can still overturn the decision. This would result in a three-year ban on entering Australia for one of Tennis’ most successful athletes.
For now, Novak Djokovic will appear at the Australian Open. Let’s take a look at the tournament’s current betting markets and odds.
Novak Djokovic Australian Open Odds
As is the case in the majority of Grand Slams, Djokovic leads the charge in the betting markets. He is currently (+140) favorite to win the 2022 Australian Open at DraftKings Sportsbook. In other words, a $50 on Novak to win the tournament would return $120.
If the world no.1 does end up playing in the tournament, many are touting this year’s Australian Open as a three-horse race. Daniil Medvedev (+175) and Alexander Zverev (+330) make up the three favorites in the betting markets at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Here are the current odds for the best 20 contenders in the tournament, according to DraftKings Sportsbook:
Following tournament qualifiers, the Australian Open will commence on January 17. Whether ‘Novax’ will be able to participate is still to be confirmed, but it is definitely looking more likely than it did just a few days ago.
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