Australian Open: Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer Odds

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer Odds

The 2020 Australian Open is reaching it’s finale, and as is so often the case, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are set to lock horns once more. The Serbian and the Swiss have dominated the tennis world for some time and will meet for the the 49th occasion on the court, ever since their first meeting in 2006.

Federer, the world number three, is competing in the Australian Open for the 21st time and will be looking to get past Djokovic to reach his eighth final in the competition. On the other hand, the defending champion has won seven of the last 12 titles at this Grand Slam, making this an incredibly intriguing battle.

Djokovic’s the main man

Having met so often on the court, the odds between the two have changed many times down the years. This time, however, Djokovic is by far the favourite to brush past Federer at 1/9. In truth, the Serbian has long been the favourite for this title in 2020, which makes sense considering nobody has won this major more than he has.

SkyBet are even backing the 32-year-old to win in straight sets, which you can grab at 4/5. After all, the Belgrade-born is the only man to beat the great Swiss in each of the four Grand Slams.

Federer’s by far the second favourite

In the last 13 meetings between the two, Federer has emerged victorious just three times, which justifies his high odds. The 20-time Grand Slam winner is priced at 11/2 to win outright, whilst he is just 10/11 to win a set, compared to Djokovic’s 1/200.

The 38-year-old lost to his challenger in the Wimbledon final last year, in a thrilling match between the two, which lasted just short of five hours. Plus, although Federer is such an outside favourite, 11/2 to win outright is never a bad choice, considering, after all, it is Federer.

To win the first set

Understandably so, Djokovic is a clear favourite in the match, so therefore he is also backed to take the first set at 1/4. On the other hand, the world number three is at 3/1 to win the first set, something he has done just three times since 2014 against the Serb.

This semi-final clash between these two gargantuan figures in tennis will get going at 8:30 UK time at the Rod Laver Arena in Australia on Thursday.