Dominic Thiem's close victory over Alexander Zverev and Novak Djokovic's convincing win over Roger Federer means that the world number two and world number five will meet in the Australian Open final. Djokovic will have the chance to win his record eighth title in this Grand Slam, whilst for Thiem, it will be a famous way to win his first ever major.Both players have had quite the run to this final, as the Austrian knocked out Rafael Nadal, whilst the Serbian has barely looked off his game this January. Here, we take a look at how the betting odds are looking for this final at the Rod Laver Arena.
Australian Open: Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem Odds
Djokovic the clear favourite
As has been the case for the entire route to the final, the 32-year-old is the favourite to win. You can find the odds for the 16-time Grand Slam winner at 1/4 to lift his 17th title and make it two in a row at this major.
Djokovic is also priced at 11/8 to win the tie in straight sets and 1/2 to win 3-0 or 3-1. These are promising odds, considering he has dropped just one set all tournament, which came in the first round against Jan-Lennard Struff.
Thiem the second best
Rightfully so, Thiem is by far the second favourite to claim Australian Open glory. After all, he has never won a major and boasts of 16 singles titles compared to Djokovic's 77. Plus, this is, after all, the Belgrade-born's most favoured major.
In the last 12 Australian Open's, the legendary tennis player has won an almighty eight of them. However, should you favour Thiem to win his first Grand Slam and dethrone the great Serb, it'll be at 3/1 to win outright.
To win the first set
Considering Djokovic has won the first set in every match this tournament, it is tough to bet against him losing the initial one in the final. Now, you get odds on the Serbian winning the first set at 2/5. On the other hand, Thiem is priced at 2/1 to claim the first set, something he has done in every tie so far, besides his semi-final clash with Zverev.
You can watch Djokovic vs Thiem at 8:30 UK time on February 2.