The Australian Open is shaping up to be a big one with punters predicting some surprise outcomes in this glittering sporting contest!
In the world of tennis, few contests generate as much attention as the Australian Open. This world-class tennis contest ranks highly on the annual calendar and punters, players and tennis aficionados can enjoy a veritable treasure chest of gaming excitement with all the scintillating action on the courts. Foremost among betting enthusiasts are the predictions for who is likely to win the Men’s and Women’s Final events in 2012. Top UK bookmakers such as 888sport have listed the following odds:
The Men’s Final Winner Odds:
• Novak Djokovic 13/8
• Rafael Nadal 5/2
• Roger Federer 4/1
• Andy Murray 11/2
• Juan Martin Del Potro 8/1
• Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 30/1
The Women’s Final Winner Odds:
• Serena Williams 9/4
• Petra Kvitova 9/2
• Victoria Azarenka 6/1
• Samantha Stosur 8/1
• Maria Sharapova 10/1
• Caroline Wozniacki 12/1
• Kim Clijsters 16/1
About the Australian Open Tennis Championship
The Australian Open 2012 is gearing up for the record books with an unprecedented total prize pool for players. A sum of some $26 million is up for grabs – a record in Grand Slam tennis paydays. The contest will be hard fought and punters will be working hard to get their bets in on time because the winner of the Aussie Open is set to receive a staggering $2.3 million dollars (Men’s and Women’s Final). Punters are already scrambling to get the latest stats, history and fixtures with the top seeds and the lesser known players in anticipation of minting it on match days. The good news is that the Australian Open 2012 has already been launched at Melbourne Park. The state of Victoria has gotten preparations underway in anticipation of the 2012 Australian Open Tennis Championship. This particular tennis championship event will pit the world’s finest tennis stars against one another in a grueling contest of attrition and unfettered skill.
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Indeed the world’s attention will be fixed on the Australian Open Tennis Championship and UK sportsbooks look set to provide top odds, betting predictions, history, news and all the fixtures. Punters signing up with top UK bookmakers such as 888sport will enjoy a generous sign-up bonus offer such as the following: when players make their first bets with 888sport Mobile, they will qualify for a £5/€5 No Lose Bet. Use of the mobile application automatically qualifies players for this betting option.
Australia Benefits Immensely from the Tennis Championship and So Can You
Tourism across the island nation of Australia is set to skyrocket come January 2012. With the massive and unprecedented popularity of tennis in Asia, the Australian Open Tennis Championship is set to reel in the tourists at a rate of knots. Indeed the popularity of tennis has taken off in China with the popularity of the star player Li Na. 2012 is an especially exciting year for the Australian Open because it marks the 100th time that the Men’s Championship will be showcased. Players wanting to cash in on the sizzling-hot sporting action will do well to review the fixtures of the upcoming contest, see the history of the games in action on TV channels, the Internet and certain UK bookmakers.
A History of the 2011 Fixtures, Highlights and Final Results
The Men's Singles Final was contested at the Rod Laver Arena between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. Novak Djokovic won the contest in straight sets – 6/4, 6/2, and 6/3. The Women’s Singles Final was also contested at the Rod Laver Arena between Na Li and Kim Clijsters. Kim Clijsters won in 3 sets: 3/6, 6/3 and 6/3. The sterling performance by N. Li served to provide a massive boost to fostering Chinese interest in Grand Slam Tennis.
The Women's Singles winner receives the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and the Men’s Singles winner receives the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup. The glitzy Australian Open Tennis Championship Men’s event kicks off on the 11th January 2011. The first matches will be the qualifying singles draw. The Final Event for the Men’s Tournament will be held on the 29th January 2011. Indeed the Australian Open is the 1st tennis Grand Slam Event of the calendar year and is now exclusively played on hard courts (since 1988).
The Fixtures Ahead of the 2012 Australian Open Final
• 11 January - Qualifying 1st round
• 12 January - Qualifying 1st round
• 13 January - Qualifying 2nd round
• 14 January - Qualifying 3rd round
• 16 January - Main Draw 1st round
• 17 January - 1st round
• 18 January - 2nd round
• 19 January - 2nd round
• 20 January - 3rd round
• 21 January - 3rd round
• 22 January - Round of 16
• 23 January - Round of 16
• 24 January - Quarter Finals
• 25 January - Quarter Finals
• 26 January - 1st Semi Final
• 27 January - 2nd Semi Final
• 29 January - Men’s Singles Final
Punters wanting to place bets on any of the aforementioned selections will find top UK bookmakers up to the task. The standings of the players coming into contest will become evident closer to tournament time and a full history, highlights and results of these matches can be seen on TV shows and sports networks as and when they unfold. The best predictor of match-winning ability rests in the performance of the players on the day in question. Tennis is served up fast and furious and at this high level, it’s literally anyone’s game.