The business end of the 2024 Australian Open begins in earnest tonight in Melbourne, Australia, when the quarterfinals of both the Men’s and Women’s quarterfinals begin Monday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic looks to win his 33rd consecutive match here in Melbourne but has a stiff challenge against US No. 1 Taylor Fritz. This is just one of the matches we have for Maryland bettors to wager on Monday evening.
Please join me as I share my best Australian Open bets for Monday, January 22.
Australian Open Best Bets for Monday, January 22
Monday’s Australian Open matches begin promptly at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, so be sure to get your wagers in before the start of the match. Here are three best bets for Monday’s Australian Open Quarterfinals matchups.
Djokovic vs Fritz number of sets (3) -115 at Crab Sports
This one at Crab Sports Maryland tees up directly after the Kostyuk-Gauff match ends on Rod Laver Arena. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has an 8-0 lifetime record over American Taylor Fritz. Seven of those matches were straight-set victories for the Grand Slam king.
Fritz took Djokovic the distance at this event in 2021, but Djokovic has buried Fritz over their last five meetings without dropping a set, including most recently on Fritz’s home soil in straight sets at the 2023 US. Open.
The American No. 1 has served and returned very well at this event. Still, he’s up against a highly motivated Djokovic with arguably the best return game on the planet and the added confidence of a winning career head-to-head record. Fritz is going home tonight in straight sets.
Barbora Krejikova Over 8.5 total games (+100) at DraftKings
This ladies’ quarterfinal matchup between Barbora Krejikova and Aryna Sabalenka should be interesting and directly after the Fritz-Djokovic matchup ends on Laver Arena.
Sabalenka is the defending champion and a heavy favorite to beat Krejicova. The Belarussian native has a 5-1 lifetime mark over her opponent, but Krejikova has gone the distance with Sabalenka in three of their last five, with all three happening on hard courts.
Krejikova has played very well here this past week and is a veteran who knows how to play, doesn’t easily rattle, and has served and returned very well during this event.
She has a big enough game to hang with Sabalenka and is one of the few on tour who aren’t intimidated by the Belarussians’ big serve. Take Krejicova Over 8.5 games at DraftKings Maryland.
Andrey Rublev Over 17.5 games (-110) at DraftKings
Russian Andrey Rublev meets Italy’s Jannik Sinner in the final match of the evening on Laver.
Sinner has mowed down the competition thus far without dropping a set. The young Italian No. 1 has won 23 break points, and the only reason he isn’t near the top of the leaderboard in aces is that he hasn’t faced a stiff test.
That test will occur tonight against a man he holds a 4-2 lifetime record against.
That ends tonight because Rublev is a stiff test for anyone. He’s been pushed hard in this event and has delivered on every occasion thus far.
Rublev has broken serve 18 times against stiff competition already, and while I’m not sure if he can win, he is 2-4 lifetime and 1-2 on hardcourts vs Sinner and should win more than 17.5 games. Take Rublev Over 17.5 games (-110) at DraftKings.