2024 Australian Open Semi-Finals Preview

The Australian sporting calendar is jam-packed, and kicking it off in the depths of January is the Australian Open. The one time of the year where everyone becomes tennis fanatics and experts. The 2024 Australian Open is full of intrigue and fascination across both the Men’s and Women’s tournaments. The current title holders in Sabalenka and Djokovic have both reached the penultimate stage again, and are both favourites to take it out again, with Novak seeking his fifth straight AO title and 11th overall. Can they be beaten?


Djokovic vs. Sinner

With Alcaraz bowing out of the tournament in the Quarter Finals, Novak has trimmed right up in futures markets and rolls into this encounter as $1.45 favourite with Wishbet. However, he faces a young gun in Jannik Sinner who has beaten him twice from their last three clashes and is sure to take it to the 24-time Grand Slam Champion. On the back of his flawless campaign to date, any feel this is Sinners time to notch up his breakthrough Grand Slam win. History says the Serb will simply be too good, and with that I personally have never found any luck in going against him. Tough betting match.

BETTING STRATEGY

Novak wins.

Price: $1.45

WISHTIPS

Medvedev vs. Zverev

Two former Grand Slam finalists face off for their chance at the decider in the second of the semi finals. 2022 Australian Open finalist Danil Medvedev goes into the match favourite over German Alexander Zverev, and will be looking to go one better than he did against Rafael Nadal in the tournament two years ago.

Third-seed Medvedev is aiming to go one better than he did in 2022, where he fell short in a five-set thriller final to Rafael Nadal. The Russian has had a rather arduous campaign so far, seeing out just the one game in straight sets. Standing in his way is six-seed Zverev who shocked much of the tennis world by seeing off world number two Carlos Alcaraz in a career-defining performance. It was the German’s first win against a Top Five player in a Grand Slam, suggesting confidence is optimal. Can he go to the next level now? History is on Medvedev’s side, winning 11 of their 14 previous encounters, and the way in which he can work from the baseline and absorb the pressure will cause Zverev plenty of issues. It’s a much different style to Alcaraz and I’m not sure it suits as well. With that, I am siding with the Russian here.

 

BETTING STRATEGY

Medvedev (Games Handicap: -1.5)

Price: $1.80