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Total prize money: AU$73,200,000
When: from January 20th to February 2nd
Where: Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia
Surface: Hard (outdoor)
Next year’s Australian Open is going to have a stacked field.
The Big Four is back, as Andy Murray has put his retirement plans on hold.
At the same time, many rising stars are chasing after a first major title.
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Career Australian Open Record: 68-8, 7 titles.
2019 Australian Open Result: Champion.
No matter the circumstances, Djokovic is always considered the favorite to win the Australian Open.
After all, the Serb is a seven-time winner at Melbourne, an all-time record.
He enters this year’s edition as the defending champion, having only dropped two sets in last year’s edition.
Djokovic’s domination could very well continue for another year.
Despite an early elimination from the ATP Finals, Nole still ended the season on a positive note, having won the final Masters 1000 tournament of 2019.
Djokovic is the safest pick for next year’s Australian Open.
Career Australian Open Record: 97-14, 6 titles.
2019 Australian Open Result: Quarterfinals.
The Swiss legend is second in the all-time winner’s list at the Australian Open with six titles.
Federer made a statement after winning back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018.
The defending two-time champion was upset by rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas in last year’s tournament.
Federer finished the year without a major title for the first time since 2016, although he did make it to the Wimbledon final.
The Swiss was the only Big Three player to make it out of groups at the ATP Finals.
He did make history again in 2019 after winning his 100th career title.
Despite the age, Federer is still at the top of his game, and will definitely be among the favorites next January.
Career Australian Open Record: 61-13, 1 title.
2019 Australian Open Result: Runner-up.
The Australian Open is arguably Nadal’s least favorite Slam in the ATP circuit.
The Spaniard legend only won the major title once at Melbourne, back in 2009.
He added four runner-up finishes after this, including two in the last three years.
While Nadal hasn’t been as successful at the Australian Open, his results have significantly improved in recent editions.
The 19-time major champion made it to the finals in four of his last seven appearances at Melbourne.
He finished the year as the number 1 ranked player for the fifth time in his career.
If Nadal’s recent form at the Australian Open is a reliable indicator, he could very well add a second title in 2020.
Career Australian Open Record: 4-3.
2019 Australian Open Result: Fourth Round.
Last year’s sensation, Medvedev came close to winning his first career major title.
The Russian made it to the US Open final and took Rafael Nadal to the fifth set.
While he ultimately lost, the youngster cemented his spot in the ATP’s top 4.
Medvedev also won two Masters 1000 trophies, the most recent one in October at Shanghai.
While he is coming off a disappointing ATP Finals campaign, it shouldn’t affect his title chances at the Australian Open.
Career Australian Open Record: 5-2.
2019 Australian Open Result: Semifinals.
Another young player coming off a breakout year, Tsitsipas carries plenty of momentum.
The Greek’s big break came at the Australian Open after upsetting Roger Federer in the quarterfinals.
Tsitsipas lost to Nadal in straight sets the following round but proved that he could fight among the best.
The young star failed to deliver at the other major tournaments, which included disappointing first-round exits at Wimbledon and the US Open.
But Tsitsipas ended his year on a high, defeating Federer once again on the way to the ATP Finals title in his first-ever appearance.
The Greek youngster is one of the best dark horse picks for this tournament and offers great value at a relatively lower risk.
The latest odds for the Australian Open Men’s are provided by the DraftKings Sportsbooks.
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