Heading into play on Monday, the Australian Open is down to the final eight on both the men and women’s draw. With the quarterfinals set, there are both overall betting opportunities available and individual match opportunities.
The top two seeds in both draws have been eliminated already. On the men’s side, No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas is the top seed remaining, but No. 4 Novak Djokovic remains the overall favorite. Djokovic is listed at +110, with Tsitsipas at +300 and everyone else at least +700.
On the women’s side, American Jessica Pegula is the highest seed remaining at No. 3, and she is in the top half in action on Monday. No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka and No. 20 Karolina Pliskova are the two seeded players remaining in the bottom of the half, and they will both face unseeded opposition in the quarters. Sabalenka is the favorite to lift the trophy at +260, with Elena Rybakina at +320, Pegula at +330, and everyone else at least +1100. Let’s have a look at the top Quarter-finals games for today so you can place your bets against their Australian Open Odds.
2023 Australian Open Predictions & Tennis Betting Opportunities for the Weekend
Sebastian Korda -141
This should be the most competitive match of the day and the only one of the first four quarterfinals to have a favorite under -150. American Sebastian Korda, son of 1998 Australian Open champion Petr Korda, is the MyBookie favorite at -141. Russian Karen Khachanov (+111) made the 2022 U.S. Open semifinals and is looking for a second straight grand slam final four.
The No. 18 seed at this tournament, Khachanov steamrolled to a straight-set win in the round of 16, and he’s dropped just two of 14 sets so far in Melbourne. He grabbed a big four-set win over No. 16 Frances Tiafoe in the third round and won the first two sets 6-0 on Saturday.
Korda had to go the distance in a strange match over No. 10 Hubert Hurkacz. After dropping the first set, he cruised through the next two sets before dropping the fourth set 6-1. Korda and Hurkacz went back and forth in a wild fifth set before the American won in a tiebreaker 10-6.
Korda won his previous two matches in straight set sweeps, and he’s already knocked off the No. 7 and No. 10 seeds in this bracket. This is the first quarterfinal at a grand slam for the 22-year old who took a set off Djokovic but lost the final at the Adelaide International earlier this month.
Korda is 2-1 lifetime against Khachanov with a straight-set win in Belgium in October and also in Cincinnati in August. Khachanov eliminated Korda in five sets in the round of 16 at Wimbledon in 2021. This one should go the distance but look for Korda to come out on top and an over 40.5 games bet (-110) is also a strong play.
Jelena Ostapenko +180
Both Rybakina (-207) and Jelena Ostapenko (+180) are coming off huge upsets in the round of 16. Rybakina knocked off No. 1 Iga Swiatek 6-6, 6-4, and she took down No. 13 Danielle Collins in a three-set match in the third round. Ostapenko, seeded 17th, beat No. 7 Coco Gauff in straight sets in her first match against a seeded opponent.
This is the best run at Melbourne Park for Ostapenko, who won the 2017 French Open and reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 2018. This is the fourth grand slam quarterfinal for the Latvian native, but her first in five years.
Rybakina had never been past the third round at the Australian Open but also has a grand slam title, winning at Wimbledon last summer. This is her third grand slam quarterfinal and her first outside of Wimbledon.
Rybakina is a powerful player with a big serve and strong baseline play. Ostapenko will compete with her from the baseline, and both will go for the big winners and aggressive playing style. The difference is in the serve where Ostapenko isn’t in the same league as Rybakina, but that was the case against Gauff and didn’t matter.
These two haven’t faced each other since the summer of 2021. Ostapenko won both of the previous matches in straight sets, one on the hard court and one on grass. This match should go three sets, and both players are grand slam winners, but taking the money line with Ostapenko is the way to go here.