2010 Australian Open Grand Slam Odds and Predictions

It’s time for another exciting tennis season and the best way to kick start will be with a great first grand slam tournament, The Australian Open. Both ATP and WTA send their best of the best to compete for a great purse and the chance to climb important spots in the rankings, this could be the beginning to a perfect season or the signs of a bad one.

2010 Australian Open
Category: Grand Slam
Place: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 18.01.2010-31.01.2010
Draw Size: S-128 D-64
Surface: Hard

The Men’s section of this tournament have raised some eyebrows, it seems like Rafael Nadal hasn’t been playing at his best and he could be able to lose his crown since he actually won it last year but others like Roger Federer with a great desire to keep his first place and raising starts like Andy Murray, Robin Soderling, Juan Martin del Potro and Novak Djokovic bring a lot of youth and thirst to prove what they are made of. Old players like Nikolay Davydenko and Andy Roddick are almost on their way out and they need to make a mark in history. It seems like Davydenko already approach the big ones and beat them but will he be able to do it on a Grand Slam Tournament??? Roddick hasn’t had the same luck and he still gets defeated byt the top 5 so he needs to make a good tournament to climb into the first 5 seats.

This is the top 10 of the ATP:

01. Roger Federer from Switzerland. Odds 2/1
02. Rafael Nadal from Spain. Odds 3/1
03. Novak Djokovic from Serbia. Odds 6/1
04. Juan Martin Del Potro from Argentina. Odds 6/1
05. Andy Murray from United Kingdom. Odds 5/1
06. Nikolay Davydenko from Russia. Odds 10/1
07. Andy Roddick from United States. Odds 20/1
08. Robin Soderling from Sweden. Odds 18/1
09. Fernando Verdasco from Spain. Odds 40/1
10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga from France. Odds 30/1

Any of these players could take the crown this year but there are certain players that have the road easier and they are playing at a better level. My pick to win it all will be Roger Federer.

In the Ladies’ side the tournament looks a lot more complicated. There are players like Serena Williams ranked No.1 in the World that will have an easy start but anything could happen. Dinara Safina has proven that she chokes under pressure and at the big games she usually folds so I don’t expect any surprises, she will eventually fold under pressure. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Caroline Wozniacki, Elena Dementieva, Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Jankovic could take the tournament by surprise as well. They all have what it takes to make it to the finals and the road might be a little difficult but they can still make it. But here are a couple of surprises for this tournament: No.14 Maria Sharapova is not on the Top 10 but she has great tennis and she could easily take the tournament. Another great surprise will be Kim Clijsters (retired to have a family and came back) also not on the top 10 but she is a great tennis player as well. But by far the biggest surprise will be Wild Card entry Justine Henin who was No.1 a while back and retired for personal reasons and now she decided to come back to see if she still can make and and she sure can so we can expect great things from her this year.

This is the top 10 of the WTA:

01. Serena Williams from United States. Odds 2/1
02. Dinara Safina from Russia. Odds 25/1
03. Svetlana Kuznetsova from Russia. Odds 15/1
04. Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark. Odds 15/1
05. Elena Dementieva from Russia. Odds 15/1
06. Venus Williams from United States. Odds 10/1
07. Victoria Azarenka from Belarus. Odds 20/1
08. Jelena Jankovic from Serbia. Odds 24/1
09. Vera Zvonareva from Russia. Odds 50/1
10. Agnieszka Radwanska from Poland. Odds 60/1

Other players will be

14. Maria Sharapova from Russia. Odds 8/1
15. Kim Clijsters from Belgium. Odds 3/1
WC. Justine Henin from Belgium. Odds 3/1

This is probably the most difficult pick to predict. This particular Grand Slam could be for practically anyone on the top ten and a few outside of it either for injuries or for early retirement and coming back. My pick will be Kim Clijsters not even in the top 10.


Andy Roddick USA (7) 666 (WINNER)
Thiemo de Bakker NED 144

Olivier Rochus BEL 3461
Fernando Gonzalez CHI (11) 6636 (WINNER)

Guillaume Rufin FRA 344
Bernard Tomic AUS 666 (WINNER)

Philipp Petzschner GER 66422
Florian Mayer GER 02666 (WINNER)

Michael Russell USA 4462
Juan Martin Del Potro ARG (4) 6636 (WINNER)

Andy Murray GBR (5) 666 (WINNER)
Kevin Anderson RSA 112

Radek Stepanek CZE (13) 66464 (WINNER)
Ivo Karlovic CRO 27636

Mardy Fish USA 2633
Andrey Golubev KAZ 6166 (WINNER)

Jason Kubler AUS 122
Ivan Ljubicic CRO (24) 666 (WINNER)

Blaz Kavcic SLO 6142
Wayne Odesnik USA 4666 (WINNER)

Peter Luczak AUS 614
Rafael Nadal ESP (2) 766(WINNER)


Elena Dementieva RUS (5) 66 (WINNER)
Vera Dushevina RUS 21

Kirsten Flipkens BEL 43
Justine Henin BEL 66 (WINNER)

Jelena Dokic AUS 15
Alisa Kleybanova RUS (27) 67 (WINNER)

Yanina Wickmayer BEL 1710 (WINNER)
Alexandra Dulgheru ROU 658

Anna Chakvetadze RUS 362
Flavia Pennetta ITA (12) 636 (WINNER)

Kim Clijsters BEL (15) 66 (WINNER)
Valerie Tetreault CAN 04

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS 66 (WINNER)
Anastasija Sevastova LAT 24

Anastasia Rodionova AUS 12
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (3) 66 (WINNER)

MJ Martinez Sanchez ESP (24) 66 (WINNER)
Evgeniya Rodina RUS 00

Jie Zheng CHN 066 (WINNER)
Shuai Peng CHN 612

Maria Sharapova RUS (14) 664
Maria Kirilenko RUS 736 (WINNER)

Yvonne Meusburger AUT 646 (WINNER)
Timea Bacsinszky SUI 462

Kateryna Bondarenko UKR (30) 67 (WINNER)
Ioana Raluca Olaru ROU 26

Pauline Parmentier FRA 465
Elena Baltacha GBR 637 (WINNER)

Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 44
Dinara Safina RUS (2) 66 (WINNER)