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A packed Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open in Melbourne

The Australian Open tennis tournament is the first of the four Grand Slams and takes place during the last two weeks of January at the height of the Australian summer. As with the other Grand Slams, the Australian Open features a Mens Singles Championship, Mens Doubles Championship, Womens Singles Championship, Womens Doubles Championship, Mixed Doubles Championships and a Juniors Championship.

Online bookmakers offer betting markets on the outright Mens and Womens Singles Championships plus the Doubles and Mixed Doubles, they will also offer betting odds for individual matches and each match can have many betting markets depending on the anticipated interest in the match. The nature of tennis, with the players alternating serve between relatively short games, makes it ideal for in-play betting and with global TV coverage the Australian Open attracts huge interest from gamblers around the world, many of whom love to bet in-play.

Betting Tips for the Australian Open

The Mens singles events provide the most popular betting options at the Australian Open but as the Womens game becomes more competitive there is an increasing interest, from a betting point of view, in the Womens events.

The Australian Open has been contested, under one name or another, since 1905 and was traditionally a grass court competition until 1988, when a purpose built venue was constructed at Melbourne Park and the playing surface changed to a hard court. This has been good news for the casual tennis punter who no longer has to track down a player’s ability to perform on the very specialist grass surface. The hard courts at the Australian Open are similar to those at many of the ATP Tour venues played throughout the season and every player is familiar and confident playing on those surfaces.

The biggest factors to consider when betting on the Australian Open using the best free bets are the timing of the event as many players are returning from their winter break with relatively little preparation coming into the tournament and the intense heat which can have a huge impact on players who are not at the peak of fitness. Before deciding on your bets in the early stages of the tournament, look out for players who have arrived in Australia early to compete in competitions in the week before the Australian Open or have prepared by competing in another very hot location such as the Middle East.
With the heat being such a factor, the difference between playing during the daytime or at night can prove vital, especially if the matches are gruelling affairs and they could affect a player’s performance in the next round.

The Australian Open Doubles events offer a good opportunity for the hardcore tennis fan to get one over on the bookie. The oddsmakers don’t have a great deal of form to establish an opinion on the winners and losers and unless they are specialist tennis fans and not all of them are, then you could find some good value bets around. You’ll need a few different accounts if you are to jump on any mistakes and don’t expect the stand out odds to last long.

Free Tennis Bets for the Australian Open

Tennis is a sport that is becoming increasingly popular as a betting medium and online bookmakers are more than happy to offer and accept free bets on the Australian Open. Many online gamblers will be signing up just to have a bet on their favourite tennis players in the first Grand Slam event of the year and they will have no problem finding an online bookmaker to extend a welcome with free bet offers.

Before registering for an online betting account it is worthwhile checking for restrictions that may be applied to your free Australian Open tennis bets. Many matches have very short priced favourites and if you want to bet on the match markets you should be aware that online bookmakers place restrictions on the odds and they vary from 1/5 (1.2) to evens (2.0). The bookmaker reviews at bestfreebets will give you details and could save you from being disappointed with the free bet offer.

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