Who Will Win The 2018 Australian Open?

Are you guys all set for the first Grand Slam of the year? 2017 is done and dusted and after taking a month off, tennis players are now set to begin their New Year down under, by participating in the 2018 Australian Open. This isn’t exciting only for the players, but also for tennis fans across the world.

The qualifiers began a couple of days back and after taking a day’s break, the main draw of the tournament will begin. The tournament will take place between 15th January and 28th January 2018 and this is expected to be a thrilling fortnight of tennis action. Get ready for some long and tiring battles between the best players in the world.

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It was an all-Williams finals for the women’s tournament last year as Serena beat her elder sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 to win the title. However, she confirmed that she won’t be back to defend her title as she isn’t where she wants to be (fitness) as yet, after maternity leave. Does that mean Venus Williams has the chance to go one step further this year and win? Or does that allow Simona Halep to target her first ever Grand Slam title? Or will the hardworking Maria Sharapova make yet another good comeback and win the title?

Only Garbine Muguruza in the top 4 seeds has won a Grand Slam title in the past but she will be carrying a thigh injury into this tournament, so I wouldn’t count on her going all the way. Venus is seeded #5 as compared to her last year’s #13. I will personally be favouring Venus to win this one.

Ladies top 10 seeds:

  1. Simona Halep
  2. Caroline Wozniacki
  3. Garbine Muguruza
  4. Elina Svitolina
  5. Venus Williams
  6. Karolina Pliskova
  7. Jelena Ostapenko
  8. Caroline Garcia
  9. Johanna Konta
  10. Coco Vandeweghe

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As for the men’s tournament, Andy Murray will continue to be out, currently recovering from a surgery which will make it easier for Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, both of whom rolled back the years in 2017 and played tennis like they did in their heyday. Djokovic is also nursing an injury at the moment.

By the looks of it, this should be a breeze for Federer, as his only competition would be Nadal. However, if we see a shock exit or two, I must ask you guys to watch out for Grigor Dimitrov, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios, who will be playing on home soil.

Men’s top 10 seeds:

  1. Rafael Nadal
  2. Roger Federer
  3. Grigor Dimitrov
  4. Alexander Zverev
  5. Dominic Thiem
  6. Marin Cilic
  7. David Goffin
  8. Jack Sock
  9. Stan Wawrinka
  10. Pablo Carreno Busta

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So all you tennis fans, get ready for a fun filled next couple of weeks. I will be stuck to my television screen throughout but if you guys can’t do that, remember that 1xBet has a facility of providing FREE live streaming services. To know how to use that, click here.

You can also keep checking our Tennis Scoops section for all the latest updates on the Australian Open 2018!

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  1. Fed & Nadal for sure. I hope Nadal win.
    Del Po is playing well, but has some problems with 5 setters.
    As others have said, Kyrgios is so unpredictable. He really is all or nothing. I actually would like to see him win because his talent is undeniable and it is special for a country to have won of its nationals win.
    I would not forget about Stan if he survives the first week. Cilic to me is always a dark horse. Alex Zvrev too.
    Would love to see Monfils and Tsonga who are getting up there finally break through. With Monfils’s seeding that would be a tough ask, but he is in good form.
    While not contenders to win this year, I would like to see the two Canadians, Raonic and hapo, have a good run.

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