Bet365’s Bet Builder for Tennis Offers Flexible Australian Open Betting

There is a total prize fund of AU$71,000,000 up for grabs at the Australian Open tennis tournament at the moment, plus a chance to land the first Grand Slam of the season for the game’s top players. Melbourne Park is once again the host of the tournament, which sees Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka defending the titles that they won last year in the men’s and women’s singles events.

As we head towards the end of the first week of action in the tournament, the final clutch of second round games are to be completed today, with the third round in both women’s and men’s events starting shortly thereafter. As you would expect for one of Australia’s biggest sports events of the year, there has already been plenty of interest in the betting markets for both singles events with lots of punters placing their bets at bet365 Sport.

What is perhaps less well-known is that bet365 are offering their punters based in the United Kingdom or Spain, the chance to enjoy a little bonus feature on the site, the bet365 Bet Builder for tennis.

With the bet builder option, you can pool together a number of selections from different markets, across different games, into a single multiple-selection bet, with the odds for your bet instantly displayed. With such a wide selection of bets and matches to choose from, this gives punters at bet365 ample opportunity to try out the Bet Builder over the coming week or so.

There are some important terms you need to follow when using the feature, namely:

  • Available pre-match only
  • Available on all domains excluding Italy
  • Available for Cash Out pre-match only
  • Not available for Edit Bet
  • Tennis Accumulator Bonus will not apply
  • Maximum of 6 selections can be included in the Bet Builder
  • The Bet Builder can be included in Multiples
  • Attempting to place a bet via Bet Builder that can be placed outside Bet Builder will be placed as equivalent bet and not Bet Builder.

Terms and Conditions apply.

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How is the Australian Open 2020 Progressing?

At the time of writing, we are almost at the third round stage of the tournament, with just a few second round matches to be played in the men’s and women’s tournaments. We will take a look at who has impressed so far in each of these events, together with our tips for the eventual winner, or a losing finalist, in the tournament.

Men’s Tournament

So far, the only seed in the top ten to have been eliminated from the tournament is eighth seed Matteo Berrettini, with the top three players, Nadal, Djokovic and Federer all making it through into at least the second round (with Nadal playing as I type to join Federer and Djokovic in Round 3).

In truth, it is hard to see a player coming through to challenge the three’s dominance in the men’s game at the moment. Even though all three are older than your typical player, each is still playing at a level or two above their opponents most of the time and as such, it is hard to see anybody challenging them for a Grand Slam title.

Daniil Medvedev may be the one player who could do that with the Russian moving into the Third Round comfortably this morning with a 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 win over Pablo Martinez Portero. Other seeds making it through today include Nick Kyrgios, Alexei Rublev, Dominic Thiem, Gael Monfils and Alexander Zverev.

Seeds lower down the order have been falling through with the likes of Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga, Grigor Dimitrov, Benoit Paire and Britain’s Dan Evans all being eliminated from the tournament.

Overall Men’s Champion?

It is impossible to look past the big three to win this event, such as their domination been of Grand Slam events over the last 10-15 years or so. I think least likely out of the three to win is Roger Federer as I feel his age and the hot conditions in Australia do put him at a slight disadvantage, despite his genius with a racket in hand.

For me, I can’t see past a Nadal v Djokovic final, which would be the top two seeds facing off and if that is the case my money would be on Djokovic winning what would be an incredible eighth Australian Open title in what has been a stunning career so far.

Women’s Tournament

Only Elena Svitolina out of the top ten female seeds is not yet confirmed through to the third round, as her second round game doesn’t start until a little later. A total of 10 of the 32 seeds have been eliminated in the first two rounds, most notable amongst them Johanna Konta, Aryna Sabalenka Sloane Stephens and Petra Martic.

The bookies have Selena Williams as he favourite to win the event, with the current holder, Naomi Osaka the second favourite, but I do feel that the warm conditions do make this a very tough tournament to predict and in truth, I think any of the remaining seeds, plus a few players that did not earn a place in the top 32, will fancy their chances in this one.

The third round is when the seeds start to clash against each other, so this should be the time when the tournament starts to hot up and there are some big clashes on the horizon including Naomi Osaka taking on young prodigy from the United States, Coco Gauff and top seed Ashleigh Barty facing the 29th seed Elena Rybakina.

Overall Women’s Champion?

Picking a winner from the women’s draw is much more difficult than the mens as I believe there are a far greater number of potential winners. In that list I’d put any of the top eight seeds (Barty, Pliskova, Osaka, Halep, Svitolina, Bencic, Kvitova and Williams) while I also feel tenth seed Madison Keys can, if she hits her best form, win the tournament.

Outside of that, if Angelique Kerber can find her best form, then she always has a chance, while Donna Vekic and Elise Mertens are talented players too. For me though, if I was forced to pick, then I’d back a win for the top seed Barty, who is playing om home soil and has fervent crowd support behind her.