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Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem: 2020 Australian Open Men’s Singles Finals Betting Preview, Odds and Choices
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Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem – Defending seven-time champion Novak Djokovic will gun for his eighth Australian Open – and 17th Grand Slam – title against a hungry Dominic Thiem in the 2020 edition of the men’s singles final on February 2, 3:30 AM ET at Melbourne Park’s Rod Laver Arena. Eurosport will feature the championship match live on television. The game can be viewed online via Tennis TV Live and Eurosport Player.
The second seed Djokovic has yet to lose a single match in 12 outings this year. The streak included the ATP Cup, where he went 6-and-0 in singles matches to lead Serbia to the inaugural crown, and his Australian Open semifinal victory over tennis great and 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer. The fifth-ranked Thiem is seeking to claim his first-ever Grand Slam singles title after failing two times in the 2018 and 2019 French Open finals.
This is the 11th time that both netters will take on each other with the Serbian tennis star holding a 6-4 win-loss mark in their head-to-head. Take note that Thiem won their last two meetings, including the French Open semifinals at Roland Garros. This was where he dispatched Djokovic in five grueling sets. Online sportsbook notes that despite the successes of the Austrian against the Serbian in their recent matches, Djokovic is favored to take home the title and move three titles away from tying Federer in the all-time list.
Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem: 2020 Australian Open Men’s Singles Finals
When: Sunday, February 2, 3:30 AM ET
Where: Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park, Olympic Boulevard and Batman Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
TV: Eurosport 1
Stream: Tennis TV Live
Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem: 2020 Australian Open Men’s Singles Finals Odds
The year 2020 has been great for tournament second seed Novak Djokovic. He has yet to lose in his 12 singles matches, including 6-0 in the Australian Open where his drive for eight titles is just three-set wins away. After opening with a four-set triumph over Jan-Lennard Struff, the Serbian sensation won his next five in straight sets. Going into tonight’s final, Djokovic has won 16 consecutive sets and he is looking to make it 19 against Thiem. In his last match against Roger Federer, he fought back from 1-4 down in the first set to win via a tiebreak and cruised in the next two sets to secure the finals ticket. He will need to take home three more sets against the hungry Austrian to further etch his place in Australian Open history with his eighth title.
To get into the Australian Open men’s singles final, Dominic Thiem had to survive a five-setter against Alex Bolt in the second round, fend off the challenge of Frenchman Gael Monfils in the Round of 16, upset Rafael Nadal in four sets in the quarterfinals and dispatch Alexander Zverev in the semifinals. Now to capture his first-ever men’s singles Grand Slam title, the Austrian should muster enough strength, skill, determination and guts to topple Djokovic in the final. Easier said than done but Thiem has had the Serbian’s number in their last two meetings, including a grueling five-setter in the French Open semifinals. In his semifinal duel against Zverev, Thiem saved nine of 14 breakpoints and used the baseline to his advantage en route to a four-set victory that gave him an opportunity to spoil Djokovic’s bid for eight and win his first-ever Grand Slam title.
Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem: Head to Head Sports Gambling Numbers
Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem Picks
Tennis betting picks Novak Djokovic to beat Dominic Thiem in the final and secure his eighth Australian Open title due to his tremendous experience in crucial situations. Thiem, on the other hand, will have to play perfect tennis to beat Djokovic, who has won seven Aussie Opens in his career. The Serbian Djokovic will beat Thiem in four sets and resume his dominant career.