Who will win the Australian Open?

The Australian Open gets underway next week and each of the world’s top players will be competing to win the first major tournament of 2016. Last year, Novak Djokovic was crowned as the champion and the Serbian will be one of the leading candidates to repeat his success.

In fact, the world number one has won this event five times – an extraordinary feat. However, both Andy Murray and Roger Federer will be keen to stop Djokovic and prevent him from having the opportunity to win all four Grand Slam titles in 2016.

Heading into the tournament, Djokovic is the overwhelming market leader. In fact, many tipping websites – including Bookies – have suggested that the Serbian may well be the man to beat at the Melbourne event.

The Serbian was phenomenal throughout 2015, winning three of the four Grand Slam titles, and will be looking to go one better this year. While it is a tough ask to suggest Djokovic will defy the odds and win all four major events, it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility as he is an extremely talented tennis player – potentially, one of the greatest of all-time.

Standing in Djokovic’s way is Andy Murray. The British number one enjoyed a relatively successful 2015 but will have been disappointed to go home empty-handed from each of the four major events.

Murray is in the prime of his life and will be confident of achieving success in 2016. He recently led Great Britain to their first Davis Cup triumph in 79 years but the Scot may be forced out of the Australian Open if wife Kim Sears goes into labour. Tennis fans across the world will be hoping that Kim can hold on and Murray could go all the way.

While Bookies cannot give you progress reports on the birth, they can keep you updated on the latest information regarding the Australian Open and other tennis and sports news too. Whether you want results or simply opinion pieces in the build-up and throughout the tournament, you can find out more at bookies.com.

Finally, Roger Federer is another name to keep an eye out for throughout the competition. Although the Swiss superstar is ageing, he still remains a competent player and pushed Djokovic hard in a number of majors in 2015.

One of the main worries is Federer’s ability to keep up with the pace of the hard court surface, however he coped well in the US Open at the end of 2015 and it shouldn’t be a problem in Melbourne either.

Ultimately, it’s Djokovic’s title to lose. He is the defending champion, he is the best player in the world and he is the best player on the hard court surface. However, both Murray and Federer are capable of beating anybody on their day and if all three players perform at their very best, tennis fans across the globe are set for a real treat.

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