Djokovic odds-on for Australian Open following Federer demolition

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The good news for Andy Murray fans is that Roger Federer is out of the Australian Open, the bad news is that Novak Djokovic is looking more impressive than the world number two.

Djokovic has become the 4/6 odds-on favourite to win the Australian Open following his straight sets victory over Federer, and while patriotic punters will be behind Murray winning his maiden Grand Slam, Djokovic rightly deserves his favouritism.

Murray faces David Ferrer in his semi-final tomorrow morning, and the Scot is the 2/7 favourite to beat the Spaniard and advance to the final – for an in-depth review of the match click here.

Murray is available at 11/8 to win the tournament and that is likely to shorten rather dramatically should he beat Ferrer (12/1 to win the Australian Open) with plenty of patriotic money ready to be staked on the Scot.

A £25 stake on Murray winning the Australian Open now would return £59.37, and new customers should take advantage of his price and can sign up here and receive a free tennis bet worth £25.

With the top two seeds in the Australian Open now out of the betting, the expectation levels on Murray will rise once again which may not be a good thing for the Scot but he Ferrer shouldn’t prove too much of a problem.

On the other hand Djokovic has won the Australian Open before and despite entering the final as the favourite, Djokovic won’t feel the pressure as much as his opponent and the Serb looks a strong bet for his second Australian Open title.

A £25 stake on Djokovic winning the Australian Open would return £41.67. New customers can sign up here for a free tennis bet worth £25.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.