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Novak Djokovic 2022 Australian Open Betting Preview

By Hank Blaine

No player from the ATP Tour has been as dominant in the circuit for the past decade and a half than Novak Djokovic, who could add another huge milestone to his Hall of Fame-worthy legacy at the 2022 Australian Open. And while there are external factors that could derail Djokovic’s overall participation in Melbourne this week, many fans and pundits are still high on Joker making it in time for the tournament and running the entire table like he’s known to do.

NitroBetting is ready to equip its bettors with the latest news, previews, and odds from the world of tennis and beyond. This time, we examine the dominance of Novak Djokovic in Grand Slam events; how many titles he’s won in such events throughout his decorated career, as well as his prospects of winning yet another Australian Open title in 2022.

How Many Grand Slam Titles Does Novak Djokovic Have Ahead of the 2022 Australian Open?

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Three Kings of the Grand Slam Realm

Novak Djokovic has a total of 20 Grand Slam titles to date, putting him at a tie for the all-time lead of Grand Slam titles with two other tennis gods and fellow rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. He’ll have a shot at breaking that deadlock for the most Grand Slam titles won this week, but the prospect of his involvement in the 2022 Australian Open is still unclear (more on that below).

The 34-year-old living legend is also tied with Federer for the most Grand Slam Final appearances (31), and that’s even considering that Federer had a five-year head start to his professional tennis career over Joker.

Djokovic also holds the record for most Australian Open titles won with nine, and he’s now looking to extend that record to title No. 10 this year. Nole took home the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup in each of the past three seasons whilst failing to win it all on just three occasions since 2011.

Djokovic’s Odds to Win the 2022 Australian Open

As of this writing, Djokovic is still the odds-on favorite to win the 2022 Australian Open with a price of (+125). This year, on the other hand, Djokovic doesn’t have a significant lead odds-wise against the top competitors from the field, with the likes of rising ATP superstars Daniil Medvedev (+175) and Alexander Zverev (+300) having decent odds themselves of dethroning the king Down Under.

There is still one pressing concern regarding Djokovic’s involvement at the Australian Open this week. Djokovic has yet to be vaccinated, and the Australian government temporarily had to suspend (and later reinstate) his visa due to his unvaccinated status. Although he somewhat got a pass from the Australian government, Djokovic still faces deportation and a possible three-year ban in Australia if the lawmakers decide to exercise a “ personal power of cancellation”.

With Djokovic’s participation in Melbourne up in the air, the other standout participants in the tournament have seen their stocks rise on the betting front. With that in mind, it goes without saying that one must keep tabs on Djokovic’s eligibility to play in the 2022 Australian Open before placing stakes on the sensational Serb to keep his dominance on Aussie soil intact.

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