Austrian Dominic Thiem can capture his first career grand slam title on Sunday when he takes on Novak Djokovic in the men's final of the 2020 Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. The 26-year-old Thiem, the No. 5 seed, has twice previously reached a grand slam final, both in the French Open (2018 and 2019). He faces a tall task on Sunday in the second-seeded Djokovic, who has won seven Australian Open singles titles and 16 grand slam titles overall. The match is set to begin at 3:30 a.m. ET.
Bookmakers list Djokovic as a -410 favorite (risk $410 to win $100) in the latest Djokovic vs. Thiem odds, with the Austrian getting +320 (risk $100 to win $320) as the underdog. You can also pick whether Djokovic will cover the 5.5-game spread and how many sets the match will last, among many wagering options. Before making any Djokovic vs. Thiem picks, see the 2020 Australian Open predictions from elite tennis handicapper Gavin Mair.
Mair is coming off his third straight profitable year betting tennis, and anyone who has followed his tournament picks during that time is up more than $22,000.
This is the same guru who called Stan Wawrinka winning the Australian Open at 60-1, the last title won by someone other than Djokovic or Federer. Last year, Calvert took down a huge score on Thiem winning Indian Wells at 80-1, among many stunning calls. Anyone who has followed his lead is way up.
Now, Mair has broken down the latest Djokovic vs. Thiem odds and released his coveted best bets, including one with a big plus-money payout. You can see them all here.
Mair knows Thiem has owned the recent head-to-head matchups against the Serb. In the last five meetings between the two, Thiem has won four times. Three of those wins came on clay, which arguably is Thiem's best surface, but the Austrian upset Djokovic on an indoor hardcourt at the ATP Finals in November. Sunday's final will be on a hardcourt.
Mair also told SportsLine, "I fully expect Thiem to come out guns blazing, as he so often has against Djokovic of late."
After thorough analysis, Mair locked in his best bets, including a pick on the first set score and a strong play on how many sets the match lasts. You can see all of his best bets, including one with a big plus-money payback longer than 4-1, at SportsLine.
Who wins the 2020 Australian Open men's final? What will be the score of the first set? And how many sets does the match last? Visit SportsLine now to see Gavin Mair's Australian Open men's final picks, all from the acclaimed men's tennis expert who has returned more than $22,000 the past three years.