The first major tennis tournament of 2021 will be held in Australia. All the stars of this sport will traditionally come to the Australian Open. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was delayed by a couple of weeks.
The tournament will not start at the end of January, but in February. Bookmakers’ favorites are not only the leaders of the world ranking. Although among men, Novak Djokovic is considered a clear contender for victory in Australia. BC Olimp experts give a coefficient of 2.15 for its success. Russian Daniil Medvedev follows with a small margin from competitors with a quote of 5.95.
As for the women, Naomi Osaka was named the favorite. Last year, she was eliminated in the third round of this tournament, and now in BC Olimp, the Japanese woman can be bet on the success with a coefficient of 7.40. Quotes for other contenders for victory in Australia will be available by opening the bookmaker’s website or downloading Olympus to your smartphone.
What’s wrong with Novak?
Last year’s winner of the Australian Open is not happy with the organization of the tournament in 2021. According to the Marca newspaper, Djokovic did not like the privileges available to the best players during the Australian Open quarantine. The fact is that several of the most famous tennis players will take place in Adealida. While all other players will undergo mandatory quarantine in Melbourne. It is planned that Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Tim, Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams will go to Adealida. According to the newspaper, Novak does not want to travel to Adealida and would prefer to go to general quarantine in Melbourne.
Note that the WTA tournament will be held in this city. It will start immediately after the Australian Open on February 22nd. The tournament will have the WTA 500 category. The organizers are not yet talking about the composition of the participants, but they assure that several tennis players from the Top 10 of the world ranking will come to them.
It is also worth noting that new rules will be introduced in 2021. All ATP Masters will be powered by the Hawk-Eye Live system. She will replace the line judges on hard. In addition, the FoxTenn video replay system will be tested on unpaved fields.
Meanwhile, world tennis is following the enchanting performance of Russian Anastasia Hasanova. The 21-year-old tennis player competed at the WTA 500 in Abu Dhabi. Anastasia ranks 292nd in the rating. She managed to qualify and get into the main draw of the tournament. In the first round, the Russian woman was stronger than Mona Bartel. For her, this was the first victory at the level of the WTA base. And then Hasanova met with the sixth racket of the world, Karolina Plishkova. In this match, Anastasia won her sensational victory. The Russian won 6/2, 6/4. Note that for Anastasia it was a debut match against a tennis player from the Top 100. As a result, the 21-year-old athlete reached the 1/8 finals, but lost to Sara Sorribes-Tormo with a score of 5/7, 3/6.