Alex De Minaur vs Novak Djokovic Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Australian Open Round 4 (Expect a Total Blowout)
De Minaur vs Djokovic Australian Open Schedule & Info
2023 Australian Open Men's Round 4 Match
No. 22 Alex De Minaur vs No. 4 Novak Djokovic
Date: Monday, Jan. 23, 2023
Start Time: 3:00 a.m. ET
Venue: Rod Laver Arena — Melbourne, Australia
A spot in the quarterfinals is on the line as No. 22 Alex De Minaur and No. 4 Novak Djokovic face off in 2023 Australian Open action. De Minaur made quick work of Benjamin Bonzi in a three-set third round victory and is now set to play in the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for just the fifth time.
Meanwhile, Djokovic had no issues getting by No. 27 Grigor Dimitrov in a three-set third round win. The 35-year-old is back in the fourth round of the Australian Open for the 15th time as he seeks an impressive 10th career title at the tournament. Tennis fans are in for some excitement in this battle.
De Minaur vs Djokovic Odds & Set Betting
All 2023 Australian Open men's betting odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: De Minaur: (+400) | Djokovic: (-550)
To Win 1st Set: De Minaur: (+210) | Djokovic: (-270)
Set Betting: De Minaur: 3-0 (+1400) | 3-1 (+1100) | 3-2 (+900)
Set Betting: Djokovic: 3-0 (+130) | 3-1 (+250) | 3-2 (+470)
De Minaur vs Djokovic Head-to-Head Stats & Betting Trends
- This is the first all-time head-to-head matchup between Alex De Minaur and Novak Djokovic.
- De Minaur's best finish at the Australian Open is reaching the fourth round in 2023.
- Djokovic's has won the Australian Open an impressive nine times, most recently in 2021.
- De Minaur defeated Benjamin Bonzi in three sets in Round 3 of the 2023 Australian Open.
- Djokovic defeated No. 27 Grigor Dimitrov in three sets in Round 3 of the 2023 Australian Open.
De Minaur vs Djokovic Prediction & Pick
Novak Djokovic has dropped only one set across his first three victories of this tournament and has been relying on his flexibility to make deep returns on his opponents. It regularly puts those players in bad spots and allows the Serbian native to capitalize on their mistakes with one point after another.
Djokovic is playing in his 15th Australian Open fourth round match and that experience is going to shine considering De Minaur is in unfamiliar territory. The 23-year-old is playing in his first Australian Open fourth round match and hasn't faced a ranked opponent in this year's tournament until now.
Djokovic has a stellar track record in Melbourne, so I expect him to cruise past De Minaur here.
De Minaur vs Djokovic Best Bet
Backing Djokovic as a -500 favorite is not worth the risk given a win only results in a small payout. Shifting gears to the game spread is the best strategy here. Djokovic has won two of his first three matches by at least 7 games and is set to face an opponent that he has never played in his career.
The advantage goes to the veteran over the inexperienced pro in that sense. De Minaur's last exit in a Grad Slam tournament came in a match against Pablo Carreno Busta in which he lost by 8 games in a four-set thriller. Djokovic has more than enough firepower to put this game out of reach right away.
Bet: Novak Djokovic -6.5 Games (+102)
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