Lleyton Hewitt has opened as the $1.60 favourite in his final Round One match up against compatriot James Duckworth.
“We’re preparing ourselves for unprecedented levels of betting on this match, which is extremely rare for us considering it’s the first round of a Grand Slam,” William Hill’s Tim Ashworth said.
“Hewitt is the deserved favourite and the way Aussie punters have been getting around him so far this summer, we’re expecting him to shorten over the coming days.”
Nick Kyrgios is $41 to be the first Australian since Mark Edmonson in 1976 to take out the title, with Hewitt an unlikely $501.
Round 1 – James Duckworth vs Lleyton Hewitt
$1.60 Lleyton Hewitt
$2.30 James Duckworth
Australian Open Men’s Winner: Novak Djokovic $1.70; Andy Murray $6.00; Roger Federer $13; Stan Wawrinka $12; Rafael Nadal $15; Milos Raonic $34; Nick Kyrgios $41; Kei Nishikori $41; Tomas Berdych $51; Marin CIlic $51; Bernard Tomic $101; Lleyton Hewitt $501; Sam Groth $1001
Australian Open Women’s Winner: Serena Williams $4; Victoria Azarenka $5; Maria Simona Halep $9; Sharapova $10; Muguruza $13; Petra Kvitova $15; Belinda Bencic $17; Agnieszka Radwanska $19; Angelique Kerber $26; Stosur $201; Gavrilova $301