Australia – Tennis betting odds have today been slashed for the 2020 Australian Open as Swiss player Roger Federer progresses to the next round of the Melbourne Grand Slam tennis tournament beating Filip Krajinovic with an impressive straight sets victory.
Federer, who is currently ranked number three in the world men’s singles tennis by the ATP – Association of Tennis Professionals, booked his place in the third round against Australian John Millman, who is poised to receive huge fan support as he plays the Swiss six time champion on home turf.
Millman, who is aged 30 contemplated quitting the sport in 2011 with early retirement, is undoubtedly the underdog in his next match against Federer, but the Swiss record holder speaks highly of him:
“I’m happy, I’m still going, and I’m looking forward to the next one of course. Hopefully another good match. He’s [Millman] a great guy, I practice a lot with him. I almost passed out playing against him in New York, it was so hot. He had no problem, he’s from Queensland! He never came to check on me… if I passed out, but I didn’t, I’m here.”
Roger Federer elaborated on the toughness of Millman and his respect for the Brisbane-born professional:
“I played him two other times, in Brisbane and Halle. He’s a super good guy, an unbelievably tough opponent. There’s not many guys fitter than him out there, and they’re the guys I respect the most.”
In light of Federer’s victory against Krajinovic, sportsbooks around the world have slashed odds on the 38 year old going all the way and taking the title from defending champion Novak Djokovic at Melbourne Park.
Roger Federer is currently at odds of 6/1 on average, down from 9/1 earlier in the week to be crowned 2020 Australian Open champion.
Novak Djokovic is still the favourite at odds of evens with Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev second and third favourites at odds of 4/1 and 5/1 respectively.