Some interesting tennis competitions have been scheduled in the first two weeks of January, but all of them are simply warm ups for the Australian Open. It is scheduled to begin on Sunday and will last for two straight weeks, with the best athletes in the world traveling to Australia. In anticipation of this prominent competition, punters are presented with generous offers when placing ante-post wagers.

Djokovic is favorite to win the tournament and the best odds out there are offered by 888Sport, which is willing to increase the investment by four times. As the Serbian player advances to the final stages of the competition the odds will surely drop, so those who trust him for the win should place an early bet.

Unibet runs a similar promotion, but they are offering a reimbursement of up to €50 or currency equivalent on the outright winner bet, if Federer prevails. Those who prefer to wager on the women’s competition, will enjoy the same conditions if Sharapova wins. None of these tennis players are the top favorites to win in Australia, but they are among the top players and should never be underestimated.

If you don’t have a winner in mind, but plan on wagering on many tennis games at the Australian Open, Paddy Power’s offer will surely appeals to you. Those who wager five or more wagers of at least €5 or currency equivalent on tennis in one day will be eligible for a free bet of the same amount 24 hours later.