Najim Omniscient sports guru who breathes and lives sports. Updated: January 20, 2020 Once again we enter a Grand Slam tournament with Novak Djokovic as the undisputed favourite. With Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer featuring as well, we might have entered a new decade, but the old giants are still expected to compete for the ultimate honours.In 2019, Djokovic defeated Nadal in a rather anti-climatic final (6-3, 6-3, 6-2). We take a look at some of the favourites, outsiders, and main storylines, before the Australian Open starts on January 20.Australian Open Overview and ScheduleThe Australian Open is scheduled to start on January 20 with the final planned for February 2.Djokovic has been drawn in the bottom half of the tournament, which has been hailed by many as the most competitive one. Featuring both 6-time winner Roger Federer and rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas, the Serb will have his hands full in getting to the final and replicating last year’s win.Notable names in the top half of the draw include Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem. Veteran and fan favourite Juan Martin del Potro was supposed to feature as well, but had to withdraw due to an ongoing knee injury.Nadal will feel confident about his chances in the top half of the draw, but remains the number two favourite for the overall win, with the bookmakers confident about Djokovic’s chances with the best odds being offered by 10Bet at 6/5. No Code Required 4.3/5 Up to £50 welcome bonus Go to 10bet Go to review New Customers only; Min. deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Bonus amount is 100% of deposit up to £50; Offer can be claimed once per household; Wager the qualifying deposit and bonus amount 5x within 30 days to convert bonus winnings into real money; Wagers must be on min. odds of 4/5 on singles or acca bets with min. odds of 2/5 per selection to qualify; Max. stake contribution to wagering requirement is the value of your bonus; Certain bet types are excluded; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+Australian Open Betting Tips and PredictionsRafael Nadal to Win the Australian Open Nadal hasn’t won the Australian Open for more than a decade, securing his first and only win in 2009. Nadal is not exactly uncomfortable playing in Melbourne. Despite only winning the tournament once, he has finished runner-up in four of his last seven appearances. Additionally, he registered wins in both Roland Garros and the US Open last year, while also finishing the year as the World No. 1. There is no better time to back Nadal than this year.Most punters would be cautious to back Nadal at 9/2 with Paddy Power, but he has rarely had a better chance of winning than this year. No Code Required 4.5/5 £10 RISK FREE FIRST BET MONEY BACK IN CASH IF IT LOSES Go to Paddy Power Go to review New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £10. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.Stefanos Tsitsipas to Win the Australian Open Tsitsipas is an intriguing bet for this year’s Australian Open. Tsitsipas started last year’s season by defeating Federer on the way to his first ever Grand Slam semi-final and later rounded off the season with an impressive victory at the ATP Finals in London.Tsitsipas is a rising star and enters the new decade with a lot of momentum, which makes the 13/1 at Betfred an appetising price. No Code Required 4.7/5 BET £10 GET £30 IN FREE BETS + 30 FREE SPINS Go to Betfred Go to review New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Sign up using promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet at a minimum of £10 in one bet transaction at evens (2.0) +. £30 paid in free bets within 48 hours of bet settlement, expires 7-days after issue. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Your first bet must be settled within 60 days of bet placement. SMS validation may be required. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions ApplyFavourites and Outsiders, Latest OddsThere are other favourites and outsiders to the title as well, with the Russian Daniil Medvedev rated the third biggest favourite by the bookies with the best odds offered by Skybet with 7/1.Below we have listed the best current odds for this year’s Australian Open – then you can decide for yourself!Novak Djokovic: 6/5 (Betway)Rafael Nadal: 9/2 (Paddy Power)Daniil Medvedev: 7/1 (Skybet)Roger Federer: 9/1 (Bet365)Stefanos Tsitsipas: 13/1 (Betfred)Dominic Thiem: 24/1 (Paddy Power)Nick Kyrgios: 32/1 (Betfred)Alexander Zverev: 39/1 (Betway)Denis Shapovalov: 49/1 (Skybet)Roberto Bautista-Agut: 65/1 (Betfair).Watch The Australian Open 2020 in live streamingYou can choose between one of those bookies to watch the Australian Open 2020 in live streaming.