Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic odds, betting trends, predictions and preview for Australian Open fourth round


A struggling Novak Djokovic will continue his mission to win a 10th Australian Open title against local favourite Alex de Minaur in the fourth round at Rod Laver Arena on Monday night.

The 21-time Grand Slam winner admitted he was close to pulling out of the tournament, but has still only dropped one set in the tournament, and defeated Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.

De Minaur will be hoping Djokovic isn’t fully fit as he attempts to get his best result at the Australian Open and equal his career-high quarter-final at US Open 2020.

The Sporting News has all the details you need to make your punting decisions.

Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic odds

To Win USA (BetMGM) UK (Skybet) Australia (Sportsbet)
Alex de Minaur +320 7/2 4.90
Novak Djokovic -450 1/6 1.18

 

Spread USA (BetMGM) UK (Skybet) Australia (Sportsbet)
Alex de Minaur (+6.5 games) -133 8/11 1.80
Novak Djokovic (-6.5 games) -105 1/1 1.96

Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic form and betting trends

Djokovic is the overwhelming favourite to win this match and the tournament, but question marks remain over his fitness.

The world No.4 has had regular injury timeouts in all his matches and has pulled up short, grimacing on multiple occasions also.

Djokovic even admitted he was close to withdrawing from the Australian Open prior to it starting.

But despite the ‘injury cloud’, the Serbian star has only dropped one set all tournament and earned a comfortable straight sets win against 27th seed Grigor Dimitrov in the third round.

Is Djokovic’s injury as bad as he makes out? Are his odds too short with his fitness issues?

These are the questions that need to be answered.

De Minaur has only dropped one set all tournament himself but has had a kind draw, with his first real examination to be almost the ultimate test in tennis – beat Djokovic in Australia.

The Australian dropped his serve on three occasions in his straight sets win over Benjamin Bonzi in the third round, but he also created 22 break point opportunities on the Frenchman’s serve.

De Minaur’s style of continually lengthening rallies with excellent defence will likely not suit Djokovic, with the Aussie hoping to extend the contest as long as he can to test the Serbian’s fitness.

It’s going to be tough for the 22nd seed, having only beaten two top 10 players since 2020, in Matteo Berrettini and Cameron Norrie, both last year.

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Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic head-to-head results

Alex de Minaur and Novak Djokovic have never met in a competitive match before.

Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic preview and prediction

How injured is Djokovic?

This is the question that needs to be answered.

We have seen an injured Djokovic sweep all before him and win Grand Slams before, notably the torn abdomen injury he carried from the third round of Australian Open 2021 until he won the title.

And if you look at Djokovic’s Australian Open 2023 results in isolation, you would probably assume he is 100 per cent fit.

De Minaur possesses the game to possibly extend the match against an injured Djokovic but it’s going to be an uphill battle for the Australian.

You can only see the Aussie winning if he catches a struggling Djokovic and plays out of his own skin.

The safe bet is Djokovic to win but it’s important to keep an eye on his fitness throughout the game.

Prediction: Djokovic in four sets.

What time is Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic?

Times are approximate and subject to weather conditions and the completion of prior matches.

  UK USA Canada Australia
Date Monday, January 23 Monday, January 23 Monday, January 23 Monday, January 23
Time 8:00am BST 3:00am ET 3:00am ET 7:00pm AEDT

How to watch Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the Australian Open

  UK USA Canada Australia
TV channel Eurosport 1 or 2 ESPN/ESPN2 TSN1/TSN5 Channel 9
Streaming eurosport.uk ESPN+ and fuboTV TSN+ 9Now/Stan Sport

Australia: The Nine Network is the free-to-air broadcaster of the Australian Open 2023.

The Australian Open can also be watched on SmartTV’s 9Now and Stan Sport as well as 9Gem.

Fans can also stream the Australian Open through 9Now and Stan Sport.

UK: Coverage of the Australian Open 2023 will be broadcast in the UK live and exclusively on Eurosport.

Eurosport 1 and 2 will provide daily coverage of the action in Melbourne.

UK fans can also stream the Australian Open through the discovery+ app, the Eurosport app, or through eurosport.co.uk

USA: Tennis fans based in the United States will be able to watch this year’s Australian Open via ESPN. Matches will be broadcast on both ESPN and ESPN2.

ESPN+ and fuboTV will both offer live streaming during the 2023 Australian Open. FuboTV offers a free trial.

Canada: The 2023 Australian Open will be broadcast in Canada by TSN.

Matches will be shown on either TSN1 or TSN5.

Canadian fans are able to live stream the action from Melbourne Park on TSN+.

The full TSN+ broadcast schedule can be accessed here.  

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