Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has taken more money on Nick Kyrgios than any other player to win the Australian Open.
A $40,000 bet on the Australian brought his price in from $21 to $17, but his win at the Brisbane International now has Kyrgios as the $12, sixth favourite for Melbourne Park.
Roger Federer is the only other players punters are interested in, and the Swiss had his price trimmed from $3.25 to $2.75 after a faultless display at the Hopman Cup.
“Nick Kyrgios was a $26 chance at the start of the summer, but his price has more than halved after a great week in Brisbane, and the punters are coming from everywhere now,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Australian Open – Men’s Winner
$2.75 Roger Federer (in from $3.25)
$5.00 Rafael Nadal
$6.00 Novak Djokovic
$10 Alexander Zverev
$10 Grigor Dimitrov
$12 Nick Kyrgios (in from $17)
$15 Juan Martin Del Potro
$19 David Goffin
$26 Stan Wawrinka
$26 Dominic Thiem
$31 Marin Cilic