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THE Australian Open is underway in Melbourne despite the coronavirus quarantine problems in the build up.

Novak Djokovic is the big favourite for the men's event while Naomi Osaka leads the women's ahead of Aussie Ashleigh Barty.


The tournament build up was marred by a host of players having to quarantine upon arrival in Melbourne – and Andy Murray had to withdraw altogether after testing positive for Covid-19 before he set off.

But the tournament is now underway and the focus can return to the court.

Brit Katie Boulter has already been knocked out, leaving just five British hopefuls left.

Australian Open odds

Men's Australia Open winner

  • Novak Djokovic 6/5
  • Daniil Medvedev 4/1
  • Dominic Thiem 6/1
  • Rafael Nadal 7/1
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas 12/1
  • Alexander Zverev 16/1
  • Andrey Rublev 20/1
  • Nick Kyrgios 20/1
  • Stan Wawrinka 40/1
  • Alex De Milnaur 50/1
  • Milos Raonic 66/1


  • Daniel Evans 200/1
  • Cameron Norrie 300/1

Women's Australia Open winner

  • Naomi Osaka 5/1
  • Ashleigh Barty 11/2
  • Garbine Muguruza 9/1
  • Serena Williams 19/1
  • Simona Halep 11/1
  • Aryna Sabalenka 12/1
  • Iga Swiatek 14/1
  • Karolina Pliskova 16/1
  • Bianca Andreescu 16/1
  • Sofia Kenin 16/1
  • Victoria Azarenka 16/1


  • Johanna Konta 50/1
  • Heather Watson 200/1
  • Francesca Jones 500/1


Murray has criticised the culture at the National Tennis Centre after he contracted coronavirus, meaning he had to miss the tournament.

He believes he picked it up while training in London and says the restrictions were being ignored.

He said: "When we went to the NTC in April, if there are six indoor courts, you could only practise on one, three and five. There wasn't any testing at that time, but the gym was closed and it was restricted access.

"Whereas after Christmas you have an indoor venue where they are using all six courts, there were tonnes of people in the gym, and it was just totally different.

"Now it's kind of back to what it was in April, which is good. It's a completely different building. All the communal areas are severely restricted, like the lunch hall; there's probably seven or eight seats maximum in there now, before there would have been 30 to 40.

"But the reality is that it happened too late because there were quite a number of cases between Christmas, New Year and the players going off to Australia."


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