The tennis season has already started with a Grand Slam, but there are still three more to come. Expectations are quite high and a lot can happen. But the 2019 Grand Slam predictions suggest an incredible year ahead of Novak Djokovic, especially after his victory at the Australian Open.
The Grand Slams are the most important events in the ATP tour. This will definitely be one of the most exciting years in tennis as important records are likely to be set. Djokovic might become the first player since Rod Laver to complete a Calendar-Year Grand Slam. And there is a chance that Federer will become the oldest person ever to win a major.
The Serbian player will have one of his best seasons in 2019
Novak Djokovic is already the first since Rod Laver to hold all four Grand Slams at once. And he is also one of the eight players to achieve the Career Grand Slam.
The Serbian tennis player got back in shape last year, after a difficult 2017 with injuries. He was the winner of both Wimbledon and the US Open. Moreover, he has already won the Australian Open this year.
The next big tournament is the French Open and, considering Djokovic exhibitions and that he is the only active player to ever defeat Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam, his odds of winning the second trophy in 2019 are 2.25 at Bet365 Sportsbook.
In 2015 he was very close to achieving Rod Laver’s accomplishment of completing a Calander Year Grand Slam, as he reached every final of the majors. However, he lost in the French Open to Stan Wawrinka. But 2019 might be the year he accomplishes it and online sportsbooks in Serbia are giving him with high chances of doing so. His odds of winning three Grand Slams are 3.75 and four are 11.00.
Rafael Nadal likely to hold his French Open title
Rafael Nadal is currently No. 2 in the ranking. He holds the record for most consecutive victories on a single surface, with 81 matches on clay. Besides, he has also the record of winning the French Open 11 times. This is why his odds of winning at least one title in 2019 are 1.80 against 2.62 of winning none.
The Spanish had a difficult year-end as he was forced to withdraw from tournaments because of injuries. And these persisted until the beginning of the season. However, he was able to surprise in this year’s Australian Open, by reaching the final.
It was his worst ever loss in a Grand Slam final to Djokovic, but Nadal had a really good performance overall. He didn’t lose a set until the final match, proving that he is eager to recover 100% throughout the year.
Besides his unstable health, his odds of winning a second title are quite high (6.00), but a third one (51.00) seems more unlikely. So it seems that it won’t be this year when he reaches Federer’s mark of 20 Grand Slam titles.
The Swiss player is not retiring anytime soon and wants more titles
Roger Federer is currently the oldest player in the top 50 and, without a doubt, one of the best ever to play the sport. The all-court player doesn’t seem to want to stop his career and is still looking to add to his trophy cabinet.
As of 2019, no one really knows what to expect from the 37-year-old player. It’s true that his last Grand Slam titles profited from other player’s injuries, such as Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic. But taking the merit out of him would be not recognizing his quality. In 2017, he won the Australian Open against Rafael Nadal, after a year of injuries on his knee and his back. The same year, he also won in Wimbledon.
Even though betting sites are not very positive about him (1.28) winning another title, Federer is set to play his first French Open since 2015. This means he is eager to revenge his bad start at the Australian Open earlier this year. And he has mastered grass courts throughout his career, so winning Wimbledon could be next. His odds of winning one title are 3.25 at Bet365 Sportsbook.
Zverev with little chances according to the 2019 Grand Slam predictions
Alexander Zverev is ready to affirm himself among the best players in tennis. With only 21 years of age, the German wants to win his first Grand Slam this year.
Zverev is yet to surprise us in a Grand Slam, but since last year that he has been improving his performances. He reached the quarter-finals of the French Open and earlier this year reached the fourth round of the Australian Open. It’s important to have in mind that, while preparing for the tournament, he struggled with an injury.
As he is just now settling his career, his odds of not winning a title are 1.20 at online sportsbook sites in Serbia. However, he has been showing us that he usually starts slowly, keeping on improving throughout the season. Last year, he won the ATP Finals, beating the No/ 1 for the first time. And two of his three Masters titles were on clay, so he might be surprising in the French Open. But whatever happens, his success on the hard court could actually give him (4.00) his first Grand Slam title in the US Open.