THE Australian Open is under way and bookies consider it's a two-horse race between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal for the first Grand Slam title of the year.
Djokovic has won the tournament in each of the last three years and is a best 8-11 at bet365 to make it four victories on the spin at the Rod Laver Arena and it's difficult to see past him.
Nadal is 10-3 with Stan James to add to his solitary 2009 triumph while Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is next in the betting at 9-1 with Skybet.
The Scot has twice been runner-up in Melbourne but has played only two competitive matches since returning to action after a back operation so he will do well to even justify his No.4 seeding.
In the women’s event Serena Williams will take all of the beating and despite being odds-on at just 8-11 (Ladbrokes) she’s got to be backed.
Nadal v Djokovic final