Do Rafa and The Swiss Maestro have another run left in the tank at the 2018 Australian Open? Bookmakers think so. At the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, Roger Federer is the +275 favorite for next year’s opening major, followed by Rafael Nadal at +300. Other notables in the men’s draw include Novak Djokovic (+400), Andy Murray (+450) and Alexander Zverev (10/1). Federer defeated Nadal in a five-set thriller in last year’s finals.

In the women’s draw, will Serena Williams reclaim her top spot Melbourne Park? Serena defeated her sister, Venus, in the finals of last year’s event to capture her seventh Australian Open crown. Serena is the +400 favorite for the 2018 tournament, followed by Garbine Muguruza (+600), Maria Sharapova (+800) and Karolina Pliskova (10/1). Keep an eye on American Coco Vandeweghe (25/1), who’s playing some great tennis right now. She reached the semifinals of last year’s Australian Open, the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, and the semifinals at the US Open. Vandeweghe went undefeated in six Fed Cup matches to give the US its first title in 17 years.

The 2018 Australian Open is scheduled to begin on January 15. Updated odds as of November 13, courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook

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