The 2024 Australian Open did not disappoint. Tennis fans were treated to a fortnight of memorable action at Melbourne Park, as the sport’s top players kicked off the season in style.
Jannik Sinner defeated Novak Djokovic on his to way winning the men’s singles title, while Aryna Sabalenka successfully defended her women’s singles crown. Elsewhere, Hsieh Su-wei and Diede de Groot each won two titles.
So, what did we learn from the 2024 Australian Open? Join us as we recap the 112th edition of the tournament, covering all the key talking points, title winners and betting trends.
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Who Won the 2024 Australian Open Titles?
The 2024 Australian Open comprised a whopping 15 events. From the standout singles tournaments to the wheelchair and junior events, the action came thick and fast at Melbourne Park.
21 different players tasted success Down Under, with two players winning multiple titles. Before we take a closer look at the most popular events, let’s check out the full list of 2024 Australian Open champions.
2024 AUSTRALIAN OPEN TITLE WINNERS
- Men’s Singles: Jannik Sinner
- Women’s Singles: Aryna Sabalenka
- Men’s Doubles: Rohan Bopanna / Matthew Ebden
- Women’s Doubles: Hsieh Su-wei / Elise Mertens
- Mixed Doubles: Hsieh Su-wei / Jan Zielinksi
- Wheelchair Men’s Singles: Tokito Oda
- Wheelchair Women’s Singles: Diede de Groot
- Wheelchair Quad Singles: Sam Schroder
- Wheelchair Men’s Doubles: Alfie Hewett / Gordon Reid
- Wheelchair Women’s Doubles: Diede de Groot / Jiske Griffioen
- Wheelchair Quad Doubles: Andy Lapthorne / David Wagner
- Boys’ Singles: Rei Sakamoto
- Girls’ Singles: Renata Jamrichova
- Boys’ Doubles: Maxwell Exsted / Cooper Woestendick
- Girls’ Doubles: Trya Caterina Grant / Iva Jovic
As we already mentioned, the big singles titles were claimed by Sinner and Sabalenka. Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden won the men’s doubles event, while Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens secured the women’s doubles title.
Hsieh also won the mixed doubles tournament with Jan Zielinski, joining Diede de Groot in the elite group of players to win two AO 2024 titles. Remarkably, de Groot now has 21 major singles titles and 18 major doubles titles to her name.
In the wheelchair men’s doubles event, Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid secured their fifth consecutive Australian Open title. Hewett (27) and Reid (25) now boast an outrageous 52 major honors between them.
Tennis fans and bettors should also keep a close eye on Rei Sakamoto and Renata Jamrichova in the coming years. The Japanese 17-year-old and the Slovakian 16-year-old secured the junior singles titles, cementing their status among the sport’s best up-and-coming players.
Sinner Ends Djokovic’s Reign as AO King
Understandably, Novak Djokovic was the bookies’ clear favorite to win the men’s singles tournament at the 2024 Australian Open. The legendary Serb had racked up 10 AO titles in 16 years between 2008 and 2023, including four of the previous five.
However, Jannik Sinner had other ideas. After cruising through the early rounds, the 22-year-old Italian knocked out Djokovic in the semifinals before coming from two sets down to defeat Daniil Medvedev in an epic final.
Prior to the tournament, Djokovic was priced at +110 to defend his AO crown. Carlos Alcaraz (+240) and Medvedev (+450) were the second and third favorites, while Sinner was priced at +800. Still, Sinner managed to defy the odds and win his first major title.
Sabalenka Goes Back-to-Back in Melbourne
Despite triumphing at Melbourne Park in 2023, Aryna Sabalenka (+500) was the second favorite to win the women’s singles event in 2024. The defending champion found herself behind Iga Swiatek (+300) in the pre-tournament odds, but she swiftly changed that.
Sabalenka dropped only 11 games across her first four matches before eliminating Barbora Krejcikova and Coco Gauff to reach the final. In the showpiece, the Belarusian made light work of Qinwen Zheng to defend her title.
10 of the top 17 seeds failed to make it past the second round, while Swiatek fell before the fourth round. Despite the best efforts of the remaining contenders, Sabalenka didn’t drop a single set on her way to triumphing once again.
2024 Australian Open Betting Trends & Facts
The 2024 Australian Open served up a ton of intriguing statistics, from consecutive title triumphs to incredible winning streaks. We even saw a 43-year-old become the oldest World No. 1 in tennis history!
Here are the important 2024 Australian Open betting trends and facts that you need to know about.
- AO 2024 was Sinner’s first major singles title and the first for an Italian in Melbourne.
- At 22, Sinner became the youngest AO men’s singles champion since Djokovic in 2008.
- Djokovic’s semifinal loss ended his 33-match winning streak at the Australian Open.
- Sabalenka was the first woman to defend the AO singles title since Victoria Azarenka in 2013.
- Across seven matches and 14 sets, Sabalenka dropped just 31 games in Melbourne.
- Medvedev became the first man in the Open era to lose two major finals from two sets up.
- At 43, Rohan Bopanna is now the oldest World No.1 in tennis history.
- Diede de Groot has won her last 135 matches and the last 13 major titles in the women’s wheelchair singles.
- 17-year-old Tokito Oda already has three wheelchair men’s singles major titles to his name.
- Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid have won each of the previous five AO men’s wheelchair doubles titles.
The 2024 Tennis Season Has Only Just Begun
It’s safe to say that the 2024 Australian Open will be remembered as one of the most entertaining editions of the tournament in recent times.
Not only did Sinner end Djokovic’s reign, but we also saw Sabalenka win back-to-back titles. On top of that, players like de Groot, Hewitt and Reid continued their dominance, while new stars such as Sakamoto and Jamrichova emerged.
Thankfully, this is only the beginning of the 2024 tennis season. We have a whole year of exciting tournaments ahead of us, and Sports Hub will keep you up to speed on all the predictions, picks and betting advice you need.