The Australian Open 2021 takes place from February 8-21. The first Grand Slam of the year, on the hard courts of Melbourne, is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the tennis calendar. Novak Djokovic is aiming to win the men’s title for the third year in a row but could somebody else, like 2020 finalist Dominic Thiem, step up and deny the defending champion? Reigning women’s champ Sophia Kenin will face competition from Naomi Osaka and home favourite Ashleigh Barty among others. Betting.Betfair is the place for tournament previews, daily tips and expert analysis.