The 2015 Australian Open - 10 Vital Statistics


10. Stanislas Wawrinka defends his Australian Open title this fortnight but won just two tournaments in 2014 after his Melbourne win (Monte Carlo and Chennai). Wawrinka is 14.00 to win the title.

9. Men’s favourite Novak Djokovic clinched a Grand Slam at Wimbledon last season but crashed out in the quarters in Melbourne. The Serb clinched eight tour titles in 2014 including the ATP World Tour Finals and is 3.20 to win two Grand Slams this year.

8. Andy Murray crashed out in the quarters of three of the four Grand Slams last season — making the French Open semi in Paris. Murray won just three tour titles in 2014 and is 2.88 to be eliminated in the last-eight.

7. In the women’s draw, defeated 2014 finalist Dominika Cibulkova won the Mexican Open last season — her fourth career title. Cibulkova is yet to win a tournament this season and is 81.00 to lift the crown.

6. Roger Federer is second seed in the men’s draw and lifted the 2015 Brisbane Invitational title earlier this month. The Swiss boasts 17 Grand Slam titles and reached the Melbourne semis last season. He is 7.00 to win the title.

2015 Australian Open Official Draw : News Photo

5. Serena Williams is top seed in the women’s draw, having won 18 Grand Slam titles. She has won her last five Grand Slam finals and boasts five Australian Open crowns. She is 3.40 to win the tournament.

4. Maria Sharapova won the French Open last summer — only her second Grand Slam title since 2008 (Melbourne). The Russian already has one title for the season (Brisbane) and is 5.00 to win the final.

3. Rafael Nadal lost a second Australian Open final last season, navigating past Grigor Dimitrov and Roger Federer before losing in four sets to Stanislas Wawrinka. He crashed out in his first match of the Qatar Open this month, however, and is 9.00 to win the Open.

2. Heather Watson became the first Brit since 1985 to win a second career tour title in Hobart last weekend. Watson is ranked 39th and didn’t drop a set throughout the tournament. She is 501.00 to win her first Grand Slam.

1. Grigor Dimitrov boasts two junior Grand Slam titles but is yet to get past the semi-final of the four majors. He reached the Melbourne quarters in 2014 — his best result yet — and is 41.00 to win the tournament.