Canadian Men Who Can Make an Australian Open Run

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The men’s side is stacked. Milos Raonic, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov all rank in the Top 100 according to atptour.com rankings. Auger-Aliassime is the highest ranked at #10, with Shapovalov #14 and Raonic at #70. If you’re looking to bet online during the 2022 Australian Open, these are several players you should consider.

Canadian Tennis has been on the rise for a while now, and it seems like ever since Eugenie Bouchard finished Second at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, better known as Wimbledon, back in 2014, things have been looking up on both the men’s and women’s sides. 

Denis Shapovalov

The men’s side is stacked. Milos Raonic, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov all rank in the Top 100 according to atptour.com rankings. Auger-Aliassime is the highest ranked at #10, with Shapovalov #14 and Raonic at #70. If you’re looking to bet online during the 2022 Australian Open, these are several players you should consider.

Shapovalov Surging Up Rankings 

Shapovalov slots in with the ninth-best odds at (+3300). The athletic lefty with the powerful forehand didn’t fare all that great at the Australian Open last season, falling in the opening round to Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics. The 22-year-old has shown a knack for getting hot at certain times, as his run at the U.S Open; this past year mirrored that, so Australia could be his opportunity to put it all together. 

Auger-Aliassime comes in with the same odds (+3300) as Shapovalov, which seems fitting considering both had almost identical 2021 campaigns. The two have been mentioned in the same breath a lot this season after facing off in the round of 16 in Barcelona, where Auger-Aliassime got the best of the matchup. Just recently, again in Stockholm Sweden, the two squared off at the semis where Shapovalov took that one. He later went on to drop the finals to Tommy Paul of the United States on Saturday, November 13th. 

Auger-Aliassime has a wide variety of shots, both behind the baseline and at the net. This allows him to be unpredictable but also to get out of tricky situations. He is the most versatile of the Canadian bunch but lacks the experience. Sometimes he is intimidated by the stakes, which does not allow him to play relaxed.

Don’t Sleep on Raonic

Someone who is very relaxed and has the experience to back it up is Milos Raonic, who sits at (+4000). Raonic has been the leader of this group for a while now, but the former world #3 hasn’t been on the court since July, 26th 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia, due to injuries.

That kind of sums up how Raonic has looked lately. Since bursting onto the scene in 2016 when he soared to that #3 spot, staying on the court has been the problem after countless mishaps. 

He does have one of the most fearsome services on the circuit. His balls often exceed 230 km/h and are incredibly accurate. That’s a strength that wins him a lot of free points. In addition, he has an excellent command of the service and volley. But again, the question is, will tennis fans ever see a 100% Raonic again? 

When looking at this group of talented players, you can often see a lot of similarities between the three, but all have their own unique strengths and playing styles. With the Australian Open being the first big tournament of 2022, all three will be looking to start their season off strong.