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Tournament preview at TheShark.com.au (note these previews are Betfair-oriented, so they will be slightly different to content written for TheTote.com.au)

It's Aussie Open time which means a plethora of betting and trading opportunities on Betfair.

Match betting is the obvious choice for quick investments, but betting in-running is tricky with the Federal online ban meaning you have to ring up to trade your position. The outright markets though aren't classed as in-play until the final, so you can trade a player's outright position right through the fortnight.

MEN'S DRAW

The men's tournament comes down to the big four vs the rest, so let's take a look at how we might trade them:

1. Djokovic
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At the US Open last year, he was 1.53 against Federer in the semi, and 1.67 against Nadal in the final. Unless the draw collapses, he won't be a whole lot shorter here so if you want to back him, I don't see much point in doing before the second week. If you want to lay him, his price won't move much until the fourth round possibly against Raonic so there's no rush.

Read the full article here

And my Round 1 preview - five of the seven matches covered are still to play.

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Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes
Group 2, 6f, 2yo C&G
£220,000
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Villiers StakesRandwick, G2, 1600m
1615 local time, 0515 GMT

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8 [4.3] Aomen (58.5) 30-1
11 [6.8] Monton (60) 16-1
12 [8.0] Keep Cool (54) 80-1

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