2018 Brisbane International Tennis betting predictions, tips and preview

By: Marius Hrebenciuc

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The 2018 International tennis tournament is part of the 2018 ATP World Tour and 2018 WTA Tour. The event will take place at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Tennyson, Brisbane and will be played on the outdoor hard courts. The 2018 Brisbane International will be held from 1 to 8 January 2018 as part of the Australian Open Series in preparation for the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open 2018. Feel free to check out our Australian Open 2018 betting tips and predictions page, free bets page and our tennis guide for the Australian Open.

2018 Brisbane International WTA and ATP Schedule

Date and Time Men Women
31 Dec 2017 02:00 Round 1 Round 1
01 Jan 2018 02:00 Round 1 Round 1
02 Jan 2018 02:00 Round 1 Round 1 + Round 2
03 Jan 2018 02:00 Round 2 Round 2
04 Jan 2018 02:00 Round 2 Quarter-finals
05 Jan 2018 02:00 Quarter-finals Semi-finals
06 Jan 2018 02:30 Semi-finals Final
07 Jan 2018 10:00 Final  

 

Brisbane International Previous winners

Grigor Dimitrov beat Kei Nishikori in last year’s ATP Brisbane final, while Karolina Pliskova won against Alize Cornet in the WTA Brisbane final, and both champions announced they will compete for the 2018 edition.

Radek Stepanek, who is Novak Djokovic’s new coach, has won the inaugural edition of the joint Brisbane International event in 2009, beating Fernando Verdasco in three sets in the final. Andy Murray is the only player to date to have won two titles since 2009. As for the women’s tournament, Serena Williams and Viktoria Azarenka have won two titles each so far.

 
Year Women Men
 2009 Victoria Azarenka Radek Stepanek
 2010 Kim Clijsters Andy Roddick
 2011 Petra Kvitova Robin Soderling
 2012 Kaia Kanepi Andy Murray
 2013 Serena Williams Andy Murray
 2014 Serena Williams Lleyton Hewitt
 2015 Maria Sharapova Roger Federer
 2016 Victoria Azarenka Milos Raonic
 2017 Karolina Pliskova Grigor Dimitrov

 

2018 Brisbane International Seeds

ATP Singles main draw entrants:

Rafael Nadal

Grigor Dimitrov

Andy Murray

Nick Kyrgios

Kei Nishikori

Milos Raonic

Gilles Muller

Diego Schwartzman


WTA Singles main draw entrants:

Garbine Muguruza

Karolina Pliskova

Elina Svitolina

Caroline Garcia

Johanna Konta

Kristina Mladenovic

Sloane Stephens

Anastasija Sevastova

2018 ATP Brisbane International Betting tips and predictions

Rafael Nadal has confirmed his participation at the 2018 ATP Brisbane International despite the fact he was forced to withdraw from the Nitto ATP Finals with a knee injury few weeks ago. The Spaniard is yet to win a title here in Brisbane and last year he was eliminated in the quarter-finals following a defeat at the hands of Milos Raonic. However, Rafael Nadal had a solid year in 2017, winning two Grand Slam titles at the French and US Opens, along with two Masters in Monte-Carlo and Madrid.

Prediction: Rafael Nadal to reach the Semi-finals

Andy Murray is a player that has struggled with injuries for the second half of 2017 and actually, Brisbane will be his first official tournament since Wimbledon. His last fixture was a charity game against Roger Federer back in November. Andy Murray has won the Brisbane tournament on two occasions back in 2012 and 2013 and he is currently on a nine-game winning streak here.

Prediction: Andy Murray to reach the Final

Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov has also confirmed his participation at the tournament and will be looking to win back-to-back Brisbane titles at the first attempt. Dimitrov had a sensation year in 2017, winning the Cincinnati Masters and the ATP World Tour Finals. He started with the Brisbane tournament and also managed to reach the Australian Open Semi-finals.

Prediction: Grigor Dimitrov to lift the trophy

2018 WTA Brisbane International Betting tips and predictions

Karolina Pliskova is the defending champion after beating Alize Cornet in the final last season. She is yet to win a single Grand Slam in her career, but managed to reach a World No.1 career high in July. Her best performance in 2017 was reaching the French Open Semi-final and was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the US Open. Pliskova has also reached the Semi-finals of the WTA Finals for the first time, but suffered a straight defeat at the hands of Caroline Wozniacki.

Prediction: Karolina Pliskova to win the title

Sloane Stephens has been one of the biggest surprises of 2017, as after almost a year on the sidelines with injuries, she produced an amazing run to lift her first Grand Slam title as she won the US Open. She is now back on top 15 in the WTA rankings and I’m confident that she will be looking to build on her 2017 performances.

Prediction: Sloane Stephens to reach the Semi-finals

Garbine Muguruza had a similar year as Karolina Pliskova, as she has also reached the first position in the WTA rankings. The only difference between her and Pliskova is that Garbine managed to win a Grand Slam title in 2017, as she was crowned champion at Wimbledon. She has also won the Cincinnati title, but finished 2017 as the No. 2 player in the World.

Prediction: Garbine Muguruza to reach the Final

About Marius Hrebenciuc

Content editor with good knowledge on football and tennis. Actually, a tennis addict who can watch games 24/7