The likely winners of the men’s tennis majors in 2024: Djokovic is expected to dominate

Each passing of a new year means that the major tennis calendar is set to run its course all over again. This year the quartet of historic events will see the greatest players in the world meet in their typical iconic locations across the planet. 

The Australian Open will kickstart the major events, and it will be followed up by Roland Garros and Wimbledon before the US Open marks the long-awaited final event of the year.

Who are the likely winners of the biggest prizes on offer in tennis this year, will the serial winners dominate, and could former rivalries be renewed?

Novak Djokovic is expected to secure a treble

In the opening major event, Novak Djokovic is expected to secure victory and further extend his single title record haul in the process. In tennis odds, the Serbian is offered at -110 to win his 25th major at the first time of asking in 2024.

Australian Open betting suggests his long-term rival Daniil Medvedev is one of several longshot options to cause an upset offered at +1000 to win down under. 

Djokovic has been remarkably dominant across all of the majors in general over the last decade, however, he has been particularly impressive on Australian soil. Of the 24 titles he has secured at major events, 10 of those arrived at the Australian Open. 

The hard courts used at the opening event of the annual calendar make for the perfect combination for the Serbian’s fast and aggressive play style.

Djokovic is also a firm favorite to win another Wimbledon event and add a successive US Open victory in 2024. He is offered at +140 to win in the former and +100 in the latter.

Djokovic will likely secure a treble for the second year running, with the grass and hard surface tennis used outside of France set to provide the optimal platform for him to dominate.

Djokovic-Nadal rivalry could be reopened at Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal will sit out of the opening major of the year due to injury, and he will make his eventual return at Roland Garros in May.

This is the one event that his sporting nemesis Djokovic has historically struggled at, his high-pace serving is typically mitigated by the clay surface used in France. The event which begins in May could present the perfect opportunity for Nadal to re-open their rivalry and get one over the Serbian. 

By the time the French Open comes around, Djokovic could extend his major title lead to 25-22 compared to the Spaniard’s successes. Nadal will be desperate to make up ground on his biggest rival in France, and the odds suggest he has a realistic chance of doing so, offered at +333 to win the second open of the year.

The Spanish player already has a remarkable collection of 14 major triumphs at Roland Garros, and it certainly presents the greatest chance of him adding further success before retirement. 

Djokovic is slightly favored over the Spaniard at +170 and several other players are offered at odds in and around the pair. However, it is tough to predict the winner coming from a player other than the iconic duo. When both are present, they always seem to meet in the decisive game of major events. 

It would represent a surprise if the Serbian does not win at least three majors for the second successive year, however, Nadal could be the man that stands between his quadruple hopes and ultimately the greatest year of his career. 

Djokovic is expected to dominate the major scene of the men’s singles this year. Fans around the world could be treated to the greatest individual year on record, or the return of the legend Nadal with a 23rd major win on his favored court. 

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