Australian Gambling – The Fed Express was back to his brilliant best at the Shanghai Masters, and the punters have taken note.

It’s not often these days, that Federer wins titles for the first time – it seems like he’s won them all in his glittering career.

But that’s exactly what he did in Shangai, jagging his 81st title, but first at the event, when he defeated Frenchman 7-7 (6), 7-6 (2) in the final.

He’s now back at World Number 2, becoming the first 33 year old to hold that ranking since the great Andre Agassi in 2003.

And that was enough for our partners at to shave his odds into single figures for next year’s Australian Open.

“Federer showed in Shanghai that he’s still got it,”’s Will Byrne told

“(He has) has come in quite a bit from $11 to $8 since his win.