Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Williams, these are all names synonymous with Tennis and with winning. Tennis Betting has become incredibly popular especially over the last few years with the increase in online betting. In this guide to tennis betting we take a look at a few of the main tennis betting markets that bookmakers around the world make use of.
Match Winner Tennis Betting Market– this is the most common type of tennis betting market, and is a bet for one player to beat another. Different bookmakers however will have different rules should the match not finish, for example if one player is injured. Some bookies pay out on the player who goes through to the next round as long as there has been “one ball hit”. Some pay out on the winner if one set has been played and some void all match winner bets if the match is not completed.
Set Tennis Betting Market – this is where you are able to bet on the exact amount of sets won by each player. Men’s Grandslam tournaments for example, have the best of 5 sets. Therefore the betting options will cover all outcomes, 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 to either player. All women’s events will have the best of 3, this being 2-1 and 2-0 to either player.
Match Totals Tennis Betting Market – the most common form of this bet is the under/over. This allows you to bet over or under a certain amount of games played in a match. For example if Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-3, 6-1, 7-6, the total number of games played would be 29. If bets were set at 31.5 then all those betting under would win.
Handicaps Tennis Betting Market – a handicap bet allows you to bet on one player playing another with a certain handicap applied. This levels out the match so that both players can be backed at similar odds. Examples include Games Handicaps and Set Handicap bets.
Tournament Winner or Outright Winner Markets – this is a bet placed on a player to win the tournament for example Rafael Nadal 2/1 to win or Roger Federer 5/2 to win. This is a very common tennis betting market and also includes “each way” betting. Betting each way means you place 2 bets, one on the player winning and one on them reaching the finals.
Tennis tournaments such as Wimbledon, the US Open, the Australian Open and Roland-Garros all offer exciting opportunities for placing bets.
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