All About Tennis
Tennis – is a game where two players (singles) or four (doubles) use specially strung rackets to hit a ball above the net on a rectangular court so that it should not bounce twice.
Points are rewarded if a player hits so that the opponent could not return the ball back into the court.
The main organization that governs professional tennis is the ITF (International Tennis Federation). In its turn, ATP (Association of Tennis Players) oversees men’s tennis, whereas WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) looks after women’s sport.
Originally the British who are considered to be the fathers of the sport called it «lawn tennis» because it is played usually on the grass. Today there are 3 basic surfaces – hard, clay, and grass.
Tennis season is long and starts in January and ends in October-November. There are 4 main tournaments for players (so-called Grand Slams):
- Australian Open
- Rolland Garros
- US Open
Winning this event is prestigious and rewarding.There are incessant arguments about theу best player in history. Specialists and fans frequently name Serena Williams, Steffi Graff, and Margaret Court when it comes to females. The debates about the best male are even hotter – currently, 3 players are still on tour and contest the title of the greatest – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer. And you can’t discount the legend of the 1960th Rod Laver.
Tennis Betting for Beginners
Before placing the first bet, every gambler should know some basic things. Without them, wagering will seem like spontaneous and reckless decisions that are certainly going to fail.
- know the rules
Tennis scoring is a bit funny and confusing to the novices. Winning the first point gives you 15, the second – 30, the third – 40. And only the fourth leads to the game end. If both contestants scored 40-40 (deuce), a player should win two consecutive points to close the game. Winning the first of them is called advantage. To claim a victory a player has to score six games in two sets by a margin of two games.
- know about tournaments, calendar, and surfaces
The calendar includes such events as Masters 1000, ATP 500, and ATP 250 series and Premier 1000, WTA 500, and WTA 250. You have to bear in mind that the surfaces change through the year and some players prefer clay to hard.
- learn about tennis betting markets
There can be simple wagers on the winner of a certain match. But some outcomes can be tricky for the beginners – like a handicap, tennis over and under betting.
- choose a trustful bookmaker
Fairplay club is a legal bookie that operates in India and worldwide. It has an official license from Curacao. The sportsbook offers all the major ATP and WTA tournaments.
- have a budget and do not exceed it
Some experienced bettors even keep a record where mark all the information about the prediction – date, game, odds, and result.
Rules For Tennis Betting
Now you have a general idea about the essence of tennis betting. Let’s get straight to the types of wagers.
Here you select the winner of the whole competition – not a single match.
The most popular and straightforward one – you pick a winner or a loser.
Here you predict the result of a set. A match can consist of 2 or 5 sets on the Grand Slams.
More complicated and less evident kind of bets. Handicap is a number that can be positive (underdog) and negative (favorite). You just add this number to the final sum of games and see whether your prediction is still relevant. We will show an example in the following chapter to make it clear.
- over under betting (total)
It is wagering on the number of games or sets in the match. It can be more or less than the set value (total).
- in-play betting.
There can be even momentary online decisions about the next points. So you need to be focused and feel the pulse of the match.
Basic Tennis Betting Tips
There is some more useful tips:
- WTA tennis is more unpredictable than ATP. If you make the first betting steps it is safer to wager on male players. It’s not sexism – it’s just that girls are more affected by stress and health problems.
- We do not recommend betting at lower levels – challengers. Players at these levels are less stable, and there are more and more match-fixing stories associated with these tournaments.
- Consider head-to-head. Some players struggle with certain opponents. Even the greatest have inconveniences facing them.
- Look at the stats. Information about serve and return, number of aces and double faults can help to make the right decision.
Tennis Bet Example
Have a look on the following handicap odds:
- Kei Nishikori (+5.5)
- Novak Djokovic (-5.5)
Imagine you have 10 $ to make a prediction. (-5.5) means that Djokovic is a favorite. If you wager on him, he should not only beat Nishikori but also win more than 5.5 games than the Japanese player. Suppose that Kei fights desperately but still loses 4/6 4/6. Calculate: Djokovic won 12 games while Nishikori – 8. The difference of 4 is less than the set handicap of 5.5. Hence despite Novak’s victory in these conditions Nishikori is the winner and your bet is unsuccessful.
Tennis Betting Lines
Betting lines are not so much popular among bookmakers. Lines are set in soccer where three outcomes are possible – win, lose or draw. A tennis match always has a winner. However, let’s explain how it works. There is nothing difficult:
- NOVAK DJOKOVIC -120
- GRIGOR DIMITROV + 510
Dimitrov is an underdog: betting 100 $ can result in 510 $ income.
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