The tennis season starts with the first of the four Grand Slams – the Australian Open. There are four Grand Slams during the year-long tennis season which culminates with the ATP Finals at the end of the year.
In the meantime, ATP and WTA tournaments are sometimes even more exciting than Wimbledon or Roland Garros for example, allowing bettors to constantly wager on the white sport.
How Can You Bet on Tennis?
Thousands of sports betting lovers prefer betting on tennis rather than football or horse racing. It’s all because of the large number of tournaments and matches. Between the ATP tournaments and Grand Slam, tennis offers non-stop betting action.
Beginners can place their wagers in the outright winner or full-time winner market, while experienced punters can bet in many of the other markets. And when we say many, we really mean a lot. Due to the unique structure of the sport, players can predict more than just the match winner. The number of games and sets, the correct score, and the number of aces are all available for you to wager on, making tennis one of the sports with the largest number of markets.
What Events Can You Bet on?
There are plenty of tennis events to bet on all year long. It all depends on what kind of action you like. The Grand Slams are the premier tennis tournaments each year. There are four of them – the Australian Open in January, French Open in May-June, Wimbledon in July, and the US Open in August-September. As the most prestigious tournaments in the world of tennis, the Grand Slams feature a great number of matches you can bet on. This is the starting point for beginners who are trying to get a feel of tennis betting.
If you already know all there is about tennis, you can try betting on smaller ATP tournaments. These smaller tournaments often feature up-and-coming young stars who are trying to break through to the top, often getting the scalp of major favorites. Paying attention to their form may help you determine when they’re going to ‘slay a giant’, possibly bringing you thousands in return.
What Should You Consider Betting on Tennis?
Betting on tennis is a bit complex considering the number of factors you should take into consideration. It’s not just about the form of the player – you also need to consider every player’s strengths and weaknesses.
The surface is another factor that you should consider. As we already mentioned, all players favor a certain surface, with only the best of the best being able to play well on all surfaces. Roger Federer’s and Novak Djokovic’s records indicate they can play on any surface, while Rafael Nadal’s impeccable record on clay makes him a dangerous opponent on this surface.
The head-to-head record between the players is also important, as sometimes the differences between the players are just too big. Favorites will always have better odds, but that doesn’t mean that underdogs never stand a chace.