How to bet on tennis - guide

In this guide I will try to include all the aspects related to betting on tennis. The main factor, which I was using while writing was, my own experience. Thanks to several years of work experience I am able to describe in detail every thing to which a beginning tipster should pay attention to.

Take a look at the guide and I wish you high wins!

Tennis betting tips

Choosing suitable bookmaker and the best odds on the webto top

Paradoxically it is one of the hardest tasks for beginning players. In case of tennis finding the highest odds is not a problem, but finding appropriate bookmaker may provide some. Main reason for it is the way of walkover (if a player withdraws or is injured) settlement by various bookmakers. From my own experience I advise you to choose a bookmaker which will pay off your money in case of unfinished match, because losing a coupon, which seemed to be a winning one, owing to an injury or one player’s unwillingness to play will hurt.


Choosing a statistics websiteto top

Another important factor is choosing a website from which you will get matches’ statistics. I can truly recommend website   which includes almost all the challengers tournaments and even higher ones. After clicking on a chosen tournament, planned matches together with recent matches of the players, their direct matches and general statistics are displayed. You can go even further and see how a certain player did during past years. You also can take a look at matches divided by seasons and surfaces on which matches were played. A real treasure trove!

Another side worth mentioning is and tournaments’ websites where we can find statistics regarding service, return and number of errors.


Additional services useful while bettingto top

While betting we can as well use social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. Players often put up info about how they feel, for instance we can find out if they are having a stomach flu or a cold. Usually it is of marginal importance, however it happens that such info has a great influence over the course of a match.


Tournament’s rankingsto top

Tournament’s ranking is the next important point when it comes to betting on tennis. Frequently players before larger tournaments tank - meaning they lose the first round with a weaker player, and it is clearly seen that he did not aim to win. However I warn you not to overuse it while betting - it does not relate to all players and it regards only matches from the beginning rounds. Rarely a player eases off a semi-final or a final just because a tournament of a higher rank will start next week. I particularly recommend to pay closer attention to matches before Grand Slam and before Master series.


Weatherto top

In tennis weather is not of a great importance because if it happens to rain matches are terminated. It is worth to take a closer look at some of the matches in USA’s and Australia’s tournaments because there are often strong winds. During such matches it is worth to give more chances to shorter, faster and technically good players.


Surfaceto top

Surface in tennis is one of the most important elements while making tips. Jimmy Connors’ words fit here well:

“In the modern game, you’re a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist
or a hard court specialist ... or you’re Roger Federer.”
There are players who can play well on each surface, however in case of a match with equal level players, it is worth to take a look at how they feel on a certain surface. For instance I tip differently on Roger Federer - Rafael Nadal match if it was played on the grass court “Federer’s garden” and on the clay surface “Rafa’s kingdom”. Although both players are front runners they have their own surfaces, where they feel excellent even physically.


The beginning and the end of seasonto top

It is worth to mention beginning of the season and end of the season matches . From my own experience i recommend not to bet on the the first tournament of players, because you never know what shape he currently is in. The priority of each player on the beginning of the season is Australian Open and they prepare themselves for it. Towards the end of the season it is worth to bet on players which have a chance of advancing to World Tour Final - the best eight of the ranking. In other cases I advise you to be careful while betting because the form and will to play in the last months of the season may differ.


Exhibition tournamentsto top

Exhibition tournaments are very risky when it comes to betting. Very often players treat it more as an entertainment than training. It is than worth to play against common sense and tip on a weaker player instead of a favourite or on the exact score for instance 2:1. Triple bagels occur very often during exhibition tournaments.


Watching matchesto top

We got to the last but definitely not least point in the whole guide - watching matches and live betting - provide the highest chances to win. None of the statistics or websites will not give us information even close to the match which we watch and observe the situation closely. Very often strange situations influence the meeting such as an argument with umpire. In such case nervous players have a tendency to get offended and leaving a match. Of course we do not always have a possibility to notice it because not all of the courts have cameras, however if we have a possibility to watch a meeting it is worth doing so. Personally I tend to use bookmaker Bet365’s website because it provides the largest offer on live betting, moreover many many matches are live streamed, not only those of tennis.


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