Tennis Bet Types - Match Betting

The first type of bet you are probably going to see is also the most straightforward one, as you will simply need to guess who is going to win the match. However, there are some catches that you need to be aware about before placing a match bet. Namely, you need to check how your bet is going to be settled in the case of a retirement – some bookies, like Bet365, void all bets, while others settle bets in the favour of the player that didn’t retire. Some of them, like Pinnacle or Betfair, wait until the first set gets completed – if it gets completed, retirements will count as results, but if it doesn’t, all match bets will be void. Knowing such rules can save you plenty of nerves and money, especially if you know that one of the players in the match you are betting on might have some fitness problems that could force that player to retire.
 
This is the simplest type of tennis betting, simply choosing which player will win a match. The most important part of betting on individual matches is to get the best odds available. Handicappers that take their tennis betting seriously need to have funded accounts at several of the best betting sites, then compare odds at each of them.

Example:
Novak Djokovic: 5/4
Rafael Nadal: 4/7

In this scenario, a $5 profit would be won for every $4 wagered on Novak Djokovic. For Nadal, every $7 wagered would result in a $4 profit. 
 
For further reading, i strongly suggest you to see our article about tennis betting strategy
If you dont know how to convert between different formats of bettind odds article betting odds is what you need. 

Tennis Bet Types - Handicap Betting

Handicap betting is quite popular these days, but it is also the type of betting that often confuses inexperienced punters, so let’s explain what the handicap lines mean, as this is the crucial information. For example, let’s imagine that you would back Roger Federer to cover a -5.5 games line against Rafael Nadal. What that means is that your bet would win with the match ending with a scoreline like 6-4 6-2 (since 6+6-5.5 equals 6.5, which is more than Nadal’s 4+2 games), but it would lose with the match ending with a scoreline like 6-1 1-6 6-1 (since 6+1+6-5.5 equals 7.5, less than Nadal’s 1+6+1 games). It might seem a bit complicated at first, but let us assure you that you will get hang of things after your first few handicap bets.
 
If you are new to tennis punting/betting, Handicap or HCAP is one of the markets that people solely rely on for consistent profits. The reason is that, in Handicaps, you are not predicting the actual winner but on how a player performs. A Handicap market in Tennis simply means that one of the players is given an advantage at the beginning.
 
If you want to know what is average number of games that certain opponents play against each other go to our Head to Head page. If those players didn't played often Player statistics page will do the trick. Use filters on the left side to choose opponents characteristics. 

Tennis Bet Types - Set Betting

If you are brave enough, you can also guess the exact score of the match (or, from time to time, even the exact score of the first set). The odds are usually juicy – especially if you want to bet on a less popular player to win in straight sets – and you are usually going to get plenty of excitement for your money, but you should be aware of the fact that this kind of betting is very hard to get into and to profit from without huge swings. Go for it when you feel strong or if you simply want to have a small punt, but stay away if you want to have a calm afternoon.
 
In set betting, the punters job is to pick the exact result of a tennis match, based on sets won by each player. For example, will player X beat player Y 3-0, 3-1, or 3-2? Or, will player Y win 3-0, 3-1, or 3-2?

These bets can offer very enticing odds to punters. If you’re going to be set betting, make sure to do your research first. What is the head-to-head record between these players? How close have their matches been? Does the #48 player in the world give the #2 player fits? Find out before placing your bet on the #2 to wipe out the #48 in straight sets.
 
If you want to know what is average number of sets that certain opponents play against each other go to our Head to Head page. If those players didn't played often Player statistics page will do the trick. Use filters on the left side to choose opponents characteristics. 

Tennis Bet Types - First Set Winner

Matches can take quite some time before they are completed, but there is no need for bettors to bet on the entire clash, as many bookmakers offer bets on the winner of the first set. These bets might be of interest mainly for those of us who like to bet on the underdogs – after all, many favourites start slowly and the underdogs, who often start matches on a high before coming back to the ground, tend to take advantage of that. Stanislas Wawrinka is a good example of such a player, as he has a habit of starting slowly and then coming back strongly after working himself into the match.
 
If you want to know the first set statsistics that certain opponents play against each other go to our Head to Head page. If those players didn't played often Player statistics page will do the trick. Use filters on the left side to choose opponents characteristics. 

Tennis Betting Strategy - Motivation

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Tournament category

This sub-factor is very much in relation with the ranking of the player. It may seem that a top 5 player is surly going to take the title on the Masters 250 event. But, often that doesn't happen. You should have in mind that the top players (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray) are highly motivated to do well on the most important events (Grand Slams, Masters 1000). They arrive on the smaller tournaments for a large appearance fee, or just to play few official matches as a warm up before big events. For those reasons, it is not rare to see the favorites go out of the tournament in early stages.

If you want to see which tournametns a player played before click here, choose player and than go to Tournaments played tab

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Tennis Betting Strategy - Other Factors

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DOMINANT HAND

As in every other sport, playing against lefties represents a challenge. The explanation is very simple. Players have developed a habit playing righties, as the number of players playing with the left hand is much smaller. They are trying to build a point and usually they will try to play more on opponent’s backhand, this being his weaker side. But if a player is left handed, this means that there is a mirror situation. Though a player knows that he is playing against a leftie, it is not an easy task to break a habit and to switch a playing strategy just like that.
Also, knowing details about how players handle this situation will come in very handy. These are data that can also be found on our site, which show a player’s record against lefties, as well as how the player plays against an one-handed or a two-handed backhand.
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