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If you’re looking to make your own tennis predictions for betting, then it’s worth taking time to studying tennis statistics so that you can make an informed bet.
There are a few areas that you can gain an edge of bookmakers with statistics, particularly with in-play tennis betting. Some players are notorious slow-starters, but bookmakers rarely take this into account when offering in-play odds. This means that a ‘slow-starters’ odds are likely to lengthen in their opening games if they appear to be struggling – even though this is typical of their form – which is great news for you!
Alternatively, you can also place smarts tennis bets ahead of the match by looking at player serve and return statistics. Players such as John Isner and Roger Federer have great service records, and tend to win their service games – although don’t necessarily return very well. This means that when you get two players with very consistent good serves, their matches tend to include a lot of games – as their service games are rarely broken. Therefore, it’s always worth backing matches with a high number of games when two players with excellent service games come together.
Another area that is great for beginners to tennis betting is set betting – particularly for in-play bets. One popular strategy in matches with a clear favourite and underdog, is to place a small bet on the underdog pre-match (as underdogs are likely overpriced, while favourites are underpriced) and then wait until a few games into the match. If the favourite isn’t dominating as much as expected (which frequently occurs), you’ll often find great value on them to win 2-0 or 3-0 on sets. This value occurs due to the vast number of bets placed on tennis match favourites (especially on the elite players), causing the bookmaker to drop their odds on these players, making them appear much stronger favourites than they actually are.
Generally – and unsurprisingly – the more you study tennis statistics, the better your tennis predictions will be, and therefore you are more likely to place successful tennis bets.
Learn how to bet on tennis
There are many different types of tennis betting markets available, the most popular of which are tournament outright winners and match results.
However, there are lots of tennis betting markets out there that offer much better value than betting on tournament or match winners – especially if you tend to back heavy favourites, who are typically offered at very short prices as discussed. Often, you can find better value on markets such as game handicaps, set betting, total number of games, set winners and a whole lot more.
If you want to learn how to bet on tennis successfully, though, you need to spend time researching players and statistics. Finding out a player’s favoured surface, their current form and monitoring any niggling injuries is a good place to start.
All you need for betting: Players, Tournaments, Odds
As previously discussed, there are tonnes of markets on which you can place a tennis bet. And although there are hundreds of professional tennis tournaments every year, most people are drawn to the majors: Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
In the men’s game, Grand Slam tournaments tend to be dominate by the ‘big four’ players: Federer, Djokovic, Murray and Nadal – but with each of these players now over 30, it’s likely that up-and-coming stars such as Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem could soon be up amongst them.
Australian Open Betting
Taking place in the last fortnight of January each year, the Australian kicks-off the Grand Slam calendar on a hard outdoor surface. Novak Djokovic has dominated this event in recent years and shares the record for the most titles with six. Roger Federer has also enjoyed sporadic success here, while Andy Murray is a seemingly perennial runner-up, with five final appearances between 2010 and 2016 without ever winning.
French Open Betting
The only major to be played on clay, the French Open (also known as Roland Garros) is the second Grand Slam of the year and takes place between late-May and early-June each year. Rafael Nadal has dominated this event in recent years with a record-breaking 10 titles as of 2017. The women’s game is much more unpredictable, with eight different winners in the past 10 years.
One of the most iconic events in world sports, Wimbledon is hosted in south-west London each July and takes place on outdoor grass surfaces – with matches often delayed due to rain, although retractable roofs have been added to the main courts to reduce the impact of British weather. Roger Federer has a record eight Wimbledon titles, while Andy Murray has twice won on ‘home’ soil.
US Open Betting
Closing off proceedings for the year is the US Open in August/September, and is one of the most unpredictable tournaments to predict and bet on, with five different winners in the male category between 2012 and 2016.