How to bet on tennis
It is probably the most popular sport in the world of betting, after football.
Its dynamics and its presence on the agenda almost daily undoubtedly add up to its consolidation as one of the favourite activities of bettors, especially when it comes to live to bet.
In this space, we will analyze how to bet on tennis, from certain essential questions to the many alternatives available and some tips.
Without a doubt, the first step, as with any sport, is to be on-topic. In this case, we are not facing a team discipline (except doubles) but rather an individual game, so certain tactics, strategies and modalities may change.
In any case, the information for the bettor is not only a right; It is neither more nor less than power. And when it comes to betting on tennis, the list of factors that must be taken into account is really extensive.
As a first step, to bet live on a tennis match you have to be watching the event in real-time. This point should be non-negotiable. From there, once the event has been chosen, it is essential to make a detailed study of the protagonists.
In this sense, it is worth investigating in relation to the latest results, titles obtained, physically present (recent injuries, fatigue) and emotionally, performance on the surface that the game will take place, “head to head” (“head to head”). head”) between both players and even in the meteorological aspect (rain, humidity, temperature), often influential in the process of the game and in the performance of some players.
To access the most complete statistics in the run-up to a match, the ATP page in Spanish is the right place.
Sometimes the moment of the season can influence: at the beginning, some tennis players are still performing the set-up, which may not be optimal for the first games.
Likewise, it is important to note that when a player returns to a tournament in which he had a very good performance in the previous year, he will need to repeat or improve that work in order not to descend in the ranking.
As for the fitness of the athletes, a good idea to follow their news is to keep an eye on Twitter, where many of them make their news known first-hand and eventually even reveal their emotional state.
The analysis must also be carried out around the odds, which logically are not the same in all bookmakers.
In this regard, the bettor who is registered with more than one operator will have an advantage, since he will be able to choose one of the most convenient options in a highly competitive market such as tennis.
what to bet on
The variants to bet on tennis are the widest, naturally starting with the winner of the match. A good way to improve odds when there is a clear favourite is to bet on the exact result in sets (2-0 or 2-1).
Over/Under bets are also very popular in tennis: you can bet on the number of sets (Under 2.5 or Over 2.5) and total games (Under 21.5 or Over 21.5). ). In all cases, these are figures by way of example, which of course vary depending on the match and the tournament.
It is also possible to bet on the duration of the match, whether there will be a tie break or not, the winner of the first set or the champion of a tournament, among other things.
Other interesting and very famous markets in the field of tennis are handicap bets, oriented to the number of games won by each tennis player.
Suppose Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco face each other, two options could be Rafael Nadal -5.5 games and Fernando Verdasco +5.5 games.
To bet on the first and win, Nadal would have to achieve a difference of at least 6 games in his favor.
For example, a double 6-3, which in games would be 12-6; Subtracting 5.5 from 12 leaves 6.5, so the final result with the handicap in question would be 6.5 to 6 in favor of Nadal.
Strategies and Tips
One of the most common tactics for beginner bettors is to base their plays on the “head to head” between the protagonists, as long as there is a difference of at least three games for one of the two.
Regarding the favourites, it is not always the best decision to bet on them; they can have a bad day or face a lower-ranking rival but on a day of great inspiration.
After all, the fees are usually very low and the risk is much greater than the possible gains.
The best choice to gain revenue from the victory of a favorite may be to bet that he loses the first set.
To implement this strategy, it must be a major tournament (Masters 1000 or Grand Slam, preferably)
There are some more advanced betting tips called surebets and valuebets, you can find out about this strategy in our posts.