There are a wide range of tournaments world wide when it comes to Tennis, with thousands of markets available for punters to bet at on a daily basis.
Whether it be head to head betting, set betting or more exotic betting like how many aces will be served, down below are the key betting options to bet on Tennis.
Head To Head Bet
This bet sees a market on the two players and who will win. An example of this would be Nick Kyrgios taking on Danil Medvedev, with $1.40 odds against $3 odds. If you place $10 on Kyrgios to win, you’ll get a return of $14. Given it is Tennis, there is no draw betting, whereas some bookies will refund bets if a player retires hurt.
Correct Set Bet
This sees punters bet on what the correct set score will be the match. Depending on the match up and how well they are matched, whether there is a gulf in class/quality or not, there could be value to be had. For example, if you back Nick Kyrgios to beat Danil Medvedev 2-0 at $1.70 and he does win in straight sets 2-0, you’ll get a collect of $17.
To Win 1st Set Bet
If watching the entire game isn’t for you and just want to bet on the first set then this is for you. This is pretty much a head to head bet but it’s on the first set. Using the Nick Kyrgios v Danil Medvedev example, while you may like Kyrgios for the match, Medvedev could win the first set and at odds of $4, if you put $10 on that and it eventuates, there will be a $40 collect.
Correct 1st Set Score Bet
This is a betting option that is where you don’t need to invest much money for a decent correct. This gives punters the option to back what the correct score will be in the first set. Given there are 14 options for the correct score, the value is strong. An example is backing Nick Kyrgios to win the first set 6-4 at odds of $5.50 for a $10 outlay and he wins in that score, you’ll get a $55 collect.
Player To Win A Set Bet
This is where punters can back if a player can win a set during the match. This is a betting option that can find value if you have a match up where one player is heavily favoured over the other, but said other player could pinch a set during the match. For example, Player A takes on Player B. The match odds are $1.10 vs $7 but if you put $10 on Player B to win a set at the odds of $3 and he does win a set, you will get a $30 return.
US Presidential Election Winning Party Bet
This sees punters have the option of which party will be voted in at the next election, with the two main parties being the Democrats and the Republican party, with the rest classed as ‘Any Other’. A good example of this kind of bet is putting $10 on the Democrats to win the election at $2.20 and they get voted in, you’ll get a collect of $22.
Game Handicap Bet
This is a betting option where the bookmaker handicaps the match. An example of this is the bookmaker will consider a player 5.5 games better than the opposing player, so with that, the punter can back the player will win by more than 5.5 games, or the other option is backing the other player to lose by 5.5 games or under, or win the match. As an example, putting $10 on a player to win by more than 5.5 games and cover the line at $1.90, you will collect $19.
Total Match Games Bet
The vast majority of bookmakers will have the betting option of total games and will set a specific number. Then punters can bet on whether the match will have more games than that number, or lower. It’s generally close to $2 odds for either option depending on the players playing and the form they are in. Some bookmakers will also bet on other total games markets and offer odds on specific total games options. An example of this bet is putting $10 on Under 19 goals for the match at $1.90 and the total goals is 18, the punter will collect $19.
Most online wagering operators have futures markets available on all four tennis majors, those being the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open, for both men and women. An example of a futures bet is $10 on Rafael Nadal at $2 to win the French Open and he wins, yet again, you will get a collect of $20.