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Every sportsbook listed on this site offers Money Line betting markets (who will win the match) for every major pro tennis match on the ATP and WTA tours including the Grand Slam events. That however, is where the consistency ends in terms of what betting markets are offered and which events are covered. Some of the sportsbooks cover the more obscure events like the Challenger Cup or ITF events held around the World. To see what events get covered, it is best to read our individual tennis betting site reviews.
Furthermore, beyond the most common Money Line tennis betting market, there are dozens of other potential ways to bet on tennis, but every single sportsbook offers a different mix of betting markets. The purpose of this page is to teach you about all the different ways you may bet on tennis. Each of these ways is referred to as a ‘betting market.’ After explaining how these tennis betting markets work, you will see an indication of which sites offer that particular market. The bigger the match, the more of these markets will be offered.
Futures or Outright Winners: If you want to bet on the winner of a tournament, like Wimbledon or the US Open, you want to look for futures or outright bets. Usually the Grand Slams are available at most of the top tennis betting sites listed below, but you may also find them for regular tour events. You can view the odds to win these majors as listed below:
Handicap tennis betting: This concept is similar to what you find in sports like basketball or American football where a point spread is set as a handicap between two opponents so that the odds between the two potential outcomes are similar if not exactly the same. In the case of tennis, rather than points there are three main handicap variations.
The main of these is the 2-
Another Variation of this is the 3-
The last variation of tennis handicap betting is Set Handicap Betting. In such a
case you would wager on players to win their match by plus or minus 0.5, 1.5 or 2.5
sets. So for example, if Rafael Nadal is favoured to win a match with a Set Handicap
Total Games Markets: Simply bet on how many games you think will be played over the
course of a given match. You can bet on the 2-
Set Betting Markets: Most available, you may bet on the set score for the match.
For example 3-
1st Set Markets: If you think you know how your match of interest will kickoff, there
are a lot of available 1st set betting markets. Bet on who will win the 1st set.
Bet on the total number of games in the first set (over or under). Bet on the first
set game score, also known as the Scorecast. For example; will the 1st set end 7-
2nd Set Markets: At some sportsbooks all the 1st set betting markets listed above are also listed for the 2nd set.
Tie Break Markets: Enjoy the drama of a tie-
Double Result Markets: Double results would be “X player to win the first set and win the match.” In other words, the player must achieve two goals for you to win the bet.
Service game betting: In a given set, for a given service game, you have the option to bet if the opponent will hold serve, or be broken.
Tennis Specials: A select few sportsbooks will offer markets that are harder to find. An example might be the duration of a match in minutes on which you may wager on the over or under against a given minute duration handicap. You may also be able to bet on the number of service aces a player might have during a given match. In this case, the sportsbook would set a handicap and you would bet over or under this figure. Some Specials are similar to Futures. Rather than simple choosing the player that will win a tournament as in an outright bet, the Special might ask: Will ‘x’ player win the Australian Open and you can bet on yes or no.
Below, you will read about the notable tennis betting markets available at each sportsbook beyond the ubiquitous Match Money Line bets.
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