Tennis Betting

     Tennis betting is very popular in Great Britain, where it ranks second only to soccer betting as far as popularity and revenue generated. This European influence and popularity is why online sportsbooks offer tennis betting regularly compared to Las Vegas, which basically sticks with the major events. Placing a bet on tennis involves money lines instead of point-spreads.


An interesting phenomenon in tennis betting is that just a few select players dominate the gambling odds as you bet on tennis. The men's side of the court has Roger Federer a heavy tennis betting favorite in every tournament he enters while the women have a top three or four that are heavy tennis betting favorites.

What this means for tennis betting fans is that the best way for a gambler to profit at tennis betting is to bet on matchups, in which the sportsbook will post money line odds on the two tennis players going against each other in a match. This is strictly a money line bet similar to what you see in baseball or hockey.

Matchups will be put up as the tournament progresses with the quarterfinals, semifinals and the final getting the most attention. Betting a player to win an event is much more difficult because of the low prices and the domination by just a few players.

Surface is the key to handicapping tennis at sportsbooks and they vary from hard courts, to grass, to clay and the different individual tennis players each play and react differently depending on what surface they are on. Tracking how player's produce on the different surfaces is a must in tennis betting.

Injuries and fatigue can be every bit as important of factors in tennis betting as they are in betting American football and should be monitored closely when you bet on tennis. Tennis betting is an interesting option for gamblers around the world. It provides some good wagering opportunities during the year if you look to bet on tennis.

Andy Murray’s best laid U.S. Open schemes went askew

2016 U.S. Open - Andy Murray Scottish tennis betting favorite – though not no mo’ – Andy Murray lost the quarterfinals of the 2016 U.S. Open to Japanese Kei Nikifori 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5. How did this happen? How could this happen? Did Great Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane Hill again? Was Nikifori not born of woman? Like a dinner of haggis and sushi, this outcome will be hard to stomach for many fans who bet on tennis – especially because Murray has missed a golden chance to close the gap on World No. 2 Novak Dojokovic, as he was projected to do. 

Andy Murray is the face that runs the place at US Open

2016 US OpenOn paper, Novak Djokovic might remain the tennis betting favorite at the 2016 US Open, but Andy Murray is da man up in that mother. The Scotsman has always enjoyed playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium, and his win-loss record attests to that. Djokovic did not look his usual self in his opening win versus Jerzy Janowicz; wrist and elbow injuries plus an early exit from the Olympic Games might just throw him off his physical and mental game. Meanwhile, Murray is fresh off seven consecutive finals, a 33-2 record since the Madrid Masters, and of course, the gold medal in Rio. 

Andy Murray the new Wimbledon Tennis Betting Favorite

Now that Sam Querrey did the unthinkable and eliminated former odds-on tennis betting favorite Novak Djokovic in the third round of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, Scottish 
Andy Murray Wimbledon betting favoriteAndy Murray has become the new favorite of people who bet on tennis to win the tournament. One would think that this turn of events would make Querrey himself a favorite, but that is not quite how things work. “The bookies don't always get it right,” Murray said. “They've made a few mistakes over the last few weeks across a number of different things.” Well, at least we don’t tell you how to play tennis, Andy. The World No. 2 has had eight wins and no losses since reconvening with Ivan Lendl and has yet to drop a set at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Church Road, Wimbledon, London, England.

Novak Djokovic vs. Adrian Mannarino Tennis Betting Odds

Novak Djokovic vs. Adrian Mannarino  OddsWhen it comes to tennis betting odds, never are you as big an underdog as when facing the number 1 tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic. And that’s exactly the position in which French Adrian Mannarino (ranked 55th in the world) will find himself on June 29th when squares off against the Serb in the second round of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. Here are the odds for people who bet on tennis:

Two sides of Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams

Wimbledon 2016 Betting PreviewTennis betting fans would not do wrong to wager on Number 1 in the world Novak Djokovic – a man who himself, it seems, can do no wrong. The Serb is heading into the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at the top of his game. After finally winning the French Open – defeating Andy Murray 3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4 – Djokovic scored a non-calendar year career Grand Slam and became the third player to hold all four major titles at the same time – as well as the first since Rod Laver in 1969 – and the first to accomplish this feat in hardcourt, clay, and grass. And grass is what people who bet on tennis would have to be on tennis not to consider defending champion Djokovic the odds-on favorite to win Wimbledon for the third consecutive time.

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