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.

Sportsbooks’ favorites to win the 2017 BNP Paribas Open

Favorites to win the 2017 BNP Paribas OpenSportsbooks favor Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, and Stanislas Wawrinka to win the 2017 BNP Paribas Open – also known as the Indian Wells Masters. 

Novak Djokovic

Aussie Open win boosts Federer’s Tennis Betting Odds

Australian Open Betting OddsWorld No. 10 Roger Federer’s tennis betting odds entering 2017 were not looking very good. The 35 year old missed the latter half of 2016 – including the Summer Olympics as well as the French Open, ending his record of 65 consecutive Grand Slam appearances – with a knee injury. Furthermore, the 2016 season marked the first time that Federer dropped out of the ATP Top 10 since 2002, and the first time since 2000 that the Swiss did not win a title. That’s all water under the fridge, though; if the start of 2017 is anything to go by, Federer’s offshore online gambling stock is bound to go through the roof.

Is fifth time the charm for Argentina Davis Cup team?

Argentina Davis Cup teamAs tennis betting fans might know, Argentina is the country that has made it to the Davis Cup Finals the most times (on four occasions in 1981, 2006, 2008 and 201) without actually winning it, but that may change later this month in Croatia when the Argentina Davis Cup team faces the home team. Argentina captain Daniel Orsanic has assembled the team will attempt one more time to bring the gold home. Orsanic appears to be a firm believer of the “don’t fix it if it ain’t broke” school of thought, summoning the same team that defeated Great Britain in the semis, and which comprises Juan Martin Del Potro, Federico Delbonis, Guido Pella and Leonardo Mayer. Unfortunately, these four men do not combine like a Zord to form a mega-tennis player.

New No. 1 Andy Murray: “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”

New No. 1 Andy MurrayPeople who enjoy tennis – regardless of whether they bet on tennis or not – must be pleased by the news that Scottish player Andy Murray has ousted Serb Novak Djokovic from the top spot of the ATP rankings. Nothing against Djokovic, but the man had been up there since July 2014. It was high time that he quit bogarting that spot. Murray is the first British man to reach world No. 1 since the rankings were introduced in 1973, which he accomplished by defeating John Isner in the finals of the 2016 Paris Masters after Djokovic was eliminated by Marin Cilic.

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. 

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