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.

Novak Djokovic 'not obsessed with winning French Open'

Novak Djokovic favorite to win Roland GarrosThe Serb is usually the man to bet on tennis, with the only possible exception being the French Open. He insists that he is not obsessed with winning Roland Garros, and it’s just as well because he has lost all three finals he has played in Paris, including the last two years. Djokovic is going into his 12th attempt to win, and he would set a record for the most attempts taken to win the title if he finally pulls it off. It would surpass the likes of Roger Federer and Andre Agassi, who both won the event at the 11th try. Goran Ivanisevic holds the Open era Grand Slam record of requiring 14 attempts before winning Wimbledon in 2001.

French Open Draw: Djokovic on Collision Course with Nadal

Novak Djokovic on a collision course with Rafel Nadal Thankfully for the Serbian, it will not happen until the semifinals of Roland Garros, thus improving his tennis betting odds to make it at least that far. It would be their 50th match against each other, and while Novak Djokovic leads the personal series 26-23, Rafael Nadal – who has won the most Coupes des Mousquetaires (9) and is referred to as the King of Clay – has been the bane of Novak’s never ending quest to win a French Open. The men’s draw on Friday made sure there would be no rematch of the 2014 or 2012, both of which the Serb lost to Nadal.

French Open Draw: Serena Williams’s Heavy Load Top Half

Williams is the Queen of the Mountain in a loaded top halfSerena Williams is more often than not the choice for people who bet on tennis – not like that shiftless Venus. However, the American will have to face a top-heavy draw on her potentially record-setting French Open campaign. Williams is the Queen of the Mountain in a loaded top half that also includes Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber, as well as Timea Bacsinszky, Ana Ivanovic, Carla Suarez Navarro, Dominika Cibulkova, Madison Keys, Andrea Petkovic, the unseeded Eugenie Bouchard and French hope Kristina Mladenovic. Tennis betting experts may think such grouping is the death knell for a Serena who hasn’t been the same since missing out on the Grand Slam with her semi-final defeat at the US Open, but she should be highly motivated nonetheless.

Federer skipping French Open is good news for Djokovic

Federer is out of French Open 2016Novak Djokovic’s tennis betting odds of finally winning a French Open may have improved thanks – indirectly – to Roger Federer’s withdrawal from Roland Garros. The Swiss would have been seeded third at the French Open; his pulling out of the tournament means that Rafael Nadal will be moved up to the 4th seeding. As a result, the chance of a quarterfinal rematch between Nadal and Djokovic becomes null and void – meaning that the Serb should in theory have no trouble making it past that stage. Nadal is known as the King of Clay and has won the French Open 9 times; or, if you prefer, nine more times than Djokovic.

Murray's Odds Of Winning French Open Better Than Ever

Murray's odds for Roland Garros are greatAndy Murray’s tennis betting odds of winning the French Open – also known as Roland Garros – are better than ever following his defeat of world No 1 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 in Sunday's Rome Masters final. The French Open is the season's only clay-court Grand Slam – and Murray had already beaten the 'King of Clay' Rafael Nadal previously at Madrid, yet another sign of the Scotsman’s steady improvement on the red stuff. Murray’s victory in Rome was his first title in the Italian capital as well as his first win over the Serbian on the clay – and only his third from their last 15 clashes on any surface.

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