Some of the biggest sporting events in the world give punters great tennis betting opportunities. The Grand Slams in tennis are the pinnacle of the sport. The likes of the US Open and Wimbledon pull in huge crowds and also fire up some fantastic betting opportunities for punters.
There are four Tennis Grand Slams played throughout the year, with the Australian Open and French Open at Roland Garros joining the aforementioned US Open and Wimbledon as the four Majors.
While those are the highlight times for tennis betting, there is a lot more throughout a calendar year to look at beyond the Slams.
Tennis betting doesn’t get any bigger than when it is on one of the Grand Slams. The order of the Slams in a calendar year is the Australian Open, followed by the French Open, Wimbledon and then finally the US Open.
The fields at the Grand Slams for both the men’s and women's events, have 128 players starting in the first round. So there’s a tremendous amount of matches that come the way of punters. Along with the individual matches for tennis betting, there are also tournament wagers.
For tennis betting on the Slams, there are a lot of pre-tournament markets to consider. There is the tournament outright winner, but the draw can also be broken down into sections. The winner of a particular quarter of the draw can be made pre-tournament, which highlights that betting is not always just about the complete outcome.
Beyond nominating the one player out of the 128 starters to win the tournament, tennis betting markets like the ‘To Reach Quarter-Finals’ and ‘To Reach The Final’ offer punters the chance to back players to reach a certain point in a Grand Slam draw.
Although the Grand Slams in tennis take center stage, each of them only takes up two weeks out of the year. What about all the other times in between for tennis betting? The tennis seasons on both the WTA and the ATP are long.
They start early in January and can rumble and roll on right through to the late Autumn. More often than not there is more than one tournament being played in a given week, even from the same Tour. An example may be several ATP men’s tournaments being hosted in different parts of the world in the same week.
So the regular season also gives punters some exciting betting markets. Along with the match outrights, there are popular tennis betting markets like correct score picks, over/under handicaps, Set 1 Total Games and First Set Winner markets to scour through.
There are many different ways then to bet on tennis from the match Money Lines to the Totals markets and things like the Set Spread. It is also one of the best sports for live betting markets. There are natural pauses in tennis, which gives punters the chance to assess and evaluate betting picks.
As with any sport based on the American Odds format, tennis has money line markets that punters can play. It is simply the market for which the prediction of who will win the match is made. There’s a favorite and an underdog and it is making a selection from there with an underdog marked with a + and a favorite marked with a -.
Four tennis Grand Slam tournaments are hosted. They are the Australian Open, French Open (Roland Garros), Wimbledon and the US Open. They are the pinnacle of the sport and the arenas at which the sport’s great champions are made.
Because the match outright markets in tennis betting may not offer the most favorable odds, Set Spread betting is a popular alternative. This is where for example, the favorite could be backed at -1.5 in a handicap Set Spread. That means they would have to win the match by two clear sets for the bet to win.
|League||US Open Tennis Championships|
|Location||New York City, New York, United States|
|Most singles titles (Men's)||Richard Sears, William Larned Bill Tilden (7 each)|
|Most singles titles (Women's)||Molla Mallory (8)|
|Prize money||57.5 million $ (2021)|