Tennis Betting – Market Options

With the Wimbledon Tennis Championships now underway, punters will possibly be looking to bet on the sport for the first time. So, to help, we have compiled a list of the types of betting markets available for these championships.

Tournament Betting

Outright Winner – This is for punters to bet on who they think will win the tournament. Usually, each-way betting is available and priced at half the winning odds for the two players who reach the final.

Stage of Elimination – This market will be available on selected top players and give punters the chance to select which round they think that player will be eliminated from the tournament.

Win Quarter – This bet splits the draw into four corners and punters can select who they think will win each one. Then, that player must reach at least the Semi Final for the bet to be a winner.

Top Players vs the Field – This will pit a selected player against the rest of the field to win the tournament. It gives you the chance to back the rest of the field to win against one of the favoured players.

Ladbrokes Tennis Markets on a Match
Fig. Ladbrokes Odds Wimbledon 2017

Match Betting

Match Winner – This is self-explanatory and means you bet on who you think will win a certain match. You can either bet match-by-match, or add selections to form an accumulator or other special bet.

Set Betting – Same as correct score in football. You’re basically betting on the result of the match in sets. So, you back either player to win 3-0, 3-1, or 3-2. Obviously, the options would vary depending on whether it’s a men’s, women’s, or doubles match you were betting on.

Set Winner – Punters can bet on who they think will win the next set. Before the match starts, the market will offer odds for first set winner, then the odds will be available for next set throughout the match.

Total Games – This is an over/under bet on number of games you think will be played in the match. So, if set at over/under 38.5 and the match finishes 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to one player, this is only 30 games and is under the set amount. An epic 7-5, 4-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 result in a men’s singles match is obviously over.

Game Handicap – One player will start on + a certain number of games and the other on a – amount. The player on – will have to win the match by more than that number for the bet to win, whereas the player on a + amount can lose the match and still give you a winner if it’s within that amount. For example, if player A starts on +4.5 and loses 7-6, 7-6, 7-6, they may lose the match but for the purposes of handicap betting they would be the winner. The number set will vary and plenty of alternatives will be offered, usually ranging from 1.5 to 10.5.

Total Sets – Another Over/Under bet, with punters betting on whether a certain number of sets will be exceeded or not. So, if you bet Over 3.5 sets and the score is 3-0, you would lose. However, you would win if the match finishes 3-1 or 3-2.

Set Handicap – Same as the game handicap bet, but with one player starting on a + number of sets and the other on a – amount. This is usually set at over/under 1.5 sets.

Set Total Games – You bet on whether the next set in the match will have over or under a certain number of games. If set at 9.5, an example of an under score is 6-1, and over would be 6-4.

Set Correct Score – Like predicting the correct match result but available for the next set throughout the match. You basically decide if a selected or either player will win the set 6-0, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5, or 7-6.

Player Total Games – You bet on whether a player will win more or less than a set number of games. This is usually available on the match overall and per set.

Ladbrokes Tennis Markets
Fig. Ladbrokes Tennis Markets

Other in-play bets are available throughout the match, with punters able to bet on anything from next game reaching deuce to the winner of next game. Obviously, different bookmakers will provide different options so keeping an eye throughout the match will give you the best chance of finding a bet you like the look of.

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