Tennis is one of the top sports for betting a BetDukes, and one at BetDukes that generates a lot of interest. First played in the 16th century, the game was initially played using palm leaves before the advent of the tennis racket in the latter part of the 19th century. Since then, tennis has grown to become one of the most-loved sports in the world.
At BetDukes, you can find a wide range of betting opportunities and some of the best tennis betting odds. With events from the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation, we feature some of the best live tennis betting opportunities online!
The game of tennis has a long and esteemed history that dates back to the 146th century. Therefore it is not surprising that the sport is known for delivering some of the most prestigious sports tournaments in the world. While the tennis experts at BetDukes all have their favourites, here is a list of some of the top tennis tournaments
Australian Open – The Australian Open is the first of four Grand Slam tennis tournaments that are held annually. Considered prestigious, it is known for its 114 year history and tough competition amongst the world’s best players.
French Open – The French Open is the second of four Grand Slam Tournaments that is played on a clay surface. Also an annual tournament, it is held in May in Paris, France and has a history dating back to 1891.
US Open – The US Open is known as the oldest tennis tournament in the sport of tennis and another Grand Slam tournament that is held annually at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow, New York.
Wimbledon – By far, this is the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world and is one of four Grand Slam tournaments held annually at the All England Club outside of London.
Understanding tennis betting odds is similar to any other sport as they are based on the probability of a particular outcome. At BetDukes, we know the importance of being able to read the odds in a format you understand. Therefore, whether you prefer American, Decimal, Malay, Indo or Hongkong, we let you decide how the odds are displayed.
Now that you understand a little more about the games and how betting odds work, now is a good time to learn more about betting options. Similar to other sports, betting on tennis has a number of bet types that stand out. Below is an overview of those most popular when betting on tennis.
Match winner is by far one of the best options when betting on tennis. This type of bet is easy to understand as you are betting on who will win the match. If the player you selected wins the match, you win – that simple.
Set betting is another fairly straightforward bet in tennis whereby you are placing a bet on who you think will win a set. As tennis consists of multiple sets per match, this is a great option for live betting enthusiasts.
An Over/Under bet in tennis is not unlike any other over/under bet. However, when placing an over/under bet in tennis, you are not betting on the total score, but you are betting on the number of games in a match. The goal is to predict which player wins the most games, if correct, you win.
An Outrights bet is one that doesn’t involve betting on a player to win a match but betting on which player will win a tournament. This type of bet does come with an increased risk, but it is great for punting on long shots.