Tennis Betting Strategy: Picking a Men's Tournament Winner

SHARE

Tennis Betting Strategy: Picking a Men's Tournament Winner

The world of men’s tennis has been dominated by four players over the last five years, with Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray winning all but one of the Grand Slam titles since 2010. The obvious strategy here, it seems, is to just stick to backing one of those four with a straightforward 'outright winner' bet. However, there is much more to consider when making a wager on a tournament.

Player Form

The first issue to be aware of is the form of the individuals going into the event. Take Andy Murray’s unsuccessful defence of his Wimbledon title at the 2014 competition. The British number one arrived at SW19 having lost out at Queen’s to the unlikely Radek Štěpánek in the third round. He subsequently went on to lose in straight sets at Wimbledon's quarter-final stage to Grigor Dimitrov, thereby relinquishing his crown.

The eventual winner was, of course, Novak Djokovic. He entered the tournament having already triumphed over Nadal on more than one occasion, and against Federer once. It was no coincidence then, given the strength of Djokovic's form in the months leading up to Wimbledon, that he went on to become the champion.

Surface Analysis

Arguably as crucial as form to a player's win potential is the surface that the tournament is played on; tennis pros will usually have a specific surface on which they perform better. Nadal, despite having won five Grand Slam titles on other surfaces, famously excels on clay. The Spaniard has won on the French Open's clay courts a record nine times, losing just one match on the dust of Roland Garros in 10 years.

Between 2005 and 2013 the 14-time Grand Slam champion lost just 11 matches on the red stuff. Nadal is a tennis bettor’s dream when playing on the surface he's made his own and his consistently short odds should do nothing to deter backers.

Player Venue History

For many players, it is the venue and their history with it that has the greatest impact on their chances. Roger Federer is the most decorated player in modern tennis, but will always be particularly associated with Wimbledon's Centre Court. The Swiss superstar has lifted the famous gold trophy on seven occasions and reserves his best performances for the English summer. This means that Federer is always worth an outright punt despite his advancing years, as he showed in the 2014 tournament when Djokovic narrowly edged him out of the final.

Tennis betting often throws up short odds, but keeping form, surface and history in mind is an almost foolproof way of improving your profits. If you choose to support one of the top four, then the prices will always be short. However, those looking for a potentially large return for a small stake can apply the same principles to players at heftier prices. Backers should place an each-way bet that will see them claim half the odds should their player make the final, and half if they win the tournament.

To start applying some of these techniques to your tennis betting strategy, visit Coral Sports now.

Recommended Betting Sites

*T&C's apply to each offer, click Bet Now for more details

Betting Strategy Articles


Find the Best Bets for Dolphins and Saints’ Trip to London
Find the Best Bets for Dolphins and Saints’ Trip to London

America’s National Football League (NFL) continues the International Series as the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints battle it out under the NFL London Games banner on Sunday, October 1, at We ... Read More

Why President’s Cup Betting in 2017 Means Backing the US
Why President’s Cup Betting in 2017 Means Backing the US

There’ll be plenty of attention focused on the Liberty National Golf Resort in New Jersey this weekend as some of the best golfers from the US and outside of Europe roll in for the always competitive ... Read More

Expert Tips for Betting on NFL Games Played Outside the US
Expert Tips for Betting on NFL Games Played Outside the US

The National Football League, better known as the NFL, has ramped up their efforts the past few years to expand their support outside of their home in the US. Thanks to the NFL International Series, r ... Read More

Ultimate Guide to the Best Bets and Odds of NFL Season 2017
Ultimate Guide to the Best Bets and Odds of NFL Season 2017

The NFL has grown in global coverage over the past decade, giving punters more in the way of betting interest and ammunition when it comes to placing value bets. With the 2017/18 NFL season kicking of ... Read More

Guide to Betting the Men’s and Women’s US Tennis Open 2017
Guide to Betting the Men’s and Women’s US Tennis Open 2017

Tennis fans will be flocking to the Flushing Meadows neighbourhood of Queens, New York City, for the US Open. The two-week Grand Slam extravaganza will see more 128 players battle it out for the troph ... Read More

What Experts are Saying About Betting McGregor v Mayweather
What Experts are Saying About Betting McGregor v Mayweather

The mega-fight between Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr and Conor "The Notorious" McGregor is going to be one of the biggest sports betting events of all time. With so much pre-fight hype on the clash, ana ... Read More

Betting Navigation

Newsletter

Sign up for the free Gambling.com Newsletter to stay on top of all the best bonuses!
We will never share or misuse your personal information. Privacy Policy

Latest Betting Strategy

BettingGuides

Country Guide