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When we talk of sports betting, we think of football instantly. But Tennis offers the same amount if not more opportunites to bet throughout the calender year. The ATP (Men's) and WTA (Women's) are split into three categories. The Grand Slam, Masters 1000 and Top 250 tournaments. The victory of a player depends on a range of factors. However certain players can be exclusively successful in specific competitions. Tennis and its secrets need not be any longer.


 ATP/WTA Rankings: The first thing to consider when betting is to consider a player’s ranking. This highlights the general standard at which a player plies his trade. The top 5 players can be found often in the last rounds of the tournaments in which they participate. Those in the top 10 can be found often at least at the quarter-final stages. Evidently it is better to bet on those players who are higher ranked. For example if a match pits the No.2 in the world against the No.60, the latter will have little chance of winning, unless the lesser player plays a masterstroke. 

 The Surface: In Tennis there are several surfaces on which players compete. Hard, grass and clay constitute the major surfaces. Each player has their favourite surface on which they perform their best and are able to hide some of their faults. For example a player with a big serve will be more effective on hard courts than on clay.

 Physical state: Tennis players play year-round and travel throughout the globe. Some players are better equipped to put up with the journies and are able to put wins together. Whereas others may fin dit more difficult to keep up with everything physically. For instance when an athlete has competed for a number of hours, they will be weaker for their next encounter, thus having a negative effect upon their technique.

 Tournament geography: The place in which a tournament is held can be significant. When a tournament is played in the country or the city of an athlete, the home support is telling. A factor that can give a player motivation in lifting their spirits. As an example, Andy Murray at Wimbledon or Gael Monfils at Roland Garros.

The factors that follow are more specific regarding the type of competition. A Grand Slam is not a Masters 1000 and a Masters 1000 is not a Top 250 competition.

How to bet on a Grand Slam:

Grand Slams act as the biggest stage for tennis players to compete within. The four tournaments (Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open) are the most prestigious of the sport with varying surfaces. They are the tournaments that can gain winners of each rounds the most points in the year. The winner gains 2000 points. Several factors contribute to a players performance during a tournament.

 The performance in the same tournament the year before: A player will not win points if he does not do better than the year before. For instance if an athlete got to the semi-final the year before, they must get to the final in order to win points. The player in question will have therefore a huge motivation to win the match.

 Number of sets: Matches are played to the best of 5 sets, rather than 3 as in most other other tournaments. Those with the strongest mindsets establish themselves as the players to beat in these tournaments. A more feeble-minded player will come across difficulty and have less chances to win.

 Diversity of players: In a Grand Slam there are those who qualify automatically, those who must qualify and finally wildcards. The diversity heightens the possibility of upsets in a tournament such as these.

How to bet on the Masters 1000 : 

As its name indicates, the victor of one of theses tournaments gains 1000 points. There are 9 of these that happen year round. At the end of the year the best 8 players in the world rendez-vous at the Masters Final.

 Consistency: To qualify for the final it is necessary to be consistent throughout the season. Only the best reach the tournament as it is necessary to be a player of all surfaces. In effect the surfaces are commonly clay and hard courts. For example le World No ;1, Novak Djokovic, won six of the nine Masters 1000 are for grabs last season. The other three were all won by players within the top 4. The statistics talk for themselves and leave little space for error.