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Tennis is one the most popular sports to bet on with top-level tournaments taking place all over the world, all year round.

And when it comes to Grand Slam betting, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been locks for the last 15 years - although watch out for emerging champions like Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz.

You can bet on Tennis with Picklebet. In fact, Picklebet has all the information you need to start betting on Tennis, including betting tips, previews, odds, markets and access to promos under the PROMOTIONS tab.

What Tennis can I Bet on?

There are two main governing bodies for Tennis:

ATP. The Association of Tennis Professionals is the main governing body for professional Men’s Tennis. The top 5 players on the ATP tour currently are Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas. The ATP runs hundreds of tournaments per year, and they publish world player rankings every week.

WTA. The Women’s Tennis Association is the world Women’s Tennis governing body. The top 5 players on the WTA tour currently are Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur, Anett Kontaveit, Paula Badosa and Maria Sakkari.

*Rankings as of July 2022.

Tennis Grand Slams in 2022/23

The biggest tennis tournaments are called Grand Slams, these events feature the best players and largest prize pools:

US Open. The Slam of North America is played at Flushing Meadows in Queens, New York City on Hard court. The 2022 US Open will run from August 29 to September 11.
Australian Open. The Grand Slam of Australasia takes place at Melbourne Park every January on Hard Court. The 2023 Australian Open is scheduled for January 16-29.
French Open. The French Open is played at Roland Garros in Paris on Clay courts. The 2023 French Open is scheduled for May 28 - June 11.
Wimbledon. Perhaps the most prestigious tennis tournament, Wimbledon is played in London on Grass courts. The 2023 Wimbledon will take place from June 26 - July 9.

*Men play best-of-5 sets, while Women play best-of-3 sets in Grand Slam Tennis tournaments.

Tennis Odds & Best Bets

Head-to-Head. The overall winner of the match between the two players/teams.
Game/Set Handicap. Also known as ‘Line or spread betting’, it’s essentially when the bookie handicaps and gives better odds than the Head-to-Head market. For example, if you see Djokovic -2.5 sets, that means if Djokovic wins the match minus the line (so in 5 sets), then the bet results as a win.
Correct score. Pick the correct set score or the overall match score. For example, Nadal to win the 1st set 6-3.
Set winner. You can pick how many sets a player will win or if a player won’t win any in the match. For example, Kyrgios to win 3-0.
Total games over/under. Pick the total number of games a player will win in the overall match. For example, Nick Kyrgios to win over 16.5 games.
To win a set. Pick a player to just win a set, they don’t have to win the overall match.

*This is not a complete list of tennis markets, and not all markets are available at all times.

Tennis Betting Tips

Form. Check your pick’s recent results. Plus, their performances at that particular event in previous years.
Match up. Some players match up differently against others regardless of ranking, court type or tournament, so check their Head-to-Head record.
Ranking. A player’s ranking is probably the easiest way to gauge their form and ability over fellow-ranked players.
Court type. There are 3 main types of court surfaces in tennis, they being Hard Court, Clay and Grass. Know who plays best on what. For example, Novak Djokovic is a master on Hard Courts, while Rafael Nadal dominates on Clay.

Australian Open Odds & Format

The Australian Open is played over 2 weeks on Hard Courts in late January during the Australian Summer.

The odds for the Australian Open are typically displayed on the Picklebet.com website once the complete draw has been released. However, throughout the year Picklebet.com offers futures odds on the Australian open winner. So you can pick a winner while the odds are more favourable.

The first Grand Slam of the calendar year, The Australian Open features Men’s and Women’s Singles and Doubles, plus Mixed Doubles. The 2022 winners include, Rafael Nadal (Mens), Ash Barty (Womens), Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kakkinakis (Men’s Doubles), and Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova (Women’s Doubles).

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