Internet bookmakers now offer a wide range of tennis betting markets as the popularity of the sport in online sports betting continues to grow. Tennis is one of the world's most watched spectator sports, with events like Wimbledon reaching a worldwide audience in its millions. Highlights of the tennis betting calendar include the four Grand Slam tournaments (the US Open, the French Open, the Australian Open, and of course, Wimbledon itself) as well as the International team tournaments run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
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Tennis betting accounts for an increased slice of online bookmakers' business as the sport's global broadcasting coverage and TV rights becomes far more widespread; infiltrating the mainstream (and with it, entering the internet bettors' conscience) like never before. This is also thanks in no small part to the huge strides that Andy Murray has made in recent years on the ATP Circuit, reaching the dizzying heights of World Number Two at his peak thus far and consequently seeing a lot of tennis UK online betting money placed on him succeeding in particulalry at the four grand slam events; the Australian Open, the French Open, the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open.
Not since Fred Perry's Wimbledon reign have British tennis fans had reason to get behind a home-grown player with such enthusiasm, as countless generations of would-be champions have come and gone, promising much yet falling short of both their potential and patriotic fans' expectations.
So finally the advent of a true challenger to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s current crowns has awoken the tennis-following public’s hitherto dormant interest in the sport, and with it the online bookmakers’ remit to deliver comprehensive tennis betting market goods. With respect to both Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski – who never quite made the grade whilst juggling with the inherent pressures that are part and parcel of ultimately emulating Perry’s achievements – Andy Murray shows the promise to eventually satisfy tennis fans’ demands, as he's recently proven by going so close at the Australian Open tennis and US Open tennis tournaments.
Tennis Betting With Free Betting Online
With the continual rise of Online Sports Betting, Internet bookmakers offer odds for all the major tennis tournaments including the four Grand Slam tournaments. Tennis tournaments you can bet on include the following:
Number one of the four major Grand Slam Tournaments, usually held in January of each year.
The second Grand Slam tournament in the annual tennis calendar.
The world"s most prestigious tennis tournament, the Wimbledon Championship is third in line among the Grand Slam tournaments, and is traditionally held from June to July.
The last of the annual Grand Slam tournaments, held late summer every year.
International team tournament for men's tennis.
International team tournament for women"s tennis.
Held at the end of each year among the world's top eight ranking male players.
Tennis Betting Markets
The number of tennis betting markets available to punters generally depends on the stature of the event. For minor tour events punters will generally be required to contend with just match odds and correct score betting markets. Whereas in the Grand Slam events there are a plethora of tennis betting markets available to punters.
The match odds tennis betting market is the simplest of them all and allows punters to predict the winner of the match. The correct score market is based on the sets scores with most matches throughout the year played over a best-of-3-sets format and the Grand Slam events played over the best-of-5 amongst the mens.
At the Grand Slams the number of markets available to punters increases tenfold. Tennis betting markets then include Most Aces Betting, Number of Sets Betting, Handicap Betting, Game-by-Game betting and even Point-by-Point betting.
There are also plenty of outright markets available, aside from just predicting the winner of the tournament. You can punt on who will make the final, who will win each quarter of the draw, and who will face who in the final. More and more tennis betting markets are becoming available year on year as the online betting interest in the sport continues to grow.
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