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Tennis Betting Retirement Rules - What happens to my tennis bet if a player retires from the match due to injury

Place a bet on a tennis match and one of the players had to retire due to injury? Find out what happens to your bet here.

When a football match is postponed the bookmakers are all in agreement on the rules, with the bet being void. Tennis is, however, a little bit different, with different firms having different rules depending on the circumstances and the situation in the match in which a player retires.

Each bookmaker will list in their terms and conditions what constitutes a retirement and each will state whether or not the bet is void or stands depending on the stage of the match the player retires. There are four different stages in the match, which are:

Ball Served

For the bet to stand, only one ball needs to be served (the match needs to start). If this happens then the bet will stand and the player who retired will be classed as having lost and the player who progresses will be deemed the winner for betting purposes.

One Set Completed

For the bet to stand, at least one set needs to be completed in the match. That means that if a player retires before the conclusion of the first set then the bet is void, but if they retire after the first set has been completed then the bet stands. If a set has been completed then a player retires, the player who progresses to the next round is deemed the winner of the bet. So, for example, if Novak Djokovic wins the opening set of a match but then retires, he is deemed to have lost the match, despite having been ahead when withdrawing.

Match Completed

The match has to be completed in order for the bet to stand. This is the most common scenario amongst bookmakers and means that a bet is void unless the match is played to a conclusion. If you have bet on a player to win and he or she retires when match point down then your bet will be void. Similarly, if you have bet on someone who is two sets and a break up and the opponent retires then the bet is void and stakes are returned.

What bookmakers pay out on Ball Served?

888sport
Betshop
Bwin
Interwetten
Meridianbet
Novibet

Which bookmakers pay out after One Set Completed?

Betdaq
Betfair
Betfred
BetOnline
Betsafe
Betsson
Coral
Ladbrokes
Marathonbet
Matchbook
Paf
Panbet
Pinnacle
Smarkets
Unibet

Which bookmakers pay out only on Match Completed?

10bet
12bet
138
188bet
Bet365
Bet-at-home
BetClic
BetCRIS
Betinternet
Betrally
Bookmaker
Boylesports
Dafabet
Expekt
Gamebookers
Intertops
Luxbet
Mybet
Netbet
NordicBet
Noxwin
Paddy Power
SBO
SportsbetAU
Stan James
TabAU
Tatts
Tipico
Titanbet
Victor Chandler
William Hill
William Hill AU
Winner


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