What should I look for when betting on tennis?
Betting on tennis is a lot like other sports, with form and fitness two of the main checks when placing a bet. However, the individual nature of tennis means that human factors come into play a lot more than with team sports.
What this means is that it is always important to check the Head-to-Head record of players, with some players likely to perform better against a particular style of player than others. There is also, of course, the psychological factors that go into a one-on-one battle. If a player has lost ten times in a row to another player then, no matter the recent form, he is likely to struggle in the eleventh meeting.
The other major factor is the conditions. Tennis obviously won't be played in rain or snow, like some sports are, but the court surface is crucial to how a player performs. Some players have a game that is suited to fast courts and so will thrive on grass and hard but struggle on clay. For others it is the exact opposite, with their game not at all suited to faster conditions.
Finally, injuries, knocks and fitness are crucially important when betting on tennis. If a player has played for five hours on Monday and required medical assistance during a match then he or she may not be in a good state for a match on the Tuesday morning. This kind of consideration has to be factored in both in pre-match and in-play tennis bet.
Because of this it is important to always read any latest news and to make sure that you are fully versed in the situation surrounding both a tournament and an individual match before placing any tennis bets.