If you are new to betting then one of the best sports to start with is tennis. It may not be as popular as some other sports but it is certainly one of the best sports to bet on if you are new to gambling!
The main reason why tennis is easier to bet on than other sports is because the outcomes of a match go one of two ways. With other sports there are so many different possibilities as to what the results will be. Football and horse racing for example are two of the most popular betting sports. However, there are so many things that can affect the outcome of both sports and that makes it fairly risky to bet on either one of them. So if you are a beginner to betting then tennis is definitely for you!
Why Tennis is Easy to Bet on
A tennis match consists of various sets within a match. You have the option to bet on sets or on the overall match outcome. Being a beginner it would be a better option to begin betting on a match basis. Deciding which player will win the overall match is fairly simple and it can be easy to predict too.
All you have to do is look at each individual player and research more about them. How good are they? How long have they been playing? Is the person they are playing at a similar level to them or have they a lot more experience? Different factors will affect the match but generally you can often have a strong idea of which player is better and which is more likely to win. That is why tennis betting is known as low risk betting.
Throughout the match it is easy for players to score. Even if a player starts to lose quite badly, it is still not overly difficult for them to catch up. This is because points are scored fairly quickly and so if a player is losing by thirty points, all it takes is two good shots and they will have caught up again. When you are betting on football it is harder for a team to come back after two or more goals have been scored. Scoring in football happens a lot less frequently and so that does make it harder to determine whether your team will win or lose.
Overall tennis betting really is ideal for beginners. With only two outcomes to decide upon, it is a really low risk gambling!
Analyzing Tennis Matches
There are a few ways to analyze a tennis match. You can do it while watching it, you can watch previous matches played on video, or you can check out the statistics. Obviously the fastest way would be to analyze the statistics of two players, but you might like to watch the games, it gives a bit of an excitement.
Note; we're only going to look at analyzing statistics here.
Getting access to tennis stats
This is very simple. Simply fire up Google and type 'player A vs. player B + statistics + tennis'. In the rare case that you won't be able to find a good page this way, Tennis.com has an overview over matches being played over the next couple of days. Simple head over to their side, click live scores (or head ). There you'll see an overview of matches, simple click the head-to-head link to see the head-to-head stats.
Let's have a look at matches played in the near future. At the time of writing this we've got a match with Tomas Berdych VS Novak Djokovic. I simply fire up Google and search 'Tomas Berdych VS Novak Djokovic + statistics + tennis' (or head over to Tennis.com and do it 'manually'). This brings up a page with their head-to-head statistics.
At the time of writing they've played 7 matches against each other. Tomas Berdych has won 2 while Novak Djokovic has won 5.
- Won 2 matches head-to-head
- Won 7 singles
- Lost 2 singles
- Singles ranking #6
- Won 5 matches head-to-head
- Won 8 singles (and 2 doubles)
- Lost 1 double
- Singles ranking #3
These are the 'main' stats we look at when analyzing a tennis match.