Biggest Betting Mistakes in Tennis

Last updated on December 27th, 2021

Every sport has stereotypes that lead players to make the same mistakes all the time. In this article, we’ll discuss what to know before betting on tennis games and what things you should avoid.


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How to avoid mistakes while betting on tennis games?


Here’s the most common mistakes that you should take note of when betting on a tennis tournament:


1. Overrated world ATP and WTA rankings


There are multi-awarded tennis players from the Association of Tennis Players (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) but professional punters know that top 10 and top 60 rivals does not always mean victory. As with any other sport, players who are ranked higher are not always stronger, many underdogs can surprise fans during championships. 


For example, 18-year-old athlete Emma Radukanu, who was barely at the top 100 before the US Open, was able to knock down two tennis players who are in the top 20 from the playoffs. As a result, Emma won the Grand Slam tournament.


2. Betting on the athlete who won the last tournament


An obvious misconception for tennis betting is that an individual player who performed well in the last tournament or season will also prove to be the best in the next one. But occasionally, such bets end badly. 


Every tournament, and every tennis match differs, it also depends on the overall condition of the tennis players and their opponents. Usually, if the time difference between tournaments is minimal, the player may not have the time to get used to such a rhythm of performances. For example, we all know how great of a player Novak Djokovic is as he won the French Open Singles in 2021, but his next tournaments, Mallorca Open happened in the same month, and Wimbledon in the following month which showed a little bit of a head to head performance due to the tight schedule of games.


3. Handicap in minus


Note that most betting mistakes stem from betting on favourites. A negative handicap on an athlete who is obviously stronger than his opponent in the first round can lead to a loss. It’s not always from the start that a favourite can give a good game.


Therefore, keep this aspect in mind when betting on favourites and using Asian handicap strategies especially on our VOdds platform.


4. Betting on the athlete defending the title


There’s a time for everyone and not all those who are title-defenders can repeat his/her success all the time. Preparation, performance, and analysis are key factors to make it happen. That is why you have to collate all updated information and statistics before placing any types of bets for a more successful outcome or return of investment hence winning bets.


Newbie punters should take this into account when selecting tennis betting odds. It is not common for a player or a team to defend their title all the time, although it happens, it is very rare.


With these tips, we hope you can choose the right betting markets for your next tennis bets. Enjoy live betting on our VOdds platform and choose the best Asian bookmakers for more chances of winning!


We also recommend reading our article “What is Catch-Up Tennis Betting Strategy” to make your next bets stronger!


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