Tennis is a hugely popular sport across the World and it is growing in leaps and bounds in Africa. The sport is replete with opportunities for you to make some extra cash by betting on the multitude of betting markets.
However, tennis predictions require some level of expertise and research. This is where we come in to lend you a helping hand. Our experts with years of experience under their belt research fixtures and present free Tennis betting tips on the Grand slams and Masters. Nevertheless, if you prefer to bet on football, we recommend our Football prediction site to you.
List of Tennis predictions
Former world number one and multiple grand slam winner Andy Murray continued his quest to get back to the summit of the sport by showing a lot of grit and grind to win the marathon five-setters in both of the opening two rounds of this year’s Aussie Open. The Briton is certainly a pale shadow ... More
Grigor Dimitrov is enjoying some good form at the moment. He has won his two matches at the Australian Open so far against Aslan Karatsev and Laslo Djere without dropping a set. Dimitrov has 3-1 win-loss record this year and will be meeting Novak Djokovic for the 11th time, having won only once before. This ... More
Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov shook off fitness concerns to get off to a solid start to this year’s Australian Open tournament, beating Russian Aslan Karatsev in straight sets of 7-6 7-5 6-2 in the opening round. Dimitrov has been struggling to get back to the promise he showed back in 2018 but injuries have curtailed his ... More
Jenson Brooksby has had a good start to this season. He reached the semi-final in Auckland last week and is making his Australian Open debut this year. In the first round, he dismissed Australian Christopher O’Donnell 3-1 despite losing the 1st set. Brooksby’s game is full of creativity that usually poses a challenge for his ... More
Thomas Machac has made his name as a player with an aggressive style of play, including a powerful serve. His strong forehand has come in useful in finishing off points. Machac’s record in the ATP Circuit is not that bad and he has managed to stay in the top 200 consistently. The Czech player won ... More
Roberto Carballes Baena spent most of last year playing in the Challenger circuit, which has helped him to keep fit and remain in the top 100. Hardcourt seems to be his favorite since he has played many games there and done well in most cases. There is therefore reason for optimism going into this match ... More
Holger Rune has reached the peak form of his career after lifting the ATP Stockholm title in a stunning manner, months after winning the ATP Munich title on clay. Rune is a next gen super star and has incredible court coverage, baseline ability and is proficient in his service games. Rune defeated Alex De Minaur ... More
Brandon Nakashima is a very talented American who is projected to be in the top 10 of the world in the near future. He is quite a prodigy with every skillset in the tennis book and has been working on his net game in the past year. His only weakness is he gets very nervous ... More
Leylah Fernandez has had a substandard season after stunningly reaching the US Open final last year but has shone glimpses of what she can achieve at the French Open where she had reached the quarterfinal. She defeated a talented American youngster in Elizabeth Mandlik in the first round here. Xiaodi You is a very unpredictable ... More
Magdalena Frech had had a topsy turvy season where she has bagged many unexpected wins, has put up huge performances against top ranked players but also lost matches against lower ranked opponents against whom she was the favourite on paper. She won her first round match here in Tampico defeating Sachia Vickery. Katerina Siniakova is ... More
Elise Mertens recently won the WTA Monastir event quite spectacularly in what has been a mediocre season for the once world number 12. The Belgium player has had a successful season in her doubles but has suffered more losses than usual in her singles matches with her service game weakening and doubts in her second ... More
Alex Molcan came through against Mackenzie McDonald in the first round of Basel, which was his first ATP tour win since winning his first round at the Montreal Masters where he had actually defeated McDonald, a similar foe. Molcan is an extremely talented player that maybe needs more mental stability in his game but has ... More
Marin Cilic is a former champion in Basel and historically has done extremely well at this tournament as his style suits the fast indoors here. He is having a terrific year with a 31-18 record and has done very good at the Grand Slams. He is yet to win any title this season, and may ... More
Carlos Alcaraz will be playing in the prestigious Basel Open having lifted the US Open as recently as one month ago. He did play a couple of matches in the Davis cup and then lost his first round match to David Goffin in Astana. He needs to gather some motivation to finish the home stretch ... More
Andrey Rublev is in incredible form winning 11 of his past 13 matches and recently won the ATP Gijon title in Spain which was also an indoor hard court tournament. He had made a quarterfinal run in the US Open and also win titles in Belgrade and Dubai earlier this year. He is also a ... More
Filip Misolic has received a wild card in to the main draw of the Vienna Open being an upcoming talent in Austria. Misolic is only 21 years of age and has done extremely well at the futures and challenger level, reaching an ATP rank of 144. He usually plays on clay but does have the ... More
Lorenzo Musetti has is now playing his second ATP final in a few months as he had stunningly overcame Carlos Alcaraz in the ATP Hamburg final. He is now in the final of his home tournament and is yet to drop a set all tournament in Napoli. An extremely gifted junior, at his best Musetti ... More
Stefanos Tsitsipas continues his hot and cold season with another final run in Stockholm where he had won the tournament the only other time he played in 2018. He recently lost to Novak Djokovic in the ATP Astana final and is the favourite in this final against next gen super star Holger Rune. Both players ... More
Daniel Evans had an impressive first-round victory here against Tallon Griekspoor which was correctly predicted on this site. Evans is in good form having reached the semifinal of the Montreal Masters two months ago. He also reached the semi final of Antwerp in 2020 and will look to repeat that run as he has a ... More
Daniel Evans peaked in Montreal two months ago and has a chance to end the year on a high as he is only 3 ranks behind his career high rank of 22 and can cement his place to be seeded in every major tournament next year. This will be his first indoor match of the ... More
What is Tennis?
Tennis is a racket sport played all around the World. It is played by an individual against another individual (singles) or between teams of two players each at the two ends of the court. The sport is played with a Racket which is used to hit a hollow rubber ball.
Tennis can be played by both men and women. The sport is organized by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) responsible for the men’s and women’s tours respectively.
Tennis is played in points: Four points win a game, six games win a set and two or three sets win a match.
Service stays at one end for the entire four-point game.
The sequence goes thus:
- 0 points = love
- 1 point = 15
- 2 points = 30
- 3 points = 40
- 4 points = game
History of Tennis
The sport of Tennis has its roots in England and the ancient sport known as Jeu de paume which was invented in France in the 11th century. The sport was first played on Grass before the introduction of other surfaces namely Clay and Hardcourt.
It is important to mention that the invention of modern Tennis is credited to Walter Wingfield, an English man from London. He brought about changes that meant that sports could be played outdoors.
A player’s ability to enter tournaments is predicated on the position on the rankings. The higher the ranking of a player, the higher his or her chances of getting into the more prestigious tournaments.
Players’ rankings are determined by their performance in tournaments like the Grand slams, ATP Tour, WTA Tour, Challengers, etc. The points for a tournament count towards a player’s ranking for a total of 52 weeks after the result.
Some of the players who have enjoyed top rankings are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Steffi Graff, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, and many others.
Betting on Tennis can be rewarding especially if you have very good knowledge of the sport. However, even as an experienced pundit winning bets can be daunting at times. In this section, we describe the Tennis betting market and options as well as other factors you need to take into consideration when you want to make a Tennis prediction. If you are interested in betting on different sports other than tennis, you can have a look at the array of betting tips we provide on a daily basis.
There are various ways of betting in sets in a Tennis match. Bookmakers allow you to bet on the player who wins a particular set. It could be the first, second or third set in a match.
To win the first set
- Novak Djokovic 1.57
- Miomir Kecmanovic 2.25
Over/ Under betting deals with total sets and game totals. For example, you can bet on whether a match will end with over or under 2.5 sets or even over or under 22.5 games. This is usually advisable when you are not confident in backing a particular player.
Total games Over/Under
This is basically a wager on the total number of games played in a match. For example, if Albert Ramos and Diego Schwartzman are playing a 3- set match the Over/Under betting options be set at 20.5. If there is a likelihood that it will be closely fought and you back over, you need a total of 21 games to win this bet.
If you back Under 20.5 games, the total games must not be up to 21 games. If the total games are higher than 21, then the bet is lost.
Total sets Over/Under
With this, you can place a wager on the total number of sets that will be played in a match. You can bet on Over/Under 3.5 sets. I.e The match to endless with at least 4 sets or less than four sets.
Set Handicap Betting
With set handicap betting, you can bet on whether a particular player will win with the aid of a set handicap. This is closely related to Asian Handicaps in football. For instance, you can bet on a player to win with a -3.5 set handicap or on the other player may be handed a +3.5 set handicap.
If the bookmaker gives a handicap of + 3. 5 games to Grigor Dmitrov and you back it. It means Dmitrov has a head start of 3.5 games. At the end of the match, if the result is 6-7, 6-5 and 4-6 in favour of Andrey Rublev, it means Dmitrov won 16 and Rublev won 18 games. The bet wins because Dmitrov has a total of 16 + 3.5 = 19 compared to Rublev’s 18, this means that the bet won.
In this form of betting, a high level of precision is required. Nearly does not cut it. When you decide to bet on the correct score, you want to predict the exact score of a particular set or the match entirely.
Match correct score
If you decide to bet on the match’s correct score, you will be predicting the exact scoreline of the match. The odds for this are usually huge and they pay handsomely when they land.
Set correct score
Here, instead of predicting the exact score of a match, you will be predicting the final score of a set. It could be the first, second or even the third set. Are you more comfortable betting on football? You can have a look at Football correct score predictions.
Here, we offer our users Tennis betting tips from all the top Competitions at no cost. These include but are not limited to the Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open and the US Open. We also proved tennis betting predictions for the Master tournaments, ATP/WTA 500 and ATP/WTA 250 around the year.
Our Tennis prediction spans all the popular markets and betting options. We have assembled a team of seasoned Tennis experts who research and analyze each fixture to give you accurate tips. We also provide the best odds for you. For more on odds comparison and which bookmakers provide the best offer, check out our best bookmakers in Africa page.
Below are some of the factors you should consider before deciding to bet on a particular market or option in Tennis:
- The Court surface – Differences in playing surfaces are a big deal for players in Tennis. A top player no doubt can perform on any surface, but players have different styles of play and they are better suited to some surfaces than the others. For instance, Rafael Nadal is unarguably the best player in history on clay while a player like Novak Djokovic who is not as good on clay can do a job on that surface and he is extremely good on others.
- Travel History and Fatigue – Tennis is an all year round sport with players travelling around the world to compete in different tournaments every week. Fatigue could set in at some point. If a player does not have adequate rest that could negatively impact his performance on the court.
- BreakPoint conversion and Save Percentage – Big moments can have an effect on the outcome of a Tennis match. Each point counts the same in theory but some are more important. Players like Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal win more breakpoints than most players on the tour, hence, the reason why they win more matches.