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
Two years on after spoiling Novak Djokovic’s calendar year grand-slam sweep, Russian Daniil Medvedev will look to reopen that wound when the two of them lock horns in the final of the US Open this Sunday. The Russian had previously expressed discontent for being overshadowed by the budding Alcaraz – Djokovic rivalry and he had ... More
It is 1st vs 3rd in the ATP Rankings as Carlos Alcaraz Garfia takes on Daniil Medvedev in the US Open semi-final. This is a rematch of the Wimbledon semi-final clash earlier this year that saw the Spaniard Alcaraz prevail in 3 straight sets on his way to winning the final. It was the second ... More
Defending champion and world number 1 Carlos Alcaraz has been in cruise control as he set out to defend his title. He had no issues in his round 4 matchup against Matteo Arnaldi who he swept in straight sets of 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. The Spaniard has in fact dropped just one set up until this ... More
This US Open 2023 quarter-final features two Russian players both in the ATP top 10 rankings. World number 3 Daniil Medvedev dismissed Australian Alex de Minaur 3-1 in the fourth round while 8th-ranked Andrey Lubrev registered a similar scoreline against Jack Draper to set up this all-Russian quarter-final. Medvedev started slow against De Minaur and ... More
World number 1 Carlos Alcaraz eased past Russian Daniil Medvedev in straight sets in Friday’s second semifinal at Centre Court to set up the final the world has been waiting for. Third seed Medvedev seemed to keep pace with the Spaniard to start the match. But from the moment Alcaraz broke his serve for a ... More
This is a big clash between the world number 1 and number 3 for a spot in the Wimbledon Open final. The two have met only twice before with each player enjoying 1 win. Top seed Carlos Alcaraz won 2-0 the last time they met, which was at the BNP Paribas Open finals in Indian ... More
21-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner broke a significant barrier as he overcame Roman Safiullin 3-1 in the quarterfinal to book his first-ever semifinal berth at Wimbledon – after falling at the quarters in his previous three consecutive appearances. The 7th seed has certainly made the most of a favorable draw in this year’s tournament to sail ... More
Italian Jannik Sinner entered this tournament with some lingering fitness issues but he seems to have put that behind him. The world number 8’s 3-0 victory over Daniel Elahi Galan in the fourth round showed that he is back to his best and ready for this match. He will be quietly confident of another victory ... More
Top seed Carlos Alcaraz was pushed to the limit in the third round by Chilean Nicolas Jarry. The burly South American with a big serve pounded at world number one and put him on the edge at various stages in the match. However, Alacaraz survived the onslaught and sailed to the 5th round after winning ... More
World number 1 Carlos Alcaraz has started this tournament impressively and has been dominant against the opposition so far. In the last round, he dismissed Jeremy Chardy in 3 straight sets to set up this meeting. Alcaraz has now gone on a six-match winning run on grass and is expected to get another win in ... More
A win here gives Novak Djokovic a 23rd Grand Slam title, making him the clear all-time leader in men’s tennis grand slam titles. There is no doubt he wants this distinction badly and he seems to be hitting his high levels at the right time. The way he dismissed current world number 1 Carlos Alcaraz ... More
World number 4 Casper Ruud came close to winning a Grand Slam title last season twice when he reached the finals of both the French Open and U.S. Open. After a slow start this season, his game has steadily improved at this tournament. It took Ruud 4 sets to dismiss Holger Rune in the quarter-finals ... More
World number 1 Carlos Alcaraz has basically cruised through Roland Garros. En route to this eagerly anticipated semis, he has dropped just one set, and even so, he still easily won that match. Against 5th seed Tsitsipas in the quarters he showed his ability to raise his game even higher, dominating rallies and never really ... More
German Alexander Zverev goes into this quarter-final match as the favorite due to his pedigree and experience. He was able to overcome former world number 3 Grigor Dimitrov 3-0 easily in the Round of 16 to sail into the last 8. Zverev’s big serves, good movement, and powerful hitting on both sides have served him ... More
World number 1 Carlos Alcaraz has been in cruise control to start this tournament. He dropped his only set so far on Wednesday against Taro Daniel. But the 20-year-old Spaniard was barely troubled in that match as he progressed after a 3-1 (6-1 3-6 6-1 6-2). He is on a collision course to meet Djokovic ... More
World number 3 Novak Djokovic is looking to make history with a record 23rd Grand Slam title here at the French Open 2023. He already won at Roland Garros twice in previous years, but this year he has not won any tournament on clay. In the first and second rounds of this tournament, he dismissed ... More
Stefanos Tsitsipas is going for his maiden grand slam trophy, plus victory here would see him take the number 1 ranking for the first time in his life. He has been impressive enough in this tournament, though he sometimes allowed his opponents to get back in the game when he is ahead. This was evident ... More
Top seed Novak Djokovic has seemingly shaken off the knock he had at the start of the Australian Open and has been in imperious form, especially over the last two rounds. He totally dominated Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals, dropping just 7 games to a top-10 player on his way to a 6-1 6-2 6-4 ... More
18th seed Karen Khachanov made it to his second consecutive Grand Slam semi-final with a win over the fancied Sebastian Korda who had to pull out due to injury. Khachanov has dominated all his games so far at this tournament and his big serve is proving to be a problem for opponents. His power and ... More
World number 6 Andrey Rublev had to battle hard in a 5-set thriller in order to overcome Holger Rune and qualify for his second Australian Open quarter-final. In that match, Rublev had to rally twice in the final set to win it in the final set super tiebreak. He will need the same resilience if ... 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.