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
Argentine tennis player Facundo Bagnis came through the Qualifiers to reach the main draw in Geneva. He beat Lukas Klein in three sets and Vitaliy Sachko in straight sets. He is 11-7 on clay this season and won the Pereira Challenger in Colombia last month. Basilashvili has been playing some good tennis though he doesn’t ... More
Germany’s Daniel Altmaier arrives here in Lyon having won the Heilbronn Challenger (Clay) last week in his home country. He is taking part in this tournament for the first time. He has 8-3 record on clay heading into this match. Coria was having a good clay season in the South American swing, however, he hasn’t ... More
Kokkinakis will be playing only his second clay court match this year. He lost his first match he played, a qualifier last week in the Rome Masters. He did play a lot of tennis on clay last year at the challenger level and found a lot of success then. Fognini is the bookmaker’s favourite in ... More
Tip: Dominic Thiem to Win Both players have been struggling to find wins on tour. Thiem has lost all the matches he has played this year as he returns from a wrist injury that kept him out for almost a year. Although he lost to Fognini in his last match, his performance was slightly encouraging as ... More
Rafael Nadal had an incredible start to the season winning his first 21 matches which resulted in 3 titles (Including a historic Australian Open triumph). Nadal then had to sit out for two months due to injury and returned on tour in Madrid last week. He reached the Quarter-final in Madrid where he lost to ... More
Brooksby making it to the Round of 16 here in Rome is a huge surprise. He was a massive underdog against an in-form David Goffin (Brooksby to win odds were 3.15). This will only be Brooksby’s 5th match on clay. His playing style doesn’t resonate with this surface, but his general ability is world-class. Casper ... More
Karen Khachanov has been struggling to find consistency for most parts of the year. To top that, Khachanov’s record on clay isn’t so great. The Russian’s best finish in Rome is the Round of 16 in 2019. However, he will have some confidence after beating Carreno Busta as an underdog in the Round 2 match. ... More
Alex de Minaur had never reached the second round of the Italian Open prior to this year. He is now in the Round of 16 after some impressive wins over Tommy Paul and Dusan Lajovic. The Australian has a 7-3 record on clay and will certainly challenge Zverev. Zverev has great history in this tournament, ... More
Diego Schwartzman will take on Serbian, Miomor Kecmanovic in the Round of 32 at the ongoing Rome Masters. Schwartzman goes into this match as the 12th seed against an unseeded opponent who is expected to pose little or no problem to the Argentine. These two players have met twice in the past and Schwartzman have ... More
Tallon Griekspoor has been quite unstable so far this season. He llost 3 of his last 5 games and has a win-loss rate of 6-8 this season. In contrast, Sebastian Baez is enjoying good form. He won all his last 7 games and has just come from winning the ATP Open in Estoril, Portugal. With ... More
Alexandre Muller has managed to turn around his form in this tournament after first-round exits in his 3 previous tournaments this season. He had to fight hard to overcome Richard Gasquet to qualify for this quarter-final match. For Nicolas Jarry, he will be looking to go one step further after getting knocked out in the ... More
World Number 9, Carlos Alcaraz will be looking to continue his fine against Cameron Norrie in the Quarterfinal of the ongoing Madrid Open. Alcaraz had previously played three-setters in the opening round of his last three tournaments before Madrid, but he sent Nikoloz Basilashvili packing in straight sets. The Spaniard is on a six-match winning ... More
Reilly Opelka comes into this match after an impressive showing in Munich, even though he lost to Oscar Otte in a match many expected him to win. Sebastian Korda is proving to be a good player on clay, where he won his first trophy last year. His strong serve and good forehand should serve him ... More
American, Francis Tiafoe will begin his campaign at the Madrid Open against Chilean Cristian Garin. Tiafoe has shown his competitive edge winning four of his last five matches in the lead up to the Madrid Open. Cristian Garin has also been quite up and doing on the tour winning three out of last six matches. ... More
Albert Ramos-Vinolas had to fight hard to overcome Soonwoo Kwon in the last round to set up this quarter-final clash with his compatriot. Fernando Verdasco will be looking for revenge of his loss to Ramos-Vinolas last time as the two come up against each other on home soil in this match. Ramos-Vinolas has won the ... More
Rune Holger and Emil Ruusuvuori will continue their search for their first career titles respectively as the pair go head -to head in the Quarterfinal of the Munich Open. Both players have shown decent form leading up to this match, thus we are expecting a feisty encounter when they square up. Holger was particularly impressive ... More
Joao Sousa entered the tournament as a wildcard. He won in the Pune, Maharashtra tournament earlier in the season but has been disappointing in other tournaments. Sebastian Baez has also been underwhelming in recent tournaments. His record on clay this season is 8-6. In this match-up between two struggling players, Baez looks more likely to ... More
Tommy Paul has shown decent form going into Estoril this season (15-8). He is yet to lose a first round match in any tournament this year. With a season record of 6-7, Richard Gasquet has not looked comfortable on clay this season. He is coming into this match on the back of 2 consecutive defeats. ... More
Both Hugo Gaston and Marcos Giron are heading into this match on the back of not too impressive forms. Hugo Gaston has only managed three wins in his last 10 matches across different surfaces, while Marcos Giron has lost his last six consecutive matches. In his last 10, he recorded a dismal three wins. As ... More
As hostilities continue in Munich, Belarussian, Egor Gerasimov will square up to Australian, John Millman for a place in the quarter-finals. The Australian who is ranked 79th in the World has a decent 6-9 win-loss record in 2022, while his opponent can only boast of a less impressive 3-7 win-loss record in 2022. However, we ... 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.