If you want to make money out of tennis betting you have to keep in mind three fundamental elements: finding betting value, applying a sound money management strategy and maintaining discipline. Betting on tennis is a huge business as the sport is now second to soccer in popularity and the game is being played somewhere in the world at any time.
An introduction to betting on tennis
Tennis is one of the most popular games in the world, it pits two rival against each other, but it’s not a contact sport. In spite of that, the game has brought to life some of the most known rivalries, such as Connors vs McEnroe, Sampras vs Agassi or Federer vs Nadal.
Male tennis players are some of the fittest athletes in the world, but the playing conditions over a long season often leads to short careers, and few players make it into their 30s on the tour.
As what regards women tennis, this is a sport where female athletes can earn sums that can be compared with those won by men. Since the open era, players such as Billy Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Venus and Serena Williams or Maria Sharapova have been as famous as many male sports stars.
Tournaments to bet on in men tennis
In men’s professional tennis, there are three tiers you should keep your eye on: ATP tour, ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures.
Formed in 1972 by a consortium that included legendary player Jack Kramer, the ATP (the Association of Tennis Professionals) is the governing body of the men’s professional game, answerable to the world governing body, the ITF (International Tennis Federation). The ITF controls and supervises the Grand Slams, the Davis Cup, the Federation Cup and the Olympic tennis as well.
ATP Challenger Tour
This is the second tier of men’s professional tennis that includes players ranking outside of the first 80 players. There are also juniors who are making their way in the game. If a player wins on the Challenger Tour he will earn enough ranking points to make it to the qualifying draw or the main draw of an ATP tour event.
ITF Futures Tour
The ITF is the bread and butter of both men’s and women’s professional games. There are over 600 men’s Futures Tour events and over 500 women’s Futures Tour events that are played in 77 countries from January to July.