Set betting is incredibly popular because it can offer value that can be missing when betting on the match result itself. For example, backing Novak Djokovic to win a match will not give you much of a return unless he is facing one of the top four, but betting on him to win 2-1, for example, could bring the value. Set Handicap, Total Sets and To Win 1st set are other markets that tennis enthusiasts can exploit, so betting on this sport is never dull.
And the leading bookmakers - including bet365
- are now offering live in-play betting on a daily basis. No longer are you restricted to betting on the match before the opening serve, you can now wait and see how the match starts to unfold before placing your bet. Bet on who will take the next set or who will win the next point. And what if the pre-match favourite drops the first set? With in-play betting you could find more favourable odds for your man that perhaps were not there before the two players took to the court.
Tennis is also proving popular with the bookmakers who like to offer money back specials on a routine basis. Several bookmakers offer cashback specials for ATP Tour and WTA Tour events, while the Grand Slam tournaments tend to receive special attention. What better security blanket can there be than a bookie pledging to refund losing outright bets if one of the big guns wins the tournament?
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