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With tennis tournaments taking place virtually all-year round, it is one of the most popular sports to bet on.

The surface has a big impact on which players will dominate, so it is not always the same faces coming out on top, which makes it more interesting from a betting perspective.

Here at freebets.co.uk, we have you totally covered when it comes to tennis betting.

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Tennis Betting Update – 2021

Tennis fans will be hoping to see a year of tennis in 2021 that resembles something close to normality.

As ever, we kick things off with the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year and an exciting time for players and fans alike.

Novak Djokovic leads the betting for the men’s event, and don’t be surprised to see that for almost every major tournament he enters this season, he has been nothing short of dominant over the past few seasons now.

The women’s game is far more open, and anyone betting on the women’s events, either the 2021 Australian Open, or those further down the line, should get good odds on whoever they bet on, such is the open feel to things at the moment.

Names such as Naomi Osaka and Ashleigh Barty will often be seen leading the betting markets, but at reasonable prices, with so many capable players trying to beat them.

An exciting, and hopefully close to normal, year of tennis awaits for players, fans and punters in 2021.

How to get tennis free bets

Anyone looking to place wagers on the Grand Slam events or other major tournaments should try to pick up tennis free bets.

Most major bookmakers have tennis free bets available and we have all of them right here.

To claim free bets on tennis, click through to your preferred bookmaker from one of our links and follow the instructions to create your account and make your first deposit.

You will probably have to place a qualifying bet to get the free bets, with most bookmakers requiring this wager to be placed at certain minimum odds.

After you have followed these quick and easy steps, the free bets should be credited automatically into your account, after which you can start checking out our tennis tips!

What to think about when betting on tennis

Betting on tennis involves taking a wide range of factors into account. The form of players is an obvious place to start, with recent results playing a key role in how confident they are.

The surface will have a big impact on a player’s chances of winning too. Some players really thrive on one type of court, for example Rafael Nadal is almost unbeatable on clay. Pete Sampras was unstoppable on grass back in the day, dominating Wimbledon every year.

Selecting the right market is also crucial when betting on tennis tournaments like the US Open. Of course, you can bet on the winner of the tournament, as well as individual matches either before they start or in-play. But you might find more value in the handicap odds, especially for clashes that are expected to be a significant mismatch between an elite star and an also-ran.

Head-to-head records are worth checking out when betting on tennis too. Sometimes players tend to dominate against a particular opponent, perhaps as their style is well suited to facing them across the net.

Elite stars to watch when tennis betting

Here are the top three tennis stars in the male and female world rankings right now: 

  1. Novak Djokovic – an undoubted all-time great, the Serbian can dominate on any surface and is never beaten, with an ability to come back from seemingly impossible situations
  2. Rafael Nadal – the King of Clay with an amazing 12 French Open titles, Nadal is still a threat in any tournament despite approaching the end of his playing career
  3. Dominic Thiem – another clay-court specialist, Austrian Thiem is a three-time Grand Slam finalist but is still searching for his first major win

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  1. Ash Barty – a former cricketer of some promise, Australia’s Barty collected her first Grand Slam title at the 2019 French Open, helping to vault her atop the rankings
  2. Simona Halep – Romanian star Halep has won titles at the French Open and Wimbledon and has spent more than a year at the top of the WTA rankings during her career
  3. Karolina Pliskova – third in the world rankings despite only reaching one Grand Slam final to date, at the 2016 US Open, Pliskova continues to improve her game.

Rising stars to watch when tennis betting

Freebets.co.uk has picked out three male and three female rising stars in the tennis world:

  1. Felix Auger-Aliassime – already in the top 20 of the world rankings, many experts believe Canada’s Auger-Aliassime will be a multiple Grand Slam champion in the future
  2. Jannik Sinner – Italian starlet Sinner was named as the wild card entry at the 2019 #NextGenATP Finals but went on to claim the title despite being the outsider
  3. Miomir Kecmanovic – among the youngest players ranked in the world’s top 100 right now, the Serbian is yet to go beyond the second round at any Grand Slam tournament

  1. Bianca Andreescu – Canadian Andreescu upset the odds to triumph at the 2019 US Open but opted not to return to New York to defend her title over COVID-19 concerns
  2. Coco Gauff – born in 2004, teenager Gauff has already recorded eye-catching results such as beating Venus Williams at Wimbledon. She won her first WTA title aged just 15
  3. Amanda Anisimova – another American, Anisimova was a winner on the WTA tour at 17 and the teenager was a shock semi-finalist at the 2019 French Open to boot

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Main tennis betting events of the year

Most tennis betting is concentrated around the four Grand Slam tournaments, which are spaced out through the year.

The Australian Open kicks things off, held every January in Melbourne. As it is played so early in the tennis season, the Australian Open has become synonymous with shock results. Just like the US Open, the Australian Open is played on hard courts.

Every year seems to see the clay-court season squeezed into a shorter period, but the French Open remains a highlight of the sporting calendar. Inevitably, Rafael Nadal comes out on top at Roland Garros.

Following on shortly after the French Open is Wimbledon, which takes place at the height of the English summer. Almost as famous for its traditions like The Queue and strawberries and cream, Wimbledon is the sole major grass-court tournament on the tennis calendar and the 2020 tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Lastly, the US Open is the final Grand Slam tournament of the year. Held at Flushing Meadows in New York City, this celebrity-laden event is one of the last chances for players to scoop plenty of ranking points. 

Both the ATP and the WTA tour wrap up their seasons with a glamorous finals event which sees the most successful players of the year face off in a round-robin format.

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Tennis betting markets to watch

Using tennis free bets on outright tournament winners is a popular choice, but there are lots of other markets to watch out for when placing bets on this sport.

For example, handicap markets are always worth a look as they offer a way to get more value out of backing a favourite to win a match against a lesser-rated opponent.

It is also possible to bet on the number of games a player will win in a particular match through an over-under market.

In-play tennis betting continues to grow in popularity, providing a lot of opportunities to win cash for those tuning into the latest action.

Just like in other sports like football, tennis betting accumulators are very popular as well. Backing a handful of players to win their matches can result in very appealing tennis odds.