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Re: Ideas and tactics about betting on tennis

I'm agreeing and disagreeing with Mr. F and Jay...

I think the beauty of tennis is how individual the sport is...you mostly know exactly how a player will approach a match...it is just a case of how they match up.

Any sport can be very profitable...much depends on how well you stake. Check out the likes of Deivid...

As to Timeout...he is still Jez at heart

Anders and Mistaflava have been my inspiration at any rate...pity that Mista doesn't post here very often these days. Both have unique staking plans...and if you combine the two stategies, you can do quite well.

Whilst clay is a good way of determining the men from the boys...I find it one of the hardest surfaces to bet...too many match swings. Indoors is where it's at...until the Tour arrived in Paris

Ultimately, Jay has the right idea - ONLY play the sports you know pretty damn well.
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Re: Ideas and tactics about betting on tennis

My advice would be to aim for a small profit over a long period of time.

5% in a month is solid stuff.

You're not going to make a quick killing here just steady long term profit is the order of the day.

Bankroll management is big. Don't bet more than 1% of your roll on any one match.
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Why do you think it's better to bet on football or basket rather than on tennis?
Yash I assume you are just a beginner? In that case I'll just echo the comments that others have made here and strongly advise you bet on those sports you actually have a thorough knowledge in such as tennis.

Feel free to drop by if you decide to bet on tennis in the future, good luck
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My advice would be to aim for a small profit over a long period of time.

5% in a month is solid stuff.

You're not going to make a quick killing here just steady long term profit is the order of the day.

Bankroll management is big. Don't bet more than 1% of your roll on any one match.
good post - always think long term. My favourite saying is "gambling is a marathon and not a sprint"
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Honestly though, I think there is a strong objective case to say Tennis is an easier (and one of the easiest) sports to play. I'll go into those reasons at a later time if anyone cares to know why I think that way.
I want to know why?
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I want to know why?
Ok, here goes.

Bear in mind I am saying this from the perspective of someone who should know their tennis (specifically mens, as womens tennis early rounds prices are not competitive).

Tennis is a sport less open to be disrupted by other factors other than the players themselves. Sure, from time to time an Umpire will intervene and make a correction on a far baseline that he/she should not have done, but by and large tennis matches are not affected by poor lines people, and now with hawkeye in, it enables the players to sort it out themselves.

Compare this factor with say Basketball or NFL. We know officials like to get busy in both of these sports, and for example an official might give a holding call against an OL where there was none. A case of seeing something that wasn't there which may very well have an impact on the drive. And with respect to instant replay, that's still open to a subjective opinion by the guy in the box and I'm sure we've seen many incidents where IR got it wrong (for example Polamalu interception v Indy in Playoffs last season).

This kind of thing can't really happen in tennis. The ball is either in or out.

The individuality of tennis also makes it a plus point. If you follow tennis, you know the state of mind on court of many players. You know those likely to serial tank (Gaudio for example), you know those who will pretty much always fight till the end and give you a run for your money (Hewitt for example). You know the serial chokers (Mathieu for example).

You know who plays well on what surface, who is in good form and should be backed, who is in poor form and should be left alone. Form book and history counts for alot in tennis.

Team sports rely on you prediciting the performance of a greater number of individuals, with differing mind sets and abilities. It's all very well backing the Colts because Peyton is a good QB and their O can put up points, but they can't help their D stop being gashed on the ground.

Tennis doesn't suffer from these differences, and thus makes it easier to predict. The officials are largely out of it, the weather is not a factor in the sense that play stops for rain. Of course, there is the consideration of the weather making conditions heavy and that favouring one player or the other, but you should be on top of that within reason.

You take the over in an NFL game outdoors with 2 teams who can eat up yards quickly, and then it starts pissing down, the game changes, here come the drops and both start to utilise a ground game. The pattern of the match is directly affected by the weather. Whereas this doesn't happen in tennis so much, other than how players may react to delays. Where again, you have the knowledge of which players have experience of these situations and evidence as to who is likely to deal with such circumstances better.

Take a match from a couple of days ago, Nadal v Davydenko. For me this was a no brainer to pick Nadal. Why? On mentality alone. Just that. Davydenko has proven that he beats who he should, and loses to who he should. He showed v Blake that there were things going on in his head with regards to taken further steps up the ladder. Nadal, although not playing particularly well of late, has more than proven he is up there when it comes to mental strength and a battle of wills. In their match, Davydenko ended up getting the slight edge in more rallies, but when it came down to it, when the big points were to be played, it was the champion mentality that pulled Nadal through in a tight contest, and Davydenko made simple errors at the most crucial times (that he would not make during other parts of the match).

Nadal at 8/13 was a great price, because you just won't get him at those kind of prices on clay or most of the season, so you have to eat it up. Davydenko is not Berdych or Blake with the ability to blow Nadal off court and put aside any mental deficiencies, so that was the kind of match I feel you can back just on mentality, as there are players out there who have a problem taking names down.

Bookies quite often don't take all the facts into account, and this is why they are vulnerable against the knowledgeable tennis gambler. They put names alone above match ups, form and H2H. They don't particularly adjust their prices in such circumstances. Which I have never understood, someone has not been doing their job.

For example, we all know Roddick is a dud on clay, and yet in Masters events or at RG he is always made a fav in the past for example against the likes of Massu or Acasuso. Players who have played on clay their whole lives up against a player whose biggest weapon is his serve (which is to an extent nullified on clay)? You have to take advantage of the times where the bookie puts name or ranking above what really counts which is surface, match ups, form, and history.
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Re: Ideas and tactics about betting on tennis

The above post is without doubt the best post I have ever read on MTF

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Bookies quite often don't take all the facts into account, and this is why they are vulnerable against the knowledgeable tennis gambler. They put names alone above match ups, form and H2H. They don't particularly adjust their prices in such circumstances. Which I have never understood, someone has not been doing their job.

For example, we all know Roddick is a dud on clay, and yet in Masters events or at RG he is always made a fav in the past for example against the likes of Massu or Acasuso. Players who have played on clay their whole lives up against a player whose biggest weapon is his serve (which is to an extent nullified on clay)? You have to take advantage of the times where the bookie puts name or ranking above what really counts which is surface, match ups, form, and history.
Very good post and one to take into account for sure...thanks for your insight.
But regarding why bookies put names alone above match-ups,form etc...well,you are thinking like a bettor.Try and think like a bookie for a short while and you will find the answer The ideea is to attract action on both outcomes as much as possible.That way,a bookie doesn't care what the result of the match will be cause they win either way.
For those who don't get it,take a 50%-50% match for example...with odds 1,85-1,85...if a total amount of 100$ is bet on 1st player at 1,85 the bookie will lose 85$,if that player wins....but if the same amount of 100$ is bet on 2nd player at 1,85,the bookie will also lose 85$...Now,the total amount bet on that match was 200$ right?But whatever the outcome,the bookie will lose 185$ so that means that they win 15$ no matter what the outcome is,AS LONG AS THEY GET EVEN ACTION ON THE MATCH FROM A BETTING POINT OF VIEW.
That is why,on many occasions,you will see a match like Roddick-Acasuso on clay,first round priced at 1,5 Roddick and Acasuso at @2,25,even though this is more like a 50-50 match...or,given the circumstances,Acasuso should be favoured.
But you see,if the odds were like 1,85-1,85 on this game,then there won't be many people backing Acasuso.Why?the reason is simple!There is no Value left...or even if it is,the percentage is low and not worth backing.So that means that a lot of money will flow on Roddick only,and if he wins,sportsbooks will lose,even though the ods were correct right?50-50 match...no?
The bookie knows that public tends to follow NAMES,while the proffesional gamblers seek VALUE.That is why they INFLATE o
r DECREASE odds for the reason i said above:TO GET EVEN ACTION.

As a conclusion,it is very good if someone who bets on tennis(but not only tennis) can think first as a bookmaker,and then as a proffesional gambler.That way you can justify why odds are in such a way on some games.Don't underestimate bookies

ps:hope i could be of some help...Cheers

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