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There aren't many weeks in the year when there isn't a tennis tournament being played somewhere around the world. While most people only think about tennis when Wimbledon fortnight comes around, tennis is a global game and provides gamblers with ample opportunities to place bets on the sport. From the Australian Open in January to the US Open in September, with the French Open and Wimbledon in between. There is rarely a week goes by when a top class tennis tournament is not taking place somewhere in the world.

Tennis free bets and bonuses can be used on ATP and WTA tour events throughout the calendar, but the most popular events for punters are the four Grand Slam events of the year:

  • The Australian Open
  • The French Open
  • Wimbledon
  • US Open

See the best players in the world competing for the most coveted prizes because the top tennis players gear their preparations towards the Grand Slam tournaments. Punters know that the players that they are backing with their tennis free bets will be at the peak of their powers or at least they hope to be.

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Latest Tennis Rankings -18 November2019


Change from previous week is in brackets. Note that a rise or fall in a ranking can reflect a player not performing so well in a tournament as they did in the previous year. That's been the case this week with Karen Khachanov slipping nine places. He won the 2018 Paris Masters so had a lot of points to defend. He lost in the second round this year, so down the rankings he goes. Players can also rise in the rankings without a good performance if players above them drop points in the way Khachanov did. Rafael Nadal's rise to world number one is mainly due to Novak Djokovic losing early on in the Shanghai Masters which he won in 2018.

  1. Rafael Nadal  - guaranteed to end the year ranked number one in the world.
  2. Novak Djokovic 
  3. Roger Federer
  4. Dominic Thiem (+1) - reached final of World Tour Finals
  5. Daniil Medvedev  (-1)
  6. Stefanos Tsitsipas 
  7. Alexander Zverev 
  8. Matteo Berrettini 
  9. Roberto Bautista Agut 
  10. Gael Monfils 
  11. David Goffin
  12. Fabio Fognini
  13. Kei Nishikori - currently out injured
  14. Diego Schwartman 
  15. Denis Shapovalov - 
  16. Stan Wawrinka
  17. Karen Khachanov 
  18. Alex de Minaur 
  19. John Isner 
  20. Grigor Dimitrov 


 British Players

42 Daniel Evans 

53 Cameron Norrie 

69 Kyle Edmund  (-1)

126 Sir Andy Murray (-1)

155 Jay Clarke (+15) - Reached final of Challenger event held in India.

243Liam Broady  (+1) 

278 Jan Choinski (+11) Reached last 16 of Challenger event held in Italy.

322 James Ward (-21)



1 Ashleigh Barty  - confirmed to be the number one player at the end of 2019.

2 Karolina Pliskova 

3 Naomi Osaka 

4 Simona Halep 

4 Bianca Andreescu 

5 Simona Halep

6 Elina Svitolina 

7 Petra Kvitova 

8 Belinda Bencic 

9 Kiki Bertens 

10 Serena Williams 

11 Aryna Sabalenka 

12 Johanna Kona 

13 Madison Keys 

14 Sofia Kenin 

15 Petra Martic 

16 Marketa Vondrousova 

17 Elise Mertens 

18 Allison Riske 

19 Donna Vekic 

20 Angelique Kerber 


Other British Players

102 Heather Watson (-9)

141 Harriet Dart (-1)

220 Samantha Murray (-2)

239 Katie Swann (-2)

245 Naiktha Bains (+45) - Reached last eight of Tapei OEC Open.

282 Jodie Burrage (+1)

329 Maria Lumsden (-58) - loses points from tournament win last November.

346 Katie Boulter- (+5)

348 Katy Dunne (+4)

351 Amanda Carrares (+2)

353 Francesca Jones (-+2)


2020 Grand Slam Diary

January 20 - February 2 Australian Open 

May 18 - June 7 - French Open 

June 29 - July 12  Wimbledon 

August 24 - September 6


2019 Grand Slam Results

January 15-28 - Australian Open - Men's Singles won by Novak Djokovic and Women's Singles by Naomi Osaka

May 27 - June 10 - French Open - Men's Singles won by Rafael Nadal and Women's Singles by Ashleigh Barty

July 1-15 -  Wimbledon - Men's Singles won by Novak Djokovic and Women's Singles by Simona Halep

August 27 - September 9 - US Open - Men's Singles won by Rafael Nadal and Women's Singles by Bianca Andreescu



Let a Free Bet Make it Game, Set and Match

It's not just the tennis calendar that has expanded in recent years. The number of bookmakers has grown too and competition for customers is almost as tough a battle as Andy Murray getting the better of Novak Djokovic. In order to gain customers, bookmakers are continually offering free bets and bonuses and that's great news for anyone looking to make profits. However, there are so many offers out there it can become as confusing as explaining to a newcomer to tennis just what exactly a let is. This is where comes into play. Just like an eagle-eyed linesman we find out all about the latest offers and which of them represent the best value. There's no dodgy line calls here though because our experts know a great offer when they see one.

What Tennis tournaments can I bet on?

If you go on a bookmakers site it's very rare that there's no tennis matches to bet on. There are tournaments held almost every week all over the world.

Grand Slam Tournaments

For most people there are the four massive tournaments each year (as listed above) called the Grand Slams of tennis and are held in Australia  in January, France in May/June, Wimbledon in June and the US Open in September. These are the tournaments that every player wants to win. They are more prestigious and have more ranking points available. They also grab more attention than any other tournaments held throughout the year. A player can cause plenty of upsets at the smaller tournaments held throughout the year but if they knock out Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, they'll hit the headlines all over the world.

The Grand Slam tournaments differ from others held throughout the year because they last a fortnight and in the men's tournament, matches are held over the best of five sets rather than best of three in other tournaments.

ATP and WTA Tournaments

Between these four Grand Slam tournaments there's the ATP tour for male tennis players and the WTA for female players. These travel around the globe with matches being played on a variety of surfaces including grass, clay and hardcourts with action taking place both indoors and outdoors. At the end of the year the tour finals take place with the most successful players on tour battling it out.  In addition to these tournaments there's also the Davis Cup for men and Federation Cup for women. These are kind of like the World Cup of tennis played between countries from all over the world but taking place throughout the year.

Bets are available on all of these tournaments but that's not all that you can place your free bet on. Lower ranked players take place in other tournaments including the Challenger circuit for up and coming players.  Online betting is available on these tournaments and with matches being played all over the world, bleary eyed gamblers can place bets on matches taking place in the States or Asia in the early hours of the day.

Tennis Betting Markets

Betting on tennis, as with most sports, largely revolves around picking the winner in a Match Odds market. There are, however, plenty of other markets for punters to bet on.

In one-sided matches Handicap Betting often takes precedence as punters  look for an opportunity to gather healthier returns from backing their favourite players. Set Betting is also popular in matches where there is a heavy favourite, here punters can bet on the correct set score and tend to bet on the match favourite to come through in straight sets especially when the game is being played over the best of three sets.

Quite often in tennis the odds on one of the players winning can be extremely short. If Andy Murray is up against a player who's ranked outside of the top 100 then he could be as short as 1-100 to win the match. Handicap betting can make it more attractive to place a free bet on Murray. If it's a best of five set match in a Grand Slam tournament, then his opponent could be given a 2.5 set start, which means Murray would have to win in straight sets (3-0) for your bet to win.

Other markets available for Grand Slam and Tour events include :

  • Total Points
  • First Set Winner
  • Second Set Winner
  • Tie Break
  • Total Number of Games
  • Set Score
  • Number of Aces
  • Most Aces

...... and many, many more.

Grand Slam Tennis

In tennis all players are ultimately judged by their Grand Slam success. When looking back through history the true greats of the game are all multiple Grand Slam winners, with Roger Federer at the top of that list having won 17 (four Australian Opens, one French Open, seven Wimbledons and five US Opens) Grand Slam titles in his career.  Rafael Nadal and Pete Sampras are joint second with 14 wins.  Roger Federer is one of only three players to complete a career Grand Slam; Rod Laver and Rafael Nadal being the other two.

Serena Williams now has 20 Grand Slam titles and is four behind the record 24 won by Margaret Court and could well equal that tally by the end of her career.

It is a testament to the standard of men’s tennis at present that both Nadal and Federer are competing in the same era, yet at the time of writing, neither man occupies the world number one spot. That accolade belongs to Novak Djokovic whop would join the illustrious list of players to have won all four Grand Slams if he could add a title in Paris to his name. It is surely only a matter of time before he joins that list.

These three modern greats dominate the majority of selections for a tennis free bet. Their superiority in the game means that punters are almost guaranteed a good run for their money when backing them to win tournaments.

Point by Point Betting

Where things can really get interesting is when you indulge in some in-play betting on tennis. Here you are betting on the match while it's taking place and the number of betting opportunities increases dramatically. The odds on each player winning change after each point is played. You can bet on who wins each game and by the score in each game. It's possible to get some improved odds on players with in-play betting. Say you bet on Serena Williams to beat Maria Sharapova, Williams may start the match 1-2 to win.  But if she has her serve broken in the first set, then those odds might suddenly change to something like 8-11.  It might still pay to take that improved price because women's tennis is known to have more breaks of service than the male game, so it's more than likely that Williams will break back and her odds will go back to 1-2 or even shorter.

Speciality Bets

Your free bet doesn't have to be used on one tournament. There are plenty of other markets available throughout the year. For example you can place a bet on how many Grand Slam tournaments a player such as Novak Djokovic or Serena Wiliams might win. Don't forget the BBC Sports Personality of The Year of the Year Award. If you think Andy Murray is going to win Wimbledon this year then chances are that will again lead to him winning the end-of-year BBC Award. Why win one big bet when another one can follow later in the year?

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