ATP Tennis Odds and Betting Guide
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) runs the premier men’s professional tennis tour. The organization is also the governing body for the next two tiers in the hierarchy: ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Men’s World Tennis Tour. The ATP produces world rankings, and sportsbooks offer Australian Open odds on the world number one at the end of the season, such as Rafael Nadal +500 to be number one in the ATP world rankings at the end of the year.
The ATP rankings are based on the player’s number of points during a calendar year. Sportsbooks offer odds on the ATP Race that are subject to change throughout the season. All players begin with zero points on the 1st of January, so totals are not carried forward from the previous season. At the start of 2022, in ATP tennis odds, the favorite was Novak Djokovic at +200.
There is a point scale, depending on the grade of the tournament and the round of elimination. On the main ATP tour, there are the following categories:
- ATP Finals
- ATP Masters 1,000
- ATP 500 Series
- ATP 250 Series
The range of ranking points goes from 2,000 for winning a Grand Slam to 12 points for qualifying for an ATP 250 Series event. The point allocation is smaller for results in Challenger and ITF tournaments. Since 2016, the Davis Cup and Olympic Games did not carry ATP points.
ATP Tennis Odds on Grand Slam Tournaments
The pinnacle of the men’s professional game is the four Grand Slam tournaments. ATP tennis odds exist in pre-game, in-play, and outright winner markets. In fact, you can bet on the winner of the four Grand Slams many months in advance of each championship.
Here is a guide to the men’s Grand Slam championships:
The Australian Open takes place in January and February. The venue is Melbourne Park, close to the city, and matches are played outdoors on hard courts. Rafael Nadal was the champion in 2022, and the Spanish player should be about +500 to win the next Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic is the winning-most men’s player, with nine titles between 2008 and 2021. His participation in major championships often comes down to his views on Covid vaccines. However, the Serbian can still be competitive in the Australian Open for several more years.
The French Open is the season’s most prestigious clay court tournament, so there are ATP tennis odds for the event. It takes place at the end of May and the beginning of June at Roland Garros in Paris. Rafael Nadal holds the record for men’s titles: 14 from 2005 to 2022.
Sportsbooks issue betting for the French Open virtually at the end of the tournament in the previous season. Nadal and Djokovic are still prominent in the betting, but Carlos Alcaraz from Spain may be the favorite at +300 at some stage.
As befitting the most prestigious championship in the sport, there is a comprehensive ATP tennis odds service for the third Grand Slam tournament of the season. There is betting on the outright winner, players to make the final, and the round of elimination for selected players, such as Taylor Fritz from the United States.
Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam event played on grass, outdoors on the courts in southwest London. Few ATP events are played on the surface, meaning tournament specialists are involved. Roger Federer won eight record-breaking titles, but the younger brigade should soon be making youth over experience count.
The US Open takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York at the end of August and the start of September. Matches are played outdoors on hard courts, but the conditions are not the same as at the Australian Open at the height of the Southern Hemisphere summer.
The defending champion in 2022 was Daniil Medvedev. He beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the previous season. Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors, and Roger Federer are record-equalling five-time winners in the Open era. There should be US Open ATP tennis odds at some stage.
ATP Tennis Odds on Other Tournaments
There are nine Masters 1000 tournaments that are just below the Grand Slams in terms of prestige, prize money, and ranking points. The year-ending ATP Tour Finals bring together the top-ranked eight players of the season.
The event is played on a round-robin basis and then knockout, usually indoors on hard courts. The ATP 500 and ATP 250 Series have much smaller draws with fewer ranking points on offer. Sportsbooks offer ATP tennis odds for the winner of these tournaments, updated after each round.
Match ATP Tennis Odds
- Tournament winner odds are complemented by the following match ATP tennis odds markets::
- Match winner: Player 1 or Player 2 with a definite outcome, so there cannot be a Tie
- Match total number of games, expressed as a two-way Over/Under total or in bands
- Number of sets, which in a three-set match can be two or three sets
- Will there be a Tiebreaker?: Yes or No
- Player to win the first set
- Number of games or breaks of serve in a set
There are ATP tennis odds for these markets on pre-game and live betting platforms. Bettors can cash out tennis bets to guarantee a profit or limit the loss before the final outcome. Sportsbooks take down live betting after a key event, such as a break or end of set. The updated live ATP tennis odds are displayed after a short delay.
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