Special Tennis Betting For Australian Open
The first grand slam Tennis tournament of 2010 is the Australian Open. Tennis players usually train hard during December and use the opening month of the new season to prepare for the first grand slam tournament using the side events to get match practise. In Men’s Tennis there have been a couple of surprises at the event with the higher ranked players suffering upsets in recent years. Jo-Wilfred Tsonga was a relatively unknown player when he made the final in 2008. Novak Djokovic’s form towards the end of this season makes him a favourite to retain his title when the tournament takes place early next year, which will be the 98th time the tournament has been contested.
Tennis betting fans have a number of special bets on offer from bwin this year. You can bet on the player who will have the fastest serve throughout the tournament if you like to follow the progress of the big hitters. Andy Roddick is favourite for this bet at odds of 2.60 with big hitting fellow American Taylor Dent second favourite at 2.65. The Americans dominate the market with 6ft 9inch John Isner as third favourite. Isner uses his high vertical base and causes many players problems with his size around the court. A pro since 2007 he will be hoping to go further in the tournament than a first round he achieved last year. His odds are 4.70 to be the fastest server at the Australian Open.
Another interesting special Tennis bet is one on who will serve the most Aces between Ivo Karlovic and Roger Federer. Federer is not known for his serve power but he hits many Aces when on form. He has an amazing record of making every grand slam semi-finals for the last five years. With a handicap of +0.5 Federer has odds of 1.69 to hit more Aces than Karlovic. Ivo does not last as long as Federer in most tournaments, but hits more pure Aces per match. It is an interesting bet. If you believe Federer may be susceptible to a defeat in this tournament then perhaps the 2.04 odds for Karlovic to serve more Aces is a good bet for you. He made the third round of the tournament in 2008 so will need a good run to match Federer.
There are a number of special heads up matches with selected Tennis players squaring off against each other to see who wins the most games. You need to look at how often the players win matches in straight sets. For example, Del Potro +0.5 has odds of 1.85 versus Murray -0.5 at the same odds of 1.85. Murray often struggles from the third round onwards but gets through in four and five set matches when playing well. Del Potro is the on-form player in the world and generally wins in straight sets far into the tournament. Because Murray usually plays more sets in the tournaments and has been known to struggle in first and second round matches on occasion but still come through I would tip Murray at 1.85 to win more games. There are a lot of other combinations of players that you can research in a similar way and all offer intriguing decisions.
My favourite special bet is choosing an individual player out of the list and selecting how far you think they will go in the tournament. For example, Andy Murray has odds of 3.97 to make the final or win, 3.75 for making it to the quarter or semi final and 2.65 to go out between the first and last 16 rounds. All of the top players have odds on similar outcomes.
Thanks to the special tennis betting odds from bwin the start of the Tennis season is sure to go off with a bang.
By Malcolm Clarke