Since the Open era was ushered in in April 1968 and the true dawn of Tennis professionals the sport has grown and in betting circles is now the 4th most betted on sport in the world. Prior to April 1968 only amateurs were only allowed to compete in the major tournaments including the four majors where there was no prize money and the only financials to players was the reimbursement of their travel expenses, wow how things have changed.

Money in Tennis

As at 2016 the US Open had the largest total prize pool stood at $46.3 million where the winners of both mens and womens singles pocketed a record breaking $3.5 million each. A further 10% increase in the prize pool is expected for the 2017 US Open making it the richest tennis grand slam in history with $50 million in prize money pool. Novak Djokovic is currently top of the career winnings standings amassing $107,898,543 form is 12 Grand Slam Wins (6 Australian Open, 3 Wimbledon, 2 U.S. Open, 1 French Open) and 55 other titles. The $107,898,543 figures does not include sponsorship/endorsements reportedly a further $28 million, I wonder what the amateurs of pre 1968 would make of it? Betting on Tennis You can place bets on all the Tennis Grand Slams be it the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon or US Open as well as many of the ATP tour games and the Davis Cup with the majority of bookies. Singles and Doubles are the main divisions covered by the betting forums and you will find that a myriad of bet types are available such as – Match Betting, Price Boosts, Tie-break in Match? Set Betting, Set Whitewash, Set Exacta, 1st Set Winner, 1st Set Correct Score, 1st Set Correct Score Groups, 1st Set Dominance, 1st Set Total Games Win & Total Games, Total Games Handicap Betting, Win a Set, Total Sets, Match Score Exacta, Most Aces, Aces Handicap, Most Double Faults. Odds comparisons between sportsbooks will differ so it is always advised that you review the odds at a spread of bookmakers and your options especially if backing an outsider.
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