Tennis - the biggest tournaments and the best odds

Tennis is a great sport that comes from England. Just playing a ball over a net dates back to the 12th century, but games with rackets were only started in the 16th century and it was then called Real Tennis. Previously, the palm of a game was used over a network.

Tennis that we know today came to 1873 by the Englishman Walter Clopton Wingfield and the first championship Wimbledon was played as early as 1877. Today there are many major tournaments and the game itself has also changed. Today, Tennis is a great sport and also a great opportunity for betting where you can follow the big championships both online and on TV.

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The biggest tournaments in tennis

In tennis, there are both major competitions with concepts such as the Grand Slam as well as competitions that are part of the ATP tour or the WTA tour.

The biggest competitions known as Grand Slam tournaments are the following:

  • Australian Open
  • French open
  • Wimbledon
  • US Open

Winning a Grand Slam means that during the current playing season you are the winner in all these competitions. There are several variants of this award, such as a consecutive Grand Slam which is that you hold all the titles but not during the same playing season. A career Grand Slam means winning them, but not in succession. Regardless, it is a great achievement to win any of these international competitions at all.

Australian Open

The Australian Open is an international competition included in the major Grand Slam tournaments and is played in Melbourne, Australia. This competition starts the “Grand Slam year” and is played in January and February and was founded in 1905.

The current ground is Hardcourt (Plexicushion) but the ground has changed several times over the years. They have previously played on both grass and Rebound Ace.

In December, the month before the tournament starts, an end game is played for Australian players on the women’s and men’s side where the champion from each gets a wildcard to the Australian Open.

Playing in the middle of the Australian heat is a real challenge and only some players can endure this strain. The average temperature during the competition is 34.7 degrees.

Some winners stand out clearly in the list over the last ten years and it is on the men’s side Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic and they have won three and six times, respectively. On the ladies side, it is Serena Williams who has taken three titles in the last ten years.

Winner men

  • 2020 Novak Djokovic
  • 2019 Novak Djokovic
  • 2018 Roger Federer
  • 2017 Roger Federer
  • 2016 Novak Djokovic
  • 2015 Novak Djokovic
  • 2014 Stanislas Wawrinka
  • 2013 Novak Djokovic
  • 2012 Novak Djokovic
  • 2011 Novak Djokovic
  • 2010 Roger Federer

Winner women

  • 2020 Sofia Kenin
  • 2019 Naomi Osaka
  • 2018 Caroline Wozniacki
  • 2017 Serena Williams
  • 2016 Angelique Kerber
  • 2015 Serena Williams
  • 2014 Li Na
  • 2013 Victoria Azarenka
  • 2012 Victoria Azarenka
  • 2011 Kim Clijsters
  • 2010 Serena Williams

French Open Championships

This competition can be called a world championship in tennis on gravel because it is the only Grand Slam competition to be played right on gravel. Gravel is a bit slower ground, but it also means that it becomes more physically demanding. It also makes certain players who are good at special types get it harder.

For example, players who, on other fast basis, usually succeed with their services, will find it more difficult here. The competition is played in May and it was founded as early as 1891 and it is played at Roland-Garros in Paris, France. From 1925 opened competitively for international players, previously it had been reserved only for French players.

The most successful male player here has been Rafael Nadal who combed home ten full titles.

Winner men

  • 2019 Rafael Nadal
  • 2018 Rafael Nadal
  • 2017 Rafael Nadal
  • 2016 Novak Djokovic
  • 2015 Stanislas Wawrinka
  • 2014 Rafael Nadal
  • 2013 Rafael Nadal
  • 2012 Rafael Nadal
  • 2011 Rafael Nadal
  • 2010 Rafael Nadal

Winner women

  • 2019 Ashleigh Barty
  • 2018 Simona Halep
  • 2017 Jeļena Ostapenko
  • 2016 Gabriñe Muguruza
  • 2015 Serena Williams
  • 2014 Maria Sharapova
  • 2013 Serena Williams
  • 2012 Maria Sharapova
  • 2011 Li Na
  • 2010 Francesca Schiavone

Wimbledon

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament and it is played on grass. Wimbledon was founded as early as 1877 and is played at the All England Club Wimbledon, London, England. Englishmen are very traditional in some things and it is one thing that stands out in this competition as all contestants have to play in completely white clothes. Another rule is that participants must bow to the royal seat if the royalty is in place.

They also froze in strawberries and cream, which is now a great opportunity for the strawberry growers and that the strawberries are just ready until the tournament starts. You eat about 35,000 kilos of strawberries during the tournament.

With sustained rain during several tournaments, a roof was arranged in 2009 that could cover the center course.
Roger Federer has taken home a total of eight titles here.

Winner men

  • 2019 Novak Djokovic
  • 2018 Novak Djokovic
  • 2017 Roger Federer
  • 2016 Andy Murray
  • 2015 Novak Djokovic
  • 2014 Novak Djokovic
  • 2013 Andy Murray
  • 2012 Roger Federer
  • 2011 Novak Djokovic
  • 2010 Rafael Nadal

Winner women

  • 2019 Simona Halep
  • 2018 Angelique Kerber
  • 2017 Gabriñe Muguruza
  • 2016 Serena Williams
  • 2015 Serena Williams
  • 2014 Petra Kvitová
  • 2013 Marion Bartoli
  • 2012 Serena Williams
  • 2011 Petra Kvitová
  • 2010 Serena Williams

US Open

The US Open is last played by the races in the Grand Slam series and is played during August and September. The location is USA and Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York, near Manhattan. The substrate is Pro DecoTurf which makes the bounces smaller than against other hardcourt tracks, simplified it can be said that it is a little slower than grass ground but faster than gravel. The competition has been played since 1881.

Several players have taken home five titles here and we are talking about Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors. Roger Federer stands out a little extra when he took his titles five years in a row from 2004 to 2008.

Winner men

  • 2019 Rafael Nadal
  • 2018 Novak Djokovic
  • 2017 Rafael Nadal
  • 2016 Stanislas Wawrinka
  • 2015 Novak Djokovic
  • 2014 Marin Cilic
  • 2013 Rafael Nadal
  • 2012 Andy Murray
  • 2011 Novak Djokovic
  • 2010 Rafael Nadal

Winner women

  • 2019 Bianca Andreescu
  • 2018 Naomi Osaka
  • 2017 Sloane Stephens
  • 2016 Angelique Kerber
  • 2015 Flavia Pennetta
  • 2014 Serena Williams
  • 2013 Serena Williams
  • 2012 Serena Williams
  • 2011 Samantha Stosur
  • 2010 Kim Clijsters

Team competitions in Tennis

There are several different team competitions in tennis and you probably recognize the names of them below and we will briefly go through them so you know how they are played and when.

Davis Cup

This is the biggest men’s tennis competition. The equivalent on the women’s side is FedCup. The Davis Cup has been played since 1900 and most wins have the United States and Australia. Usually they play between February and November and over 100 nations participate, while only 16 teams play in the highest elite division.

FedCup

1963 was the first year that FedCup was played, a women’s tennis team. In the beginning they only played for a week but after more nations joined, they have now changed and the 16 teams are divided into two eight teams groups that meet during three weekends.

Hopman Cup

The Hopman Cup is a competition for gender-mixed national teams and is played internationally. It is organized by the International Tennis Association and is played in Australia in January. You play singles for each of the players and then finish with a mixed doubles match.

Nations Senior Cup

This competition is for senior players over the age of 30 and who has previously played on the ATP Tour and Davis Cup. The schedule is similar to the Davis Cup and the competition is played in the summer in Spain.

Professional tours in tennis

There are two professional tours, one for the men’s ATP and one for the ladies WTA.
ATP stands for Association of Tennis Professionals and the same for the Women’s WTA which stands for Women Tennis Association.

The design of these professional tours is that you play a number of competitions during the year, about 65 and there are mixed competitions. Partly the Grand Slam, and also 250 Series, 500 Series and 1000 Series. There are competitions going on during the year.

At the end of the year, the competition ends with a Champions where the eight highest ranked players and the doubles make up the winnings.

Place bets on tennis competitions

Tennis is a popular sport for just betting and the media coverage is great. Here you have the opportunity to tip the winner directly at the big tournaments and if you are good you have a bet that is long and may even become the winner who wins. The earlier you place your bet, the greater the chance of getting better odds.

Watch tennis directly on the sports betting page

Through the media coverage you will have full control over the game, either by broadcasting the matches as a stream with one of our partners but otherwise on TV or the various channel companies.

On our event lists you can see which channel is broadcasting the match and how you can most easily access it.
In some cases, you may also need a VPN solution like NordVPN where you can easily connect directly to a country to utilize that sports broadcast service. This way you can access a large number of sports events in a cost-effective and smart way.

Tennis glossary

In tennis there are several interesting terms that can be good to keep track of. We’ve included the most common ones so you can easily hang out.

Backhand – a stroke on the opposite side from the one that the player has happened, ie left or right handed. If you are right-handed, a backhand is a stroke from the left side of the body.
Break – When a player wins a game against the player.
Cross – a stroke diagonally across the track
Deuce – when it is equal in points between players
Double fault – if a player misses his two services, you get a double fault
Forehand – a blow you hit from the right side if you are right-handed and vice versa
Advantage – If you have points over 40, it is counted as an advantage for the leader and have the chance to win a game or set
Match ball – when the leader only needs to win another battle to win the match
Serve ace – when a player serves and the opponent fails to receive the ball
Set – each set has six games
Slice – a screw on the ball
Tie break – a crucial game when it stands 6-6 in the game and whoever wins it wins this set.

This is how points are counted in tennis

Points in Tennis do not follow regular points, you use an entirely different system. There is information that one wanted to differentiate the sport from other scoring systems and simply found their own.

Since four balls are required to win a game, it is claimed that they took a clock and divided them into four quarters. It became zero, 15, 30 and 45. Now, the point in tennis is not 45 but 40 and because it was unnecessarily difficult to shout 45 instead of 40, it was quickly and easily decided that it should be 40 instead.

The points you count in tennis are thus 0, 15, 30 and 40. Then you switch to duece, ie “equal” and then advantage as you say when there is only one ball left to win for the player who has the advantage (leads) for to win their game.

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