When betting on Tennis you need to make sure you understand the retirement rules of each bookmaker as these can vary significantly which if you are not careful means you could lose both bets and lose money.
There are 4 different tennis rules on the market today, and they can be categorized as below.
Please note: These rules only apply to betting on the winner of the match and not to other markets.
1. Ball Served
For the bet to stand, only one serve is required in the match. That means that if a player retires (due to an injury for example) at any time after the first serve, the bet stands with the bookies that have this rule on tennis.
2. One Set Completed
For the bet to stand, at least one set needs to be completed in the match. That means that if a player retires after one set has been completed, the bet stands. However, if a player retires before one set has been completed, the bet is void (cancelled) and you will get your stake back.
- Ladbrokes AU
3. Two Sets Completed
For the bet to stand, at least two sets needs to be completed in the match. That means that if a player retires after two sets have been completed, the bet stands. However, if a player retires before two sets have been completed, the bet is void (cancelled) and you will get your stake back.
4. Match Completed
The entire match has to be completed in order for the bet to stand. A player can’t retire without the bet being void.
- Diamond Sports Book
- Paddy Power
- Stan James
- Victor Chandler
- William Hill
- William Hill AU
Important: These rules can change at any time so it is important that you double check the rules yourself before placing any bets.