When betting on tennis, a bettor can bet on the actual match, or he can venture a guess and wager on who might win a particular competition, such as the US Open. Betting and speculating on the US Open and tennis betting competitions of similar nature can be done by way of the tennis futures market. With the futures market, each tennis player receives odds, which they pay out if they win the entire tournament. Because we are betting in advance of the actual competition, we are speculating on which tennis player we think will win the US Open. Often we can find value within the tennis odds for such competitions.
When betting the futures in a competition such as the US Open, not only can we speculate on the winner, but we can also speculate on when certain players will be eliminated. For example, Roger Federer has won the US Open five years consecutively. Last year he knocked off Andy Murray in straight sets. A tennis bettor can speculate on how Murray fairs in this year’s US Open by way of the futures market.
Should we believe Andy Murray shall be eliminated in the opening round, we would be rewarded with $850 on our $100 bet. If we successfully predict his ousting from the Open in the second or third round, we would win $4500 or $1000 respectively, as his odds for second round elimination are at +4500, while round three elimination is at +1000. Should we believe Murray would reach the US Open Semi-finals and lose; the odds are +450, while earning the spot of runner up is at +225. Andy Murray winning the US Open outright pays $250 on each $100 wagered.
By comparison, Rafael Nadal is getting tennis betting odds of +500 to win the US Open, as well as +600 odds to finish runner-up. On the women’s side of the US Open, Venus Williams has odds of +1000 to finish as runner up, while receiving +450 odds to win the Open. Maria Sharapova is a plus 1200 to bow out gracefully in the second round, while even money to be eliminated in round three of the open.
The futures market for tennis betting provides us a plethora of tennis odds and value on different stages of the entire US Open Tennis tournament. By carefully examining the draws and match ups, value is certain to be located.