Tennis is a dynamic and beautiful sport. But we love it not only for this.
Tennis is one of the most popular sports, accounting for around 25% of total betting. As in football, the most common bets are on outcomes, totals and handicaps. Breaks stand out, and there are plenty of different strategies for this component. Today, let’s take a closer look at the basic details and secrets.
What is a break in tennis, examples
Break in tennis is the situation when an athlete wins a game on another player’s pitch. If the next game is taken by the losing player (being already a taker), this is considered a break.
Let’s take the match between Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic as an example. In the first game, the Russian pitched, but the Serb was stronger. Djokovic takes the game on someone else’s pitch, i.e. a break.
The game continues, in the second game there is a change of pitcher. Novak relaxes a bit and loses the game. The victory was on the side of Medvedev, who was the host. This is a rebreak from Daniel.
These terms apply only to games within the same set. If a tennis player made a break in the seventh game of the first set, and in the second set the opponent took the game on someone else’s pitch, then it cannot be said that there was a rebreak. Each set is considered separately, at the end of the game the previous breaks are reset and everything starts from the score 0:0.
Tennis break betting tips and features
The main thing in betting on breaks is the right choice of the player and the moment of betting. Sites with tennis statistics will help to determine the best at the pitches and determine the circle of athletes who implement breakpoints well.
A breakpoint is a situation where a player has one point left to win a game on another player’s pitch. A breakpoint can be a triple (at 0:40), a double (15:40) or a regular point (30:40 or less). If the score is 40-40, the game shall continue until one of the players has taken two successive draws.
To bet on breaks, you need to gather basic statistics: the number of breaks and break points a tennis player has, his ability to win them back, and his efficiency in executing them. A few details that may be helpful will be highlighted:
- On ground, breaks happen more often than on fast surfaces (hard, grass). The ground surface is the slowest, it is easier for players to handle the ball from the rebound after the pitch;
- Less often breaks occur on the grass. The rebound on this surface is very low and fast. The receiver has much less time;
- Breaks are much more common in women’s tennis. In men, pitching is traditionally more powerful, there are much more aces;
- In men, the percentage of “winning back” break points exceeds 60%. Elite tennis players and top pitchers consistently win back 70-75%. Catching breaks at breakpoints in live is dangerous. The margin is high, at a distance you will surely find yourself in the red.
Rereak Betting Strategies
The simplest break betting strategy is based on the Martingale system. The player makes a bet on the outsider’s break in live and after each failure doubles the amount of the bet so that the first entry will ensure a profit. The minimum coefficient for this strategy is 2.00.
If the outsider makes a break, you can immediately bet on the break of the favorite. Elite tennis players in the early rounds often save energy and turn on at full power only when necessary, so there is a high probability of a rebreak.
Lesser-class players who are addicted to power pitch after breaking the opponent in the first set often give up the rest of the game and save energy for the upcoming sets. In this case, you need to catch the breaks of a tennis player who has already taken someone else’s pitch.
Experienced players advise catching rebreaks in matches where the strengths of the tennis players are comparable. That is, before the game starts, the odds of each athlete winning should be at least 1.60-1.70.
This strategy works best in play. Watching the game allows a better understanding of the players’ condition, level of fitness and motivation. Often the opening games are a good indication of the mood of the players and their chances.
If the pitcher is taking game after game on his pitch without serious problems, the strategy is unlikely to bear fruit. In such a scenario, it is better to leave this match alone and try to find a more suitable event.
It also makes sense to bet on rebreaks when one player takes a long game on someone else’s pitch. With several long draws and over/under. You can bet on the loser to win, as the probability of a rebreak is high in this case. The tennis player has spent a lot of energy for the break, not everyone is able to maintain concentration after an intermediate success.
The football rule of “if you don’t score, you get a goal” often applies in a match with two chances. This is especially true for impulsive tennis players, who regularly lose their emotional balance. If they fail to capitalize on their chances on reception and miss a few breaks, they can lose the next game on their pitch on emotion. So after tight games, breaks happen a little more often.
How to manage the bank in rebreak betting in tennis
As already mentioned, the most common method used is the classic martingale. Let’s take a closer look at it.
Martingale is a progressive sports betting strategy. After each failure, the player doubles the amount of the bet until the series of failures ends. The system allows you to close previous misses and make a profit from the very first entry.
An important condition is that the coefficient should not fall below 2.00, otherwise, if you double the bet size, you will be in the red.
Like all progressive strategies, Martingale has a high risk. If you calculate the size of the pot incorrectly or overestimate the size of the bet, after several failures, the player may not have enough funds for the next bet.
Beginners are not recommended to bet more than 1% of the pot on the first try.