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Olympics Betting: Tennis

Tokyo 2020 | 24 July – 1 August | Multiple Rounds & Events

Olympics Tennis History

Tennis appeared at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and remained on the programme until Paris 1924. It took 64 years until it came back to the grand stage at Seoul 1988, and has remained ever since, and proves massively popular with spectators who get to see superstar players on the court.

Tennis at Tokyo 2020

At Tokyo 2020, the tournament will follow a knockout format for men, women and mixed doubles. Matches will be played on hard courts.

In the singles events, 56 athletes will qualify based on their world ranking and as a rule, must have represented their country in recent national team-level competitions.

In addition, each country may only send six players (singles competition: 4 players) to the Games.

  • Singles (Men/Women)
  • Doubles (Men/Women)
  • Mixed Doubles

Olympic Tennis: How it Works

Tennis scoring counts zero points as ‘love’, one point as ‘15’, two points as ‘30’ and three points as ‘40’. If a player scores four points first, he or she wins that game. However, if both players have scored three points, the score is said to be ‘deuce’ and the game continues until there is a difference of two points between the players.

The first player to win six games with a two-game advantage over their opponent wins the set. But if the game score is tied at five-all, there are two possible ways the set can end. Either a player wins seven games with a two-game advantage, or the game score is tied at six-all and a tie-break decides the winner (one player must win seven points with a two-point advantage).

Olympics Betting: Tennis

Much like various international tennis competitions, recent gold winners have included

legends of the sport, such as Rafael Nadal (Beijing 2008) Andy Murray (London 2012 and Rio 2016), as well as Venus and Serena Williams who have won eight Olympic gold medals between them. This suggests that backing some of the top ranked players could be wise for Olympics tennis betting.

However, after Rio 2016, looking for good value outsiders could also be beneficial. Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig caused a major upset when she won the singles gold medal, beating the favourite, Germany’ s Angelique Kerber. Puig became only the second unseeded player ever to win a medal at the Games.

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