Betfair Tennis Trading Tips: ATP/WTA Friday 3rd October

All times are UK/Irish and are subject to change, and all times are in 24hr format e.g., 01.00 = 1am and 16:00 = 4pm:



1. 5:30 – Djokovic v Dimitrov

As well as Dimitrov has played, Djokovic is the better player. He’s on an unbelievable run in China and definitely won’t want the Bulgarian to stop his streak..

Back Djok@1.21, lay@1.05

2. 9:15 – Isner v Berdych

Back Berdych@1.45, lay@1.2



3. 7:30 – Kuznetsova v Sharapova

Kuznetsova caused an upset beating Kerber who is a decent hard court player. I’m suggesting to lay Maria here at the start as she has a bad habit of starting slowly.

Lay Sharapova@1.3, back@1.7

4. 9:00 – Serena v Stosur

I do think Serena is rightfully the favourite here but I have worries about her start here. Consider reducing your stakes hence while backing Serena.

Back Serena@1.2, lay@1.06

ADVICE: Keep the stakes lower here..



5. 3:00 – Simon v Johnson

Johnson may very well be the right underdog here but his victory over Granollers was no fluke. He definitely has the serve to get a few quick games. On the contrary, Simon does have an edgy serve and relies more on rallies. Definitely worth a lay on the Frenchman here..

Lay Simon@1.65, back@2

6. 6:30 – Nishikori v Chardy

Kei Nishikori’s form has been sublime the past few weeks. What has been most impressive about him for me is his serve return. I definitely think he’s a hot favourite tomorrow and the odds of 1.31 may be too high for him. Also worth pointing out that he’s playing at home and wouldn’t want to lose this one!


BH Nishi@1.31, lay@1.07

7. 8:15 – Becker v Sock

Becker has looked pretty good so far. I’m suggesting to lay Sock here, even though it’s tight enough. Moreover 1.66 back price on Sock is too low for me. It should be close to 1.85. Hence, overall, laying is the better option!

Lay Sock@1.67, back@2.1

Good luck!

Some Terms Explained:

Back: Normal Stakes – use 10% of bank.
Back Heavy(BH) – use up to 30% of bank. Used at members discretion. Delay and Trade.
Lay: Normal stakes – use 10% of bank.
Lay Heavy(LH) – use up to 30% of bank. Used at members discretion. Delay and Trade.
Likely 3 Setter – consider laying the winner of the first set.
Hot Tip – I have more confidence in these tips. However, use normal stake sizes.

Tips are deemed unsuccessful at 40% loss of stake.

Delay and Trade!! It’s OK to place your trades before the match starts, but in my opinion, waiting 2/3 games before placing your trades is the safest way to trade. This is advised in many of my ariticles. To delay and trade will give you a good feel for the match. Delay and Trade is a MUST if you are Backing Heavy. Delaying is advised mostly for the women’s game, as early breaks of serve are more likely.  


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