Betfair Tennis Trading Tips: Australian Open Day 1

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. 00:00 – Ito v Klizan:

Klizan is one of best lefties in ATP at the moment. He played rather well against many top players in last years’ Grand Slams. His most recent Grandslam was a 5 set loss to Berdych which shows that this guy is definitely stepping it up.

I just don’t think Ito has a chance here against the Slovak who had a decent tournament in Brisbane beating Dolgopolov and Melzer.

—> Back Klizan @1.4, lay @1.18

2. 02:45 – Melzer v Estrella Burgos –> HOT TIP

I’ve no idea why Melzer odds are this high. Burgos is traditionally a clay courter and hasn’t done anything interesting on Hard Courts. Melzer’s form has been decent considering he qualified beating a tough Steve Darcis. Go for the Austrian!

–> Back Melzer @1.45, lay @1.14

3. 07:00 – Jaziri v Kukushkin –> HOT TIP

Another player whose form has been very impressive coming into this Grandslam is Kukushkin. He had a wonderful tournament in Sydney beating Istomin, Del Potro and Mayer (all good hard courters) to reach the final.

Also to add insult to injury, Jaziri has played Kuku 4 times (all on hard courts) and winning 0!

Go for the Kazakh definitely!

Back Kuku @1.44, lay @1.16


4. 00:00 – Gajdosova v Dulgheru –> HOT TIP

Gajdosova played well both in Sydney and Brisbane losing only to Ivanovic and Kvitova who are top ranked players. Considering her present form, this is definitely worth backing the Aussie.

—> Back Gajdosova @1.35, lay @1.18

5. 01:30 – Voegele v Parmentier

Parmentier has been on a very bad patch coming into this match losing 9 of her last 10 matches, all on hard courts! Voegele looks like the right favourite after all!

Back Voegele @1.5, lay @1.25

Good luck on Day 1 of the first Grand Slam of the year!

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.

All odds shown with the tips are correct at time of publishing. Odds are often given several hours ahead of the event. If odds have changed, adjust your back/lay stake accordingly e.g. if I tip ‘Back at 1.5, Lay at 1.25’ – and back odds move to 1.55, adjust your lay odds to 1.3 – there are still 25 ticks between the back and lay odds.

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 the articles below. 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.  Please read the relevant article below.

Please read all of the articles below if you are new to the tips!

Help and Advice: The Best Way to Use Tips From Tennis Trading League

Help and Advice: Stop Loss

Help and Advice: Delay and Trade

Help and Advice: Trading On Betfair Website Without Using Software.

Help and Advice: Equalise Profits or Put More Money on the Favourite?

Help and Advice: Recycling the Green

Help and Advice: Rules of Tennis Trading

Help and Advice: Letting the Trade Run…

Help and Advice: What Do The Stats Say?

Help and Advice: In-Depth Trading

Help and Advice: Heavy Favourite in the Red Zone

Help and Advice: Greening Out

Help and Advice: The Golden Green

Help and Advice: Dealing with a Bad Streak

Help and Advice: Multiple Trades during a Match

Help and Advice: What should you do if your player gets injured in a tennis match that you’re trading? Find out here…

Help and advice: What do you do if a Back Heavy Tip isn’t going your way? Find out here…

Help and Advice: Dangers of chasing an in-form player

Help and Advice: Tennis Trading Tip – Successful or not?

Some folks have asked why I call the tips ‘Betfair Tennis Trading Tips’ and have asked if the tips can be used on other betting exchanges. I use Betfair for all my trading because Betfair has the best liquidity. All of my prices are taken from Betfair.
Betfair Tennis Trading gives you the best opportunities to make profits. You can use the trading tips on other exchanges – there may be small price differences – but these shouldn’t matter. If you decide to use a site other that Betfair for trading, make sure that the liquidity is there.
If you’re unsure about what liquidity is required, see question 17 on my FAQ section at


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