How to Live Bet on Tennis

There’s no doubt any tennis match can be exciting but when you throw live betting in the mix, the fun goes up a level!

You know Tennis betting - if not, level up - but what about how to bet live?

It really is as simple as it sounds. When watching the game you can wager on the moneyline win, the spread and even what happens next.

Want to understand and bet live on tennis? Glad you asked - has you covered. Here's our guide on how to live bet on the ATP and WTA.

Placing your bet

Often you will be able to locate a live game through one of two ways; via a Bet Live section on your online sportsbook and/or betting app, or by clicking through to the tennis category on the book’s site/app. 

Remember, all live bets are time sensitive — if you’re not as quick as Novak Djokovic's backhand, you may miss out!

Our Tennis Bet Hub has the best live odds and probabilities in the United States. When signing up to a sportsbook, use our exclusive promotional codes to access free and risk-free bets.

What live bets are available?

Live betting exposes you to many options usually unavailable to the average bettor. The usual wagering options are available during a tennis match, but there are added offerings once players take the court:

The amount of live tennis bets is quite frankly absurd, but that's great news for you! There’s always opportunities to find a bet which suits you and capitalize on juicy live odds offered by a sportsbook.

These are the types of bets available to you during a live tennis match: 

  • Next game winner
  • Will there be a break point in the next game?
  • Will there be deuce in the next game?
  • How many points will the loser score in the next game? (15/30/40)
  • Will a player smash a racquet?
  • Total games in match (e.g. 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 match / 8 + 7 + 10 = 25 total games)
  • Will there be a tiebreak in the next set?

Hedge Betting

Hedging your bets can be a clever strategy during live individual sports like tennis and MMA [link], given there are fundamentally two outcomes. 

If you have bet big on the favorite but sense the underdog is coming strong and may cause an upset, you can wager on them to snatch a W. 

Sometimes you will cover your losses — depending on the amount you bet and the respective odds — and others you may not quite get back to parity. However, hedging can end with you making a profit.

Hedging can be even more beneficial when you find differing odds from multiple sportsbooks. Dimers can help you here. We present the best odds in the United States and offer exclusive welcome offers to sign up and deposit. If you don’t like free money, this isn’t for you.

With more options available to bettors, there is greater opportunity for you to find real value. Deep thought isn’t as readily applied to live odds, so if you can be quick, you could be lucky!

Friendly reminder: Every ATP and WTA match on Dimers has live probabilities, to help you place the best bet possible. What’s more we provide you with odds from the most trusted sportsbooks in your state.

Shifting odds  

Tennis odds are constantly changing within a game, set and the overall match itself. Particularly if a player gets hot or their opponent is struggling. Odds change based on the scoreline, momentum, and injuries, amongst other things. 

This can be hard to keep up with and that’s why we recommend you monitor Dimers’ live in-play probabilities during the game, and before you place any bet. 

Our live technology — updating every 30 seconds — gives you real-time probabilities for betting the spread, total (over/under) and moneyline. 

The live matchup and probabilities of any WTA and ATP match can be accessed through the scoreboards at the top of the Dimers website, the Live Now section and even the tennis section in Bet Hub.


As mentioned, there are many factors which influence a quick change in odds during a tennis tournament. It is nice to consider some of these variables before placing your bets. 


  • Injuries (Players coming into the game with an injury, or sustaining an in-game issue can affect moneyline/spread particularly)
  • Momentum
  • Player form
  • Rest (Is a player competing after limited rest?)
  • Rivalries (Novak Djokovic vs. Nick Kyrgios / Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal)

Type of Playing Surface 

This is a critical aspect to tennis. No matter how skilled a player is, they can struggle to compete when playing on a surface they’re not comfortable with. 

It’s no different to dome or warm weather NFL teams struggling against the likes of Green Bay amidst a blizzard at Lambeau Field.

Rafael Nadal is commonly known as the King of Clay for having won an incredible 13 French Open Titles. Nadal has amassed 20 Grand Slams over his career, only seven of which are outside of France. 

Meanwhile, of Novak Djokovic’s 20 Grand Slams, only two have come at the French Open. Based off these statistics alone you would fancy Nadal over the Djoker on a clay surface. Djokovic however, is a phenomenon on the hard court at the Australian Open, amassing a record nine AO titles. 

Another great of this generation, Roger Federer, is a master of the grass court. Federer has taken home eight Wimbledon Grand Slam Titles — a record-high. 

Of course you don’t have time to research this whilst live betting on a tennis match, but it pays to do your research early. If a surface specialist falls behind, your knowledge may give the confidence to bet on them at bigger odds while they are down. 

These variables should be kept in mind when live betting on tennis, and if used alongside our live probability calculator, you’re a chance to gain a leg up on your sportsbook.

Tennis live betting represents one of the best ways to capitalize on great odds sportsbooks may have slept on. Give it a try whilst using Dimers’ in-play probabilities and best odds — via our tennis Bet Hub — to give you the best opportunity at winning your WTA and ATP picks!

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