Tennis Betting Advice - August 2020

Good news on the calendar…

Friday 14th August 2020

In your Ones to Watch email today:

  • Price Watch…
  • New ATP schedule released…
  • Our next tournament…

After last week’s win-win in Palermo, it hasn’t been a classic week for us in Prague or Lexington so far.

But that’s okay. We’re in very good shape overall. And things might yet get exciting in the States this weekend, with our 20/1 Lexington pick Ons Jabeur playing in the quarter finals tonight.

Price Watch…

Our big-price, back-the-outsiders approach has plenty of reasoning behind it. After last week’s first tournament back on the WTA Tour, my revised figures for the 2020 season to date (ATP, WTA & Grand Slams combined) are showing that:

  • 15 of 30 tournaments have produced a 10/1+ winner (50%)
  • 12 tournaments have seen a 50/1+ finalist (40%)

And across those 30 tournaments:

  • 42 of the 60 finalists have been at odds of 10/1+ (70%)

With Each Way bets in the Outright Winner market generally offering half the odds for reaching the final, there really is plenty of scope for rooting out underdogs worth following in these events.

New ATP schedule released…

After so much bad news in recent months, it was a welcome surprise to see today’s press release from the ATP Tour.

The men’s tournament calendar is now looking much rosier than we could have hoped for even just a few weeks ago. With 13 events confirmed on the updated 2020 schedule.

That includes two Grand Slams, the US Open and French Open. Along with the Paris Masters, end-of-season finals in London, and events at various venues across Europe this autumn.

That means there will be plenty of matches and Outright Winner markets for us to peruse in the weeks and months to come, between now and November...

Our next tournament…

There will be no Sunday Night Club for us this weekend, but we don’t have long to wait until the next tournament for us.

The Western & Southern Open starts on Friday 21st August, featuring both men & women. This tournament has been moved from its traditional Cincinnati slot to New York, where it will act as a key warm-up event for the US Open which follows on 31st August.

I’ll see you next week. Enjoy the tennis…

Coverage of WTA Lexington continues over the weekend on Amazon Prime Video. Ons Jabeur takes on Coco Gauff in the late match tonight. That should be a good watch.

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

Ones to Watch