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It is perfectly normal to associate tennis with people from high society and strictly only for those who can pay a lot of money to practice it in exclusive clubs. However, this has changed a lot recently and has become a sport that has generated a lot of interest among people of all the social strata.
Basics of Tennis
Tennis is a sport that is practiced in the form of 1 vs 1 matches (singles) or 2 vs 2 matches (doubles) and consists, in the most essential way, of passing the ball to the other side of the court overcoming a net. Tennis has a very particular fact when compared to most sports: it can be played officially on different types of surfaces. In fact, the one known as the Tennis Grand Slam, which are the four most important tournaments played annually preceded by the International Tennis Federation: Australia Open, US Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, the first two are played in hard court, the French tournament in clay court and the last in grass court. It also has another characteristic that differentiates it from other sports and that is that apart from playing singles and doubles matches; you can also play mixed matches, that is, doubles formed by partners of a man and a woman.
Origin of Tennis
The history of tennis dates back to the 16th century in England where Henry VIII, who was a very good player in this game, built the Hampton Court. This is the first reference that we have of tennis as we know it today, using, at that time, a wooden racket. However, there are very similar records of sports in Egypt, Greece, the Roman Empire and France that were practiced with hand. The English were the ones who gave the most support to the earliest development of tennis due to the fondness of the British monarchs for tennis that led them to the construction of many stadiums and to be the first to create the first tennis association worldwide as well as the first official regulation.
Since the beginning of the Open Era, there have been great tennis players who have marked this sport with their talent, style of play and their triumphs, being the first Björn Borg, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe. The Swede, possibly the best athlete in his country (footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic aside), was characterized by a style of play of strong hitting of the ball and a lot of leg strength that allowed him to reach complicated shots, a style similar to what he has, For example, these days we have Rafael Nadal, with that playing style leading him to win 11 Grand Slam titles. Connors, for his side, always accompanied by some controversies, was a player who marked tennis, achieving very important records that he maintains to this day as the tennis player with the most victories in ATP competitions or the one who has spent the longest time in the Top 10 and Top 5. McEnroe won 7 Grand Slam trophies and is the top male winner of titles in the Open Era and by the time he had to compete he developed a great rivalry with Connors and especially with Borg. McEnroe was also very successful in doubles where he formed a powerful couple with Peter Fleming with whom he won 57 titles in addition to being the couple that has been leading the ATP in the doubles category for the longest time.
In the 1990s, men's tennis was dominated by Americans Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. Agassi has the honor of being the only player in history to have won the most important titles in the world of tennis: the 4 Grand Slam, the Masters Cup, the Olympic Games gold medal and the Davis Cup. Sampras was also characterized for being a winner who achieved 14 Grand Slam trophies as well as being the second player with the longest time in the first place of the ATP Ranking.
The last couple of decades have had 3 clear protagonists in the world of men's tennis: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. The Serbian accumulates 17 Grand Slam titles and is considered the best tennis player of the last decade for his record against two legends like Nadal and Federer and his dominance of the world tennis circuit. The Spanish, for his part, arguably the best clay court tennis player in history and one of the best overall with his 19 Grand Slam titles in addition to forming, together with Federer, one of the greatest rivalries in the history of sports. Roger Federer is the maximum winner of Grand Slam trophies (20) and is the tennis player with the longest time in number 1 of the ATP ranking in history, he has been characterized as a tennis player with excellent technique and great facility to adapt to any type of surface. According to the public opinion of tennis in general and the specialized press, he is the best tennis player in history.
Betting on Tennis
The simplest bet in tennis is on the winner and in each game there are favorite players who are assigned a quota of around 1.8, although betting on the winner may not be as profitable as it may seem. On the other hand, there are also handicap bets, but it requires that you pay close attention to what happens in the match. All these bets can be made before the game. It is important, before placing a bet on tennis, to review the position in the ATP ranking and the crossovers in the tournament since this factor is usually very decisive although, as in any sport, there may be some surprises.
Another very important factor when it comes to betting on tennis is the type of surface where the match or tournament is played, because this will vary the player's performance. Finally, tennis players' playing style have a considerable impact on the party's destiny, as some are favored by facing similar tennis players and others with opposing tennis players. These are some considerations to keep in mind when betting on this sport.