2011 Australian Open Betting Options

Top UK bookmakers offer up to 20 different betting markets for each AustralianOpen match. These markets are created to give tennis fans the opportunity to bet on the aspects of the game that they understand best. Below we list and explain some of the most popular tennis betting markets and options that will become available during the course of the 2011 Australian Open.

Types of Tennis Bets

There are several different types of fixed odds Australian Open bets available during the course of he tournament:
Outright betting is the first 2011 Australian Open betting market to become available. This market allows tennis fans to bet on the outcome of the tournament in both the men’s and women’s singles draws. Bets can be placed several months ahead of the tournament, and give fans the opportunity to place each-way bets that pay out if the player in question reaches the final.
Match bets are bets on a specific player winning a match during the Australian Open. Fans simply have to choose which player they think will win a match and await a result.
Set bets offer higher odds than traditional match betting. These betting markets offer fans the opportunity to predict the final score of the match, and the winner, in sets.
Lay Bets are offered at betting exchanges like Betfair. These type of bets allow fans to bet on a player losing at the AustralianOpen. The types of bets are mainly used for betting on the outright markets, and provide best value on players who have been priced at short odds.
Live betting allows tennis fans to place bets on a match as the action unfolds. Odds tend to fluctuate rapidly during tennis matches, and tennis fans who understand the game and have an eye for an opportunity can secure some excellent odds using this betting option.