Tennis Betting Retirement Rules

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Tennis is one of the best sports to bet on. However, it is also a demanding sport and player retirements occur more frequent than in any other sport.

This can be frustrating and retirement rules differ across the board at bookmakers. It is relevant and paramount to be well aware of retirement rules at your sports betting site of choice and all other sports betting sites out there.

  • Retirement of players is one of the most uncontrollable events in tennis betting
  • Tennis players call a medical time out often and it affects event prices
  • Have you ever been surprised by bet settlement of a tennis bet after retirement of one player?
  • Matched betting and the possibility to lose both bets

Above points are reasons, to make sure to keep this site within a heartbeat as it is the one and only source of reliable and up to date information about tennis betting rules for the largest database of Sports Betting Sites!

Tennis Retirement Rules

Please note that below is all related to Match Result betting, the main market for tennis betting. Any other side markets (e.g. total games handicap betting, set betting, total games betting etc.) are generally all settled once the result is decided or all voided if they are not decided yet in case of retirement.

In case of retirement during a match, the four different settlement rules bookmaker use are:

  1. One Serve Played – All Match Result bets stand
  2. First Set Completed – All Match Result bets stand
  3. Second Set Completed – All Match Result bets stand
  4. Match Completed – All Match Result bets are void if a player retires or is disqualified before the match is completed.

Find below an easy list of bookmakers and their respective tennis rules with regard to retirement during a match:

Tennis Match Betting Retirement Rules
Ball Served 1st Set Completed 2 Sets Completed Match Completed
5Dimes 888Bet The Greek 10Bet
BetAdria Betfair 188Bet
BetBright (except In Play) Betfred 377Bet
Bwin Betsafe bet-at-home
Interwetten Betsson Bet365(except disq.)
Tipico Coral BetClic
Dafabet BetCRIS
Ladbrokes BetStars
Marathon Bet BetVictor (except disq.)
Matchbook Betway
Nordicbet Bodog
Pinnacle Sports
RedBet Bovada
Skybet Boylesport
Sportingbet Cashpoint
Totesport Comeon
Unibet Expekt
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