Tennis statistics to bet: ATP and WTA

Tennis statistics

One of the most exciting sports to place bets on is tennis, in which there are numerous tournaments where hundreds of tennis players from all over the world participate for the points that make up the ATP (men) and WTA (women) rankings.

In these tournaments, which take place throughout the year in different cities around the world, points are distributed to feed the rankings. The amounts vary according to the importance of the contest. The most classic are the ATP/WTA 125, 250, 500, Masters 1000 and Grand Slams (Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open).

Whenever a bet is placed on tennis, several factors must be taken into account, such as the position in the ranking of each player, type of tournament surface, streaks and last winners.

What is the ATP in tennis?

ATP in tennis

The ATP is the identifying acronym of the Association of Professional Tennis Players. Born in September 1973, it is in charge of ensuring the rights and interests of the players.

Its president is the Italian Massimo Calvelli and it has different offices scattered around the world: in London (headquarters), Monaco, Florida (United States) and Sydney (Australia).

The ATP, in addition to organizing the tours or tournaments in the calendar year, prepares a world ranking that is used to determine the classifieds and the assembly of the table in said competitions.

Statistics in ATP Tour tournaments

When preparing the strategy to place your bet on tennis, it is essential to review the latest updates in the ranking and review the statistics of the players on the ATP Tour.

There may be last minute injuries or adverse streaks of tennis players in certain tournaments that lower their chances. Although tennis is a sport with enough logic, there are usually surprises in the crosses, especially if it is about final instances where the best ranked crosses.

Players with the most weeks as number one in the ranking

tennis players

The validity of some tennis players on the circuit is very marked and in current tennis we can say that there is a “Big Three” (the big three) that usually dominate the ATP tournaments. The number one in the world is the Serbian Novak Djokovic, who also holds the record for weeks as the leader of the world ranking with 361 (statistics until February 21, 2022).

The Swiss Roger Federer, absent in the last year due to injuries, is second in this ranking after spending 310 weeks as number one in the world. At 40 years old, the Majesty of him wants to at least stay in the Top 10.

Third we have the American, already retired, Pete Sampras, with 286 weeks at the top. The other active and fully-fledged tennis player on the list is the Spanish Rafael Nadal, who spent 209 weeks as 1 and is also the greatest Grand Slam winner in history.

Other number one greats in tennis were the Czech Ivan Lendl (270 weeks), Jimmy Connors (268), John Mc Enroe (170), Björn Borg (109) and Andre Agassi (101).

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