Mercedes Cup Betting Tips

STUTTGART, GERMANY - JULY 20: Rafael Nadal of Spain serves the ball to Juan Monaco of Argentinia during her match at the MercedesCup at TC Weissenhof on July 20, 2007 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Possibly the most essential betting tip is be as informed as you possibly can. Although betting has a certain of amount of luck to it, professional punters spend hours looking at all the variables of the players, and the tournament itself, before they go about wagering their hard earned cash on the outcome of a tennis tournament.

Some of the more obvious 2009 Mercedes Cup betting tips to consider are:

  • Current form of the chosen player, or players. A quick glance at their latest statistics will give you a good idea of their current form. These statistics are available on both the ATP Tour (men) and WTA Tour (women) websites.
  • The court surface at the event – is it red or green clay, grass or a new hard court surface similar to the Australian Open’s new Plexicushion surface?
  • The player’s history on that particular surface – are they more proficient on clay, as is the defending champion, Rafael Nadal, or are they more comfortable on grass, as is the world number one, Roger Federer? Virtually every single player will have more success on one surface than the other, and it is important to know these facts before putting down the lucre.
  • Equipment – has the player changed to a different type of racquet in recent times. All the top players are constantly wooed by the big tennis apparel companies in the hope that their equipment will be chosen over and above others.
  • Coach – has the player found a new coach? During their careers many players will change their coaches should things start going a bit haywire, and it is important to be up on any changes to the coaching staff.
  • Personal Issues – has a player been going through a rough time recently? Remember when Justine Henin went through a divorce in early 2007? She then opted to pull out of the Australian Open. She was obviously feeling the emotional effects of the parting of ways, and needed some time away from the game.
  • Injury – it is also very important to be aware of any injuries the player may be carrying. It is not always easy to find out about injury woes, as the top players will never allow their opponents to be aware of any weakness on their part.

Once you have had a good look at the players and our Mercedes Cup betting tips it is more likely that you will be able to make an informed decision as to who the winner of the Mercedes Cup may be, instead of just thumb sucking, and hoping that ‘Lady Luck’ will intervene on your part.

Take a look at our Mercedes Cup men’s singles players page for our short list of prospective 2009 Mercedes Cup winners.