You play a tough opponent, but you manage to come out on top. You crush your opponent’s serve by a landslide, and the score shows that you won the point rather handily. You get pretty nervous while playing in the final, even though your coach told you not to worry about the result. You shake hands with your opponent and walk off the court, feeling relieved and happy that you played well and represented your country well. You go back to your seat, and the commentator says “Well done, it was a good fight, congratulations”. You relax and hear nothing more about the game, but your mind keeps going back to it, replaying the events of the last few hours. The end of the day passes, and you go home to your family and friends, feeling accomplished and fulfilled.
That was a typical day on the tennis courts. But now, imagine for a minute that you are playing a match on the tennis “Grand Tour,” the pinnacle of the sport.
You wake up early in the morning, excited about this big day. You get ready for the day, make sure you have everything you need for the match, and head to the stadium. As you walk to your car, you remember that you left your racket at home. You go back, and your partner tells you that your racket was just delivered. You rush to the car to pick it up, but by the time you get there, your partner has driven off without you. You feel a little disappointed, but you understand that this is how the game goes. You started the day looking forward to this match, and now you are losing momentum. You call your partner, but there is no answer. You try to call him a couple of times, but there is still no answer. You decide to leave him a message, but before you can, the phone call from your coach breaks the tension. Your partner was delayed, but he will be there in a minute. You go back to the car, and your partner finally shows up. You both get in the car, and your partner drives off rapidly. You sit there fuming for a while, and then you start to feel a bit better. You have been playing this game for a while, and you know what, this is not the end of the world. You will play another match this week, and you will have another chance to prove yourself.
That was a scenario we at Betsport would like to avoid. And that is why we have introduced “set betting.” Set betting is a great tool for tennis fans. You can place bets on the outcome of a tennis match, and as the name suggests, you are setting the outcome you want to see. For example, let’s say you want to bet on Nadal to win the whole tournament. You would stake $10 on Nadal winning each individual set, plus you would stake $5 on Nadal winning the match. The totals would be $15, which you would win if Nadal wins everything. But if Nadal loses any of the sets, you lose your $15. It is that simple!
There will be times when Nadal will lose sets, but we have faith in him, and we know he will win in the end. So we are willing to take the bet. We have confidence in Nadal’s game, and we feel like he will win the whole tournament.
Nadal’s Historic Career
Let us take a step back and check out one of the best players of all time, Rafael Nadal. Since turning pro in 2006, Nadal has been on a roll, reaching the finals of all four Grand Slams four times and winning the French Open three times.
He is the king of clay, and nobody has been able to beat him on this surface. Winning 10 out of 11 matches at the French Open, Nadal showed why he is considered one of the greatest players ever. Since then, he has continued his dominance at the top, winning the Wimbledon and the US Open in a row for the first time in history. He is a five-time defending champion of Rotterdam, and with 11 titles overall, there is no question that Nadal is truly the King of Clay.
Nadal is currently ranked number two in the world, just behind Roger Federer, and he is determined to keep his position as the best player in the world. With his blistering forehands, power game, and amazing ability to come back from seemingly insurmountable deficits, there is no doubt that Nadal will be challenging for the top spot for many years to come.
Nadal’s Historic Win Streak Stops At 4
When Nadal began the 2018 season, a lot of people thought he would be extending his streak of Grand Slam titles to five or even six. That is because since 2014, Nadal had not lost a set of tennis, winning 99 matches in a row. That is incredible, but as we have seen, tennis is a game of upsets, and sometimes the games that seem impossible to win end up getting surprisingly lost. This year was no different. In fact, Nadal lost three out of the first four sets of his 2018 campaign. He dropped the first set to Tommy Robredo in the St. Pölten Open in Austria, then lost the second set to Damir Dzumhur in the Paris Masters. The third set was close, with Nadal eventually winning 16-14, but it was still a set and a half closer to falling to his first defeat. This loss, along with the injury he suffered at the Shanghai Masters, caused Nadal to drop out of the No. 1 spot in the rankings. Nevertheless, Nadal bounced back strongly to win the Italian Open and the French Open, proving that nothing really matters but you win as long as you win games.
Nadal has been a dominant force on clay for so long that he has become somewhat predictable. He likes to use a big serving game in the opening set, playing long matches, and he also uses his legendary forehand to great effect. After he lost the first set to Robredo, Nadal came back to win the next three sets. But, as we have seen, Nadal is not invincible, and he can still lose a match to an opponent who is playing at their best. This was a truly epic battle, with Nadal coming back three times to win the fourth set. It was a great display of mental strength and fighting spirit. When asked about his defeat, Nadal responded, “It is part of the game. Today, I did not play the best tennis, but I am still good enough to win these matches. There are no moral victories in tennis, only wins and losses. And that is what matters in the end.” It is a great quote, and one that we at Betsport can relate to. Sure, today might not have gone according to plan, but you have to look at the big picture. You still managed to come out on top, and that is what truly matters in life.
We hope we were able to shed some light on the meaning of set betting in tennis. It is a great tool for fans, allowing them to keep tabs on their favorite player while also placing a wager on the outcome of a match. Thanks for reading! We hope we were able to help.