Player behaviour

Wimbledon 2019

The new roof on No.1 Court. Final set tie-breaks at 12 all. A ‘sun for days’ weather forecast… This is Wimbledon 2019.   Gentlemen's Singles: Those who enjoyed the latter stages of Isner-Anderson last year won’t be happy with the measures taken to put a cap on potential serve-bot-athons. In all [...]

Roland Garros 2019 – a preview

The build up to this year’s clay Grand Slam has seen more than its fair share of on-and-off-court dramas. The most talked about being; Kyrgios' Rome default and prompt French Open withdrawal, Katie Boulter’s prize money, everything 'G.E.M.S. Life', and Roger Federer actually turning up. Maybe this is why Benoit [...]

The Fab Fed Cup Four!

With Andy Murray’s impending retirement, the future of the Davis Cup mired in controversy and the top British man Kyle Edmund sliding down the rankings it’s high time the GB Ladies took centre stage. That stage was in Bath earlier this month where, in front of a raucous home crowd, [...]

ATP World Tour Finals 2018

What a difference a year makes. Last year’s champ and runner-up, Dimitrov and Goffin, were both on fire in London last year - back then to say they’d finish way off the pace this year (currently ranked 19 & 22 respectively) would have sounded ludicrous. We'll let Goffin off - injury [...]

Tennis is Coming Home

For some people, Wimbledon is about snoozing through the 5am alarm and arriving later-than-necessary for the tribulation that is the ground pass queue, only to shuffle along for the next six hours in damp, overcast conditions while taking it in turns to nip out to the local newsies to top [...]

Roland Garros 2018

Tomorrow marks the start of what looks to be a rather damp 122nd edition of the French Open, and yet again the questions on everyone’s lips are, "can anyone dethrone Nadal?" and "who the hell is gonna win the Women’s?" Just like in 2017, the King of Clay Rafael Nadal [...]

Is the ATP in a transition stage? Food for thought at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters

Rewind to January 2017: Murray is the World No.1, Djokovic a close second, Nadal is struggling to find any form, and Federer has taken a six-month break to recover from a knee injury. If we told you Federer and Nadal were to share the next five Grand Slams without having [...]

Arbitrage Betting (and where we come in)

'Arbing' is the act of placing bets on all possible outcomes of a particular event where there is an aggregate margin in the bettor's favour. It is usually carried out in a way that yields a guaranteed profit regardless of the event outcome. This relies on different bookmakers offering different [...]

2018 Australian Open: Review/SF Preview

Even before the first round began at Melbourne Park controversy was in the air. Bernard Tomic was given a kick up the rear rather than a wildcard by Tennis Australia – a move which clearly did little to fire him up. Tomic has missed a lot of fun whilst he’s [...]

David vs Goliath: 2017 Davis Cup Final Preview

If events based on hazy geographical regions, choreographed dance routines, and (albeit iconic) pensioners sitting courtside looking more uncomfortable than if they were on the 7:53 to Charing Cross float your boat - then Laver Cup’s the one for you. JAbet will leave that nonsense to the Moet and Prawn [...]