When placing Tennis bets, it's important to know the different rules between bookmakers. If a player retires or is disqualified, bookies have different settlement rules.

Some will void all bets, some will pay out upon the completion of the first set. If backing and laying, ensure that you only use bookmakers that have the same rules as Betfair. Otherwise, you could lose your bet at Betfair but only be refunded your stake with the Bookmaker.

If you are dutching between bookmakers, only use bookmakers with the same rules.

All Bets Void Unless First Set Completed

Tennis Retirement Rules

It's important to note that Betfair has this rule. So when Backing/Laying with a bookie to Betfair, only use the other bookmakers that have this rule!

Those Bookmakers are;

BetStar

Match betting. If one player withdraws or is disqualified after the first set has been completed, the player progressing to the next round or that is awarded the match by the umpire will be considered the winner. If the first set has not been completed, all Match Bets will be void.

Bookmaker

Match betting. If one player withdraws or is disqualified after the first set has been completed, the player progressing to the next round or that is awarded the match by the umpire will be considered the winner. If the first set has not been completed, all Match Bets will be void.

Ladbrokes

Match betting. If one player withdraws or is disqualified after the first set has been completed, the player progressing to the next round or that is awarded the match by the umpire will be considered the winner. If the first set has not been completed, all Match Bets will be void.

PalmerBet

If a match is awarded to a player as a result of the disqualification or incapacity of an opponent, all single wagers placed on the Match Winner, Sets Betting, Correct Sets Order and Games Handicap are void. Affected multiples will be recalculated excluding that leg.

PointsBet

If a player or pairing retires or is disqualified in any match, the player or pairing progressing to the next round (or winning the tournament in the case of a final) will be deemed the winner. However, if the first set has not been completed (at the time of the retirement or disqualification) then all bets relating to that individual match will be void.

Unibet

“Match” bet offers are based on the general principle of tournament progress or tournament win, depending on which phase of the competition the match refers to. The player/team progressing to the next round or winning the tournament is to be considered as the winner of the bet regardless of match duration, withdrawals, disqualifications, etc. These bets require at least one set to be completed for bets to stand.

All Bets Void Unless Match Completed

If using these bookmakers, only dutch with another from this list.

Bet365

In the event of a match starting but not being completed then all bets will be void unless after the start of the match a player is disqualified in which case the player/team progressing to the next round or being awarded the victory will be deemed the winner for settlement purposes.

BlueBet

Matches must run to completion for bets to stand. The only exception being for Totals Bets, if the total has already been exceeded the wager shall be considered complete.

BetEasy

For match betting purposes, if a player withdraws or is disqualified before the start or before the completion of the match, then all head to head bets will be voided and stakes refunded.

Neds

If a match is awarded to a player as a result of the disqualification or incapacity of an opponent, all Bets
are void unless the outcome is already decided. Affected multiple Bets will be recalculated excluding
that leg.

Tab

A tennis match is deemed to have commenced with the first serve. If, for any reason, a competitor or a doubles team withdraws, is disqualified or fails to complete a match after it has commenced, all declared events bets not already determined when the match is terminated are deemed void and are to be refunded. Affected multiple bets will be recalculated on the same basis as applying to the calculation of payouts in the case of postponed or abandoned declared events betting events under Rule 6.1.9 (c).

TabTouch

If a match is awarded to a player as a result of the disqualification or incapacity of an opponent, all single wagers placed on the Match Winner, Sets Betting, Correct Sets Order and Games Handicap are void. Affected multiples will be recalculated excluding that leg.

TopBetta

In the event of a match starting but not being completed then all markets will be void except in the case of (13.2) below.
In the case of retirements/disqualifications, all bets on completed sets stand.

Ubet

A licence operator must refund in full an investment made on a tennis match if the match starts but is not completed for any reason, including, for example, because a competitor in the match, whether a singles player or a doubles team— (a) withdraws from the match; or (b) is disqualified from the match.

<br>All Bets Void If Your Player Retires. Your Bet Wins If Your Players Opponent Retires After The First Set

Sportsbet

All head to bets will be VOID if a player retires in the first set.

When a player retires after the first set, your bet will be settled as VOID and you will get your stake back. The advancing player is still paid out as a WINNER.

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