Retirement at any stage of the match: All match bets will be voided/all bets on next sets will be voided. Bets where outcome was known will be settled as winners. Bets where outcome was known will ...
FWIW, here are the rules that I believe would be the fairest, 2 of which are different to Betfair's existing: Match Odds - all bets void unless match completed Set Betting - all bets settled on completed selections, voided on non-completed selections (2-0 would be settled if player retired at 0-1 but voided if player retired at 1-0)
By way of example, if 37 points have been scored at the time a match is abandoned: (i) a bet placed on 35 points or more to be scored would be settled as a winning bet, (ii) a bet placed on 30-35 points to be scored would be settled as a losing bet and (iii) a bet placed on 40-45 points to be scored would be void.
Tennis Betting Retirement Rules Type 2b – Bets are only valid if the full match is completed. However, matches do not need to be complete if a player is disqualified. There are no betting exchanges in this category, so you should not have bets off against bookmakers in this scenario.
If a player scores the first goal of the match, both his win and place part are winners. If a player scores the second, third, fourth or fifth goal, only his place part is a winner. A player cannot be placed twice (i.e. if he scores the second and third goal, only the second goal is deemed a winner).
Tennis rules type 2b - Bets are only valid if the full match is completed, however matches do not need to be complete if a player is disqualified. In this category, bets are only valid if the full match is completed. If a player retires early, all bets are void.
The rules between bookmakers and exchanges vary depending on the length of the match that has been completed. This is important for matched betting because if a player retires through injury, or gets disqualified (though this is extremely rare), you could end up losing your bet at the bookmaker and your exchange. Of course, you could also win both bets, but the risk is great — it’s an unnecessary gamble to take.
As mentioned, some bookmakers and exchanges have different tennis retirement rules. Let’s take a look at the different types. 1. One Set Completed. Bookmakers who offer the ‘One Set Completed’ rule will allow your bet to stand if one set has been completed with the match result going in favour of the uninured player.