Find out what makes grass a unique surface and which factors can influence your tennis betting on it.
<p>Until 1975, three of the four Grand Slam tournaments – Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open – were played on grass. The historical importance of this surface is undeniable and although the grass-season is the shortest on the professional tour nowadays, this is still one of the most exciting times of the year.</p><p>Grass is the fastest of all the tennis courts surfaces because of the slippery nature of the surface. The ball tends to bounce more horizontally on grass than on other surfaces. According to the “Tennis Industry Magazine”, grass has the lowest coefficient of restitution when looking at the ball’s vertical speed after the bounce. This means that, the ball will bounce much lower on this surface. On the other hand, the coefficient of friction is lower on grass than on other surfaces and the ball won’t lose as much speed after making contact with the ground as it does on hard court or clay.</p><p>With the conditions significantly faster than on other surfaces, it's not surprising that matches on grass are known for shorter rallies. Big servers always enjoyed playing on grass and the slice is also a very useful weapon. One of the most notorious examples of success on this surface in recent years is Feliciano Lopez. The 37-year-old is a two-time champion in Eastbourne, former winner at the Queen’s Club and won 65.35% of the matches played throughout his career on grass – while his average on other surfaces is only 52.17%. Feliciano’s powerful serve and slice backhand are great weapons on this surface and the main reason for his tremendous success over the years on grass.</p><p>Grass is the also the surface that requires a more varied set of skills and talented players usually do very well on it. Tactical variety is rewarded on grass with Roger Federer always doing very well on this surface. The Swiss superstar is an eight-time champion in Wimbledon and has the perfect game for grass. Federer won 88.12% of the matches plated throughout his career on grass and his variety of pace and spin always makes him always a great investment on this surface.</p><p>When betting on grass, it’s also important to understand that the game conditions change over the course of a tournament. Grass is a natural surface and it gets worn over time. Here is an example of Wimbledon Center Court on the first day of competition and on the final.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d02cee02b2580ce847db16c/original-wimbledon-center-court" style="width:700px;height:190px" /></p><p>As you can see, it’s obvious that there is almost no grass left around the baseline, which makes the conditions significantly different for the players. <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/tennis/rafael-nadal-tennis-player-profile/89835/" target="_blank" title="Rafael Nadal: Tennis Player Profile">Rafael Nadal</a> is a good example of a player who becomes more dangerous on this surface match after match. The 18-time Grand Slam champion usually struggles in the first rounds but feels much more comfortable in the backcourt when the grass is worn down to almost dirt. For that reason, it’s very important to understand the grass conditions before placing your <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/tennis/" target="_blank" title="More Predictions & Free Tennis Tips">tennis bets</a> because it can make a huge difference in the outcome of your bets on this surface.</p>