In 2010, over 60% of my trades were in the tennis markets. The percentage would have probably been higher if if wasn’t for the world cup which reignited my interest in the football markets. Although the new tennis season will not officially start until next year with the Brisbane, Doha and Chennai tournaments, we do have some early matches starting as of tomorrow. The Mubadala World Tennis Exhibition Event basically is the start of the new tennis trading season for me. Baghdatis will play Berdych followed Soderling against Tsonga.
What I like about this exhibition tournament is that it gives me the opportunity to get a feel for tennis trading again. Extended periods of time without trading your favorite sport followed by an almost instant immersion into the markets can produce some unwanted results. Exhibition tournaments or matches which are listed on the betting exchanges always tend to bring decent trading opportunities with a recent example being the two matches played by Federer and Nadal in Zurich and Madrid.