The Betfair Tennis Retirement Guarantee: Major improvements to the Sportsbook just in time for the French Open!

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Betfair have changed the rules about what happens to your money if you back a tennis player who throws in the towel. If you're a tennis bettor on the Betfair Sportsbook, read on and make a note of this important information...

"Now, if your player retires, your bet on the match winner market will either be voided (stakes returned) or paid out as a winner, rather than facing that painful loss when the player throws in the towel."

Have you ever backed a player who called it quits irritatingly early - causing you to lose money?

We're always looking to improve things for our customers, so we decided to change our rules. Now, if your player retires, your bet on the match winner market will either be voided (stakes returned) or paid out as a winner, rather than facing that painful loss when the player throws in the towel. The new rules will cover all ATP/WTA & Challenger matches. A full outline of the rules is below.

ATP/WTA/Challenger/Grand Slam etc (non ITF/exhibition)

Retirement during first set: All match bets will be voided/all bets on next sets will be voided. Winning bets where outcome was known will be settled as winners. Selections that no longer could have been winners will be settled as losers.

Retirement after first set: Player/team progressing to next round is settled as the winner. However, the player's opponent is no longer a losing selection - you will get your stakes back. Bets where outcome was known will be settled as winners. While selections that no longer could have been winners will be settled as losers.

ITFs/Exhibitions etc

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. Selections where outcome wasn't known will be void.

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