##### Registered
About two weeks ago I placed a bet with Ladbrokes on a tennis match to say over 3.5 sets. The bet was accepted and placed as part of an accumulator.

A few points into the fourth set, one player retired and the bet was marked down as void. I have approached customer services who referred it to a manager and she came back on the phone to say her manager agrees it should be a winner because the bet had already won as it was already into the 4th set.

After referring this to the traders who escalated it higher, they came back and said no. But my argument is that any natural conclusion to the match would have had at least 4 sets. It is a mathematical certainty that the match would have unconditionally had at least 4 sets and therefore my bet should be a winner. Their tennis terms and conditions state that ""If a match does not reach a natural conclusion, any markets (besides Match Betting) that are not unconditionally determined will be void." This is my argument, the fact that the match was over 3.5 sets WAS unconditionally determined - because the fourth set was in play when the retirement was made it would have been impossible to for the bet to lose - it had already won!

Where do I stand with this? Would IBAS agree with me?

#### paul7388

##### Ueber Meister
MM
For what it is worth i also feel that as it would definitely have won then bets like that should be paid as winning.

But for some reason bookies have extra rules in place for tennis matches. Who knows why maybe its to do with match fixing etc.

Anyway their terms clearly state

Correct Set Betting

The full number of sets required to win the match must be completed. If a player is awarded the match prior to the full number of sets being completed, all Correct Set betting on that match will be void.

So i am afraid that as its stated clearly that all bets on setS are void if the match does not finish then there is very little you can do as it is made clear the bet will be void.

##### Registered
Is correct set betting not a correct score though, I.e Federer 3-0 or Williams 2-1.

Over and under 2.5/3.5/4.5 is different, but I guess it's open to interpretation, no?

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