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  1. But Djokovic did leave the court - both yesterday and today - without seemingly consulting the umpire. I mean yesterday Thiem was still on the court when Djokovic had left. Obviously this is slightly separate from calling off the match yesterday, but it's still shocking sportmanship. He did again today at 40-40 on his serve today.
  2. I don't know - Konta at least had some form going into the FO - a final in Rome. But I guess as always is whether she can maintain her level that she did against Stephens....but her opponent in the SF is probably easier for Konta than Stephens in the sense that Stephens is a proven 'big stage' player. Also Konta beat this opponent in Rome. However as @darko08 said, the WTA side is so unpredictable, who really knows...
  3. Phenomenal serving performance from Konta so far.
  4. He played a very long five setter against Tsitsipas and was actually rather fortunate to win the match (Tsistipas had 7 break opportunities in the 5th set alone I think). Also, although he has a 2-1 record against Federer on clay, that last match occurred in 2015, so it is only marginally relevant. Federer has spent far less time on court, which is always a bonus when you are playing at the business end of the tournament. I can see Stan perhaps winning one set, but no more. I think the odds are right.
  5. Carreno-Busta (-2.5 games) to beat Paire at 1.80 with SportingBet Although PCB has not had a stellar season thus far, he seems to coming back to form, winning both of his French Open matches in straight sets. On the other hand, Paire has had two hard matches, especially the 5 set thriller against Pierre Herbert. He also played a full week in Lyon last week, so fatigue will likely play a part in this fixture. Yes Paire did beat Carreno-Busta in Barcelona earlier this year on clay, but PCB was just returning from injury and he still took a set off Paire so I'm unsure how much we can read into that result.
  6. Londero to beat Gasquet - 1.85 with SportingBet Can't read too much into Gasquet's win over Zverev given Zverev's form. Londero demolished Basilashvili and in general he's having a stellar season. It's likely that Gasquet will run out of the gas the longer the game goes on.
  7. Finally got the set. Thanks @CzechPunter for the tip.
  8. @four-leaf isn't Simon somewhat injured? I think I read that somewhere.
  9. @Hermes I'd take the safer bet of Millman winning a set. Millman, despite having little pedigree on clay, has impressed me this year on clay, with some good performances. However, I think Sascha will have gained a lot of confidence this past week in Geneva and he will have momentum on his side. I think Del Potro will win easily - Jarry will be nervous (as he was yesterday) and JMDP greatly impressed me nearly beating Djokovic in the Rome Masters, despite it being only his 2nd or 3rd match back from injury. Yes, in South Africa, we only have hard courts, so I would take Rosol over Harris as well.
  10. The utter disgrace to tennis that is Nick Kyrgios. https://twitter.com/doublefault28/status/1129014721754161152
  11. Del Potro to beat Goffin at 2.35 with SportingBet Due mainly to his lack of matches this year, Del Potro is the underdog against Goffin today. However, I can't take Goffin at 1.57 and think his win over Wawrinka is being over-valued here. Del Potro, despite losing last week, impressed me, even taking a set off Djere and nearly winning the match - not bad for a player who had just returned from injury.
  12. Haha saw the post above and bet in-play after the first set on Pliskova, good odds! Thanks for that. I didn't really trust the 16-year-old (!) to continue in the same vein...
  13. @Torque - I didn't see the Azarenka v Kontaveit game but I see Kontaveit won via retirement. Was it the case that Kontaveit only gained ascendancy in the game due to Azarenka injuring herself in some way?
  14. Indeed. I think it hit 20 at my local bookie (didn't take it). Ha! So mentally strong for a young lady!