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  1. Re: April 27 - May 3 Hey guys! Who wants to make a bit of free money? Well, sort of... I have 200 euro prize that I can't use myself for various reasons. It's on 10bet (and must be rolled over few times before cash-out). I'd like to trade it. All you need is to have an account with 10bet and have placed a bet during last month (April). Note: you can't be from following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, France, Israel, Spain & USA.
  2. Re: March 4 - March 17 Three matches from IW qualies that I'm confident about today. Anastasija Sevastova to beat Anastasia Rodionova. 1.68 @ Pinnacle (8/10) Sevastova holds a 3-0 H2H record against Rodionova. All of their matches have been close, including couple 3-setters, yet Sevastova has always come out on top. Although her favorite surface is clay, she has done nothing on the dirt this year but reached quarter finals on hard in Pattaya. Rodionova is average player who has no outstanding skills and basically this match will be tough for her to win mentally having not beaten Sevastova in 3 previous attempts. Before her injuries, Sevastova has reached 3rd round in IW, including beating Ana Ivanovic few years ago. As for the match-up, I think Sevastova has an advantage in better baseline game. This match most likely will be very ugly and I'm not ruling out 3 sets (overs are good option, too) but expect the Latvian to win. Misaki Doi to beat Michelle Larcher De Brito. 1.82 @ Unibet (8/10) Neither of these two has ever won MD match at IW and I don't think either will achieve that target this year. The winner of this match might not get out of the qualies. I am not a fan of the very loud De Brito. She is very capable is screwing a lot of matches, especially after winning the first set. That has been the way she has lost both matches against Doi. Neither player is in particularly good form but Doi has played better opponents lately whereas Michelle is still stuck on ITF tour. Again, this might take few hours and 3 sets to complete but I fancy the Japanese to advance to the next round. She's just a little bit more solid and doesn't choke that much. Eugenie Bouchard to beat Elina Svitolina. 2.14 @ Pinnacle (6/10) Fancy Bouchard in this one as an underdog. In my opinion, she has more to offer on hard courts. Genie has very powerful game, including serve, she goes for her shots. Sadly, tends to miss a lot, too. She can choke big time as well and lack of experience has destroyed her on a few occasions lately but her results have improved lately. She had a very good match against Errani in Acapulco last week, lots of confidence to take from that. Bouchard and Svitolina have not played on WTA tour before but have couple matches between then in juniors. Bouchard destroyed Svitolina 6-2, 6-2 in last year's Wimbledon final and has another win over the Ukraine young star having defeated her in the prestigious Orange Bowl tournament in 2010. The result back then was 7-5, 6-2.
  3. Re: December 27 - January 6 WTA Brisbane Angelique Kerber -3 AH vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. 1.73 @ Pinnacle (7/10) Kerber has struggled in her first two matches against Tatishvili and Puig. In fact, she was down and out against Puig but managed to win yet another 3-set match. She lost only a few of those in 2012. Pavlyuchenkova is perfect match-up for Kerber as she won't have to generate power, she will get enough from Nastia. Beating Kvitova might sound a big deal for Pavly but Petra was terrible in that match. Kerber has been below par but if this match goes to three, have to fancy the German, as in straight sets as well. I find these odds too good to ignore. ATP Brisbane Lleyton Hewitt to beat Denis Istomin. 1.93 @ Pinnacle (8/10) Hewitt says he's in great form coming into this season. Having played one match (although he dropped a set against Kunitsyn), he should feel comfortable about beating Istomin at home. Might take another 3 sets but I expect Hewitt to get a W. First of all, he is 2-0 against Denis, secondly, playing at home and, thirdly, has better over-all game. Istomin dropped just 3 games against Klizan, that's why odds are what they are for today's match. Klizan was injured and could not do much. Hewitt in 3 sets. Milos Raonic -2 AH vs Grigor Dimitrov. 1.83 @ Pinnacle (8/10) How is Dimitrov going to break Raonic's serve, I don't know. Milos has one of Top 3 serves in the business, even the 2nd one can do the damage. Dimitrov is far more vulnerable on his serve and if he gets broken (which I believe will happen), there might no be a chace to get back. Even if there are no breaks in this match, couple tie-break wins for Raonic will result in a push. They have played just once on hard courts with Raonic winning 7-5, 6-4 in Stockholm 2011. That was indoors, which of course is better for Milos but he will be favorite on outdoors court as well. Raonic dropped just 10 points on serve in that match... Hopman Cup Bernard Tomic to beat Andreas Seppi. 1.78 @ Pinnacle (8/10) Tomic has lot to prove this year after all the mess with police and tanking towards the end of the last season. He has started very well, beating Haas (lot of luck there) and also Djokovic. Now, that will give him tons of confidence, besides Tomic has proved playing down under gives him extra motivation and his performances are really good. I don't know how Seppi is going to win this match on his own. Needs a help from Tomic. Though, can't see that happening.
  4. Re: December 27 - January 6 Hi! Happy New Year guys! Although I have mainly switched to in-play stuff, will have some matches that I feel are good to go for before I've seen them started. WTA Auckland Mona Barthel -4 AH vs Johanna Larsson. 1.83 @ Pinnacle (6/10) Larsson knocked out Goerges yesterday but it should not have happened. The German made a lot of errors and was a break up in the 3rd set. Barthel has started the season very well with two comfortable wins and lets hope she continues the same way. She had a good start last year too only to fade later. Larsson might not be mentally in this one after such a big win yesterday besides Barthel won't make so many unforced errors as Goerges did. Well, you can't count on it but that's what I'm expecting. Kirsten Flipkens vs Yanina Wickmayer. Over 20 games. 1.79 @ Pinnacle (7/10) Two Belgians fighting it out should be fun and also a close match. Neither is consistent enough to win easily, apart from matches against very weak opponents. Fancy Wickmayer here as she is a former champion and Flipkens has never beaten her in two tries but I have a thing against Yanina never backing her to win. She can be a mess and check out in any match. Anyway, I don't think there will be less than 20 games in this one. They have had one tie-break in both of their previous two H2H matces and 3 sets might be a possibily here, too. Agnieszka Radwanska -5.5 vs Elena Vesnina. 1.79 @ Pinnacle (8/10) I don't like Vesnina as singles player, she is better in doubles. Having said that, she has won two matches here. Saw only the first one against Bouchard and Elena was poor. Genie made far too many unforced errors. Aga is very solid player and basically will outsmart Vesnina, especially in windy conditions. Vesnina has power to trouble Radwanska but not enough. Straight forward win for Polish number one.
  5. Re: Liverpool v Southampton > Sat 1st December Liverpool -1.5 (2.15 @ Pinnacle) Liverpool are a huge mess this season. Playing Saints should help them get much needed three points. I am worried about Saints defense being exposed big time today. They have the worst defense in Premier League. Having said that, they have tightened up and not allowed more than one goal in last 4 matches but in all honesty they haven't played good teams. Anfield will be huge test. Liverpool create a lot of chances but do miss a lot. Saints will present the chances, it's all about converting them. 2-0 Liverpool.
  6. Re: Arsenal v Swansea City > Sat 1st December Arsenal -1 handicap. 1.79 @ Pinnacle Arsenal were beaten by Swansea away from home last season. They took the lead after 5 minutes but lost 3-2. They defend a lot better this year, since Steve Bould has took over as an assistant manager. Swansea are unbeaten in six matches since losing at Manchester City where they deserved at least a point. I think it will be a tall order for Swans to escape a defeat this time around. They are very similar to Arsenal in terms of keeping the ball. Arsenal are at home this time and that will be huge advantage for Arsenal. Odds not great, so have to take a -1 handicap and hope there's a room for two goal winning margin.
  7. Re: Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur > Sat 1st December Over 2.5 goals. 1.74 @ Pinnacle This fixture rarely disappoints in terms of attacking play. Fulham surprisingly have become on of the top scoring teams this year. In fact, Spurs and Fulham have identical for and against goals records with 25-23. Neither club is defending particularly well. Bale, Defoe and Lennon should do magic for the visitors whilst Berbatov and Co can get some damage done for Fulham. I reckon we will see at least three goals at Craven Cottage today.
  8. Re: Reading v Manchester United > Sat 1st December Man. United -1.5 (2.30 @ Pinnacle) This will be a huge reality check for Reading if they needed one. Reading are awful team in all aspects. They have been able to get goals despite not having that much quality. Defending has been terrible and playing United (even at home) will hurt. Champions League is next week but United have already won the group and will play full strength team at Madejski today. I won't be shocked if this match will be over as a contest before half-time.
  9. Re: July 16 - July 22 Christina McHale to beat Marion Bartoli. 2.20 @ Pinnacle (6/10) Bartoli is injured. That is all you need to know here. She had a medical time-out in her last match to get King out of the rhythm and the American never won a game since leading 4-2 in the final set. Bartoli had 18(!) double faults and had 20(!) break points against her, broken 8 times. McHale beat her on US soil in US Open last year and can do it again, considering Bartoli is injured and is playing second week in a row. She barely can run when she's fresh, now she's not. Johanna Larsson to beat Mathilda Johansson. 1.85 @ Bwin (5/10) Absolute no-brainer here. Both are Swedish but only Larsson represents her country and is playing at home. Neither is world beater, especially Johansson. Although Larsson is so damn error-prone I fancy her to get to the final because she's playing at home. She's got better attacking options and that should be the difference. Might not be the best match for spectators and could go 3 sets but in the end I can see only one winner here. Larsson has not played much as she has had two retirements against her in 3 matches, the other one was done in straight sets. Johansson had to deal with a little bit more and played two full matches on Friday. It might catch-up with her on Saturday.
  10. Re: July 9 - July 15 LOL. Jankovic still doing what she's best at. Like they say, some things never change. Didn't think she'll have the nerve to do it against hopeless tennis player like Vandeweghe but she did. 4-2 up and then there was no interest..
  11. Re: July 9 - July 15 Jelena Jankovic -4 vs Coco Vandeweghe. 1.91 @ Pinnacle (6/10) For those who want to get involved in this match but have not decided on the line, I'd suggest play handicap on JJ at -4 games. There's -3.5 also available, but with poor odds. Unders are good as well but I'm slightly worried Jankovic might get off to a slow start as she has not played for some time and generally speaking lacks form. Having said that, the match-up against Coco is very good. See, Vandeweghe is all about serve. When serve goes down, she's done. Having already played 3 matches here, she'll be a bit tired as Coco is not the fittest girl on tour. Jankovic is known for her defensive skills and will make Coco struggle today. Baseline rallies should be dominated by the Serbian. H2H is very conclusive here as JJ leads 2-0 and has lost just 7 games in two matches combined. The last one was 6-2, 6-1 in Indian Wells last year. Can't say she had much better form back then...
  12. Re: Wimbledon 2012 Have to be disgusted with retarded Murray. Needed 3 hours before starting to play, still had a chance to make a push.
  13. Re: Wimbledon 2012 Roger Federer -7 games vs Mikhail Youzhny. 1. 80 @ Pinnacle (7/10) [main play of the day] Federer had a back injury scare in R4 against Malisse. Been told it's nothing serious. He'll be fine. Well, at least vs Youzhny for sure. Can't see him get past Djokovic for many reasons but that's another matter. Federer is 13-0 against Youzhy and beat him 6-1, 6-4 most recently in Halle few weeks ago. There are couple reasons I think this will be over in straight sets and with a comfortable win for RF. First of all, he doesn't want to waste more energy before semifinal. Secondly, Youzhny will be spent physically after his last match against Istomin which was grueling 5 sets. The Russian can't rely on serve, because he has not got one. Federer will win majority of the baseline rallies. I prefer handicap over unders because there's always a chance of Fed losing the first set. He won't be hammered but can give away a tie-break. Just like he did against Youzhny last year at SW19. He won the next three sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. All in all I can't see Youzhny covering the handicap line which due to Federer's back issues is just 7 games. Novak Djokovic vs Florian Mayer. Under 31 games. 1.84 @ Pinnacle (6/10) Can't see Djokovic slipping up in this one. Mayer is a dangerous player, has beaten the likes of Nadal and Isner over past 12 months but he will be playing for the 3rd consecutive day and that will be a big problem for the German. I expect mostly one close set, most likely the first one. Other than that Djokovic should have a straight forward win. Mayer has a weird style which does work against lots of people but it's hard to see him getting past Djokovic's defense which has been outstanding in this tourno. Mayer has played couple five set matches and that is crucial at this stage of the tournament. I've seen him check out of matches in later parts of tournaments because of being mentally drained. Could happen today. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga -3.5 vs Philipp Kohlschreiber. 1.81 @ Pinnacle (5/10) Both have been broken just 2 times in their previous 4 matches. Tsonga had not lost serve prior facing Fish whilst Kohly has not been broken since R1. He leads the tournament in aces with 88. So you normally think this will be a close affair, probably 4 sets, so have overs. Maybe it will turn out like that. I think Tsonga might just win in straight sets and therefor ruin the line. He has perfect 5-0 record against the German. Kohly did beat him on clay in team even in Dusseldorf in 3 sets in 2009, but that match really doesn't count in official stats as that tournament is really not a serious stuff. Have seen quite few of their matches over past years and Kohlschreiber naturally tends to mess it up towards the end of sets. He will produce break point chances but Tsonga is a beast on serve. Besides there's always 'first Grand Slam quarterfinal' factor. Kohly has not been this far in slams before, so naturally is over the moon. Might not turn up mentally today. All in all I expect Tsonga to get a win and do it with something to spare. Good luck for overs backers, might not be a bad idea as well as taking a tie-break in the match. Andy Murray -4 vs David Ferrer. 1.85 @ Pinnacle (4/10) Ferrer was mighty impressive against Del Potro on Tuesday, was not broken a single time etc. Here's the thing. DelPo was pissed because of Ferrer forcing him to play long rallies and therefor rushed his shots and made lots of unforced errors. Murray will be absolutely fine playing long rallies. These two are one of the fittest guys on tour and naturally enjoy long exchanges. Ferrer owns Murray on clay (4-0) and has beaten him on hard in Tour finals in London last year. Other than that Muzzard is 4-0 on faster surfaces against the Spaniard. He's made semifinals last 3 years and with Nadal not being there to prevent him of making his first SW19 final, I absolutely fancy Andy to make the most of his opportunity. He's got better serve than Ferrer, can live with him on the baseline. So how is Ferrer going to beat him? Had this match being played on clay, I'd go with Ferrer but on faster surfaces it's a different story. Think Murray in 4 sets and by covering the -4 line.
  14. Re: French Open 2012 Kvitova to beat Sharapova. 3.26 @ Pinnacle (6/10) I believe Kvitova will go all the way this week. Did not think so at the start of the tournament but been quite impressed with her. Came back against Svhedova yesterday in very tough match. Sharapova is legit favorite today but Kvitova has got a real chance. She's up for the big matches and it can't get much bigger (only final remains). The forecast is horrible in Paris today, lots of rain, wind and stuff. Sharapova can be all over the place in the wind with her serve. If Kvitova is on song that second serve of Sharapova's will be punished. Kvitova has got he power to hit through anyone. Sharapova has got added pressure because she's the big favorite and will return to the number one spot if she wins today. That can be a mental obstacle as well. The way I see this match go is Kvitova will go for her shots, will miss a lot but also will make a lot. I just don't like Sharapova's serve in windy conditions. Double faults galore... There is 4.5 games spread available which looks very good as well, but I'm playing the big one here. Not touching Errani this time although think Stosur will be all over her and will win in straight sets but you just never know...
  15. Re: French Open 2012 Livescore Thread At least -6.5 on Federer was never in doubt :rollin