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Torque

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Torque last won the day on October 30 2019

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  1. Value is definitely on Shapo. Nadal was scary bad yesterday plus Diego can't be relied on to play well again.
  2. Nadal bets lost, Halep bet still running. New bank 1473.03pts
  3. Celtic v Livingston (1) 1.12 Bayern Munich v Schalke (1) 1.12 Ajax v RKC Waalwijk (1) 1.04 10pt treble
  4. Good to get a different opinion @AgaRadwanska and welcome to the forum. As I said in what I wrote earlier I'm more than happy to be corrected if others watched the match and felt that Stan was giving it everything. As far as how can I make a judgement on effort levels without watching, that comes down to experience and lots of it. When you've followed tennis for a number of years you start to notice patterns and develop a feel for what lies behind the results of different players - like a poor result at a small tournament being immediately followed by a strong performance at a big one. Certain players are very stable in their results, others are more erratic. Some are very reliable at big tournaments, but much more inconsistent at smaller ones. I realise Musetti is a top prospect, but at the same time Wawrinka is a former French Open winner and that takes some doing. For me, there's no way he should be getting bagelled by Musetti and I'm almost certain that won't be happening in a set if they meet at Roland Garros and so as I was saying, either Wawrinka was injured or not that interested in the result.
  5. 1pt Danka Kovinic to beat Elise Mertens @ 4.33 Bet365 Kovinic is in some really good form just now, and beating Bencic so convincingly in the last round should mean she's full of confidence and believing she can get another big win. Mertens is a top player and her ranking reflects that, and she too has looked good so far at this tournament but she might be getting to the stage now where her focus begins to shift to the French Open. If that happens then Kovinic has the talent to take advantage and momentum on her side - sometimes a player comes from nowhere at a tournament and that could be Kovinic here.
  6. That's interesting @Bettingboots I've always had Kerber down as the sort of player to give it everything, especially as she's a player who looks to have worked hard to make the most of her career. Maybe it was just one bad day at the office, which is much more forgivable than some players who give less than their best on a regular basis.
  7. You beat me to it @rodxuabht Alcaraz is definitely not average. Obviously it's very early in his career, but if he carries on along his current trajectory I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that he'll pick up a French Open title or two.
  8. Agree with all of this @DrO Despite Nadal's lay-off, this should be an easy win and I won't be surprised to see him cover the handicap. As you said, he'll have been training on clay and nothing else, plus he won't be fatigued from travel. Two quick sets should be the outcome.
  9. 25pts/Nadal to win ATP Rome @ 1.96 Betfair Exchange 10pts/Halep to win WTA Rome @ 4.50 Skybet
  10. I didn't watch Wawrinka and I didn't have an interest in the outcome, but it's the sort of match and result that I find really frustrating. Years of following tennis tells me the match went the way it did because Wawrinka couldn't be bothered - happy to be corrected if others watched and feel that wasn't the case. I know there was talk of an injury for Wawrinka but even that scenario I find frustrating - if he wasn't fit enough to play then why start the match and if he wasn't fit enough to compete then why complete the match, or the first set for that matter given the way that ended up going. Losing the first set 6-0 should be a professional embarrassment, but it won't be because as I alluded to the chances are Wawrinka just wasn't fussed. To me, the absolute minimum a player should give is their best effort. Lose by all means - after all tennis is a sport where losing is a regular occurrence for practically every player - but at least try. If you don't feel able to do that for whatever reason then don't play, because it never looks good to see a player tank and it doesn't make the sport look good either. The worst ones and the most blatant ones are at minor tournaments before Slams - Exhibit A for me would have to be Dimitrov last year. Ahead of the US Open he was beaten by Kevin King - ranked at about 400 - in straight sets. I watched that match and he was finishing every rally early with an unforced error and really couldn't have made it more obvious that he didn't want to be out there, and then he goes on a great run at Flushing Meadows and takes out Federer.
  11. All the luck @League1_punter You'll have done really well to hit a winner inside a hundred bets - losing runs of 400-500 bets aren't uncommon when you get up to three figures in the betting.
  12. 35pts/Nadal to win ATP Rome @ 2.00 Betfair Sportsbook
  13. That was some final - Zverev threw it away in all honesty. Until he sorts out his serve I can't see him winning a Grand Slam. I read a quote that said he alternates between serving like Isner and serving like Errani and that about sums it up. Worse than that though is that he alternates like that between first and second serve - it's incredible to watch.
  14. There's definitely more chance of Zverev beating Thiem that an asteroid hitting the earth - but I get your point. Thiem should win but if his feet are an issue, as they were against Medvedev, then that will help Zverev's chances.
  15. Medvedev lost, Osaka bets won. New bank 1533.03pts