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Torque

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  1. Djokovic won, Williams lost. New bank 766.23pts
  2. I can see why Hsieh and Strycova are strong favourites. There's a lot of variety and grass court experience in that partnership. If I was going to side with the other pair in some way I would back them on a handicap - that way if they keep it close but ultimately lose you should get a payout.
  3. You're right. I suppose it would be even more of an indictment if she was actually winning Slams.
  4. Should have been braver and backed the straight sets but I never imagined Serena could be so dismal. As well as Halep played, Serena was terrible - even worse than last year. UE after UE after UE. If that was me I'd be a bit embarrassed, and I'd also be a bit embarrassed if I was one of Serena's previous opponents in this tournament. She is so obviously lacking in fitness and limited in movement that it makes a bit of mockery of the sport that she can just show up for the big tournaments and make the final like she's done in 3 out of the last 5 Slams.
  5. I'm not brave enough to back the straight sets win, but I am going to back Halep at 2.74 on the exchanges. That's too big in my book.
  6. He's got a chance. Novak wont like it that the crowd will largely be rooting for Federer and that could have a big impact.
  7. I'd think again - she may well win but it's worth bearing in mind that Halep is similar to Kerber - who beat Serena in last year's final as an underdog (and in straight sets) - in that she's a great defender. As I mentioned when I punted on Goerges to beat Serena earlier in the tournament, she can be beaten if she's moved around the court and Halep certainly has the game to do that. I expect her to also utilise the drop shot as another way to keep Serena from getting into the kind of rhythm that she likes. If Halep can keep the ball in-play, move Serena from one side of the court to the other and also successfully employ the drop shot I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a straight sets win for the Romanian.
  8. 35pts/Djokovic to win ATP Wimbledon @ 1.78 Betfair Exchange 40pts/Serena Williams to win WTA Wimbledon @ 2.10 Unibet
  9. Barty and Koepka lost. Djokovic bets still running. New bank 684.37pts
  10. 50pts/Djokovic to win ATP Wimbledon @ 1.86 Betfair Exchange
  11. Julia Goerges to beat Serena Williams @ 2.80 Betfair Sportsbook This is mainly about going against Williams, although Goerges has reached this stage with minimum fuss which is always a bonus. For me, if you take away the name and look at how each player is playing right now I don't see Williams as such a strong favourite here. Yes she beat Goerges at this tournament last year and yes Goerges could lose this on her own without Williams having to do much, but if the German can keep the ball in-play and move Williams from one side of the court to the other and get her out of position she can win this. That's the blueprint for success against the American as shown by Kerber in last year's final, and if anything it's a blueprint that should be even more successful this year because Williams isn't moving as well as last year and last year her movement wasn't that great. On top of that, the American isn't serving as well as she did last year which means she isn't getting as many free or easy points and so she's having to work harder and her fitness doesn't look great to me either - maybe she still feels the effects of her knee injury, although she did say after her first match that this is the best she's felt since the early part of the year. Regardless, I see this as the best chance that Goerges has had so far to beat Williams and I think she's a good price to do so, especially since Williams looked far from her best against both Gatto-Monticone and Juvan.
  12. If Hercog loses she's lost for two reasons. The main reason is the switch to passive play with the winning line in sight in the second set, and the second reason is a low first serve percentage which put her under more and more pressure the longer the match went on.
  13. Reilly Opelka to beat Milos Raonic @ 3.50 Bet365 I think this is worth a try. Opelka played well to beat Wawrinka and the Swiss found it difficult to get breaks, so it's hard to see how Raonic will fare any better given that he's a far inferior returner. The Canadian also didn't exactly set the tournament alight against Haase, with the Dutchman having chances and restricting Raonic to a narrow straight-sets win. There could be tie-breaks in every set in this one, and as they generally favour the better server and as there's not much between these two from the service line I like Opelka at the price.
  14. 10pts/Barty to win WTA Wimbledon @ 4.33 Black Type
  15. 15pts/Barty to win WTA Wimbledon @ 5.50 Sky Bet 5pts/Koepka to win PGA 3M Open @ 11.00 Betfair Exchange