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  1. Well, anyone who watched the Raonic-Fedex match knows Fedex was ill and sweated as hell :-) I would not read much from this victory, though surely Milos showed some skills... Edit - I am going for Wawra to win the whole thing again @15.00 with my local bookie. Wawra seems to be fit, and that is my only concern. He always tries best in Grand Slams and is capable of winning the trophy against anyone. Certainly better choice than Nadal (lower odds but has no chance against Nole) or Fedex (the same) or Andy (the very same)
  2. I always suspected that Kei is poor sport and I now have this confirmed. Hope this lamer is not going to London next week - he is injured after all, is'n he?
  3. Re: September 15 - September 21 Back Petra Martic to beat this Chinese youngster Wang @1.90 local bookie (7/10) Well, after the massivest choke of the galactical proportions that delivered this poor once-has-been-GrandSlam-Champion Samantha Stosur, the odds just must have started this way. Wang's turnaround from 2-6 1st set to the glorious victory 2-6 6-2 6-2 had to work. However - this Guangzhou is the very first Wang's appearance in the main WTA draw (has been ousted in qualies so far, but this year she got WC in Guangzhou). The young 20 yrs old Chinese must be oh-so happy by now! She defeated GS champion in her very first WTA main draw match! Well - Sam was poor. And given the fact that Martic is much more experienced WTA player and that Martic just defeated Sorana Cirstea by delivering very good serve profile (check it on MatchStat), I'd say that my money should go on Croat's side. GL.
  4. Re: August 11 - August 17 Back Lisicki to win at least a set vs A.Radwanska @2.0 local bookie (6/10) ARad was rather busy last week winning Montreal and it seems to me that she is showing signs of tiredness. Though her win against Nara 6-2 6-2 looks impresive, it includes saving 5 of 6 breakpoints. Poor Nara was way too inconsistent to take advantage. Sabine is hit and miss at times, but she is no pushower. H2H is 2-2, once Sabine losing in straights and last week in Montreal losing in three sets. I'd say that Sabine is in good form by now, and she is not going to collapse against tired Aga.
  5. Re: August 11 - August 17 I was tempted to jump on this train, too, after watching Venus in the final against Aga, but then I checked Safarova's results in Cinci in past years. She lost in round 1 as moderate fav in straight sets both in 2012 (Shvedova) and 2013 (Mona Barthel). Moreover she is 0-4 H2H against Venus. So though I think Lucie should play better than the old Venus, I can't put my money on this one. I shall just sit and watch.
  6. Re: French Open 2014 ohwell - whou would have said the wind will get Petko out of troubles ... :$
  7. Re: French Open 2014 Bro, this is not going to happen IMO. Petko was rather poor both against Mladenovic and Bertens. Only the fact that both were relatively young and unexperienced and started to pile UE's after having won the 1st set saved her. Petko adnmitted in the vs Bertens post-match interview that she suffered stomach problems. IMO there are healt issues there and you should also consider that Petko is pretty inconsistent palyer. Sara played final here last year and seems to be on fire this year. No chance for Petko. I'd expect Sara's win 6-2 6-4 at best. Personally, I am huge on Errani to win at 1.36 with my bookie.
  8. Re: French Open 2014 Thanks you are correct. Its light brown on brown near Twitter and Facebook icons. I did not notice it because it is rather unobtrusive spot. Thanks again.
  9. Re: French Open 2014 No pick to share for me yet, but I must say that 1) the FO Slamtracker is disaster - no way to return to "all matches" once you stepped into any particular match 2) their mobile app for some reason does not include breakpoints statistics. However, I noticed that they list TWICE the unforced errors row in the "afterset graphics" in TV, LOL.
  10. Re: May 12 - May 18 and yes, Rome final can't be avoided @RafaelNadal to bt @DjokerNole @ 1.75 local bookie (8/10) They both had weaker moments in Rome, but yesterday's semifinals have shown that Rafa is in better shape. Djoker lost too many points on his own serve against Raonic (who defeinitely can't be counted among world's best returners). This final it's Rafa's turn.
  11. Re: May 12 - May 18 one nice parlay today for me Zhang to win at least 4 games vs Serena Williams (@1.40) x Jankovic vs Radwanska over 19.5 games (@1.50) @2.10 total (6/10) Zhang is rather underrated in this match. True, Serena is unstoppable, but she also makes many errors. Zhang serves well, moves well, and did beat Kvitova that has style rather similar to Serena. JJ vs Radwanska is a no-brainer. They played 7 times and the number of games was never less than 20. Also going small for Chardy going to send Raonic packing @3.30 (2/10) all bets are with local bookie
  12. Re: May 12 - May 18 Melzer +4.5 games vs Murray @ 1.96 local bookie (7/10) That's kinda tailing Czech, but better price IMO. I do not expect Melzer to be totally beaten in any set, so basically 20 games should be enough for the bet to come through. I also tail Czech in Zhang to bt McHale. Zhang defeated Kvitova in an impressive way, cos Petra was far better here than she was in Madrid. McHale should be much easier.
  13. Re: May 12 - May 18 Last H2H match is from 2011. IMO Sam is in poor form right now and Lisicki has good chance to eliminate her in R1.
  14. Re: May 12 - May 18 After the spank from Halep and with the well known mental fragility of Anna the bookies do not give her much chances here. Personally, I shall consider to fade Anna from the very start.
  15. Re: May 12 - May 18 One for me after a longer pause: Back Li-Na to win WTA Rome @4.80 local bookie The reasoning of this bet becomes obvious after you look at the draw. The top 4 favs are Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Li-Na and Simona Halep. It just happens that Serena, Maria and Simona are all in the top half of the draw, while Li-na resides in the bottom half. Jankovic, Kerber , Radwanska and Lisicki are the most dangerous opponents Li-Na can meet on heer way to the finals, and all are playable for Li-Na. As to the potential final oponent - Serena is probably going to withdraw again at some point - she regularly does this before Frencho Open, and it does not make logical sense for her to withdraw from Madrid and keep going in Rome two weeks before the Grand Slam. Masha and Simona are both playable for Li-Na, and I shall cover in the finals anyway.