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Dylan

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  1. Re: March 18 - March 31 Petra Martic vs Stefanie Voegle Always close games between these pair and whilst Voegle leads the H2H 3-0 she has been taken into three sets in two of these matches, including a couple of weeks ago in Indian Wells. Martic has been struggling for form over the last few months but by all accounts played much better than she has all season in that match in the Californian desert. She won her first set of the year in clinical fashion dropping only 4 points on her serve, and indeed during the whole match she was only broken twice in 14 service games which is decent by W
  2. Re: March 18 - March 31 First one taken for Miami tomorrow Annika Beck vs Ula Radwanska Maybe a risky one given that Beck seems to be struggling with results since moving permanently to the WTA tour this year. However it’s not been all bad for the young German, performances have generally varied wildly often within matches from the excellent to the awful and her biggest problem seems to be keeping hold of a lead. Against Bertens in Indian Wells, as well as Erakovic and Peng earlier in the season she’s come out strong, taken the first set and then fallen away. She obviously has the tools t
  3. Re: March 4 - March 17 Angelique Kerber vs Garbine Mugurzu After her run at Miami last year I had hoped that the young Spaniard would really kick on but she sort of fell off the scene until last month In Brazil where she popped up again to take a set off Venus Williams. She’s now followed that up with a great run from the qualifiers here to tonights last 16 match. She’s beaten some strong opponents in this run and whilst she still has improvements to make in her game she already possess a couple of great strengths most particularly her serve (particular confident on the second serve),
  4. Re: March 4 - March 17 Yeah two great picks there Slider, wish I'd seen them earlier! The double came in after a little scare from Stosur. Up to +18.81 units. One more taken for the evening Leyton Hewitt vs Stan Wawrinka Just a quick one before I grab some shut eye. Wawrinka is someone who never makes things easy for himself so often he loses focus in a match and when he does it can be quite easy for any half decent opponent to force their way back into things. We saw that with Odesnik in Stan’s opening game where a slow start soon saw him drop the opening set and Hewitt fresh from t
  5. Re: March 4 - March 17 Nice pick by Czech on Donskoy to take a set. Lets hope that a few other picks can come in tonight. Well I turned a profit here, but again frustrated that the third set didn’t go the way I was hoping for. Still up to +15.57 for the first week of this tournament. There isn’t much catching my eye tomorrow, with only Georges in my thinking at the moment. I will however take a double on two normally pretty reliable performers. Stosur to beat Peng and Anderson to beat Nieminen 2.08 at Stan James (3 units) I was a bit wary that Anderson may struggle coming back into
  6. Re: March 4 - March 17 One already taken for the WTA today. Maria Kirilenko vs Mallory Burdette I’m keen to get on the American Burdette here as she’s got plenty of momentum under her belt and is playing well on these Californian hard courts which are suiting her big hitting style. With Kirilenko still on the mend following her shoulder operation after the Doha event, Burdette does have the attributes that could unsettle and really test the Russian here. By all accounts Kirilenko didn’t look comfortable for much of her second round match up against McHale and it seems a case that the McHa
  7. Re: March 4 - March 17 Good to see sliders Mayer pick come through. Well this one was closer that I thought after Dulgheru was bageled in the first set. Still she didn't quite have the legs to complete the turnaround with Peng winning 60 46 63. +1.18 units profits
  8. Re: March 4 - March 17 Hmmm, I'm considering Mayer here myself Slider, he hasn't a great record on hard courts but with Youznhy all over the shop in his matches this season he might not need to put that much pressure on the Russian to snatch at least a set here . Anyway one taken for the first matches of the day; Shuai Peng vs Alex Dulgheru It’s great to have Dulgheru back and I believe unlike many players that return too earlier that she and her team have been managing her return to action well. This has meant she’s fresh and raring to go at Indian Wells. I wanted to take a punt on h
  9. Re: March 4 - March 17 Thanks steway It's a shame neither of Jankovic or Lino could take the decisive third set, but still +5.42 for the night, taking me back up to +12.65 for the tournament.
  10. Re: March 4 - March 17 Jelena Jankovic vs Svetlana Kuznetsova This is an interesting game between two former heavyweights of the womens game, which I suspect will be a lot closer than the odds are suggesting. Both ladies have been in good form since the start of the season, with Jankovic particularly impressing in Bogata last month, taking a confidence boosting first tour title in over three years. This followed on from decent performances at the back end of last season and in Australia in January and showed she was over the abdomen injury that dogged here after the Aussie Open and her pre
  11. Re: March 4 - March 17 Hanescu was unable to capitilise on an early break and eventually went down in straight sets 7-6 6-3. Down to +7.23 for the tournament.
  12. Re: March 4 - March 17 Taken one so far this evening, again where the price seem a bit too long. Victor Hanescu vs Kevin Anderson To me Hanescu is too decent a player to be at such long odds against the big serving Anderson, particularly with the South African still trying to find his momentum again after surgery a month or so ago. He played in Delray Beach last week and didn’t look at his best, conceding a set to Lu and then falling in straight sets to Isner. If he is a little bit rusty then Hanescu is the type of aggressive player that will try and not let him settle early on and has
  13. Re: March 4 - March 17 Great start to the tournament for me here, +11.73 units. What do people make of Oudin vs Keys tonight? At 5.0 the price on Oudin seems a little too high given that she beat her younger opponent on American hard courts in an ITF tournmanent just a couple of months ago. However Oudin's form since then has been poor whilst Keys started the season brilliantly on the Austrailian hard court swing. However youngsters like Keys can still be gloriously inconsistent and she maybe focused more on Miami given her run to the last 64 their last year. Has anyone seen Oudin in a
  14. Re: March 4 - March 17 TV coverage for Indian Wells never starts until the first weekend, and I believe its the same with Miami as well. TennisTV is probably the best option for you, the quality of the streams is pretty high, and coverage is comprehensive with plenty of highlights and replays packages to help catch up on matches you may have missed. The contract is a monthly one (£15) so you can cancel at the end of Miami. There are a couple of other options that may be useful as well. British Eurosport have decent coverage of the womens event, around 6 hours a day for the earlier r
  15. Re: March 4 - March 17 Marina Erakovic vs Shahar Peer From a value perspective it’s difficult to not take something on Peer, at what is in my opinion a stand out price. The Israeli Peer had a difficult year in 2012, with a number of injuries and some issues with her coach. She’s now as far as I’m aware working under a new coach and whilst results haven’t quite been there yet she seems to be a lot happier and should be able to work her way back up the rankings and into better form as the year goes on. When she does that she can be a handful on hard courts and let’s not forget she was a qua
  16. Re: February 25 - March 3 Both of these were winners, with Mattek Sands settting up a rather unexpected final with Pliskova. It'll be interesting to see how that one gets priced up. Anyway +8.52 for the match, so +30.27 for the week.
  17. Re: February 25 - March 3 Ok, one more for the weekend to bide me over until Indian Wells starts next week. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Bethanie Mattek Sands Just a quick write up given that this one starts shortly. Mattek-Sands is doing well this tournament and whilst she can be pretty infuriating at times when she’s on it she is a tough player to come up against. She’s has an in your face style of play and can ruffle a few feathers when she wants and her Russian opponent here is someone who may struggle with the American’s aggressive style. In the last two meetings Mattek – Sands has b
  18. Re: February 25 - March 3 Gutted I took the games handicap on Khumkum rather than the set handicap that I was also weighing up. -3.3 for the day, takes me down to +21.75 for the week.
  19. Re: February 25 - March 3 Again as with Querry last night, I actually quite fancied Dodig here as the value bet but with Regnavetto and Czech going big on Haas I’d probably missed something so swerved that one. Still I like the look of another match tonight in Delray Beach. Richard Berankis vs Edouard Vasselin Berankis can be a tricky man to stop when he gets on a run of wins particularly at American based hard court events , something which we’ve seen a few times in the 12 months or so. He reached the last 32 at the Aussie Open after coming through qualifying, and did a similar thing
  20. Re: February 25 - March 3 Yeah excellent calls on Gulbis in here, didn't see any of the match but impressed that Gulbis was able to fight back from 4-0 down in the third. He does seem to way more motivated in recent weeks than we've seen for a while. I've got a couple of picks so far for tomorrow Ayumi Morita vs Luksika Khumkum Following the close call with Maia earlier in the week I’m going to try backing another emergent youngster in Khumkum to cause a few problems in this quarter final in Kuala Lumpur. The young Thai was always a strong performer at ITF level and has slowing been movi
  21. Re: February 25 - March 3 This one was never really close to coming in. -4 units, taking me to +25.05 for the week.
  22. Re: February 25 - March 3 Taking an early one for tommorow; Juan Martin Del Potro vs Daniel Brands Del Potro doesn’t quite seem to be firing on all cylinders at the moment and whilst he was able to retain his crown in Rotterdam, elsewhere there has been nothing much to shout about in these early weeks of the season. That’s continued to be the case this week, with Baghdatis pushing him to a third set tie breaker, and earlier today he was hardly convincing or clinical against a weaker opponent in Devarman, squandering a number of break points in an unspectacular victory. Brands is a tough
  23. Re: February 25 - March 3 This was agonisingly close, with Maia eventually going down in a third set tie break. Still +2.3 units for the match, so up to 29.05 units for the week.
  24. Re: February 25 - March 3 I've not had much time to look at markets for today, but nothing jumps out in any of the mens events at the moment. The only thing catching my eye is this one in the WTA event in Brazil. Beatriz Haddad Maia vs Melinda Czink Backing a 16 year old virtual unknown has the capacity to go completely wrong, but I just don’t think that anyone warrants being such a big price against someone as unspectacular as Czink. The Hungarian herself has been known for mishaps in the recent past and has never been the most consistent player in games or between tournaments. The Brazi
  25. Re: February 25 - March 3 Not a bad start to the week for me, Ladbrokes pay out on retirements and with them having the best price too i'm pleased I went with them for Karlovic. +26.75 units for the day. Excellent work by Regnavetto too.