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  1. I appreciate that Gauff blew Ostapenko away in her last match but truth be told the Latvian simply imploded as she does from time to time, hence I am not all in just yet on Gauff, also as she needed three sets to defeat her opponents in every match but the last one. Admittedly her confidence is high and the crowd are giving her great support but I think Muchova is playing at least as well as the American right now, but let's see how it goes. Good luck to you all regardless! 😎👍
  2. Yes. I just listened to Damien Kust talking about his chances. He definitely has a chance here.
  3. Hlackikova 4-1 up and cruising, and now about to lose the first set 🙈, these youngsters seem to have little tennis intelligence and ability to finish off winning positions it seems..
  4. That's extraordinary... Perhaps he was injured and didn't retire?
  5. This is some dire effort from Medjeduvic. 🙈 Not touching with him a barge pole again after this 'phoned it in' performance. 🤦‍♂️
  6. Wakelin chose yesterday to put in one of his brilliant spells. No doubt he'll revert to his normal mediocre standard after this!
  7. I have a small wager at 500/1 e/w on Eubanks to win the title but I think it comes to an end today. Truth be told he was lucky to beat Tsitsipas, who was the better player for most of the match I would say, and it was really only in the last two sets that Eubanks upped his level enough to edge out the Greek, but I can't see Meds allowing the same to happen. Eubanks might be able to keep the pressure on enough to grab a set but it will take a poor day at the office for the Russian and a very good one for the American, for him to make it through to the semis.
  8. England were very up and down today vs Latvia, some 180s but also some dreadful scoring at times, that would have been punished by Scotland or Wales. Meanwhile Germany have been quietly impressive, if they can keep their composure, they'll be well in this match.
  9. Smith too in the previous round missed several darts to go ahead early doors, and fluffed his lines near the end too, handing the final leg to Mensur.
  10. Gilding vs Mensur, the big Serb playing well too - this one could go to a deciding leg.. EDIT: forgot that Mensur is a citizen of Austria! the name threw me!
  11. damn it, Smith looks to have blown it.. 🫢
  12. Gilding looking very good so far, into the quarters now. Ross Smith struggling at the moment vs Mensur. EDIT: just realised you didn't have Ross Smith in your list (I did). 😆
  13. Fritz could face a hostile reception in his next match, despite not playing against a French opponent. The crowd won't forget his shushing of them last time out! 😆
  14. Good work @Fader. Took my eye off the darts forum lately, looks like I need to start paying attention again! 😁
  15. Well that last frame was a real eye opener, with Selby snatching a frame (to make it 6-4) that realistically Allen should have put to bed on a few occasions. Frame started off though again with Selby tentative and unconfident, Allen taking his chances, as has been the case til now, to the point where I was so disillusioned by Selby's play that I began hedging on Allen. But something happened in this frame which might just decide the match. Allen didn't close it off when he had the chance and Selby smelling blood, began a series of exceptional safety shots, some of the best I've seen all tournament. Allen became rattled for the first time all match, and he really should have sunk the yellow to kill the frame. Instead he missed it and a few more superb safety shots from Selby and he was in and expertly seized his opportunity with some brilliant positional play to sink the remaining colours. It remains to be seen if this was just a brief flash of brilliance from the Jester or if he can now press on from here, having shown what he's capable of.
  16. Selby starts off strong yesterday with that big break then proceeds to play very nervously for the rest of the session. Meanwhile Allen is playing like the man who won a couple of titles earlier this season, a totally different animal to his stuttering inconsistent efforts in the last round. Let's hope Selby gets it together today, time to show your mettle Matthew.
  17. I have him on 125/1 I think it was , but only with small change unfortunately! Still might be worth to hedge a bit on him, we'll see.
  18. McGill just too inconsistent, the occasional excellent big break interspersed with several very poor frames where he just couldn't get it together. In the semis, am surprised to see Selby at 4/7 or so with most bookies, I think he beats Allen convincingly. The Northern Irish man has been well below his best so far, playing like a rank amateur at times, and yet somehow he's made it to the semis, hard to believe. Selby, if he turns up at all, should win this with a few frames to spare.
  19. Genuinely, I have never seen a professional snooker match, particularly in the latter stages of such a huge tournament, with such a shockingly poor standard from both players. I don't know if nerves can explain it. Jones particularly made some absolutely inexplicable mistakes, in almost every frame. Allen only got through as his level of play was not quite as appalling as Jones. Selby/Higgins will go to town on him in the semis, if this match is anything to go by.
  20. Not so fast there, both Jones and Allen are challenging hard as well for the title of "most inept performance in a world snooker championship quarter final in history" 😆🤦‍♂️
  21. Incidentally am watching Jones Allen now and the standard is not great. A lot of missed pots from both. Scrappy frames and very few big breaks aside from Jones with 94 early doors, My centuries bet not looking too likely unless both get their fingers out sharpish. Ye gods, another missed sitter from Jones 😦 this is really brutal standard at the moment, neither of them deserve to go any further on this showing.
  22. well Neal Founds seems to think it is! 😆 here's where I read it: Neal Foulds talks Ronnie O'Sullivan, John Higgins and big pockets as the World Snooker Championship enters home straight (sportinglife.com)
  23. Was reading Neal Foulds over on sporting life and he said the table being used for the lower half of the draw has very big pockets, making big breaks more likely. With this in mind, William Hills boosted 4/1 on both players to make at least one century in Jones/Higgins match has to be worth a look. Edit - Sorry it seems it's both players to score more than one century, still not a bad bet but not a certainty, knew it was too good to be true! 😆
  24. I couldn't believe Murphy's play to get out of the snooker in the final frame. How could he miss it three times in a row?! His final attempt was particularly amateurish whereby he just belted it and hoped for the best. 🤦‍♂️ Possibly the pressure got to him, can't think of any other explanation. Both players made uncharacteristic mistakes in that final frame but Murphy must be kicking himself, Juahui gave him several chances to win after all, but he couldn't seize the day.
  25. Saw a bit of Ronnie's match, he's not playing well enough to win the title, if this match is anything to go by. Watching Carter and Jones now. Standard has been pretty poor from both. Jones has been shocking at times yet somehow is leading 5-3. Carter must be wondering how on earth he lost that eighth frame, having been in total control and with a free ball and needing just one more pot to leave Jones needing snooker. Twas a comedy of errors though from both players although tbf Jones redeemed himself with a quality clearance to steal the frame.
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