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Metaphor

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  1. Aleksandar Vukic to beat Tommy Paul @ 3,75 with bet365 As @eros pointed out, Paul already secured the Roland Garros WC yesterday and has played tons of matches past three weeks so he should feel tired. Good spot to fade Paul here.
  2. (Badminton, Singapore Open) Hans-Kristian Vittinghus to beat Kidambi Srikanth @3,40 with Unibet (4/10) Lots of reasons I like to back Vittinghus here. First of all the guy is a warrior, one of most hard-working guys on the tour, so you never get it easy playing against him. Crowd also appreciate that kind of mentality, and he said himself after yesterdays match, beating world no. 11 Tsuneyama, that he got good support from the fans. Vittinghus is currently ranked 26 in the world but he is a former top 10 player. He had a rough year in 2018 but has bounced back with some impressive results this year, beating Lin Dan (Federer of badminton) in February for the first time in his career and also played two tight matches against current world champion and no 1 player Kento Momota. Now Kidambi Srikanth is certainly a good player but this will be his 10th match in the last two weeks. Playing that many matches in a short period is just extremely physically demanding even for top athletes. The prize of winning what is likely be another physically exhausting match, will be world no 1 Momota in the next round, whom he has lost 8 times in a row. Kidambi also has Asian Championship to look forward in 1.5 weeks and right after that the Tokyo Olympics qualifying period will start. Players want to be healty and fresh for the upcoming tournaments because everyone wants to get to Tokyo. The points from Singapore Open will not count for Olympics, and this tournaments isn't as important and legendary as some others like All England Open anyway. Vittinghus and Kidambi has faced each other five times in the past, the Indian leading 3-2. Last time they met was Denmark Open 2018 where Kidambi won 2-0 but that was during a very tough period for Vittinghus. There could be some extra motivation here to revenge that defeat on home soil.
  3. Do you mind if I post a badminton tip or is this reserved for tennis only?
  4. I'm on Vesely aswell, and considering to back him to win the title here. He clearly enjoys playing this tournament, participating every year since 2014 - and actually made three semifinals (2015 Casablanca). He beat Fognini 7-6, 6-4 but the score could have easily been 6-1, 6-1. He had breakpoints in the first, third and fifth service game of Fognini in the first set, and was serving for the match 5-1 in the second.
  5. Barletta Challenger 2R Napolitano to beat Grigelis @1.44 with 888sport Grigelis played two singles matches and one doubles in Davis Cup on Saturday, and lost badly 6-2, 6-0 to Ouahab. According to @opole Grigelis looked sick. He did beat Kolar here in the first round but took a medical timeout in the second set, and was not far away from losing the match in the third. Despite the H2H, I think Napolitano, who has had a decent season so far, will be the winner on home soil.
  6. @four-leaf I remember you hyped this Taiwanese youngster Wu Tung-Lin a month ago. I didn't catch him playing but saw the results and he did beat four current or ex- top100 players in Santiago. How big is his potential? He is playing in Taipei Challenger tomorrow against Jason Jung, and I'm considering to back him at odds around 2,25.
  7. At the start of the tournament my intuition was that Azarenka is going to win the title, so I have to back her in the final also. She should be super motivated to win her first title in 3 years, and Muguruza-Blanco hasn't been playing so great recently. I think she easily could have lost to Gasparayan in the second round. Azarenka on the other hand has looked better and better, handing out a bagel to the Queen of Monterrey Pavlyuchenkova and almost did the same to Kerber in the semis. She really deserves the title after her impressive run.
  8. Keys being broken so many times in Stephens match was one reason I bet Puig to win yesterday (also thought Puig was looking most solid player of the field before semis). Afterwards I think that because Stephens and Keys are longtime friends and training partners, it will be easier to read / break the serve. On the final, well I thought winner of the Keys-Puig wins the tournament and after yesterdays performance, I'm even more convinced.
  9. What are your thoughts on Kerber-Azarenka? Is Azarenka playing good enough to win here or is it a match better to be avoided?
  10. How do you guys like Medvedevs chances against Federer? To win the title, Roger would have to get through Medvedev, Anderson, Shapovalov, and Isner/Bautista-Agut/Coric/FAA in a span of just four days. On top of that, this will be the 13th match in the last 30 days for the 37-year-old Swiss. Medvedev has had a good season so far despite the early losses in Dubai and Indian Wells. I am tempted to give it a try at 3,65 (Pinnacle). Thoughts?
  11. Re: US Open 2014 CzechPunter, what do you think will happen in the men's final? I wasn't able to catch Djokovic-Nishikori, but saw the other semifinal and Cilic's performance was just outstanding. Federer didn't play bad, there simply wasn't much he could do yesterday. Cilic's confidence should be skyhigh - although the same can be said of Nishikori - as he overcame two rivals he had never recorded a single win against, en route to the final. Nishikori is a first class returner and should like his chances in baseline rallies, but if Cilic can serve as big as he has been serving throughout the tournament, and keep the points fairly short, I think he will win.
  12. Re: March 17 - March 23 To do that he would likely have to beat Djokovic, Murray and Federer back to back. Not seeing it happen.
  13. Re: February 17 - February 23 CzechPunter, do you like Burnett over Nara?
  14. Re: February 17 - February 23 Sorry to hear Torque but I guess there is only so much one can take. Ironically enough, as you end your run with the underdogs, I'm going to try my luck with one today. I can't recall when was the last time I backed a big underdog as I usually pick marginal favourites/dogs. Bellucci to beat Ferrer @ 6.50 Unibet - Now if this match took place anywhere else than in Brazil I wouldn't back Bellucci. Have you heard the crowd? I have hardly ever heard this loud support in a tennis match. Everytime their player wins a point the crowd goes absolutely crazy and completely silent when the opponent does so. They cheer to unforced errors made by the opponent (which is stupid imo) and boo if he questions a line call. At least this was the case in the two matches I caught, Bellucci-Monaco and Pereira-Mayr. Ferrer might have more fans here but the vast majority will surely be behind their countryman. - Bellucci actually won their last meeting dating back to April 2012 and did so in straight sets. Knowing he has beaten the guy on the other side of the net before should give him some confidence. - Many of you won't agree with this but I'll have it anyway: this will be Ferrer's sixth match in seven days - he might just feel a little tired. You know, he is turning 32 in one month and isn't getting any younger, he won't run like a rabbit till he is 40. This year he has lost to Lu and Brands, I wouldn't rank these guys ahead of Bellucci who is a much better player than his ranking indicates.