Posts posted by liquidglass
25 minutes ago, vuviks said:
Thanks all guys for your hard work.
Last week didn't watch any tennis game, but now it's time. Based on your thoughts and my feelings I decided to go with double:
Dmitrov @2.1x [email protected] at WilliamHill
I see that Vavrinka is coming back, but don't think he is ready for 4-5sets, this is why I "backing" Dmitrov as I see 50/50 game, but if Dmitrov will win First or even second set, I can't see Vavrinka will continue same level for 4th set...
Ruud is good youngster, and if he will keep his qualification form, he should beat Pella, who have no game practice recently.
I like Troicki @3.25 or over in this game, because I now Troicki can play very good tennis, but his mentality it's not strong, but I am going because Sandgren is not like he was in AO, so it's blind bet for me, as don't know what to expect from Troicki.
Don't trust Giorgi, so like over but afraid she can lost it in straight sets, so will go with +5.5 @1.9 at William Hill for Whitney.
Good luck for all.
P.S. My favourites to win USO Tsitsipas and Svitolina.
Really like the Dimitrov choice. Real balls i'd say against one of the most popular first round choice of public opinion.
Simona halep Vs Kaya Kanepi
This one here is a product of market force where the possible outcome of this match is clearly determined by the digital movement of the odds. Those who understand the dynamics of market forces will know that in most situations odd movements are a more dependable tool for pointing to the outcome of any match than any stats will dare to do. That also will depend on the interpreter of these movements. It is true to say that they do not always turn out to be 100% accurate but in most cases if the trace factor is dependable, should return over 80% accuracy. This has worked for me with over an 80% success rate using my own statistical analysis on the price movement. the conclusion clearly says Kanepi is a very strong positive in this match up. the question is to what extent? This is where judgemental wisdom is applied. In my opinion Kanepi is positive even to the stage of calling a mild upset alert. Kanepi to win a set is also good at 7/10 still. However, I am going to make what should be a brilliant investment call @ Kanepi over 6.5 total games
Shapopalov vs Aliassime
I clearly recall Shapovalov's interview after beating Edmund in the first round of queens Club where he was praised for his very high work rate that had brought the dramatic increase in his play. He said, if you think I work hard you really need to meet my friend and mentor Auger Aliassime. "He is what I call an endless workhorse, an epitome of perfection. I look up to him because I want to be like him. He will certainly govern the world one day" From that day I kept looking for this raw talent borne out of Africa whose name the interviewer was having a torrid time pronouncing.
The head to head stands at 1-0 Shapovalov. I guess that was then; this is now where the most anticipated match of the FA cup of tennis lies a few hours away. It has to be said that Shapovalov has currently lost his shine but is still there as the favorite and deservedly so. They are best of friends and double partners and I just hope that the last revelation does not delete the competitive edge of this great match up. Aliassime played his qualifying rounds perfectly despatching everything in sight in straights and conserving energy for the main event. This should be really good first round match. verdict: Aliassime to win; over 38.5 games.
In my humble opinion, it would be a sweeping statement to say "she threw" the match. The girl has not even grown up enough to work for enough food for herself talk less of throwing away. In a big tourney such as New Haven she would only have been trying her hardest best to arrive at victory. Not even the best of players can afford to throw matches away in a tournament of that magnitude. Goerges in recent times has been nothing short of world class material. You really have to earn victory from those sort of players even if they are at their tiredest low. Gritt is the difference between the old Goerges and the new one. It is from a similar fabric that the new Sabalenka has emerged from - doggedly and annoyingly clutch. This brings me to my second observation; To be successful in this indulgence, you must be pokerfaced at all times devoid of emotion. People sometimes get emotional when a player clearly lets them down and they now somehow find themselves chosing a pick which is more from a payback to the offending player. All players will always be guilty of coniving against us at one point or another. Fact. The only person that can disappoint you is you who made a bad pick. She would not have be seen to throw the match away had you been on Goerges.
I also think it is the same case with Stephens. Surely she has to be allowed a flop here or there especially judging from the alarming consistency by which she now appears at the business end of these big tournaments. Going against her at home in the first round with a player of no repute would seem a disastrous call just even pondering over the potential matchup. Sloane has a lazy style that has effectively lands most opponents in handcuffs bar a few. I just do not think Rodina has the credentials to get over that bar. Time will tell if she is able to shut my big mouth.
12 hours ago, CzechPunter said:
Dayana Yastremska to beat Karolina Muchova at 1.53 with Paddy Power
Karolina Muchova was another player that I quite liked in the qualifiers, but she faces a much sterner test than Teichmann here in the form of the in-form Yastremska, who really has impressed me on quite a few occasions in this season. What I really appreciate about her is the fighting spirit that she brings with herself, every single time that I saw her she was fighting to the end, with her recent match in New Haven being a splendid example of that if I remember correctly. She's one of the younger talents that I've been tracking in this season and she's generally been playing a level above Muchova, so, despite the qualifying success, I think that the Czech is going to come up well short here.
While I think you may be right in the pick, I think that they are players of equal potential especially with Muchova leading the h2h 1-0 and very much in form. Well.....maybe Yastremska just looks a bit more polished at this level and has despatched better opposition recently especially if the goerges match is a true reflection of her current ability level. Good luck!
Osuigwe Whitney vs Giorgi
This should be a very easy game for Giorgi or a cake walk as someone has once before described on this forum. Giorgi has had some good workouts on hardcourts recently and has maintained a good winning ratio beating people that she should normally beat but perhaps getting to no milestone of importance in all those victories.
Giorgi in my opinion is an intresting vibrant and engaging player with her heavy groundstrokes and quickplay. She is also very regressive (A Player in orbit on a destination to nowhere) Lost recently to Bencic 6-4 6-4, prior to that, brushed aside by a mundane and insipid Keys and lost in a three setter to Kuzmova who really in my opinion is a player for the future.
Whitney Osuigwe represents hope for the future of American tennis. She is the reigning ITF junior world champion and a former no1 junior in the world. Osuigwe also won the 2017 French Open to become the first American to win the girls' singles event in 28 years. She is currently 16yrs old and has been playing well recently to be worthy of mention. I expect her to improve a lot from her recent defeat to Bencic and play with more confidence and freedom against a clueless Giorgi. I will not go overboard here with anxiety. Verdict: over 19.5 total games. Good luck all!!
On 8/19/2018 at 6:36 PM, CzechPunter said:
Anett Kontaveit to beat Kiki Bertens at 1.95 with Bet365
Chances are that this match won't even go ahead, as it would be very rational for Bertens to withdraw, but, if it does, I'll gladly back Kontaveit at 1.95. She lost a tight match against Kiki a couple of days ago and she's been resting since then, while Bertens has had a fairly tough schedule. With the US Open just around the corner, I don't see her pushing herself too much in New Haven.
Hard match to call here which I really believe is better not calling as I see it as a match of potential distress. In my opinion Bertens pulling out will seem to be the favorite call. I really do not think Kontaveit will beat Bertens neither will Bertens allow herself get beat for free. It just will not happen. There is the confidence factor to defend if anything. The second best call which is not beyond the realms of possibility is Kiki the Beast Bertens continuing her winning streak
Tennis Black Friday
Well....you guessed it right. I am the pioneer of Tennis Black Friday perhaps borne out of a lack of something better to do....or maybe just easily coined out of pure undiluted thought and imagination. However, it is what it is. Black Friday come early. I came up with this idea just pondering over the numerous rain delays that have plagued tournaments in the last week or so causing stress and hectic schedules to players and most of all creating huge opportunities for punters.
The effect of matches being stopped and started ultimately leads to inconsistent and uncertain outcomes in various permutations of expectations. Players become frustrated and confused from not knowing when they are playing or from suddenly being faced with the prospect of playing two long matches in one day. The bookies on the other hand lose track of their pricing methodology and do not really know how to price up certain players. Out of the resulting confusion bookies like Paddy Power already reknowned for their dodgy behaviour of manipulating numbers, blank their inplay screens as their once dependable faculties begin to buffer.
Collectively in enjoying the fun of Black Friday, we can all come together as one potent unit (lol) to open our eyes like hawks looking for bargains and possible power failures. My idea of a power failure is something like this; Sabalenka vs Keys with the amount of games and three set matches and narrow escapes that Sabalenka has already had, despite her scintillating form, she should experience power failure against a very fresh Maidison Keys.
I also think Anisimova will benefit from the continuous mayhem with a bit of confidence drawn from the combination of beating Martic, an extra day's rest and home advantage. Anisimova should win a set and possibly more.
Finally to enjoy the best of both worlds, I have decided to quickly take the day trip to New Haven to wholly benefit from the experience and come back in enough time to join play at Cincinatti. This is where I find my bargain of the day with Maria Mateas standing a more than decent chance of flooring a waning Kristina Pliskova. Okay, lets not be greedy guys. we can take the Mateas 5,5 head start for a confident win. I will look to a big shout from bullish tennis hawks like Czech and Four Leaves (lol) for some more spice. Good Luck everyone and happy Black Friday!!!
6 hours ago, yogg said:
WTA Cincinnati - Vondrousova M. vs Barty A. and Pliskova Ka. vs Radwanska A.
a double from me today, Barty and Pliskova to win @ 2.30 with BetVictor
Barty coming off a semi final run in the Rogers Cup last week should have too much for her teenage opponent.
Pliskova, although a bit out of sorts right now, has a great chance to get back on track with her power serve against an opponent who hasn't seen a hard court since March.
good luck all
Good tip in my opinion with a slight worry about who the weak link really is. It seems like if Pliskova wins bet is won. I tend to disagree. I would say if Barty wins, bet will be safe. I really think Vondrousova stands a brilliant chance despite coming in from the clay.
3 hours ago, four-leaf said:
Which bookie are you using? I'm affraid I can't bet on this at Pinnacle now. To bad you didn't post before the match began.
You can bet on paddypower. Currently 10/11 in play till resumption.
Linette vs Vekic
Just a quick one i thought i'd quickly share before play resumes after the rain. Linette is currently 0-3 down to Vekic. Linette previously travelled some good miles from Nanchang half tired to play here in Washington. She also has qualifiers to play in Canada later on in the day which should be the priority concern than trying to play her way back into this match. Verdict: Vekic -6.5
24 minutes ago, four-leaf said:
Lloyd George Harris/Alafia Ayeni under 19.5 games at 1.83 with bet365
LGH is ranked over 1000 spots better than this 18 year old wildcard american. LGH made light work of his last opponent by winning 6-3 6-3 and should easily win this one to. The total seems a little bit too high for this match.
You talk about LGH like he has is a wealth of experience advantage over Ayeni. 1000 spots between them means absolutely nothing especially at this early stage of their careers where their individual talents is an unknown quantity. LGH has not been on any sort of dangerous form lately to even suggest that he could beat anyone under 19.5games. Ayeni looks to be the player on the rise and will only be too focused for this game after winning a set of sijsling. I strongly feel that Ayeni holds similar pedigree to Mmoh and should come out swinging in this match. Over 19.5 games with a strong possibility of Ayeni winning a set.
Sorry I did not know you were referring to Rajeev Ram. I was still on Ramanathan. Even then, everything I said still applies to him aside the point of saying he was born in Chenai. Ram was born in the States. Still, no difference. He is as Indian as they come. His seed and orientation still supersede the American factor!
8 hours ago, four-leaf said:
Rajeev Ram is one exception since he is 100% american but with an indian name.
I fully disagree with you. What makes him 100% American? Firstly you are always what your father is regardless of where you are born. He originates from an Indian seed. Fact! So that 100% declaration is out the window. Rajeev was born in Chenai by Indian parents and cannot be described as anything else. Indians even more than Africans always ensure that they bring their children up in the traditional way instilling all their values into their children. I can guarantee you that rajeev speaks the language and will 9 times out of 10 stick to cultural values and stay in a relationship with a girl of similar background.
3 hours ago, CzechPunter said:
@liquidglass Well, I can imagine a few exceptions to that rule, but Ramanathan ain't one.
Unless you are not agreeing that Ramanathan is Indian, because that is my point. He is Indian through and through regardless of other ties.
3 hours ago, CzechPunter said:
Born in India, Indian parents, playing for India in the Davis Cup, official residences Barcelona and Chennai, calling him Indian makes sense to me.
Aside all you have mentioned, how can anyone call him anything else with a name like Ramkumar. An eagle dosent suddenly become a chicken just because it lives among chickens. lol!!!
5 hours ago, Urosito said:
Ons is a strange player, she can play really great tennis at times, but also can look like a recreational player if she's not in the right mood. Vera is in a good rhythm, played very good in London, and demolished Alexandrova in first round here 6-2 6-1. That same Alexandrova routinely won against Jabeur in Budapest a few days ago, so... Maybe not the wisest logic, but I think it's worth a try.
I have nothing against your pick but more about your reasoning that led to the conclusion. Her demolision of Alexandrova should have been stated as a opinion and not a fact. I really believe Alexandrova did not bother to compete after being tired from the Budapest ITF final. I think Zvonareva can win, but it is a very dodgy pick that is now becoming too popular for comfort. That game will come but not without some drama. I am thinking retirement at some stage. Dont know why!
I know the week after a slam can really be difficult with so many decoy players. it really has to surprise me why Vogele left her house this monrning considering she had to play last match at home in a prime slot. Well, I forgot she could have bet against herself to make it look authentic. That is why i guess she is so below average!
Djokovic Vs Anderson
If ever there was an apt definition for the word conumdrum then this is it - Djokovic vs Anderson on the verge of untangling what to all intents and purposes is a "tennis conumdrum". The head to head record stands at 5-1 Djokovic with a seemingly obvious chance of making it win number 6 in a matchup that has not been totally one-sided despite the h2h stats.
If Djokovic is going to win this, then he will do so by the "obvious" that we already know about - Kevin Anderson's irrecoverable fatigue problem. On the other hand, if the punter is going to end up losing this, then he would have done so handicapped by this same knowledge of what is assumed to be the human being at his physical elastic limit.
Being one who has been exposed to almost all the possible permutations of surprises in this game, you will never see me attempt to solve such an enigma without the aid of my spiritual binocolas. Tennis is tennis - a game played by humans where natural laws must apply. There are also times when one needs to slightly disregard the natural and give room to the supernatural. What Mr Anderson is trying to achieve is by no means common place or natural. Trying to etch the name of South Africa in tennis history certainly has to require some supernatural intervention, the sort that would suddenly propel the gears of the human mind into neutral.
I will expect Anderson to run on adrenaline for a long way giving me enough room to cash out on my expectation which is for him to win a set at 4/6. In adrenaline mode Anderson will have enough time to rewind to the good times of his past, and more in particular to Wimbledon 2015 when he had Djokovic on the ropes by being 2 sets to love up till he lost his way and lost that match in five sets.
I really think that the difference between that version of Anderson and this version, is mental conditioning and resilience. This version looks rugged and pruned for robotic excellence. I also think the cryptic hands of nature has a hand in this final too. She certainly did not create the scenario where the Djokovic/Nadal match was stretched over two days for nothing, or did she?
Djokovic on the other hand does not look in perfect physical shape. He looked a bit ragged and frustrated at times in that match with Nadal plus the list of unknown physical worries with him.
In summary, this tip is made in line with expecting a positive from Anderson despite the presumed fatigue. I really think he has a good chance of winng. I really do. However, I will be sticking the wise money on him winning a set at 4/6. Good luck everyone. I hope you enjoy the game!!!!
5 hours ago, four-leaf said:
Corentin Moutet to beat Pedro Martinez at 1.72 with bet365
Pedro hasn't been tested yet, he could have gone out in the semis but Mikael Ymer was probably to tired to challenge Pedro after 3 consecutive 3 seters. Corentin is the better player and I expect him to win this.
Interesting how you reach you conclusions my guy. A clear case of subjective thinking. Martinez disappoints you in a previous bet and you will find anything possible to find justification to go against him? Man goes through a tournament not dropping a set and you still think he has not been tested. Or did you also fail to notice Moutet's price going out from 4/7 to 8/11 well before the start of play? Also how did you arrive at who you deemed to be the better player?
Penny For A Thought
I think people really need to know what tipping is about before getting involved in it. In its full and most practical definition, it is about extricating vital information from the pool of information and ideas constantly flooding into your head with the aim of poluting your clear line of thought. Most tipsters and punters will normally hear voices regularly. The fact is this: most of those voices you will hear, especially the loud ones that immediately prompt you into action are deceptive and wrong. They have the effect of derailing your thoughts and chaining you into a frustrating demonic sequence of hopelessness. The problem with some people on here is that they most times get carried away with the excitement and potential of that initial deceptive thought and try to pass them on as certified facts. Good tipping is not about publishing a diary of your thoughts but about pruning those thoughts in a bid to extricate the thought of the diary
Those who have already been down this road and who can relate to what I am saying will realise that there is a certain invisible force that comes with these deceptive thoughts that can sometimes enslave you to a belief system till you suddenly realise at the end that you have been manipulated by forces unknown. Everyone's diary is similar! interpreting and passing on that information comes with experience. Experience can only come from the logbook in wells of your battling spirit. These days i am more apt to sense winners and losers simply from odds movement and sheer spiritual perception. This has always been a deep and complicated indulgence despite the pretty and superficial face of the indulgence
Every year and at different times of the season we see people come and go on this forum. The majority of them extinguished and overpowered by a process that they can never penetrate or get to grips with, arrested by the prevailing question of how to fight the invisible enemy, they cave in. When you constantly share every thought that comes into your head without caution, you finally find yourself becoming a joker and a glorious fool and suddenly find the need to disappear as people pay you less attention. It is for those reasons that the main members of this forum are still here. They take time to preserve that spirit of the desire to tip. They nourish it and treat it wisely chosing when and when not to write.
Tipping is so infectious especially to the unsuspecting reader. They will most times be attracted to the wrong tips than the right tips. For example if the forum has say six tips put up and one was wrong, 90% of visitors would have played that wrong one. Every one has to be professional and circumspect thinking of others before publishing anything. No one says you must publish a tip daily. Sometimes just pass through and look and appreciate reading the tips of others. Find something else to feed your ego aside causing the misery of others. We need to collectively come together to strive for more credibility!!!
15 minutes ago, four-leaf said:
What are the thoughts from Winnetka and WInnipeg tonight? If anyone has any suggestions or opinions please share.
I've gone for a treble from Winnetka and Winnipeg tonight with a local bookie. In Winnipeg: Yunseong Chung at 2.50 who meets Go Soeda. In Winnetka: Tommy Paul/Dayne Kelly under 21.5 games at 1.80, Mitchell Krueger -1.5 sets at 2.20 and he meets Collin Altamirano. I don't think any of the bets are particularly safe so please give me some opinions. I'd be happy to land this treble so I want to feel a bit more sure about it.
Yunseong Chung is 20 years old and comes from 2 straight hardcourt ITF futures titles and registers at his career high ranking 369. He hasn't faced a matchpoint in 10 matches. His opponent Go Soeda is 33 years old and registers at rank 178 and comes from having lost in the Wimbledon qualies 2nd round to Jurgen Melzer. No biggie deal about that. In April he reached a challenger semi on carpet other than that he hasn't gone past the quarters in any tournament. His worst loss have been to no.674 Blake Ellis in Kyoto challenger quarters. Strange loss that one and another quarter loss to Yasutaka Uchiyama the week after. Go is not having the best of seasons while the korean Yunseong is on the rise so he might have a chance on the upset.
Tommy Paul should easily take out the aussie Dayne Kelly who I don't rate at all but I'm still worried Tommy can mess things up.
Mitchell Krueger ranked 220 comes from Wimbledon qualies where he lost to Reilly Opelka in 3. His opponent Collin Altamirano ranked 490 have qualified for Winnetka and won his last 4 matches in straight sets and his career high is 488. Mitchell had problems in his last 2 rounds but won in 3 both times and beat Marcos Giron and JC Aragone, players higher ranked than Collin. Now Collin comes in with some good momentum into this but it can still very well end in straight sets to Mitchell but Collin upset Darian King ranked 160 in his last match in straight sets but Darian has no form as far as I know. Collin can make life difficult for Mitchell but It still doesn't feel wrong to pick the favourite to win this in 2. Mitchell should win in 2.
Those are my thoughts about these 3 matches but it could easily end with me being wrong on every bet. Annoying not to be at least somewhat sure about the outcome.
One quick comment. I just do not think that it makes sense opposing Collin the way you have decided to go about it. He has a better win record than Krueger this year regardless of where those wins were achieved. Another thing is that the outcome of any match is not like tomatoes that you can weigh on a scale and get specific results. Giron and Aragon being ranked higher than Collin means nothing in terms of how Collin is going to match up with Krueger. Krueger's price @ 1/2 on the face of it is risky enough even thinking of win purposes only. He has also played 2 three setters in his last two matches. Collins should really being on a high here in my honest opinion and looks like the one that should really be backed to win a set. What do I know1 I could still be wrong. Good luck!!!
Nadal Vs Del Potro
Nadal holds the superiority and clear lead of 10-5 in the head to head stats of this rivalry and looks in the driver's seat for victory no 10 against Del Boy.
Firstly, I really do not know what effect the carry-over game that finished early yesterday will have over Del Potro. I would guess not much as he managed to finally swat Simon off in four sets conserving the much needed energy in the process. Del Potro's brand of tennis bothers me most times considering the arsenal that he possesses with his application to duty most times leaving a lot to be desired. I always refer to him as a "paper tiger", one created for cosmetic effect for his constant inability to be viscious and brutal on the court. One would imagine that with the immense power from that forehand, he should be swatting away his victims easily when he has to. He also suffers from acute passiveness and sluggishness as he most times exhibits when making that laboured walk as he prepares for the next point. His big forehand is not used aggressively enough and is mostly used in counter-punching mode more to get out of a tight corner than put his opponent in a tight corner. If he uses that forehand the way he used it in that US Open final when he beat Federer, this match can end quick. Someone needs to tell him that he needs intensity and urgency in his game as would be required today to keep Nadal on the back foot.
I did not write this article to say anything about Nadal. Assume anything you may. He is what he is. If it aint broke why fix it!! I would expect Nadal to come out with the same intensity hoping to quickly force Del Potro into doing a Michael Jackson (backslide).
I am assuming that Nadal will resume plying his trade from way back in the court in retrieving and counter-attacking fashion. It will be then up to Del Potro to take my advice and follow most balls to the net behind that monster forehand. That is really where victory should lie for him. I am going to assume that Del Potro will read this just before match time as he promised me he would. Fingers crossed!!
Verdict: If Del Potro follows my advice with a robust aggressive game and good netplay, this should be easy and finish under 39.5 games. Del Potro to win handsomely!!!
6 hours ago, losingpunter said:
such a bad loss. a quality player being beaten at round of 16. I did not see this coming to be honest. bencic could have forced the 3rd set but choked, same goes with Alison van uyvtanck. Ostapenko another comedy player who came from behind to beat sasnovich and makarova lost as well. Pliskova as well. so who is the favorite now?
With blind eyes this is kerber's Wimbledon now unless she chokes up.
Are you just taking a swing in the dark and hoping the higher seeded player wins? Common, as the field finally gets narrowed down and brings everyone under the microscope, it is clear that there are now more realistic and hopeful prospects than kerber. I can safely call Serena's bluff and rule her out even as she deceptively improves. The main protagonists for the title are now beginning to emerge in the form of Cibulkova, Kasatkina and Kiki the Beast Bertens. I have faith in Giorgi really pushing Serena tomorrow with her big game and quick swing action. I just fear that Serena might slowly grunt her away as the pay peg looms. Whatever happens with the Serena match, the draw has made sure that she will require a double password authentication to reach the next round. I feel fairly confident that Bertens should finally restrain Serena. As for Kerber, she is still flattering to deceive. Either Kasatkina or Cibulkova should bring her down. The former now beginning to accelerate into superlative form. Whatever happens, we will be welcoming a brand new member to the Grand Slam club come Saturday!!
US Open 2018
in Tennis Betting Tips & Predictions
Posted · Edited by liquidglass
This is an indication that your knowledge in the sport is somewhat suspect. What then is your idea of a world class tennis player? Will you restrictively confine it to the top 2 or 3 in the world. I would say certainly not. One described as such is one who can hold their own certainly among the very best in the world. Goerges is that player. One who more than often maintains her consistency in winning matches she is supposed to win. Goerges is that player. One who no one will bat an eylid wondering what went wrong with the others if she suddenly won a slam. Goerges is that player.
I am somewhat baffled by your unsubstantiated and pointless arguement in reference to her playing bad against a 17year old and being almost defeated by another 17year old. What has age got to do with the price of milk my friend? Playing badly is not synonymous with results. In the end she won. Ask Mr Morinho, he will brief you better. Even after all is said and done, if you know your tennis well should't those 17year olds and alikes like the ones you mentioned be the most feared in the sport today? If a player is going to be really progressive everyone expects to see those signs by 17years old. It is the reason whywe do not refer to talents such as Anisimova as mere 17year olds.
Players are human and have rigorous and hectic schedules. They are also by default always certain to run into a bad patch at some point. The length of this bad patch could vary from player to player. If your idea of a world class player is "one who always wins when I bet on them" then may I suggest you reboot your thought process!