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Tennis - January 31 - February 6

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6

Matchpoint ace overruled by empire. What a drama in Zagreb :unsure
And yeah, that was a nice touch :D Btw, I almost forgot that Atko has Anderson outright (now looking good) and Giraldo outright (which I am on too basically). Hopefully those two can turn around your rather average-looking record this week! Fingers crossed.

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6 michelle larcher de brito to beat madison brengle at 4-5 bet365 2 points. All in all de brito is the classier player. she is notoriously inconsistent and can be tempermental but the fact that she has reached the final in the states this week shows at least that she is focused and playing well. her opponent brengle is simply average ...a player that has never even qualified for grand slam after about 4 years of trying. She's a decent ball striker but she's very slow around the court and the athletic and aggressive de brito can outlast her in ralleys i reckon. I haven't seen any of the action this week so wouldn't advise a huge stake but de brito does look huge value for me at 4-5

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6 Ferrer reaches a hard court semi, Dodig wins Zagreb, Devvarman almost wins an ATP final. Just waiting on Safina to win Wimbledon, Davydenko to win the French and Del Potro to climb over 400 places by the end of the year to win the World Tour Finals at the end of the year. :rollin

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6 True lumping on him for sure ;). Sure he'd fancy his chances against Melzer, Cilic, Ferrer, Soderling and Murray. After all he did beat Tipsarevic.

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6

nice call smeg' date=' was worried a little bit after the first set, but it was never in doubt after the second one.[/quote'] cheers mate. look forward to your tips for next week

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6 Strange. Now this 6th game of 2nd set Robredo-Giraldo at 15-30 Robredo serving Robredo placed a ball in the court, Giraldo not taking it, but Robredo dived into the net while hitting the ball. Is'nt there a rule that player touching the net loses the point? Despite this , robredo got the point and the score was 30-30 after that.

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6 Just realised I put my last post in this forum rather than next week's one. Any chance of it being moved Atko. It's not entirely relevant or have any great interest to read but should be in next week's. This Robredo Giraldo match just sums up this week. Twists and turns when you least expect it.

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6

Just realised I put my last post in this forum rather than next week's one. Any chance of it being moved Atko. It's not entirely relevant or have any great interest to read but should be in next week's. This Robredo Giraldo match just sums up this week. Twists and turns when you least expect it.
That's it done bud. Giraldo match, really hoping Santi pulls through. Robredo was in control and blew it, still would expect him to come through. Highlights of this match are the bonnie Chilean girls the camera keeps panning too and the groovy music at the changeovers.

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6

Strange. Now this 6th game of 2nd set Robredo-Giraldo at 15-30 Robredo serving Robredo placed a ball in the court' date=' Giraldo not taking it, but Robredo dived into the net while hitting the ball. Is'nt there a rule that player touching the net loses the point? Despite this , robredo got the point and the score was 30-30 after that.[/quote'] Aye that was strange, but I suspect it was because the point was well and truly completed before Tommy hit the net. Giraldo had no chance of getting it.

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6

Aye that was strange' date=' but I suspect it was because the point was well and truly completed before Tommy hit the net. Giraldo had no chance of getting it.[/quote'] Well, I am not that big connoseur of tennis rules, but completed or not, if the opponent touches the net, the point should be mine. Because he could have placed the ball only risking the net touch, and it went wrong way. But I have said I am not that great specialist in tennis rules.

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6

Well' date=' I am not that big connoseur of tennis rules, but completed or not, if the opponent touches the net, the point should be mine. Because he could have placed the ball only risking the net touch, and it went wrong way. But I have said I am not that great specialist in tennis rules.[/quote'] I'm with you, as a player (albeit at a low level) I've always understood it to be that if someone touches the net during a point, they lose it. However, the point was over, the ball was dead when Robredo hit the net, so that may have made a difference. Either that or poor Carlos Bernades forgot after he'd moved his fat ass off the umpire's chair to see if Tommy was okay :rollin

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6 Hopefully Giraldo can finish it off now, I have a solid stake on him. And yes, the point should be yours in that case. If I remember correctly, there was a similar situation in the Schiavone-Kuznetsova epic when Schiavone chased a drop shot successfully (that was on break point), but Kuznetsova got the point (Schiavone touched the net) even though she had no chance of getting it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc9UK_UFRH4&feature=related Watch at 2:40

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6

Hopefully Giraldo can finish it off now, I have a solid stake on him. And yes, the point should be yours in that case. If I remember correctly, there was a similar situation in the Schiavone-Kuznetsova epic when Schiavone chased a drop shot successfully (that was on break point), but Kuznetsova got the point (Schiavone touched the net) even though she had no chance of getting it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc9UK_UFRH4&feature=related Watch at 2:40
My fear is that Giraldo will get tight serving for the title. Fingers crossed he doesn't!

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6

- Marin Cilic to win Zagreb each way at 3.25 with Stan James (4/10) LOSS - Lukas Lacko to win Zagreb each way at 29.00 with Stan James (1/10) LOSS - Thomaz Bellucci to win Santiago each way at 6.00 with Stan James (2/10) LOSS - Santiago Giraldo to win Santiago each way at 15.00 with Stan James (1/10) PLACED - Kevin Anderson to win Johannesburg each way at 5.00 with Stan James (3/10) WIN - Janko Tipsarevic to win Johannesburg each way at 5.00 with Stan James (3/10) LOSS
In Zagreb, Cilic went out early doors to Mayer and never really looked comfortable on the surface. Lacko also dropped out in R2, taking a set off Garcia-Lopez but never really looking threatening. Very surprised to see Dodig win a tournament but he benefitted from being at home ;) In Santiago, Bellucci crashed out in the quarters to Fognini, never really looking in full flight, but Giraldo was outstanding, making the final and netting a 7.50 payout. Robredo's experience told in the final, but I'm not complaining. Giraldo can be a big player if he improves his footwork and his backhand, because his forehand is a real weapon. Jo'burg was a pretty unpredictable event too, with Tipsarevic losing to Huta Galung in R1 - that man has mental issues - and Devvarman making the final :eek Anderson won with a decent stake at good odds of 5.00, which turned a poor week into quite a nice one indeed. Well done to all 'profiteerers' this week, a tough time in the calendar with so many variables, but I think we came out alright in the end :ok

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Re: Tennis - January 31 - February 6 Despite the final result, still a good return and an even better shout with Giraldo from Atko. Think we'd all agree that Mannarino Devvarman would have been a better final though. ;) Bring on sane tennis again this week.

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