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Tennis - Wimbledon

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Re: Tennis - Wimbledon

Nothing really catches the eye for the women's final except Sharapova to win @ 4/7 with WillHill. Once again, my wager is 5 points Reasoning: Kvitova has never been in a Slam final before and surely the WTA of all places is where its more about holding your nerve than sheer talent or form (how else do you explain Wozniacki has being ranked number 1?). Given this, the smart money has to be with Sharapova for she has been there, done that. I never play negative handicaps so Sharapova, -2.5 at 5/6 (WillHill) is out of the question although it might offer better value to punters who do take on such wagers and are backing Sharapova. And I fear Kvitova might just collapse in straight sets so I'm not going to play the overs line either. The overs/unders is too much of a trap in the WTA. Good luck, all
Lost and lost badly. Never stood a chance. And this is what the WTA is all about. Really, really unpredictable. I thought Sharapova would at least win one set but she went down a without a whimper. The problem with women tennis players is that they are all equally rubbish but you never know how rubbish their opponents will be on a particular day. Haha!

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Re: Tennis - Wimbledon Men's final: Wimbledon Rafael Nadal vs Djokovic Selection: Over 41.5 games@ 5/6 with WillHill This is most certainly going to go to four close sets or over. As good as Nadal is, I just can't see Djokovic not winning at least a set. I will be very, very disappointed in the players if it is a straight sets victory for either of them because I believe they are amongst the two best players in the world at the moment and this will be/should be reflected in the tightness of the match. We've had both semi-finals go to four sets even though I never expected Murray to take the match over 39.5 games (which he didn't) but Djokovic is a different kettle of fish. Some people have said that a Nadal victory is all but assured but that's what was said on the three occasions that Djokovic beat Nadal. I still think Nadal will win this but not before being made to go the distance and hence the overs market represents in my eyes better value. Four out of the last five finals have gone over 41 games and the one that lasted just three sets last year was against Berdych, a far inferior opponent than Djokovic and a bit of a surprise finalist. Good luck, all

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Re: Tennis - Wimbledon Nadal vs Djokovic Pick: Djokovic Nadal did well so far in Wimbledon, that's true. He won with maximal 3:0 in the first three rounds against Michael Russell, Ryan Sweeting and Gilles Muller, then 3:1 in the next three rounds against Juan Martin Del Potro, Mardy Fish and Andy Murray. Nadal also won three tournaments this year. But, he managed to win the tournament only if Djokovic wasn't there (Monte Carlo and Barcelona) or if somebody else eliminate Djokovic before (Federer in Roland Garros). So, Nadal has no luck here. Djokovic became a nigh mare for him. Djokovic won the last four games against Nadal. All four were the finals, which is very important. Just look the results: 15.05.2011. Rome, Italy (Red clay) Nadal - Djokovic 0:2 (4:6 4:6) 08.05.2011. Madrid, Spain (Red clay) Nadal - Djokovic 0:2 (5:7 4:6) 03.04.2011. Miami, USA (Hardcourt) Nadal - Djokovic 1:2 (6:4 3:6 6:7) 20.03.2011. Indian Wells, USA (Hardcourt) Nadal - Djokovic 1:2 (6:4 3:6 2:6) I must admit I don't understand the bookmakers. Djokovic has an excellent record against Nadal this year. In fact Djokovic is incredible this year, he has just one defeat the whole year, from Federer in Roland Garros semifinal. From tomorrow Djokovic will officially be number 1 in the World, no matter win or loose here. And the man who lost that first place on ATP ranking is exactly Nadal. It is a big psychological advantage for Djokovic, I am sure about that. So, I believe Djokovic is closer to the fifth consecutive victory against Nadal. Because such psychological things will determine the match, not the current form (both are excellent) or some tactical surprise (both know each other very well). I expect Djokovic to show why he is number 1 in the World at the moment.

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Re: Tennis - Wimbledon (6/10) Rafael Nadal to beat Novak Djokovic @ 1.70 with Pinnacle The price went up a little, so I am going for it. Nadal has played better tennis throughout the tournament and he just needs to play at the same level here, while Djokovic will need to improve on his performances against Tsonga and Tomic. The 4-0 H2H this year is nice, but this looks like a turning point to me.

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Re: Tennis - Wimbledon 4pts N.Djokovic v R.Nadal to have 5 sets @ 5/2 Coral 3pts Like this bet and should get a decent run for our money. Djokovic appears to have handled Nadal well leading 4-0 on H2H this season. That should give him huge confidence for this match but don't expect Nadal to lie down easily, I can see this match having alot of twists and one that is going to be a 5 set classic at Wimbledon.

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Re: Tennis - Wimbledon Nadal to beat Djokovic @ 1.709 (Pinnacle) Great odds on Nadal here. The only argument I can see for Nole is the fact he beat Rafa in 4 finals this year.........but this is the Wimbledon final, Nadal has been here and done it while Djoker hasnt beaten Nadal in a 5 set match and is in his first Wimbledon final. I do believe Nadal has the edge mentally here and is also a better player on this surface, he's come through some tough tests against Delpo and Murray but in the end was too good for both, ground them down. On the other hand Djoker hasnt really faced the same calibre of player and had some struggles before brutally exposing Tsonga with a superb performance. I hope for a good final but cant see any other outcome here to be honest, Nadal is VERY hard to beat in a big match like this and gets it done here IMO.

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Re: Tennis - Wimbledon Nadal vs Djokovic Many people here seem to have forgotten how nadal had issues in his road to the finals. He was a point away from losing a set to Muller! The fact that he came close to losing a set is almost the same as losing a set, given that it was against muller. Muller is no federer, my point being that Nadal has also struggled en route to the finals. He almost lost TWO sets against Del Potro and Andy Murray. The match would have been wayyy different were it not been for some clever gamesmanship fron nadal in his match against Del Potro. Murray just faded and let rafa into the match and the champion that nadal is, he clawed his way into the match and ran away with it. Djokovic's apparent struggle into teh finals is rather well documented. In my opinion he fought well enough to take the first set and trouble tsonga's serve with his terrific returning. So it is not an independant case of Tsonga not playing well or serving well. Djokovic is probably the bestest returner imo. All this theory abt him not beating nadal in a best of 5 is a crude joke. Anybody who defeats nadal in 4 finals on the trot has to be certainly better than nadal. 3 sets or 5 sets, djokovic, in his new avatar since 2010 davis cup finals, has been unbeatable for nadal, irrespective of the surface and incentives. Grass is not the best surface of either of them. When djokovic has beaten nadal on two finals on clay without dropping a set, it clearly says that djokovic is wayy better from behind the baseline. The wall that nadal is, is not effective against djokovic. Lets compare the arsenal. Serve: slight edge to djokovic Forehand: Slight perceived edge to nadal Backhand: Clearly the serb wins hands down Groundstrokes: in this match up, it is djokovic; 4 finals on 2 surfaces being teh proof of the pudding Finals and big occasion syndrome: both are multiple slam winners. Net Play: both are good here Intangibles: Lets say nadal Mental edge: Djokovic Fitness: clearly djokovic given that nadal is injured. Okay granted that djokovic had troubles against tomic. But tomic played well gaainst nadal in oz open. Tomic is very good on grass. Beating soderling and Malisse in straight sets is proof enough that he belongs there. But djokovic could have been better. a Nadal just lost his no 1 ranking. Nadal almost lost a set to muller. HE lost one to Mardy fish and was close to losing 2 against Murray and Del Potro. For me it is djokovic. Djokovic will move two sets to love up and from there he will win in 3 maybe 4 sets. Djokovic -3.5 is a massive line!!

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Re: Tennis - Wimbledon Djokovic to bt Nadal @2.33 Pinnacle almost everything has already been said about this match, but the main reason I trust Djoker is that I remember nicely the discussions before Rome and Madrid finals. The main argument of the Nadal backers was that clay is Rafa's best surface and Nole has no chance. Everyone knows this did not work, and I am sure this argument will neither work today. This year, Djoko just owns Nadal, and 2.33 is huge value we will not see on Djoko in long foreseeable future. GL :hope

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Re: Tennis - Wimbledon Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic nadal to win in play 11/4 skybet it could be a longshot but if anyone can comeback from two sets down then it is nadal but he has to win this third set

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Re: Tennis - Wimbledon

Men's final: Wimbledon Rafael Nadal vs Djokovic Selection: Over 41.5 games@ 5/6 with WillHill This is most certainly going to go to four close sets or over. As good as Nadal is, I just can't see Djokovic not winning at least a set. I will be very, very disappointed in the players if it is a straight sets victory for either of them because I believe they are amongst the two best players in the world at the moment and this will be/should be reflected in the tightness of the match. We've had both semi-finals go to four sets even though I never expected Murray to take the match over 39.5 games (which he didn't) but Djokovic is a different kettle of fish. Some people have said that a Nadal victory is all but assured but that's what was said on the three occasions that Djokovic beat Nadal. I still think Nadal will win this but not before being made to go the distance and hence the overs market represents in my eyes better value. Four out of the last five finals have gone over 41 games and the one that lasted just three sets last year was against Berdych, a far inferior opponent than Djokovic and a bit of a surprise finalist. Good luck, all
Never stood a chance of hitting even if it had gone to 5 sets. Very poor quality final, decided on who had fewer unforced errors. Apart from glimpses of brilliance from each player, not really much to see for a match as prestigous as the final of Wimbledon. The ladies final match was quite poor as well and both finals were in stark contrast to the semi-finals which were at least entertaining. The never say die Nadal spirit was never on show, he gave away his service games far, far too easily. Novak was poor in the third set but I suspect he gave that set away after being a break down because I think he was confident of taking teh fourth set. Nadal never ever looked in control throughout the entire match. I'm absolutely gutted as I had enormous stakes on this bet and this was probably the poorest final over the last five years.

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Re: Tennis - Wimbledon

- Rafael Nadal (v Novak Djokovic) @ 1.699 with Pinnacle - NAP LOSS
Firstly, well done all Djokovic backers, called perfectly :clap I thought Nadal was poor today and didn't reach the heights of his match with Murray. Perhaps that's because Djokovic didn't allow him to, but the Spaniard wasn't really at the races until two sets down. Great for the sport that Djokovic has such a stranglehold on Nadal. The second half of the year should be fantastic, for betting and for watching. :ok

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