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Tennis - 11-17 July

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July Sport Tennis Event Pivovarova - Zakopalova Selection Pivovarova Strength 10/10 Date 12/07/2011 Bookmaker/Price Pinnacle Sports @ 3.40 Reasoning Sexy Pivovarova can make suprise here! Pivovarova in last two season won Q for the main draw in Palermo, but in first rounds losing, in this year make main draw, because have nice ranking and want make better result than previous years, in my opinion is be able to make second round. Zakopalova have two faces for me - motivation/unmotivation, when have motivation can play on the high level, but without motivation is really bad and can lose against everyone. In this tournament not defending any points and.. you know. --------- Sport Tennis Event Craybas - Parmantier Selection Craybas Strength 10/10 Date 12/07/2011 Bookmaker/Price Bwin @ 4.40 Reasoning Why not? Parmantier is 74 on the world, Craybas 108. Without big difference.. Parmantier make this rank only at the small tournaments, in bigger challanges like this always play bad. In last year here, in Palermo lost in first round against other experience player - Mirjana Lucic. Craybas have experience, in key moments can be big advantage against young players.. In last season here Craybas make nice result, go to the QF. Craybas have more chances to win. ---------- Sport Tennis Event Bovina - Cetkovska Selection Bovina Strength 10/10 Date 12/07/2011 Bookmaker/Price Pinnacle Sports @ 3.80 Reasoning Reasons for this pick are clear. Bovina have court practise, because played three matches in Q, in every match play tennis on good level, serve not been easy to break. Elena is big dog here and don't have nothing to lose, really. Cetkovska is big suprise of last weeks, but on grass surface, not on clay. This is debut for this girl at Palermo courts, first match can be hard, especially against girl from Q. Pression on the Cetkovska, big favourite.. Upset

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July

Wasn't much to interest me yesterday but a bit more action today; Pere Riba vs Lindell - under 20.5 games 1.75 at unibet. Fogini -5.5 games 1.91 at bet365. (smaller stakes on this one as -5.5 is quite a big handicap for potentially a 2 set match!) :hope
I was a bit worried for both of these after the tight first sets but the quality of Riba and Fogini showed in the second sets and both bets came in :ok

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July I'll hit this one early. Stuttgart R2: Pablo Andujar v Albert Montanes - Albert Montanes @ 1.833 with Pinnacle 6pts Happy to take Montanes here after his cracking comeback against Simon. He looked in the doldrums for long periods of the match but fought back really well from a set down. I've already spoken about how he'll want to do well here as defending champion and I expect him to build on the momentum and confidence of the win over the Frenchman. Andujar cruised past Crivoi easily enough and is having one of his better years. He got to the final of Casablanca this year and beat Montanes on the way; however, Montanes had won their two previous meetings before that, and I feel he has more motivation in this event than the one in Morocco. I'd say he's probably a step or two above Andujar: there are both equal on serve but Montanes has a bit more variation to his game, and is quicker round the court. Wouldn't surprise me if Andujar made this one a close affair but ultimately I expect Montanes to make it into the quarters from here. :hope

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July In agreement with Atko here..... Albert Montanes vs Pablo Andujar 4/5pts A. Montanes to beat P. Andujar - 5/6 with Pinnacle Both of these are good clay courters but if both were to turn up in their best form Montanes would win through relatively comfortably. Montanes is coming into this week as defending champion and has had an ok season so far playing well against players you expect him to beat and giving good tests to the higher ranked guys such as Lopez, Gasquet, Melzer and Simon. His win against Simon on Monday will have given his confidence a huge boost, just purely because of the way he fought back to take it in 3. The head to head record stands at 2-1 to Montanes and although Andujar's win came earlier this year, i don't think too much can be read into that victory. Andujar was coming into that off the back of a good tournament on the hard court and it was the first clay tournament for both players. Both played good tennis throughout the week but the difference here is that Andujar has been poor ever since that tournament so confidence can't be too high. He has only managed to play 13 matches in 9 tournaments. There is no doubt that he has talent but he frequently switches off during matches and if he does that here he will be punished for it. This should be about 4/6 or 8/13 for me so at a nice price i am happy to take Montanes with a fairly high stake.

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July Guillermo Garcia-Lopez > Lukasz Kubot. 1.75 @ Pinnacle (7/10) Kubot is in an obvious mental hangover after his huge success in both French Open and Wimbledon. He was really poor against Traver but managed to win because the was even worse. Kubot with all sorts of problems on serve, seven double faults etc. Garcia-Lopez destroyed Stepanek in round 1 and being a streaky player I think GGL has to be trusted here. He has got a straight sets win over Kubot in their only H2H meeting which was US Open last year. Odds too good to miss out, I guess. Carla Suarez-Navarro > Arantxa Parra Santonja. 1.85 @ Bwin (5/10) Suarez Navarro has had terrible time with injuries but now she's finally coming back, played some Challenger events lately to get back into the rhythm. Santonja is really crap player when it comes to changing game plan. She has got no plan B and she should have lost to Govortsova on Tuesday but escaped a defeat. She was a break down in the decider but managed to win that match. Navarro has good quality baseline tennis and now with some matches under her belt I think she's ready to return to the big time. Well, at least beating Santonja should not be that hard. She beat her 3 and 3 in Linz last year and was out of form back then as well. On clay she's got even better chance. Laura Pous-Tio > Kristina Barrois. 1.86 @ Pinnacle (6/10) Clash of styles here which should favour Pous-Tio. She's got more variety to her game whereas Barrois is all about slices and dropshots and there's really no secrets about her game. Pous-Tio will be sky high on confidence after knocking out defending cham Goerges and for me she should be reated something like 1.60 or even lower in this match so this is value for me. Roberta Vinci > Irina Camelia Begu. 1.65 @ Bwin (6/10) These two played last weekend in the final of Budapest tournament. Vinci won in three sets but dropped the second one by 1-6. That puts me off handicaps here as lack of focus after very tough week could do damage again. Vinci playing at home will be additional motivation factor for her and she should be good for another win. Not much can changed in 2-3 days, I think. So Vinci for a W here!

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Stuttgart R1: Santiago Giraldo v Jurgen Melzer - Jurgen Melzer -3.5 games @ 1.971 with Pinnacle 7pts LOSS Stuttgart R1: Mikhail Youzhny v Philipp Petzschner - Over 22 games AH @ 1.862 with Pinnacle 6pts LOSS Bastad R1: Teimuraz Gabashvili v Michael Yani - Teimuraz Gabashvili -4 games AH @ 1.885 with Pinnacle 6pts LOSS
What a hellish day. 20pt loss. None of these really ever looked like coming in. Apologies to anyone who followed.

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July Like a few tomorrow, agree with the previous thoughts.

SportTennis
EventMontanes v Andujar
SelectionMontanes
Strength10/10
Date13/07/2011
Bookmaker/Price>William Hill @ 1.72
ReasoningI rate Montanes quite a bit higher and like this price. He hasn't been too good this year but had a decent run at the French, and a good win over Simon in round 1. He showed some good fight in that match and looks up for it this week. Andujar I don't like too much, he won Casablanca earlier this year beating Montanes on the way when Montanes started around 1.50. I'd have him closer to 1.60 for this match, so will take this price.
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EventGiraldo v Chardy
SelectionChardy
Strength10/10
Date13/07/2011
Bookmaker/Price>Pinnacle Sports @ 2.52
ReasoningDon't understand this price at all, I have Chardy more like 1.90. I backed him today and he won pretty well, so pretty happy to back him again. Girlado got a good win over Melzer, but somethimes his effort levels leave a lot to be desired. Girlado is dangerous, but I have these guys as very even, so this price looks very good.
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EventGarcia-Lopez v Kubot
SelectionGarcia-Lopez
Strength10/10
Date13/07/2011
Bookmaker/Price>Pinnacle Sports @ 1.72
ReasoningKubot has had some good runs the past few months, but as I've said before I'm not a fan. I think he has a very average game and when not serving great is very vunerable. He didn't serve well in round 1, and Garcia-Lopez can take advantage. GGL is all about confidence, and he should get some from the win over Stepanek in round 1, a guy who plays a very similar game to Kubot. Solid price I feel.
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EventSuaraz Navarro v Parra Santonja
SelectionSuaraz Navarro
Strength10/10
Date13/07/2011
Bookmaker/PriceStan James @ 1.90
ReasoningSuaraz Navarro has really suffered with injury problems the last couple of years, after looking like a top player. However, she seems to be getting it together a little and had a good win in round 1. She's several levels above Parra Santonja when at her best and this sort of price is very playable.
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EventRamirez Hidalgo v Golubev
SelectionRamirez Hidalgo
Strength10/10
Date13/07/2011
Bookmaker/Price>Betfred @ 1.80
ReasoningGolubev now on a 15 match losing streak, it has to end sometime, but it's really hard to back him before it does. He's coming here after playing Davis Cup in Argentina and might just be here to party. Ramirez Hidalgo is an old school clay courter and can be very solid. He's got a lot of experience and I think he'll take this. Form is patchy but not too bad, and he should have enough here.

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July I like one long-shot after yesterday. (2/10) Back A.Montanes to win ATP Stuttgart @ 8.00 with Bet365 This is obviously placed with laying in mind, but he is not 8.00 shot in my opinion. His road to the finals may look like Andujar - Fognini - Giraldo/Garcia-Lopez and he is the favourite against those opponents. Monfils might get himself out at some stage and the odds will look huge.

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July

Cornet (FRA) vs Pervak (RUS): Cornet @2,100 Pinnacle LOSS Ormaechea (ARG) vs Martinez-Sanchez (ESP): Ormaechea @9,430 Pinnacle LOSS Begu (ROU) vs Camerin (ITA): Camerin @4,210 Pinnacle LOSS Vinci (ITA) vs Karatantcheva (KAZ): Karatantcheva @4,400 Pinnacle LOSS Kulikova (RUS) vs Errani (ITA): Kulikova @4,290 Pinnacle LOSS
PAS GLOP, PAS GLOP :$ Following couple of bad selections completed the disaster. What amazes me is that we missed the only two picks that made sense this week, and this were Robredo losing to Volandri (Robredo did not play 10 weeks after his injury in Monte Carlo, and then he lost in 3 straight sets 1st round in Wimbledon before this match), and Mayer losing to Del Bonis (Mayer was injured during his weekend's Davis Cup match against Gasquet, did lead 2-0, but after that something went wrong with his leg and he easily lost three sets in a row). Instead of this we played stupidities like "Kubot -3" :cry.

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July One more for me today. Certainly agree with homunculus that we were a little naive yesterday. Here's hoping for better. Bastad R2: Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy v Potito Starace - Under 20.5 games @ 1.943 with Pinnacle 4pts I think this will be a routine win for Starace. The Italian had been a little off-colour going into his match with Reister yesterday but I think that win will have done wonders for his confidence. He is several levels above the French qualifier, who was given a gimmie in the first round against Vinciguerra, who hadn't played competitively since 2010. He still lost a set to the Swede and was a break down in the third. Dasnieres de Veigy isn't anywhere near the level that Starace is, especially on clay. The Italian makes his moolah on this surface. Very solid server who plays the percentages well. It would be a surprise if he couldn't take care of the Frenchman in 20 games or under. Dasnieres de Veigy is a step down from Reister, and I'd hope Starace can take advantage. Unders are more appealing than the handicap, so I'll strike. :hope

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July A couple for me to start the day; Bonderenko vs Larsson – when these two met in Feb 2011 in a Fed Cup match Bonderenko won a tight game 7-6 7-6. Both ladies are in decent form going in to this tie, with Bonderenko progressing a couple of rounds both at Wimbledon and then Budapest last week, following that up with a convincing win over Nuria Vives in the first round here. Larsson has a decent record on clay over the last few years and seems to have stepped up here game since the turn of the year, reaching two semi finals and a final (last week) in WTA events since February. I feel the Larsson may have the edge in terms of form and should get the win however the recent previous match up tells me it might be tight and that’s why I’ll go for Over 20.5 games – 1.80 at unibet Kolar vs Pervak – Nstaja Kolar is very much a rising star in womens tennis, in the last year she has risen around 700 ranking places through continued success in ITF tournaments, including a number of successes on clay in the last couple of months. I believe this is here first major tournament at this level but she showed no signs of nerves when thrashing Kudryavtseva 6-1 6-1 in round one so for me there is no reason why she should have any nerves about this match up with Pervak. Indeed it may be Pervak who is the most worried given the amount of seeds that have already fallen so far in the competition. However she is the more experienced player and is ok on this surface so whilst I’m not confident to completely write off Pervaks chances I’m still happy to go for; Kular to win a set – 1.73 at bwin :hope

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July Hi guys, 1 pick for the ATP Stuttgart match today: FOGNINI TO DEFEAT STEBE @ 1.46 on pinnaclesports A gap in class between two players here. Stebe is a talented young player with good serve and good baseline game as well but Fognini is probably one of the top 20 best players on clay. Stebe's win yesterday over Davydenko means nothing as Davydenko currently doesn't have any patience for baseline rallies necessary on clay and will probably retire soon.

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July Sergiy Stakhovsky vs Federico Del Bonis 2pts S. Stakhovsky to beat F. D. Bonis - Evens with Pinnacle I don't often side with Stakhovsky but i feel that the odds are too good here for a match he has a good chance of winning. The 5/6 available at others places is more of an accurate reflection of his chances i feel. The Ukranian didn't have a great time on the grass but before that he had recorded some good results on the clay. Beating players like Montanes and Hanescu on this surface shows he has the ability to go well on it but on the flip side he has lost a couple of matches that he should maybe have done a bit better in (albeit against players well inside the top 100). Against Pospisil, judging by the stats breakdown, he was a constant threat to his opponents serve and although it did go to 3 sets i am not too worried by that as it was his first match back on the surface. I haven't seen much of Del Bonis but going by his results he is very comfortable on clay. He got a good win in the first round but there are definitely excuses that can be made for his opponent there. I think far too much has been made of that and it is reflected in the way this match has been priced up. He has lost to players ranked much lower than Stakhovsky a few times this year and he doesn't always make it to the main draw of tournaments. Stakhovsky can be solid from the baseline and is a lot more experienced than the man he is facing here. If repeating some of his best form this season he will have too much for the Argentinian who has lost to players of a similar ability a lot already this season. Small stakes but confident Stakhovsky will put on a good show.

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Sergiy Stakhovsky vs Federico Del Bonis 2pts S. Stakhovsky to beat F. D. Bonis - Evens with Pinnacle I don't often side with Stakhovsky but i feel that the odds are too good here for a match he has a good chance of winning. The 5/6 available at others places is more of an accurate reflection of his chances i feel. The Ukranian didn't have a great time on the grass but before that he had recorded some good results on the clay. Beating players like Montanes and Hanescu on this surface shows he has the ability to go well on it but on the flip side he has lost a couple of matches that he should maybe have done a bit better in (albeit against players well inside the top 100). Against Pospisil, judging by the stats breakdown, he was a constant threat to his opponents serve and although it did go to 3 sets i am not too worried by that as it was his first match back on the surface. I haven't seen much of Del Bonis but going by his results he is very comfortable on clay. He got a good win in the first round but there are definitely excuses that can be made for his opponent there. I think far too much has been made of that and it is reflected in the way this match has been priced up. He has lost to players ranked much lower than Stakhovsky a few times this year and he doesn't always make it to the main draw of tournaments. Stakhovsky can be solid from the baseline and is a lot more experienced than the man he is facing here. If repeating some of his best form this season he will have too much for the Argentinian who has lost to players of a similar ability a lot already this season. Small stakes but confident Stakhovsky will put on a good show.
Couple of things to take into consideration here Mirage. Del Bonis was outstanding against Mayer, and Stakhovsky has a losing record against lefties (in fact, I think he's lost his last five against them). I had Stakhovsky priced at 1.60 so I'm with you that the bet holds value in that regard. Even still, this could be a dangerous match for the Ukranian - it's a brave man who takes him, IMO.

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Couple of things to take into consideration here Mirage. Del Bonis was outstanding against Mayer, and Stakhovsky has a losing record against lefties (in fact, I think he's lost his last five against them). I had Stakhovsky priced at 1.60 so I'm with you that the bet holds value in that regard. Even still, this could be a dangerous match for the Ukranian - it's a brave man who takes him, IMO.
Agree it could be close and to be honest the value meant an extra half point was added. For me with Stakhovsky his mental approach to his games needs improving when it comes to facing the bigger names as i think he sometimes plays the name rather than the player and makes too many errors that way. Against Del Bonis i therefore think that the chance of the Jekyll and Hyde play is greatly reduced (my theory anyway). The Argentine seems to have had a massive problem with consistency this year as after putting in a good performance he has faltered next time out a lot of the times. I mean, he hasn't played more than 2 matches in a tournament since March and only 2 on 4 occasions since then, a couple of times against dire players. I understand what you are saying though, hence the stake, but the price was too good to turn down for me.

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Agree it could be close and to be honest the value meant an extra half point was added. For me with Stakhovsky his mental approach to his games needs improving when it comes to facing the bigger names as i think he sometimes plays the name rather than the player and makes too many errors that way. Against Del Bonis i therefore think that the chance of the Jekyll and Hyde play is greatly reduced (my theory anyway). The Argentine seems to have had a massive problem with consistency this year as after putting in a good performance he has faltered next time out a lot of the times. I mean, he hasn't played more than 2 matches in a tournament since March and only 2 on 4 occasions since then, a couple of times against dire players. I understand what you are saying though, hence the stake, but the price was too good to turn down for me.
I watched the Mayer-Del Bonis match yesterday. It was the first time I'd seen him play. He's got a lot of potential. Huge lefty swing and generates a lot of power and top-spin. Decent enough server too but needs to add a bit of consistency. Interesting to note that his record has been poor this year but against Top 100 players or bigger names, he tends to run them close. He was helped by a pathetic display from Mayer yesterday and that's what goes in your favour. It could be a case of Mayer playing so poorly that Del Bonis looked good. Thing is, Stakhovsky's not great on his backhand, he tends to bunt it back and uses slice, so Del Bonis could hit through him. With the right coaching and attitude, Del Bonis could be a very handy player on clay. I personally wanted a plus on Del Bonis, so no danger I'll be getting involved. Stakhovsky, as you correctly say, could well win this too. Let's hope he does the business :ok

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July Fingers crossed, yeah. I sided with Mahut for the first time ever last week at Newport (when he went out!) and Stakhovsky is similar in that i am 90% of the times looking to fade him against the better players. Here's hoping for a different outcome.

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Victor Hanescu vs Gael Monfils 2pts V. Hanescu (+ 4 games) to beat G. Monfils AH - 1.94 with Pinnacle Albert Montanes vs Pablo Andujar 4/5pts A. Montanes to beat P. Andujar - 5/6 with Pinnacle
Good fightback from Hanescu to beat Monfils and bring the line in for us. Montanes' match was very up and down in that first set but then Andujar turned on the style to take the next one. Disappointing. -2.12 points for the week.

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EventVolandri v Haider-Maurer
SelectionVolandri -1.5 sets
Strength10/10
Date14/07/2011
Bookmaker/Price>William Hill @ 2.62
ReasoningVolandri seems clearly the better on clay here. He benefitted from Robredo retiring but before that I thought he was playing pretty well. When he's on he's got a much higher level than Haider-Maurer, who beat Kukushkin in round 1 who isn't much on clay. Volandri has beaten Haider-Maurer twice this year on clay, both times comfortably. Can't see anything different here.
SportTennis
EventRamirez Hidalgo v Ryderstat
SelectionRamirez Hidalgo -1.5 sets
Strength10/10
Date14/07/2011
Bookmaker/Price>Bet365 @ 2.37
ReasoningRamirez Hidalgo is a class or 2 above here. He won for me in round against Golubev, took 3 sets but he played well throughout. Ryderstat is a very average local player, and is very opposable. He beat Max Gonzalez in round which was a surprise, but I can't see him pulling that off twice and Ramirez Hidalgo should be comfortable here.

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July Winners Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo > Andrey Golubev. 1.79 @ Pinnacle (6/10) Christian Lindell vs Pere Riba-Madrid. Under 20.5 games. 1.78 @ Bwin (6/10) Victor Hanescu +4.5 vs Gael Monfils. 1.90 @ Bwin. (5/10) Laura Pous-Tio > Kristina Barrois. 1.86 @ Pinnacle (6/10) Carla Suarez-Navarro > Arantxa Parra Santonja. 1.85 @ Bwin (5/10) Losers Lukasz Kubot -3 vs Daniel Gimeno-Traver. 1.93 @ Pinnacle (5/10) Mikhail Youzhny vs Philipp Petzschner. Over 22 games. 1.86 @ Pinnacle (5/10) Pending Guillermo Garcia-Lopez > Lukasz Kubot. 1.75 @ Pinnacle (7/10) Roberta Vinci > Irina Camelia Begu. 1.65 @ Bwin (6/10) Have to be happy with what I've got thus far :)

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July Thursday's selections... Sybille Bammer > Yvonne Meusburger 1.85 @ Pinnacle (5/10) Bammer came out of retirment to play this tournament. She was set and break down against Halep yesterday but managed to win very tight match. Halep had an injury but she was ok to get a win. Was not trying hard enough. Bammer is playing compatriot Meusburger in the 2nd round and that will be perfect match-up as Meusburger is really crap player and Bammer can overpower her. Meusberger had incredible 17 break points against her and was broken seven times by A. Bondarenko yet she managed to win. Bammer has got 2-0 record against Meusburger and should improve that to 3-0. Sara Errani vs Pauline Parmentier. Under 20 games. 1.79 @ Pinnacle (6/10) Sara Errani playing at home and doing it well. She was in the final of this event in 2009, was hammered by Penneta. With Flavia being in poor form Errani has to feel that this might be her year. Parmentier won a Challenger tournament last week in France. She is tired, very tired. She played tough three sets against Craybas and has had three setters in her last five matches. Surely there has to be very little gas left in the tank. As well as tired she will have huge problems dealing with the aggresive style of play that is huge part of Errani's game. The Italian has destroyed Parmentier both times they've met and has not lost more than 3 games in a set. Should be another easy win. Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo -2.5 vs Michael Ryderstedt. 1.83 @ Pinnacle (5/10) No idea how on earth the Swede managed to beat poor Max Gonzalez but he won't have an easy match against Hidalgo and I think the Spaniard will win. Michael Ryderstedt really all about serve and on clay that is not enough more often than not. One break should be enough for Hidalgo to cover the handicap line. Ryderstedt is doubles player and is poor in singles. That's the bottom line here. Federico Del Bonis > Sergey Stakhovsky. 2.11 @ Pinnacle (4/10) I really don't like Stakhovsky on clay. He's average and was poor in the first round against Pospisil. Del Bonis has finaly made his break-through and has been killing everybody in his first four matches - that's 3 in qualies and one more in the main draw. Crushing Florian Mayer 6-2, 6-3 on German soil is huge and I think Stakhovsky will have his work cut out today.

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Bonderenko vs Larsson – Over 20.5 games – 1.80 at unibet Kolar to win a set – 1.73 at bwin :hope
Mixed bag yesterday, with the Kolar bet coming in but no luck in the other as Boderenko thrashed Larrson in the second set 6-0 after a tight 1st set. Still up for the week after Tuesdays results so not all bad ;) Only bet i've taken so far for today; Begu +3 games vs Vinci – 1.91 at bet365 Todays 2nd round match in Palermo is a re-run of last Sundays final in Budapest. Vinci won that match but that was probably more down to Begu messing up her big opportunity in the third set (when she could have gone 5-2 up with 3 break points) rather than Vinci simply being too good. Begu even won one more game in that match than Vinci, so I think its worth taking Begu on the + handicap here. There is a number of handicap wins that I fancy in the games with Almagro, Ferrer, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez but I may try and catch some in play betting on those and hope that its stays tight for the first couple of games so the -handicap prices drop. The current odds just arent good enough for me to take at the moment. :hope

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July I had another pretty miserable day yesterday with only Juan Monaco coming in, and even that was a struggle. Bad losses this week which are pretty unassailable. I wanted to get involved today, to claw something back, but not seeing a great deal. Good luck to all involved though :ok

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Re: Tennis - 11-17 July

Thursday's selections... Sybille Bammer > Yvonne Meusburger 1.85 @ Pinnacle (5/10) Bammer came out of retirment to play this tournament. She was set and break down against Halep yesterday but managed to win very tight match. Halep had an injury but she was ok to get a win. Was not trying hard enough. Bammer is playing compatriot Meusburger in the 2nd round and that will be perfect match-up as Meusburger is really crap player and Bammer can overpower her. Meusberger had incredible 17 break points against her and was broken seven times by A. Bondarenko yet she managed to win. Bammer has got 2-0 record against Meusburger and should improve that to 3-0. Sara Errani vs Pauline Parmentier. Under 20 games. 1.79 @ Pinnacle (6/10) Sara Errani playing at home and doing it well. She was in the final of this event in 2009, was hammered by Penneta. With Flavia being in poor form Errani has to feel that this might be her year. Parmentier won a Challenger tournament last week in France. She is tired, very tired. She played tough three sets against Craybas and has had three setters in her last five matches. Surely there has to be very little gas left in the tank. As well as tired she will have huge problems dealing with the aggresive style of play that is huge part of Errani's game. The Italian has destroyed Parmentier both times they've met and has not lost more than 3 games in a set. Should be another easy win. Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo -2.5 vs Michael Ryderstedt. 1.83 @ Pinnacle (5/10) No idea how on earth the Swede managed to beat poor Max Gonzalez but he won't have an easy match against Hidalgo and I think the Spaniard will win. Michael Ryderstedt really all about serve and on clay that is not enough more often than not. One break should be enough for Hidalgo to cover the handicap line. Ryderstedt is doubles player and is poor in singles. That's the bottom line here. Federico Del Bonis > Sergey Stakhovsky. 2.11 @ Pinnacle (4/10) I really don't like Stakhovsky on clay. He's average and was poor in the first round against Pospisil. Del Bonis has finaly made his break-through and has been killing everybody in his first four matches - that's 3 in qualies and one more in the main draw. Crushing Florian Mayer 6-2, 6-3 on German soil is huge and I think Stakhovsky will have his work cut out today.
Agree with you with Errani I will take Errani -5.5 games @ 2.10 bet365. I will also take Patricia Mayr-Achleitner to beat Petra Martić @ 1.53 bet365

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