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Tennis: 30th January to 5th February


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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February [TABLE=width: 100%]

[TR] [TD=width: 150]Event[/TD] [TD]Kavcic B. - Karlovic I.[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Selection[/TD] [TD]Kavcic B. +3.5[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Strength[/TD] [TD]3pts[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Date[/TD] [TD]31/01/2012 (17:30 CET)[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Bookmaker/Price[/TD] [TD]Bet365 @ 1.61[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Reasoning[/TD] [TD]ATP ZAGREB Karlovic a big server playing home tourniment in Zagreb where this year we have a little slower hard suface so his big bombs will be a little bit slower! On onther hand Kavcic is a solid player solid serv and good ground game likes to hit corner and we know Karlovic isnt a great mover! With that I see a close match and Kavcic surely covering the handicap! [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February [TABLE=width: 100%]

[TR] [TD=width: 150]Event[/TD] [TD]Mertinak M./Seppi A. - Erlich J./Ram A.[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Selection[/TD] [TD]Erlich J./Ram A.[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Strength[/TD] [TD]6pts[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Date[/TD] [TD]31/01/2012[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Bookmaker/Price[/TD] [TD]William Hill @ 1.57[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Reasoning[/TD] [TD]ATP ZAGREB Erlich J./Ram A. had a bad luck, in AO first round they had bryans and in finals in chennai Paes and Tipsarevic and we all soo how hot is Paes this year! But Erlich J./Ram A. finnly are playing toghter and three wins in Chennai prove their good form coming here and playing Mertinak M./Seppi A. who team up for the first time, but at first look at this double I say no chance for them! [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February Kavcic vs Karlovic OVER 21.5 games @ 4/7 (Bet365:5pts) Hard to see unders here, most firms have it set at 22 or 23 games for this one which seems about right. Ivo is all serve, will fly through plenty of service games on an indoor hard surface without being tested too much. Kavcic is a decent player, fairly good from the baseline so I'd expect him to play a competitive match against a limited player like Karlovic. Ramirez-Hidalgo +3 games AH vs Montanes @ Evens (Pinnacle:2pts) Small play here for the clay event later. Hidalgo is a challenger clay-courter for the most part, grinder who gets plenty of balls back.He's come through 3 qualies in Chile already, not really beating anyone of note but wins on these courts nonetheless. Montanes has clearly been a better player during his career, actually has been a good clay-courter, but I think he's in decline, he's sliding up the rankings in the last year and only really had a couple of events worth noting in 2011. He comes into 2012 with a loss on hard to Starace 6-3 6-2 in Auckland and a 4 set loss to average clay-courter Riba in the Oz Open first round. He's probably happy to get into the clay swing now but I'm willing to go with a small play to see what shape and form Montanes is in coming into this week.

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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February [TABLE=width: 100%]

[TR] [TD]Sport[/TD] [TD] Tennis [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Event[/TD] [TD] Philipp Petzschner - Jurgen Melzer [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Selection[/TD] [TD] Jurgen Melzer [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Strength[/TD] [TD] 4/10 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Date[/TD] [TD] 31/01/2012 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Bookmaker/Price[/TD] [TD] Sportingbet @ 1.83 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Reasoning[/TD] [TD] Jurgen Melzer is a favorite but Philipp Petzschner leads 3-0 in head-to-head series. Undoubtedly it will be difficult match for Jurgen Melzer because Philipp Petzschner possesses powerfull serve and it is really hard to break his serve. Both players know each other, they play together in doubles. The last match they played in Brisbane in this year and Philipp Petzschner won in two sets. I think Jurgen Melzer can beat him today. He won three matches in Zagreb, feels very good on this surface. Melzer plays style service and volley. It will be very interesting match. As I wrote, Petzschner leads 3-0 in h2h series. It's time to change it. [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE=width: 100%] [TR] [TD]Sport[/TD] [TD] Tennis [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Event[/TD] [TD] Nicolas Mahut - Albert Ramos-Vinolas [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Selection[/TD] [TD] over 21.5 games [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Strength[/TD] [TD] 4/10 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Date[/TD] [TD] 31/01/2012 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Bookmaker/Price[/TD] [TD] Bwin @ 1.68 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Reasoning[/TD] [TD] Nicolas Mahut plays at home and he is a favorite in this match. Undoubtedly he likes play on this surface because he possesses strong serve. Nicolas Mahut defeated Radek Stepanek in the first round Australian Open. It was a big suprise. Mahut won in three sets. Albert Ramos-Vinolas is young, good player. I like his tennis. He plays left-handed. His service is difficult. His forehand is dangerous. In my opinion Nicolas Mahut will win but odd for his win is not great. I think they will play over 21.5 games. Mahut likes play long matches (do you remember match at Wimbledon against John Isner?). They can play a tie-break, on this surface it is easy. [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE=width: 100%] [TR] [TD]Sport[/TD] [TD] Tennis [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Event[/TD] [TD] Marc Gicquel - Flavio Cipolla [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Selection[/TD] [TD] Marc Gicquel [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Strength[/TD] [TD] 5/10 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Date[/TD] [TD] 31/01/2012 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Bookmaker/Price[/TD] [TD] Unibet @ 1.82 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Reasoning[/TD] [TD] Marc Gicquel plays at home. It will be second meeting between these players. Gicquel defeated Cipolla in 2006. It is not important fact. Flavio Cipolla's favourite surface is clay so I think he will have many problems here. Marc Gicquel has played many matches indoors. What is more he had to play in qualifications so he won two matches in two sets. Flavio Cipolla defeated Davydenko in the second round Australian Open. He won 3-2. It was a big suprise. It can be close match but I think Gicquel will win - plays at home and needs many points. It's great chance for him. [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE=width: 100%] [TR] [TD]Sport[/TD] [TD] Tennis [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Event[/TD] [TD] Tobias Kamke - Florent Serra [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Selection[/TD] [TD] Tobias Kamke [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Strength[/TD] [TD] 5/10 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Date[/TD] [TD] 31/01/2012 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Bookmaker/Price[/TD] [TD] Pinnacle Sports @ 1.47 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Reasoning[/TD] [TD] Florent Serra is an experienced player, he won 2 ATP Tour titles. Serra plays at home but in my opinion he will lose. Undoubtedly Tobias Kamke is playing better than his opponent lately. Tobias won in the first round Australian Open against Hanescu. In the second he played against good player - Alexandr Dolgopolov and lost after five sets 4-6 6-1 6-1 3-6 8-6. His serve is not strong but he can play really good in rallies. He is able to play offensively. Tobias Kamke should win in two sets. Odd is not high but worth trying. [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE=width: 100%] [TR] [TD]Sport[/TD] [TD] Tennis [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Event[/TD] [TD] Maximo Gonzalez - Rogerio Silva Dutra [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Selection[/TD] [TD] Maximo Gonzalez [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Strength[/TD] [TD] 4/10 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Date[/TD] [TD] 31/01/2012 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Bookmaker/Price[/TD] [TD] Pinnacle Sports @ 1.60 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Reasoning[/TD] [TD] Maximo Gonzalez leads 3-1 in head-to-head series and we can see really good odd for his win at pinnacle sports. What is important, they played all matches on clay - surface they will play today. Maximo Gonzalez is in good shape, he played in the quarterfinal at Bucaramanga challenger. He lost against Paolo Lorenzi 1-2. Maximo Gonzalez loves play on this surface. He rarely plays on hardcourt. As we can see he likes play against Rogerio Silva Dutra. Maximo Gonzalez has patent for this guy. The last match they played two years ago at Guayaquil challenger and Gonzalez destroyed Rogerio Silva Dutra 7-6 6-0! [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE=width: 100%] [TR] [TD]Sport[/TD] [TD] Tennis [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Event[/TD] [TD] Carlos Berlocq - Daniel Gimeno-Traver [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Selection[/TD] [TD] Daniel Gimeno-Traver +1.5 sets [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Strength[/TD] [TD] 2/10 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 150]Date[/TD] [TD] 31/01/2012 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Bookmaker/Price[/TD] [TD] Pinnacle Sports @ 2.11 [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Reasoning[/TD] [TD] Carlos Berlocq leads 3-0 in head-to-head series so he is naturally a favorite in this match. Berlocq feels great on this surface. He can play long rallies. On the other hand Daniel Gimeno-Traver likes play on clay, too. His latest results are not good but trust me - he can play on high level - for instance he won 7 challenger titles - all on clay. He was runner-up 7 times. Daniel Gimeno-Traver possesses good serve, he can hold it without big problems. Carlos Berlocq defeated Daniel in Estoril in the last year in two sets but I think he can have problems today. Matches between these players ale close so I think they can play three sets. Handicap +1.5 sets on Daniel Gimeno-Traver is good option for me [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February Completely agree with IAG on the challenger and one post front. Just takes up more space than is needed really. I'm having a few more today though, mostly concerning Montpellier. Tobias Kamke (-3 games) to beat Florent Serra- 10/11 Bet365- (4/10) Fancy the German to win this one with a bit to spare. He's started the season well and indoors is traditionally where he gets his best results as the surface backs up his serve and strong groundstokes nicely. He made the quarters of an ATP event indoors last season, as well as a challenger win in the UK which shows how effective he is on this surface. He did well at the Aussie open as well a couple of weeks ago, beating Hanescu with ease before getting beaten by Dolgopolov in 5 so he'll be coming into the tournament with confidence. Serra has come through qualification for this event comfortably but I don't see him getting any further. He was fortunate to reach the second round in Melbourne with Darcis retiring after being 2 sets up and the Frenchman has already been beaten by a guy who is almost ranked outside the top 200. Kamke indoors is a really dangerous player and he should be a a couple of levels above Serra here so I'll back him to cover the handicap. Michael Russell vs Adrian Mannarino- Under 22.5 games- 8/11 Bet365- (4/10) Taking the unders instead of the handicap as a bit of security here. I'd expect Mannarino to win pretty comfortably but Russell has the ability to keep it tight for a while if he is on song whilst the Frenchman could quite easily throw in a shocking performance if he doesn't fancy the match today. If all goes to plan though Mannarino should have too much quality for the aging American. He's already beaten Anderson this season and took a set of Del Porto in Melbourne and if he keeps that level up, he'll win comfortably here. Russell has already been beaten by a couple of guys ranked well outside the top 100 this year and his best years are behind him it's fair to say. You'd have thought he had a decent draw against Chela at the Aussie Open but he was still beaten in straight sets, and although he may keep it close for the majority, one break for Mannarino should seal the unders here. Feliciano Lopez vs Igor Kunitsyn- Under 20.5 games- 10/11 Bet365- (3/10) Would have preferred a slightly higher line but the price is good enough for me to take this one. Wasn't going to take the handicap as Lopez could quite easily win this 6-4 6-4 as he isn't the greatest returner in the world but his serve on this surface shouldn't give Kunitsyn many chances to get a look in. That with the Russian's poor form this season, losing all 3 matches including a poor show at the Australian Open leads me to think Lopez should win this with a break in both sets. His game may not be the best but he should have enough about him to create some chances on return and I'll back him to take a couple of those chances. Albert Ramos vs Nicolas Mahut- Over 21.5 games- 8/11 Bet365- (3/10) Should be on serve for the majority for this one. Mahut has his big serve but isn't the greatest returner whilst the Spaniard has enough about him to stay competitive. He'll create the angles for himself with the lefty serve and that should cause Mahut a few problems. The Frenchman wasn't convincing in Melbourne, getting hammered by Ito in the first set in the second round and losing to Hanescu the week before so he's not in the greatest form although the surface should suit him more. Ramos managed to take a set of Berdych in the slam and has beaten Tursunov this season away from the clay so he should have enough about him to cover the overs here against Mahut. Marc Gicquel to beat Flavio Cipolla- 4/5 Bet365- (3/10) Most places have the Frenchman at a skinnier price so little bit of value for the Frenchman to win here. He didn't play a great deal of tennis last year but in front on the home crowd, I'd expect him to bag a win here. He's enjoyed some good results indoors in the past, winning some challenger events and even ran Llodra and Murray close in the past. On the outside hard courts I'd fancy the Italian but indoors he hasn't enjoyed too much success and still IMO isn't good enough to play anything other than challenger events despite beating the likes of Davydenko and Dolgopolov in the past. I can't imagine Gicquel would be playing this event if he didn't really fancy having a good run and I'd expect him to be right up for it and eventually prevail again Cipolla. Ivo Karlovic (-3.5 games) to beat Blaz Kavcic- 6/5 Bet365- (3/10) Would have obviously been interested in the overs but the price is too skinny for me to take so I'll take a bit of value on the handicap. The courts in Zagreb aren't playing exceptionally quickly but Karlovic's serve should still be formidable on any indoor surface and I'd expect that to be the case here. I spoke about him in the outright and I expect him to eventually win this one and one break in the match could be enough. Don't expect Kavcic to get many chances on return whilst Karlovic should get a couple of chances if he keeps the points shortish. He'll have the home support and that should spur him on this week. He'll fly through his own service games and that may get to Kavcic a little as he won't have a look in and in a couple of his own games that may take its toll so I'll back Karlovic at odds against on the handicap.

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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February on the main leaf is wait another three pairs, but that DNS will not be bored while waiting for here is a triple: ErlichJ / Rama-MertinM / Seppi (31.01. 17:15) 1 1,55 MaxGonzalez-R.Dutra that Sil (31.01. 18:00) 1 1,55 Lopez-Fel. I. Kunitsyn (31.01. 19:00) 1 1,20 Course: 2.88 stake:5/10 Here are a few words about the types: Maximo Gonzalez leads 3-1 in their dealings .. better for tennis players to play your favorite background and Dutra in good shape but it does not lie maxs Erlich and Ram are quite coordinated with the final one, unlike his opponent today, which so far have not played together and DNS for the first time playing together ...... There is no doubt who the favorite. Feliciano Lopez should win 2-0. In my opinion, Igor Kunitsyn is a weak player this season a disaster - he lost all three matches this season - the first on the ATP Doha - Becker defeated him 6-4 7-5. After that defeat, and Auckland 2-6 6-4 6-2. In the first round at the Australian Open Pablo Andujar destroyed him 1-6 6-7 0-6! Feliciano Lopez has a strong serve, likes to play service and volley. Feliciano Lopez should win in two sets, with no major problems. But I can assure ....... LUCK who watches

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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February Fernando Gonzalez vs Pere Riba-Madrid Pere Riba Madrid is very in form and he has a certain quality on clay! He likes the long rallies and likes playing from the back of the court. Hard times for Gonzalez that makes his return here. I favor a player of a certain quality to beat one that returns in the circuit after 4 months! Riba-Madrid @ 2.37 with Pinnacle Sports

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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February Mello vs Junquiera mello is ina very good form and I expect him to start very strong this match. Junquiera is having a weak serve and has problems in returning against powerful servers. Expect a slim first set in which Mello to dictate the rhythm. Most of his matches had unders in the first set even he won or he lost! under 9.5 games in first set @ 2.15 with betway

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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February

Marc Gicquel to beat Flavio Cipolla- 4/5 Bet365- (3/10) Most places have the Frenchman at a skinnier price so little bit of value for the Frenchman to win here. He didn't play a great deal of tennis last year but in front on the home crowd, I'd expect him to bag a win here. He's enjoyed some good results indoors in the past, winning some challenger events and even ran Llodra and Murray close in the past. O the outside hard courts I'd fancy the Italian but indoors he hasn't enjoyed too much success and still IMO isn't good enough to play anything other than challenger events despite beating the likes of Davydenko and Dolgopolov in the past. I can't imagine Gicquel would be playing this event if he didn't really fancy having a good run and I'd expect him to be right up for it and eventually prevail again Cipolla.
Good call Fishy, I liked your reasoning here and followed, he's smashed him up already ... first set in the bag ... 6-1, second really shouldn't be much of an issue either.
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3/10 Sugita -3.5 games tb. Smith @ 1.80 Nordicbe :nanaGood line here. Sugita played very well this year. Smith is a unknown youngster that will play a tournament for own public. I think he is not enough to beat Sugita here on this surface. 7/10 Stebe tb. Mathieu @ 1.50 Interwetten :wallMathie don't play matches the last two years. Stebe the German is in form, playing good last week and lets see some good plays on the Australian Open. I think the German will easy win this match against the worldcard player.
Injury from the German and a easy winner from Sugita. Not a good day.
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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February Berrer (+2.5 games) to bt Ljubicic @1.943 Pinnacle Ljubo rusty as hell was lucky to get past average Karol Beck in R1. The old man is really awful, living only thanks to his serve. No return, no shot placement, just serve and opponent's UEs. Berrer defends final from the last year here, and he should be more dangerous than Beck was. If Ljubo ever wins this match, this is going to be in tie-breaks. +2.5 games at evens is great value for me. GL:hope

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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February One pick for me, seems like a tough week to call. Jurgen Melzer (-3) to beat Andreas Seppi @ 2.06 with Pinnacle From what I have heard, Melzer was great against Petzschner and seems to be taking this tournament seriously. After all, he would not go through the qualifying rounds otherwise. Seppi more of a clay-courter and has never beaten Melzer on hard courts. Not a great performance against Brands either it seems and Melzer is a big step up in quality, so he should cover this line, just like he did in Marseille last year.

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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February Ivan Ljubicic - Michael Berrer (+2.5 games) I saw almost the whole match in first round where Ljubicic was just awful with out-of-form Karol Beck. It was all about serve and did nothing in return. His movement was poor, balls where extremely short and all went through the middle. K. Beck made quite a few very bad unforced errors in critical moments and was looking also like a player really low on confidence. By no means i see Berrer as a world beater, but i think he can take at least a set, which will be enough against "Ljubo" in this kind of form to cover this handicap. In worst case i see Ljubicic win with two tiebreaks.

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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February Not great from me yesterday but hopefully today will make up for that. Taken a few for now but may have some more later. Running late so doing quick writeups. Jurgen Melzer (-2.5 games) to beat Andreas Seppi- 4/5 Bet365- (4/10) Can't add much to what Czech said. Melzer looks to be up for this tournament, coming through qualification well and beating Petzschner easily. Seppi wasn't great against Brands and has struggled when these two have met indoors so favour Melzer here. Matthias Bachinger (+3.5 games) to beat Robin Haase- 4/5 Bet365- (4/10) Would have set the line a game lower so happy to back the German. He has a good serve on him which should give him a number of cheap points and not give Haase too much of a look in for the majority. Haase's first match scoreline flattered him as he really didn't play well whatsoever. His opponent missed a ton of easy shots which gifted Haase the victory really. He still didn't look fully fit to me either so fancy the German to keep this one close. Guillaume Rufin (+5 games) to beat Feliciano Lopez- Evens Bet365- (3/10) Watched Lopez yesterday and other than his serve which wasn't great either, he was pretty poor in truth and didn't do much in the rallies apart from wait for Kunitsyn to make an error. Rufin did well to get past Pospisil and the French players have been getting some decent results so far this week. Lopez from what I saw yesterday couldn't do much on return or in the rallies so Rufin should be able to stay competitive.

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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February Today in Zagreb, the most interesting fight will probably be Melzer vs Seppi. I dont understand why the favorite is Meltzer. Perhaps inspired by the bookmakers to win in qualifying over every game like Kacic, Semraycha, Fisher. Players are just side by side in the rankings, 41 placed Meltzer and 42 Seppi. But if all the time Seppi stable position of 30 to 50, then gently rolls down Melzer in ATP ranking. Melzer shot back season, got quite high in the rankings, not long ago been in the top 10, but last season failed. Unable to protect points practically at any tournament, began to play more doubles, where he took three titles last year. Meltzer no longer can beat players of the normal level. Frankly the game of Seppi, on current form is no worse than Melzer and maybe better. Cheer for the Italian. Seppi 2.70 Sportingbet

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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February ATP - Montpellier, Indoor Hard 01.02.2012 17:00 Do not quite understand how Nikolay is going to hold a head start against Gasquet. Actually, even third thing that stands Gasquet at home, then just the current form of players just like the earth and sky. Gasquet started the year with performances at Hopman Cup, where reached the final, losing there Berdych, then a little more played in Sydney, where he successfully get in the quarterfinals and went to the Australian Open. Can not say that Gasquet is successfully performing in Australia, but also a failure the same can not be named. Richard came to the 4th round, losing to David Ferrer. In any case, the beginning of the season for Gasquet has developed quite well. In principle, Richard is quite capable to win the tournament in Montpellier, because of the serious contenders had only here Neminem, Berdych. And both he is quite capable to beat quite capable. As for Davydenko, he long and steadily deteriorating form. Beginning this season, Nikolay simply magical. First, he pulled in Doha, probably wanted to repeat his last year to achieve and compete in the final with Federer. And he managed to do exactly half of their plans. With Federer, he tale, though it happened in the first round and let Roger take Nikolay games of 4 - two in each set. After that, Nick, thinking that he is completely ready to storm the top of Grand Slams, pulled in Australia. However, his plans demolished by italian Cipola, who managed to beat Davydenko in 5 sets. That's all the achievements of Nikolai in the season. Not much. I think that Gasquet with Davydenko no problems should arise, and the frenchman confident victory in 2 sets, with the support of local fans, there will be quite normal result. Gasquet (-3.5) 1.85 Expekt

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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February Ilhan to bt Dodig @3.140 Pinnacle 0.5 u Well, this is absolute nonsense, right? Dodig defending champion etc etc. But somehow I feel this must happen otherwise there will be something wrong with the POWER :-) Out of 16 1st round matches, 15 are finished and favs won all of them. I would say that having 16 favs out of 16 matches winning is not compatible with the laws of the universe. So just for fun I place a small punt on this. Dodig's status is injured, he retired at AO against Gil, and Ilhan has heart and gave Phau hard time last week at Heilbron challenger. This CAN happen.

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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February Igor Andreev - Juan Monaco OVER 21.5 GAMES 4/5 BET 365 strength(6/10) The vast majority of matches between these two have gone over this line and I'm quite surprised to see it this low. Both players are almost mirror images of each other with the only difference being Andreev having a bigger forehand and Monaco having the better movement. The Russian is not the player he was but he's an obdurate force on the clay and I can't see Monaco dispensing of him easily here. I would be surprised if this isn't anything other than a clay grind session that lasts quite a while. :hope

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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February

ATP Zagreb Indoors 250 - Dudi Sela vs Andreas Beck - Andreas Beck to Win @ 6/4 with Paddy Power - Stake £40

Andreas Beck is in another league to Dudi Sela on indoor hard surfaces and this was highlighted with his form in the closing end to last year. A, Beck is better under pressure and almost always serves solidly, regardless of his winning form. Sela on the other hand was knocked out in the very first round of the Australian Open by the one dimensional clay courter Thomas Belluci. Reason Sela has the bookies faith is predominantly due to the fact he leads the head to head with a meaningless straights set victory in a challenger in Nottingham on grass. Sela got absolutely battered by Stebe at the Challenger Tour Finals, whereas A, Beck was unlucky to lose to Stebe in the final in a tight tussle losing in the end 5-7, 7-6, 7-6 Can't see anything but a win for Andreas in this one.

So gutted this failed because I had a very nice treble including Beck to win :cry I didnt watch the match.He went 6-3 up in the 1st set,what happened to him after..Did his back give him problems again???? ImLovinIt,you have picked some right crackers over the past few weeks & keep up the good work :ok That goes to everyone that tips on this thread,being totally new to tennis betting,its great having proper quality insight Thank you all & good luck with your bets :hope
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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February

Ivan Ljubicic - Michael Berrer (+2.5 games) I saw almost the whole match in first round where Ljubicic was just awful with out-of-form Karol Beck. It was all about serve and did nothing in return. His movement was poor, balls where extremely short and all went through the middle. K. Beck made quite a few very bad unforced errors in critical moments and was looking also like a player really low on confidence. By no means i see Berrer as a world beater, but i think he can take at least a set, which will be enough against "Ljubo" in this kind of form to cover this handicap. In worst case i see Ljubicic win with two tiebreaks.
Berrer (+2.5 games) to bt Ljubicic @1.943 Pinnacle Ljubo rusty as hell was lucky to get past average Karol Beck in R1. The old man is really awful, living only thanks to his serve. No return, no shot placement, just serve and opponent's UEs. Berrer defends final from the last year here, and he should be more dangerous than Beck was. If Ljubo ever wins this match, this is going to be in tie-breaks. +2.5 games at evens is great value for me. GL:hope
Well done :ok Just looking at the Zagreb tournament tonight & see out of the 19 games played so far,18 of the favourites have won through. Berrer was the 1st underdog to win his match.
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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February

So gutted this failed because I had a very nice treble including Beck to win :cry I didnt watch the match.He went 6-3 up in the 1st set,what happened to him after..Did his back give him problems again???? ImLovinIt,you have picked some right crackers over the past few weeks & keep up the good work :ok That goes to everyone that tips on this thread,being totally new to tennis betting,its great having proper quality insight Thank you all & good luck with your bets :hope
Sorry about that man, no idea what came over him, he should really have wrapped it up, so sorry about that.
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Re: Tennis: 30th January to 5th February Montpellier ATP 250 - Mahut vs F, Mayer - Mahut to Win @ 6/5 with Paddy Power - Stake £50 Florian Mayer had a streaky 2011 where in he pulled off some remarkable wins, one notably off Nadal, however the bloke is very much the sort of player that plays well and turns it on when he can be bothered and when it suits him. So far this year he hasn't looked at all bothered in any way, shape or form.. I watched his match against Giles Muller and Muller had umpteen chances to break him in the first set ... i tuned in @ around 5 all in the first and when it got to 6-5... Giles got ahead @ 0-40 and had 3 set points. Florian did nothing spectacular to save those set points, it was more the ridiculous stupidness from Giles that got him out of the deep end. Giles Muller imploded against Kilzan in his match prior to that losing to Kilzan from being 6-1 up in the first set tie break. The point I am making here is Florian is the type of erratic player that will present most player's of decent quality chances ... right now, the fact he's shown to not care by acting lathargic and very "oh well" .. leads me to feel he's going to present double the amount of chances he does on an average basis. Mahut is not really one to choke or spurn opportunities, he's very much a clutch player, he has the French crowd on his side and will be wanting to do his every best to make a note-able impact in this homeland tournament. To summarise, whilst I feel Florian possesses more talent, Nicolas just plays those big points better for me, Florian is much the opposite and is renound for choking on the big moments. Might take a tie break, but I see Mahut prevailing in the end. 7/10 in the confidence stakes.

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