Jump to content
Announcements
** September Nap's Competition Result: 1st Boulder5111, 2nd Craig Bluenose, 3rd Barnsley Chop, 4th Zilzalian KO Cup: Bathtime For Rupert, Most Winners: Waggy**
**September Poker League Result : 1st Kevsul £75, 2nd Gemic £45, 3rd Barry John £30**

Recommended Posts

By the way, if anyone fancies long term bets, this one is worth it imo.

Back Novak Djokovic to win the French Open 2017 - No at 1.62 with Unibet

(Must complete one set for bets to stand) Considering how much effort it took Djokovic to win the Roland Garros and what's happened since, I think he's got a very slim chance winning it again this year. He'll be in the mix, of course, but you've got not only Rafa back in form, but also Murray trying to get his first and Wawrinka going strong. That wouldn't be THAT bad, of course, but Djokovic just doesn't seem to be as hungry anymore and there are plenty of rumours regarding his personal life as well, so I just don't think that he's the favourite to win the title.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 145
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I was thinking long and hard about how to approach this year's Australian Open, since I'm going into it -170pts down and that obviously isn't adding to my confidence. That said, I think that "f

Hi, I've found really interesting this forum so I created an account. I liked a lot the outright preview from Czech. Concerning this night matches, I have bet on Nishikori to beat RF at 2.35. The swis

Strong win by Hla./Peng 

Posted Images

1 hour ago, CzechPunter said:

By the way, if anyone fancies long term bets, this one is worth it imo.

Back Novak Djokovic to win the French Open 2017 - No at 1.62 with Unibet

(Must complete one set for bets to stand) Considering how much effort it took Djokovic to win the Roland Garros and what's happened since, I think he's got a very slim chance winning it again this year. He'll be in the mix, of course, but you've got not only Rafa back in form, but also Murray trying to get his first and Wawrinka going strong. That wouldn't be THAT bad, of course, but Djokovic just doesn't seem to be as hungry anymore and there are plenty of rumours regarding his personal life as well, so I just don't think that he's the favourite to win the title.

Yeah I agree. Djokovic is still a good player but he's just won once RG. Thiem and those you mentioned are capable of beating ND. I think Djokovic best chance to win a slam this year is Wimbledon, I backed him not to win a slam this year at 5. I would like to know what are the odds on that after the Aus Open , there might still be some value. He's just won twice the Usopen and you would expect more given he's a hard court player...

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, LePapo said:

Yeah I agree. Djokovic is still a good player but he's just won once RG. Thiem and those you mentioned are capable of beating ND. I think Djokovic best chance to win a slam this year is Wimbledon, I backed him not to win a slam this year at 5. I would like to know what are the odds on that after the Aus Open , there might still be some value. He's just won twice the Usopen and you would expect more given he's a hard court player...

Too far ahead to be dealing with issues that are best left alone for now. Come to think of it why should anyone be thinking of backing Djokovic to win the french at this stage of decline and a deep in form?If anything, the wise choice should be focused on Rafa as a better proposition to win the french judged on his recent resurgence. He might just have fined tuned himself right come the French. Secondly, it is very hard to say what could be wrong with Djokovic. He has clearly lost his way for now and I think he will require more than hard work to get back to winning ways. I will certainly be looking more to Rafa and the fast improving Gregor Dimitrov. Dimitrov has finally found the right temperament to finally make a big for glory - and his claims to the year's Australian Open tennis is very authentic. I see Dimitrov carrying on the good form to beat Rafa and finally set up the most awaited clash in modern day tennis. Roger Federer vs Junior Federer. The countdown in on. I will be writing on that match in due course.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Vandewhege vs Williams 

I have been quite amazed visiting a few forums online to see a whole lot of head-scratching and mind rubbing in regards to this match up. Oh Vandewhege is in sublime form. After all, she wiped the floor with Kerber the world no 1 and also extinguished Muguruza before Mugu had the time to ignite herself. I feel both Kerber and Muguruza had styles that were tailor-made for the Vandewhege punishment, making victory look more glamorous than it should have looked.

In Venus Williams Vandewhege confronts a very awkward matchup in every sense fathomable. As I pointed out yesterday, you do not go to Barcelona and try to beat them playing ball on the ground. Silly! Vandewhege comes to Venus williams with the high risk power game that has slowly become her trademark. Too bad it's Venus. Venus hits harder and has more control to the power. At 36, she moves twice as fast as Vandewhege on court and  also has the advantage of the wide wingspan on the deuce court to facilitate damage out wide . Expect most Vandewhege serve bombs to return with interest most times. I also expect Vandewhege from the pressure of the William returns to be involved in double faults buy one, get one free. On the whole the game should be quite interesting for moments of flash brilliance which should be in no short supply. Williams to win no doubt. I will predict 2-1. Good luck. 8/10

Edited by liquidglass
Link to post
Share on other sites

Roger Federer vs Stanislas Wawrinka

Over 41.5 games evens paddy power

I think we are in for a great match as Federer is playing his best tennis while his opponent is very consistent in the Grand slam events especially the last few years. So i would say five sets. And maybe a few tie breaks and this will be a long match

Coco Wandeweghe vs Venus Williams

Over 21.5 games 8/11 paddy power

Over 2.5 sets 11/8 paddy power

Well we never thought these two would meet in the semi finals. But they have played great throughout the tournament and i think we are in for a great match as i cant see this being a straight sets victory for either player. Coco has got a great chance of reaching her first Grand slam final. But we know her opponent will make it tough so this match will be a battle and im saying three sets

 

 

Edited by owenclass
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, liquidglass said:

Vandewhege vs Williams 

I have been quite amazed visiting a few forums online to see a whole lot of head-scratching and mind rubbing in regards to this match up. Oh Vandewhege is in sublime form. After all, she wiped the floor with Kerber the world no 1 and also extinguished Muguruza before Mugu had the time to ignite herself. I feel both Kerber and Muguruza had styles that were tailor-made for the Vandewhege punishment, making victory look more glamorous than it should have looked.

In Venus Williams Vandewhege confronts a very awkward matchup in every sense fathomable. As I pointed out yesterday, you do not go to Barcelona and try to beat them playing ball on the ground. Silly! Vandewhege comes to Venus williams with the high risk power game that has slowly become her trademark. Too bad it's Venus. Venus hits harder and has more control to the power. At 36, she moves twice as fast as Vandewhege on court and  also has the advantage of the wide wingspan on the deuce court to facilitate damage out wide . Expect most Vandewhege serve bombs to return with interest most times. I also expect Vandewhege from the pressure of the William returns to be involved in double faults buy one, get one free. On the whole the game should be quite interesting for moments of flash brilliance which should be in no short supply. Williams to win no doubt. I will predict 2-1. Good luck. 8/10

Another timely and perfect delivery. Well done Venus. Next preview Nadal vs Dimitrov.

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, owenclass said:

Roger Federer vs Stanislas Wawrinka

Over 41.5 games evens paddy power

I think we are in for a great match as Federer is playing his best tennis while his opponent is very consistent in the Grand slam events especially the last few years. So i would say five sets. And maybe a few tie breaks and this will be a long match

Coco Wandeweghe vs Venus Williams

Over 21.5 games 8/11 paddy power

Over 2.5 sets 11/8 paddy power

Well we never thought these two would meet in the semi finals. But they have played great throughout the tournament and i think we are in for a great match as i cant see this being a straight sets victory for either player. Coco has got a great chance of reaching her first Grand slam final. But we know her opponent will make it tough so this match will be a battle and im saying three sets

 

 

Great Call :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking forward to Liquid's preview for tomorrow's game. I found today's game a bit awkward at times with the several oscillations. Stan injured at the end of 2nd set, looked down and out and then he demolishes Roger for the next two and just when it seems like he might run away with the match, he gifts a game away on his serve and BOOM Match Over. Any chance at all that this was played to script by Roger and Stan, of course the idea seems absurd, but the match and more so the end result very much seemed like it. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Last semi of the Aus Open, Dimitrov will try to reach his first GS final while Rafa will try to reach his fourth final in Australia. My bet for this semi is mainly based on form. Dimitrov has just played superb this season. He's unbeaten so far and he's faced some good opposition. In Australia he got a bit lucky because Nole was eliminated early so he didn't have to face him. He's lost just two sets, one against Chung which was probably his worst set in the tournament and the other against Istomin who played really well for the first two sets. Then he's beaten comfortably Gasquet and Goffin. He's been serving well during this tournament. 

Nadal has been playing well too this season. I'd say is the best he's played on hard court for the last two years. He's recovered confidence and he's been serving well in Australia. He's beaten Monfils, Raonic, Zverev in his route to the semifinal. It seems Raonic had some issues and was quickly beaten after missing 6 set points in the second set. 

Rafa leads H2H 7-1 (4-1 on hard) but last match (beijing 16) was won by Dimitrov. It's true Rafa wasn't playing like he's doing now but Dimitrov as well is playing much better. 

Odds on Dimitrov are around 3. I think the match will be closer than what the odds suggest. H2H and superb semifinal record gives Rafa an advantage. But Dimitrov's form is just amazing and I'd give him more than 30% of chances to win this match. 

2.5 units on Dimitrov to beat Nadal at 3.00 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Rafael Nadal vs Grigor Dimitrov

Over 39.5 games 10/11 paddy power

This is going to be a very interesting match as Nadal is playing well. But his opponent is surprisingly on a winning run. And is playing so much better than last year. So we could see Nadal lose a set

 

Womens Doubles final

Andrea Hlavackova and Shuai Peng vs Bethanie Mattek Sands and Lucie Safarova

Over 21.5 games 8/11 paddy power

There are two of the best doubles teams left so we should a have great match

Edited by owenclass
Link to post
Share on other sites

Dimitrov Vs Nadal

.......And so we finally come down to a point that will commence the runway to victory for the 2017 Australian Open Mens Tennis champion. For Gregor Dimitrov, the runway really looks long, intimidating and daunting especially considering that beating Nadal and Federer within a space of 48hours now seems to be the minimum requirement for a victory speech.

This year's Australian open tennis Championships will be remembered mostly for its uniqueness and its bold attempt to almost transform the tournament into a retro-comedy on both the Men and Women's side, seriously throwing doubts about the credibility and authenticity of the sport in modern times.  Are you kidding me? A william's sister's final in 2017 should really be beyond comprehension and a hinderance to progressive reasoning in a sport surrounded with young, vibrant and abled contenders.....or did I mean to say pretenders? The tennis gods must have so enjoyed this script when they first wrote it and must somehow have been somewhat overwhelmed with delusion to even have the boldness to intensify the fun by adding the prospect of a Federer/Nadal final running simultaneously. Hahahah.(Tennis Red Nose Day). 

I have asked myself this question in the last couple of days, if this year's tournament was a story in progress being currently written by someone, with all we have seen so far, what would we guess the story was about? Could it really be about the climax to the William's sisters story as we will read in a few years time, or could it be a story to do with Federer and how he recaptured the world of Tennis, or maybe the Nadal revival amidst time of adversity, or could it rightfully be about the only young man left standing who embodies wanton talent and boisterous and has now been gracefully escorted to the beginning of the runway to make his bid for glory and desperately save the world of tennis?

Gregor Dimitrov has always been considered by tennis aficionados as the real deal. A guy fastidiously blessed with an abundance of proficiency and skill that he was named Junior Federer,..... and frauderer in recent times as he almost looked to be running out of time to complete this heavenly mandate of finally proving himself as a king in his own right. Head to Head with Nadal stands at 1-7. On the face of it Dimitrov can be said to have an unenviable and formidable task ahead of him if clarity is not given to that h2h record. Permit me to focus on the importance of that record rather than the unimportant and misleading figure of 1-7. Three of those meetings beginning from 2009 have ended in three sets(Hard) Another 3 setter again on clay, the Australian Open 2014 3-1 Nadal with a couple of tiebreaks that could have gone either way.  Nadal winning again in Basel 2015 in three sets. Then last year Dimitrov beat Nadal for the first time in straight sets. I believe it was where the tide finally turned regardless of anyone making excuses for Nadal's then decline. However, it is not just the wanton excitement and jubilant expectancy that has drawn my devoted interest, but the combination of factors that has slowly unveiled itself to me in a special way, plus the belief that was suddenly transferred into my subconscious when I heard the recent Dimitrov interview. He reeked of confidence and kept referring to his newly unveiled physical and mental adaptation where he has improved in leaps and bounds. He said he was fight hungry, rearing to go and is overwhelmed by the buzz of his newly found self. Say no more!!! Common Mr Nadal, bring it on.

I am going to be bold and predict a surgical and clinical Dimitrov victory with the prospect of under 39.5 games. Nadal may or may not win a set. Nothing more, but certainly another masterclass from the young talisman. low to medium bets also recommended on Dimitrov to win the title at 13/2 while stocks last. Good luck everyone!!!

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Serena Williams vs Venus Williams

Over 20.5 games 4/5 paddy power

I will be hoping this match will be a classic. But with sisters playing each other. I feel that Serena will win and it will be two tight sets. I suppose her opponent could win. But she would have to make history for her to do that

 

Mens Doubles final

Henri Kontinen and John Peers vs Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

Over 22.5 games 4/5 paddy power

Well im looking forward to this doubles match as one is the greatest doubles team of all time. And the others are becoming one of the best doubles around at the moment. And this should make a great match

 

 

Edited by owenclass
Link to post
Share on other sites

Rafa Nadal to beat Roger Federer @1.84 on Bet Fair Exchange

Firstly I expect Rafa to recover fully well from his epic semi final encounter against Dimitrov. Quite a straightforward pick this one, like Czech mentioned, Roger suffers from a really bad match up. I expect Rafa to keep pounding away on the single handed backhand until it breaks down. More so, Roger's defence currently is not as good as Dimitrov's and I expect Rafa to get more easy points as a result of this. I was also impressed with Rafa's willingness to come to the net and cut points short when necessary. Roger will serve well for the first set or so and will be hard to break, but once Rafa settles into a rhythm with the groundies, it'll be a hard grind for Roger. Expecting Rafa in 4 and if there's any truth to Roger's injury, then that might add that bit extra in Rafa's favour. The only way for Roger to win is to completely blow Rafa off the court, that might be possible in a best of 3 but really can't see it happening in a best of 5. Good Luck Gents   

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am on Nadal. He was amazing against strong Dimitrov. Federer looks good as well, but i am little  suspicious   about the fifth set in the semi. WAW left the match without any obvious reason. The way Federer broke him it was something not normal. Anyway, Nadal is 5 years younger , and personally i don't believe in age miracles. 

Nadal all the way 10/10

 

good luck to everybody!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal

Over 41.5 games 10/11 paddy power

Federer to serve the most aces least double faults and win the match 5/2 paddy power

Match to go to five sets 15/8 paddy power

Tie break in the first set 7/4 paddy power

Well this is it the match we were hoping to see but we never thought it would happen. Federer is fresh after an extra day off. But we have to remember that he is five years older than his opponent. And that could be a big factor if the match goes to a fifth set. Federer would be hoping that his opponent is tired after the epic match in the last round. Thats why the first set is very important to win and Federer most of the time has a good start to matches. I can see this going to four sets and maybe five

 

Mixed Doubles final

Abigail Spears and Juan Sebastian Cabal vs Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig

Over 21.5 games 4/5 paddy power

These doubles matches usually are close and this is no different as these are two of the best mixed doubles teams in this tournament. But it will be tough against the favourites who have experience at winning Grand slams

 

Edited by owenclass
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...