neilovan Posted May 11, 2022 Share Posted May 11, 2022 (edited) 12 hours ago, CzechPunter said: @neilovanCollins actually played twice in Madrid. She beat Puig, who made her comeback start in that event before getting injured the following week, and then lost awfully against Andreescu. I didn't know Collins had played at all in Europe. I feel that Halep is actually playing better coaching herself. Definitely she is trying to be more aggressive. Europeans will also feel more comfortable around Europe, and def have some advantage on 'home' turf. Probably of the 4 matches I mentioned in previous post, this is the tricky one. I was streaming that Andreescu v Radacanu yesterday, and Andreescu looked very good. Moves well, hits the ball really well ... she is fit and strong. Her record v top 25 players is actually very good. Robbed by another Radacanu retirement. It really feels like 'what is the excuse this time?' but maybe I'm too harsh. With Wawrinka, I feel that players who have big serves, use less energy on court. Serving, like hitting a golf ball is really not about hitting it hard. It works when you use your big muscles (thighs and torso), and have tempo and rhythm. It then flows easily and you can play very aggressively behind it. Stan has a big serve, so I don't think he was exhausted from the previous match, but maybe a 37 year old feels aches and pains a little longer. I don't like to combine 2 long'ish shots in a double, as when one wins the other probably loses. Better to bet them as singles with equal (small) stakes. SIx long shots today all taken as singles; Alexandrova to beat Sakkari. In form Alexandrova versus a slightly undercooked Sakkari? Pliskova to beat Tiechmann. Pliskova is a really solid player, just with a slump in form. At some point she will wake up and bring it. Brooksby to beat Goffin. Brooksby similar to Pliskova, with a slight downturn. But if his game is 7+/10 here he wins. Goffin on the comeback trail could easily have a slight off day. Baez to beat Zverev. Is Zverev over his Sunday shellacking from Alcaraz. Surely there must be some negative toxins/doubts lingering? Osorio to beat Azarenka. What effect does the Ukrainian conflict have on players from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia? Fruhvirtova to beat Kanepi. Can 3 of the above matches win? Edited May 11, 2022 by neilovan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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