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#1 thefootygaffa

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:37 PM

Started this thread up as I like my tennis bets.

 

The first tennis slam of the year starts on 14th Jan - the  Australian Open from Melbourne.

 

More on Aus Open later.........

 

 

 

 

Wee bet for tonight I like though is:

 

Julien Benneteau @ 1.9 (Stan James) to beat Ryan Harrison tonight. Sydney ATP, starts 01.30

 

Benny has matured into a really tough opponent, and young Ryan obviously has his best years still to come.

Harrison beat big Lanky Isner in the last round but dont worry about that as Isner had a knee injury that looks like it might rule him out of next weeks slam.

 

 

 



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

I'll keep an eye out for your Aussie open bets, never backed on tennis before
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:46 AM

Benny wins 6-4 6-2



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:50 AM

Well in
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

The Official Draw took place today, revealing some tantalising first round match-ups at the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.

Top seed, world No.1 and three-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic will open his defence at Melbourne Park next week against Paul Henri Mathieu while the men who would challenge him, Roger Federer and US Open champion Andy Murray, will be tested by Benoit Paire and Robin Haase respectively.

The men's field sees 95 of the top 100 players in the world contesting the Aussie crown.

On the women's side, defending champion Victoria Azarenka will play Roumanian Monica Niculescu, No.2 seed and 2012 finalist Maria Sharapova faces Russian Olga Puchkova while tournament favourite and five-time winner Serena Williams opens against Edina Gallovitis-Hall with a potential semifinal clash against Azarenka. Sharapova's most difficult obstacle in the early rounds is No.25 Venus Williams, who she could meet in round 3.

Australian 9th seed Samantha Stosur meets Kai-Chen Chang, who beat her in Osaka recently, while compatriot Lleyton Hewitt, competing in his 17th Grand Slam takes on eighth seed Serbian Janko Tipsarevic in what is sure to be a marquee match in the great spirit of the Australian Open.

Source: Australian Open website.



I reckon Muzza's potential route to glory will go something like this - R1: Haase, R2: Sousa, R3: Mayer, R4: Dolgopolov/Simon, QF: Del Potro, SF: Federer, F: Djokovic.

Djoko will beat him in the final though!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:41 AM

Wee bet for tonight though:

I'm taking the new young Aussie star Bernard Tomic to beat Andreas Seppi in the semi final of the Sydney ATP.


Tomic to win @1.6 (Pinnacle)

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:50 AM

Tomic gets the job done through the night 76(10) 64

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:33 AM

The final of the Sydney ATP is on at circa 8.30am between Kevin Anderson and Bernard Tomic - live on ESPN

 

 

I'm going for home boy Tomic to get the win @1.77 (Pinnacle)

 

Will be keeping stakes low as South African Anderson is a dangerous player as he has a monster serve making him hard to break. Tomic sometimes can be a bit lazy and you cant afford that against big servers. However, if Tomic gets him into rallies big storky Anderson is a bit flat footed and his ground strokes lack the variety and variation that Tomic possesses. Can see this being a tight 3 setter.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

Tomic wins 6-3 6-7 6-3 happy days...



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

Here's a wee preview I did for  http://selectabet.net/  :

 

 

http://selectabet.ne...s-preview-tips/

 

http://selectabet.ne...womens-preview/

 

 

 

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The Australian Open 2013

 

It's finally here, the first grand slam of the 2013 season is upon us, starting at midnight on Sunday the stars of the ATP and WTA do battle at Melbourne Park in Melbourne. So what do we need to know? Who's on form? Who suits the conditions? And most importantly who's going to win?

 

 

The Basics

 

To start with, as it is a tour Grand Slam event the men will be competing on a best of 5 set basis unlike regular tour events where they only compete over best of 3. This makes a massive difference as with the heat, stamina and conditioning will play their part.  A tiebreak is played in the first four sets at six games-all. There is no tie breaker in the fifth set if we go beyound 6-6 with the winner needing a two-game margin. The women as normal play best of three sets. A tiebreak is played in the first two sets at six games-all. Slightly different from normal tour events though, the third set also has no tie breaker at 6-6 again with the winner requiring a two-game margin.

 

 

The Surface

 

In tennis, probably more than any other sport the surface that the players play on makes a HUGE difference, as put simply certain types of surfaces particularly suit and advantage certain players. The type of court they use at Melbourne is the Hard Court but more importantly it is the Plexicushion surface which is officially rated as medium to medium-fast paced. However, if you ask the players they will describe it as slow, epecially Federer. To add to the slow pace of the courts, the material they are made of tends to fluff up the balls more which makes them heavier and thus they travel through the air slower. This will mean that there will be longer rallies and big servers will have less of an advantage. This plays into the hands of players like Djokovic, Murray and Ferrer who are happy to grind away at points. Federer often complains about the pace of the courts getting slower and slower nowadays and this is because his chances of success here lie with keeping the points as short as possible. Any drawn out baseline rallies that he gets involved in normally end up in an error from him as he finds it harder to hit through the good defensive players.

 

 

The Contenders

 

Mens

 

Novak Djokovic              - Evens (William Hill)

Andy Murray                  - 7/4 (betway)

Roger Federer                - 6/1 (Boylesports)

Juan Martin Del Potro    - 22/1 (Boylesports)

David Ferrer                   - 30/1 (Bet Victor)

 

NB : Note that Rafa Nadal is out injured

 

In the mens event there is a notable gap between the big 4 or 5 from the rest of the field and to be honest it has been that way for a good few years and in my opinion will continue for the foreseeable future. Previously I would have just said the big 4 but now I include David Ferrer in the mix purely for his dogged and consistant game and the fact he goes into the tournament on the back of a win at Auckland. For me though the most important thing when the draw was made was that Murray and defending champion Djokovic were drawn on different sides of the draw so they can't meet till the final. To be honest I really can't see anybody stopping Djokovic getting to the final so I shall just take that as a given. He is a master on the Plexicushion surface and it suits his game perfectly. Since they changed to this surface he’s won 3 of the last 5 Australian Opens, he’s only dropped 16 sets since 2008 (winning 88 sets) and he only dropped 1 set en route to his first win in 08 and then again on his win in 2011. These are truely frightening stats for his opponents and I have it down to only Andy Murray that is truely capable of stopping him claiming his third Australian Open in a row. On paper Murray's route to the final is quite tricky but certainly achievable: R1: Haase, R2: Sousa, R3: Mayer, R4: Dolgopolov/Simon, QF: Del Potro, SF: Federer, F: Djokovic.

 

So there it is I have it down to a Djokovic V Murray final and unfortuanately will have to go against my countryman being able to topple Djokovic's dominance on this surface.

 

The Verdict : Djokovic to win

 

 

Womens

 

Serena Williams           - 10/11 (William Hill)

Victoria Azarenka         - 5/1 (Bwin)

Maria Sharapova          - 10/1 (William Hill)

Agnieszka Radwanska  - 16/1 (William Hill)

Li Na                              - 25/1 (Betfair)

 

The women's game is slightly different to the mens game in that there are a pack of players all chasing Serena Williams who is clearly head and shoulders above the rest and seems to be able to beat the field at will whether she's coming back from injury/illness or finger picking what events she chooses to play in. When the draw was made the big news was that Serena Williams and defending champ Azarenka were both drawn on the same side of the draw. Maria Sharapova will probably be the happiest about that although she will have a few possible tough opponents in the early rounds with the chance of facing Serena's sister Venus, the "Pocket Rocket" Cibulkova and Angelique Kerber. Sharapova has actually not played this year yet as she has been nursing a shoulder injury but with her fighting qualities I see her reaching at least the quarters. A player that I like and the conditions should suit is Radwanska who has had a great start to 2013, she is 9-0 so far and won the titles at Auckland and Sydney. Another notable player is Li Na who won the title here in 2011, when she is on form her powerful flat hitting can be very dangerous.

 

It is the obvious choice and at ridiculously short odd's but I really can't see anybody stopping Serena Williams claiming the title. Her serve and devestating ground strokes are simply to much for anybody in the women's game to handle. She is on a mission to claim her 2nd non calander Grand Slam, she did this previously when she won the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open in 2002, and Australian Open in 2003, and who would bet against her?

 

Verdict : Serena Williams to Win

 

 

Outright Bets:

 

Novak Djokovic to win at Evens

 

Serena Williams to win at 10/11

 

 

1st Round bets:

 

Julien Benneteau v Grigor Dimitrov match to go OVER 3.5 sets @ 8/15 (bet365)

David Goffin v Fernando Verdasco match to go OVER 3.5 sets @8/15 (bet365)

Place as singles and double



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

Couple of bets to add in the womens 1st round:

 

Sorana Cirtstea  to beat Coco Vandeweghe @1.81  (btw Sorana is a little cutey....)

 

also

 

Petra Martic with the +2.5 game handicap to beat Misaki Doi @1.94


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:24 AM

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Heather Watson +2.5 games is worth a punt tonight.

 

She will battle for your money!



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

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Belter mate, nicked it :D


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

Double for the night :

 

 

Svetlana Kuznetsova to win doubled with Gilles Simon to win



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

Tennis bet for the night ( a little risky but....)

 

Taking Ekaterina Makarova to beat Marion Bartoli

 

There's a bit of class about this tall russian burd

 

 

 

Also got a treble of  : Almagro/Flipkens/Sharapova



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

In play bet just now: Lay David Ferrer to win 3-0 in sets

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

In play bet just now:

Lay David Ferrer to win 3-0 in sets


Baghy getting pumped by Ferrer - bad bet....

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

Murray through to next round...won 3-0. Caroline Wozniaki match now being shown...ooooft...semi....biggrin.png


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

Taking Big Willy Tsonga to beat his fellow frenchman Gasquet tonight

 

Gasquet has a tendancy to stand too far back over the base line and just wait for his opponents to make errors. Tsonga is more dynamic and aggressive and is one of the few players in the modern era that actually comes rushing into the net to finish of points/rallies.

 

 

 

Also like Wozniacki tonight, apart from her obvious assets icon_crazy.gif she is much fitter than the short wearing dyke and will physically outlast her in what are always close encounters. I noticed that Kuzzie has a heavy strapping on her thigh and this caused her problems against Kerber last week. If Wozza can get her into long rallies all the time the UE's will start to mount up for Kuzzie.

 

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