charleswbg

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  • About \\\"Heroes in tennis have one thing in common: they project the impression that they have standards, personal convictions and attitudes that they will not violate for the sake of winning a tennis match...By winning the French Open, Wilander established himself as the top player for the first half of 1988. He is the closest thing we have today to a tennis hero, falling short of being so acknowledged because he has yet to win Wimbledon or the U.S. Open.* But he is grace under pressure personified, wins consistently, plays his best in big finals, and possesses high standards. If Wilander lacks anything, it is the touch of arrogance - the aloofness of Borg, or the conspicuous pride of Laver. It is only nominally a deficiency. (Extract from article by Peter Bodo, published in TENNIS, August 1988)(*just one month before Mats did in fact win the U.S. Open)
  • Favourite PlayersCaroline Wozniacki, Stanislas Wavrinka, Simona Halep, David Ferrer, Johanna Larsson, Andy Murray, Bethanie Mattek-Sands,

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Tip Summary: 25.00% (1/4) in last 3 months | 51.52% (17/33) in last year | 52.86% (157/297) all time

Earnings Summary: -$2,386.00 in last 3 months | -$1,602.49 in last year | +$3,849.62 all time

ROI Summary: -34.1% in last 3 months ($7,000.00 turnover) | -5.1% in last year ($31,730.00 turnover) | +3.7% all time ($105,038.00 turnover)

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  • Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 6-2 3-6 4-6 7-6(5) 6-3
    at French Open ATP Slam (FRA)
    Clay, Round of 128
    2030 (5298) Aces -$2,386 ROI:-34.1% 25% 
    May 28 2018 01:51:08
    Agree with Stima, regarding concerns over Stans fitness. This is claycourt, it means that even if you are winning and the clearly better player, you cannot really avoid lots of points with long rallies, it is an especially guarantee when meeting a spaniard. GGL will put up a fight. Even if Wavrinka has a great day, being the better player and winning in straight, it would still mean having to play at least somewhere between 25-30 games, imo and based on my personal calculations. Will Wavrinka manage to keep up a persistent high level during 25-30 games? I doubt so. From what I could see of his gameplay in Switzerland recently, he seems to not only lack general fitness, but also being far from a decent level of match fit and in match form ready for competition. He lost so many long rallies. He had reoccuring problems finding his range, when playing his normal baseline game and ordinary groundstrokes. When the match became an effort physcial, he was clearly affected and almost directly lost his gameplay.

    So I agree with the doubts already expressed here concerning Stan being fit enough for 3 sets. Not to mention his ability to cope with 4 sets or, the horrendous thought of something even worse - a long 5 setter on clay and without any definity end stage such as a TieBreak for example. I hope his current coach is a good advisor for his personal best. Understand me right,- actually I really like Stan and he has been one of my absolute favorite players on the tour for the last couple of years, which perhaps means that I really don't wanna see him in a fifth set at Roland Garros currently as I would imagine he would end up lying dead on the court with clay in his perineum, scrutum, rectum and so on, after suffering a massive heart attack.With the obduction finding even more french RG Clay blistered around his prostate gland, and so on. Not like that, never, it would be such a monumental tragedy. Not to mention what the tabloids would write and publish concering the mystical findings of Clay in all different cavities.
  • Alexander Zverev (GER) d. Borna Coric (CRO) 6-4 6-4
    at Miami Masters 1000 (USA)
    Hard Court, Quarter Final
    2030 (5298) Aces -$2,386 ROI:-34.1% 25% 
    Mar 30 2018 02:34:04
    Information desk in Miami just informed me they will wait 30 min until informing the players that 2nd set must be replayed. This is due their unique Miami policy of always maintaining highest level of sportmanship, of all tournaments within the ATP. The players are currently emotional and being given the message about replay now could lead to catastrophic consequences, such as hurt feelings, disappointment, undeserved relief, necrophilian interaction in public on court, confusion, disbelief or - in worst case even...TEARS!! And that would be disaster in terms of PR, not only for the Miami Tournament but unavoidable also disaster proportions PR-wise for the entire state of Florida. Which according to the information desk is the most important state in the US due to it's tendency to be the decisive voting-state when it comes to ability to alwaws produce the best selection among all candidates for winning the election to become presidents. So, the reason for waiting some more time until they shall notify the players, is to avoid a sudden recession of the American Economy, AND, not to disturb the ecologic geo-landscape with all various wild animals in the state of Florida. The last sentence was something that the lady from the information desk was something that she wish to clarify with very clear words and huge emphase, with an ending monologue with the message of raw and brutal repression along with haitian black magic connections capable of curse actions, and all this being carefully and very uncensored when described with her fearful voice in a state of endless rage
  • Alexander Zverev (GER) d. Borna Coric (CRO) 6-4 6-4
    at Miami Masters 1000 (USA)
    Hard Court, Quarter Final
    2030 (5298) Aces -$2,386 ROI:-34.1% 25% 
    Mar 30 2018 01:49:17
    Information Desk also confirmed that the entire 2nd set will be replayed, but that they have made the decision to wait with informing the players until the current set is finished. Although the current set playing will not count. This is due to show respect for the players and not disturb their mental state of mind.
  • Alexander Zverev (GER) d. Borna Coric (CRO) 6-4 6-4
    at Miami Masters 1000 (USA)
    Hard Court, Quarter Final
    2030 (5298) Aces -$2,386 ROI:-34.1% 25% 
    Mar 29 2018 20:45:18
    After yesterdays $2000 Bet of the day loss on Del Potro to win games spread, I have promised to never again make any handicap BOTD. And it's been some time now since I learnt to never trust a man named Alexander Zverev, at least when he's in any kind of environment that involves holding a racket and trying to hit a green hairy ball of the same size as Nick Kyrgios brain. Perhaps I will be able to trust Alexander Zverev, despite his actions of a scam artist stealing my bet market money again and again, and perhaps I will one day trust him enough to select him for the honourable award of receiving the assignment to personally carry out the monthly shave of my perineum. Televised in Russia, nationwide and live broadcasting with commentary and all..
    But still, I will always keep promises such as the one from that day when I promised myself never to even consider to place a bet on Alexander Zverev when being clear favorite. In fact, it was also included to never place a bet on Alexander Zverev when being underdog. So the only possible situation when betting on Zverev, would be - in the long run - to place a bet on Alexander Zverev when ending up playing with himself.

    I haven't got much of any deeper type of knowledge when it comes to Borna Coric, to be honest. But what I seen of him, he appears to have a "good head", meaning that he has the right mental attitude of a winner, with a strong mindset and desire to go really far in his tennis career. Should also keep in mind that this hardcourt surface will most likely suit his powerful game very well and I believe it could become a decisive advantage for Coric in this match-up vs Zverev.
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) d. Milos Raonic (CAN) 5-7 7-6(1) 7-6(3)
    at Miami Masters 1000 (USA)
    Hard Court, Quarter Final
    2030 (5298) Aces -$2,386 ROI:-34.1% 25% 
    Mar 29 2018 03:37:17
    That was a weird start of the 3rd set. Not that I had any higher hope on Del Potro anyway - despite the impressive tie-break - but because it became obvious that he began showing sign of fatique in the end of 2nd set. Like member PublicBet mentioned in a post below: "DelPo is in a great big run...he won the last 2 tournaments...he played and won continuously 14 matches in last weeks." Del Potro has without doubt been playing some great tennis lately, been in great form and had a successful streak.. But the backside is as always a schedule with all the matches it brings along, and too little time for rest.. In the end one always has to pay it's price.. the longer we go into the 3rd set, I wouldn't be surprise to see Del Potro making more UE and trying to keep the rallies short, and ultimately lose the match due to this fitness issue.. Unless he struggles on to reach another tie-break, where he now has huge mental advantage on Raonic, at least..
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) d. Milos Raonic (CAN) 5-7 7-6(1) 7-6(3)
    at Miami Masters 1000 (USA)
    Hard Court, Quarter Final
    2030 (5298) Aces -$2,386 ROI:-34.1% 25% 
    Mar 29 2018 02:07:28
    Just one breakpoint so far, and it was converted by Raonic without having to make any other effort than just watching Del Potro make a double fault.
    For almost the entire set Del Potro has been the one close to get himself breakpoints in Raonic serve games, but his game lack that final edge.. At so many times he decide to just stay on the baseline and let Raonic dominate the rallies, instead of step forward on the court and take control of the action which is how he usually play in so many of those situations
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) d. Milos Raonic (CAN) 5-7 7-6(1) 7-6(3)
    at Miami Masters 1000 (USA)
    Hard Court, Quarter Final
    2030 (5298) Aces -$2,386 ROI:-34.1% 25% 
    Mar 29 2018 01:34:09
    Well, I don't know if it's because of the different hardcore surface, or a consequence of the windy conditions that Collins coach mentioned during their sidecourt talk (If I got it right the wind direction is north "screenwise") =)

    But Raonic is looking good so far, serving great - at least initially - and so far he won't let Del Potro attack his serve and totally dominate him like their match in Indian Wells.
    Del Potro is looking a bit uninspired. Read the post below where a TI-fellow shed light on the fact that Del Potra apparantly received painkiller injections during a break in some match in a previous round in this tournament. Let's hope he is not struggling with some kind of injury that could make him w/o
  • Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) d. Milos Raonic (CAN) 5-7 7-6(1) 7-6(3)
    at Miami Masters 1000 (USA)
    Hard Court, Quarter Final
    2030 (5298) Aces -$2,386 ROI:-34.1% 25% 
    Mar 28 2018 22:59:18
    Both players have - usually and on the average day - a great, powerful serve,being one of the few traits which is - fairly - classified as outstanding, along with some other really tall players amongst the top20 (Andersson, Isner and some others), not to forget the not especially tall but still one of the top3 best servers in the world currently - or probably among the top2 or even the very best server on the tour lately and currently ---> Roger Federer <----
    Anyhow, these two players who have their outstanding serve as one of fundamental parts of which they build much of their complete characteristic as style of gameplay, and when these two players now will meet in this match and given the fact hardcourt is the surface, it simply lead to the basic question "Will both players hold their serve in every servegame and the match be decided by 2 or 3 tie-breaks, or do I believe that anyone of the players will be able to break his opponents serve?"
    Although different type of hardcourt and different altitude, I decide to have a close look at the stats from their last meeting, which was also in a SF on hardcourt in Indian Wells not long ago. When you study those stats, it clearly stands out that one of the players was much more successful returning his opponents serve, both 1st and 2nd, and that same player had 5 break points during the match from which he converted 4. The Opponent had 0 breakpoints. Also add the age gap and mental dominance here, and my pick is easy
  • Naomi Osaka (JPN) d. Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 6-3 6-2
    at Indian Wells WTA Premier (USA)
    Hard Court, Final
    2030 (5298) Aces -$2,386 ROI:-34.1% 25% 
    Mar 17 2018 20:41:35
    ---PUBLIC STATEMENT---

    "The gobsmacking thing about the semifinal with Simona Halep was that she just didn't seem to care when losing game after game during the match. She didn't make any obvious change of tactics in order to seriously try to turn things around. The only change of tactics I could notice was that she hit the shots with even more power, the longer the match lasted, which just led to even more UE, or losing more rallies in general as it must have been one of most idiotic change of tactics from Halep when trying to outpower Osaka. To sum it up, this disgraceful performance from Halep means she is no longer being my personal sunshine, as she is currently suspended from that honourable position for an indefinite period."

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