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All times are UK/Irish and are subject to change, and all times are in 24hr format e.g., 01.00 = 1am and 16:00 = 4pm:
PLEASE NOTE, IF THERE ARE LIQUIDITY ISSUES, ALWAYS KEEP THE STAKES LOW
AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY 1:
1. 00:00 – Gavrilova v Hradecka
Gavri’s overall form is far better than Hradecka as was seen in the Hopman Cup recently. Stick to the Australian who could be a surprise package in this tournament.
—> Back Gavrilova @1.31, Lay @1.16
2. 00:00 – Errani v Gasparyan –> NO STOP LOSS SUGGESTED –> HOT TIP
Sara Errani’s serve is always a bit of a concern. With a very aggressive player like Gasparyan as the Challenger, there is reason to lay the Italian today.
—> Lay Errani @1.55, Back @2.3
3. 00:00 – Edmund v Dzumhur
Kyle has improved a lot in the latter part of last season. With a very decent performance at the Doha Open, I expect the Brit to start better here.
—> Back Edmund @1.33, Lay @1.16
4. 05:00 – Gabashvili v Seppi
Seppi looks past his best with a lot of inconsistency. On the contrary the Russian Gabashvili has definitely stepped up his game with a solid performance at the Sydney Open losing only to eventual winner Troicki in a tight 3 setter.
Suggesting to lay Seppi at the start!
—> Lay Seppi @1.7, Back @2.4
—> Back Muller @1.84, Lay @1.5
Some Terms Explained:
Back: Normal Stakes – use 10% of bank with Stop loss at 40%.
Back Heavy(BH) – use up to 30% of bank. Used at members discretion. Delay and Trade. Use Stop Loss at 40% unless stated otherwise.
Lay: Normal stakes – use 10% of bank with Stop Loss at 40%.
Lay Heavy(LH) – use up to 30% of bank. Used at members discretion. Delay and Trade. Use Stop Loss at 40% unless stated otherwise.
Likely 3 Setter – consider laying the winner of the first set.
Hot Tip – I have more confidence in these tips. However, use normal stake sizes.
No Stop Loss Suggested – Use of Stop Loss is not recommended for this tip. Use half Normal Stake.
Tips are deemed unsuccessful at 40% loss of stake, when stop loss is used
All odds shown with the tips are correct at time of publishing. Odds are often given several hours ahead of the event. If odds have changed, adjust your back/lay stake accordingly e.g. if I tip ‘Back at 1.5, Lay at 1.25’ – and back odds move to 1.55, adjust your lay odds to 1.3 – there are still 25 ticks between the back and lay odds.
Delay and Trade!! It’s OK to place your trades before the match starts, but in my opinion, waiting 2/3 games before placing your trades is the safest way to trade. This is advised in many of the articles below. To delay and trade will give you a good feel for the match. Delay and Trade is a MUST if you are Backing Heavy. Delaying is advised mostly for the women’s game, as early breaks of serve are more likely. Please read the relevant article below.
Please read all of the articles below if you are new to the tips!