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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
MUTUA MADRID OPEN:
1. 12:00 – Wawrinka v Dimitrov —> HOT TIP
Dimitrov shocked Wawrinka in Monte Carlo by beating him in 2 sets with a humiliating score line, 6-1 6-2. I just don’t think that’s going to happen again today as Wawrinka is still a top player and can beat anyone on his day, regardless of the surface.
Suggesting to go for Wawrinka at the beginning..
—> Back Wawrinka @1.96, lay @1.5
2. 12:00 – Tsonga v Berdych
Tsonga definitely struggled against Sock while Berdych beat a rather tough Gasquet in 2 sets. I’d rather go for Berdych here as his form at Monte Carlo was pretty sublime, only losing to Djokovic in a 3 set finale…
—> Back Berdych @1.36, lay @1.15
3. 15:30 – Begu v Kvitova
Suggesting to back Kvitova who beat Pavlyuchenkova in 2 sets the previous match. However, do keep the stakes low here..
—> Back Kvitova @1.39 , lay @1.18
Some Terms Explained:
Back: Normal Stakes – use 10% of bank.
Back Heavy(BH) – use up to 30% of bank. Used at members discretion. Delay and Trade.
Lay: Normal stakes – use 10% of bank.
Lay Heavy(LH) – use up to 30% of bank. Used at members discretion. Delay and Trade.
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.
Tips are deemed unsuccessful at 40% loss of stake.
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!