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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
1. 10:00 – Cibulkova v Ivanovic
Ivanovic knocked out a rather inconsistent Giorgi in her first match. Cibulkova though had a very tough match against Suarez Navarro and ended up winning in 2 sets. There is good reason to lay Ana here I feel.
—> Lay Ivanovic @1.6, Back @2.1
2. 04:00 – Barthel v Schmiedlova
A tough match to predict as Barthel has served pretty well here in Seoul. Expecting the first set to be pretty fluctuating so suggesting to lay Schmiedlova.
—> Lay Schmied @1.85, Back @2.4
1. 13:00 – Bolelli v Sousa –> HOT TIP
Bolelli was absolutely brilliant knocking out Berdych in the last round. Since he is a decent server, I feel backing the Italian is the right strategy here.
—> Back Bolelli @1.64, Lay @1.35
2. 16:30 – Robredo v Raonic –> HOT TIP
With a lot of inconsistent performances, this definitely hasn’t been Raonic’s best season. Considering Robredo has been spot on throughout this tournament, there is definitely reason to Lay the Canadian here at the start.
—> Lay Raonic @1.38, Back @1.9
3. 14:45 – Muller v Simon
I think serves are always a weakpoint of Gilles Simon. For that one reason, laying him seems right at the beginning. A possible three setter in this match as well…
—> Lay Simon @1.8, Back @2.5
4. 18:45 – Wawrinka v Kohlshreiber
Stan hasn’t looked his best here. In fact he almost got knocked out by Dustin Brown yesterday. With Kohli having a lot of attributes to his game, I won’t be surprised if the German starts better..
—> Lay Wawrinka @1.6, Back @2.2
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!