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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. 07:00 – Friedsam v Vekic
Friedsam has been amazing thus far in Tashkent. While the end result may be pretty tough to call here, I feel a good start for Anna Friedsam is quite likely as she possesses some solid serves.
—> Back Friedsam @1.97, Lay @1.6
2. 10:00 – Rodina v Larsson
Johanna Larsson is one tough cookie to crack on hard and clay courts. After two easy victories over Voegele and local favourite Abduraimova, I feel she should be backed here at the beginning.
—> Back Larsson @1.55, Lay @1.25
3. 11:30 – Konta v Venus Williams
Konta has had 3 amazing performances against Petkovic, Azarenka and Halep. With Venus having constant issues with her serves, this calls for a LAY strategy!
—> Lay Venus @1.45, Back @2.1
1. 08:45 – Garcia Lopez v Rosol –> NO STOP LOSS SUGGESTED
Garcia Lopez put on a decent performance at the US Open beating Tipsarevic and Mahut and only losing to Berdych in 4 sets. I agree that he should be the right favourite here. Suggesting to back him at the start..
—> Back Garcia @1.77, Lay @1.35
2. 11:00 – Millman v Cilic
I am going for a bold tip here as Cilic’s serves can be a bit weary at the start. Considering Millman beat Gulbis earlier, there could be good reasoning to laying the favourite.
—> Lay Cilic @1.19, Back @1.5
3. 11:15 – Dimitrov v Sousa
Due to his solid serves, Dimitrov is the better option to back at the beginning. However, don’t be surprised if Sousa pushes this one towards a 3rd set..
—> Back Dimi @1.5, Lay @1.24
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!