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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
WTA ASB CLASSIC:
1. 00:45 – Hibino v Goerges —> NO STOP LOSS RECOMMENDED
No doubt Hibino has played exceptionally well beating Duque-Marino and Kasatkina in tough deciding sets so far in Auckland, but Goerges’ form has been far more impressive as she blew away a very decent player in Hradecka in the 1st round and carried on the momentum to beat a very tricky Strycova in 2 sets yesterday.
If you are going to side with one player at the start, it has to be on Julia I feel.
—> Back Goerges @1.5, Lay @1.2
2. 13:15 – Bedene v Vanni
Bedene should be the favourite as he is a very good hard courter. However, Vanni is a pretty decent server and there could be a tough player to deal with at the beginning.
Suggesting to lay Bedene but keep the stakes low.
—> Lay Bedene @1.46, Back @1.85
3. 13:30 – Ramanathan v Kudryavtsev
Ram Ramanathan was spectacular in front of his home fans blowing away Gimeno Traver in the previous round with a 6-2 6-0 scoreline.
With a very decent serve in his arsenal, I feel backing him at the start is the right approach to this match.
—> Back Ramanathan @1.88, Lay @1.45
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!