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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. 04:30 – Muguruza v Strycova
Serves and general aggression points towards Mugu here.
Stick to her at the start..
—> Back Mugu @1.46, Lay @1.18
2. 06:00 – Stosur v Bencic
The overall game is definitely with the new and upcoming star Belinda Bencic. Suggesting to back her at the start therefore..
—> Back Bencic @1.53, Lay @1.19
3. 07:00 – Errani v K.Zhang
I realise Errani is the right favourite but Kai Lin Zhang played exceptionally well against a tough Jabeur in her last match. Since Errani’s serves are a bit of a worry, there could be a good reason to lay her at the beginning.
—> Lay Errani @1.18, Back @1.5
4. 10:00 – Allertova v U.Radwanska —> NO STOP LOSS SUGGESTED
Allertova played quite solid at the US Open only losing to runner up Vinci in 3 sets. I agree with her being the favourite here.
—> Back Allertova @1.5, Lay @1.2
5. 04:00 – Barthel v Duque-Marino –> NO STOP LOSS SUGGESTED
Not only do I think Marino will be a tough challenge, I really feel she has the weapons to beat her German opponent. Definitely worth a shot at laying Barthel at the start..
—> Lay Barthel @1.37, Back @2
1. 12:45 – Dustin Brown v Rajeev Ram
Form of both players isn’t that brilliant. Brown has a 3-1 head to head lead against the American Ram, and is the right favourite in this match.
—> Back Brown @1.74, Lay @1.35
2. 18:45 – Delbonis v Mahut
Mahut’s serves are going to be tough to crack for Delbonis who isn’t a great hard courter. Go for the home favourite at the start..
—> Back Mahut @1.3, Lay @1.1
3. 10:00 – Granollers v Kokkinakis
Though he had a tough Davis Cup loss against Great Britain, Kokkinakis has generally stepped up his game in recent months. I suggest going for him as he is the right favourite.
—> Back Kokk @1.64, Lay @1.3
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!