Wimbledon 2017

The World’s Most Famous Postcode After her victory in Birmingham last week, Petra Kvitova is the marginal favourite for the Ladies singles title. But it is last year’s defeated finalist, Angelique Kerber, who really catches our eye at the big price at 20/1. This is the world number one we are talking about, and another beaten finalist, French Open 2017 runner-up Simona Halep is also surely too long at a similar price. Can she recover mentally from that bruising final in time however? Wildcards to keep in mind are Sabine Lisicki, Kristina Mladenovic, Magdalena Rybarikova (try and place these bets online rather than over the phone,) and Victoria Azarenka, back from six months (unpaid) maternity leave. What about the gentlemen?... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, June 30th, 2017
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French Open 2017

If they can’t be bothered, why should you No Federer. No Sharapova. nike air max No Serena. Yet plenty for spectators to enjoy at Roland Garros even without the leading lights of men’s and women’s tennis. Apparently. Roger wasn’t ever a great threat on clay, even at his peak, so his loss hasn’t had a huge effect on the betting markets, where it is all about Rafa. Air Max 2017 Goedkoop Of course, the romantics will want to see Nadal triumph for the first time since 2014, but at odds well under evens, and an-ever creaking body, this isn’t a bet we can condone. lancel pas cher Instead look to the third favourite, Dominic Thiem, the next big thing in... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Australian Open Tennis 2017

Womens’ Draw – Dame Konta? With Victoria Azarenka busy watching her stomach grow, and Maria Sharapova still talking thus ensuring her nose gradually grows, the Aussie Open is the most ahem open Open for many a year. nike air max goedkoop The Womens’ Tour is a bit of a wild old thing at the best of times, and all the more so without the two standout Eastern Europeans. cheap air jordans uk Serena Williams has won four of these in the last decade, so little surprise she starts off as favourite. But the GOAT has barely played since a semi-final defeat at the US Open, and she looked dreadful against Madison Brengle (me neither) in Auckland last week. ‘Tis true... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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US Open 2016

The year of the Outsider For the first time, Andy Murray should be going into an Open as the favourite. chaussures de foot puma A 22 match winning streak was only halted in the final at Cincinatti last week, whilst Novak Djokovic has crashed out of the last two big tournaments early, and wasn’t fit enough to play in the ATP event. Nike Air Huarache Pas Cher Nike Pas Cher The betting may still have him as a slight favourite over Muzza, but the betting is wronger than slapping on your burkini in Nice high street. Nike Pas Cher Both men may be knackered however, whilst the best player on the circuit right now, Juan Martin del Potro, also cannot... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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Roland Garros – French Open 2016

Rogered With Roger Federer out of this season’s French Open, the chances of Novak Djokovic making history haven’t changed a jot. Federer these days is as threatening in regards to clay as Patrick Swayze in Ghost, and it is other ghosts Novak will have to slay if he is to triumph. chaussures nike tn requin To be considered the greatest tennis player of any age, the Serb has to conquer Roland Garros. air max 1 pas cher Failure to do so means he will be considered like Sampras, Becker and Connors – great but not a master. chaussure Asics Gel-Lyte III His mental disintegration after the shock defeat to Stan Wawrinka in last year’s final showed just how much it... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016
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Olympics 2016 – 4 to Watch (Part 1)

Zika, Drugs, Shaky Infrastructure and Terrorism Women’s Road Race Oh Lizzie Lizzie Lizzie. Early silver heroine of 2012, but now with the sort of question mark over her achievements that is so big, it would take an enormous mental effort for her to regroup, and do the business in Rio. Nike Air Max 2017 Dames blauw An enormous mental effort, or a banned substance of course. If she wins a medal, it will in all likelihood be Team GB’s (As we must now sickeningly call them) first of the games, coming on only the second day of full competition. Fjallraven Kanken 20L Having won the Aviva Womens Tour in June, Armitstead would have been a wise bet at 5.1 just... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Australian Open 2016

Game Set Waaaaaah-tch We don’t know exactly what Andy Murray studied in school – but biology may just have passed him by. Promising the wife that you will scoot home at the first sign of any baby is all well and good, if you work down the local cash n’ carry. But being in Melbourne means baby Murray could be bawling, glaring and swearing very happily before pops even enters the hospital. Nevertheless, the threat of exit is enough to ensure no shilling on him to win the competition is coming from our direction (despite him featuring in four of the last six finals), so where else should we punt? The last few years have seen easy times for predicting... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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ATP 2015

Tennis in London usually evokes thoughts of green grass and strawberries but nowadays it equally can suggest indoor hard blue courts and a trip to North Greenwich for some overpriced nachos and a giant cola. The top eight male tennis players get together for an end of season finale to see who is the best or arguably who still got something in the proverbial tank after a long hard season. Andy Murray will play despite fears he’d sacrifice involvement in a bid to improve GB’s chances of Davis Cup glory. It’s usually a tournament the favourites fare well. Interestingly though the stats show us that of the 59 matches that have taken place at the O2 in this format, three... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, November 13th, 2015
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Davis Cup Semi Final 2015 – Great Britain vs Australia

Aussie Bashing Part 2 of 3 Despite ostensibly being a disappointing year for Andy Murray, it could well turn out to be his greatest yet. Forget the Wallabies and the Rugby World Cup, disregard Stuart Broad and the Ashes – this is the big showdown with the Aussies in 2015. It has been 34 years of hurt since Britain last reached a Davis Cup Final (a 0-5 reverse against Argentina without even winning a set thanks for asking), but Murray’s team look far more capable than the likes of Buster Mottram and Andrew Jarrett did back then. At least, Murray does. He must win his two singles matches, and then team up with brother Jamie on Saturday and win that... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015
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US Open Tennis 2015

If you Williams; it is no dream Curious times in tennis. In the post-Nadal era, the mens’ racket is dominated by four players, with everyone else largely there just to shlep the tournament out a bit (sorry Marin.) The ladies’ is almost the opposite – one player clearly better than anyone else, but if she misfires, a batch of others who can win tournaments. To start with the men. Novak hasn’t quite hit top form since Wimbledon, and as we all now know, likes to arrive at a tournament with injury concerns (this time a bad arm – not great for a tennis player, but useful for a lengthy TO when a set and a break down in the semi.)... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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