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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 02-24-2006, 03:27 AM
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Cool Fight club Friday

For those who have not had a chance to watch the movie, take a look.

I have Hingis to beat Masha carried over from yesterday


Leaning on Sexy to take out Djokovic, will decide once some odds come out



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I just put my vCash on Nole hope you are wrong this time,BG.
Djokovic won their latest meet in Zagreb 6-4 6-3. Its also indoors. I wont be surprised if this match goes 3sets,but Nole should win.
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Stepanek was -125/1.80 at first, but now -143/1.70
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Just the one for me then:

Stepanek to beat Djokovic - $1.70

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Rotterdam (Quarter-Finals): Friday, February 24, 2006



Olivier Rochus +107 over Jarkko Nieminen ($1500 to win $1605)

This is by far my largest wager of the week and I am not backing down no matter how many Oli haters I run into from now until match time. Both players have been admirably good on the indoor hardcourt surface, Rochus going 12-4 over the last 12 months and Jarkko going 9-4 over the same period of time. When you look at both their lifetime record, Rochus has the obvious edge having won almost 10% advantage winnine percentage wise on the indoor hardcourts. Both players have enjoyed success in Rotterdam the times they have played here but I very strongly expect Rochus to come out on top in this one. What makes this even more difficults is that both players have outstanding Tie Break records on this surface over the last 12 months and should any of the sets go to a breaker...it could swing either way. Olivier Rochus is one of the only players on tour who can handle Jarkko on this surface. In fact, Olivier Rochus is 7-1 lifetime versus left handed players when playing on the indoor hardcourt surface in both ATP and Challenger events. His only loss came against Rafa earlier this year and even then, Rafa is Rafa and Rochus managed to win a set of the outstanding young Spaniard. During that streak of matches, Rochus has beat Jarkko twice, he has beat Greg Rusedski in a tough quarter-final and he beat Feliciano Lopez last year in Marseille. So far this tournament it looks like Rochus is only getting stronger by the match as he was very impressive in sending David Ferrer packing with nothing more than a few games won and a very short match. Not to take anything away from Jarkko who is coming off big wins as well but Ancic was most obviously not in the best of shapes and Simon almost stunned Jarkko early. Like I mentioned before, the difference in this matchup is going to be Rochus' ability to frustrate Jarkko's style on this surface and although I see this going three sets, the like annoying kid from Belgium is going to kick some ass. OLI OLI OLI!



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Adding:

Rochus Brothers double - $3.10

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My only strong lean:

Monaco over Massu @2.30

Juan is 2-0 H2h over massu and has been rolling through the tournament. Taking out Serra easily, and then takes out Chela easily too! He has the confidence to take out Massu who hasn't been impressive this week. Massu had to fight back to beat Vicente, and had to fight back to steal both sets from Almagro at 7-5 each. On top of that, Massu has played lots of clay tennis in the past couple weeks and I think his wheels may be a little worn; therefore I'd give a good edge to Monaco!

I'm still waiting on the Hingis wager I took yesterday which has been delayed due to rain. Depending on the outcome of that match I may follow with the lean and take Monaco. I'm tempted to take Oli over Jarkko but I'm feeling greed is the only reason why I'm leaning towards that bet. I can see there being a TB in that match and it could easily go to 3 sets.. means too much of a 50/50 match. Will have to think about it after the Hingis match.

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I'm sold on Vliegen - seems he's raised his game another level this year, nice run by Cap but he's played a lot of tennis after coming through quallies, so...
bet to win a unit on KV
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Parmar @2.62 over C. Rochus

Arvind is having the best week of his ATP career and to my mind Rochus isn't really anything to be all that scared of. Parmar has played well enough this week to trouble Rochus and at @2.62 I'm willing to take the risk. Could obviously go either way and because of experience Rochus is a favourite but Arvind at his best wins a match up between these two on indoor hard court. Arvind for the title!!
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If the thought of Parmar beating Christophe Rochus is 'THAT' funny then I'd stick your house on Rochus to win pal......After all....Rochus is a four times grand slam champion isn't he? and never ever loses to players ranked below him....
Actually I believe it's a 50/50 game. Rochus almost lost to Lisnard, who is way worse than Parmar...
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hotsteppa to beat djokovic @1.75

and throw in davy @1.20

davy wont throw this match prizemoney is higher than last week
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CHRISTOPHE ROCHUS TO BEAT THE LIVING SH*TE OUT OF SANCHEESE, PARMAR @ 1.55

BOL!!!!
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Actually I believe it's a 50/50 game. Rochus almost lost to Lisnard, who is way worse than Parmar...


Parmar didn't play 1 match at ATP level last year, his best result was a lone semi-final at a low grade Challenger.

On the other hand, Lisnard played in 3 slams and 4 masters series events. He made the 3rd round at the AO and 2nd round at Wimbledon.

And Parmar is the better player?
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Parmar could well beat Rochus. He'd have to serve and volley with conviction to do it. However, the Belgian is good at dealing with that sort of player. You'd favour Rochus at this stage of a tournament...whereas Arvind is the last Brit standing. Tough one - but Arv is value in my opinion.
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I'm liking Vliegen's form right now. I don't know much about Capdeville though...

...he has played 4 3-set matches this week - must be feeling it physically. He mostly stays on the clay...indoors won't be his favourite surface. Hmmm. Will decide later

No lines out for Rotterdam!

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