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Wishful Wednesday!

Hey everyone

I'm thinking a good bet is Clement over Mahut @ 1.57

I won't provide my reasons yet as I'd like to ask you a question - is there any reason why it wouldn't be a good bet? Has anyone seen Mahut's performance in R1 - anything to be worried about? I feel confident in the outcome but I'd appreciate any feedback before I hit it...Thanks

Other possible winners:

Casablanca - Vanek
Barcelona - Nieminen, Ferrero, Calleri, Cuadrado (?), Stepanek, Davydenko.
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Clement over Mahut is actually my play of the day as well. Took Clement over an actual clay courter in Monaco and he trounced him and I have no problems going back to that well again. Clement is playing his best tennis in years and is very capable on this surface. Since his big win at Marseille, his only losses are from Haas in three (hard), Federer in three (hard), Davy in four (carpet), and Nadal in two close sets (clay) so he is beating everyone else and competing with the best in the world on their best surface.

As for Mahut, he had a dominant win against Berlocq, but who hasn't beaten him besides The Donald as of late. He did beat GGL in MC qualifying, but lost to good ole Potito. Clement is a much higher quality player than all of those guys.

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Clement over Mahut was a play I was liking very much as well, though I think Mahut can cause an upset so I won't put much in this play.

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I'm leaning on Calleri over Verdasco as well. Calleri has made at least the quarters here for three straight years, and he is playing great tennis right now.
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What about Volandri vs Stepanek? Volandri beated him everytime they played on clay and the italian looks better than Stepanek right now.

And at 1.72 I think there is some value!

What do you think?

Ah, and I agree with Calleri! He should be able to destroy Verdasco in straights tomorrow.

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You picked up on something I hadn't spotted there Freeze...thanks - makes me more confident in the match!

Well Calleri is one of my heavier leans but I won't play it unless the odds are good...and I'd hope it is being played at least an hour after Clement. Hadn't picked up on Calleri's recent record in Barca - thanks again for the info

Will hit Clement in the morning I think...unless anyone can persuade me otherwise
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Well Calleri is one of my heavier leans but I won't play it unless the odds are good...
He's at 1.80/1.85 in most bookies.

It's a steal, in my opinion.

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What about Volandri vs Stepanek? Volandri beated him everytime they played on clay and the italian looks better than Stepanek right now.

And at 1.72 I think there is some value!

What do you think?

Ah, and I agree with Calleri! He should be able to destroy Verdasco in straights tomorrow.
Volandri is fairly weak to be honest, and their last match was 3 years ago. Step doesn't play well on clay or hardcourts but nevertheless he is no worse than average. Could definitely see him winning it but it would be tough. No bet for me...both are volatile.
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Volandri is fairly weak to be honest, and their last match was 3 years ago. Step doesn't play well on clay or hardcourts but nevertheless he is no worse than average. Could definitely see him winning it but it would be tough. No bet for me...both are volatile.
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He's at 1.80/1.85 in most bookies.

It's a steal, in my opinion.
I'm 98% certain of backing Clement. I've just checked the order of play for tomorrow and Calleri is last on in Barca. Therefore, if Clement wins I will be on the Argie
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I'm 98% certain of backing Clement. I've just checked the order of play for tomorrow and Calleri is last on in Barca. Therefore, if Clement wins I will be on the Argie
Lol, just like I'll do.

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Re: Wishful Wednesday!

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Hey everyone

I'm thinking a good bet is Clement over Mahut @ 1.57

I won't provide my reasons yet as I'd like to ask you a question - is there any reason why it wouldn't be a good bet? Has anyone seen Mahut's performance in R1 - anything to be worried about? I feel confident in the outcome but I'd appreciate any feedback before I hit it...Thanks

Other possible winners:

Casablanca - Vanek
Barcelona - Nieminen, Ferrero, Calleri, Cuadrado (?), Stepanek, Davydenko.
Some nice pics there champ,agree with the French men aswell,good luck
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Re: Wishful Wednesday!

veteran clay courter vicente over kurolev $1.93
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Re: Wishful Wednesday!

Some leans for now!!!1 or 2 most likely bets!!!Odds arent out yet

STRONG!!
Phau over Saoudi
Melzer over Vanek
Stepanek over Volandri
Pastor over Gimeno-Traver
Clement over Mahut

MEDUIM!!
Karlovic over Davdenko
Muller over Waske
Mayer over C Rochus
Verdasco over Calleri (but most likely no bet since every man n his dog likes Calleri)
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Re: Wishful Wednesday!

So far my plays are:

Clement over Mahut @1.57
Calleri over Verdasco @1.80
Almagro over Coria @2.10

I have doubts about Clement and Calleri since it seems "too easy" and everyone I'm sure will be hammering it. Oh well let ssee what happens. I do like Almagro over Coria a lot at those odds.

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