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Sunday 27 March - Miami

MalmöKrampan
03-27-2005, 01:38 AM
bring it :D

jackieglover
03-27-2005, 01:48 AM
Pass, this Miami tournament is the devil :lol:

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 01:50 AM
i agree jackie :devil:

but knowing me i will want to have a dip at something :sad:

jole
03-27-2005, 01:50 AM
Ljubicic and Nalbandian tempts me, but I'm sure Spadea will scrap out a 7-6 win in the third, and Ferrer will be revitalized by his win (default) over Mouthy Malisse and beat the shit out of Nalbandian.

MrOschie
03-27-2005, 01:54 AM
gonzo bandy maybe lee

jole
03-27-2005, 01:55 AM
Gonzo isn't playing til Monday?

MrOschie
03-27-2005, 01:56 AM
Gonzo isn't playing til Monday?
:shrug:

jole
03-27-2005, 01:58 AM
Yea I don't think he plays tomorrow. Mark Philippoussis withdrew, so the Chilean wins.

MrOschie
03-27-2005, 01:59 AM
yo hm bandy maybe lee it is :rolleyes: i´m not putting that much i have enough of this tournament

MrOschie
03-27-2005, 02:29 AM
maybe ferrero too

adeegee
03-27-2005, 02:39 AM
I'm gonna be away the whole of tomorrow so no posting from me I know how much that will upset you all :sad:

Horrible matches once again, I simply can't find much I'm confident in.......

Treble:
Moya to beat Tojo 1.5
Ferrero to beat Andreev 1.44
Nalbandian to beat Ferrer 1.33

I'm very surprised bookies have put Verdasco as high at 2.62 if I wasn't Rafa's biggest fan I'd be very tempted. C'mon Rafa though!

jackieglover
03-27-2005, 04:46 AM
Ferrer gave Bandy a helluva fight at AO in the first round, right? I'm so sick of this tournament, I must refrain from betting on it :lol:

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 05:38 AM
I sat out last night - and probably saved my money... to make up for it, i am going big tonight: Nalby x JCF x Ljubi x Nadal x Hrbaty @ 9.5

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 06:49 AM
The little korean spud lee presents massive value - monfils price i believe is a bookie over reaction to his performance against the most spineless player on tour

so playing lee to beat monfils - $2.10

be back for other plays

flmmkrz
03-27-2005, 07:09 AM
i agree jackie :devil:

but knowing me i will want to have a dip at something :sad:

aye, I keep telling myself to stay away but it's the competitor in me I don't want to let this tourny beat me. So if I do go in i'm going in small but here's what i'm thinking....

I think spadea will take ivan, he's beaten him both times head to head, the knee, the non stop schedule, spadeas annoying ass style and the slow courts, ivans gotta lay an egg sooner or later seems like a good setting for it.

hrbaty-safin - who the hell knows, depends on which safin shows up
moya-johansson- moya should've lost to blake, but he gutted it out with help from blakes flakey mind, I think he takes tojo but he'll be tired by next round and should bow out then.

andreev-jcf - andreevs playing some nice ball right now, jcf wasnt impressing me with serve getting broken as many times as it did against canas. I think its jcf's match to lose but it wouldnt surprise me to see andreev win this one in straights, im staying off this for sure.

ferrer-bandy - he lost the first set to malisse but was solid in the second who knows what'd happen if it kept going. Bandy was in brutal form last week don't know if he's quite shook it yet, I see another possible upset here.

monfils- lee = monfils with 2 good wins, lee as well, more weapons with monfils, lees ride ends here.

nadal-verdasco- nice form against roddick, has got the firepower, has more of a hard court game then does nadal but I dont think hes mentally tough enough to put back to back impressive wins together yet. Nadal to win.

the more I think about it I like nadal single and spadea single, might sweeten the nadal with a couple womens matches to up the pot.

any thoughts on my takes?

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 07:11 AM
i'm also throwing a few coins on the following parlay -

dominator x spud lee x verdasco x ljubicic x ferrero = $34.50

and I honestly believe all have legitimate chances:

safin seems not to care and probably thinking dirt at the moment, spud lee as above, verdasco @ $3 is a joke when it is a 50/50 match against nadal and he has the power to overcome him and ljubicic because he is the ironman of the tour and doesn't seem to want to lose against anyone except federer these days, ferrero will have too much for the dirtballer andreev

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 07:13 AM
dont go against Ljubi, you will regret it ;). spadea is rubbish

flmmkrz
03-27-2005, 07:15 AM
I sat out last night - and probably saved my money... to make up for it, i am going big tonight: Nalby x JCF x Ljubi x Nadal x Hrbaty @ 9.5

on this tourny, you're ballsy, seeing as im betting against ljubi I cant say I hope you win but if I dont, hope you get it. You backing it heavy? or is this just a flyer for you?

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 07:16 AM
aye, I keep telling myself to stay away but it's the competitor in me I don't want to let this tourny beat me. So if I do go in i'm going in small but here's what i'm thinking....

I think spadea will take ivan, he's beaten him both times head to head, the knee, the non stop schedule, spadeas annoying ass style and the slow courts, ivans gotta lay an egg sooner or later seems like a good setting for it.

hrbaty-safin - who the hell knows, depends on which safin shows up
moya-johansson- moya should've lost to blake, but he gutted it out with help from blakes flakey mind, I think he takes tojo but he'll be tired by next round and should bow out then.

andreev-jcf - andreevs playing some nice ball right now, jcf wasnt impressing me with serve getting broken as many times as it did against canas. I think its jcf's match to lose but it wouldnt surprise me to see andreev win this one in straights, im staying off this for sure.

ferrer-bandy - he lost the first set to malisse but was solid in the second who knows what'd happen if it kept going. Bandy was in brutal form last week don't know if he's quite shook it yet, I see another possible upset here.

monfils- lee = monfils with 2 good wins, lee as well, more weapons with monfils, lees ride ends here.

nadal-verdasco- nice form against roddick, has got the firepower, has more of a hard court game then does nadal but I dont think hes mentally tough enough to put back to back impressive wins together yet. Nadal to win.

the more I think about it I like nadal single and spadea single, might sweeten the nadal with a couple womens matches to up the pot.

any thoughts on my takes?


hmmm...apart from ToJo I have to say I'm against you on all the above plays!

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 07:19 AM
and can someone confirm to me that tommy robredo has pulled out? my bookie has a price on the match....

flmmkrz
03-27-2005, 07:20 AM
dont go against Ljubi, you will regret it ;). spadea is rubbish

maybe but he holds lifetime 2-0 over ljubi, plus the reasons I mentioned, add home turf for spadea, he loves the limelight so beating a big name... im telling you I got a feeling. Course i've been wrong a lot this week lol but I dont think thats exlclusive to me. At 1.3ish I dont think its the chance I want to take. Ljubis weapon, the serve, spadeas, the return and grinding. Federer grinds ljubi out, different leagues of course but same principal. Stay off ljubi you've been warned :devil:

flmmkrz
03-27-2005, 07:22 AM
and can someone confirm to me that tommy robredo has pulled out? my bookie has a price on the match....

none of mine have a price on him but no confirmation other than that

Cervantes
03-27-2005, 07:25 AM
- Ljubicic-Spadea, I wouldn't go against Ljubicic here, h2h doesn't mean that much, he's a whole different player nowadays. Don't know about the knee though, what's up with that, is he injured slightly?)
- Hrbaty-Safin, it's Safin -> leave it alone.
- Moya-Johansson could go either way, h2h 1-2, but last meeting in 1999 = no bet for me.
- Ferrero beat Andreev two weeks ago and I think he'll do the same today.
- Nalbandian will beat Ferrer, I saw there match at the Aus Open and Nalbandian played like shit there and still won.
- Monfils-Lee, I lean towards Monfils here although this could really go either way. Monfils is not that consistent yet so it depends on him I feel.
- Nadal-Verdasco, have to go with Nadal here, 2-0 h2h and playing well. I don't see Verdasco winning the longer rallies.

So I'll probably go with Nadal, Ferrero and Nalbandian. Maybe in a parlay or singles, don't know yet.

flmmkrz
03-27-2005, 07:25 AM
hmmm...apart from ToJo I have to say I'm against you on all the above plays!

well following some of your bets this week we've bet along the same lines and losing so if nothing else, one of us should finally win a few bets this week :D

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 07:26 AM
I got novak for $1.93 against robredo - may as well have a go if robredo is in fact carrying an injury

Cervantes
03-27-2005, 07:28 AM
Robredo has withdrawn so I'll be very surprised if you get your money ;)

flmmkrz
03-27-2005, 07:33 AM
- Ljubicic-Spadea, I wouldn't go against Ljubicic here, h2h doesn't mean that much, he's a whole different player nowadays. Don't know about the knee though, what's up with that, is he injured slightly?)
- Hrbaty-Safin, it's Safin -> leave it alone.
- Moya-Johansson could go either way, h2h 1-2, but last meeting in 1999 = no bet for me.
- Ferrero beat Andreev two weeks ago and I think he'll do the same today.
- Nalbandian will beat Ferrer, I saw there match at the Aus Open and Nalbandian played like shit there and still won.
- Monfils-Lee, I lean towards Monfils here although this could really go either way. Monfils is not that consistent yet so it depends on him I feel.
- Nadal-Verdasco, have to go with Nadal here, 2-0 h2h and playing well. I don't see Verdasco winning the longer rallies.

So I'll probably go with Nadal, Ferrero and Nalbandian. Maybe in a parlay or singles, don't know yet.

true enough h2h doesnt always mean a lot but I like the match up and the h2h just convinces me further.

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 07:39 AM
on this tourny, you're ballsy, seeing as im betting against ljubi I cant say I hope you win but if I dont, hope you get it. You backing it heavy? or is this just a flyer for you?
im weary of verdasco... but im liking lee more and more...

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 07:43 AM
monfils is all show at this stage of his career - a consistent ball striker like spud should have the goods over him


get on! :smoke:

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 07:46 AM
monfils is more overrated than joachim johansson

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 07:48 AM
monfils is more overrated than joachim johansson

i'd say its neck and neck at the moment - but i suppose at least JJ has one a couple of tournaments

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 07:52 AM
yer, i was starting to like JJ - but no matter how bad your form is, you cant lose to jeff morrison :|.

flmmkrz
03-27-2005, 07:55 AM
I dunno, monfils has been counted out for 2 rounds now and he's won. Yes his play was erratic at times and his opposition not playing great but wins, which means he's gotta have a bit of swagger in his step right now. A lil bit of confidence coupled with a whole lotta potential can be a scary combo.

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 07:56 AM
if any of you took ljubi at 25 like i was saying a few days ago... hes now dropped to 17, and besides nadal, he has a clear run through to the final.

flmmkrz
03-27-2005, 07:57 AM
if any of you took ljubi at 25 like i was saying a few days ago... hes now dropped to 17, and besides nadal, he has a clear run through to the final.

I think you meant to say besides spadea :devil:

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 08:17 AM
I think you meant to say besides spadea :devil:
lol... look at ljubis results this year... he only loses to fed, its a rule! ;)

flmmkrz
03-27-2005, 08:32 AM
lol... look at ljubis results this year... he only loses to fed, its a rule! ;)

its quite a remarkable trend i'll give you that but it's gotta end sooner or later. Big pay days a comin on this match I can almost taste it :cool:

adeegee
03-27-2005, 08:38 AM
lol... look at ljubis results this year... he only loses to fed, its a rule! ;)

and marcos baghdatis :D

good luck all of you tonight you won't be seeing me in here :rolleyes:

good tip is adam scott to beat zach johnson in 2 ball in the golf players championship at 1.80 by the way

Breaker
03-27-2005, 08:41 AM
Hafta disagree with you mate - im taking Ljubicic, Ljubicic is a totally different player this year and those past 2 matches against spadea don't really paint the right picture. The only way Ljubo can lose to spadea is if vinnie works Ljubo's problematic knee over with a club lock

I just hope if Ljubo's knee holds him back he retires so i don't do me dough

MalmöKrampan
03-27-2005, 10:04 AM
yer, i was starting to like JJ - but no matter how bad your form is, you cant lose to jeff morrison :|.

I still think that his shoulder injury bothers him...he got like 2 aces against Morrison, and Morrison surely isn't one of the best returners. So something was definatelly wrong there.

One has to wonder WHY doesn't Pimpin' sit out a couple of weeks, heal and come back refreshed...I mean him bowing out in first rounds, surely isn't that good for his confidence.

Bilbo
03-27-2005, 11:38 AM
I'm BIG on Spadea an also have a small stake on Spadea to win in straight sets.

MrOschie
03-27-2005, 11:44 AM
I'm BIG on Spadea an also have a small stake on Spadea to win in straight sets.
good luck with that mate =) :wavey: i´m out of here cya

Juanito
03-27-2005, 11:50 AM
My picks of the day:

medium:
Ljubicic x Ferrero @ 1.96
Ferrero @ 1.45

small:
Golovin @ 1.88
Ferrero 2-0 @ 1.95
Verdasco @ 2.85

flmmkrz
03-27-2005, 12:00 PM
I'm BIG on Spadea an also have a small stake on Spadea to win in straight sets.

another one who sees the upset coming, lets hope we get rewarded.

SwiSha
03-27-2005, 12:24 PM
JCF + LEE + MOYA

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 12:32 PM
lee's price has drifted to $2.35 - big money has come in late it seems on monfils

all smoke and mirrors....c'mon spud!!!

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 12:33 PM
lads please don't back against ljubicic!!!! he will continue to burn you if you dare!

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 12:40 PM
come onto betfair everyone, and drive ljubo up to $1.50 for me :D:D:D

flmmkrz
03-27-2005, 12:43 PM
hope your feeling on the spuds correct bg, I took him in set betting straights and 2-1 both at a bit over 4.00 figure if he hits on either I will make something.

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 12:44 PM
come onto betfair everyone, and drive ljubo up to $1.50 for me :D:D:D


going to be hard pressed to find ljuby at anything more than $1.40 :sad:

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 12:45 PM
anyone else think if dom plays the way he did against jarkko, marat will be sent packing early once again?? marat struggled against irakli - a guy who lost to Ulihrach last week, Bjorkman the week before, and Giovanni Lapentti before that. His only wins this year have been against Alex Kuznetsov, and against Bjorkman on another occasion.

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 12:46 PM
hope your feeling on the spuds correct bg, I took him in set betting straights and 2-1 both at a bit over 4.00 figure if he hits on either I will make something.


:)

i just hit him in my main single + the outrageous parlay I outlined above

good luck to us ;)

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 12:46 PM
hope your feeling on the spuds correct bg, I took him in set betting straights and 2-1 both at a bit over 4.00 figure if he hits on either I will make something.
lol.. why not just take 2.30 for the outright win? thats the equivalent of having even stakes on both 2-0 and 2-1 at 4.60 apiece :shrug:

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 12:49 PM
people... you wouldnt have backed rochus to beat federer, so dont back spadea to beat ljubi... hes the only one in roger's league at the moment.

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 12:49 PM
anyone else think if dom plays the way he did against jarkko, marat will be sent packing early once again?? marat struggled against irakli - a guy who lost to Ulihrach last week, Bjorkman the week before, and Giovanni Lapentti before that. His only wins this year have been against Alex Kuznetsov, and against Bjorkman on another occasion.

i was really tempted to take the dominator straight - but with marat you just never know :shrug:

its a shame spud's match is not earlier, that way if i knew he won i would definitely had a go at the dominator as well!

MalmöKrampan
03-27-2005, 12:55 PM
i was really tempted to take the dominator straight - but with marat you just never know :shrug:

its a shame spud's match is not earlier, that way if i knew he won i would definitely had a go at the dominator as well!

My cheapassbookie still has $2 on Lee..is it worth it? :confused:

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 12:56 PM
hrmmmm... well i cant see bandy, ferrero or ljubi losing... but i cant decide on lee or dom to go with them

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 12:58 PM
My cheapassbookie still has $2 on Lee..is it worth it? :confused:


are u playing the early game? that way you can see how you fare and then decide whether you want a crack - $2 seems a little low as I just got him for $2.35

MalmöKrampan
03-27-2005, 01:05 PM
are u playing the early game? that way you can see how you fare and then decide whether you want a crack - $2 seems a little low as I just got him for $2.35

yes I am. Was thinking about Ljubicic and Safin, then Nalby a lil bit later. i agree, there is almost no value on $2 :sad:

MalmöKrampan
03-27-2005, 01:08 PM
hrmmmm... well i cant see bandy, ferrero or ljubi losing... but i cant decide on lee or dom to go with them

The oaf will win. According to him, he was playing one the worst matches ever that day against Dent last week :rolleyes:

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 01:39 PM
The oaf will win. According to him, he was playing one the worst matches ever that day against Dent last week :rolleyes:
but Dent is a respectable player... at times... Labadze is not :rolleyes:

jackieglover
03-27-2005, 04:52 PM
Good luck guys, I could NOT resist, but nothing big and I am just taking a flyer on this 4 player parlay of Lee, Ferrer, Verdasco, and Moya $29.16 :angel:

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 04:56 PM
Tabasco :retard:

MrOschie
03-27-2005, 05:21 PM
ljubi :woohoo: you animal you :bounce:

Juanito
03-27-2005, 06:04 PM
My picks of the day:

medium:
Ljubicic x Ferrero @ 1.96
Ferrero @ 1.45

small:
Golovin @ 1.88
Ferrero 2-0 @ 1.95
Verdasco @ 2.85

Nice day so far :) ... Nando might make it perfect.

its.like.that
03-27-2005, 08:10 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS... DOMINATORRRRRRRRRRRRRR :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

jole
03-27-2005, 08:28 PM
Sorry, Lee backers. :(

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 08:54 PM
FAAARRRRKKK!!!

ok enough is enough - i'm out for the rest of this tournament, my hopes were riding on lee and he didn't come through with the goods in the final TB :fiery:

going to have to get my money back at the races today :rolleyes:

jole
03-27-2005, 09:03 PM
If it's any consolation for your parlay, BG, Nadal is looking good against Verdasco.

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 09:06 PM
If it's any consolation for your parlay, BG, Nadal is looking good against Verdasco.


LOL mate - that's cold comfort :crying2:

I was more pissed off with the single i placed on lee - best thing to do for me is pack it in and get ready for the red stuff in the coming weeks

MrOschie
03-27-2005, 09:08 PM
:banana: as is said fuck tournament

Breaker
03-27-2005, 10:10 PM
LJUBO.....!!!! :worship:

jole
03-27-2005, 10:23 PM
Yay!! Time to get fucked in the ass again by Nalbandian!

jole
03-27-2005, 10:56 PM
After tripling my bank in Indian Wells, Miami has been so disgustingly brutal to me I need a break from capping. Mentally and financially. I am not in a hole (barely), but my bank is very low. I think I'll do some odd jobs for funds, then come back for the clay season.

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 10:58 PM
Once you know who the tankers are, it can be easy.

But, this tournament seems to bring out the worst in many players.

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 10:59 PM
fade me....

nadal to whip ljubicic

Breaker
03-27-2005, 11:12 PM
FAAARRRRKKK!!!

ok enough is enough - i'm out for the rest of this tournament, my hopes were riding on lee and he didn't come through with the goods in the final TB :fiery:

going to have to get my money back at the races today :rolleyes:

i thought you werent betting again this tourny bg haha :wavey:

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 11:14 PM
i thought you werent betting again this tourny bg haha :wavey:

:lol:

i will still add my opinions mate - still doesn't mean i will have a punt ;)

NATAS81
03-28-2005, 12:21 AM
Looking for Carlito to complete a perfect 4/4 day from the foul line.

SwiSha
03-28-2005, 01:07 AM
another parlay screwed ...happy that i was very small on it !!!
Miami ..u suck

adeegee
03-28-2005, 09:51 AM
fade me....

nadal to whip ljubicic

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D