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Thexy Thursday

its.like.that
01-11-2006, 10:11 AM
Sydney

Andreev v Tursunov
Blake v Clement
Hewitt v Seppi
Davydenko v Karlovic/Srichaphan


Auckland

Gonzalez v Ancic
Nieminen v Massu
O.Rochus v Ferrer
Wawrinka v Mayer


Keep up the good work boys.

BOL :handshake

Breaker
01-11-2006, 10:23 AM
Tough card, being so close to Australian Open makes it even tougher

Blake should beat Clement in two, whether or not the odds will be respectable is another question altogether

Tursunov looked in good touch against Serra however its tough to gauge Andreev's form after such a close win over an inspired Luczak

harvey
01-11-2006, 11:04 AM
Tough card, being so close to Australian Open makes it even tougher

Blake should beat Clement in two, whether or not the odds will be respectable is another question altogether

Tursunov looked in good touch against Serra however its tough to gauge Andreev's form after such a close win over an inspired Luczak

i agree - tough card
esp Auckland in all 4 matches
i'm waiting to read james blakes blog...

Breaker
01-11-2006, 11:14 AM
i agree - tough card
esp Auckland in all 4 matches
i'm waiting to read james blakes blog...

Okay, $1.364 for Blake. Liking it, looks like a half unit play

ClaycourtaZzZz.
01-11-2006, 12:34 PM
Wawrinka all the way, good luck.

adee-gee
01-11-2006, 12:39 PM
A note for dbnumberone!!!!

I'm pounding Stan 'the man' Wawrinkwa to beat Florian Mayer at 1.83. Therefore, you might wish to back the German ;)

Only bet of the day for me, it's a tough card. My lean was Karlovic over Srichaphan, and Ferrer over Rochus but not confident enough in either to put big bucks on it. Just Stan the man for me :D

adee-gee
01-11-2006, 12:40 PM
Wawrinka all the way, good luck.
http://yelims4.free.fr/Daccord/Accord07.gif

ClaycourtaZzZz.
01-11-2006, 12:41 PM
A note for dbnumberone!!!!

I'm pounding Stan 'the man' Wawrinkwa to beat Florian Mayer at 1.66. Therefore, you might wish to back the German ;)

Only bet of the day for me, it's a tough card. My lean was Karlovic over Srichaphan, and Ferrer over Rochus but not confident enough in either to put big bucks on it. Just Stan the man for me :D
1.66:eek::rolls::tape:

I just took it @1.80:yeah:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
01-11-2006, 12:43 PM
I might play Ferrer@1.80

$@M
01-11-2006, 12:46 PM
Tursunov over Andreev @ 1.81 (CB) !!! Big play

Also leaning on Wawrinka over Mayer @ 1.77 ...

:yeah:

adee-gee
01-11-2006, 12:49 PM
1.66:eek::rolls::tape:

I just took it @1.80:yeah:
Where?

adee-gee
01-11-2006, 12:50 PM
Ok actually I've got 1.83 at bet365, no worries I'll put my bet on there :D

ClaycourtaZzZz.
01-11-2006, 12:57 PM
Ok actually I've got 1.83 at bet365, no worries I'll put my bet on there :D
Good.

How can they rate Mayer as favorite.:rolleyes:
@ BAW it's even; 1.80 :wavey:

Mayer loves the heat, doesn't he?:p
Nah he hates it! Cmon Stan! I'm more worried to find scores than that he will win this match. Hope anyone has it on TV.:D

adee-gee
01-11-2006, 12:59 PM
Good.

How can they rate Mayer as favorite.:rolleyes:
@ BAW it's even; 1.80 :wavey:

Mayer loves the heat, doesn't he?:p
Nah he hates it! Cmon Stan! I'm more worried to find scores than that he will win this match. Hope anyone has it on TV.:D
Switzerland isn't known for being too hot either though :lol:

Mayer blows, he's vastly overrated. Stan the man can take him out comfortably. Getting scores could be a problem though :rolleyes:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
01-11-2006, 01:03 PM
Switzerland isn't known for being too hot either though :lol:

Mayer blows, he's vastly overrated. Stan the man can take him out comfortably. Getting scores could be a problem though :rolleyes:


I know, I know. But he is much fitter than Mayer. But if his brain goes wild, his FH and BH will do so too.:( It's on Teledeporte or so, someone will have it. But why do we have nice chats at our bookies, where morons are spamming like it will be their last minute of their senseless life. Terrible. But at least there "should" be some scores.

Breaker
01-11-2006, 01:28 PM
Just the one for me tomorrow

James Blake over Arnaud Clement @ $1.364

Match Writeup Here (http://www.triplethreatsports777.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1193)

$@M
01-11-2006, 02:12 PM
Taken a little stake on Clement to beat Blake @ 4.10 (TAB)

Blake at such short price can not be trusted... Moya withdrawing was so convenient for him. Clement certainly with a shot, esp considering the solid/consistent game he played today against Monaco (I was there watching).

Mistaflava
01-11-2006, 02:37 PM
2006 Tennis Record: 2-0 (+$800)



Heineken Open - Auckland


Jarkko Nieminen -145 over Nicolas Massu ($145 to win $100)

This one is a little bit scary because Massu knocked off Hrbaty early but I don't think his full fitness is here yet. I like the way Jarkko usually plays at this time of the year. He already has wins over PHM, Mayer and Baghdatis this year and he pretty sat back and cruised against Goldstein. Jarkko is 2-0 versus Massu and he had his best season on Hard Courts in 2005. He almost always plays well at this time of year and Nico hasn't done shit on hardcourts since the Olympics in 2004. I think Jarkko is in better shape having already played 5 matches this year and he should be too much for Massu.



Olivier Rochus +110 over David Ferrer ($100 to win $110)

This is another tough one for me because Ferrer has been money on hardcourts but he has looked soft at times in this tournament and Rochus is not the kind of guy you want to sit back against. Rochus was a finalist here last year when he lost to Gonzo. He has the confidence that he can play well and beat anyone at this tournament and since Ferrer is not really that big of a force to reckon with, Rochus has a great chance. Of course Ferrer has beat him on clay in the past but Rochus is made for these tournaments and he has a good history playing in Australia and New Zealand. I'll take the little hyper man to win.



:eek:



Picks are also posted here by several great tennis cappers:


http://www.triplethreatsports777.com/forum/


:p

JMG
01-11-2006, 02:58 PM
Nieminen x Gonzalez @2.48

sports freak
01-11-2006, 04:32 PM
2006 Tennis Record: 2-0 (+$800)



Heineken Open - Auckland


Jarkko Nieminen -145 over Nicolas Massu ($145 to win $100)

This one is a little bit scary because Massu knocked off Hrbaty early but I don't think his full fitness is here yet. I like the way Jarkko usually plays at this time of the year. He already has wins over PHM, Mayer and Baghdatis this year and he pretty sat back and cruised against Goldstein. Jarkko is 2-0 versus Massu and he had his best season on Hard Courts in 2005. He almost always plays well at this time of year and Nico hasn't done shit on hardcourts since the Olympics in 2004. I think Jarkko is in better shape having already played 5 matches this year and he should be too much for Massu.



Olivier Rochus +110 over David Ferrer ($100 to win $110)

This is another tough one for me because Ferrer has been money on hardcourts but he has looked soft at times in this tournament and Rochus is not the kind of guy you want to sit back against. Rochus was a finalist here last year when he lost to Gonzo. He has the confidence that he can play well and beat anyone at this tournament and since Ferrer is not really that big of a force to reckon with, Rochus has a great chance. Of course Ferrer has beat him on clay in the past but Rochus is made for these tournaments and he has a good history playing in Australia and New Zealand. I'll take the little hyper man to win.



:eek:



Picks are also posted here by several great tennis cappers:


http://www.triplethreatsports777.com/forum/


:p


Nice plays mate good luck :) Sorry champ i didnt realise Ferrer was No.2 seed :eek:

sports freak
01-11-2006, 04:57 PM
Nieminen x Gonzalez @2.48

Solid parlay,think i will tail ya!!good luck

sports freak
01-11-2006, 05:02 PM
Just doing a parlay for fun nuffin big cos everything looks like a toss of the coin!!!Layin off Tursunov cos i remembered he choked his last game against Igor,although i really wanted to pull the trigger on him,Igor is no push over aswell but Dimitry looked damn good yesy n will still be hard to beat!!!!!

5 units on Jarkko/Gonzo/Wawrinka/Ferrer @ 8.10 feel like add Thai Tiger to make it a juicy 15.00 flat!!!!

Good luck!!!

JMG
01-11-2006, 06:08 PM
adding: Elsner to beat Lu @2.52

GL to everyone!

Lebowski
01-11-2006, 06:32 PM
Ollie/JHH/Nicole/Seppi +4.5 parlay

Mark it!

dbnumberone
01-11-2006, 06:36 PM
A note for dbnumberone!!!!

I'm pounding Stan 'the man' Wawrinkwa to beat Florian Mayer at 1.83. Therefore, you might wish to back the German ;)

Only bet of the day for me, it's a tough card. My lean was Karlovic over Srichaphan, and Ferrer over Rochus but not confident enough in either to put big bucks on it. Just Stan the man for me :D

lol, I'll take a pass on Mayer - Wawa came up nice for us yesterday though - saved my week, gl w/ him again
I'm betting to win a unit on Srich, as he's my personal gambling crack
& bet to win a unit on Hewitt - he seems back in form

dbnumberone
01-11-2006, 06:39 PM
hmm, Hewitt at 1.19 at Pinny or 1.11 at bet365 - good grief 365 has such bad odds on heavy favs

Lebowski
01-11-2006, 06:50 PM
& bet to win a unit on Hewitt - he seems back in form

back in form? Yesterday he play decent but definetly long ways away from being back.

Mistaflava
01-11-2006, 06:51 PM
back in form? Yesterday he play decent but definetly long ways away from being back.



I wouldn't touch Hewitt guys, he hates the Rebound Ace court surface.

NewTennisFan
01-11-2006, 06:52 PM
I'm betting to win a unit on Srich, as he's my personal gambling crack
At least you've moved on from Robredo ;)

On a serious note, I'm thinking Massu might be a good bet against crappy Nieminen.

Ferrer's good value against the Belgian flea.

dbnumberone
01-11-2006, 06:53 PM
back in form? Yesterday he play decent but definetly long ways away from being back.

lol, I must say I didn't watch the match as I'm sure you did - right?
thanks for the warning, & you're welcome to not follow my lead

Mistaflava
01-11-2006, 06:54 PM
Here is the article

-------------------------


Like the koala bear and the boomerang, Rebound Ace is typically Australian. Yet oddly enough, the slow synthetic surface at Melbourne Park may be softer on the knees. It nonetheless appears harder on the homegrown players. Gregory Lanzenberg explains why the likes of Lleyton Hewitt hate the stuff.

Animal manure. That's how Lleyton Hewitt appears to describe the Australian Open's Rebound Ace.

"If I've got to win the Australian Open on cow shit, I'll try my best to do it and I'll go out there and do everything in my power to do that," Hewitt recently told the local press.

A counter-puncher who feeds off of his opponents' power, Hewitt rues a surface that's too slow for his taste.

If he were facing the now-absent Greg Rusedski, Hewitt would be thrilled to return the Briton's booming serves.

Unfortunately for the 25-year old Australian, current world number one Roger Federer relies more on precision than power, winning 70% of points on serve on Rebound Ace to Hewitt's 65% of points on serve.

That 5-percent difference can mean the difference between a win and a loss.

It's not just Hewitt.

Swinburne sports statistician Tristan Barnett recently found that in the past decade, Australia's elite tennis players have performed better on faster hardcourt surfaces and recorded their highest percentage of wins on grass courts overseas.

The U.S. Open's Decoturf came second. Even on clay, the Aussies fared better.

Last was Rebound Ace, a cushioned hard court made of many layers of polyurethane rubber, fiberglass, and other materials on top of an asphalt base.

Sticky surface

Rebound Ace was conceived so players could adapt to all styles of play, from the serve-and-volley to the baseline.

But it doesn't always agree with the sweltering January heat Down Under.

Players complain that the surface becomes sticky when it gets hot but the surface has been tested in temperatures up to 70 degrees Celsius and manufacturers dispute the claims.

In fairness, injuries can more often than not be blamed on the timing of the Australian Open in the tennis calendar.

But don't tell former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash:

"Rebound Ace is renowned for having a bit of give in it so it's easier on the body," he once said.

"But the real problem is that when it heats up, it has even more give to it. So you can catch the edge of your shoe on it and that can cause ankle injuries. Basically you've just got to pick your feet up."

Easier said than done when it's 35°.




:eek:

dbnumberone
01-11-2006, 06:56 PM
At least you've moved on from Robredo ;)

On a serious note, I'm thinking Massu might be a good bet against crappy Nieminen.

Ferrer's good value against the Belgian flea.

ugggggh, Robredo - though I don't know that Srich is an improvement - injecting vs. freebasing...pretty much a lateral move :)
gl w/ your plays today

Mistaflava
01-11-2006, 06:58 PM
At least you've moved on from Robredo ;)

On a serious note, I'm thinking Massu might be a good bet against crappy Nieminen.

Ferrer's good value against the Belgian flea.



I disagree on both but good luck.

Horatio Caine
01-11-2006, 07:56 PM
I wouldn't touch Hewitt guys, he hates the Rebound Ace court surface.

I quite rate Seppi also - he came through qualies and is playing well so far this season. A stark contrast to Hewitt. Seppi can also rally with him so he could be dangerous.

Horatio Caine
01-11-2006, 07:58 PM
At least you've moved on from Robredo ;)

On a serious note, I'm thinking Massu might be a good bet against crappy Nieminen.

Ferrer's good value against the Belgian flea.

Massu has shocked me so far - not used to him winning! :tape:

Don't rate your analysis of Ferrer. Rochus is a flea as you say - he sinks his teeth in and never lets go without a fight. If Ferrer isn't feeling up to it today then Rochus will win. Plus he got to the final last year I think. At any rate, he had a VERY good start to least year on Reebound Ace so he is not a player to fade at any rate.

Horatio Caine
01-11-2006, 08:02 PM
Just the one bet for me: Wawrinka over Mayer @ 1.72

Analysis: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=64844

Good luck! :yeah:

Advantage
01-11-2006, 08:10 PM
http://www.sportsadvisory.com/fern.gif

Good luck to all.

Horatio Caine
01-11-2006, 08:15 PM
Yeah I agree with you Advantage...but as Adam (adeegee) says, they are both unreliable. I'd expect Gonzo to win, but you never know...

Good luck mate

bad gambler
01-11-2006, 08:31 PM
gl all- like rochus as well

anyone actually see wawrinka play this year?

Horatio Caine
01-11-2006, 08:32 PM
gl all- like rochus as well

anyone actually see wawrinka play this year?

Yeah against Haas in Doha. He played well when he was on but really let Haas off the hook. He should be too good for Mayer if he plays well throughout.

Advantage
01-11-2006, 08:48 PM
Udomchoke in a good spot.

http://www.sportsadvisory.com/udomchoke.gif

Good luck to all.

NewTennisFan
01-11-2006, 08:52 PM
What's up with Massu anyway. He was just so awful on hard court last season! Which is surprising, because he's definitely got it in him. I remember his match against Coria back at the US Open - he certainly didn't look like lose-ten-in-a-row material. Again... what's up with the dude?

NewTennisFan
01-11-2006, 08:53 PM
Udomchoke in a good spot.

http://www.sportsadvisory.com/udomchoke.gif

Good luck to all.
But I warn you... they don't call him Udomchoke for nothing.

Advantage
01-11-2006, 09:00 PM
But I warn you... they don't call him Udomchoke for nothing.


Lol, I know.

Advantage
01-11-2006, 09:01 PM
Giles in a sweet spot, odds a little high so I'm hooking him up in a (hopefully) solid parlay.

http://www.sportsadvisory.com/giles.gif

Advantage
01-11-2006, 09:18 PM
Nice spot for Russell here as he faces a clay specialist.

http://www.sportsadvisory.com/michael.gif

Good luck to all.

Advantage
01-11-2006, 09:29 PM
I like Aspelin/Perry, large odds so I'm hooking them up with the Avs NHL.

http://www.sportsadvisory.com/avs.gif

Good luck to all.

DIRECT
01-11-2006, 09:59 PM
Bet of the day for me (I haven't seen AO qualis yet) - Jarko :wavey:

I don't see other game for combo but I think Gonzo will win and Rochus has a good chance against Ferrer... :rolleyes:

Advantage
01-11-2006, 11:11 PM
Vaidisova sends Schiavone packing for the AO.

http://www.sportsadvisory.com/nicolesch.gif

Good luck to all.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
01-11-2006, 11:29 PM
Wawrinka all the way, good luck.
6-3 6-4:)

DIRECT
01-12-2006, 12:17 AM
Time for AO qualis:

Ram + Russel + De Chaun 3.15 @ Interwetten :wavey:

its.like.that
01-12-2006, 12:21 AM
Speedy x Dick's sister x Reebok girl x Henman-Hardon @ 5.64

Bolar Bolabi
01-12-2006, 12:25 AM
Speedy x Dick's sister x Reebok girl x Henman-Hardon @ 5.64

WTF!

Gonzalez X Krajicek X Who the f is Reebok girl? X Henin

Good luck!

DIRECT
01-12-2006, 12:50 AM
Time for AO qualis:

Ram + Russel + De Chaun 3.15 @ Interwetten :wavey:

I change De Chaun with Lammer because the match has been over (2-6 2-6 ;) ) when I posted it :lol:

bad gambler
01-12-2006, 12:53 AM
WTF!

Gonzalez X Krajicek X Who the f is Reebok girl? X Henin

Good luck!


Nikki Vaidisova

Based on the way she has been playing all week, $1.40 is extremely generous for her to beat the old hack

I am heading out to watch her play live :hearts:

its.like.that
01-12-2006, 12:55 AM
WTF!

Gonzalez X Krajicek X Who the f is Reebok girl? X Henin

Good luck!

Go and do some research Bolar.

:wavey:

its.like.that
01-12-2006, 12:56 AM
Nikki Vaidisova

Based on the way she has been playing all week, $1.40 is extremely generous for her to beat the old hack

I am heading out to watch her play live :hearts:

:(

You need to let Bolar learn things for himself.

Next he'll be asking us where babies come from. :rolleyes:

bad gambler
01-12-2006, 12:57 AM
I lied about stopping betting till the Aus Open

Rochus to beat Ferrer - $1.95

Castano to beat Cho - $2.10

good luck

bad gambler
01-12-2006, 12:58 AM
:(

You need to let Bolar learn things for himself.

Next he'll be asking us where babies come from. :rolleyes:


lol we are here to fleece the books, not to play guessing competitons :p

betowiec
01-12-2006, 01:54 AM
my tennis play for tonight:

55048714-1
2 5:14pm
11-Jan-06 7:00pm
11-Jan-06 Future Tennis - Medibank International - Sydney,... 1.855 500.00 427.35
Medibank International - Sydney, AUS
Sets Betting
Will J. Blake Win 2 - 0?
Yes

thanks james :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

its.like.that
01-12-2006, 02:02 AM
lol we are here to fleece the books, not to play guessing competitons :p

I often find myself guessing at where some of you lot pull your tips from. :D

Especially Adeegee :rolleyes: (yes, Murray had a good shot against Ancic :retard: ).

its.like.that
01-12-2006, 02:36 AM
Speedy x Dick's sister x Reebok girl x Henman-Hardon @ 5.64

Speedy is playing blindfolded for some reason. :confused:

let's reload, and add Blake in:

Dick's sister x Reebok girl x Henman-Hardon x "where my dogs at" @ 4.25

Mistaflava
01-12-2006, 03:41 AM
2006 Tennis Record: 2-0 (+$800)



Heineken Open - Auckland


Jarkko Nieminen -145 over Nicolas Massu ($145 to win $100)

This one is a little bit scary because Massu knocked off Hrbaty early but I don't think his full fitness is here yet. I like the way Jarkko usually plays at this time of the year. He already has wins over PHM, Mayer and Baghdatis this year and he pretty sat back and cruised against Goldstein. Jarkko is 2-0 versus Massu and he had his best season on Hard Courts in 2005. He almost always plays well at this time of year and Nico hasn't done shit on hardcourts since the Olympics in 2004. I think Jarkko is in better shape having already played 5 matches this year and he should be too much for Massu.




Picks are also posted here by several great tennis cappers:


http://www.triplethreatsports777.com/forum/


:p



Jarkko wins 6-3 7-6


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

dbnumberone
01-12-2006, 03:41 AM
lol, I'll take a pass on Mayer - Wawa came up nice for us yesterday though - saved my week, gl w/ him again
I'm betting to win a unit on Srich, as he's my personal gambling crack
& bet to win a unit on Hewitt - he seems back in form

"As a rule of thumb, it is profoundly unwise to take crack-cocaine. The brain has evolved atruly vicious set of negative feedback mechanisms. Their functional effect is to stop us from being truly happy for long."

MORE, MORE!

Bolar Bolabi
01-12-2006, 05:33 AM
I often find myself guessing at where some of you lot pull your tips from. :D

Especially Adeegee :rolleyes: (yes, Murray had a good shot against Ancic :retard: ).

Same could be said about Gonzalez has a good shot against Ancic!

Bolar Bolabi
01-12-2006, 05:37 AM
I'm going a parlay tonight

Ferrer X Krajicek X Vaidisova @ $3.23

Bolar Bolabi
01-12-2006, 05:37 AM
A reason why I did that above Parlay is Rochus is on my blacklist and he will stay there permanently.

its.like.that
01-12-2006, 05:53 AM
Same could be said about Gonzalez has a good shot against Ancic!

:confused:

when did I say Gonzo had a good shot against Ancic?

Bolar Bolabi
01-12-2006, 05:58 AM
:confused:

when did I say Gonzo had a good shot against Ancic?

You didn't say it - but putting Gonzy in your parlay tells us that you thought he was a good shot.

BTW - Dr Love is needed!

its.like.that
01-12-2006, 06:14 AM
You didn't say it - but putting Gonzy in your parlay tells us that you thought he was a good shot.

BTW - Dr Love is needed!

by Speedy I meant Seppi.

the predictive text got it wrong.

:(

Breaker
01-12-2006, 06:18 AM
by Speedy I meant Seppi.

the predictive text got it wrong.

:(
:haha: You've got to be kidding me

Bolar Bolabi
01-12-2006, 06:20 AM
by Speedy I meant Seppi.

the predictive text got it wrong.

:(

:haha:

If you meant Seppi, your parlay price would be over $10

Breaker
01-12-2006, 06:21 AM
Just the one for me tomorrow

James Blake over Arnaud Clement @ $1.364

Match Writeup Here (http://www.triplethreatsports777.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1193)

After an early scare Blake pulls through winning 3-6 6-1 6-4

dbnumberone
01-12-2006, 06:25 AM
# hewitt, lol - shoulda known better, that was an obv. no play...
brings me back to *exactly* even for the week, sigh

Mistaflava
01-12-2006, 07:22 AM
Here is the article

-------------------------


Like the koala bear and the boomerang, Rebound Ace is typically Australian. Yet oddly enough, the slow synthetic surface at Melbourne Park may be softer on the knees. It nonetheless appears harder on the homegrown players. Gregory Lanzenberg explains why the likes of Lleyton Hewitt hate the stuff.

Animal manure. That's how Lleyton Hewitt appears to describe the Australian Open's Rebound Ace.

"If I've got to win the Australian Open on cow shit, I'll try my best to do it and I'll go out there and do everything in my power to do that," Hewitt recently told the local press.

A counter-puncher who feeds off of his opponents' power, Hewitt rues a surface that's too slow for his taste.

If he were facing the now-absent Greg Rusedski, Hewitt would be thrilled to return the Briton's booming serves.

Unfortunately for the 25-year old Australian, current world number one Roger Federer relies more on precision than power, winning 70% of points on serve on Rebound Ace to Hewitt's 65% of points on serve.

That 5-percent difference can mean the difference between a win and a loss.

It's not just Hewitt.

Swinburne sports statistician Tristan Barnett recently found that in the past decade, Australia's elite tennis players have performed better on faster hardcourt surfaces and recorded their highest percentage of wins on grass courts overseas.

The U.S. Open's Decoturf came second. Even on clay, the Aussies fared better.

Last was Rebound Ace, a cushioned hard court made of many layers of polyurethane rubber, fiberglass, and other materials on top of an asphalt base.

Sticky surface

Rebound Ace was conceived so players could adapt to all styles of play, from the serve-and-volley to the baseline.

But it doesn't always agree with the sweltering January heat Down Under.

Players complain that the surface becomes sticky when it gets hot but the surface has been tested in temperatures up to 70 degrees Celsius and manufacturers dispute the claims.

In fairness, injuries can more often than not be blamed on the timing of the Australian Open in the tennis calendar.

But don't tell former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash:

"Rebound Ace is renowned for having a bit of give in it so it's easier on the body," he once said.

"But the real problem is that when it heats up, it has even more give to it. So you can catch the edge of your shoe on it and that can cause ankle injuries. Basically you've just got to pick your feet up."

Easier said than done when it's 35°.




:eek:




this article was spot on....shoulda staked something small on Seppi


:eek:

Mistaflava
01-12-2006, 08:02 AM
2006 Tennis Record: 2-0 (+$800)



Heineken Open - Auckland


Jarkko Nieminen -145 over Nicolas Massu ($145 to win $100)

This one is a little bit scary because Massu knocked off Hrbaty early but I don't think his full fitness is here yet. I like the way Jarkko usually plays at this time of the year. He already has wins over PHM, Mayer and Baghdatis this year and he pretty sat back and cruised against Goldstein. Jarkko is 2-0 versus Massu and he had his best season on Hard Courts in 2005. He almost always plays well at this time of year and Nico hasn't done shit on hardcourts since the Olympics in 2004. I think Jarkko is in better shape having already played 5 matches this year and he should be too much for Massu.



Olivier Rochus +110 over David Ferrer ($100 to win $110)

This is another tough one for me because Ferrer has been money on hardcourts but he has looked soft at times in this tournament and Rochus is not the kind of guy you want to sit back against. Rochus was a finalist here last year when he lost to Gonzo. He has the confidence that he can play well and beat anyone at this tournament and since Ferrer is not really that big of a force to reckon with, Rochus has a great chance. Of course Ferrer has beat him on clay in the past but Rochus is made for these tournaments and he has a good history playing in Australia and New Zealand. I'll take the little hyper man to win.



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What a beautiful night it was...see you all tomorrow!!!


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bad gambler
01-12-2006, 08:58 AM
this article was spot on....shoulda staked something small on Seppi


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lol mate, that article was from last year during the lead up of last year's Aus Open - that was just a ploy by Hewitt to take the pressure off himself to perform well

he can't hate it that much, he made the final last year ;)

Horatio Caine
01-12-2006, 09:36 AM
I quite rate Seppi also - he came through qualies and is playing well so far this season. A stark contrast to Hewitt. Seppi can also rally with him so he could be dangerous.

What did I tell ya? :lol:

Should've staked something on it :(

bad gambler
01-12-2006, 10:09 AM
I often find myself guessing at where some of you lot pull your tips from. :D

Especially Adeegee :rolleyes: (yes, Murray had a good shot against Ancic :retard: ).


you had a parlay full of favs and still lost, with 2 rolling over

lol

DIRECT
01-12-2006, 10:29 AM
Bet of the day for me - Jarko :wavey:

I don't see other game for combo but I think Gonzo will win and Rochus has a good chance against Ferrer...

Ram + Russel + Lammer 3.5 @ Interwetten :wavey:

I couldnt play only De Chaun and Gonzo because I was late. What a lucky guy am I. ;)

Bolar Bolabi
01-12-2006, 12:14 PM
you had a parlay full of favs and still lost, with 2 rolling over

lol

:D

Bolar Bolabi
01-12-2006, 12:15 PM
I'm going a parlay tonight

Ferrer X Krajicek X Vaidisova @ $3.23

Bloody hell!