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Tacky Tuesday

shotgun
01-30-2006, 11:20 PM
Delray Beach

Bobby Reynolds (USA) 1.60 Ramon Delgado (PAR) 2.06
Gilles Muller (LUX) 1.20 Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE) 3.60
Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR) 3.69 Robby Ginepri (USA) 1.19
Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) 6.30 Tommy Haas (GER) 1.05
Kevin Kim (USA) 1.49 Robert Kendrick (USA) 2.27
Olivier Patience (FRA) 2.40 Andrei Pavel (ROM) 1.44
Xavier Malisse (BEL) 1.05 Sargis Sargsian (ARM) 6.30



Still don't have odds for Vina del Mar and Zagreb.

Bobby Reynolds seems to be a good play for me.

Horatio Caine
01-31-2006, 12:42 AM
Carlsen over Hernych @ 1.66 in Zagreb looks good...

sports freak
01-31-2006, 12:55 AM
Big Ivo is a STEAL over Schuettler

sports freak
01-31-2006, 12:58 AM
Saw Ferrer is 2nd seeded n Ancic is 5th,both these players will have problems facing theyre next opponents!!!Wawrinka has the goods to take out the 2nd seed while Tursunov has the guns n serve to go with Ancic!!!!

Horatio Caine
01-31-2006, 01:01 AM
Big Ivo is a STEAL over Schuettler

I agree mate...will put him in a double with Ljubo I think

But that has been postponed to Wednesday for some reason :confused:

Horatio Caine
01-31-2006, 01:02 AM
My bet for the morning anyway:

Carlsen over Hernych @ 1.66

Analysis: http://www.triplethreatsports777.com/forum/showthread.php?p=9879&posted=1#post9879

Good luck! :yeah:

sports freak
01-31-2006, 01:33 AM
My bet for the morning anyway:

Carlsen over Hernych @ 1.66

Analysis: http://www.triplethreatsports777.com/forum/showthread.php?p=9879&posted=1#post9879

Good luck! :yeah:

Looks good Jez,Kenneth has been playin decent tennis of late!!

TwistyServe
01-31-2006, 03:27 AM
Seriously thinking of puttin Tursunov over Ancic @ 2.48.

Tursunov is 2-1 head to head with Ancic including a carpet match at last years TMS Paris. This is a risky match but for 2.48 payoffs I think it is worth a shot especially since I'd giveTursunov at least 60% chance of winning. 60% chance at 2.48 payoffs looks pretty damn impressive. Both players are in great form and may be a tight match.

How is everyone feeling about this match?

Tursunov 2005: Compiled 6-9 record on hard, 6-3 on carpet, 4-3 on grass, 1-0 on clay

Ancic 2005: 25-15 on hard, 9-2 on grass, 6-5 on clay and 4-5 on carpet

bad gambler
01-31-2006, 03:28 AM
Anyone know whether ljubo and muzza are playing on Tuesday - neither seem to be in Tuesday's OOP?

TwistyServe
01-31-2006, 03:30 AM
Anyone know whether ljubo and muzza are playing on Tuesday - neither seem to be in Tuesday's OOP?

Wednesday

bad gambler
01-31-2006, 03:32 AM
bit odd for a small tournament to hold rd 1 matches on the third day anyway..

Just taking Wawa to beat Ferrer - $2.25 in Zagreb

gl

Bolar Bolabi
01-31-2006, 03:50 AM
Get whatever odds you can get on Wawrinka. Waiting for some to come out so I can play him!

TwistyServe
01-31-2006, 03:58 AM
My bet for tomorrow morning:

Tursunov over Ancic @2.550 (semi-big play)

Tursunov is 2-1 head to head with Ancic including a carpet match at last years TMS Paris. This is a risky match but for 2.550 payoffs I think it is worth a shot especially since I'd give Tursunov at least 60-65% chance of winning. With a payoff of 2.550 and an impressive start to 2006 Tursunov is definitely a play. Both players are in great form and may be a tight match but I'd give the edge to Tursunov!

Other information that could be useful is Tursunov's carpet record last year. He had a slow start because of injury and didnt start picking up till later in the year. Ancic has an overall better record mainly because he's been able to get higher seeds in tournaments and knocks out the low rank journeymen :eek: . With that said, we see that Ancic's carpet record is only 4-5 which is strange.

Tursunov 2005: Compiled 6-9 record on hard, 6-3 on carpet, 4-3 on grass, 1-0 on clay

Ancic 2005: 25-15 on hard, 9-2 on grass, 6-5 on clay and 4-5 on carpet (mostly Davis cup against lesser opponents)

Grinder
01-31-2006, 04:24 AM
Ramirez-Hidalgo over Almagro @ +135 - $150 to win $204
Almagro is an extremely inconsistent headcase and puts together the same amount of wins in any tournament regardless of the level. He's shown he can lose in the first round of futures and defeat Safin in straight sets in a TMS tournament. Hidalgo won the most recent meeting and is always a fairly reliable third tier claycourt player. The odds are promising and I wouldn't be too upset if I'd lose this, however I'd give Hidalgo a 60-40 chance.

Bolar Bolabi
01-31-2006, 05:28 AM
Wawrinka over Ferrer @ $2.10

Looking at today's draw in all 3 tournaments, Wawrinka to win stood out for me. Wawrinka should take care of Ferrer in what should be a 3 setter. A 2 setter would be good though. Either way, Ferrer won't win!

dbnumberone
01-31-2006, 05:48 AM
huh, ferrer stood out for me - he's played well enough this year & I think wawa's not as suited (yet) on this surface, but gl
bet to win 3 units on ferrer

bad gambler
01-31-2006, 06:01 AM
Soderling over Lopez @ --143 - $300 to win $210
Soderling looks to be in great form after easily sweeping through Helibronn Challenger without losing a single set. Lopez, on the other hand, has come off a bagel by Ivan Ljubicic on Rebound Ace, a surface which he should excell on. Soderling's best results have come on indoors, with his two titles coming on it, he's also taken Ljubicic to three sets on carpet. The last time these two met was at the US Open 2006 with Soderling defeating Lopez 6-2 6-2 7-6. Robin's serve is almost unbreakable on this type of surface, while Lopez is an inconsistent player, this is a great bet.
http://i1.tinypic.com/mvtbmt.jpg



they play on wednesday

TwistyServe
01-31-2006, 06:03 AM
Soderling over Lopez @ --143 - $300 to win $210
http://i1.tinypic.com/mvtbmt.jpg


BG is right lol.. You're going to have to post this again for the 3rd time tomorrow night LoL.

AceMaan
01-31-2006, 07:04 AM
Mario x Ljubicic x Karlovic @ 2.60.........an Croation encore to the Davis Cup

TwistyServe
01-31-2006, 07:20 AM
Mario x Ljubicic x Karlovic @ 2.60.........an Croation encore to the Davis Cup

Ancic should be 2.60 alone lol! You getting ripped!

DeccyB123
01-31-2006, 07:23 AM
Wawrinka @ $2.10

Mistaflava
01-31-2006, 07:54 AM
2006 ATP Tennis Record: 13-3 (+$3660)

Should be some nice plays today but I am not a big fan of 1st Rounds in these shitty tournaments so it's time to be careful what and who you bet your money on.

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Zagreb (Round 1): Tuesday, January 31, 2006



Mario Ancic -158 over Dmitri Tursunov ($474 to win $300)

I know it seems very cheesy and very trappy to bet on the homecountry boy in this one but I don't think I can resist. Ancic has played well enough to earn my money here and although there will be tons of pressure to win this match and advance for a potential Luju-Ancic matchup, I think the kid can hold it together against the raging Russian. Both players are off to great starts this season but what I looked at mainly here was the experience on this type of surface and the advantage lies with Ancic. In 2005 on the indoor hardcourt, Super Mario made the Semi-Finals in Marseille, the semis in Rotterdam and played in the DC finals on this same type of surface. Ancic is used to this stuff and has played on it several times. Tursunov however played in only one event on this stuff in 2005 and only two in the last few years. His biggest win in the indoors hardcourts was against Alex Calatrava. Ummm...that's not saying much and like I said, with the crowd behind him, Ancic should have little problems disposing of Tursunov, even though the latter has already beat him twice in his career. Mario was awesome in tie-breaks last year and that could make a huge difference here.




Vina Del Mar (Round 1): Tuesday, January 31, 2006



Adrian Garcia +169 over Alessio Di Mauro ($100 to win $169)

This is a very interesting line by the oddsmakers. It's either they know something we don't know about Di Mauro, someone has big money on this match or the oddsmakers have put way too much value on Di Mauro because of some good Challenger performances recently. Whatever. Garcia is playing in front of the hometown crowd and although he has not had any success in this tournament in the past, he did make it to the 2nd Round once and again that was against a lesser opponent like Di Mauro. The Italian is coming off a semi-final loss in the Santiago Challenger event, something that might have him drained for this tournament. We all remember what happened to Adrian Garcia last year when he made the finals of the Challenger and then had nothing left for this big tournament. Garcia has 9 wins on clay courts in his career while Di Mauro has only 2 wins on clay courts in his career. You can toss Di Mauro's Challenger history aside because it doesn't really matter in a match like this. Garcia beat Di Mauro back in last year's Challenger event in Chile and Garcia most definitely has more big tournament experience. He would love nothing more than to advance to the 2nd Round here and the difference between this year and last is that Garcia is well rested and ready to go in this tournament.



Santiago Ventura +124 over Paul Capdeville ($100 to win $124)

You are probably picking up on the trend that I am following here with this tournament. It seems that most guys who went deep into last week's challenger event here are not worth a risk at such crazy odds like these ones. Regardless of what anyone says, the pressure is on when you play in actual ATP Race tournaments. Capdeville has only ever played in three clay court matches at the big level while Ventura is a veteran of 29 matches on this surface at the ATP level. The first meetings between these two was won by Capdeville in 2004 but that was in a Challenger event. Ventura is a good fighter and it has shown as he is 7-2 lifetime in three set matches over his career. Again, experience is everything when the big lights are on and I don't think Capdeville can handle all the pressure of "all eyes on me". Capdeville is spent after losing in the finals of last week's challenger and that coulf have effect on the way he plays today. Ventura knows what it feels like to win at this tournament as he won his 1st Rounder last year. The odds are great for such an even match and I like the man from Castellon.




Delray Beach (Round 1): Tuesday, January 31, 2006



Ramon Delgado +133 over Bobby Reynolds ($100 to win $133)

This is getting quite ridiculous...this rate of mine when it comes to underdogs but what can I say? Ramon is the kind of guy that nobody notices until he knocks off one of America's very own like Reynolds. Did you all forget that this is the same Delgado that knocked Glenn Weiner out in Round 1 last year of this very same tournament? Delgado is very well rested, having not played since his entertaining/competitive loss to Paradorn. This is a the trilogy of matchups between these two guys as they faced each other in two challenger finals in 2005 and each won once. Reynolds had to fly in from Hawaii sometime late on the weekend and I am not convinced that he won't be jet lagged for this match. As much as he says he's not, that's a big time zone change in a short period of time and it will be interesting to see how he reacts to this. To win this match against the experience and seasons Delgado, Reynolds is going to have to work his tail off which is something I just don't think he has in him despite nice performances in the past.



:eek:

its.like.that
01-31-2006, 08:03 AM
Soderling over Lopez @ --143 - $300 to win $210
Soderling looks to be in great form after easily sweeping through Helibronn Challenger without losing a single set. Lopez, on the other hand, has come off a bagel by Ivan Ljubicic on Rebound Ace, a surface which he should excell on. Soderling's best results have come on indoors, with his two titles coming on it, he's also taken Ljubicic to three sets on carpet. The last time these two met was at the US Open 2006 with Soderling defeating Lopez 6-2 6-2 7-6. Robin's serve is almost unbreakable on this type of surface, while Lopez is an inconsistent player, this is a great bet.
http://i1.tinypic.com/mvtbmt.jpg

Ramirez-Hidalgo over Almagro @ +135 - $150 to win $204
Almagro is an extremely inconsistent headcase and puts together the same amount of wins in any tournament regardless of the level. He's shown he can lose in the first round of futures and defeat Safin in straight sets in a TMS tournament. Hidalgo won the most recent meeting and is always a fairly reliable third tier claycourt player. The odds are promising and I wouldn't be too upset if I'd lose this, however I'd give Hidalgo a 60-40 chance.

who are you trying to impress with your little screenshots displaying the pittance you bet with?

:retard:

just stick to posting tips.

AceMaan
01-31-2006, 08:48 AM
Ancic should be 2.60 alone lol! You getting ripped!

Ancic is a like a Karlovic who can play a little tennis on the ground......with his style of play he is bound to get a few funny results which would raise eyebrows..... however at about 1.53 the Wimbledon semi-finalist is pretty good vALUE agaisnst the relatively unproven Tursonov

$@M
01-31-2006, 08:49 AM
Capdeville

Wawrinka

Pashanski

:yeah:

Andre♥
01-31-2006, 09:33 AM
Actually, I believe Ferrer will beat Wawrinka. He is really confident for breaking into the Top 10 and he beated some good players in carpet like Haas and Mirnyi in Paris last year. He even won a set (6-2) against Roddick and he only lost in the tie-break (12-10) of the 3rd set. So, in good shape Ferrer is not bad in carpet. On the other hand, we can't say that Wawrinka has quite experience in carpet surfaces. He is playing good this year but Ferrer is playing really well too (don't forget he beated Ancic and Serra in the AO this year).

So I believe Ferrer is going to win, but probably Wawrinka will take a set (probably the first one).

Bolar Bolabi
01-31-2006, 09:36 AM
Beating Ancic is no big feat. He's a bigger choker than its.like.that when its.like.that has his boyfriend over.

Horatio Caine
01-31-2006, 10:32 AM
Actually, I believe Ferrer will beat Wawrinka. He is really confident for breaking into the Top 10 and he beated some good players in carpet like Haas and Mirnyi in Paris last year. He even won a set (6-2) against Roddick and he only lost in the tie-break (12-10) of the 3rd set. So, in good shape Ferrer is not bad in carpet. On the other hand, we can't say that Wawrinka has quite experience in carpet surfaces. He is playing good this year but Ferrer is playing really well too (don't forget he beated Ancic and Serra in the AO this year).

So I believe Ferrer is going to win, but probably Wawrinka will take a set (probably the first one).

Yeah I agree mate - Ferrer is the more likely winner here. Wawrinka is unaccomplished on indoor courts while Ferrer proved at the end of last season that he can beat some of the real indoor monsters.

Mario66
01-31-2006, 11:01 AM
bit odd for a small tournament to hold rd 1 matches on the third day anyway..

I agree. But I think it`s because of money. Tournament`s organizers want to put Ancic and Ljubicic to play on different days, so they can sell more tickets to both days.. :)

shotgun
01-31-2006, 11:58 AM
OK, confirming my bets for today:

Hernych over Carlsen @ 1.80
Reynolds over Delgado @ 1.60
Pashanski over Saretta @ 1.50
Soderling over Lopez @ 1.64

gl all

shotgun
01-31-2006, 12:02 PM
Also adding Sanguinetti to beat Gasquet @ 2.43

Great value there, it's worth some coins.

Grinder
01-31-2006, 12:16 PM
:lol: I'll just delete it for today. For some reason I thought Ljubicic was the only one that was playing on Wednesday.

Horatio Caine
01-31-2006, 12:32 PM
Wow, Grandpa has a lot of doubters to try to prove wrong today :haha: However, I still think that Hernych isn't the better indoor player just yet.

Mistaflava
01-31-2006, 01:16 PM
I'm surprised not more of you are on underdogs considering the upsets and good prices we saw yesterday. These small tournaments are messed up. Some players had to fly from Australia to a Challenger and now from a Challenger to their current tournament. These time zone changes are not for everyone.

bad gambler
01-31-2006, 01:45 PM
Adding:

Kim to beat Kendrick - $1.67

gl

dbnumberone
01-31-2006, 01:51 PM
huh, ferrer stood out for me - he's played well enough this year & I think wawa's not as suited (yet) on this surface, but gl
bet to win 3 units on ferrer

sigh, i hate matches like this, I'm taking a break
gl all

mrki_tua
01-31-2006, 02:04 PM
Hi, I see Tursunov and Sanguinetti as a great dogs, Ančić is player in which I don't trust, he has always few bad serve games, he's great on net with voleys, but he's pure example of unstability. On the other hand stands Tursunov, player which is giving some sings of improvement, he has big FH, he's better then Ančić on return and he can push every set on carpet into TB against Ančić so value is on bigger odds. I won't write about Gasquet, he's bad this year (@ least for now) and experienced pimpler like Sanguineti could beat him pretty easily. GL

TwistyServe
01-31-2006, 02:20 PM
Picked up Adrian Garcia @2.62 .. I like Mista's reasoning on that match although I disagree with him on the Ancic match :)

Well if I win one of the two I'll be ahead for the day because of the odds. If I lose both I'm gonna bang my bead :)

bad gambler
01-31-2006, 02:23 PM
bit odd for a small tournament to hold rd 1 matches on the third day anyway..

Just taking Wawa to beat Ferrer - $2.25 in Zagreb

gl


win, though i ended up only getting $2.15 :(

olix
01-31-2006, 03:41 PM
Did something happen to Carlsen? I have him as an underdog @ 1.85.

Horatio Caine
01-31-2006, 04:32 PM
Did something happen to Carlsen? I have him as an underdog @ 1.85.

Yeah I'm a little worried myself...my line has moved against Carlsen. He got another injury problem or is something dropping a large on Hernych?

DIRECT
01-31-2006, 04:34 PM
Berlocq + Pashanski = 1.95 (Fonbet, Interwetten) :wavey:

coup3z
01-31-2006, 04:49 PM
please answer my questions in the: "Need a new book that offer HC lines " thread ! ;)

Mistaflava
01-31-2006, 05:05 PM
2006 ATP Tennis Record: 13-3 (+$3660)

Should be some nice plays today but I am not a big fan of 1st Rounds in these shitty tournaments so it's time to be careful what and who you bet your money on.

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Zagreb (Round 1): Tuesday, January 31, 2006



Mario Ancic -158 over Dmitri Tursunov ($474 to win $300)

I know it seems very cheesy and very trappy to bet on the homecountry boy in this one but I don't think I can resist. Ancic has played well enough to earn my money here and although there will be tons of pressure to win this match and advance for a potential Luju-Ancic matchup, I think the kid can hold it together against the raging Russian. Both players are off to great starts this season but what I looked at mainly here was the experience on this type of surface and the advantage lies with Ancic. In 2005 on the indoor hardcourt, Super Mario made the Semi-Finals in Marseille, the semis in Rotterdam and played in the DC finals on this same type of surface. Ancic is used to this stuff and has played on it several times. Tursunov however played in only one event on this stuff in 2005 and only two in the last few years. His biggest win in the indoors hardcourts was against Alex Calatrava. Ummm...that's not saying much and like I said, with the crowd behind him, Ancic should have little problems disposing of Tursunov, even though the latter has already beat him twice in his career. Mario was awesome in tie-breaks last year and that could make a huge difference here.



Ancic wins 6-3 4-6 6-4



:worship:

TwistyServe
01-31-2006, 05:08 PM
Ancic wins 6-3 4-6 6-4



:worship:

Damn man when I saw you going for ancic I knew I was in trouble.. What a tight match tho :(

Now if Garcia wins I'll still be up for today.. go go Garcia!!!!!!!!

ClaycourtaZzZz.
01-31-2006, 05:14 PM
:lol: Reynolds will spank Delgado.:rolleyes:

TwistyServe
01-31-2006, 05:31 PM
Almagro takes set 6-0, and looks like Gasquet is back in form...

SCREW U TURSUNOV :)

JMG
01-31-2006, 05:34 PM
Garcia and Delgado for me

Horatio Caine
01-31-2006, 06:20 PM
:lol: Reynolds will spank Delgado.:rolleyes:
:haha: I'm a little :scared: though. The higher ranked players seem to be the lower ranked players' bitches right now though :tape:

Horatio Caine
01-31-2006, 06:21 PM
Come on Ken!! You need to prove everyone wrong here :mad:

TwistyServe
01-31-2006, 07:13 PM
0-2 for today.. ouch.. both 3 tight sets this s(_)x

Grinder
01-31-2006, 08:25 PM
Ramirez-Hidalgo over Almagro @ +135 - $150 to win $204
Almagro is an extremely inconsistent headcase and puts together the same amount of wins in any tournament regardless of the level. He's shown he can lose in the first round of futures and defeat Safin in straight sets in a TMS tournament. Hidalgo won the most recent meeting and is always a fairly reliable third tier claycourt player. The odds are promising and I wouldn't be too upset if I'd lose this, however I'd give Hidalgo a 60-40 chance.

WON

*phew* I was starting to lose hope when I heard that Almagro had won the first set 6-0. :D

Great call on Ancic Mistaflava. Good luck to everyone for the remainder of today's picks.

Horatio Caine
01-31-2006, 08:34 PM
I LOVE YOU KEN CARLSEN!!! :inlove: :hearts: :kiss:

Jim - :kiss: my ass :rolleyes:

DIRECT
01-31-2006, 08:35 PM
I'm considering backing Rehnquist... Do you think it's a suicide?

Horatio Caine
01-31-2006, 08:41 PM
Probably ;)

If the odds are over 6.00 then it might be worth the odd coin but Ginepri performs well in the US.

DIRECT
01-31-2006, 08:44 PM
Probably ;)

If the odds are over 6.00 then it might be worth the odd coin but Ginepri performs well in the US.

jez, Ginepri is great but Rehnquist is playing with Muller ;)

Mistaflava
01-31-2006, 09:14 PM
2006 ATP Tennis Record: 13-3 (+$3660)

Should be some nice plays today but I am not a big fan of 1st Rounds in these shitty tournaments so it's time to be careful what and who you bet your money on.

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Zagreb (Round 1): Tuesday, January 31, 2006



Mario Ancic -158 over Dmitri Tursunov ($474 to win $300)

I know it seems very cheesy and very trappy to bet on the homecountry boy in this one but I don't think I can resist. Ancic has played well enough to earn my money here and although there will be tons of pressure to win this match and advance for a potential Luju-Ancic matchup, I think the kid can hold it together against the raging Russian. Both players are off to great starts this season but what I looked at mainly here was the experience on this type of surface and the advantage lies with Ancic. In 2005 on the indoor hardcourt, Super Mario made the Semi-Finals in Marseille, the semis in Rotterdam and played in the DC finals on this same type of surface. Ancic is used to this stuff and has played on it several times. Tursunov however played in only one event on this stuff in 2005 and only two in the last few years. His biggest win in the indoors hardcourts was against Alex Calatrava. Ummm...that's not saying much and like I said, with the crowd behind him, Ancic should have little problems disposing of Tursunov, even though the latter has already beat him twice in his career. Mario was awesome in tie-breaks last year and that could make a huge difference here.




Vina Del Mar (Round 1): Tuesday, January 31, 2006



Adrian Garcia +169 over Alessio Di Mauro ($100 to win $169)

This is a very interesting line by the oddsmakers. It's either they know something we don't know about Di Mauro, someone has big money on this match or the oddsmakers have put way too much value on Di Mauro because of some good Challenger performances recently. Whatever. Garcia is playing in front of the hometown crowd and although he has not had any success in this tournament in the past, he did make it to the 2nd Round once and again that was against a lesser opponent like Di Mauro. The Italian is coming off a semi-final loss in the Santiago Challenger event, something that might have him drained for this tournament. We all remember what happened to Adrian Garcia last year when he made the finals of the Challenger and then had nothing left for this big tournament. Garcia has 9 wins on clay courts in his career while Di Mauro has only 2 wins on clay courts in his career. You can toss Di Mauro's Challenger history aside because it doesn't really matter in a match like this. Garcia beat Di Mauro back in last year's Challenger event in Chile and Garcia most definitely has more big tournament experience. He would love nothing more than to advance to the 2nd Round here and the difference between this year and last is that Garcia is well rested and ready to go in this tournament.



Santiago Ventura +124 over Paul Capdeville ($100 to win $124)

You are probably picking up on the trend that I am following here with this tournament. It seems that most guys who went deep into last week's challenger event here are not worth a risk at such crazy odds like these ones. Regardless of what anyone says, the pressure is on when you play in actual ATP Race tournaments. Capdeville has only ever played in three clay court matches at the big level while Ventura is a veteran of 29 matches on this surface at the ATP level. The first meetings between these two was won by Capdeville in 2004 but that was in a Challenger event. Ventura is a good fighter and it has shown as he is 7-2 lifetime in three set matches over his career. Again, experience is everything when the big lights are on and I don't think Capdeville can handle all the pressure of "all eyes on me". Capdeville is spent after losing in the finals of last week's challenger and that coulf have effect on the way he plays today. Ventura knows what it feels like to win at this tournament as he won his 1st Rounder last year. The odds are great for such an even match and I like the man from Castellon.




Delray Beach (Round 1): Tuesday, January 31, 2006



Ramon Delgado +133 over Bobby Reynolds ($100 to win $133)

This is getting quite ridiculous...this rate of mine when it comes to underdogs but what can I say? Ramon is the kind of guy that nobody notices until he knocks off one of America's very own like Reynolds. Did you all forget that this is the same Delgado that knocked Glenn Weiner out in Round 1 last year of this very same tournament? Delgado is very well rested, having not played since his entertaining/competitive loss to Paradorn. This is a the trilogy of matchups between these two guys as they faced each other in two challenger finals in 2005 and each won once. Reynolds had to fly in from Hawaii sometime late on the weekend and I am not convinced that he won't be jet lagged for this match. As much as he says he's not, that's a big time zone change in a short period of time and it will be interesting to see how he reacts to this. To win this match against the experience and seasons Delgado, Reynolds is going to have to work his tail off which is something I just don't think he has in him despite nice performances in the past.



:eek:



Ventura wins 6-3 0-6 6-3



:clap2:


Now I need one more doggie

Horatio Caine
01-31-2006, 09:18 PM
I'm considering backing Rehnquist... Do you think it's a suicide?

Sorry! I'd say Muller 60%

betowiec
01-31-2006, 11:35 PM
Robby for 475$ at 1.308

ended up being 475$ at 0.00

ginepri :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Mistaflava
02-01-2006, 12:30 AM
2006 ATP Tennis Record: 13-3 (+$3660)

Should be some nice plays today but I am not a big fan of 1st Rounds in these shitty tournaments so it's time to be careful what and who you bet your money on.

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Zagreb (Round 1): Tuesday, January 31, 2006



Mario Ancic -158 over Dmitri Tursunov ($474 to win $300)

I know it seems very cheesy and very trappy to bet on the homecountry boy in this one but I don't think I can resist. Ancic has played well enough to earn my money here and although there will be tons of pressure to win this match and advance for a potential Luju-Ancic matchup, I think the kid can hold it together against the raging Russian. Both players are off to great starts this season but what I looked at mainly here was the experience on this type of surface and the advantage lies with Ancic. In 2005 on the indoor hardcourt, Super Mario made the Semi-Finals in Marseille, the semis in Rotterdam and played in the DC finals on this same type of surface. Ancic is used to this stuff and has played on it several times. Tursunov however played in only one event on this stuff in 2005 and only two in the last few years. His biggest win in the indoors hardcourts was against Alex Calatrava. Ummm...that's not saying much and like I said, with the crowd behind him, Ancic should have little problems disposing of Tursunov, even though the latter has already beat him twice in his career. Mario was awesome in tie-breaks last year and that could make a huge difference here.




Vina Del Mar (Round 1): Tuesday, January 31, 2006



Adrian Garcia +169 over Alessio Di Mauro ($100 to win $169)

This is a very interesting line by the oddsmakers. It's either they know something we don't know about Di Mauro, someone has big money on this match or the oddsmakers have put way too much value on Di Mauro because of some good Challenger performances recently. Whatever. Garcia is playing in front of the hometown crowd and although he has not had any success in this tournament in the past, he did make it to the 2nd Round once and again that was against a lesser opponent like Di Mauro. The Italian is coming off a semi-final loss in the Santiago Challenger event, something that might have him drained for this tournament. We all remember what happened to Adrian Garcia last year when he made the finals of the Challenger and then had nothing left for this big tournament. Garcia has 9 wins on clay courts in his career while Di Mauro has only 2 wins on clay courts in his career. You can toss Di Mauro's Challenger history aside because it doesn't really matter in a match like this. Garcia beat Di Mauro back in last year's Challenger event in Chile and Garcia most definitely has more big tournament experience. He would love nothing more than to advance to the 2nd Round here and the difference between this year and last is that Garcia is well rested and ready to go in this tournament.



Santiago Ventura +124 over Paul Capdeville ($100 to win $124)

You are probably picking up on the trend that I am following here with this tournament. It seems that most guys who went deep into last week's challenger event here are not worth a risk at such crazy odds like these ones. Regardless of what anyone says, the pressure is on when you play in actual ATP Race tournaments. Capdeville has only ever played in three clay court matches at the big level while Ventura is a veteran of 29 matches on this surface at the ATP level. The first meetings between these two was won by Capdeville in 2004 but that was in a Challenger event. Ventura is a good fighter and it has shown as he is 7-2 lifetime in three set matches over his career. Again, experience is everything when the big lights are on and I don't think Capdeville can handle all the pressure of "all eyes on me". Capdeville is spent after losing in the finals of last week's challenger and that coulf have effect on the way he plays today. Ventura knows what it feels like to win at this tournament as he won his 1st Rounder last year. The odds are great for such an even match and I like the man from Castellon.




Delray Beach (Round 1): Tuesday, January 31, 2006



Ramon Delgado +133 over Bobby Reynolds ($100 to win $133)

This is getting quite ridiculous...this rate of mine when it comes to underdogs but what can I say? Ramon is the kind of guy that nobody notices until he knocks off one of America's very own like Reynolds. Did you all forget that this is the same Delgado that knocked Glenn Weiner out in Round 1 last year of this very same tournament? Delgado is very well rested, having not played since his entertaining/competitive loss to Paradorn. This is a the trilogy of matchups between these two guys as they faced each other in two challenger finals in 2005 and each won once. Reynolds had to fly in from Hawaii sometime late on the weekend and I am not convinced that he won't be jet lagged for this match. As much as he says he's not, that's a big time zone change in a short period of time and it will be interesting to see how he reacts to this. To win this match against the experience and seasons Delgado, Reynolds is going to have to work his tail off which is something I just don't think he has in him despite nice performances in the past.



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Delgado wins 4-6 6-1 6-4



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What another profitable day at the office....woof woof. See you guys tomorrow!

JMG
02-01-2006, 12:34 AM
Garcia and Delgado for me

Delgado :worship:

Bolar Bolabi
02-01-2006, 02:32 AM
Wawrinka over Ferrer @ $2.10

Looking at today's draw in all 3 tournaments, Wawrinka to win stood out for me. Wawrinka should take care of Ferrer in what should be a 3 setter. A 2 setter would be good though. Either way, Ferrer won't win!

WON

its.like.that
02-01-2006, 03:04 AM
WON

:retard:

Bolar Bolabi
02-01-2006, 03:06 AM
I am a :retard:

Tell us something we didn't know!

its.like.that
02-01-2006, 03:20 AM
Tell us something we didn't know!

:rolleyes:

Can't you come up with your own material Bolar?

Why do you always have to copy me? :retard:

Bolar Bolabi
02-01-2006, 03:27 AM
:rolleyes:

Can't I come up with the material Bolar comes up with?

I must be a :retard:

Correct! I rock!

its.like.that
02-01-2006, 03:35 AM
Correct! I rock!

:lol:

Bolar, ever since you came to this forum, you've copied me as best you can.


I open a thread to post tips in, you do the same.

Somebody makes a thread about me in non-tennis, you make a thread about yourself in non-tennis.

I post tennis tips, you post the same tennis tips.

and so on...


Isn't it time you grew some balls and became your own man already? :rolleyes:

You're just a little girl. :kiss:

Bolar Bolabi
02-01-2006, 03:38 AM
I have not copied you once and I don't intend to. I don't copy your tips - I'm glad I don't.

I make my own tips and I do my own stuff. I'm well and truly a man!