Hey breaker, do you know where you can download excel?
I don't think Microsoft Excel itself can be downloaded (not legally anyway). I'm only aware of it coming bundled in the Microsoft Office package, however, you may be able to use Excel Viewer 2003 (Download Here) instead of paying for MS Excel itself. Unfortunately I don't think this program allows you to edit your spreadsheets, only view and print them as the name suggests.
Somebody else may be able to shed some light on the topic as I'm not very familiar with the availablility of products such as Excel etc.
I currently have a small 0.50 unit play on Verdasco over Moya @ $1.763 from last night which I will leave as is as I don't have enough confidence in Verdasco's motivation nor do I feel the need to cancel the bet
ATP Betting Record '07: 6-2, +7.85 Units (ROI 33.40%)
Disappointing end to a successful day with Verdasco wasting 3 match points on his way to a 46 76(9) 63 loss
Motivation should've been an advantage for Verdasco today .. afterall, Moya went deep in Chenai last week and didn't need the match practise nearly as much as his compatriot ..
That Spanish flea is now on my blacklist .. blew numerous match points and had the match for the taking after breaking back to lead 6-4, 5-4 in the second set ..
I completely agree with you mate, this play was largely influenced by Moya's current situation (ie. backing up after Chennai) rather than on Verdasco's form or ability. Taking a volatile or mentally weak player such as Verdasco as favourite is something I rarely do, it's just a shame that I couldn't follow my own guidelines on this occasion. Also, I didn't mean to say I was concerned with Nando's motivation, this phrase was meant to explain that I had little confidence in Verdasco's mental strength etc. Sorry for the mix up.
Interesting lineup in what may be my last betting day before the Australian Open kicks off on Monday. Liking the look of the following three plays:
Massu over Chela @ $2.20
Calleri over Serra @ $1.65
Rochus over Monaco @ $1.33
Although it's early days and much more analysis is needed before any plays are recommended I'm fairly confident that I will have at least one play for tomorrow before the end of the night. Any feedback is welcome.
Olivier Rochus over Juan Monaco @ $1.333 - 3 Units
Slightly cynical of this selection as it seems very straightforward. Olivier Rochus is one of the more reliable players on tour when it comes to capping tennis, in that he rarely loses to those he is expected to beat and is more often than not beaten by upper echelon players. Juan Monaco is far from a top tier player and should pose very little threat to Rochus who seems to have taken a shining to the Auckland tournament where over the past three years he has established an 8-3 win/loss record, making the final in '05 and SF in '06. It may also be noted that Monaco called for treatment on his legs in yesterdays first round match against local journeyman King-Turner.
Overall, although I can't see Monaco taking the honors here I will not be staking any more than 3 units on the Belgian as we lead into the first week of a slam.
Agustin Calleri over Tommy Robredo @ $2.63 - 1 Unit
Wasn't considering making any selections this deep into an Aussie Open lead up event however I couldn't resist backing one of the most underrated (and profitable) players currently on the tour. I see Calleri as great value here in what should be a 50-50 match. Robredo has had a relatively soft path to the SF in comparison to the Argentine and was far from impressive at his Hopman Cup outing earlier this year.
In a somewhat similar fashion to previous years, the opening fortnight of tennis action has provided a number of unpredicted results. As a result what started as a fantastic couple of weeks shortly drifted into mediocrity, fortunately I still managed to scrape out a handy +4.51 Unit profit.
ATP Betting Record '07: 7-4, +4.51 Units (ROI 15.82%)
J Johansson over Spadea @ $1.47 (3 Units) - WON
Djokovic over Guccione @ $1.31 (7 Units) - WON
Koubek over Malisse @ $3.00 (1 Unit) - LOST
Ferrer over Gaudio @ $1.55 (3 Units) - WON
Berdych x Baghdatis @ $1.33 (4 Units) - WON
Vliegen over Tipsarevic @ $1.39 (4 Units) - WON
Calleri over Del Potro @ $2.24 (1 Unit) - WON
Verdasco over Moya @ $1.76 (0.50 Units) - LOST
Rochus over Monaco @ $1.33 (3 Units) - LOST
Calleri over Serra @ $1.66 (1 Unit) - WON
Calleri over Robredo @ $2.63 (1 Unit) - LOST
Will be heading down to the Aussie Open for a fair chunk of the first week and may therefore have little time for writeups etc, will probably just post selections in daily threads if time permits.
Just got back from the tennis a couple of hours ago. Just the two bets on day 1, Udomchoke over Vassalo-Arguello and Mahut over Monaco
Today's card is fairly average although I will be taking Chela over Starace into Gaudio over Muller at combined odds of around $1.75. Other than that nothing much really takes my eye although I was leaning towards Santoro at reasonable odds of around $1.70