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I'll be quite busy early in the week. so wanted to get some round 1 matches up.

Mahut over Robredo @2.5 (Bet365 sunday night)
0.67 units to win 1 unit

I think this is going to be on a lot of people's cards, Robredo does have the game style to trouble Mahut giving that he is capable off both wings to pass Mahut and has a steady baseline game. However Robredo hasn't shown any confidence/form this year whatsoever, and coming from clay in Peru this wont be an easy task. Furthermore Tommy lost to the attacking game of Mardy Fish at the Oz Open, and has struggled against attacking players generally over the last 6 months. A price of 2.5 is generous and i think worth a play considering Mahut came through well
last week and looked in good touch.

Lopez over Fish @2.1
0.91 units to win 1 unit

Simon comes into this match 3-10 against his last 13 left handed opponents, indicating he is not all that comfortable against lefties. Lopez has a dominating serve and should be able to pick up his fair share of cheap points, whilst he should be in Simon's service games throughout. Reports suggest this isn't one of the fastest indoor surfaces, but i like that Lopez has doubles action on Monday to gim him a feel for the surface.
He played Karlovic tough last week, and i like him in this spot as underdog.

Ljubicic over Berdych @2.52 (Betfair)
0.66 units to win 1 unit

Ljubicic clearly loves this surface here in Rotterdam and even though Berdych comes in here as favourite considering how there respective careers have altered over the last 12 months, this could easily see a tie-break or two; and i would never feel comfortabe taking Berdych in a round 1 match at such short odds. Hopefully Ljubicic has found some confidence after winning a challenger last week, a bit like how ToJo did at the back end of last year and i see this one as closer.

Calleri over Monaco @2.5 (one ball book)
0.67 units to win 1 unit

Both Argentines have had some success here in the past, semi and a final for Calleri with Monaco actually winning the event last year. Notably though, Pico pulled out of Vina del Mar with a second degree sprain. With points to defend and this being his home country im speculating he'd want to play at all costs. 100% fit Monaco i'd expect to wear down Calleri and keeping a good length allow Calleri to beat himself. However with Calleri being the dog here, and with the injury return perhaps Monaco will leave a few extra balls short and we all know Agustin will jump on them with his powerful groundies. H2H Calleri leads 3-1 so clearly his power troubles Monaco, worth a go at this price imo.

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Already placed some bets in the morning as I will not have any time until tomorrow evening...

soderling @ 2.26
berdych @ 1.61
mahut @ 2.22
schwank @ 2.15
vassallo @ 3.89
 

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My first bet of the week and only bet tommorrow:

Lopez to beat Simon @ 2.0

Like stable unit has mentioned, Simon struggles against left handers - lost his last five matches vs left handers and only winning one set in them 5 matches. Watching him last week, he didn't look great....ok he beat Djokovic but I reckon anyone in the top 50 would have beat him in straight sets that day as he was in tanking mode and it was only Simon's ineptitude that forced the match into 3 sets.
Lopez is a strange one - very inconsistent player but against a guy like Simon he should get into plenty of service games, unlike last week vs Karlovic and the fastish Rotterdam courts should suit his game. I reckon Lopez likes playing "soft hitters" such as Simon rather than the big servers as his return of serve is poor but against someone such as Simon he should be able to attack the serve more - chip and charge and run around his shit backhand.
As usual, Lopez will need to serve well as Simon is a good returner and if he does then he should force a few break chances on the weak Simon serve and hopefully win the match.
 

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I like the look of Lopez too, same reasons as jaap.

Also playing Verdasco @ 6/5
Speculative treble of Rafael Nadal x Tomas Berdych x Andrew Murray @ 2.2
 

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MASSU over Volandri @2.65, 4 units
RODDICK over Spadea x HAAS over Kendrick @1.62, 10 units
ROBREDO over Mahut @1.82, 6 units
BECKER over Daniel @1.37, 10 units
 

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Some great matchups,Baggy odds are interesting!!

60 units on Tommy Gun Robredo 1.78 over Nicolas Mahut - Crazy odds for the Spanish Bull fighter!!

60 units on Carlos Moya 1.83 over Joe Acasuso - Joe struggling atm while Uncle Charly aint no push over!!

Good luck -other leans on Mirnyi 1.83/Becker 1.27,Almagro 1.28,Chela 1.58 treble/Calleri 2.20/Lopez 1.85/Baggy 1.65/Radwanska 2.05/Sugiyami 4.10!!
 

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season:
9-15; -14,71 units
stake: 44,90 units
return: 30,19 units

Dlouhy @1,65 1,80 units
Eschauer @1,90 3 units
LaLo @1,85 2,60 units
Baggy @1,65 2,40 units
 

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Adding:

Martin 'the fixer' Vassallo Arguello to beat Almugro @ 3.4

Mugro always seems to have problems the week after he has either won a tournament or gone deep in it....if last season is anything to go by. He had a long match vs Moya on Sunday and I guess he had a good time that night as well. ;)
Vassallo is infront of home crowd so I doubt he will fix this one and is a pretty capable player - took Monaco all the way in Vina Del Mar last month. If Mugro is feeling fatigued than Vassallo is decent enough to capitalise on this.
 

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My first bet of the week and only bet tommorrow:

Lopez to beat Simon @ 2.0

Like stable unit has mentioned, Simon struggles against left handers - lost his last five matches vs left handers and only winning one set in them 5 matches. Watching him last week, he didn't look great....ok he beat Djokovic but I reckon anyone in the top 50 would have beat him in straight sets that day as he was in tanking mode and it was only Simon's ineptitude that forced the match into 3 sets.
Lopez is a strange one - very inconsistent player but against a guy like Simon he should get into plenty of service games, unlike last week vs Karlovic and the fastish Rotterdam courts should suit his game. I reckon Lopez likes playing "soft hitters" such as Simon rather than the big servers as his return of serve is poor but against someone such as Simon he should be able to attack the serve more - chip and charge and run around his shit backhand.
As usual, Lopez will need to serve well as Simon is a good returner and if he does then he should force a few break chances on the weak Simon serve and hopefully win the match.
Lost.
 
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