Pilot Pen Tennis – Tues

Hanescu v Tipsarevic

Rankings are 28 and 63 and head to head is 1-0 to Hanescu although that was meaningless as Tipsarevic retired after just 2 games.

The market has Hanescu at 1.74

Lets look at some stats to decide on the best strategy…..

Hanescu gets an average of 69% of 1st serves in

He wins 53% of points on second serve

He wins 80% of his service games

He saves 64% of break points against him.

I would have Hanescu as slight favourite anyway but looking at his stats I will be backing him at the start of his service games. If his opponent gets to 30 first, get out of the trade and wait for the next game.

Update: The stats served us well ( no pun intended ). The match went to 3 sets with Hanescu losing the second on a very long tie break.

His serve was sound throughout and brought a decent profit

He won 6-4, 6-7, 6-3



Chakvetadze v Bammer 

Rankings are 75 and 29 and the head to heads are all square at 2-2. Bammer has won their last 2 meetings.

Bammer is usually a good front runner but can struggle if she goes behind. She beat Serena Williams this month in straight sets.

The market has Bammer at 1.70 . 3 of their 4 meetings have gone to 3 sets so this game should give us a few useful price swings 🙂

15-40 or scalping should bring a profit

Update: 3 setter as predicted 🙂 . Great price swings and plenty of opportunty for profit.

Chakvetadze  won 4-6, 6-4, 7-5