Wednesday 10th July 2013

With so many matches yesterday as the standard being so poor as expected it wasn’t the easiest of days. Many matches were virtually untradeable with many offers at reasonable prices being ignored. There were a few nice swings though to save the day.

Just 25 matches today so hopefully the traders’ money won’t be spread out so much.


Normally I would be all over 1.40 on Dimitrov to beat Volandri but BabyFed came close to being knocked out by a Swedish wildcard in the first round whereas Volandri breezed through his match against Zopp.

Ymer has a half decent serve which was causing Dimitrov some problems. Volandri doesn’t have that and you have to expect his girly serve will be an easy target today.

I can’t take the opening price but if I can get Dimitrov above 1.70ish I feel it has to be worth a go. That also gives me time to watch him in the early games to get a feel for how he is playing and if he cares.

Update: I have no idea what he was doing in the first set!

Dimitrov won 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.


Mladenovic has  been given an extra day’s rest after her Wimbledon doubles win on Sunday.  Her price has drifted a little and is currently at 1.57 against Koehler.

Koehler has come through the qualifying rounds although she didn’t meet anyone ranked in the top 300. She won all three matches in straight sets though which is all you can do. It was Koehler who was playing Azarenka at Wimbledon when Aza had that fall. She wasn’t able to beat a one legged player though it was a difficult situation for the teenager.

Mladenovic has had enough rest physically since her Slam win but its just whether her mind is still on Centre Court.  I still think she is value at that price but be careful.

Update: Mladenovic won 6-1, 7-6.


I can see Medina Garrigues having a few problems with Pfizenmaier today. Dinah will be Pfizzing serves past her on a regular basis but if Garrigues can get an early break I will be laying her. This should be a close one.

Update: It WAS close. Close to a double bagel.

Pfizenmaier won 6-1, 6-1.


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