Sunday, 31 July 2011

Losers Are Like Buses

Overall P&L +£159.63
Week 1 Profit +£159.63


Since starting the challenge I have had no losing selections all the way up to the Saturday of the opening tournament and then like buses there is a batch of them. Due to a night out last night I was in no fit state to do a blog post so tonight I will be covering the last 2 nights action. Bets were as follows:

Day 5 P&L -£65.38

Del Potro to beat Gulbis @ 1.15 LOST
Youzhny to beat Granollers @ 1.71 LOST
Verdasco to beat Almagro @ 3.1 WON
Cilic to beat Fognini @ 1.53 WON
Ferrero to beat Dolgopolov @ 1.74 LOST

The first losing day but saved by a the Verdasco win at the generous price of 3.1.

Day 6 P&L -£300

Verdasco to beat Granollers @ 1.4 LOST
Cilic to beat Dolgopolov @ 1.74 LOST

The opening week saw a total of 17 selections of which 12 were winning bets. Bellow is the P&L screen shot for the the week. It was a disappointing end to the week but a profit overall none the less.

Friday, 29 July 2011

The Winners Keep On Coming

Overall P&L = +£525.01
Day 4 P&L = +£212.04


Four days into the challenge and I am still awaiting my first loss. Unfortunately it will come at some point :( Today saw 4 selections of which all bets won. I would like to talk a little more about the tennis on the blog rather than just the betting. Unfortunately as this weeks tournaments are only small 250s they are not televised so I have watched very little.

Today's results are as follows:

Youzhny to beat Haider-Maurer @ 1.28 WON
Verdasco to beat Benneteau @ 1.25 WON
Cilic to beat Seppi @ 1.54 WON
Ferrero to beat Berlocq @ 1.38 WON

There is so far looking to be 4/5 selections for tomorrow two of which are odds against :)

Enjoy the weekend all!

PS All emails received will be responded to by Sunday.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Still 100% Winners

Overall P&L +£312.97
Day 3 P&L = +£115.53


We are now 3 days into the challenge and a total of 6 bets have been place and 6 winners have been claimed. There has been some rather tight clashes however. Today I backed Marin Cilic to beat Robin Haase and the Croat had to come from a set down to progress to the next round. 3 selections were made and as discussed yesterday 1 was in the early hours. I woke up this morning and checked my phone to see that Del Potro had comfortably seen off Blake in straight sets.

Today's selections were:

Juan Martin Del Potro to beat James Blake @ 1.21 WON
Fernando Verdasco to beat Federico Gil @ 1.23 WON
Marin Cilic to beat Robin Haase @ 1.35 WON
All rather short prices today but none the less proved good value.

Things are looking good for tomorrow with 5 selections currently shortlisted.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

We Are Up And Running

Overall P&L = +£197.44
Day 2 P&L = +£175.50


Today saw 2 selections both of which turned out to be winning bets. The first in Switzerland was Mikhail Youzhny to beat Denis Istomin priced at 1.25 and in Croatia Juan Carlos Ferrero to beat Ivan Ljubicic on his home soil at 1.96. The Russian Youzhny won rather comfortably whilst Ferrero had to come from a set down to prevail. These combined selections produced a healthy profit of £175.50 after commission.

There is one other match that I will be betting on from today's fixture list but it is unfortunately in the early hours for me over in Los Angeles. My bet is placed and I will check the result when I get up tomorrow. The P&L for that match will be shown in tomorrows results.

Not a great deal of upsets so far this week. This morning Pablo Andujar priced at 1.26 was beaten by the German Matthias Bachinger which is the shortest price I have seen this week to fall.

I know this is only day 2 but this is a new best day since starting the challenge ;)

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Day 1 Lets Play!

Apologies that it is so late in the season to start this but I do not want to wait until the start of the new tennis season. The rules have now changed in that I am now betting as opposed to trading for this challenge. For me an average week consists of both tennis trading and betting but due to working commitments I cannot do the level of trading required to complete this challenge over a realistic time period. Betting is less of an issue because I do not need to be as actively involved during games.

So, here's the deal. Every night I will be reviewing the following day's devising a list of betting selections. The next morning I will place those selections and post the results at the end of play. The majority of tennis bets will be placed using the exchanges Betfair and Betdaq but some specialty selections may be placed with bookmakers. The prices of my selections can be as short as 1.05 and as high as 10s but are usually just short of evens. Most of the selections will be individual match bets.

Ok so the first day is complete and the first P&L snapshot is ready for viewing. Just a single selection today which was Juan Carlos Ferrero to beat Maximo Gonzalez bringing in the first profit of £21.94. Looking at tomorrows fixture lists I am hoping for 2 to 3 games.

Day 1 P&L +£21.94