Tuesday, 9 August 2011

End of Second Week

Overall P&L = +£82.29
Week 2 P&L = -£77.34

Its been quite a hectic week for me both on and off the court. The blog posts have been rather thin on the ground for the week for 2 reasons. Firstly I have been away in London and secondly rain has caused havoc in both tournaments. This week players have been forced to play multiple matches on the same day and often having to wait long hours to get onto court. This has had a negative affect on my strategies resulting in a small loss this week. At one point I was that frustrated with waiting during rain delays I was considering leaving the betting for the week and focusing on something else.

I did however manage to complete 11 selections with the following results:

Chela to beat Gimeno Traver WON @ 1.4
Davydenko to beat Ebden WON @ 1.44
Lopez to beat Haase LOST @ 1.67
Monfils to beat Sweeting WON @ 1.33
Chela to beat Granollers WON @ 1.7
Davydenko to beat Verdasco LOST @ 2.37
Monfils to beat Tursunov WON @ 1.39
Chela to beat Montanes LOST @ 2
Monfils to beat Tipsarevic WON @ 1.55
Monils to beat Isner WON @ 1.76
Monfils to beat Stepanek LOST @ 1.5

My final loss of the week came in the final of Washington when I backed Monfils the top seed to finish the tournament off. This final match would finish the week either +£150 or -£77 depending on the outcome and unfortunately it was the latter. On the previous day Stepanek had an uninterrupted match and was done and dusted early afternoon. Monfils on the other hand had a tougher opponent in John Isner and due to constant rain delays the match was dragged out over 5 hours with constant stop starts. But -£77 for a week of weather mayhem is not too bad a result. Now onto this week.

This week sees the first ATP Masters 1000 event since back in May is is being played in Montreal Canada. This event will see the big 4 playing in their first events since Wimbledon and Andy Murray is bidding to win his 3 title here in as many years. A tall order however with Djokovic's current dominance still having only lost a single match all year and Raphael Nadal wanting to take back the number 1 ranking. And of course you cannot rule out Rodge Federer, the only man to beat the Djoker this year. Federer knows that if he is to reach his first Grand Slam final of 2011 then he needs to do some damage during this US Open hard court series.

As rule I tend to have 1 losing week in every 5 so fingers crossed this week for some better results.