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Used to tip professionally in the early 2000's, now doing it just for fun. I enjoy mostly horse racing (fav. horses include Kazzia, Goldikova, Bogart, Sky Lantern), football, tennis and US Sports. I like writing anything from a novel to a couple of poems and songs. Multitasking in writing is the best supplier when you get that inspiration rush!

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The Future of WTA in 4 ways, this week in Moscow

Jul 28th, 2018 at 10:53 Tennis 0 comments

And no, it's not been the World Cup, but the fact that 4 up and coming players on the WTA tour qualified to the semifinals in Moscow has shown the world of tennis a bright future.   Here are 4 names to look out for in the coming months and years.     Anastasia Potapova   Russian player at the age of 17 who's made quite an impact so far: winner of Wimbledon 2016 (the determination to …

Odds can be fabricated lies

Jan 27th, 2017 at 14:00 Strategy 0 comments

Often we are looking at early odds, we look at the betting market right up until the off for guidance, but more often than not there pops up a horse which was not really meant to win or was not on the radar.. But someone knew that horse and jockey would win based on ability. However, when someone had a hunch about that horse making it through and making a hash …

DisapPOINTments, PinPOINTs and The MatchPOINTs

Aug 23rd, 2016 at 21:22 Tennis 0 comments

There will be a few players at this year's US Open who have either had a tough year or an incredible one, while others are promises for the future of the game. I've been following a few players' results on both the ATP and the WTA tours, and I'll share with you my opinions of them, what to expect from the respective players at the upcoming US Open as well …

Players to watch at Australian Open 2016

Jan 16th, 2016 at 13:52 Tennis 0 comments

There will be some interesting talent to watch out for in this year's Australian Open, and more and more up and coming players will want to dethrone the likes of Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, or even become the players to watch in 2016 tours as a whole. One of these talents on the ATP tour may be Taylor Fritz. Fritz just qualified for the Open today, defeating Mischa Zverev in 3 …

The contenders in the Australian Open 2015

Jan 16th, 2015 at 15:29 Tennis 1 comments

Ladies first: - WTA Champion - This promises to be one of the closest Opens in years... Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova need not ascribe to this first statement. I feel there could be a Eastern European player that could win this year: Elina Svitolina has not started well, but could make an impact early on, she will run into Serena, though too soon. Garbine Muguruza will then be another hurdle for …

New blood in the Premiership 2015-16

Jan 11th, 2015 at 20:13 Premier League 1 comments

When one takes a look at the recent up and down form of the Premiership, one cannot help but stare in disbelief at the usual suspects in the league: Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal. The usual suspects' style of play has become just that: suspect. Are the top teams of the past 3 decades of Premiership done, or are they just in transition. Is the top money involved not delivering the expected …

Last Stand: Final of the ATP Finals

Nov 16th, 2014 at 07:41 Tennis 0 comments

It was meant to be: Top 2 players at this very moment have to meet at the year-end final of the ATP tour. Can one disregard age? This is a match between a 27 year old vs a 33 year old. Experience counts for something, and we have witnessed last night when Federer took on Wawrinka, how much of an experience at the net one had to have in order to defeat one …

Honk Kong tournament - Potential Surprise Winner

Sep 8th, 2014 at 23:44 Tennis 0 comments

This is the first time a WTA event is taking place in Hong Kong, so we may not know who the winner will be by the end of the week based on past results, but we are already seeing a few trends. And this will help reveal who may be there come the final. First, some notable absentees: Eugenie Bouchard pulled out at the last moment, and organizers apparently were not …

US Open 14 Federer vs Cilic or Edberg vs Ivanisevic

Sep 4th, 2014 at 22:21 Tennis 1 comments

It seems to me like the experiences of Edberg and Ivanisevic respectively, are paying off for their "pupils". Cilic is in the semis, while Federer changed a bit of net play in his game and is hoping to advance to the semis as well. Sometimes a change does a tournament, or a player and the fans alike some good. I remember those back to back US Open titles Stefan Edberg …

Who can win Wimbledon 2014

Jun 18th, 2014 at 01:11 Tennis 2 comments

Out of all the players on the tour, who is most likely to win Wimbledon? WTA Most likely to surprise: Petra Kvitova at odds of 12/1 The Czech player has won this event in 2011, an impressive year for her having gone 11 and 1 (coincidentally same odds this year as the win-loss record then), and is just through this week at Eastbourne to the next round. She hasn't been in the best of …

Most Likely To Surprise/Surpass/Disappoint in WImbledon 2014

Jun 15th, 2014 at 23:07 Tennis 0 comments

One intriguing and most anticipated tennis tournament is just around the corner, and we may have a host of surprising wins as well as shocking upsets. Let's go through the list of some of the players who will try to make it as interesting as possible, both for punters and for the public. WTA - Most likely player to surprise: Where there is no Karolina, there could be Kristyna! (interesting: there is a …

Will there be an Italian Winner in Rome

May 13th, 2014 at 05:29 Tennis 0 comments

Via dei Gladiatori, Il Foro Italico, some of the names everyone hears there in Rome this week. Will there be an Italian player crowned champion there, or will the local gladiators fall to the matadors of Spain, or will the likes of Federer and Djokovic spoil the outcome? So who are the gladiators? Meet Marco Checchinato! New, up and coming player at 21 years of age, who's made superb strides on clay, as superb …

Karolina and Kristyna Pliskova in Malaysian Open 2014

Apr 14th, 2014 at 06:20 Tennis 0 comments

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Open 2014, the first potential square-off between the two Czech tennis sisters in a long time. The two could meet in the final if results go their way and beat the likes of Cibulkova (in Karolina's half of the draw), and Donna Vekic, Kimiko Date-Krumm, or one of the Zhangs (in the bottom half of the draw, as it looks relatively easier passage for Kristyna). Last year this tournament …

Eurovision - The Motto and The Song

Apr 3rd, 2014 at 01:29 Miscellaneous 0 comments

When we think of the Eurovision Song Contest, many opinions and many thoughts come to mind, and certainly, many songs. Those who follow the contest throughout its history would remember memorable songs like 1974's "Waterloo" by ABBA, who went on to huge stardom as a band outside the contest, "Non ho l'eta" by Gigliona Cinquetti, "J'aime la vie" by Sandra Kim, Belgium's only win to date but a huge classic, "Hold …

A Family Circle Cup affair and the new challengers who are not that new

Mar 23rd, 2014 at 23:33 Tennis 0 comments

Week in and week out, players either fall to inconsistencies or beat themselves by the end of the day. Let's observe a pattern lately: Ajla Tomljanovic won 1 and lost 1, or won 2 and lost the next pretty much all year leading up to Miami, where she suddenly won 2 matches, putting out Garbine Muguruzza who was a favourite, certainly to get to the latter stages of the tournament. Flavia Pennetta …

Underestimated Players

Feb 13th, 2014 at 04:32 Tennis 0 comments

Here is an idea on how to be a little more successful at spotting the next in-form player (or on how to bet on a tennis player that's red-hot right now). Write down a list of tennis players whom you have underestimated the past tennis year. I could throw a few names here, the likes of Alisa Kleybanova, who has displayed tremendous tennis at times, upsetting some odds, not less this week …

Different Top 4's in Tennis

Jan 29th, 2014 at 00:00 Tennis 3 comments

Unlike the men's grand slam chances in where the Top 4 is quite predominant when it comes to winning Grand Slam titles (with Wawrinka breaking that trend this year), in the women's grand slam excursions there is no proper top 4. This is the current WTA Rankings this end of January 2014: Serena Williams Victoria Azarenka Na Li Agnieszka Radwanska Some of those players have gotten 2 grand slams, some 3 or 4 or more in …

The -gio- effect

Jan 15th, 2014 at 17:10 Tennis 0 comments

If your look and your style of play reminds one of Daniela Hantuchova, you may be called... Camila Giorgi The Italian star has caused quite a stir last year on the tour, and she may be forgiven the slowdown towards the end of last year. An interesting thing about the little starlet: she is Italian, but resides in France. I would stick to the tennis, but there are obvious signs others …

Has the game of tennis changed?

Jan 15th, 2014 at 11:26 Tennis 0 comments

Has it changed or has it not progressed? A question which deals two different aspects of the game of tennis, 2010's style. What happened from the 90's onwards? Which players inspired the ones today? Is the classic era since the ATP's or WTA's inception going to return in some kind of playing format? What's the approach to betting from this perspective of the game? Who are today's players who embody the new style of playing. When …