Daily picks

Tuesday

Lyon:
Kyrgios over Kicker in 2

Geneva:
Nishikori over Kukushkin in 2
Anderson over Donaldson in 3
Ramos-Vinolas over Kuznetsov in 3
Isner over Zverev in 2
Stebe over Tipsarevic in 3
Wawrinka over Dutra Silva in 2
Querrey over Skugor in 2


Lyon record: 7-3

Geneva record: 5-6

 

 

2017

Rome record: 41-15

Madrid record: 42-11

Estoril record: 15-11

Munich record: 16-9

Istanbul record: 19-8

Barcelona record: 29-17

Budapest record: 13-11

Monte-Carlo record: 37-16

Houston record: 20-7

Marrakech record: 16-9

Miami record: 66-26

Indian Wells record: 57-35

Dubai record: 21-10

Acapulco record: 19-11

Sao Paulo record: 16-11

Rio de Janeiro record: 20-11

Delray Beach record: 22-5

Marseille record: 16-11

Buenos Aires: 16-11

Rotterdam record: 18-13

Memphis record: 13-13

Quito record: 13-3

Sofia record: 14-6

Montpellier record: 10-9

Australian Open record: 97-30

Auckland record: 18-7

Sydney record: 16-9

Doha record: 22-8

Brisbane record: 17-9

Chennai record: 15-12


 

2016

London record: 11-4

Paris record: 37-9

Basel record: 21-9

Vienna record: 17-12

Stockholm record: 20-7

Antwerp record: 15-10

Moscow record: 12-12

Shanghai record: 34-20

Beijing record: 24-6

Tokyo record: 23-4

Shenzhen record: 17-9

Chengdu record: 13-14

St. Petersburg record: 19-8

Metz record: 17-9

U.S. Open record: 89-31

Winston-Salem record: 28-17

Cincinnati record: 29-20

Olympics record: 41-16

Los Cabos record: 17-9

Atlanta record: 15-11

Toronto record: 36-16

Washington record: 31-14

Gstaad record: 12-11

Kitzbuhel record: 12-15

Umag record: 17-10

Hamburg record: 19-12

Bastad record: 20-7

Newport record: 19-7

Wimbledon record: 98-27

Nottingham record: 35-14

Queen’s Club record: 19-11

Halle record: 21-8

Stuttgart record: 1710

‘s-Hertogenbosch record: 17-10

French Open record: 93-30

Geneva record: 20-7

Nice record: 19-8

Rome record 41-13

Madrid record: 44-11

Munich record: 19-7

Estoril record: 20-7

Istanbul: 18-9

Barcelona record: 36-10

Bucharest record: 20-7

Monte-Carlo record: 40-15

Houston record: 14-11

Marrakech record: 18-8

Miami record: 60-30

Indian Wells record: 63-29

Sao Paulo record: 18-9

Dubai record: 19-10

Acapulco record: 17-13

Marseille record: 22-5

Rio de Janeiro record: 20-8

Delray Beach record: 18-12

Rotterdam record: 17-14

Memphis record: 15-11

Buenos Aires record: 16-11

Montpellier record: 15-10

Sofia record: 16-6

Quito record: 18-6

Australian Open record: 97-27

Auckland record: 14-11

Sydney record: 17-7

Doha record: 26-5

Chennai record: 20-7

Brisbane record: 20-7

2015

World Tour Finals record: 11-4

Paris record: 28-18

Basel record: 24-6

Valencia record: 14-13

Vienna record: 21-9

Stockholm record: 21-5

Moscow record: 18-9

Shanghai record: 39-16

Beijing record: 22-9

Tokyo record: 16-14

Shenzhen record: 20-7

Kuala Lumpur record: 20-7

St. Petersburg record: 18-7

Metz record: 16-9

Winston-Salem record: 22-22

Cincinnati record: 36-18

Montreal record:

Washington, D.C. record:

Kitzbuhel record: 18-7

Gstaad record: 21-6

Atlanta record: 21-6

Hamburg record: 19-11

Umag record: 19-8

Bogota record: 15-12

Bastad record: 13-14

Newport record: 22-7

Wimbledon record: 95-31

Nottingham record: 29-13

Queen’s Club record: 23-7

Halle record: 19-12

‘s-Hertogenbosch record: 18-9

Stuttgart record: 15-12

French Open record: 92-32

Nice record: 20-6

Geneva record: 19-8

Rome record: 29-10

Madrid record: 37-18

Munich record: 14-7

Istanbul record:18-6

Estoril record: 13-10

Barcelona record: 30-16

Bucharest record: 17-10

Monte-Carlo record: 36-19

Houston record: 18-9

Casablanca record: 12-13

Miami record: 63-31

Davis Cup first round record: 11-5

Dubai record: 27-5

Acapulco record: 25-6

Buenos Aires record: 20-7

Marseille record: 19-8

Delray Beach record: 21-10

Rio de Janeiro record: 19-12

Rotterdam record: 21-10

Memphis record: 18-8

Sao Paulo record: 13-15

Montpellier record: 24-3

Zagreb record: 14-13

Quito record: 15-7

Australian Open record: 96-31

Doha record: 21-10

Brisbane record: 18-9

Chennai record: 17-9

Sydney record: 11-14

Auckland record: 10-11

OVERALL through Buenos Aires/Acapulco/Dubai: 420-193

58 Comments on Daily picks

  1. Thiem played outstanding tennis today to slam Rafa in straights. Good for Rafa as well I think, gets a bit of a break before Roland garos

  2. Yup, thiem played great and took advantage of a sluggish and tired nadal and won. Expected Thiems win or make it super-tight 2 sets and took some points and won!

    I have warned that Nadal will lose soon as he is tired from playing 15+ matches at a stretch. It is good for both of them. Now it is Thiems turn to lose in the next 2 or 3 matches as even he has played one too many!

    Expecting Zverev to win tomorrow vs the big American, Isner! Isner must be too tired from playing singles vs Cilic and then a doubles(2 sets + B) and lost, today. Thus tipping the scales in the young Zverev’s favour! My crystal ball sees Zverev lifting the 2nd trophy here at the Rome Open! Rooting for this giant kid, Zverev!

    • Isner must be too tired from playing singles vs Cilic and then a doubles(2 sets + TB) and lost to Dodig I./Granollers-Pujol M., today.

      Besides Zverev is on a big roll and being the better player on clay with better returning skills besides power serves!

  3. What do you think about Thiem vs Djokovic? Can Thiem win? is he the favorite since he smashed Nadal, “The King of Clay”?

    • I reckon he is pretty tired, would say Novak in 3 unless he can maintain the same gung ho ball striking like against Rafa

  4. I don’t think fatigue will be an issue. he’s a 23 yar old. It’s only a best of 3 set match)

    Djokovic played earlier today most of his match as well so it’s pretty much even fatiguewise I’d say

    • Looks like Thiem is going to lose in straight sets! Beating Rafa took a lot out of him, and that’s why it’s so hard for these guys to win big titles, because they have to beat not one but two of the big guys most of the time.

  5. Luckystar, very truly said. Not easy for small guys to beat many top players in a row. Maybe when they mature as a player and know how to conserve energy and invest energy to win the big/important points and win matches, they will change!

    Besides tiredness, Novak is having too much advantage in skills and experience.

    For the same reason, I predict a beating of my favorite young giant Alex Zverev by Novak tomorrow in the finals.

    This winning of the 2017 Rome Open will signify the arrival of Novak the Joker! Novak will soon be the No.1 again. He will also be the FAV to win the 2017 French Open-FO (Lucky for novak that Federer dropped out) and not Rafa (who might reach the QF at FO the max as he needs atleast 2 or 3 weeks to recover his energy lost in winning 17 matches in a row!).

    What you guys think of my Jokers win tomorrow over my gentle giant A.Zverev? Even tho Zverev may not win the finals, he will put up a far better fight than Theim! You guys/gals feel the same?

    • Rafa will only reach QF at FO? C’mon…

      Rafa will be FO’s fav regardless of tomorrow’s Rome Finals result. Him needing at least 2 or 3 weeks to recover is baloney. Djoko made the finals of every event for a year straight, no reason Rafa can’t do the same.

    • I’m picking Nole to beat Zverev for the final, and he’s undoubtedly closer to top form the past few weeks. If he really is back to 2015-16 form then I would put his as RG favourite. But it’s too early to say that, and Rafa has to be the favourite based on winning 3 lead ups and it taking a monster performance from Thiem to beat him in Rome.

      They would both have to win at least 5 matches before meeting at RG, and by then -if it happens- I think we’ll have a better idea of who should be favoured between them.

    • Yes. Thiem was burnt out…beating Rafa has that affect!!

      Sascha will do better than Thiem, but Novak is going to win. He was fired up. I still think it remains to be seen if he’s actually BACK to his world beater mode. He might be 😀

  6. Ben, rafa is very tired. You haven’t noticed how he has struggled more and more in his last few matches before he finally lost to Thiem.

    Since Rafa is very tired, i suspect that either Goffin or Thiem or one of the big men like Querry, Isner or Cilic may take out a tired rafa(not a healthy & fit rafa). I did not check out the French Open draw yet. So don’t know who is in rafa’s draw. But my 6th sense based on rafa’s tiredness says that one of the above guys will take out rafa. Mark my words when it happens! It could be Fognini also. He knows rafa’s weakness now as he nearly beat rafa last time around! Everyone is gunning for rafa after his last 3 Tournament wins on clay! Rafa has a big target on his tiring back now!lol

    Ben, i don’t smoke anything. I just smoke the bookies in Tennis betting, that’s all! LOL

    Officially Rafa will be the big fav, know. But technically, Novak, who is returning quickly to his top form has to be the joint fav. Novak has the skills, experience and cunningness/meanness etc. to grind down everybody, all while flying under the radar and winning it all at RG!

    Tomorrow will be a big test for Novak when he faces the NexGen and confident Tennis star, A.Zverev. I am sure Novak will cook up an evil strategy along with the witchmaster (Boris becker) to take down Zverev! If Novak can chop down the giant kid (A. Zverev) then Novak is back and will be the UNofficial fav for the FO. Official fav is nadal tho!

    Joe Smith is with me on Novak. What abt you guys/gals?

    Not gonna miss tomorrow’s final at any cost!

    • Boris Becker doesn’t coach Novak. Novak dropped him. Maybe they still chat?? Unlikely, I think. But Novak is quite capable no matter what. There’s talk of him hiring Andre Agassi.

    • All I’m saying is it’s absurd to say Rafa is gonna make the RG quarters MAX. If u predict a QF finish ok but QF max? That’s a pretty preposterous statement.

    • Roger, Nole returning to his top form is a separate issue from Rafa making the QF, especially since they can’t meet until SF. Even if you’re right that Novak is joint favourite, it’s a stretch (to put it mildly) to say that QF is max performance for Nadal. Perhaps you’re saying that it’s a good money-making proposition, given the overwhelming odds against him losing before that round?

      I take your point that Rafa may be tired out. I was surprised he played all four lead up tournaments, at nearly 31, and I’m sure he was tired against Thiem. But I wouldn’t try to second-guess his team on this one. They (and he) obviously think he’ll be ready for RG and able to make it through best of five matches. I guess we’ll soon find out.

  7. Roger, check out that French Open draw you haven’t evaluated yet and get back to me.

    Also let me know what you think Boris will contribute. I’m curious.

    #2016called….

    • Remember that time when Roger said
      Thiem being younger, with an extra days rest and being in greater form than the Joker will win in 2 or 3 sets!
      So very precise in his prediction. 2 or 3…
      Roger. Pick 2 or 3. Not both.
      Or in this case pick lose every game but 1.
      Such a remarkable tennis acumen.
      He definitely smoked the bookies with that one.
      …And watch out tomorrow is going to be a big test Novak tomorrow.
      Please let us know who you have in the final.
      And please refrain from picking both players in 2 or 3 sets.

      • Johnny boy, that is a nice sarcastic writeup!

        I am sorry for the wrong pick of Thiem as I did not spend much time going deeper into that matchup. that is my bad. I saw few of Thiem’s matches especially how he defeated nadal. But I did not see any of the matches of Novak in the last few months but heard a lot of negative stuff about him and thought he was bad. Then saw that most were on Thiem here and also on most reviews online. Hence the Thiem pick which was so wrong which seemed correct at the time of the pick. If thiem was not tired(forgot to consider that with the paucity of time), this match would have looked differently. I have been firing myself for picking Thiem without seeing & analyzing in depth the opponent (Novak) and lost some small money. I learnt a big lesson here.

        I saw Novak yesterday and Zverev jr. a couple of times in the last few days. Based on that and some detailed research yesterday I felt that Novak will win for sure but Zverev will put up some fight more than Thiem, I think. What is your pick in the Rome finals, Johnny boy?

        Johnny boy, it is a genuine possibility that some fights can end in 2 or 3 sets and no one can be sure. For example most people expected the Djokovic and Del Potro match to end in 3 sets but it ended in 2 sets. So, don’t blame anyone or all who picked 3 sets in the Joker match, just for example.

        So Johnny boy, if you read somewhere that a match will end in 2 or 3 sets, don’t lose your temper and fight with them. LOL! Just understand that some Tennis matches are complex and can end either way ie., in 2 or 3 sets. Many factors involved. 10’s of people here post their picks or opinions, you need not or are not forced to follow them and/or pick up a fight with them! If you don’t like any of the picks here just ignore it.

        Is all your picks correct? NO! There lies your answer! In fact no one is 100% correct. I have smoked the bookies on 80% of the matches I bet. can’t win all. Everyone knows that! With time and 100% research I can jack it up to 90% probably! It varies from person to person. Don’t pick up a fight regarding this. Be a nice boy, Johnny boy! LOL

        Just look at the picks on this website….

        2017

        Madrid record: 42-11

        Estoril record: 15-11

        Munich record: 16-9 etc

        Is it 100% correct NO! Johnny boy, you like it use it else ignore it!
        Just like life tennis matches are also highly unpredictable with many choices. accept it or just ignore it!

        BOL brother

        • Roger, Listen mate theres no point posting a pick and saying either could player could win in 2 or 3, Thats not a pick and it sounds fucking ridicoulous. Just be a man and pick a player and if your not sure about sets dont comment on it. This page is supposed to be a page that punters can get insight on…

    • Hey ricky, Would you be interested in opening a forum that discusses tennis bets?
      This page is great for getting opinions on win or lose picks but as we know in tennis a lot of the time theres hardly any value in picking a winner unless the match is being played with two highly ranked players. I think it would be great to talk about set betting, overs and unders and line picks and also 1st set total games and so on.

      Cheers

      • Be, I second your proposal.

        We need a separate forum to discuss tennis bets in detail.

        People can do so here if the above is not possible.

        Strongly doubted that Brown will flake and he flaked like Paire yesterday against Johnson. We should never pick or bet these kind of players. They will just give us heart attacks! lol

        Does disaster B.Paire have a double trouble brother named T.Paire? B.Paire is playing with T(Total Trouble).paire in the doubles. Keeping away from all pairs or paire’s!lol

        • Lol i some how backed paire and knew he would let me down such a liability!
          I stayed away from Brown, you never know what you’ll get with him.

  8. Querrey in 2
    Kukushkin in 2
    Anderson in 3
    Estrella Burgos in 3
    Haase in 2
    Robredo in 3
    Seppi in 3
    Kicker in 3
    Chung in 2
    Elias in 3
    Kokkinakis in 3
    Medvedev in 3

  9. Why no prediction for women’s tennis? Is it cause it’s unpredictable ? And how do you keep track of your win to loss record? Just if you’re right about the winner or if you’re right about the winner and number of sets? Thanks.

    • Fedman, great question (Why no prediction for women’s tennis?)!

      In this democratic world, woman have equal rights as men!

      Probably we need to have a separate forum or a separate page for woman(‘e tennis picks) on this website!

      I do bet regularly on few woman tennis players I follow. If time permits from my busy schedule, I will post some picks.

      There is more unpredictability in woman’s tennis than men’s I think probably because they are more biologically complex and weaker than men! So lots more factors involved than men in their prediction!

      For example a top woman’e player named Elena Vesnina (many bet on Elena wrongly) smashed her opponent Camila Giorgi 6-1 in the 1 set set and then gassed out in the 2nd and 3rd set losing 6-1,6-1. It is probably because most woman are weak and don’t have endurance for 3 sets! The other reason is Elena is not a good clay court player. Harmones/periods could be involved. We just don’t know. There are other factors involved in woman’s matches. I am trying to get a handle on predicting woman matches. It is tough. Get only like 70% womans picks correct! Men like 80 to 85%!

      Fedman can you post your woman’s picks? If not comfortable, e-mail it to santu4ever@hotmail.com and I will reply with my picks.

      • I’ll give it a go, I made several good picks today. I’m also better at picking men’s winners. I pretty much went with everything Rick said except I picked Dutra Silva to beat Souza. I also refrain from picking the winner and the number of sets unless I’m fairly sure of the outcome. I don’t think anyone saw Struff and Kyrgios losing today.

        Nuremberg picks:

        Siegmund in straights
        Shvedova winning
        Doi winning
        Bertens in straights
        Gorges winning
        Putintseva winning

        Strasbourg WTA

        Giorgi winning
        Gavrilova in straights
        Garcia winning in straights
        Shelby Rogers winning

  10. Tuesday –
    Lyon:
    Khachanov over Olivo in 3 (Khachanov could make a run here)
    Edmund over Monteiro in 2 (Edmund can also make a run)
    Del Potro over Granollers in 2 (my pick for the title)
    Kyrgios over Kicker in 2 (good draw for NK)
    Berlocq over Sandgren in 3 (sandgren is balling on clay but the RG wildcard hasn’t played much on the red clay)
    Seppi over Basilashvili in 2 (may be tough for basilashvili to back up the impressive Coric win and Seppi has a solid game)
    Geneva:
    Struff over Stebe in 2 (struff could go deep in Geneva)
    Harrison over Tipsarevic in 3 (not an easy draw but Harrison’s work during this clay swing outside of the US should pay off with at least one win here)
    Johnson over Robert in 2 (Robert has done nothing this season and Stevie won a clay title this year)
    Nishikori over Kukushkin in 2 (Kei is a pretty big favorite on clay)
    Anderson over Donaldson in 2 (the serve of KA proves too much even on the slow stuff)
    Sousa over Dutra Silva in 2 (I see a Sousa/Stan second round match)
    Zeballos over Lajovic in 3 (lajovic’s latest challenger loss isn’t a good one)

  11. Going to start posting my picks not just on the winner

    Zebollas win ( Zebollas hasnt played much so it could go to 3 sets but his opponent Lajovic was shocking against a rookie)
    Struff 2:0 ( Better player that has a good serve and power)
    Johnson win ( He should crush robert)
    Berloc win
    Edmund win ( Thiagos so inconsitent and i see edmund cruising through)
    Juan martin del potro 2:0 ( Del potro should destroy him)

    Not going with any overs/under picks or over 2 set picks but i dont mind these .ones

    Over 22.5 games Zebollas vs Lajovic
    Sousa vs Dutra silva over 22.5 games, Possibly 3 sets also
    Harrison vs Tipsarevic Over 2.5 sets, over 22.5 games Either ones is gpod
    Johnson vs Robert Under 21.5 games

  12. Ben, my picks are in line with the Official picks and yours except for a few. Couple of them are listed below!

    Sousa is in terrible form, he has 5 straight set loses in a row. On the other hand Rogerio Dutra Silva (RDS) is coming here after a successful tournament in Bordeaux (reached final). Besides, RDS is having the greater recent clay form of 19/9 compared to Joao Sousa 5/8. So I think RDS will win against J.Sousa in either 2 or 3 sets.

    Note: – Whenever you see a fight ending with a possibility of 2nd or 3rd set then be smart (and don’t fight the picker) and think smart. In this case the only pick is to bet on the strongest fighter with the greater chance of winning ie., RDS.

    For example the OFFICIAL PICK posted here was: – Simon over Medvedev in 2(you would have lost the bet if you followed this pick)!

    My pick here was Simon in either 2nd or 3rd set. If I would have posted that here, Johnny boy would have started World war III with me. It means that you can’t bet Simon to win in either the 2nd or 3rd set as both are possibilities. So, the only bet here is to bet on Simon straight up (which I did in a parlay because of high odds). So, Johnny boy, whenever you think of picking up a fight with anyone in future(in this forum or in the outside world), STOP IT and just think smart and figure out what me or anyone else is trying to say!
    This was as a puzzle for Johnny boy and others on this forum and many failed to figure the meaning of winning in either the 2nd or 3rd set (which happens all the time in Tennis)! So, you can never bet on a tennis player winning in either 2nd set or 3rd set! So no more fights regarding this issue.

    Here I rest my case, your majesty! LOL

    Nicolas Kicker can upset Nick Kyrgios even though Kyrgios is the FAV and is expected to win 2-0. Kyr can win in 2-1 or Kicker can win in 2-1. Best to keep away from this match as Kyr is not in good clay form. Kyr may not be able to deliver power serves consistently(and win like Anderson does who is in form) if he is not comfortable on clay! Kicker has 4x to 5x more clay experience. That counts for a lot. It gives kicker a lot of confidence to take on any player! I am thinking of over 20.5 and +5 as safer bets. Still researching.

    In the match with official pick Seppi over Basilashvili in 3. My pick is neither! Puzzling, right?

    Yes neither is safer as either can win. Both their forms are all over the place (both have good wins and bad wins. Seppi lost to Zverev Jr. 6-1, 6-2 ouch!, lost to Herbert & Almagro also. Similar story with Basil). Will take couple of pages to explain with examples. In these cases, since no one has absolute control/domination the fight goes over (20.5)-my pick and the match can end in 2 tight sets or in 3 sets and either can win! Even by being smart, can’t pick either of the 2 as both or either do not have solid form.

    • As feared above, both Sousa and Kyrgios lost and RDS and N.Kicker won for the above reasons! Luckily, i kept off both Sousa and Kyrgios and went for the over 20.5 which won nicely!

      My expectation of over 20.5 in the Seppi vs Basil match missed by 0.5. Seppi didn’t fight hard as expected.

  13. Roger I never backed Sousa or dutra silva, I think that games a tricky one due to Sousa being abosoloutely dreadful so I’d never back that game. I do think it could be a close game due to Sousa being a better player and silva in good form, hence my pick of over 22.5 or 3 sets. Comprende? Lol

  14. And with nick Kyrgios we don’t know how injured he is. He pulled out of the last tournament and you can never really trust him. Besides there’s no value picking Kyrgios we will have to see how he pulls up. He could lose if he’s still injured, if he’s over the injury he will win in 2 sets with no tie break.

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