Daily picks

Monday

Barcelona:
Edmund over Chardy in 3
Robredo over Sugita in 2
Garcia-Lopez over Montanes in 2
Almagro over Diez in 2
Seppi over Ymer in 2
Monteiro over Evans in 3
Granollers over Jaziri in 3
Berlocq over Anderson in 3
Ruud over Albot in 3

Budapest:
Darcis over Dzumhur in 2
Lorenzi over Kukushkin in 2
Troicki over Donskoy in 3
Medvedev over Djere in 2
Klizan over Marterer in 2




 

 

2017

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

43 Comments on Daily picks

  1. Thiem over Wawrinka in 3 (the conditions suit better to Thiem + the Austrian has found momentum without being burned by his fool calendar so far + Waw isn’t near from his best even if he has the habit of turning in god mode when nobody is waiting for. But i really dont see it happen again here. So Thiem in 3, and i’m even thinking about Thiem in 2.)
    PCB over Cuevas in 3 (on hard PCB is a bit more reliable i think but for sure they have both a good shot. It’s a though call to make)

  2. Federer over Kyrgios in 3 (like Ricky i think Kyrgios can win a set probably a TB but not the match)
    Nishikori over Sock in 2 (Sock must be tired even if he had one day rest and i think players like Nishikori who always give one more ball to play are a nemesis for him)

  3. Chardy over Bagnis in 3 (surface advantage)
    Paire over Klizan in 3 (who knows ?)
    Mahut over Mmoh in 2 (the Frenchie to escape with his serve + XP)
    Thompson over Nishioka in 3 (letdown for Nishioka after his big run in IW)
    Young over Brown in 3 (Young is more reliable atm)
    Evans over Escobedo in 2 (Evans is solid since a while now)
    Harrison over Fognini in 2 (Harrison needs this win while Fognini probably wants to be home soon with his pregnant wife, like Tsonga)
    Struff over Bedene in 2 (Struff to win with his serve)
    Sela over C. Harrison in 3 (Sela needs this one)
    Vesely over Haas in 3 (Haas must be rusty)
    Delbonis over Monaco in 3 (same as Haas for Monaco)
    Lajovic over Anderson in 3 (let’s see if Lajovic can take another big win)
    Troicki over Monteiro in 3 (surface advantage + better player normally)
    Edmund over Donaldson in 2 (Edmund’s performance against Djoko was encouraging)
    Pella over Smyczek in 3 (i don’t know why)
    Fritz over Pavlasek in 2 (Fritz has shown good things in IW)

  4. One weird line that stands out to me is Mahut vs Mmoh. Its quite low and I see that as a minor upset since Mmoh is the home country warrior in this matchup.

  5. Wednesday (haven’t seen any scores/results yet):
    C. Harrison over Sela in 3 (youngster picked up two good wins in qualies and this is good draw for him)
    Fritz over Pavlasek in 2 (THF should prevail)
    Mmoh over Mahut in 3 (Mahut is out of form and mmoh has lots of talent)
    Smyczek over Pella in 3 (Tim’s form has improved lately so I have him taking the dub)
    Nishioka over Thompson in 2 (yoshi on fire)
    Haas over Vesely in 3 (nostalgia pick that’s possible)
    Edmund over Donaldson in 2 (Edmund’s forehand wins the day)
    Troicki over Monteiro in 2 (the Serb needs a win)
    Chardy over Bagnis in 3 (Bagnis played well in IW but Chardy still gets the edge on HC)
    Harrison over Fognini in 2 (????)
    Klizan over Paire in 2 (same as above)
    Brown over Young in 3 (dreddy regained some form in Irving and Young has played a lot lately)
    Monaco over Delbonis in 3 (nice opportunity for both)
    Struff over Bedene in 3 (Bedene is on a roll but Struff can still get this win)
    Evans over Escobedo in 3 (Ernie could power his way through a set but Evans has too much XP and confidence atm)
    Anderson over Lajovic in 2 (the qualifier will probably not play like he did in IW)

    • I happened to tune in to the tennis channel and see that iguana disrupting the tennis match!

      It was so crazy! Then he ran across the tennis court and went back up where he was again! Tommy Haas took out his cell phone and took a selfie with the iguana!

      Finally someone grabbed him with a towel by the tail and they got him out of there!

      Crazy!

  6. Hi Rick, hi guys, hope you are well!

    I’ve read now today’s picks. I agree with all of them excepting:

    “Seppi over Albot in 2 sets.” Here I believe in 3 sets. Hard to say the winner. Albot seems more in shape.

    “Mayer over Rublev in 3” – here I am surprised 🙂 Can I know the reasons for this pick ? I would say Rublev wins. He looked good at Irving. And had the time to rest, to gain new motivation.

    I noticed that WTA is not here, but let me put my picks: hand+5.5 Cepelova (odd 1.55); 2-0 Aga (odd 1.75).

    Cheers!

  7. Mannarino over Becker in 3 (The Frenchman is a little bit more reliable, i think)
    Ruud over Lu in 3 (can the young Norvegian repeat his clay performance on hard courts ?)
    Basilashvili over Robredo in 2 (Robredo is rusty)
    Dzumhur over Chung in 3 (Dzumhur has made some good things recently)
    Khachanov over Schwartzman in 3 (The Russian to escape with his serve)
    Coric over Granollers in 3 (Granollers is cold, Coric too but probably a little bit less)
    Seppi over Albot in 3 (Seppi doesn’t confirm his good AO, but he is more reliable)
    Mayer over Rublev in 3 (XP edge)
    King over Lacko in 3 (King is in form)
    Tiafoe over Kravchuk in 3 (same as above)
    Zeballos over Elias in 2 (Zeballos probably more reliable on hard courts than Elias)
    Tomic over Kukushkin in 2 (if Tomic doesn’t want to win this one, he can stop tennis)
    Kuznetsov over Istomin in 3 (Kuz needs really this one)
    Haase over Ymer in 2 (Haase has done good things recently)
    Jaziri over Dolgo in 3 (hard to pick, maybe Dolgo is still injured, the Jaz’ is in great form)
    Robert over Bellucci in 3 (the old Frenchman to upset the Brasilian)

    • Miami is the South American Slam…big crowds and cheering sections fly in for this. That’s the word from Kimberly, local resident, and a regular at Miami Open every year.

      Mannarino
      Basilashvili
      Dzumhur
      Khachanov
      Coric
      Seppi
      Rublev
      King
      Tiafoe
      Zeballos
      Kukushkin
      Istomin
      Haase
      Dolgo
      Bellucci

  8. Basila in 2
    Mannarino in 2
    Lu Y in 3
    Albot in 3
    Dzumhur in 3
    Coric in 2
    Schwarzenegger in 3
    Elias in 3
    King in 2
    Rublev in 2
    Tiafoe in 2
    Hasse in 2
    Istomin in 2
    Kukush in 3
    Jaziri in 3

  9. Thursday:
    Elias over Zeballos in 3 (gut feeling despite Zeballos’ better form)
    Dolgopolov over Jaziri in 3 (Dolgo if healthy should win)
    Bellucci over Robert in 2 (Bellucci basically has home support)
    Ruud ove Lu in 3 (the young gun gets the W)
    Chung over Dzumhur in 3 (I’m picking quite a few upsets)
    Istomin over Kuznetsov in 2 (kuz is cold atm)
    Khachanov over Schwartzman in 3 (quality first rounder)
    King over Lacko in 3 (King is finding wins lately)
    Tiafoe over Kravchuk in 3 (Tiafoe sets up an intriguing matchup)
    Haase over Ymer in 2 (good draw for haase)
    Basilashvili over Robredo in 3 (Robredo too rusty)
    Kukushkin over Tomic in 3 (can’t pick tomic atm)
    Rublev over Mayer in 2 (rublev is up and down but I think he powers through this one although I hope he doesn’t cuz I can’t stand that kid)
    Seppi over Albot in 3 (albot always comes close but doesn’t pull through)
    Mannarino over Becker in 3 (form advantage)
    Coric over Granollers in 3 (both are in lackluster form but Coric is still playing slightly better)

  10. Thursday:
    Elias over Zeballos in 3 (gut feeling despite Zeballos’ better form)
    Dolgopolov over Jaziri in 3 (Dolgo if healthy should win)
    Bellucci over Robert in 2 (Bellucci basically has home support)
    Ruud ove Lu in 3 (the young gun gets the W)
    Chung over Dzumhur in 3 (I’m picking quite a few upsets)
    Istomin over Kuznetsov in 2 (kuz is cold atm)
    Khachanov over Schwartzman in 3 (quality first rounder)
    King over Lacko in 3 (King is finding wins lately)
    Tiafoe over Kravchuk in 3 (Tiafoe sets up an intriguing matchup)
    Haase over Ymer in 2 (good draw for haase)
    Basilashvili over Robredo in 3 (Robredo too rusty)
    Kukushkin over Tomic in 3 (can’t pick tomic atm)
    Rublev over Mayer in 2 (rublev is up and down but I think he powers through this one although I hope he doesn’t cuz I can’t stand that kid)
    Seppi over Albot in 3 (albot always comes close but doesn’t pull through)
    Mannarino over Becker in 3 (form advantage)
    Coric over Granollers in 3 (both are in lackluster form but Coric is still playing slightly better)

  11. *Ricky – sorry for misspelling your (nick)name in my first post.
    You were right with Seppi’s victory. Italian is on a higher level. We notice that he plays only big tournaments. Understandable..age, better prizes, trying to avoid injuries, and of course lack of motivation for 250.
    I was right Rublev. Anyway, I am not here for a conquest nor for a comparison. I discovered this site recently and I like what I found. Trying to be constructive.

    @ Benny G: “Rublev over Mayer in 2 (rublev is up and down but I think he powers through this one although I hope he doesn’t cuz I can’t stand that kid)” – ahhaaha, that’s true. me neither. because of his arrogance and because sometimes he make a muck of tennis.

    I am checking now the scores, happy for you guys about King. Good odd.
    I am watching Aga – not because I picked her win – I’m not doing this fault for 1.25. What I notice is she needs to gain more weight. She doesn’t have enough force. Now I am explaining myself her bad form over the last months. Of course, personal life is an important aspect. Maybe she’s not loved..
    I also watched Kachaknov’s match. I wanted the Russian to go further so that I can bet against him. Wanted him because: Higher odds for his opponent comparing with Diego’s advance. Didn’t matter the opponent. Anyway, I am happy for Diego aka The shorty warrior 🙂
    It happened to see At 1-1 sets the stats for Grannolers – Coric. After 2 sets, 2 hours of playing, Marcel had 4 forehand winners. What tennis is this ?!

    It’s getting late here (CET). Wish you a good evening guys and keep in touch.

    • Thanks for your report Alex!
      I’m noticing the same about Aga and it makes me sad. She’s lost power. And appears thinner than usual. She’s a favorite player and I hate to see her keep slipping down the ranks. Supposedly she’s engaged to be married — maybe that’s preoccupying her.

  12. Nishikori over Anderson in 2 (Anderson might win a set, probably a TB, it would be alrealdy a surprise, but not the match)
    Nadal over Sela in 2 (obvious pick)
    Dimitrov over Pella in 2 (same as above)
    Raonic over Troicki in 3 (i think Troicki has a little shot if Raonic is rusty, but the Canadian should win anyway)
    Johnson over Mahut in 3 (Johnson did good things in IW but Mahut played a very good match against Mmoh, so this gonna be a close match i think)
    Sock over Nishioka in 2 (Sock power to destroy Nishioka)
    Verdasco over Escobedo in 2 (I wasn’t expecting Escobedo’s win against Evans at all, but i don’t think he can make another upset here)
    Cilic over Chardy in 2 (Cilic has to begin his year for real)
    PCB over Delbonis in 2 (PCB is though this year)
    Pouille over Young in 2 (Pouille to avenge his loss in IW)
    Kohlschreiber over Fritz in 3 (i’m not a big fan of THF to be honest)
    M.Zverev over Donaldson in 3 (Mischa to escape with his serve&volley game)
    Fognini over Sousa in 3 (who knows with CrazyFabulousFog ? and i don’t know if Sousa is less crazy by the way)
    Cuevas over Paire in 1.5 (Paire who’s injured to retire before the end of the match)
    ARV over Vesely in 3 (conditions seem to be slow, so ARV should win)
    Simon over Struff in 2 (Simon to push Struff over 50 unforced errors)

    • 😀 Enjoyable analysis, FrenchRicky. I’m a reasonable THF fan; and I picked Kohls over THF. It’s a match to my bracket picks – hope it’s right!!

  13. @ ratcliff – indeed, Aga lost power. Fortunately, technique is still there 🙂

    About today: I noticed some good picks regarding football.
    My second ticket will be the picks from football + Pouille (better player, better stats in their last meeting, Young when serving to close the match made 3-4 DFs, that means something for me) + At least 1 set Benoit. Cuevas didn’t look good at doubles. Paire looked ok against Klizan. Negative records of Pablo on hard during the last years. They’re playing on court 7 – cramped/serried – advantage for Paire. Yes, I know he often is a clown, but I credit him with 1 set.

    My signature from now on will be:
    Hope we are inspired!
    Hope you are patient! 🙂

    • Hello Alex,
      Did you really watch the game between Paire and Klizan ? They were both injured. It was a weird match, like always for them.
      I will not be surprised if Paire doesn’t finish the match against Cuevas.

      I like your signature 😉

  14. FrenchRicky – I saw the first set. And checked today the stats. Paire’s injury came during the match with THF. If he finished that match, I expect him to finish this one as well.

    About my “signature”:

    Hope we are inspired!
    Hope you are patient!

    Just think how much you would have profit if you bet not 30 days (because not every day we have good picks) but 20 days per month with ONLY 1-2 matches on your ticket. Total odds between 1.70 and 3. Depending on the matches you trust.
    I know that for most of us, there is/was a pleasure to pick many matches. Well, that’s wrong. If you can’t calm down, then it’s not your place on this field. Or you can put 5 Euros on a ticket with all the matches you want. But that would be wrong as well. Because it will take you some energy. And/or it will give you some frustrations i.e. catch 6 picks with good odds and the 7th one goes wrong.

    Allez Lucas! 🙂

    • I agree at 100% with your logic of bet !
      But i don’t on Paire. He finished the game against Klizan because he won the first set and because Klizan was injured too. And because Thierry Champion was pushing him.
      Let’s see what will happen if he loses the first set Vs Cuevas. At least he will broke some rackets as usual.

  15. Friday:
    Nishikori over Anderson in 3 (tough opener for kei who is playing average tennis at best and could crash out but will most likely fight through)
    Rafa over Sela in 2 (Rafa should cruise)
    Kohlschreiber over Fritz in 3 (this is a tough call as THF has started to regain some form but overall kohl is more reliable and in solid form)
    Pouille over Young in 2 (I have a feeling DY finally runs out of steam plus Pouille will be eager for revenge)
    Paire over Cuevas in 3 (H2H but who knows)
    Cilic over Chardy in 3 (Cilic seizes the opportunity to actually get a win)
    Donaldson over M. Zverev in 3 (surface doesn’t help the serve and volleyer and Donaldson has momentum)
    Dimitrov over Pella in 2 (this could be tricky if Dimitrov is off but I expect him to play a good match and get a comfortable win)
    Johnson over Mahut in 3 (form favors Stevie but Mahut fights hard so it could be tougher)
    Bellucci over Robert in 2 (basically home support)
    Raonic over Troicki in 2 (milos serves through)
    Verdasco over Escobedo in 2 (Nando typically has lots of support and does well here)
    Sock over Nishioka in 2 (sock in red hot form even if Nishioka is also balling)
    Dolgopolov over Jaziri in 3 (tough call)
    PCB over Delbonis in 3 (possible upset due to H2H but PCB in amazing form)
    Fognini over Sousa in 3 (fog hangs around a bit longer)
    Vesely over ARV in 3 (feeling an upset here)
    Struff over Simon in 3 (haven’t seen much of Gilles lately and struff is picking up more and more wins)

  16. Note to self: Stop Backing Gilles Simon! His age has finally caught up to him and unless it’s a big time opponent, he will not rise to the occasion. #NoEffort

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