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SamuelMertensBertens
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So after a lot of different decisions on WTA Ostrava the tournament is finally going ahead. That means that after a one week hiatus, we have WTA again. And with a super strong field.
There will also be two ATP tournaments.
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Report nofx October 23, 2020 2:33 PM BST
I remember recalling I used to like watching the odd sports match
Report nofx October 23, 2020 2:54 PM BST
taking the heat off n88 is my good deed for 2020. done the mother of all jinxes here on Burel
Report nofx October 23, 2020 3:00 PM BST
probably best not to make any comment on Azarenka price
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 3:49 PM BST
Vika GOATing.
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 3:50 PM BST

Oct 23, 2020 -- 4:00PM, nofx wrote:


probably best not to make any comment on Azarenka price


I already did this dw.

Report n88uk October 23, 2020 3:50 PM BST
I assume Burel lost in the end from what you said then, saw she was down a break in 3rd. She actually did some muggery like this yday, won 1st set 6-0, and then ended up down a break in 3rd before winning.
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 3:52 PM BST
Burel seems the type who gets dragged into a lot of 3 setters too from the little I have seen of her.
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 3:59 PM BST
Why didn't Mertens challenge her own serve if she thought it was out, which she clearly did given she stopped. She was just looking about for a call, but you can challenge your own serve.
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 5:27 PM BST
Davidovich Fokina trying to the do the Alexandrova.
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 5:39 PM BST
Yep achieved.
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 5:48 PM BST
Karen Hatchanov

1.05            £550
1.06            £973
1.07            £4,891
1.08            £3,148
1.09            £12,311
1.1            £11,149
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 5:51 PM BST
Should have a better one than that in about 45 minutes time.
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 5:51 PM BST
n88uk any idea how low Ons traded earlier, she was a set and 3-1 up on Sakkattack
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 5:51 PM BST
was The Burrage in action this week?
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 5:53 PM BST
Don't know on Ons sorry.

Yes, but she lost in qualifying for Reims to Edy's fav Qinwen Zheng.
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 5:55 PM BST
edy sure does love Qinwen Zheng. when you mentioned edy's favourite the other night, at first I thought you must be talking about Qinwen
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 5:55 PM BST
There have been quite a few sets lost from 5*-2 this week haven't there. Alexandrova, Gauff, Davidovich Fokina.
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 5:55 PM BST
it seems muggery is in the air
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 5:56 PM BST
2 of those lost the set from 6*-5 as well.
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 5:57 PM BST
Brady destroying
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 5:58 PM BST
And Davidovich Fokina writing the final chapters to his muggery.
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 5:58 PM BST
Actually talking of Brady. Kasatkina lost 1st set vs her from 5*-2 too.
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 6:01 PM BST
Brady no longer destroying.
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 6:04 PM BST
Kudermetova dropped the anvil Cry
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 6:19 PM BST
Diego doesn't like underarm serves.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 6:22 PM BST
decided to drop the anvil when ADF did one when he was a set up and with a big lead in 2nd.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 6:26 PM BST
Cologne DJ is so un-German. No 80's music or eurotechno from the 90's.
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 6:31 PM BST
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

1.01            £55
1.02            £10,347
1.03            £25,982
1.04            £27,976
1.05            £6,124
1.06            £14,763
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 7:04 PM BST
Brady destroying LoveLove
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 7:09 PM BST

Oct 23, 2020 -- 6:58PM, n88uk wrote:


Actually talking of Brady. Kasatkina lost 1st set vs her from 5*-2 too.


proper anvil. can be used two days in a row. none of those cheap ones that can only be used once at best.

Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 7:33 PM BST
I'm not liking ballbashing Sabalenka's chance today.
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 7:35 PM BST
guess we'll find out whether Anett was mugging hard the other day or whether SST's strategy is highly effective against ballbashers on this surface
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 8:14 PM BST
I don't think the trainer can help Aryna here.
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 8:20 PM BST
And Sabalenka went fav outright last night Crazy
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 8:24 PM BST
I don't think Anett was mugging that much
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 8:24 PM BST
Are the courts even that slow? They really don't look it to me. Sorribes will lose as soon as she plays someone who can construct a point and not panic when a ball comes back imo.
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 8:28 PM BST
https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1319722174773481472

The WTA classic!
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 8:31 PM BST
Sascha in some trouble.
Report edy October 23, 2020 8:32 PM BST
Don't you feel it's nice of the WTA to always find some warm words for the (likely) losers?
Report n88uk October 23, 2020 8:35 PM BST
What did Zverev take his MTO for?
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 8:37 PM BST
https://twitter.com/tomtebbutt/status/1319722686860414977
work it out yourself :)
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 8:38 PM BST

Oct 23, 2020 -- 9:24PM, n88uk wrote:


Are the courts even that slow? They really don't look it to me. Sorribes will lose as soon as she plays someone who can construct a point and not panic when a ball comes back imo.


aka someone who isn't a BBB

Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 8:39 PM BST
maybe The Swag will inspire Sascha here.
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 8:40 PM BST
not been following it but what happened to Zverev?
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 8:43 PM BST
Sorribes Tormo has a very annoying grunt
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 8:44 PM BST
perfect to put the opponent off
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 8:48 PM BST
it's the Sara grunt.
Report edy October 23, 2020 9:12 PM BST
The power of the WTA boosting Sabalenka's confidence at 0-6,0-4
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 9:19 PM BST
Zverev didn't ever go odds against. he didn't even hit 1.9x infact. market was always confident. maybe edy is the biggest hitter in this market
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 9:21 PM BST

Oct 23, 2020 -- 10:12PM, edy wrote:


The power of the WTA boosting Sabalenka's confidence at 0-6,0-4


Shocked
a new fix!

Report n88uk October 23, 2020 9:23 PM BST
The classic.
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 9:24 PM BST
Sabalenka gubs Gauff. Sabalenka gubs Sorribes Tormo! Sabalenka's Always Gubbing Surprised
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 9:26 PM BST
Sorribes Tormo

1.02            £1,831
1.03            £21,737
1.04            £34,519
1.05            £27,437
1.06            £76,706
1.07            £118,021
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 9:27 PM BST
Has it ever happened before that player a wins first ten games, then player b wins the remaining 12?
Report ayt October 23, 2020 9:28 PM BST
Many times
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 9:31 PM BST
not sure this is even classic WTA.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 23, 2020 9:47 PM BST
wonder if Nishioka will own Felix as usual.
Report wisewords October 23, 2020 11:08 PM BST

Oct 23, 2020 -- 10:47PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


wonder if Nishioka will own Felix as usual.


Plain Felix non believer. he's going to be a multi-slam winner

Report Angela Rebecchi October 23, 2020 11:12 PM BST
great match that!
Report n88uk October 24, 2020 12:35 PM BST
Boulter vs Gasanova looks a classic.

0-6, 6-1, 5-1.
Report n88uk October 24, 2020 2:08 PM BST
Prices don't even make sense anymore, Vika is already shorter outright than she was vs Mertens, surely Brady is more dangerous than Mertens?
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 24, 2020 2:38 PM BST
https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1319993770524307456
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 24, 2020 2:46 PM BST
Vika marching on. Aussie Open market still hates her.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 24, 2020 3:26 PM BST
pro tip: Back Hugo G!
Report n88uk October 24, 2020 4:01 PM BST
When does Brady drop the anvil?
Report n88uk October 24, 2020 4:02 PM BST

Oct 24, 2020 -- 3:46PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Vika marching on. Aussie Open market still hates her.


It is curious when you look at a bunch of the people above her.

Report n88uk October 24, 2020 4:02 PM BST
Take someone like Petra, what is the theory with that? I look at most of the top of the betting and think the prices are unbackable bar like Osaka and Vika, most the other prices have way too many unknowns attached to them.
Report n88uk October 24, 2020 4:09 PM BST
How many of these names should actually be shorter than Vika?

Barty - not played in ages by then, seems horrific to me
Andreescu - same as above, least has some history for coming back after long periods out and winning, but still it's 14 months out by time of Australia
Halep - Maybe this one, hard to price up Halep.
Kenin - No chance she should be shorter imo, even with 2 finals this year, way overrated to be this price in my book.
Serena - I guess "it's Serena factor", but doesn't partic make sense, Vika was fav vs her at USO, question marks, but of course Serena has best history of anyone with "question marks".
Iga - No, way overrated by market
Pliskova - Definitely not.
Kvitova - No, not even sure last 2 are partic horrific prices, but Vika should be shorter than them.
Report n88uk October 24, 2020 4:12 PM BST
I look at it and think all of Barty, Andreescu, Kenin, Serena, Iga are bad, bad prices at this point in time.
Report n88uk October 24, 2020 4:13 PM BST
Osaka's price is actually pretty good imo this far out, 8-9/1 good price imo. Would have her shorter than that (probs like 6/1). One of few players who actually has some kind of form in the last year by time of Aus, most the others at top of betting simply don't.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 24, 2020 4:47 PM BST
Market usually loves a top player coming back and showing some form. And with Vika it's been consistent now. Truly strange from the market.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 24, 2020 4:51 PM BST
14-1 last matches on hard, only loss a close one against Osaka.
On clay she did about what could be expected. Disappointing loss against AKS, but had some good showings too. And fairly irrelevant for her AO chances anyway.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 24, 2020 4:52 PM BST
And has great history at the Aussie Open.
Report n88uk October 24, 2020 5:13 PM BST
It's just a matter as ever. Very few people putting money on grand slam outrights 3 months before they start.
Report wisewords October 24, 2020 6:38 PM BST
Dan Evans

1.03            £30,231
1.04            £17,609
1.05            £51
1.06            £41
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2020 2:53 PM GMT
Vika not impressed with her 2nd place trophy.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2020 2:58 PM GMT
I missed most of this match because Betfair didn't change the clocks Cry
Report edy October 25, 2020 3:11 PM GMT
Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2020 3:38 PM GMT
Should I call this Kazakhstan event Nur-Sultan or Astana?
Report Angoose October 25, 2020 4:53 PM GMT
Nur-Sultan on flash score so Nur-Sultan it should be Plain
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2020 6:30 PM GMT
Time for the battle of Domi's BFF's.
Report wisewords October 25, 2020 6:34 PM GMT
when's the next WTA tournament?
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2020 6:40 PM GMT
Linz, mid november.
Report wisewords October 25, 2020 6:43 PM GMT
Sad
Report wisewords October 25, 2020 6:45 PM GMT
this period is going to retire some players, faster than they usually would. we've already seen Julia
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2020 7:04 PM GMT
Sharapova
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2020 7:08 PM GMT
WTA Insider @WTA_insider
·
2h
Victoria Azarenka says she started experiencing migraine headaches last night. Did not want to retire because she wanted to see if she could figure out how to play through it and apply that learning to future matches. Has seen her doctor about migraines in the past.


saved me some wettquotens today by not retiring. Thanks Vika Love
Report wisewords October 25, 2020 7:09 PM GMT
comes across like an excuse why she got beaten so easily Confused
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2020 7:21 PM GMT
wasn't watching, but I doubt it.
Report bobweenit October 25, 2020 7:30 PM GMT
Listen wo00sewords if vika says her head hurts it does.
Report wisewords October 25, 2020 8:01 PM GMT
https://www.flashscore.com/match/SUjltr6d/#point-by-point;2

Kostyuk won the 2nd set then retired?
Report edy October 25, 2020 8:27 PM GMT
cramps
Report wisewords October 25, 2020 8:43 PM GMT
you get some euros out of it edylein?
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2020 8:53 PM GMT
Yanina Wickmayer going thru desperate measures to save her career.
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2020 9:01 PM GMT
classic Diego humor:
https://twitter.com/tennis_gifs/status/1320454938103812096
,
Report edy October 25, 2020 9:02 PM GMT
no, wiseylein Sad
Report wisewords October 25, 2020 9:05 PM GMT
oh. why blue? you lose some euros on it edylein?
Report edy October 25, 2020 9:31 PM GMT
no, wiseylein Happy
Report wisewords October 25, 2020 9:39 PM GMT
Happy
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 25, 2020 9:43 PM GMT
new thread up. this one reached a 1,000 posts already which is enough for my phorum contribution bonus so no reason to keep posting here.
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