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SamuelMertensBertens
28 Jan 21 11:38
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As warm-up to the Australian Open we're getting probably the most insane tennis week ever. All in Melbourne so let's hope there's no rain or extreme heat. Retirement risk is usually quite big the week before a Slam, and is probably even bigger this week with players having been in quarantine and not been able to train properly.
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Report n88uk February 5, 2021 6:13 PM GMT
Talking of mad, Barty is nearly as short as Osaka outright for AO now Shocked.
Report tyco161 February 5, 2021 6:25 PM GMT

Feb 5, 2021 -- 12:13PM, n88uk wrote:


Talking of mad, Barty is nearly as short as Osaka outright for AO now .


That certainly seems very short for someone who has been out of the game for a long period of time. On another note, is there a withdrawal imminent in the mens side of the tourney? The mens outright market is avaialable to lay at 104%.

Report SamuelMertensBertens February 5, 2021 10:59 PM GMT
I don't know what the overround for the outright usually is. There might be some doubt over Rafa, who hasn't played in the ATP Cup at all, and Kyrgios who have gone from 30 to 70 and has a bad knee, but I don't see anyone of them pulling out.
Report n88uk February 5, 2021 11:29 PM GMT
José Morgado
@josemorgado
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1m
Just like Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka withdraws from her semifinal against Elise Mertens at the Gippsland Trophy.

Elise to play Kanepi or Alexandrova tomorrow.
Report n88uk February 5, 2021 11:30 PM GMT
Yet they want Grampians players to play SF and F tomorrow, seems legit.
Report n88uk February 5, 2021 11:34 PM GMT
Vika will lose tonight imo.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 5, 2021 11:42 PM GMT
very annoying all these withdrawals, although I understand why.
Report n88uk February 5, 2021 11:44 PM GMT
Oh dw, Vika pulled out too.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 5, 2021 11:44 PM GMT
Laugh
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 5, 2021 11:45 PM GMT
they're making a mockery of these tournaments.
Report n88uk February 5, 2021 11:46 PM GMT
wta
@WTA
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Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Grampians Trophy due to injury (lower back). Anett Kontaveit advances to the semifinal by walkover.

Sakkari vs Kerber is moving to Margaret Court Arena starting at 12:00 Noon AEDT.

Official fake reason.
Report n88uk February 5, 2021 11:48 PM GMT
Yer it's not a great look, funny is people joked Osaka would pull out the second Serena did. Free points being handed out to someone, but it's hardly great look for the tour.

Schedule is pretty terrible though.
Report n88uk February 5, 2021 11:48 PM GMT
Hopefully Steve Simon will take this as players think champions tiebreak is a joke format so not try and bring it in.
Report n88uk February 5, 2021 11:49 PM GMT
The shrewd players save their withdrawal until 10 mins before go time, opponent could withdraw before you then for the free money and points.
Report n88uk February 5, 2021 11:52 PM GMT
From your pov as a Vika backer this is actually better for you I think than losing/tanking on the court. Vika backed in quite a bit from the draw as you'd expect.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 5, 2021 11:53 PM GMT
yeah, good from that point of view, but in-play betting is where I make my monies and all these withdrawals not good for that. So overall a bad deal.
Report n88uk February 5, 2021 11:54 PM GMT
4 of the top 9 favs in outright withdrew this week, seems legit. Most others lost early too. Only Barty and Muguruza still in.
Report bobweenit February 6, 2021 12:09 AM GMT
Aza tried to tank v Po00ts but p00ots is a mug .
Report bobweenit February 6, 2021 12:09 AM GMT
The Wta is a state .
Report bobweenit February 6, 2021 12:10 AM GMT
May as well have all played and at least tanked ffs. Hitting practice at least for the under tennised mugs.
Report bobweenit February 6, 2021 12:12 AM GMT
If your goona enter u should see it through imo. Bianca did ze right thing in pulling out pre of your heart aint innit. Po00ts will be double seething now.
Report n88uk February 6, 2021 12:20 AM GMT
Poots was already double seething.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 6, 2021 12:21 AM GMT
out of everyone I think Vika went about it the best way. Tried for some parts of the match to get proper match practice, and tried to tank in the end, but you can't make it too obvious. So when she ended up winning against her wishes she withdrew from next round to not wear herself out. Understandable why all these withdrawals are happening, but it still sucks.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 6, 2021 12:25 AM GMT
at least this week spectators or tournaments aren't screwed over.
Report n88uk February 6, 2021 12:36 AM GMT
Feels weird to see Sakkatack 1.51 to beat Kerber.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 6, 2021 12:53 AM GMT
tank factor
Report wisewords February 6, 2021 1:15 AM GMT

Feb 5, 2021 -- 5:44PM, n88uk wrote:


Oh dw, Vika pulled out too.


Vika scared to win Grampians!

Report bobweenit February 6, 2021 1:20 AM GMT
A couple of ze bookies have Elise 13/5 in ze outrights still. Already waiting in ze final
Report bobweenit February 6, 2021 1:20 AM GMT

Feb 5, 2021 -- 7:15PM, wisewords wrote:


Feb  6, 2021 -- 12:44AM, n88uk wrote:Oh dw, Vika pulled out too.Vika scared to win Grampians!


Jen Brady is frightening .

Report bobweenit February 6, 2021 1:21 AM GMT

Feb 5, 2021 -- 7:20PM, bobweenit wrote:


A couple of ze bookies have Elise 13/5 in ze outrights still. Already waiting in ze final


Said books still have Jen Brady outrights up too stuck a double on pays 10/1 has to be value.

Report bobweenit February 6, 2021 1:25 AM GMT
Angies Kerbers forehand looks like it has gained power! Gro09nt will be seething
Report bobweenit February 6, 2021 1:28 AM GMT
Is Angie back?
Report bobweenit February 6, 2021 1:30 AM GMT
Wow 140s for A/O bit of value there Shirley
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 6, 2021 1:36 AM GMT
Fabio about to own this market twice.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 6, 2021 2:01 AM GMT
gets it done.
Report n88uk February 6, 2021 3:35 AM GMT
Zverev raging.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 6, 2021 3:45 AM GMT
Medvedev mugging too.
Report n88uk February 6, 2021 3:47 AM GMT
Wtf is Medvedev actually doing? So many double faults.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 6, 2021 3:50 AM GMT
market got away with one. Daniil trading at 1.2 in 2nd set a set down and on serve.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 6, 2021 3:50 AM GMT
so weird to still have a pointless group stage match match later today when we just crowned the finalists.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 6, 2021 6:50 AM GMT
this is classic Sorana:
https://twitter.com/PhilipTBoosey/status/1357941635863240704
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 6, 2021 7:47 AM GMT
Michal Samulski@MichalSamulski
Official: due to the delayed schedule the Grampians Trophy final will not be played.
Report n88uk February 6, 2021 1:33 PM GMT
That gives more actual credence to withdrawing lol, I mean what a complete joke event lol.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 6, 2021 3:43 PM GMT
wow, Aussie Open put Shapo/Sinner as night session Love
US Open would never do that.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 6, 2021 3:45 PM GMT
Let's hope Sinner can go. Played 3 hrs today, has a final today.
Report n88uk February 6, 2021 5:14 PM GMT
Also it's pretty shitty really for someone like Ann Li who could make a load of points, but limited by the final not being played because seemingly nobody can be arsed with these tournaments, even the WTA.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 6, 2021 5:31 PM GMT
they should at least give finalists W points and prize money if they're gonna be mugs like this. Even playing final in bo3 supertiebreaks or something wacky like that is a better solution than just giving up like this. Terrible look for WTA, it's bad enough players treat tour tourmanents like a joke, WTA itself doesn't have to as well.
Report n88uk February 6, 2021 5:40 PM GMT
Trying to work out who hasn't treated these tournaments as a joke.

Players - no
WTA - no
Fans - no
Tennis Australia - no
Report edy February 6, 2021 11:59 PM GMT
Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 12:16 AM GMT
Garbine started 1.7. Evens at 1 game all.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 12:30 AM GMT
Garbine 3*-2, odds 1.8
Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 12:31 AM GMT
Strange odds.
Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 12:33 AM GMT
New fav at 15*30
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 12:39 AM GMT
If Garbine isn't injured, this is the muggiest odds I've seen in a while.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 12:41 AM GMT
maybe lots of Australians betting on this match here.
Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 12:42 AM GMT
She doesn't seem injured and not heard anything. Sense the market is going to get away with it, usually does Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 12:47 AM GMT
1.52 at 4 all Laugh
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 12:47 AM GMT
I didn't know it was possible to get drunk on Vegemite.
Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 12:48 AM GMT
Shame bookies follow Betfair. Imagine they didn't, would be one hell of an arb on right now!
Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 12:51 AM GMT
1.17            £311
1.18            £136
1.19            £17
1.2    £735        £359
1.21            £9,041
1.22    £142        £1,633
1.23    £203        £3,127
1.24    £311        £186
1.25    £877        £2,096
1.26            £4,063
1.27            £3,361

2.3 SP, 4*-4 and 0*-30
Report Blencathra February 7, 2021 12:54 AM GMT
Where's ATP cup danii markets
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 12:55 AM GMT
you have to search manually.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 12:55 AM GMT
Betfair sloppy as usual. Nothing under tennis where the other markets are and no stream.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 12:59 AM GMT

Feb 6, 2021 -- 6:48PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


Shame bookies follow Betfair. Imagine they didn't, would be one hell of an arb on right now!


there were some. I'm always catious with Garbine though.

Report Blencathra February 7, 2021 1:00 AM GMT
Ffs, caught 1st train , Foggy moaning right thro it
Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 1:13 AM GMT
Daniil Medvedev turning the screw.
Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 1:14 AM GMT

Feb 6, 2021 -- 6:54PM, Blencathra wrote:


Where's ATP cup danii markets


They were visible earlier, then BF moved them about.

Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 1:33 AM GMT
Maria Sakkari v Anett Kontaveit is a very interesting battle.
Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 1:43 AM GMT
Daniil Medvedev masterclass here.
Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 1:44 AM GMT
Garbine turning the screw here, quite a turn around so far.
Report wisewords February 7, 2021 1:51 AM GMT

Feb 6, 2021 -- 9:43AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


wow, Aussie Open put Shapo/Sinner as night session US Open would never do that.


drip drip drip drip

Report wisewords February 7, 2021 1:53 AM GMT

Feb 6, 2021 -- 11:40AM, n88uk wrote:


Trying to work out who hasn't treated these tournaments as a joke.Players - noWTA - noFans - noTennis Australia - no


Anett!

Report wisewords February 7, 2021 1:55 AM GMT

Feb 6, 2021 -- 6:41PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


maybe lots of Australians betting on this match here.


wettquoten Australia

Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 1:55 AM GMT
GSM to the brilliant Barty having a mega party!
Report wisewords February 7, 2021 1:57 AM GMT
next up, win the Open!
Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 1:57 AM GMT
wisey, do you like Pina Colada?
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 1:58 AM GMT

Feb 6, 2021 -- 7:55PM, wisewords wrote:


Feb  7, 2021 --  1:41AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:maybe lots of Australians betting on this match here.wettquoten Australia


Sad

Report wisewords February 7, 2021 2:11 AM GMT
what a dreamboat Anett Love
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 2:11 AM GMT
what a way to make the final, Anett!
Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 2:12 AM GMT
Anett Kontaveit flying high !
Report wisewords February 7, 2021 2:12 AM GMT
Anett rocks! Anett rocks!
Report wisewords February 7, 2021 2:12 AM GMT
Anett wins Grampians Trophy!!
Report wisewords February 7, 2021 2:13 AM GMT
Sakkari

1.06            £72
1.07            £64
1.08            £238
1.09            £17
1.1            £1,775
1.11            £4,619
1.12            £4,371
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 2:14 AM GMT
Barty and her trophy
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtlrH-DXMAgNW0K?format=jpg&name=medium
Report wisewords February 7, 2021 2:16 AM GMT
A chopping board with a random animal ornament glued onto it!
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 2:16 AM GMT
Anett robbed. Only runner-up points and runner-up prize money despite going undefeated in Grampians.
Report wisewords February 7, 2021 2:25 AM GMT

Feb 4, 2021 -- 10:43PM, wisewords wrote:


Anett isn't scared to win Grampians!


Anett deserved to be the WTA Grampians Trophy Champion of the World

Report wisewords February 7, 2021 2:26 AM GMT
maybe they could only find 2 of those ornaments to put on chopping boards so they had to abandon the 3rd final?
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 2:32 AM GMT
very likely
Report wisewords February 7, 2021 2:33 AM GMT
would be rude to give a plain chopping board to the WTA Grampians Trophy Champion of the World. an insult!
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 2:53 AM GMT
I have asked around on twitter what is happening with the trophies for Grampians. Not getting any answers. Something shady going on for sure.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 3:45 AM GMT
Elise Mertens with her Gippsland trophy!
https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1358259762807197697
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 4:10 AM GMT
I'm loading up the song!
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 4:16 AM GMT
BOOM!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbkInTnNQ28
Report Angela Rebecchi February 7, 2021 4:16 AM GMT
1.11    £63        £587
1.12            £36
1.13            £2,347
1.14            £6,588
1.15            £145
1.16            £217
1.17            £3,600
1.18            £957
1.19            £53
1.2            £4,381
1.21            £1,393
1.22            £2,797
1.23            £84
1.24    £16        £751
1.25    £20        £7,272
1.26    £1        £1,534
1.27            £3,376
1.28            £3,075
1.29            £11,392
1.3            £18,975
1.31            £3,806
1.32            £12,334
1.33    £43        £11,565
1.34    £65        £34,612
1.35            £10,109


Ann Li dispatches of Brady !
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 4:20 AM GMT
WOAH, there was a trophy after all.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 4:24 AM GMT
Felix so scared of winning titles. He played so well yesterday in the semis. Now mugging.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 4:46 AM GMT

Feb 6, 2021 -- 10:20PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


WOAH, there was a trophy after all.


https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1358275495356416000
classic photo shoot!

Report n88uk February 7, 2021 4:03 PM GMT
Ann Li super conned.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 7, 2021 4:52 PM GMT
definitely two-timed by the WTA Sad
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