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SamuelMertensBertens
22 Mar 21 00:13
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As I am sure you know, plenty of withdrawals for this event. Mostly on the men's side where Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Thiem and many others will not be playing. WTA has a strong field, but some names missing there as well including Serena Williams who just withdrew.
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Report SamuelMertensBertens April 2, 2021 6:43 AM BST
winner market has Barty 1.54-1.67 here
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 2, 2021 6:46 AM BST
Ed Salmon
@fogmount
What is in the little jar that Bianca sometimes sniffs during changeovers, and why does she try to hide it in a towel when she does?
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 2, 2021 6:47 AM BST
Michael Gallo @Galloots
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8m
Bianca Andreescu is now 25-6 in three-set matches since the start of 2019.
Report wisewords April 2, 2021 6:48 AM BST
Q. The more you win, the more people are going to want to know your secrets. You didn’t reveal much the other day, but you said you had a prematch routine where you maybe smell something before…

BIANCA ANDREESCU: It’s usually during the match that I sniff it. But I’m never going to reveal my secret, no.

Q. Aroma therapy?

BIANCA ANDREESCU: I’m not saying anything (smiling). You guys got what the hair tie was about, and I think that’s good enough.
Report wisewords April 2, 2021 6:49 AM BST
that was in March 2019 after she gave Muguruza a beatdown
Report wisewords April 2, 2021 6:49 AM BST
time for sleep
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 2, 2021 6:51 AM BST
what's up with WTA players and sniffing? First Pome and now this.
Report Angela Rebecchi April 2, 2021 1:54 PM BST

Apr 1, 2021 -- 4:32PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


How do you see Bianca match going wisey? Surprised to see her dog against Maria.


Market got whipped. Well played all !

Report n88uk April 2, 2021 2:23 PM BST

Apr 2, 2021 -- 12:40AM, wisewords wrote:


I wonder how they'll price the final


Awful price on Barty.

Report n88uk April 2, 2021 2:24 PM BST
1.56 right now. That's terrible, Andreescu has a nice day off before the final.
Report n88uk April 2, 2021 2:27 PM BST
That's like the same price Barty was to beat Svitolina, does market seriously think Andreescu not better than Svitolina?
Report n88uk April 2, 2021 5:06 PM BST
https://twitter.com/HeyCeddyBaby/status/1377814219148644352

If you know, you know.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 2, 2021 5:58 PM BST
Safina didn't deserve to be mocked like that Sad
Report n88uk April 2, 2021 6:25 PM BST
How players are judged always interesting. There seems a pendulum out to defend Barty on Tennis Twitter atm, thing is in Barty's case it's not anything to do with Barty herself, it's to do with the ranking system changes. Ironically Andreescu is going to end up like the last big beneficiary of the ranking system with IW 2019 staying on her ranking until 2022 (which is utterly ridiculous of course).

I never know how Pliskova doesn't get judged as much as some others. She has to be the worst #1 ever by miles, and I don't even think it's close, she was #1 with 1 big title, a Cincy title that was won off of her skipping the Olympics and then most top players either skipping or being tired/tanking Cincy. And has only 1 other tier 1 title on her record, in Rome in 2019, there can't be any #1 with as weak a top record as that, especially when you add it's not even like she's knocked on the door at loads of slams, 1 final and 2 semi's is very average for someone who was top 10 for about 6 years.
Report n88uk April 2, 2021 6:27 PM BST
And yet people pick on Safina, Jankovic much more. Safina and Jankovic held a truck load of tier 1 titles when they were #1, I think Jankovic was like 5 iirc combined with finals of slams.
Report n88uk April 2, 2021 6:29 PM BST
I did lol at whatever journalist it was who said Osaka needs to do it on clay and grass to be #1. Nonsense really, if the rankings were under normal protocols, she'd be #1 by miles.
Report n88uk April 2, 2021 6:30 PM BST
Like pretending Osaka doesn't have the best record is just a laughable stance that isn't held up to any scrutiny whatsoever.
Report n88uk April 2, 2021 6:38 PM BST
Surprises me how little Andreescu has been backed in for slams, though I guess it's what I've always been told, it's because so little money actually goes on slams until a few weeks before. If you compare to like Iga it seems laughable.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 2, 2021 6:46 PM BST
on Pliskova: maybe because there was no true no 1 at the time, no-one clearly dominated (Serena was out) and it was rotating between the likes of Simona, Garbine and KaPlis, the latter got away with less critisism, whereas during times when someone is ranked no 1, but it's clear that someone else is the best player in the world (Safina and JJ when Serena was the true no 1 and Barty now that Naomi is the true number 1), it stands out more.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 2, 2021 6:47 PM BST

Apr 2, 2021 -- 12:29PM, n88uk wrote:


I did lol at whatever journalist it was who said Osaka needs to do it on clay and grass to be #1. Nonsense really, if the rankings were under normal protocols, she'd be #1 by miles.


yeah, saw that. wtf.

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 2, 2021 6:52 PM BST
astonishes me how people will sometimes defend muggery and come up with reasons to justify it rather than just say that something is indeed nonsense.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 2, 2021 8:39 PM BST
so easy for Sinner.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 2, 2021 9:53 PM BST
BMS turning heel on Iga
https://twitter.com/tennis_gifs/status/1378085601438793735
Report wisewords April 2, 2021 11:43 PM BST
anyone catch how low RBA traded inplay earlier?
Report wisewords April 2, 2021 11:43 PM BST

Apr 2, 2021 -- 3:53PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


BMS turning heel on Igahttps://twitter.com/tennis_gifs/status/1378085601438793735


LaughLaugh

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 12:22 AM BST
I'm hearing G.E.M.S Life is back.
Report wisewords April 3, 2021 12:36 AM BST
Shocked
Report wisewords April 3, 2021 12:36 AM BST
tell me more
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 12:44 AM BST
I haven't found original source (probably on insta story or something) but I saw a pic from Gael with the two of them that said Reunited forever. But hard to know around April 1.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 12:45 AM BST
https://www.essentiallysports.com/tennis-news-gael-monfils-elina-svitolina-atp-tennis-news-wta-tennis-news-cryptic-messages-hint-at-gael-monfils-and-elina-svitolina-returning-as-a-couple/
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Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:09 AM BST
When does Rublev turn this around?
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:12 AM BST

Apr 2, 2021 -- 12:52PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


astonishes me how people will sometimes defend muggery and come up with reasons to justify it rather than just say that something is indeed nonsense.


Some like to be contrarians, so the general consensus especially since AO is the rankings are a joke and Osaka should be #1 (though of course I have been saying this for many months before then), so now some come out to the contrary, helped by Osaka losing and Barty in the final. Some were already doing this at AO after Barty won a few rounds.

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 1:19 AM BST
Tsitsipas, Medvedev, Rublev what mugs!
Can't even win with the big 3 and Thiem out.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 1:21 AM BST
Good chance they'll all win Slams, but if this is any indication we're gonna have an era with not much consistency with lots of players winning Slams, a bit like WTA after peak Serena and before the rise of Osaka.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:23 AM BST
I bet at least 1 of them doesn't win a slam.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:25 AM BST
It's not really surprising, none of them are as good as the big 3, thus will lose more. People have been spoiled for over a decade now, but that's not really the normal.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:27 AM BST
Who was the last teenager to win a Masters? Anyone since Djokovic/Murray? Given Sinner 19.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:27 AM BST
Zverev was 20, so I'm going to guess that no-one else has.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:28 AM BST
GSM Rublev
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 1:29 AM BST
Did those two even? Rafa must have.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:30 AM BST
Nadal definitely did if those two didn't, but I think they did, but will check.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 1:31 AM BST
Novak yes (Miami 07) Andy no
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:31 AM BST
Ok Murray was 21 so no.

Novak won Miami at 19 though.
Report edy April 3, 2021 1:34 AM BST

Apr 2, 2021 -- 7:28PM, n88uk wrote:


GSM Rublev


Confused

Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:36 AM BST
Wonder if the guy who said Osaka needs to do it on clay and grass to be #1 will say it was down to that when she becomes #1 after RG which is very likely given Barty defends title. Osaka could easily get #1 off of doing nothing much on clay and grass, in fact is probably likely to do so as Barty is going to lose a lot of points unless she can repeat at RG, and clay isn't even close to being Barty's best surface in real terms.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:37 AM BST
Hyping the comeback loading Edy. Unfortunately it crashed.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 1:37 AM BST
Is ATP fan favorite decided to the public?
Hubi will win for the next 10 years if so, if he's nominated.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:38 AM BST
Harder to overcome Roger's legion of fans for the bots.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 1:38 AM BST

Apr 2, 2021 -- 7:36PM, n88uk wrote:


Wonder if the guy who said Osaka needs to do it on clay and grass to be #1 will say it was down to that when she becomes #1 after RG which is very likely given Barty defends title. Osaka could easily get #1 off of doing nothing much on clay and grass, in fact is probably likely to do so as Barty is going to lose a lot of points unless she can repeat at RG, and clay isn't even close to being Barty's best surface in real terms.


that is so muggy, you can make it to no 1 without doing **** all on grass as season is only a month long.

Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:39 AM BST
Re: what you were saying yday, ATP will suffer far more if this sorta tournament is a look into their future.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:41 AM BST
If Barty wins tomorrow she's like 1200 points ahead, but with 2000 to defend at RG, that can easily get wiped in 1 tournament, given making the semi's at RG is still minus 1220 points.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:43 AM BST
Where are all Svitolina's points from, ranked #5, she must be about #20 since lockdown.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 1:45 AM BST
wimbledon and USO SF 2009
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 1:45 AM BST
*2019
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:46 AM BST
Even defends f all in clay season. I am amazed she's #5 looking at results, it has to be off a SF at W and USO in 2019, and final at YEC. So she will be ranked high for some time yet.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:47 AM BST
The rankings are going to be a mess for ages really. It's like Kenin can continue her current form all year and still be ranked like #5 at end of season.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 1:49 AM BST
Indeed that can work out silly as I assume YEC will be on race (unless they are completely stupid), so you can still be ranked like #5 if you're her having not qualified.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 3:53 PM BST
https://twitter.com/TheRealPatCash/status/1378307312843120643
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 5:43 PM BST

Apr 3, 2021 -- 9:53AM, n88uk wrote:


https://twitter.com/TheRealPatCash/status/1378307312843120643


https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-10-14-sp-9199-story.html
,

Report n88uk April 3, 2021 5:57 PM BST
Lay Barty.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 6:08 PM BST
Is the hair tie back on the elbow the sign?
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 6:09 PM BST
market still disrespecting Bianca.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 6:22 PM BST
such empty stands considering this in Florida. Are all tickets they put on sale (800?) sold out?
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 6:31 PM BST
Hard to know.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 6:38 PM BST
it's a low number regardless so I'm wondering if this is a WTA/ATP decision. Or a Miami decision.
UFC is doing 12,000 indoors next week in Florida, WWE 25,000 outdoors on consecutive nights in Tampa.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 6:45 PM BST

Apr 3, 2021 -- 12:31PM, n88uk wrote:


Hard to know.


looks like there could be 15 per cent of 5,000 there.

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 6:55 PM BST
https://twitter.com/Gael_Monfils/status/1378401388955377665

woah from together to breaking up to together to breaking up to getting married
Report wisewords April 3, 2021 7:00 PM BST

Apr 3, 2021 -- 12:38PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


it's a low number regardless so I'm wondering if this is a WTA/ATP decision. Or a Miami decision.UFC is doing 12,000 indoors next week in Florida, WWE 25,000 outdoors on consecutive nights in Tampa.


April 24th

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 7:03 PM BST
B looks injured
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 7:05 PM BST
not much difference. WWE is next week.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 7:09 PM BST
what happens first
a) Cori Gauff wins a Slam
b) G.E.M.S Life divorce
c) none of a or b happens
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 7:13 PM BST
Bianca retired
Report wisewords April 3, 2021 7:13 PM BST
nice for her bet365 backers
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 3, 2021 7:14 PM BST
market was quick on this one. no free monies to pick up.
Report wisewords April 3, 2021 7:15 PM BST
what happens first? a) does
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 8:31 PM BST

Apr 3, 2021 -- 1:09PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


what happens firsta) Cori Gauff wins a Slamb) G.E.M.S Life divorcec) none of a or b happens


I only just saw divorce part of this. How do you go from done to engaged in 2 months?

Report n88uk April 3, 2021 8:43 PM BST
Lol I see one of the locals won in Bogota from like 20 pre-match.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 9:19 PM BST
Kucova was like 5-2 in set 3 on Barty a week ago, now down a set to a doubles specialist in Charleston Q.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 9:20 PM BST
She was like 1.04 too.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 9:49 PM BST
Retired, so these qualies a real minefield.
Report n88uk April 3, 2021 10:07 PM BST
https://twitter.com/BenRothenberg/status/1378453472354435074
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 4, 2021 12:06 AM BST
she confused me for a while with all the we talk.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 4, 2021 12:24 AM BST
https://twitter.com/WTA_insider/status/1378443448160710660/photo/1
woah woah woah
Errani vs Sorribes Tormo.
Report edy April 4, 2021 12:26 AM BST
easy SST
Report edy April 4, 2021 12:28 AM BST
She's become an unstoppable force since she started making 1-2 double faults per set instead of 10 double faults a set like she used to do.
Report edy April 4, 2021 12:29 AM BST
Though maybe the altitude will bring out the worst in her again in that respect.
Report edy April 4, 2021 12:49 AM BST
Weirdly enough, Errani started making 10 double faults a set instead of 1-2 double faults a set at around the same time.

Voodoo?
Report wisewords April 4, 2021 1:35 AM BST
spooky.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 4, 2021 1:54 AM BST

Apr 3, 2021 -- 6:26PM, edy wrote:


easy SST


yes. still cool that we're getting this match.

Report wisewords April 4, 2021 1:59 AM BST
great booking by the WTA imo
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 4, 2021 2:01 AM BST
yeah, nobody would care about Copa Colsanitas if not for that. Let's hope it doesn't rain too much this year.
Report wisewords April 4, 2021 2:09 AM BST
WTA made sure to hire the best scriptwriters to generate maximum interest in their events. it's a crowded marketplace for sports viewership right now
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 4, 2021 2:58 AM BST
thanks, I hope they hire me again soon like they did for St Petersburg.
Report Angela Rebecchi April 4, 2021 6:41 PM BST
How do you see this final going wisey? I lost too much this weekend so resisted Villa at 1-1 even though every fibre of my body said they were going to get a winner.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 4, 2021 7:22 PM BST
if Hubi holds on he'll have beaten:
Shapo
Raonic
Tsitsipas
Rublev
Sinner

a hell of a run!
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 4, 2021 7:22 PM BST
from R32 and on. underdog in all of them.
Report Angela Rebecchi April 4, 2021 7:23 PM BST
Sinner has pooped his pants here.
Report Angela Rebecchi April 4, 2021 7:54 PM BST
1.31            £26,856
1.32    £16        £129,778
1.33    £85        £53,879
1.34    £0        £41,411

Nice for whoever snipered lumpys Sinner bet.
Report nofx April 6, 2021 5:09 PM BST
Sara y Sara Love
Report Angela Rebecchi April 6, 2021 6:56 PM BST
Gilles rolling back the years and has Trav in trouble

1.03    £8,729        £44
1.04    £6,856        £8,162
1.05    £6,846        £7,846
1.06    £6,846        £2,386
1.07    £6,846        £9,631
1.08    £6,846        £4,087
1.09    £4,278        £8,999
1.1    £4,278        £43,741
1.11    £4,278        £16,728
1.12    £4,278        £16,109
1.13    £1,711        £7,447
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