Sunday, 21 June 2009

SW19 Time.

Another uneventful week’s betting, although I finally managed to push my June profit forward, with a high success rate in my limited tennis trading topped up by a few sundry trades I stumbled upon in cricket and rugby. Football was a let down (again), my successes being offset by two losing bets on Egypt – how can a team beat Italy and then get stuffed by the USA?

As I noted in my last post, my Wimbledon wagers will be limited by my late arrival home from work each night. So here are my selections for Monday, split into two batches – those I’m backing (moderately) in the knowledge that I’m unable to trade out, and others I’d be placing if I was able to trade, but will have to leave alone.

My bets

Karolina Sprem @ 2.04
Philip Kohlschreiber @ 1.26
Dudi Sela @ 1.53
Magdalena Rybarikova @ 1.53
Steve Darcis @ 2.53

Other Tips

Gisela Dulko @ 1.36
Marc Gicquel @ 1.50
Ivo Karlovic @ 1.14
Michael Llodra @ 1.16
Yanina Wickmayer @ 1.38
Timea Bacsinsky @ 2.18

I’m not expecting to make a bundle from pre-match bets but, rather like having a flutter at the races, it’s just a way of adding interest to Wimbledon for me.

It’s always’s worth watching Harry Findlay on the TV. Saw him being interviewed by Clare Balding yesterday at Ascot before his part-owned High Standing won the Wokingham Stakes. Clare mentioned that Rafa was out of Wimbledon, to which Harry retorted ‘I’d have opposed him anyway, just hope Federer beats Murray, so that I can get good odds on Murray for the US Open’. Clare recoiled in shock at the lack of patriotic support. ‘Follow the cash!’ quipped Harry. Top man.


  1. Federer looks like such an idiot in that picture!

  2. Think he see's himself as a sort of latterday Fred Perry, a 30's gentleman type. Suppose after 5 titles he can do whatever he wants.