Tennis Betting Advice - November 2019
“I didn’t deserve to win”...
Wednesday 20th November 2019
In your Ones to Watch email today:
Murray digs deep...
We’re into day three of the inaugural Davis Cup Finals in Madrid.
Andy Murray got Great Britain off to a winning start in their first group match today – but only just.
Murray had to come from a set down to beat his unheralded Dutch opponent, Tallon Griekspoor, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6. Andy also had to fight back from a break and 1-4 down in the final set (and also from 1-4 down in the tiebreak). But he got the job done in the end.
GB fans and Murray supporters will be hoping that near three-hour match serves as a pipe-opener for Andy, and not one that signals fatigue or injury issues.
In Murray’s own words after the match: “I didn’t deserve to win.” But win he did. And Great Britain stay strong favourites to beat the Netherlands today, and to then do enough v Kazakhstan to reach the quarter finals.
Aussies save match points...
In stark contrast to that self-deprecating Murray quote, we have the ever-brazen Nick Kyrgios.
Speaking after he helped Australia to a 3-0 win over Colombia yesterday, Kyrgios declared:
“I know that I can beat every single person in this competition.”
To be fair, Nick also commented on how well Alex De Minaur is playing, and said that the Australian team have “great” Doubles players.
The Doubles pairing of John Peers & Jordan Thompson pulled off what could prove to be an important win last night. The Aussie duo saved four straight match points against the World’s No.1 Doubles pairing of Juan-Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah, squeezing out a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 victory.
Along with straight sets wins for Kyrgios and De Minaur in the Singles, that 3-0 win over Colombia puts our 7/1 Davis Cup picks Australia in a commanding position in Group D. They face Belgium in the group decider.
Our 40/1 long-shot selection Italy play USA later today. That tie is a straight shootout to try and finish a best runner-up from Group F.
Nobody beats Canada 16 times in a row...
Canada top Group F, having beaten the USA on Tuesday to finally snap a 15-match losing streak against their American rivals.
If Australia win Group D, then we’ll see a Canada v Australia quarter final.
At the end of play last night, Canada were down to just two fit players, and had to forfeit their Doubles match – with both Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil needing to rest having already won their respective Singles matches to beat USA. Felix Auger-Aliassime has been sidelined with injury so far.
To complete our quote-filled email today, here’s one from Ones to Watch member Richard W regarding last week’s winner on Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals:
“Hi Tom, managed to get on @ 16/1 with Skybet in the early hours of the 9th... happy with that, and so close to getting both finalists, thanks!”
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I’ll be back throughout the week with updates from Madrid.
Enjoy the tennis…