OTW Extra Email Archive - January 2021

Something worth waiting for...

Friday 29th January 2021

In your Ones to Watch EXTRA email today:

  • Play starts Down Under…
  • Looking for Big Ones…
  • Coming soon…

Something worth waiting for…

Call me melodramatic. Or a big softie. Or whatever the right word is…

But when I turned on Eurosport this morning and saw a full crowd – of actual people – at the ‘A Day at the Drive’ exhibition event in Adelaide. Well, something stirred inside of me. Just briefly. I didn’t burst into tears of joy or anything. But I definitely felt something.

As the saying goes, you don’t know what you have ‘til it’s gone. Seeing a tennis match with a cheering crowd, and the sun beating down – you can’t beat it. After the last year we’ve all had, it was a welcome sight.

Of course, we are a long, long way from life getting back to ‘normal.’ But the tennis is on, the Australian Open is going ahead a week on Monday. And we’ll have stacks of sport to keep us entertained.

If you’ve got the internet and a device to view it on – which I guess you must have, if you’re reading this email – then you’re going to be able to join in and enjoy the tennis Down Under, wherever you are in the world.

That Adelaide tournament is only an exhibition event. Nevertheless, it was great to see big names like Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep back out on court and competing.

Over the weekend, the proper play commences. With four ATP & WTA tournaments taking place at the Melbourne Park venue. You can check out the calendar here.

It’s nearly business-time…

With all that action going on in Melbourne, expect next week to fly by. And before you know it, over on my members-only Ones to Watch service, we’ll be diving into the Australian Open draw, with the 1st round matches from 8th Feb. And of course, sniffing around for big prices, underdogs, and exciting youngsters to follow.

I can’t promise anyone a 50/1 winner like Sofia Kenin at the Aussie Open last year. Yet alone a 100/1 Big One like Iga Swiatek at the French Open. But I can promise you this: I will be looking. And when we do land upon one of those glory days – it’s all worth the wait.

I’ll be messing up my body-clock good and proper, with late nights and early mornings rolling into each other as we negotiate the time difference Down Under. It's all good. I love it. You won’t hear me complaining.

The last couple of weeks have been the calm before the storm. Once the players step out on court and the balls start flying, all the quarantine squabbling will fade away. This is professional tennis, and it’s play-to-win.

We’re nearly at business time. I’ll be back in touch soon…

Keep an eye on your emails…

Lookout for an invitation, with your opportunity to join me and get all my picks and daily advice.

That invite will also contain details of something I’ve got up my sleeve again for this year...

I’m calling it my 2021 Challenge. There will be some BIG odds involved. It’s exciting stuff.

Keep an eye on your emails.

Enjoy the tennis…

Best wishes,

Oliver Upstone

Tom Wilson

Ones to Watch