Sunday, July 05, 2009




Two bets here, in the semi-finals Roddick played just about as well as I have seen him play since winning the US Open. Coach Larry Stefanki has done a great job with Roddick and got him very fit, some seven kilos lighter, which is a huge amount for a top sportsman.

Having said all that, he has to beat, arguably, the greatest player of all time to win his first Wimbledon title and that is not going to be easy. This is their third meeting in a Wimbledon final and their fourth here in total, the other came in a semi-final, so all massive, high profile matches. RF has won all three and leads the set count 9-1, however, all contained a tie break and we seem sure to see at least one more today.

Roddick has already played eight here this year, winning seven and the one he lost actually went to 22 points. Fed-ex played at least one in each of his last four matches and actually lost one to Kohlschreiber. I am sure that we will see one set decided in this fashion and give Roddick a fighting chance to take it, therefore I am going "over" in games, which has been pitched at 38.5. We need a fourth set to collect realistically, but three tie breaks is not totally out of the question.

At present, it is raining where I live, which is probably 15-20 miles from the All England club, so there is a chance that the roof could be closed, that would be the unknown factor and you have to feel, make the match even closer. Anyway, "over" for me and I will also bet the first set to go the distance.

7 points "over" 38.5 games 1.99 Pinnacle Sports.

3 points first set tie break 2.60 + general quote ..... 2.75 Bet 365.

Good Luck.

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