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Tennis dominates today. I'll be tweeting throughout the day, barring distractions. Some hints for you at the DRT Facebook page regarding best scores sites. I am not researching all matches just the immediate eye-catchers. for the order of play, weather permitting.

Adrian Mannarino v Feliciano Lopez - 1.22 Lopez - Grass court master Lopez of late

  • Basic research here. You know if you have read my tennis trading how solid Lopez is on grass. He will not be losing 3-0 today.
  • I expect Lopez to win.

Agnieszka Radwanska v Jelena Jankovic - 1.45 Aggy - 2 Arthur Daley players worth avoiding

  • 8th v 55th.
  • 7-2 head to heads Aggy win.
  • 9 losses in 11 matches for Jelena Jankovic . She certainly is not a player to place any trust in.
  • Aggy's recent loss to Lauren Davis 7-6 and 6-1 2nd set is an absolute headscratcher at Eastbourne.
  • This is a match I don't like. 2 untrustworthy sorts here. Let's be choosy this Wimbledon.

Ekaterina Alexandrova v Garbiñe Muguruza - 1.26 Garbine - What was with Mug's mug match last time?

  • 88th v 6th.
  • No head to heads.
  • Ekaterina is generally a peripheral tour player.
  • Garbine a semi finalist in Birmingham, yet like Aggy suddenly put in a shocker in Eastbourne losing 6-0, 6-1. What on earth happened there?
  • This again clouds what should have been straightforward research and an obvious favouring of Muguruza.

Arina Rodionova v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkov - 1.19 Ana - On rankings alone Pav should have this

  • 198th v 16th.
  • No recent head to heads.
  • 45th and 111th have beaten Pav on grass of late. She has not got past the 2nd round. Sites lowered considerably here though.
  • Arina is a 25K and 100K player and should not be beating a top 20 player. Let's hope Arina has some fight!

Lara Arruabarrena v Anett Kontaveit - 1.24 Anett - Lara should not win 2-0

  • Both familiar names.
  • 61st v 73rd. On rankings, the market should be a lot tighter. Note that!
  • No head to heads.
  • Anett's sole grass warm up was at 's-Hertogenbosch where she won the Tournament!
  • Lara took 21st and 27th to 3 sets at Eastbourne but lost easily to the World Number 1.
  • With that in mind, we lay Lara if Lara wins the first set. This you feel is a match which could be tighter than a 1.24 favourite's odds suggests. Dare we lay Anett at the off or can we simply take the position of laying the first set winner?

Timea Babos v Caroline Wozniacki - 1.16 Wozza - Wozza abdominal injury healed?

  • 30th v 11th.
  • The advantage of watching tennis? We know Wozza had abdominal problems at Eastbourne latter 2 matches where she still beat Heather Watson (as expected via the rankings) and lost to Pliskova in 2 straight sets.
  • Babos's 3 grass court events saw her out first round. Note 2 3 setters which tells us she must be opposed if leading 1-0 sets.
  • Wozza should be winning 2-0 IF that abdominal injury is no longer a cause. We will see via her serve. Try to watch this one if you can.

Mona Barthel v Coco Vandeweghe - 1.44 Coco - Coco retired Birmingham after beating Konta. Clearly solid on grass but injury cloud

  • 81st v 23rd.
  • No head to heads.
  • Muddling recent grass court form for Barthel. She went through the qualifiers at Eastbourne and in the main rounds, her first opponent retired, and she lost in 3 to Kuznetzova.
  • Second Round, First Round, Second Round last 3 Wimbledon's for Barthel suggests that if she makes it today she is a lay in her next match.
  • Coco retired in her match against Muguruza in Birmingham and that was after beating Konta on grass in UK in 2 straight sets!
  • We have the cloud of a possible injury for the favourite here so if you can watch this match if Coco is popped first set, then please try to to determine her well-being.
  • A player nailing Konta in Brum in 2 sets, if fully fit, should dispose of Barthel. Lots of IFS though isn't it?

Beatriz Haddad Maia v Laura Robson - 1.46 Maia

  • 146th v 212th.
  • Only mentioned because Robson is a Brit and Maia a Brazilian (tendency to prefer clay?)
  • A match to lay Maia at very short odds in case Robson gets the 'Heather effect' from home support.

Kiki Bertens v Sorana Cirstea - 1.85 Sorana - Beefy a clay master but grass court is questionable

  • 20th v 66th.
  • 0-3 Cirstea is interesting in head to heads.
  • Beefy Curtains was superb in the clay court season but there is a hint that she hates grass. Out in the round of 32 last 2 grass court warm-up events. We really did make hay with Beefy during the clay court season but it seems she is not reliable on grass.
  • She reached the 3rd round Wimbledon last year, stopped by Halep.
  • Cirstea will be a familiar name as she lost easily to Johanna Konta at Eastbourne.
  • She was unlucky enough to meet Kvitova last year first round.
  • Note head to heads. Note Bertens clay court season (superb) and her 3rd round last year. This suggests what will be a speculative one - lay Cirstea if Cirstea wins the first set.

Katie Boulter v Christina McHale - 1.19 McHale - McHale retired last match. No injury niggles?

  • 280th v 44th.
  • No head to heads.
  • McHale retired in her last match, at Eastbourne so a worry re injury. No cause given for the retirement.
  • Katie is a 60K and 100K player so we cannot quantify form.
  • Another match where McHale should win easily but is there an injury in the back of her mind? Might be a value lay if she wins the first set.

Jeremy Chardy v Tomas Berdych - 1.19 Berdych - 3 tie breakers when these 2 met 2015 here. Could be fun.

  • 70th v 13th.
  • A 4 setter Berdych win in 2015 was tight.The last 3 sets were tie breakers.
  • It is 4-0 head to heads Berdych.
  • Berdych has had enough of that fecker Feliciano. Lopez beat him in Stuttgart and Queens in his pre Wimbledon tune up. A 3 set loss to 79th joins the ranks of ' what the feck?' results such as Thiem in Turkey, Aggy and Muguruza recent capitulations.
  • At Stuttgart and Queens, Lopez also beat Chardy!
  • I think Berdych's odds are far too short here today. I would want to lay him at around 1.1 in play if the odds get there. Chardy will give him a run I am sure.

Dominic Thiem v Vasek Pospisil - 1.42 Thiem - Thiem v 264th  - LOST! What's up with the Austrian master? A blip?

  • The odds say it all. The market is in ' what the feck?' mode again with Thiem's loss to some 264th ranked player in Turkey on grass. I have my suspicions this was a prior engagement he had promised to promote. He was the only top 30 player there.
  • Thiem was majestic on clay but out in the round of 16 in Halle to 46th and lost to 264th in Antalya. If Vasek is 64th in the world, I will back him! Numerology rules! Vasek is actually 112th in the world.
  • Thiem won in 3 on clay in 2015 (first to 2 sets).
  • Another match clouded by out of the blue dire capitulation by a World Number 9. Clearly if anywhere near top form, Thiem will have Vasek for breakfast.
  • Thiem was only a second rounder last year at Wimbledon.
  • Vasek was out in 4 sets first round last year at Wimbledon.
  • Thiem I would lay at odds of about 1.15 today in the hope there is something amiss with him. Although if true form were shown, he could do a 3-0.

Juan Martin Del Potro v Thanasi Kokkinakis - 1.29 Juan - No grass pre Wimbledon for Del. Thanasi on comeback trail beats Raonic at Eastbourne

  • 33rd v Thanasi who returns to the ATP.
  • My tactics with Thanasi has been to lay his opponents based on them not having a clue about him given his recent absences. It worked when Thanasi took first set v Nishikori and beat Youzhny.
  • Del Potro has been conspicuous by his grass court absence pre Wimbledon. With a player of his history, an injury niggle cannot be ruled out.
  • Thanasi beat Milos Raonic on grass at Eastbourne in 2 tie breakers and lost to solid yardstick Medvedev (twice now on grass).
  • Here's a list of the players Del Potro has lost to recently - Raonic, Djokovic, Djokovic, Federer, Harrison (Del did not play), Djokovic, Elias, Murray.
  • It takes a good un to stop the Argie.
  • This is another of those intriguing matches. Thanasi's beating of Raonic. Was that more a case of Raonic preserving himself or true form?
  • I think we will see odds fluctuations here. 1.29 may be low off the bat for Del.

Oceane Dodin v Lucie Safarova - 1.38 Safarova - Lucie 2 semi finals pre Wimbledon

  • 62nd v 28th.
  • No head to heads.
  • Semi finals in Nottingham and Birmingham are enough for me here to suggest Lucie will not be losing 2-0.

Thomas Fabbiano v Sam Querrey - 1.18 Querrey

  • Querrey the conqueror of Novak here last year.
  • 163rd v 27th.
  • No head to heads.
  • Finalist Nottingham Challenger and round of 16 Nottingham going out in 3 sets to Johnson for Fabbiano.
  • Querrey lost to Medvedev in Nottingham.
  • Queens was a toughie for Querrey  but he only beat 238th and 77th . His losses v 28th and 63rd.
  • 1.19 odds are too short for me for Querrey and he is layable despite his obvious comfort here and knowledge he can beat the best on grass.

Alexandr Dolgopolov v Roger Federer - 1.03 Fed - Must lay 1.04 shots

  • I always lay at 1.04 odds. Dolgo is an enigma. He can have some masterful matches but does meet the master today.

Taylor Fritz v John Isner - 1.4 Big John - Could be tie breaker city!

  • 130th v 24th.
  • Isner won in the sole head to head 2016.
  • Tayler has had to get through qualifying to get here and does play a smattering of Challenger tour events.
  • 4-3-4 sets for John in the French Open suggests with his tie breakers there is always a glimmer of hope that the opponent can take it.
  • He lost to Cilic in Stuttgart and Gasquet in Nottingham so warm ups cut short.
  • I expect an eventual Big John win and would be happy backing him at 1.8 or higher.

Gael Monfils v Daniel Brands - 1.16 Monfils - Gael Eastbourne final the perfect tune up.

  • 17th v 208th.
  • Head to heads from 2013/2014 season see Monfils consistent favourite but losing 3 of those (albeit one was a retirement).
  • Great prep for Monfils in Eastbourne reaching the Final should see him worthy favourite today.
  • Brands needed 5 sets to see off 146th in qualifiers to get here.
  • Anything other than a Monfils win would be a shock.

Grigor Dimitrov v Diego Schwartzman - 1.1 Dimitrov - Solid Queens run for Grigor should see him win here.

  • 12th v 34th.
  • 2 consecutive 3 setters in head to heads (first to 2 sets).
  • Good run at queens for Grigor ending v Lopez.
  • Expect an easy win for Grigor. I would be happy to back him at 1.5 or higher.

Jack Sock v Christian Garin - 1.16 Sock - No grass court this year Sock. A worry?

  • 15th v 194th.
  • No head to heads.
  • No grass court play this year for Sock -rankings should see him clear. 3rd round for him last year, going out to Raonic.

James Ward v Marcos Baghdatis - 1.26 Baggy - 2 consecutive retirements Baggy - injury concerns see a lay?

  • 624th v 60th,
  • 15 losses in 16 matches for Ward now makes him opposable if leading sets in this match.
  • Baggy has retired twice in successive grass court events. If you fancy a short odds lay, 1.27 may be worth it if he retires again. Clearly there is an issue. BUT clearly Ward is very limited at the moment.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v Cameron Norrie - 1.03 Tsonga

  • Tsonga must be layed at 1.04 although Norrie is likely to lose in straight sets as he did v Monfils. Tsonga lost, let me remind you, at 1.06 odds v Olivo so it can happen.

Kyle Edmund v Alexander Ward - 1.14 Edmund

  • 42nd v 473rd. Both Brits.
  • No head to heads.
  • 4 setter v 160th for Ward gets him here.
  • Poor prep for Kyle in Queens and Nottingham going out first rounds.
  • Rankings should see Kyle clear.

Kristina Mladenovic v Pauline Parmentier - 1.09 Mlad

  • 19th v 64th.
  • Mlad loves a quarter final. Quarters at French Open, and on Grass at 's-Hertogenbosch and Birmingham.
  • Odds justified here. Solid player who tends to go deep into tournaments. Only a first rounder last year!
  • Pauline is a serial 1st round exiter on grass.

Angelique Kerber v Irina Falconi - 1.16 Kerber

  • 2nd v 164th. You'd have thought the odds would be shorter.
  • Kerber's sole grass court warm up saw her halted in 2 straight sets by Konta. Kerber should not be winning Wimbledon this year.
  • Irina is a qualifier who should not land a blow. Watchout for any surprises!

Martin Klizan v Novak Djokovic - 1.04 Novak

  • Nice Eastbourne win for Novak. He must be layed though at 1.05 as I tend to do with these shorties. 'the only way is up!!'

Mischa Zverev v Bernard Tomic - 1.83 Tomic

  • 35th v 41st.
  • Tomic won easily in Nottingham in 2 straight sets this year on grass. What to make of it?
  • Tomic will lose to the top 20 player such as Monfils, Gasquet, Berdych but will be competitive near his own ranking.
  • I would lay any Zverev lead here as obviously Tomic has his mark and this is a player Tomic should play well against until he loses to a better ranked player.