I do hope you have been able to follow my tweeting @drtclub during the French Open and, indeed, followed my thought processes regarding how to use DRT in the major tennis tournaments.
My rule of thumb is to focus on the early rounds of a Grand Slam event, and particular the Seeded players vs the Unseeded players.
My strike rate has tailed off the deeper into the tournament we get. Why? Quite simply the cream rises to the top. The matches become more competitive and it becomes increasingly difficult to choose one player above the other.
With Wimbledon just around the corner, I will be trading again @drtclub. I do like Wimbledon and have made regular trading profits at this great venue over the years.
I will also be looking at the ‘warm up events’, usually in Halle in Germany, Nottingham, Bournemouth and Queens. But a note of caution: players like Andy Murray have slipped up at the likes of Queens over the years as they transition from clay to grass.
And if Wimbledon doesn’t float your boat, we have the small matter of the Euro 2016 tournament beginning on the 10th June until the 10th July.
This UEFA.com page provides you with all of the information you’ll need. I’ll be looking through the teams’ form in the run up to this competition and giving my tuppence worth in my DRT eletter next week.
I do foresee trouble for some teams who have had a rather easy time of it in the group stages…
Look at Russia, for instance. They have been playing the likes of Liechtenstein, Moldova and Montenegro. Beating those teams should be par for the course and does pale Russia’s form somewhat. Watch the Russian Bear flatter to deceive.
I’ll be taking a look at the markets that are available for Euro 2016 as well. The group betting markets can actually be traded, as can the tournament winner. I did this in the French Open with Andy Murray – and note we could have backed him at odds of 22 to win the French Open if only we had… DELAYED entry into the market. Food for thought!
The markets are, happily, looking rather liquid as I write so I will be checking them out and reporting back in next week’s eletter and on the website.
Live chats in this interim period before the Euros are likely to be more Twitter-based at @drtclub as the fixture lists are a little threadbare.
Please do make sure you are using Twitter’s app as that will alert you whenever I tweet. When on Twitter I do not do an ongoing commentary so using alerts is far more preferable. You can download the app to your mobile phone easily.
There’s plenty to get our teeth into from a trading perspective this summer. I hope you’ll join me for some strawberries and a Pimm’s at Wimbledon and for some onions and a baguette for Euro 2016 in a week’s time!
See you on Twitter later on and have a great weekend.