Roland Garros Day 5
We have to start by giving kudos to Roger Federer for breaking Jimmy Connor’s record for Grand Slam Wins. In Connor’s day it was a lot easier. There were only 3 or 4 guys that could win a tournament. Now there are only 3 or 4 guys now who should win a Grand Slam but there are hundreds of guys who can take you out in the first round. 35 years ago you would play a fat guy like Shlomo Glickstein of Israel in the first round and he had no shot. Federer has been incredibly consistent on every surface for 10 years now and deserves the record.
Besides Federer, Djokovic, Berdych and Del Porto won, as well as Gilles Simon and our boy Wawrinka. Marin Cilic also beat Juan Carlos Ferrero in what is probably his last match here. Let’s also give props to Juan Carlos who was winning this tourney when I was playing in France years ago. For the Women, Azarenka, Stosur and Ivanovic won and Radwanska took care of Venus Williams. It looks like the William’s Sister show is finally on its way out. Bartoli was also upset by Martic and that cost us some money.
Thursday, Ferrer, Nadal and Murray will be in action for the Men. Murray may struggle a little vs. Nieminen and his weird game but should find a way. For the Women a lot of the top players will be in action. Sharapova, Li, Wozniacki and Kvitova will play. All should win with ease.
As far as our bets go, we lost $70 after going 1 for 2 but we are still up $315 for the week. We are betting Maria Kirilenko -165 for the Women and I might regret saying this but were also taking Jelena Jankovic -165 over Lepchenko. For the men two guys that never let us down are Michael Youzhny -165 over Robin Hasse and Tommie Haas-220 over Stakhovsky. Give America’s Bookie a call if you haven’t done so already because we are going to make 10 fold our money by the end of next week.
- Berankis knocks off Istomin in Nice opener
- Rosol falls in Dusseldorf opener
- Nadal to meet Federer in blockbuster Rome final
- Rafa returns to Rome final
- Serena continues roll into Rome final, Azarenka next
- Berdych stuns Djokovic; Federer, Nadal reach semis in Rome
- Serena, Azarenka reach semis; Sharapova pulls out in Rome
- Berdych stuns Djokovic; Nadal reaches semis in Rome
- Berdych stuns Djokovic in Rome
- Serena cruises into semis; Sharapova pulls out in Rome