Every close call continues to go against me. I’m not how long this can keep going but, it has turned this entire season into a struggle. Jarry was up a break in the third, lost in a tiebreak. Harris was broken at 4-4 in the third against a guy who hasn’t won a match in five months. Gasquet had two game points to get to a 1st set tiebreak and blew those too. If even two of those go the other way it’s a big day. Basically, if a guy I bet on gets in a third set, he folds. Noted.
All outrights are dead. More bad luck. Raonic pulled out of his semi-final. I don’t even know what to say to that.
Afternoon baseball and prep for next weeks two 500’s has robbed me of time to write. Basically, Berrettini can’t be broken and doesn’t drop sets. The Italian should claim his fourth tour title in short order. As I said during the French Open pod, this Berrettini will be one to watch in the second half of the year. I’ll admit I didn’t really expect it on grass but, pay attention during the US hard court season and the Asian Swing.
s’Hertogenbosch is still totally up in the air as neither semi-final is complete. I’ll tweet out if I have a play on the final once it is resolved.
Halle qualies presents a nice opportunity for some parlays. I like Seppi to put Mischa back in the loss column. I like Staks to qualify for the main draw. Kudla might be a good parlay partner if you can get a better price, I personally avoid stuff -500 and over.
I like Bedene and Ivo to come through here.
Berrettini -2.5, -110
Bedene/Staks ml, +131