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Wimbledon 2010, we have reached semi-finals!

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

It is time for semi-finals in one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year and we have two awesome clashes in gentlemen’s singles to look for to, Tomas Berdych-Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray-Rafael Nadal. Berdych who defeated the big favorite Roger Federer in his quater-final is really showing the tennis world that he is ready for some big titles. Djokovic have had a comfortable way to this semi-final but has at the same time impressed with some good tennis. This semi-final is almost impossible to predict but my feeling is that Djokovic has this in his own hands. Berdych won’t away anything for free so he has to win it by playing good, pobably for five set. Murray-Nadal is another thriller but I can’t see Nadal losing to Murray here. After what I saw Nadal do against Söderling I can’t imagine how he should lose against Murray. I find Nadals and Murrays grass-court play quite similair with one difference, Nadals forehand. Yes, Murray has the crowd behind him but the question is if that works in his advantage or not?


The semi-finals in ladies singles is a bit easier to predict if you ask me. I had Serena Williams as my pick to win the title and I believe in her against the unseeded Kvitova. Williams has been in this situation so many times before and it’s also a possibility that Kvitova is a bit satisfied with a semi-final in Wimbledon. Belief will be the key for Kvitova. Zvonareva and Pironkova clashes in the other semi-final and this is a bit closer. Zvonareva is the seeded favorite and I think she will be one size bigger than Pironkova in the basline rallies wich will give her the final ticket.



My last blog post for this summer

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

[Tobbe “Hippie hockeydynamit” from the northern parts of Sweden is an avid sports punter and Expekt.com customer since many years back. Tobbe has been with us on multiple customer events, last in New York for an exclusive NHL-weekend with our own ambassador Niklas Wikegård. Tobbe blogs mainly about ice-hockey and trotting.]


I decided some days ago that this will be my last blog post here for this summer as I, among other things, just have bought myself a house which will keep me occupied and as the only sports of interest right now is the World Cup and tennis from Wimbledon and I know there are people much more insightful then I am when it comes to these sports and I do like the different video-blogs here at expekt company blog.


Betting on the World Cup has been so-so for me this far and I’ve put all the money I had left on my expekt account on a favourite four-fold for today, mostly because this Wednesday brings on the teams I were most certain of getting through in advance (England, USA, Germany and Serbia) and even if I’m not all that sure anymore I feel I have to stick with my original idea this time.


Speaking of original ideas I thought the cup would end up going to either Argentina or Brazil and of course it still might but I must admit I thought the weather would be hotter and the team that have impressed most on me so far is Holland. Not because of their offensive skills as I think will grow with Robben on the field but for their defense and neither Denmark nor Japan, which I look upon as fairly good teams, were close to scoring against them and this can make Holland go all the way.


The sensation so far is of course Kiwis – the New Zeeland team are the underdogs I didn’t give a chance getting even one point and now they have two and can go even further by beating so far solid Paraguay tomorrow but this can’t happen, or…?


The really interesting part of the World Cup is of course from now on and I do believe the referees will have to step up quite a bit in their performances from now on. No real scandals so far (I think the 3-2 goal that was stolen from USA is the worst but that might be because I had a bet on them) but it’s from now on there will be stuff like “God’s Hand” etc. and this makes betting a bit different if not harder. Live bets might be the best way to make some winnings as you then can get some idea of what’s happening in the particular game you’re watching but that didn’t help me much last night when I thought Nigeria would score late in their game.


Well – I hope you’re enjoying the World Cup as well as the summer and will keep on doing so and good luck with your bets!