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  • Chris sobey


Close but no Cuban cigar with Wednesday’s trades and multiple bet selections however, five of the six trades would have returned a profit and both the multiple bets advised made a profit so no loss overall. Three of the six Heinz or Lucky 63 selections Mahut, Del Bonis and Paire were winners, but Fritz lost on a third set tiebreak against Kohlschreiber after being a break up in the third set before a rain delay. Nishioka led 4-2 in the first set against Sock, but had to retire injured and this selection was void, while Robredo lost against Querrey.

Miami is now down to the third round stage and there have been plenty of high profile seeds upset so far, including three of this week’s selections sixth seed Thiem (Second Quarter winner 8/1), ninth seed Dimitrov (Third Quarter winner 9/2),11th seed Pouille (80/1), also ten other seeds and third seed Raonic withdrew yesterday. Indian Wells winner and fourth seed Roger Federer and finalist and top-seed Stan Wawrinka are still in action and play against 29th seed Del Potro and Jaziri respectively today for a place in the fourth round. 2016 finalist and second seed Nishikori is through to the fourth round after beating 25th Verdasco yesterday and eighth seed and 2016 semi-finalist Goffin plays Schwartzman today for a place in the fourth round.

At the time of writing 13th seed Sock (40/1) was due to play his third round match against Vesely and will have hopefully reached the fourth round by the time you read this article, while 16th seed Zverev (50/1) plays 18th seed Isner today for a place in the fourth round and will hopefully repeat his 2016 Shanghai Masters win against the big serving American. Other seeds playing for a place in the fourth round today are 12th seed Kyrgios who faces 17th Karlovic, 14th seed Bautista Agut faces 22nd seed Querrey and tenth seed Berdych faces 24th seed Muller.

From a trading perspective today top-seed Wawrinka (1.16) is worth opposing against the in-form unseeded Jaziri as the Turkish number one came very close to beating Indian Wells semi-finalist Sock last week and is playing the best tennis of his career at present. Fourth seed Federer (1.45) is worth opposing against 29th seed Del Potro as the Miami conditions don’t suit Federer’s game as well, and Del Potro has beaten Federer and pushed him really close in many of their past encounters.

Eighth seed Goffin (1.3) is also worth opposing against the talented Schwartzman as he beat him last year at Antwerp on indoor hard courts and Goffin has not performed as well as this time last year as he lost against Cuevas at Indian Wells last week and Querrey at Acapulco the week before.

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