Tennis betting
Section 1

Unlike some businesses, we do not write our own testimonials! This shabby practice deserves to be exposed wherever it can be shown to be happening. Lay-out has been standardised and punctuation and spelling corrected in some cases for readability. Some members of our tennis 'insiders' mailing list may appear more than once because of frequent communication amongst the group.

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-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, 29 January 2003 8:09 AM
Subject: RE: Krajicek @ 1.62

Another great pick from Tony, with Krajicek winning 7-5 6-2.


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, 29 January 2003 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: DAY #027.1156

I also thoroughly enjoyed the open, including making a profit!

Thanks, Tony.


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, 27 January 2003 11:57 AM
Subject: DAY #027.1156

Tony, well done and thanks for the great work.


Here are some media comments that highlight the value of getting good information fast.

Melbourne Herald Sun 14/1/2003

Punters Cash In

Andei Pavel took a back injury into his match against Renzo Furlan and knowledgeable punters took a bunch of money off the bookies.

TAB Sportsbet took about $20,000 and closed betting on the match after Furlan was backed in from $4 to $2.20. The punters cashed in when Furlan led 4-1 in the first and Pavel withdrew with injury.

"They must have been fairly well informed he wasn't 100 per cent," TAB Sportsbet's Gary Davies said. "So it's 1-0 to the punters."

Here's what our tennis expert Tony M said in his preview:

Furlan 2.04 vs. Pavel 1.96 (These are just Tony's ratings)

Never played before. Furlan a qualifier, Pavel with injuries (he pulled out of the exhibition matches at Kooyong). Furlan just a challenger tour player but qualified well. I'm going to have a try the Italian... Furlan 1 unit if over $2.04.

(Furlan started at much longer odds and OZmium clients cleaned up.)

Melbourne Herald Sun 17/1/2003

Pain For Big Gain

Punters seem to be digging and finding their marks at the Open. Andreas Vinciguerra, a strong favourite, drew about $30,000 in TAB Sportsbet wagers for him in his match against Julian Knowle yesterday.

He won the contest and a windfall for punters when Knowle retired hurt in the second set.

What Tony said in his preview about this match:

Vinciguerra 1.23 vs. Knowle 5.33 (Tony's ratings)

Never met before. The clash of no 145 in the world vs. number 130 in the world (reserve your seats!) Vinciguerra was impressive in qualifying, as I mentioned in my review, and then disposed of in form world number 30 Koubek.

Knowle dropped a set to the ordinary Ryan Henry. Be on the man from Sweden... Vinciguerra 2 units if over 1.23. I am confident.


Don't read about what punters have won after the event, join our Smartgambler ATP tennis group and help make the headlines.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Saturday, 18 January 2003 8:40 AM
Subject: Thanks Tony


Just a short note of thanks from a new member. Your commentary the last couple of weeks has been great and your predictions right on the money. Since I started betting on the tennis I have more than doubled my original bank, so have been able to withdraw the initial deposit and am now playing entirely with the bookies money, a great position to be in!

I had a bet on Sargsian last night. I know it was not a recommended bet, due to the Aussie involvement, but I couldn't resist the $3.50 on offer.

Normally I would not have bothered to watch the match as I don't particularly like "The Scud" and there was a cricket match on at the same time, but since I had some money on it I watched the whole thing and it was a great match - can't believe how fast that Sargsian can get around the court!

Thanks again and keep up the great work.

Regards, Terry.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Saturday, 18 January 2003 3:03 PM
To: Guy West
Subject: Re: Soccer predictions

Thanks Guy.

This morning was actually the first time I'd visited the Smartgambler homepage this year so I didn't realise you were still putting the package together (there's no rush).

I don't usually bet on soccer matches but I am a huge fan of the game and follow a number of the European leagues closely. My experience with the tennis package has shown me that quality information can produce profits in these sort of markets so I'm willing to give your soccer package a try.

I can tell you that provides a bookmaker comparison for all EPL matches. (no Italian coverage though) It's a pretty classy site, so you might want to start there. They cover a number of sports and I've also found it effective for tennis matches.

All the best to everyone at Ozmium for 2003, here's hoping for another profitable year.

Cheers, Rowan.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, 17 January 2003 11:12 PM
Subject: re tennis

Hi Guy.

Sorry to bother you. I am impressed with Tony's tennis selections. Is he always this good?

As a relative newcomer to his / your service I was just wondering if these are the sort of results one can expect over the season, or does it drop a few percent? If indeed he can and does keep it up I will be on him big time from now on.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Regards, Bernie.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, 13 January 2003 6:35 PM
To: Tennis List
Subject: Day 1

Tony, you miracle worker!

Day 1, 9.25 units invested, 14.435 units back!

Thanks! David.

(Day 1 of the Australian Open was especially good for Tony, with 7 from 7 suggested bets winning.)

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, 25 October 2002 9:10 AM
Subject: RE: Triumphs and disputes.

It was a great night not only with Tony's selections, I also used my reload bonus from SportingBet for a multi in Stockholm on Srichaphan, Massu, Robredo and Rios which got up.

Interestingly I have had a couple of disputes with SportingBet, both of which have been resolved. One was actually yesterday when they didn't actually credit me the reload bonus but they did fix it up quite quickly, although they didn't contact me to let me know.

The other one was when they billed me for one transaction 3 times which took about 4 days to get resolved.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, 18 October 2002 8:24 AM
Subject: RE: Madrid round 3

Go the Swiss, 6-3 6-4! The super specials are living up to their name.

Glad it was a Thursday (5% reload bonus at SportingBet). Now if only I could turn around my soccer bets. I'm in one of those real "lucky" streaks, a run of 7 straight losers (but as we know those sorts of runs can and will happen).


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: Adding bet Tokyo


I'm thoroughly enjoying your work, very extensive indeed.

I'm with Centrebet and CanBet at the moment and need another bookie.

At this this point in time, for example, SportsTab looks better than
SportOdds. I can't be near a computer all the time and SportsTab seem to list their bets earlier than anyone else, eg Massu in Tokyo can be bought now if I had to, whereas Centrebet and SportOdds aren't listing the match at present.

This might be a once off phenomenon though. Can you help out?

David S. Adelaide.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, 27 September 2002 7:46 PM
Subject: Pay for friday nights drinks

Back Bjorkman @ $1.90 with
Back Lopez @ $2.25 with

Market of 97%.

Then ring all your mates and tell them drinks are on you!


(Don is our top arbitrage hunter, sending us a few every month!)


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, 27 September 2002 8:43 PM
Subject: RE: pay for friday nights drinks

Hmm, well I've got another one up my sleeve but again you'll have to be

Ulihrach vs Sargsian.

Back Ulihrach @ $1.65 with
Back Sargsian @ $2.625 with

Market of 98.7%.



-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, 18 September 2002 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: Payment query

Hi Guy.

As you seem to have had problems with the credit card E-pay system I would appreciate if you could confirm that you have received $759 from me. Half of this payment has already been made from the gratis tips so keep up the good work.


(Anthony is referring to the free tennis information Tony gave to AFL members before the package officially went on sale. The payment glitch has been fixed.)


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Saturday, 14 September 2002 8:01 PM
Subject: RE: Tennis Package


I've closely followed the selections over the past few weeks and feel what you are offering is spot on. I've managed to make a few bucks one way or another on tennis over the past few weeks. Tennis is far different from AFL, which should be obvious, but not to tennis novices like me.

I'm still feeling my way, but I feel with your markets and comments I've got a real chance.

I'm only too happy to offer comments and feedback, but can't offer too much at this stage. I certainly will as time goes by and as I learn more.

But for what it is worth, here are some comments so far :

* I've found your comments on matches and players invaluable in deciding to go for something or back off. Tennis it seems to me is made up of a lot of idiosyncracies which are critical to matches and players. Your amazing knowledge is really helpful here in terms of comments...

* Prices to me seem to be fine and do give us some edge. Working out which ones to take and which ones to avoid is the second part of the equation, which only comes with experience, and your comments really help here. If the prices come through even before bookies have set theirs, even better...

Regards, Kafelnikov.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, 30 August 2002 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: US Open Round 2 Bottom Half

At the start of the year rumours were flying everywhere about Sampras's minders having $10K on him to win the Australian Open only hours before Agassi withdrew with an injury. Of course he denied them.

The real Yevgeny generally bets on himself in the big events as he believes the incentive of losing money will motivate him more. The man just loves money, you can almost predict his tennis performances based on the Dow Jones movements.

Regards, Tony.


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, 30 August 2002 6:57 PM
Subject: RE: US Open Round 2 Bottom Half


You're a fountain of knowledge on tennis players. I was wondering why he was having such a bad year on the circuit and you've explained it. US share market dive! I'll keep an eagle eye on this as to when to jump off him in the future.

My only remaining puzzle is how he came to be ranked number 4 for the US Open having not done anything all year. This is either a sign of the poor state of men's tennis with no-one good coming through besides Hewitt and the oldies getting older.


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, 30 August 2002 2:10 PM
Subject: RE: [Afl] US Open Round 2 Bottom Half


Thanks again for all your knowledgeable info. 'Stick to your system', Max says, so I took his advice and took $3.00 about Hrbaty, who whitewashed Yevgeny. It's the only system I have in tennis!

For the same reasons will be on Carlton this weekend, together with Port (a great bet), Sydney and the Kangaroos. I have a feeling we may bet an even better price on Port closer to the event.

Good luck on the weekend with your bets in both AFL and tennis.

Regards, Kafelnikov.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 3:05 PM
Subject: RE: Tennis

Tony M,

Thanks heaps for your Wimbledon summary. As someone commented at the time, it was far better than anything I've seen elsewhere and added a lot of enjoyment to the tournament for me. It'd be great if you did the same for the US Open. My feeling is that Hewitt will be ridiculously short even though he is obviously a big chance, so there should be some good roughies around.

I did have a small bet on Schalken at $81 and got a great run for my money. Had about 5 bets and finished slightly up as I backed Malisse a couple of times head to head at nice odds. By the way, OnThePunt has a resident tennis analyst who had Malisse as a play a couple of times and I combined that with your assessment. First time I've bet on the tennis but would like to do more if I can come up with a plan I'm confident of.

Can I ask how you decide to make a bet. Is it purely on your knowledge and experience? Do you actually frame a market or relying on spotting a good value bet? What do you think of other information sources such as Swinburne ratings (when they're available) or OnThePunt assessments? Are there any others?

Cheers, Greg.

(For information on how Tony wins at tennis betting click here)

----- Original Message -----
Subject: HUGE Tennis tip but be quick
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 21:18

Here is one at huge odds for a two horse race. You also need to find a bookie that is still betting on the match and one that pays if there is a retirement.

Coutelot to beat Ferrero.

Ferrero has been in hospital after twisting his ankle in training. See News on the official French Open site.

NSW SportsTab is betting on the match at $4.75 Coutelot. Canbet are betting also but Centrebet and Sportsodds have stopped betting on the match. Worth a couple of dollars at that price.

Regards, Tony.


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 5:34 PM
Subject: RE: HUGE Tennis tip but be quick


You win some, you lose some, but at $3.96 I was getting a bit excited about 2:30am when he broke serve in the 4th set to lead 2-1. That's punting, but we sure got a run for our money, if not much sleep. Thank you for pointing out the "overs", which the bet definitely was.

I notice some Poms online had got $8.00 Coutelot, so they got a great sight for their cash also. Value like this will see us profit in the long run.

Good Luck this weekend all.


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 8:26 AM
Subject: Thanks for the mail Tony

Tony, from the web links you have given us and as you are receiving spot on mail
from across the world, something tells me you know a little about this tennis punting caper. Thanks for the tip on Schuettler. Very handy. As I am betting on the tennis every night, please feel free to share any more gems.

Regards, MAC.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 7:38 PM
Subject: Tennis bet tonight in Munich

I know this is an AFL forum, however I have received some news from Sweden that tells me Thomas Johansson is suffering from a cold. He is due to meet a fair opponent, Rainer Schuettler, who is playing on home soil in a few hours time. $2.30 is a price available most places. Although Schuettler's record on clay is not flash, his last start loss was to a very good clay courter in Nalbandian.

They have played each other twice with Johansson winning on hard court
in Dubai (2001) 6-2, 6-1 and Schuettler winning on hard in Cincinnati (1999) 6-4, 3-4, Johansson retired hurt.

Worth a rough punt, especially if the Aussie Open winner is feeling crook. I don't suggest a large bet though as "mail" can sometimes be off the mark.

Regards, Tony.


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, 1 May 2002 1:02 AM
Subject: RE: Tennis bet tonight in Munich

Thanks Tony.

What do your ratings say, Jonathan?



----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 7:00 AM
Subject: RE: Tennis bet tonight in Munich

Swinburne gave Johansson a 68.7% chance of winning with an 11.2% overlay on Johansson. However, Schuettler completely wiped him out. That was a very good call Tony! Please feel free to share such gems with us in the future :-)

Thanks, Don.

(A great 'get' by Tony. The Swinburne tennis computer run by Jonathan Lowe is not privy to such inside information but is still worthwhile in our opinion.)

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