Friday, September 8, 2017

Tennis Betting -2017 US Open Nadal vs Del Potro Predicition

Both Nadal and Del Potro are capable of winning this match. Both players have the intangibles. Del Potro plays the big hitting style of tennis that troubles Nadal. He is tall and can easily withstand Nadal's high topspin.

I would say Del Potro all the way based on their previous 2009 US Open meeting that Del Potro won 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. However, his average backhand speed was hit 13 mph faster back then. Del Potro has shown the ability to amp up his backhand in critical moments against Federer. Well guess what Del Potro? Every rally is going to be critical against Nadal. Del Potro doesn't have a physical limitation on his backhand side due to wrist surgeries. He is fine to move it either direction, it is largely mental reasons that withhold him from snapping his wrist before contact like he used to.

Fatigue is also not a factor for Del Potro, who has shown astonishing heart in his biggest matches. Remember too, the crowd is going to be pro Del Potro. He can truly take down any one with the right atmosphere. Nadal has shown vulnerability this 2017 US Open. Nadal certainly could win. But I think Del Potro is going to hit his backhand consistently well enough to give himself more forehands. And when he can hit enough forehands he will control the match.

Nadal has also struggled to be aggressive on his return. So Del Potro should at least hold comfortably on his service games.  Now its not a sure thing the outcome of this match. In fact, I can't guess how many sets victory will require or the score line.  But in betting terms Del Potro money line is around +250 depending on the sports book. With those kind of odds you don't have to be right more than 50 percent of the time to make money in the long term. I am saying to forget the totals and the spread as that is too unpredictable. And to take Del Potro +250 Moneyline. 

My disclaimer is to know the risks of rewards of sports betting. And to do so at a legalized sports book in Las Vegas.

So again. Take Del Potro +250 Moneyline .  On the basis of its an affordable gamble, and that the sports books may have made a mistake here.

Feel free to comment here before, during or after  the match. Even if its just general tennis talk. Also check out the rest of my blog. I have classic tennis matches I am willing to sell. I give analysis on matches. And I teach tennis lessons in person.

Cheers to a great match!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

James Blake Mention of Marcelo Rios

At the 2017 Acapulco match of Rafael Nadal vs Nishioka, James Blake and Leif Shiras have explained how Nishioka idolized Marcelo Rios.

James Blake mentions the following similarities between Nishioka and Rios:

  • The short backswing on the backhand.
  • the power from the corners
  •  exceptional hand and eye coordination

And I would add

  • the foot speed
  • the disguise of his shots and explosive racquet head speed 

The last point I am referring to is how on the same preparation a player can hit the ball 10 to 15 mph faster than another shot with the same backswing. Juan Martin Del Potro also has this unexpected pace that blows by his opponents.

James Blake talked about the problem solving of Marcelo Rios on his way to world number one. He overcome his short height (one of the shortest number ones) by taking the ball early. And James adds that Marcelo was a pioneer of the jumping two-handed backhand.

James Blake then talked about his own experience playing against Nadal and the importance of taking his forehand on the rise. Blake had a decent record against Nadal.

It's exciting to see how similar a style to Marcelo Rios can be effective in today's game. I have seen Kerber have success with a similar style on the women's tour. But Nishioka is upsetting Nadal with his style of play. He is in these long rallies with a chance. Lefties have a special spin. Best of all, Nishioka is forcing Nadal to play more of an opening up the court style of play. This style could be of tremendous value for club players.

Kohlschreiber is another player who likes to open up the court. He did so beautifully when he beat Andy Roddick in the 2008 Australian Open. Yet he can't seem to cross the finish line in big matches. Today he squandered 8 match points losing  a 20 -18 tiebreaker to Andy Murray. I just want to see a modern player open up the court with the angles as much as Marcelo Rios. I feel if this player has stamina and a positive attitude there is no limit to their success on tour. This makes me want to take advantage of the opportunity I have to reach my tennis potential. I must get in great shape. This will allow me to turn defense into offense during important matches.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Robert Hurley Jr Tennis Teaching Professional





This is just a small sampling of my skills. I can also hit drop shots on the backhand side. I have variety in my game like Dimitrov and Federer. I won 17 matches at the Division 2 level. My preferred style is an all-courter that opens up the court with angles. I can hit the ball hard but would rather run my opponent mercilessly outside each doubles alley. I enjoy punishing short balls from my opponent and attacking the net behind these approach shots. To accomplish this amount of control and precision I have stuck with the same racquet for over 10 years. My racquet of choice is the Wilson N code open Pro. This racquet was the choice of the Bryan Brothers.  My friend Tim is feeding the ball with one of my N code pro open racquets. Tim is available for video projects. Just email him at timsweeney@me.com. You can test out the N code pro open for as little as 35 dollars on Ebay. Click the link below.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Tennis Tutorial: Approach shots and volley drills and strategy

This is a strategy and drill based on percentage play for covering the net. This will work in most situations.

Slide One
Excuse the less than perfect artwork. But I will present
a drill and strategy to increase your tennis effectiveness. The idea of approach
shots is influenced by Bill Tilden's How to Play Better Tennis. You need depth, pace, and direction on every approach shot. The first idea is to hit your approach shot within 6 feet of the baseline. If your court has the blue lines that are the baseline of the orange ball court, then aim past that with your approach shot. The blue lines are 9 feet from the baseline. That is the depth part of depth, pace, and direction.What you can also see in the diagram is that You are making your foe run all the way across the court, and hit his shot on the move. So that is the direction part of the equation. You could also approach at a sharp angle instead of the deep shot as long as your opponent is running across the court. Hitting the angle to the same corner where Foe already is won't get the job done.The pace part is to hit the ball as hard and flat as you can.

Slide two
So your faceless foe has run down your approach shot and oh shit!! He's a lefty. You have hit into his strength. The most universally played passing shot is the down the line shot. This is easier to set up for as you can prepare earlier with your footwork. you can set up for the shot before you get to it. Whereas to hit the cross court shot you have to run past where the ball bounces to have a more open stance. Most players, even pros leave the line wide open when approaching the net. You are not yet in a position to go for the kill volley. You must try to get in before the service line and volley deep back behind your foe where the original approach shot was.This is not so much for making the opponent move or to put them in a difficult spot but so that you can continue towards correct positioning at the net. And to set you up to win the largest percentage of your net approaches.

Slide three
As you can see your faceless foe is now a righty! He must be ambidextrous. This deep volley will certainly not be a winner but they are unlikely to stay home and attack it unless they know your game in which case put the burden of the passing shot on him each time. So they will probably either hit a floater that you can spike  into oblivion. But they are more than likely will try to go up the line again. In which case you will be ready to hit the winning cross court drop volley. However, you must be ready to cover a cross court passing shot. But not the sharply angled cross court shot. You can conceded those points for the greater amount of errors they will make attempting it.  Be ready to cover the down the line shot!! And move forward slightly towards the center.

Slide four
I have hidden you to avoid confusion. You're invisible. Your faceless foe is a lefty again. But he is going down you are ready to finish him off with the winning shot. I recommend hitting a cross court drop shot. As short as possible, but don't net it since you have margin if your previous volley pushed him back.

Slide five
Your faceless foe has given up in despair. He has thrown his racquet in futile disgust. Unless you are playing Nadal the point is over. You can always carve the drop shot better and keep this strategy going because it will certainly be more effective in the final set.

For teaching pros looking to turn this into a drill. Simply stand to the side of the court where you want the approach shots and volleys. Be behind the service line. And feed them an approach shot, volley, and closing volley.

You can do this on the other side. So backhand and forehand sides. You can have them chip and charge (slice) or topspin. Although the pace part of depth pace, and direction would indicate a generally flat shot hit hard.

Keep in mind that this is percentage tennis with the aim to win the majority of your points of net.
If you hit the first volley cross court you are not able to cover the net. they can hit cross court behind you. And they can burn you down the line. Also in a best of five set match your opponent may run these volleys down in the first and second sets but start to burn out in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th sets. If you are still getting burned you are putting pressure on this above average opponent who would normally destroy you. And there is a successful strategy against any player.

But keep in mind you can't hit all these shots without the control that comes from years of practicing under good supervision.For anyone who would want such practice email me at bobbyhurleyjr@gmail.com to see if we can arrange something.

Also the ideas of this drill are influenced by Bill Tilden's book How To Play Better Tennis. I highly recommend reading this book it will make anyone a better tennis player. How to Play Better Tennis