Tommy Haas into QF (Shanghai) Prediction

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  1. nethawkwenatchee

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    My prediction has 34 year old Haas beating Almagro in three, Robredo in straights, Tipsarevic in straight sets... Eventually falling to a better hard court player (Nole) in the QF.

    Anyone want to give me 5/1 w/ Haas getting through to the QF?
     
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  2. TopDawg

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    Tommy hasn't exactly been active the last 8 weeks. 1st round exit at the US Open and a 1st round exit last week in Beijing. He hasn't won a match since the 1st round of Cincinnati. I wouldn't be surprised to see him slide past Almugro though but a spot in the quarters might be too much.
     
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  3. MSK

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    I'l give 5/1, how much you wanting to bet?
     
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  4. Duncan Bell

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    I'll give you 100/1. Might beat Almagro (although not likely), but not the other two
     
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  5. westside

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    :shock: it begins
     
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  6. The Bawss

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    Can't see him beating Tipsy.
     
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  7. nethawkwenatchee

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    Agree, this should be the test. Still:

    Monday Update:

    Robredo d. Bogomolov Jr. 76(4) 64

    T. Haas d. N. Almagro 46 76(4) 62

    I'm now accepting offers at 10/1 :)
     
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  8. MSK

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    i'l give you 10/1 at him straight setting them both as in your prediction...
     
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  9. westside

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    The man is looking good!
     
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    Watch all the bettors dissapear. Why can't 130 or RafaRG2005 made the bet......
     
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  11. Gonzo_style

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    Old man Haas will win Shanghai....
     
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  12. Warmaster

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    I had Haas defeating Almagro and Robredo as well in my bracket.

    The Haas-Tipsarevic prediction was a tough one (I think Haas won earlier this year) but I went with Tipsy anyway. Hoping for a close, entertaining match.
     
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  13. Tomxc

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    Good prediction so far!
     
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  14. tennis_pro

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    I picked Haas to reach the quarters as well. Actually, it was going quite well after the 1st day (I think I got 1 pick wrong at the time) but then it screwed up after both Nishikori and Raonic lost their matches (picked them to tough it out in the quarters).
     
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  15. Warmaster

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    Not to mention Gasquet tricking me once again! And as soon as I don't pick him, he reaches the final in Canada :(
     
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  16. Tomxc

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    Haas wins first set 6-2 against Tipsarevic!
     
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  17. W.P. Mayhew

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    ...and breaks in the second set. 2-0, Haas to serve.
     
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  18. ARrocket

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    What was Tipsy complaining about? My stream is in Italian o_O
     
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  19. W.P. Mayhew

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    I think someone was using a flash while taking a picture. But something is clearly off... Broken again. Haas is serving for the match.
     
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  20. The Bawss

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    Good shout, OP. You should be upgraded to TTW prophet status.
     
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    wtf was that move after he won?
     
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  22. W.P. Mayhew

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    6-2 6-1. LOL at that celebration. Stay classy, Tommy.
     
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  23. TheF1Bob

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    What the hell... Tipsy??? :shock:
     
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  24. rufus_smith

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    Watched it. Wow! When Haas is "on", his game is eye-popping radically awesome.
     
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    Congrats T Haas..
     
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  26. vive le beau jeu !

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    quality prediction so far ! :)
    let's see what it gives in the QF...
     
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  27. nethawkwenatchee

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    Poll... Should I take the first three slips (~ $45,000 in winnings) and let it ride on Nole (as I predicted he would win the QF showdown) or double down on a very in form Tommy Haas?

    ... just kidding...
     
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  28. Marius_Hancu

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    great result:

    Fin. J. Tipsarevic 2 1
    T. Haas 6 6

    playing like a top tenner
     
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  29. ductrung3993

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    What? A player from the week era?
     
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    I am very impressed OP, you should have proposed this to a casino, could have been a very rich man
     
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  31. nethawkwenatchee

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    $25/mo. will get you on my tennis results "prediction newsletter" mailing list

    :)
     
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  32. No1e

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    Nole will still straight set Haas tomorrow.
     
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  33. augustobt

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    just defeated a top 10 player from the golden era, haha
     
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    OP wins all the Internets.
     
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    I was startled to find that Haas is now back up to #21 in the rankings. Back in June, when he won Halle, he was still ranked #87! So in the space of just 4 months, he's worked his way up to the verge of getting back into the top 20.
    That's really impressive for someone who, at 34, must now be the oldest active player still on tour!
     
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  36. underground

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    Awkwardly I was playing a table-tennis match today and I did the EXACT celebration when I won. :twisted:
     
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  37. ruerooo

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    *snicker*

    I see what you did there.
     
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  38. norbac

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    Good to see I'm not the only one with Haas in the quarters.
     
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  39. stringertom

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    Didn't see the Tipsy "match" but a 2&1 usually implies one in the zone and the other in the toilet. Which had more to do with the result???
     
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  40. merwy

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    Was this just a "Talk Tennis prediction" or did you really bet money on this? Anyway, very good job man. I could NEVER see this coming and I have no idea how you knew he would lose a set to Almagro and win in straights against Tipsy.. since Tipsarevic is the better player, especially on hard court. Anyway, great job man and I'm not unhappy with the outcome either since I really like Haas.
     
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  41. nethawkwenatchee

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    For me it starts with a simple hunch that a player (Haas in this case) is hungary to make a run, he also really has less to loose. I looked at the draw and saw some possibility because Almagro and Tipsy are both in contention for the O2 WTF. Haas finds himself once again knocking on the door of top 20 status and will be swinging and moving very free with his confidence high. His opponents on the other hand have the little bird in the ear telling them they must perform or no world tour final. Haas just has the instinct and will act on it.

    I understood that Haas would have a tough match with Almagro and felt it probable that Haas could outstage him on this surface at this point in the year. Pound for pound the match is a toss up and went with my gut that this was Haas's moment to shine (and) I just don't picture Almagro making a serious run on the WTF... this is an important aspect of my successful prediction on Haas (keep in mind that Haas really is a better hard court player, regardless of either of they're recent results). Haas is the kind of guy that understands an opportunity when he is presented with one and is certainly not afraid to win when the chips are down. I picked Haas in three and was right.

    For me: I saw the Robredo/Bogo pairing and just knew that Robredo would out perform thus setting up the Haas/Robredo (Haas in straight sets on Chineese hard court... easy pick)

    Now for the Tipsi/Haas Match today: I knew that Haas would be beaming with confidence and would absolutely pressure at every opportunity, which he clearly did with near perfection. Tipsy was lucky to find himself at the 02 last year as an alternate. His mentality is usually fairly good as of late but I figured he was due for a poor performance with the stakes as high as they are for him at the moment. Now, if Haas finds himself in the R3 at a masters 1000 having gotten through a first round that he may not have been expected to win... well, I see him playing free, moving well, comming in when the chances arrise... In short I forsaw Haas playing brilliant and Tipsy feeling the pressure and getting blindsided by an opponent of substance... Haas in straight sets made the most feeling of probability for me. My biggest negative thought was that Tipsy may fall before R3, thus not making the match with Haas possible. That would have sucked.
     
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  42. BreakPoint

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    I didn't see any of the Haas-Tipsarevic match, either. Anyone see it? If so, how did Haas win so easily? Did he serve and volley and chip and charge on every point?
     
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  43. BreakPoint

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    Looks like you owe the OP a lot of money. :)

    I hope you're going to pay up and not be a welcher.
     
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  44. BreakPoint

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    Haas proves once again the superiority of the one-handed backhand. :)
     
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  45. nethawkwenatchee

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    He did serve really well,but didn't serve/volley much that I can remember. He looked to move Tipsy off the court and followed alot of wide balls in to the net for easy put aways. His passing game was on point as well. Someone was nice enough to post some highlights on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE4FytxuOCo
     
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  46. Tomxc

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    Wow 7 set points in the 1st set for Haas.
     
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  47. robin7

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    You are a genius. You must have won a lot on betting. Come and join us on PPL and TPL.
     
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  48. kOaMaster

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    wow, very nice
     
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    nice..........
     
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    So much win ! Good one, OP.
     
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