For earlier reviews within my trial, click on the following links:
OK then – on to….
Days 15-22 – 7th to 14th Sept
After the conclusion of the US Open, the strategies have been applied this week to two women’s tour events, the Tashkent Open held in Uzbekistan and the Challenge Bell from Quebec City in Canada, plus some Davis Cup men’s matches on Friday 14 September. With 205 completed trades now recorded, it seems fair to draw some final conclusions on the Total Tennis Trading trial.
Previous reports for this trial have already explained in detail the features of this product and tennis trading in general and the reader is recommended to read through all of these to form a complete picture of what is involved. The links are at the top of this page, or you can find the entire thread here.
It has previously been explained that I have not tested three of the supplied strategies. One because it was very similar to and offered as an alternative to another, and the other two simply because they were ultra time consuming, being scalping techniques where literally every ball in particular matches would need to be followed. However, that has left six strategies that have been followed. Three are labelled for beginners (numbers 1, 2 and 3), two are ‘intermediate’ (4 and 5) and one is ‘advanced’ (8).
Results of the last eight days of trades for these strategies, together with final outcomes are shown below:
|Del Potro v Stepanek||1||Won||£12.35||0.1235|
|Ferrer v Djokovic||1||Won||£4.53||0.0453|
|Ferrer v Querrey||1||Won||£3.20||0.0320|
|Raonic v Sholtz||1||Won||£0.95||0.0095|
|Azarenka v S Williams||2||Won||£15.84||0.1584|
|Azarenka v Sharapova||2||Won||£22.78||0.2278|
|Cibulkova v Flipkens||2||Won||£18.88||0.1888|
|Diatchenko v U Radwanska||2||lost||-£22.00||-0.2200|
|Flipkens v Lucic||2||Won||£22.52||0.2252|
|Hradecka v Sanchez||2||lost||-£54.00||-0.5400|
|Mueller/Muhammed v Malek/Mladenovic||2||Won||£20.83||0.2083|
|Panova v U Radwanska||2||Won||£18.88||0.1888|
|Pelletier v Zahlavova Strycova||2||Won||£22.77||0.2277|
|A Murray v Djokovic||3||Won||£26.85||0.2685|
|Azarenka v Sharapova||3||Won||£25.72||0.2572|
|Flipkens v Lucic||3||Won||£24.89||0.2489|
|Panova v U Radwanska||3||Won||£27.02||0.2702|
|Vekic v Jovanovski||3||lost||-£52.00||-0.5200|
|Almagro v Isner||4||Won||£14.51||0.1451|
|Beck v Mladenovic||4||Won||£13.56||0.1356|
|Berdych v Monaco||4||Won||£13.59||0.1359|
|Pelletier v Zahlavova Strycova||4||lost||-£9.00||-0.0900|
|Birnerova v Cadantu||5||Won||£23.75||0.2375|
|Dubois v Davis||5||lost||-£26.06||-0.2606|
|El Tabakh v Lucic||5||Won||£47.50||0.4750|
|Hlavackova/Hradecka v Errani/Vinci||5||lost||-£27.12||-0.2712|
|Malek v Zahlavova Strycova||5||lost||-£25.00||-0.2500|
|Mueller/Muhammed v Malek/Mladenovic||5||lost||-£25.00||-0.2500|
|Tatishvili v Martic||5||lost||-£25.00||-0.2500|
|Vekic v Arruabarrena Vecino||5||lost||-£22.60||-0.2260|
|Voskoboeva v Begu||5||Won||£47.50||0.4750|
|Almagro v Isner||8||Won||£19.00||0.1900|
|Azarenka v Sharapova||8||lost||-£10.00||-0.1000|
|Beck v Mladenovic||8||lost||-£15.00||-0.1500|
|Berdych v A Murray||8||Won||£14.25||0.1425|
|Berdych v Monaco||8||Won||£19.00||0.1900|
|Birnerova v Cadantu||8||scratch||£0.00||0.0000|
|Danilidou v Jovanovski||8||Won||£12.24||0.1224|
|Dubois v Davis||8||Won||£12.23||0.1223|
|Dutra Silva v Andreev||8||lost||-£20.00||-0.2000|
|El Tabakh v Lucic||8||Won||£12.23||0.1223|
|Flipkens v Lucic||8||Won||£19.00||0.1900|
|Hlavackova/Hradecka v Errani/Vinci||8||lost||-£5.00||-0.0500|
|Hradecka v Sanchez||8||Won||£12.24||0.1224|
|Knapp v Birnerova||8||lost||-£5.44||-0.0544|
|Malek v Zahlavova Strycova||8||scratch||£0.00||0.0000|
|Panova v U Radwanska||8||scratch||£0.00||0.0000|
|Pegula v Martic||8||Won||£3.18||0.0318|
|Pelletier v Zahlavova Strycova||8||lost||-£5.46||-0.0546|
|Tatishvili v Karatantcheva||8||lost||-£5.46||-0.0546|
|Tatishvili v Martic||8||Won||£19.00||0.1900|
|Vekic v Arruabarrena Vecino||8||scratch||£0.00||0.0000|
|Vekic v Jovanovski||8||scratch||£0.00||0.0000|
|Voskoboeva v Begu||8||scratch||£0.00||0.0000|
|31 Wins from 55 trades||Totals:||£216.65||2.1665|
|(and 6 scratch or zero loss trades)|
|Breakdown by strategy for days 15 to 22:|
|Strategy 1||4 wins from 4||£21.03||0.2103|
|Strategy 2||7 wins from 9||£66.50||0.6650|
|Strategy 3||4 wins from 5||£52.48||0.5248|
|Strategy 4||3 wins from 4||£32.66||0.3266|
|Strategy 5||3 wins from 9||-£32.03||-0.3203|
|Strategy 8||10 wins from 23||£76.01||0.7601|
|(+ 6 scratch)|
Once again, no stop losses were used as it was found that they were too time-consuming to implement requiring every match to be followed game-by-game and probably did not greatly affect outcomes, with increased losses in some cases balanced against additional profits in others.
As the title of the product suggests, these are trading not betting methods, but out of interest results were recorded for straight back and lay bets for four of the strategies, where such an approach could form a viable alternative way of using the selections. The results are as follows:
It will be seen that a profit has been made from both the trading and straight betting approaches, although the gain is quite modest and perhaps not as high as would have been hoped for. However, it can be deduced that some strategies are more profitable than others and I will certainly be looking to follow the more promising angles and discard the others in the coming weeks. Also, the liabilities are generally very low, with around half a point or less being risked with each trade, even with no stop losses being used, and win strike rates are quite high.
This leads to the question that Lucy has asked me to address and that is would I recommend this product?
The answer to this has to be YES.
Admittedly it has been a lot of work for a very modest profit so far, but there are a number of good reasons why it is worth buying Total Tennis Trading. It is a professional, well-written product and provides very good value for money in supplying 9 strategies plus informative facts and insights regarding tennis and its trading.
Looking at the overall package and the education it provides is the key to its value.
Sure, if you are expecting to purchase a low-cost product that enables you to make large, quick easy profits with little or no work then it may not be for you. But then again, please let me know when you find any product in life let alone the betting market that provides such an outcome!
Yes, this does require effort and if you find tennis deadly dull then it will probably not appeal. On the other hand, if you like to follow and watch the sport, it will add interest to your viewing and enable you to make some money while doing so. I certainly would not count myself as a tennis ‘fan’, usually taking only a marginal interest in results and perhaps watching the men’s Wimbledon final each year. However, armed with the additional knowledge and potential to make money that this provides, the sport does become more interesting. It also offers opportunities to trade almost around the clock and throughout the year in markets that are often unbelievably liquid.
It probably helped maintain my interest that I have mostly followed this through the US Open tournament, which of course ended with the first British men’s grand slam win for 76 years!
So, anyone for tennis?