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Three Tips for Sports Betting in 2020

Many dream of making money from their hobby. Sports fans are emotional people. They know about their team even more than any other sports columnist. They spend their whole life rooting for a certain sports club or athlete. But did you know that you could turn your love of sports into income? That said, in order to make money on sports betting, you need to approach the matter seriously and take into account several important factors.

If you are looking for sports betting tips, here are three selections that could generate a profit for you next year.

Novak Djokovic To Win Australian Open

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for seven times and this year, he proved once again that he is the King of Melbourne Park.

Djokovic has won 16 Grand Slam titles up to now and is just four away from Roger Federer’s tally. The Serbian can edge one closer to the Swiss player with his victory in the opening Grand Slam of the year.

Rory McIlroy To Win The US Masters

Rory McIlroy only needs the US Masters to complete his set of Major Championships as well as he can gain the Green Jacket with victory at Augusta in April.

The Northern Irishman didn’t add to his Major count in 2019 but he ended his season by sealing the FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour after his success in the Tour Championship at East Lake.

McIlroy has shown good form around Augusta so it is a course that he is very comfortable with. The bookmakers have priced him up at +1000 for the sports event in Georgia, where he is the man to beat.

Los Angeles Clippers To Win The NBA Championship

It’s all change in the NBA this season because the Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, and Cleveland Cavaliers are no longer the dominant forces in the league.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers top the betting after acquiring Leonard Kawhi and Lebron James respectively.

The Clippers showed their strenth when beating the Lakers 111-106 on Christmas Day, and they should be taken at +325 in order to win the NBA Championship.

We hope that you enjoy all the action in the next year and good luck if you are having a bet on the above three selections!

Djokovic kicks off Shanghai tittle defense with win over Shapovalov

The defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated the young Canadian Denis Shapovalov, 6-3, 6-3, to extend their head-to-head series to 3-0.

On the heels of his victory in Tokyo, Djokovic picked up where he left off to cruise past Shapovalov, 6-3, 6-3 in the Shanghai second round on Wednesday, Oct 09. He now leads the young player 3-0.

Djokovic said after the match that it’s nice to be back and he felt very good to play as well as he did. He knew that Denis was a very dangerous player and if he had time and if he was feeling the ball well, it would be a tough match.

Djokovic is going for his 5th Rolex Shanghai Masters title and his 34th Masters 1000 career title while Rafael Nadal leads the all-time list with 35 tittles.

In the early goings on Wednesday, both two players went toe-to-toe before the top seed pulled away to take the first set after securing a break in the eighth game. Never threatened on his serve, Djokovic dropped just one service point en route.

Although Shapovalov got his first look at a break point in the opening of the second set, Djokovic was able to fend him off. In the fifth game, the defending champion found his opening, making good use of it to go up 3-2. Four games later, he crossed the finish line in order to claim the match in straight sets. Now he has won 12 consecutive sets in Shanghai.

On Tuesday, Djokovic joined forces with Filip Krajinovic to defeat fifth-seeded duo Andreas Mies and Kevin Krawietz in the doubles opening round. They will next play Neal Skupski and Jamie Murray, who triumphed over Chinese wild cards Zhe Li and Xin Gao.

For a spot in the quarterfinals, the Serbian superstar will square off against the 16th seed John Isner. It will be their first meeting this season. With a 9-2 record against Isner, all wins on hard court, Djokovic has never lost to the 34-year-old American since falling in their 2013 Cincinnati quarterfinal encounter.

Novak Djokovic reveals he was close to US Open retirement after injury

The Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic faces an anxious wait to decide whether he will be able to play his US Open third-round match on Friday after having to struggle with a shoulder injury pain.

Novak Djokovic says he will have to undergo treatment with medical experts, hoping to be fit in time for his third-round match on Friday after his shoulder problems in his match with Juan Ignacio Londero.

Novak Djokovic undergo treatment with medical experts

Early in the first set of the match, the world No 1 was spotted wincing in pain after hitting 2 backhands and called for the tournament trainer.

He took a medical time out, receiving a massage to his upper left arm.

And as he resumed playing, the speed on his groundstrokes and serves noticeably dropped. However, he was still able to win the first set 6-4.

Then Djokovic had further treatment before starting the second set and found himself a double break down to Londero before leading 5-3.

Despite being broken as serving for the set, Djokovic won it in a tiebreak and raced through the third set in order to seal his place in the next round.

Although he was reluctant to talk about the shoulder injury during his on-court interview, he was more forthcoming in his press conference and gave a worrying assessment as claiming that he wasn’t sure whether he would be able to finish the match when the injury pain was at its worst.         

Djokovic told reporters that he had to take time to address the injury that he had.

“It has caused hindrance to my match for sure tonight, particularly with the serve and backhand. It’s not easy to play with this sensation, to be honest. I didn’t experience that many times in my career.”, he said.

“I was lucky to find my way back in the second set and win in the straight sets. I had obviously a medical timeout, you saw. And at the changeovers, I tried to use within the rules as much as possible for physiotherapy and medical help. That has definitely helped me stay in the match.”

He then confessed that the problem has hindered him for at least two weeks with increasing levels of pain. However, he hoped that with proper medical help and treatments, he would be able to get better in a few days.

Djokovic reveals the secret of winning over Federer in the Wimbledon final

To prevail against talented and experienced opponents, Novak Djokovic had to rely on his inner strength and confidence.

In his career up to this point, Novak Djokovic has played in some of the most dramatic matches of the open era. Among them, the final match of the Australian Open 2012 with Rafael Nadal, the game still holds the longest record in Grand Slam history with 5 hours 53 minutes of competition.

But perhaps there is no match to challenge Djokovic more spiritually than the encounter to Federer in the All England Club. Being led by Federer 8-7 in the fifth set of matches decided but Djokovic saved 2 match-points to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3), through which the 5th time crowned at Wimbledon. To prevail against talented and experienced opponents, Djokovic had to rely on his inner strength and confidence.

“This is probably the most demanding game of the spirit I have ever participated in,” Djokovic said after the match. I played a game that was physically demanding at the Australian Open but mentally it was a different level. The only difference that allows me to return to the game and win is the mental stability in the crucial moments. You have to keep it for 5 hours if you want to win a match like this. I always remind myself that I have a reason to be in this match and I will play better than the opponent. The more difficult, the more I reminded myself. I try not to lose my temper, believe in myself and focus. It’s great to have all the important moments, 3 series of tie-break, I play with the highest level ”.

Winning at Wimbledon 2019 is the 16th Grand Slam victore in the career of Djokovic. The Serbian player admits Federer and Nadal are the inspiration for him to go further in the future.

“We are helping each other grow. Federer and Nadal are probably one of the biggest reasons I still play at this level. Their accomplishments motivated me, inspired me, to try to achieve what they have done and even more. ”

Glad to his old student’s victory, legend Boris Becker thinks it’s time for tennis fans to give Djokovic respect.