Decided to try and put aside some proper time to this today but still didn’t really get round to it.
Happy with the days profit though especially as I had a bit of a mare from the start in the Henman game. Luckily I’d decided to only trade with £250 again as per yesterday. And lucky it was too as got on the wrong side of a 1st game break and then ended up laying Henman twice at near his high point. OK, I admit I meant to do it once (!) but the second was an accidental click on the one click software I use immediately after the first. Not done that for a while and felt a right muppet. More importantly, after a Henman resurgence it left me looking at an equal red of around £340 if I levelled it.
Still, it was pretty early in the match. Always best to stay calm in these circumstances and stick to the basics. And by the time they were 4-4 in the second I was showing a small green on both – and a much larger smile! Decided to leave and get involved again if it went to a 3rd but Henman wrapped it up in the tiebreak.
Moved onto the Nalbandian Vincente game. Got some green Domino QQ pretty quick but liquidity wasn’t great and obviously the prices on Nalbandian were short so I levelled up and left it. Shame really as Vincente took the second and it became very tradeable.
Best result of the day was following Roddick against Hanescu from the off. Hanescu just didn’t turn up. Shocking display. Think he took a game as Roddick destroyed him in well under an hour.
After a shopping trip and hospital visit I dipped into the Murray game. Can’t understand why he thinks clay is his best surface. Volandri’s serve is a shocker and he appears to only approach the net to shake hands at the end but he comfortably outplayed Murray in the rallies. Thought 6-4 6-4 did Murray a favour to be honest. Clocked just over £50 on the game.
So I finally got round to a little trading after a week or so and made the princely sum of £18.10! Still, looking on the bright side a profit is a profit. And I just paid for nearly a whole bottle of wine at the wedding!
Truth is I hardly traded. Was pretty busy until mid afternoon but had the Hrbaty v Ljubicic match on in the background. Got involved at the start of the second set. But as I’d not traded for a while, and actually felt a little nervous (guess I wanted a winning start?!!) I decided to play with only £250 just to ease myself back in.
First trade matched. Within 5 seconds the phone was going. After an expensive lesson in the past I usually ignore the phone completely when trading but given the situation with my mum (who looks like she’ll be suffering hospital food for at least another two weeks) I thought I should answer as they have my number to call now in case of emergencies.
So I closed the trade out immediatley for a meagre 1 tick profit and that was it till near the end of the set. Got in and out quickly again but caught on the phone again for before the tiebreak so just greened out and left it. For anyone watching the match I think Hrbaty deserved the win in the end.
Federer was up next and something like 1.06 at the off. Always tempted to lay him looking to trade out for a profit later but decided not to get involved at the price with this 1st round opponent.
Hardly an inspiring start then but green is always better than red and we’re just at the start of a very busy 8 weeks in the tennis calendar.