We just about crept into profit very late on in the year after a real struggle of a season and it’s thanks to three nice-priced outright winners in the last couple of months of 2017 that we turned things around.
What was turning out to be a nightmare year on the outrights and the usual struggles during the clay swing added up to an in-running loss of around 30 points until Damir Dzumhur (St. Petersburg), Jack Sock (Paris-Bercy) and Grigor Dimitrov (Tour Finals) redressed the balance.
Dzumhur weighed in with a 25-1 winner (50-1 with Betfred) in Russia, while we also had the other finalist there in Fabio Fognini, but it was Sock at 80-1 in Bercy that, frankly, saved our bacon for the year.
Then Dimitrov (and a great week on the daily bets) ensured we made a small profit on the year with a 12-1 outright success at the Tour Finals knockabout.
It’s easy to see where the problems occurred in 2017, when at one point in the year we were running on just two outright winners from 20 players that had made the semi finals or better, while the clay season was even worse than usual, with zero outright winners and just two profitable weeks on the daily bets before a very profitable French Open.
Stakes will be kept low in 2018 during the clay swing, although when I did that at the usually very unpredictable Tour Finals we won almost every bet at good prices, but hopefully we won’t have to wait until the end of the season this time around for some luck on the outrights.
As ever the P&L details from the last five years since records were first kept are at the link above.
Once again thanks for following in 2017 and it’s the same format again in 2018 for Unibet.