Roger Federer has been a ballboy himself for about two years and knows how the ballkids feel. He’s now encouraging the 380 ballkids announced for next year’s Australian Open to… break the rules!
Rules state that ‘under no circumstances’ can ballkids ask players for autographs while in uniform. However Federer says he is cool if he’s approached.
I was a ballkid for two years. I loved chasing the players down for autographs and for pictures. I’m not sure if you’re allowed to do it, but if you’re not, ask me. I’m totally cool about it.
Federer has had quite a few fun interactions with ballkids in the past. He famously tested out the reflexes of a ballboy at the 2014 Australian Open as you can see in the video. It is not coincidence that he receives so much love from the tennis fans.
This week’s 30th and final round of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season will be more decisive than anyone could have imagined when the competition changed to a round-robin format, allowing all teams to face each other – a first for European team sports – just three years ago.
Now, going into their games on Thursday and Friday, six teams trying to claim three open spots in the playoffs still face 43 tiebreak possibilities leading to 64 scenarios that decide which of them will advance.
This tightest playoffs race imaginable, going down to the last two days after 232 games over more than five action-packed months, is a testament to the EuroLeague’s increasing competitiveness under that new format. The dazzling number of scenarios that could unfold over 48 hours starting Thursday evening are the result of all 16 proud clubs living up to – and enhancing – the EuroLeague’s reputation for games that always count. All eight of them counted in Round 29, and six of eight in Round 30 will be filled with twists of fate.
For the teams, their fans and lovers of basketball, the high drama of the last weeks will reach a peak this week, paving the way for even more peaks during the best-of-five playoffs, starting Tuesday, April 16, and going forward to the Final Four, on May 17 and 19 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
Having trouble into placing a profitable betting system? Then xSquare Sports is here to help you! It is an advanced but yet so simple to use betting software that can change your trouble into trebles and can produce winning doubles too.
What is xSquare Sports?
XSquare Sports is a betting system based on the popular game of Noughts and Crosses know also as Tic-tac-toe.
It is a system invented myself and have been using for years.
XSquare is very simple and can be used in football, horse racing and basketball as well as in most sports.
What do I need before using xSquare Sports?
This betting system is as simple as 1, 2, 3 (okay, count to 8 instead). It can be placed with or without the actual software, but I suggest it for time saving purposes.
So, the only thing you need to place a bet in a ‘Noughts and Crosses’ style is a registered account with a bookmakers.
I always prefer to place my combination bets with bet365 and in this page I have explained the reasons in many cases.
If you do not have an account with bet365 and you would like to use the odds we show, then use this link.
How does the xSquare Sports (software) work?
Make 9 selections in football, horse racing or basketball, enter your stake and… voila! The x-Square Sports engine will produce the best 8 combinations of trebles.
So, what you get is 8 possible bets instead of 86 (the number of all possible trebles in 9 selections).
After you select your stake it will also give you a breakdown of the suggested stakes for each of your trebles produced.
It looks a little bit complicated on your first go, but soon you realise you can win as easily as in Naughts and Crosses. can actually test if it works with you.
What odds should you bet on?
There is no limitation on the odds of your picks. However, this betting system works better with odds close or higher from 2.00 (evens).
To get your money back with just one treble means you need a treble that pays 8 times your money. This can be produced with three selections at the price of 2.00 (evens).
What is the ROI (Return Of Investment)?
Placing your bets at predetermined positions and following the steps I suggest, from most likely (lower odds) to least likely (higher odds), you increase the possibility of winning. Of course, to make it crystal clear, the success still depends on your selections. But having checked xSquare in more than 100 systems, it produced winning returns in 92% of the cases. The ROI depends on the odds of your picks. In our tests it produced a ROI of 16.92%.
Can you play xSquare Sports without the software?
The answer is simply, yes.
To play xSquare-Sports without the software just do the following: