Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Sporting Reasons to be cheerful

Once the Christmas season is over, it can feel like a long slog until the spring weather arrives. It’s often said that late January is the most depressing time of the year and the media nearly always make a big play of this.
Of course, if you expect to become down, you will be; so it’s always best to try and take a glass half full to life, though this isn’t always easy. There are, however, lots of things to look forward to in every month of the year, and one of the best things about January is the Australian tennis open for those of us who love the sport.

This year’s event looks to be one of the most exciting ever in prospect in the men’s singles, anyway, with reigning champion Novak Djokovic, French and US Open winner (who beat Djokovic in the final) Rafael Nadal, and Wimbledon winner and 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Andy Murray (runner-up in Melbourne for three of the last four Aussie Open tournaments) the main contenders.

If you enjoy a wager on the tennis, Andy Murray currently looks the best value of the three at slightly better than 6-1 with Betfair, the world’s largest betting exchange, at the time of writing. 

Because Betfair is an exchange of buyers and sellers with no bookmaker, you can also decide to lay bets back if your selection does well, so with the right bet, you can lock in a profit even if your selection doesn’t actually win – which makes it much more fun that more “normalised” betting.

If tennis isn’t really your thing, then there’s the six nations rugby union which kicks off in February, all the Champions League games and the Cheltenham Festival in March, which is always a wonderful event – and many other sporting events to get the new year off to a great start.
All in all then; plenty of sporting reasons to be cheerful!

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