Another day of the sports lockdown in North America means another day of table tennis action in northern Europe. We were able to successfully find another winning pick on Wednesday, as Aleksandr Kovalchuk made easy work for a 3-1 win over Vitaliy Sazhnev. That’s another winning table tennis pick to bring our all-time record to 37-23.
Can’t do much better than that. When you’re just trying to net any kind of profit, that holds up extremely well with our stated goal. I was originally going to skip table tennis today and focus on the KBO and CPBL. The Brothers-Monkeys match looks like it’s heading for a rainout, so I’m going to bypass the CPBL today.
It looks like the entire island is going to be under rain and thunderstorms for the next week. They’ve already postponed two matches on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Thursday and possibly the weekend getting rained out as well. When you’re a baseball league playing on a small island, this is something you are going to have to expect. Table tennis doesn’t have to worry about that being a problem. There doesn’t appear like there’s much that will be able to keep table tennis tournaments in Europe from continuing.
The Setka Cup and Czech TT Star Series have been by far the most profitable table tennis leagues that we’ve been handicapping. Subtract the Liga Pro in Russian and Challenger Series in Germany, and we’re doing even better than 37-23. I am quite familiar with the TT Star Series in Czechia by now. There aren’t a lot of players in the tournament, so it’s much easier to get a feel for.
The Czech TT Star Series is currently in the 13th tournament of their meet. David Reitspies is the most recent winner, as he dispatched Tomas Konecny for the win in the 12th tournament. Konecny is the latest grand final winner of the Czech TT Star Series, which he won in December over Tomas Tregler.
Reitspies is looking for more, as he returns to the table tennis courts after a five-day break. He is scheduled for four matches today, with his final match of the day against Miroslav Horejsi. The start time is currently set for 8:45 a.m. EST, though that is subject to change. Head belo for our free David Reitspies vs. Miroslav Horejsi pick in the Czech TT Star Series for May 21, 2020.
David Reitspies vs. Miroslav Horejsi Czech TT Star Series Table Tennis Odds:
David Reitspies vs. Miroslav Horejsi Prediction:
David Reitspies has three matches to shake off the rust after a short layoff from play on Thursday. Leading up to his match against Horejsi, Reitspies has a tricky game against Dmitrij Prokopcov. At one point, Prokopcov was the top-rated player in Czechia and 96th in the world. Reitspies should find his match against Horejsi simpler, but he can’t afford to take him lightly.
He’s been on a roll over Horejsi in recent games, with three straight wins, all of which were sweeps of 3-0. Reitspies has won nine straight sets against Horejsi by scores of 11-7, 11-5, 11-3, 11-7, 11-6, 12-10, 11-4, 11-8, 13-11. In other words, Horejsi was able to keep a set within 2 points in just two of those nine. Other than the 13-11 and 12-10 win for Reitspies, he’s won all of the other sets rather comfortably over Horejsi.
Also note that Reitspies is going into Thursday with a record of 8-1 in his previous nine matches overall. Reitspies has gone 50-26 since April 3 for a rock solid effort, and certainly deserving of the tournament win. Conversely, Horejsi owns a record of 39-32 since April 2. He’s more of a mid-tier player that is a step below Reitspies in the Czech TT Star Series. If Reitspies is focused and hungry to win here, then he should be able to take care of business.