Betting tips, odds and opinion

Matthew Walton

Matthew has spent all his working life within the media and the betting industry. For the past 15 years he has collaborated with a number of leading form experts and professional backers in providing highly successful betting advice. Now, based in Cheshire, the 39-year-old analyst provides daily tennis information through Goldcall ( and is currently compiling the first 'Tennis Form Book' which is due out in November.

His journalistic career began with the BBC in the early 1990's where he worked as a football reporter for both television and radio. After concentrating much of his time on betting activities, Matthew can be seen on Channel M (Sky Channel 203) where he works as a freelance sports pundit, a role which he combines with his writing and betting interests.

As for favourite players ... I'm a clay court man. Ambition is to one day make it to the French Open final although I probably stand more chance as a spectator than a player!

Favourite player of recent years would have to be Guga (Gustavo Kuerten). Backed him every time he won at Roland Garros and the bet I remember most was when he came from match point down against Michael Russell in 2001 to win his third title. I can see him now, lying on his back in the middle of a big heart he drew on the court with his racquet.

Tennis betting is a great sport to bet on. There's no chance of a draw, there's enough stats available to give well-informed backers a good chance of success and the individual nature of the sport (versus football, cricket, rugby etc) allows for a much better appreciation of the form.

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