I'm down by about 21 pounds! Grrr! I was at about £46 and had locked in at least £5 on the final yesterday, then had to go back in and tinker and ended up locking in a 49p loss!
I'm going to keep at it, but I think I can't just take a small profit, I have to go back in.
I started by backing Roddick at high odds at the start, then a little into the second set laid him off for a healthy profit. But then at the end I was getting on swings before they even happened. Backing at 6.8, then it'd swing out to 9-13 on roddick at points and would never come back. I little less haste on my part would be great. Had £6 and £4 on fed before I messed it up.
I also lost a fair chunk on the correct set score market on the Murray game, just too many markets open and unable to keep my bets even. I'd advise keep it to purely backing and laying one player otherwise I just got terribly confused.
It's been an interesting week though, I can definitely see where the profit would come from. Not sure whether it's for me though, it feels far too much like gambling and I just hate accepting losses (this is where I struggle to change my mindset) Matched betting has made me kick myself every time I lose because it's usually my fault, whereas in trading you have to accept a loss quickly and move on. I find I'm always determined to turn a profit and just sit there hoping the odds swing back.
I'll try closing out and leaving the trades if I give it a go next week, build up lots of small profits.