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RTR AO 2013 - Day 1

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Hmm, I don't think you guys stand a chance against me tbh :P

Maybe so, but if this was a tennis match, it would be a 5 setter.
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Hewit in 4

 Verdasco in 4

Harrison  in 4

Malisse in 4

dimitrov in 4 bank
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Bookies, not me, have: Tipsy, Verdasco, Harrison, Mallisse, Dimitrov
Bookies never lose, so they say Think
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Bookies, not me, have: Tipsy, Verdasco, Harrison, Mallisse, Dimitrov
Bookies never lose, so they say Think
Not 'never lose' but they're certainly right more often than not.

Tennis is a hell of a lot more unpredictable than other sports though, due to the individual nature of the sport and various match-ups. You never know when someone's going to play the match of his life, or who's going to just not turn up. Then you have to factor in different surfaces and conditions. And then sometimes it's just hard to tell how good someone actually is (players hampered by injuries like Brian Baker or Hewitt, or younger players like Goffin and Janowicz who made massive ground last year). Some younger players are far better than their ranking, but just haven't realised their potential yet and will often 'spring an upset'.

Part of the reason why I love the sport so much.
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The bookies usually never lose over everyone's bets on an event but you can have an individual edge over their odds, especially on a sport like tennis, if you are very knowledgeable about the sport and very good at knowing what outcomes to bet on. You basically need to have enough insight into your bets to give yourself back a statistical edge over the average odds deficits you're placing your bets on. Then even if do have an edge your margins will only ever be small which means you need to be placing large bets in order to accumulate any sort of decent gains, which in turn means you need to have the bankroll to cover very large variance swings - another problem for professional gamblers nowadays is a lot of betting sites start limiting the amount you can bet if you start taking decent profits against them.
[ Last edit by laundry January 13, 2013, 07:48 PM ] IP Logged
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Tipsy in 3
Goffin in 4
Harrison in 4
Malisse in 4
Dimitrov in 3 bank
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Me too. About 8am tomorrow. Works well.

I know- one way to get me up early in the morning, put tennis on! lol

A lot of fight talk going on here guys, I guess we'll just have to see who comes out on top!!
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My first time..

Hewitt in 5. (Rusty might be rusty, but he's going to give his all.)
Verdasco in 4
Harrison in 4
Malisse in 3
Dimitrov in 4 (Bank)
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^ Just remember and keep an eye on the deadline times scot Smile I'll let you off this time though :P
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Oh.. sorry!
You letting me off because of time difference, then? yes
And I'm a virgin.
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Oh.. sorry!
You letting me off because of time difference, then? yes
And I'm a virgin.

Yep on both counts (and I lurve you!)
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Well Dimitrov didn't live up to expectations, Benneteau won in 3 sets
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Well done MuzzaFan2012 on the 7 points from the first two matches :P

Shame about him but at least Mallise took it in 3 so I got 3 points there :)
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And then Malisse breaks Andujar in 3 as well- another one bites the dust Frown
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Well I called the winners at least.

Some interesting scores so far. I love a good upset.
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