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    Quote Originally Posted by nuxx?? View Post
    I had +5.5 and he foleded like a bitch in 2nd set. I told myself i won't ever put money on him after Losing to Paul in AO, sigh.
    Dimitrov has been one of my players to keep an eye on this year, I think he gave it an okay crack, had multiple breaks against Nadal and more chances but when Nadal wants to win, he wins. He was too good this time around.

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    Any plays from Kazakstan or South Africa Jeff?

    I see my boy Brown got a win today.Hopefully he is finding some form.Could be a good play next match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beefcake View Post
    Any plays from Kazakstan or South Africa Jeff?

    I see my boy Brown got a win today.Hopefully he is finding some form.Could be a good play next match.
    Really liking Durasovic. Wish I didn't wait as it was +126 and got it at +110.

    BOL. Haase seems like a good bet under -200. Would think he'd be higher.

    Done with Challenger. The officiating with no replay is horrible. Tons of aces on break points where Durasovic got screwed. Hate when I flip last minute.
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    I swear I read somewhere Haase retired from tennis after playing in his home tournament in a Challenger and winning it, but he seems to be going on and an okay doubles player with his serve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beefcake View Post
    Any plays from Kazakstan or South Africa Jeff?
    I see my boy Brown got a win today.Hopefully he is finding some form.Could be a good play next match.
    I know a lot of people like do dabble in a bit of everything but I've tried to stick to mens singles tennis on the ATP Tour.

    That said I haven't minded the lineup for the Phoenix Challenger and will look into that and see if it's worth playing. I believe it is a new tournament which means less data but we'll see.

    If these government reactions continue the way they have for Indian Wells then it may not even be worth betting on tennis for the rest of 2020. Not because the players themselves are scared of catching something and you don't know what their motivation but because the rhythm of the tour will surely affect them because some of them haven't played a lot of matches are or going big breaks between them.

    The players shouldn't be too phased about their health because there will be proper measures taken on restrictions on fan and ball ball interaction as well as probable media restrictions. Most of them don't have the health issues that can affect them if they come into contact with someone who has the virus. The Tennis clubs are still let the players use their facilities and the such and I've read players like Nadal and Pliskova have already gone back to Europe to prepare for European clay.

    So it will be interesting to see whether Miami will follow suit.

    Maybe in areas where it is worse like Italy for example they will almost have to consider playing in empty venues and take the hit with prize money that comes with it. You just can't cancel a season from what I can see.

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    ^ If anyone has more to contribute and add to the discussion, please do. Any bits of information are much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_Black View Post
    ^ If anyone has more to contribute and add to the discussion, please do. Any bits of information are much appreciated.
    I am going to find it very tough. So much break time in between matches will throw my thinking off alot. Might have to stick to the 500s/1ks + Slams as we can assume all effort is being given. That being said, I'm more cautious with players like Kyrgios who will mentally check out if he's not feeling good or thinks it'll risk his health.

    Dogs are most likely going to be the best way to approach things. Could see players getting pumped to know the Big 3 might coast to grab Slams since that's all they want.

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    Some players are already hinting it could be longer then the initial 6 week hiatus.

    But if you look at the actual data in Europe where the next swing of tournaments is outside of Italy, the total deaths and amount of cases is no where near as bad. These are also countries with populations of 40-60 million people.
    10 deaths in all of europe outside of Italy and 9 of those are in Spain and France.
    All it would probably take is one player catching it or doing something idiotic like Rudy Gobert did to create another chain reaction.

    It'll be interesting to see how many cases there are while these sports hiatus' are going on. If there is a steep decline in the amount of new cases then you could almost argue it would make sense and be logical to allow the seasons to resume with of course proper hygiene precautions taking place.

    It's not logical to shut down the rest of these seasons until it dies down, just because the government and media want you to think things are worse then what they actually are.

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    Comments:

    1) No one has died from the singular effects of the virus. The casualties have come from complications. Corona virus now bears the blame for the death of anyone infected by it no matter the actual cause of death.

    2) The virus only lives for 5 weeks in the body of a healthy person.

    3) There are indications pointing toward the resumption of a number of major sporting activities by early May.

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    Early May would be amazing. As of now...
    Personally feeling at least start of June but we'll see.

    Some are suggesting upto 6 months but for some sports that may not be feasible. I'm not sure if I am going to go back to betting on tennis (in 2020) even after with the disruption that has happened but we'll see how things pan out, I probably will because i'll miss following the sport itself! but the calendar is going to be out of whack for sure.

    If I don't check in from time to time it's probably because I'm just doing my own thing with work and study so I hope guys like yourself and everyone else who checks in on this thread as well as posts in the tennis thread who engages in constructive discussion takes care of themselves in the mean time.

    I have a ridiculously good immune system where I only really get briefly sick for a few days during flu season (usually when it comes to winter) so hopefully by then for us here it's died down by then.
    But I know not everyone is like that hence my earlier comment.

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    All the best!

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