Citation from yesterday thread (Main Draw
Got a question for ya, Jacques_Ukraine!
The odds I've seen on Blake/Dolgo have favored Blake tonight in New Haven ..... Why is that do you think? Most regular people seem to think Dolgo will win!
My answer was the following:
I'm not gambler but know there were many strange bets around Dolgo matches previously. I don't want to believe in some tricks, I think Dolgo was and still remain unstable. In addition, he is of lazy man type or, in other words, very rationalist If matters go wrong or he had bad mood, he could tank the match, at least we saw such cases previously. Of cource, this year he shows great progress in stability and confidence, but don't insure against breakdowns
Regarding today match, I guess folks were impressed by 1st round win of Blake too...
Today win was easy... Dolgo mainly struggled with himself only, Blake was heavyish and slow