Total stake 500x23 = 11 500
Total return 500 x 22 x 1.15 = 12 650
Profit 1150 bucks. Too bad I didnt have this idea before clay season started
Laying out a total of 11.5k just to pick up over a k over the course of 23 matches is not the best idea in the world. Jig tried it this season and it was going well until the Ferrero match where he got stung. For the large part, it does seem like easy money when you have a player that
However, if you've got 11.5k to play with you should be able to find selections at far more backable prices to make use of, risking far less and potentially winning alot more.
At the end of the day, backing in this manner (re:Nadal) can only be done in very exceptional circumstances over very short periods of time, and even then it can be destroyed in an instant because of one off day, as happened with Nadal/Ferrero and the blisters/tiredness etc.
Not the way to go.
If you did want to back a player over the course of a season, it would have to be a player yet to explode who you believed would do over the course of the season, thus being able to back them at consistent stakes throughout the season at odds against. And again, this is only ever going to last for a short period, as the books would soon be adjusting the prices on said player.
All in all, it's unworkable either way for sustained and continued growth.