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Question for all you tennis bettors.....

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Tell me something...

See, I think I've discovered something I've been doing subconsciously, without really realizing it. When I'm confident that such and such is going to win their match, bet on them, and they end up losing, I think that's made me more inclined to bet against the person I backed on another occasion, just out of a burning desire to see them lose again...due to "costing" me that initial bet I placed on them to win.

Like with Hanescu yesterday. In the Sopot tournament, I backed him to beat Monsieur Monfils, totally writing off the Frenchman. Hanescu gets his ass handed to him. While Hanescu obviously didn't "owe" me anything, I guess I selfishly never really "forgave" him for that, and it probably PARTLY influenced me backing Horna over him yesterday.

Have any of you ever found yourselves doing this, and thinking afterwards that the first loss may have had something to do with your decision, right at the back of your mind?
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Re: Question for all you tennis bettors.....

I know what you mean. I've done the same thing in the past. Although I would say I usually give them more than 1 match.

Although on the other hand, I've had people like Moya and Calleri who always seem to lose whenever I back them, yet I still go and back them for some silly reason
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i did this a lot of times... few weeks back i bet a lot of money on puerta and that guy lost like as ass... i got angry and never bet on him for the next 2 weeks and he went till semi in both the week and then lost... so i thought he got his form back and the 4th week i bet on him in forst round and he again lost

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i did this a lot of times... few weeks back i bet a lot of money on puerta and that guy lost like as ass... i got angry and never bet on him for the next 2 weeks and he went till semi in both the week and then lost... so i thought he got his form back and the 4th week i bet on him in forst round and he again lost
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