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Question for all you tennis bettors.....

NewTennisFan
08-23-2005, 10:07 PM
Warning: Trivial topic ahead. Of personal interest to me, not necessarily of any use to you, and not intended as such.



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?

adee-gee
08-23-2005, 10:20 PM
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 :shrug:

g35-great
08-23-2005, 10:26 PM
you are back :hug: still you are a spurs supporter :smash:

g35-great
08-23-2005, 10:28 PM
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 :bigcry:

adee-gee
08-23-2005, 10:37 PM
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 :bigcry:

:lol: I probably shouldn't laugh but its funny. Plus you're an Arsenal fan :boxing:

garylanders
08-23-2005, 11:06 PM
:dog:

its.like.that
08-24-2005, 04:34 AM
:haha:

g35-great
08-24-2005, 08:15 AM
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