03-12-2007, 05:58 AM
What the heck is up with all of these "upsets" at Indian Wells this year? I'm guessing it means the depth of pro tennis has become... deeper?

03-12-2007, 06:00 AM
No, it is a vast conspiracy from the bookies to squeeze the money out of the poor, uninformed investors.

03-12-2007, 06:05 AM
I like the way you think. By the way, what were the odds on the Federer-Canas match?

03-12-2007, 06:13 AM
I like the way you think. By the way, what were the odds on the Federer-Canas match?

I saw 32:1 for Canas winning before the match, factor in those who made trades during the match and those who have bet on the winner-take-all market for Roger and the bookies must have made a hell of a kill.

03-12-2007, 10:01 AM
there are lots of weird matches, but some guys came back luckily like gonzo and nalby

leng jai
03-12-2007, 10:09 AM
It means the good players are playing shit.

03-12-2007, 10:15 AM
It means that there is depth in men's tennis, some are playing badly, some just don't care. And also, some are already tired in March from travelling (Qatar, Australia, Europe, Dubai, United States...)

03-12-2007, 10:17 AM
I sorta hope there's a bit of a return to normality today. Yesterday was kr-a-a-zy.

03-12-2007, 10:18 AM
It's a conspiracy vs Mr Disney.

03-12-2007, 01:49 PM
The pressure increases for the remaining contenders.

03-12-2007, 02:38 PM
Miami. At least top women had the balls to withdraw :p Guys are so afraid of my master Etienne :hearts:

03-12-2007, 02:49 PM
It seems very strange.. very.

03-12-2007, 03:44 PM
It was a great day as long as your guy didn't lose. :angel:

03-12-2007, 04:56 PM
It's a conspiracy vs Mr Disney.

Probably PRO Mr Disney, his RR argument with allowing the favs to lose one match and still stay is as valid as it can be (that is, still BS IMO)

03-12-2007, 05:04 PM
It means the good players are playing shit.

Pretty much, yes.

03-13-2007, 06:21 AM
Blake? Bookies are becoming MILLIONAIRES.

I'm willing to bet that Ferrero will beat Nadal tomorrow, and Gasquet will beat Roddick.

03-13-2007, 06:45 AM
It means that Disney is off crying or trying to make last minuet pleas that they would all still be in under the RR system.;)

03-13-2007, 06:49 AM
at least the women favs keep winning
unlike the men

03-13-2007, 07:06 AM
I mentioned it somewhere else, but I think that thread died: there are only really upsets in Rafa and Fed's quarters. Davydenko and Roddick's quarters haven't been nearly as surprising.

03-13-2007, 04:00 PM
It's interesting that so many seeds would go crashing out right after Federer's loss. You'd think they would have been thrilled at this chance to win a Masters shield, but it's almost like everybody got *too* excited and ended up choking. Very strange. Here's Benneteau's take on it:

UNFAMILIAR FEELING: Julien Benneteau, who pulled off an upset of No. 6 James Blake, had a unique reason so many of the top seeds in the Pacific Lie Open have lost so far. It's Roger Federer's fault. :lol: "I think in men's tennis, everybody, almost everybody, can beat everybody. So we were used to seeing Roger win everything," Benneteau said. "For the first time maybe since a long, long time ago, he lost (in) the first round. So it's maybe a little bit weird for the people and then for us (the players)."