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jamesblakefan#1
04-22-2009, 01:48 PM
If you had to put serious money on it, say $100, would you take Rafael Nadal or the field at the French open?

Serendipitous
04-22-2009, 01:54 PM
Nadal is the field. :)

Carlito
04-22-2009, 01:56 PM
If you had to put serious money on it, say $100, would you take Rafael Nadal or the field at the French open?

$100 is serious money? Thats barely even half a racket.

prosealster
04-22-2009, 02:09 PM
If you had to put serious money on it, say $100, would you take Rafael Nadal or the field at the French open?

put it on Nads and u'll get like $100.5 back 2 weeks later....I'd rather just spend it :)

fps
04-22-2009, 02:21 PM
Nadal
http://nbcsportsmedia4.msnbc.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/060611/060611_nadal_vmed_9a.widec.jpg

Field
http://www.getfreshpix.com/Photos/0LMNZ21/ZQDMFs4UGX218T.jpg

As you can see, Nadal is much bigger than the field. At RG, Nadal will stamp all over the field.

jamesblakefan#1
04-22-2009, 02:29 PM
What about like $300?

egn
04-22-2009, 03:45 PM
I like my money. That should give my answer.

ramseszerg
04-22-2009, 03:47 PM
Is this a serious question? It's pretty much impossible to beat Nadal on clay.

jamesblakefan#1
04-22-2009, 04:09 PM
Is this a serious question? It's pretty much impossible to beat Nadal on clay.

I know, its just with all the Murray to win the French and Federer to win the French threads, I was making sure there were still some sane people left on the boards.

tudwell
04-22-2009, 04:33 PM
127 > 1

It's simple math.

Josherer
04-22-2009, 04:36 PM
Nadal is Paying $1.40 to win the Fench.

Nadal_Freak
04-22-2009, 04:39 PM
If they give me 50/50 odds, I'm taking that bet. Nadal is the overwhelming favorite.

Patrick_St
04-22-2009, 05:38 PM
It's always safer to bet on the field no matter how much of a favorite any player is to win simply because the odds are still against them.

Blade0324
04-22-2009, 06:09 PM
If it would pay I would put money on it no doubt. I'd put $1000 on Nadal if there would be a good return.

TheNatural
04-22-2009, 09:23 PM
what about $1000, 000. You'll be half a million dollars richer after the FO!

Bloodshed
04-22-2009, 09:36 PM
I'll say this right now:

If Nadal can guarantee me he'll be 100% healthy and he plays just as, if not better than RG 08, I will bet billions of dollars for the guy. No questions asked.

ferim
04-22-2009, 10:55 PM
http://www.easyodds.com/compareodds/tennis/grand-slams/m/130092-273-5.html

you can check the odds in several betting sites and get a rough estimate of the probability of Nadal winning the FO vs. the rest.

ChanceEncounter
04-23-2009, 01:57 AM
If Nadal is healthy, bet the farm on him.

fps
04-23-2009, 02:47 AM
It's always safer to bet on the field no matter how much of a favorite any player is to win simply because the odds are still against them.

Usually I'd completely agree with you. But Nadal at the FO is a special case, its equivalent would be something like this:-

Pete Sampras enters a tournament, let's say if he wins it the organiser gives a million dollars to a charity of his choice. He's motivated to win it. The other competitors in the 8 strong field are Sir Trevor McDonald, Will Ferrell, Margaret Thatcher, you, me, that gopher on youtube that turns around fast, and a broomstick.

Sometimes the field hasn't got anything on the favourite. I think FO 2009 is one of those years.

Bud
04-23-2009, 02:51 AM
127 > 1

It's simple math.

Was it simple math the last four consecutive years, too?

Leublu tennis
04-23-2009, 04:30 AM
A two ................

jamesblakefan#1
04-23-2009, 05:27 AM
127 > 1

It's simple math.

But Nadal only has to beat 7 guys, not 127. Its not like in say golf, where Tiger has to have a better score than 120 or so guys. Nadal only has to beat the guys he faces.