Who has the better chance, The Nadal or Nole?
It's extremely unlikely that Novak will feel any ill effects from his bout of coronavirus. Possible, but a very small chance.Nadal has a much better chance of winning the French Open based on his unbelievable track record of 12 titles and just two losses. He has also won 2 out of the last three US Opens where his chance of winning has to be considered this year only slightly less than a healthy Novak. The question is how healthy is Novak as a recent study in Germany published this week has shown that 78% of those who were positive for the vir#s in the study showed heart inflammation and structural damage - this included many who had minor symptoms and were never hospitalized. No one knows how good Novak is playing currently, how many symptoms he had and what the after-effects are to his lungs and heart. As a tennis fan, I hope he is 100% healthy and will play as well as he was at the start of the year. But, I have to cast my vote for Nadal in this poll.
Oh, I was looking for odds online but I couldn't find any, most likely because of THAT. What website are you using?I'm not arguing this is actually the case, but the implied combined betting odds have them at similar odds. I think this is a very typical difficult probability question actually that can lead people to give the intuitively wrong answer.
With that said, I would be tempted to say Nadal too
Odds have him at around 25 percent (and Novak between 20 and 25 percent) , which is quite high to have 21 slams in 2.5 months
It's like comparing a legend to a mere mortal lol. Or some Spanish bull vs a counterfeit product lmao.On paper:
Nadal has more combined slams of 16 to 4 at the 2 events.
Nadal has more individual RGs
Nadal has more individual USOs
Nadal has a winning H2H against nole at RG
Nadal has a winning H2H against nole at USO
Nadals favourite clay tournament is at RG whereas Noles probably had the least succes at RG compared to other clay events hes played
Nadal has won RG-USO combo 4 times in the same year
Nole has never won both events in the same year.
Nole has lost 5 finals at the open compared to only 1 for nadal
Nole has lost 3 RG finals compared to 0 for Nadal.
Its weird if you show all these stats to a player who doesn't know much about tennis, they'll think Nadal is the obvious answer lol.
But obviously its far more complicated and I think Nole can probably recover quicker between the 2 slams so it should be interesting