posted by birddog23
^^^^ That all is foreign language to me lol
Basically, betting sites set the line at 30.5 total games. Minimum in a match is 18. That would be a 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 win for someone. On the men’s side, almost impossible. I expected McDonald to really test Nadal early (who is looking old, and wild early on in matches). Was hoping for 7-6 or 7-5 first set, which is 12. At that point, would only need 6-4, 6-3 to win bet. When McDonald won the first set, it was basically a guaranteed win, as Nadal has never lost in straight sets; so he was going to win a set. If both players win a set, basically impossible to be less than 30.5 games.
But then Nadal got hurt at the end of the 2nd set and nearly screwed me. McDonald at that point was looking like he could win 614, 6-4, 6-2 or something haha. Or Nadal could even retire. Needed Nadal to get at least 5 games or it would end at under 30.5 total. He gutted out 5 games on his serve, before McDonald finally took him down. But then it was 7-5, which is 12. 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 = 32, which won the O over 30.5.
So I win the bet, but almost in the exact OPPOSITE way anticipated. Figured the start of the match perfectly, but McDonalds level never dipped, Nadals never was raised and then Nadal got hurt lol.