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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2005, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Players who retire at end of match

There are a few players who are known to retire at the end of a match, when they are about to lose. I'm not going to give names because that's not the point. But do you think that there's a possibility that a reason in certain cases could be BETTING?

I've seen many times someone retire when they are down for example 4-6, 1-5 or down 5-7, 6-4, 1-5. To me it made no sense, especially when you could see that the injury is not that bad and the player was still able to move and hit. Some players have done it often.

In betting, at least in most sites, if you pick a player and the players loses due to retiring from injury, you don't lose the money that you bet, but you're refunded and the whole bet is VOID. So imagine a certain player betting on themselves, and then realizing that they're about to lose. A way to not lose this money would be to retire from the match.

I know that some of you will think this idea is too far-fetched, but gambling and betting is way more common than you might think. And I'm pretty sure there are some players who do it privatly. And I'm even sure that it has happened that a match was fixed between 2 players, based on something like betting where they would both win money from the outcome. I even think that there were articles in the past about such things in sports. (The players do not have to go by their own names, they can tell someone to bet for them or anything).

Well, it's just an idea. I sometimes find it absolutely ridiculous with how some players retire 1 or 2 games before the match when they have no chance to win, and I think it's a possibility for a reason.
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we need names please

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I remember Serena in third round of Wimbledon against Ruano, i can't remenber the year
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Did Barbara Paulus not retire once when two match points down? something like 1-5 15-40 down in a match, but i think she was stretchered away so she had an excuse.

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I remember Serena in third round of Wimbledon against Ruano, i can't remenber the year
i don´t remember that

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marion bartoli seems to pull out of a lot of matches
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i don´t remember that
Third round of wimbledon 98, Ruano Pascual def Serena Williams 75 41 ret

In fact this is the only time they play against each other
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As much as i dont wanna say it,Henrieta Nagyova definately takes the title!! In 2002 alone(or maybe 01)She reitred to Meilen Tu 3/6,2/4;Tatiana Panova 0/6,2/5;and atleast one other 1/6,?/3

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Third round of wimbledon 98, Ruano Pascual def Serena Williams 75 41 ret

In fact this is the only time they play against each other
oh i never saw that match. i never knew of a match were rena ret.

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Alexandra Stevenson used to do it A LOT, but has pretty much stopped in recent years.
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Alexandra Stevenson used to do it A LOT, but has pretty much stopped in recent years.
Well, you have to play matches to pull out of them. But she was doing it up until last year sometimes.
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