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patrick
01-18-2012, 11:08 AM
This contest is temporarily closed to new participants. If you participated in the contest since January 1,2010 or you signed up on or before Saturday December 24,2011, you are eligible to participate.

We have The Australian Open for the ATP singles, WTA singles and the doubles. For the men's doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles, you pick ONLY the winner of each event. So select the team you want from the drop-down menus.

The brackets are posted below:

BRACKETS

ATP: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/pc2012/brackets/011612ATPAUSTRALIANOPEN.htm

WTA: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/pc2012/brackets/011612WTAAUSTRALIANOPEN.htm

Doubles: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/pc2012/brackets/011612BONUSAUSTRALIANOPEN.htm

Predictions will be due before start of play on Sunday at 11 AM local(7 PM USA EST - 4 PM PST USA on Saturday evening)

Please make sure you use your exact TAT username and provide a valid email address for confirmation of your picks.

Also, please be sure to check the "picks remaining" field at the bottom of the form to make sure you have completed all of the necessary picks.

This is the first event for 2012 in the race for London(ATP) and Istanbul(WTA). As a remainder, points for all majors for ATP and WTA predictions are doubled so please pick before the deadline close.

PICKS:

After the deadlines pass, you will be able to find everyone's picks at http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/pc2012/results/011612allpicks.htm.

patrick
01-19-2012, 07:26 AM
Brackets are now available.

ptmcmahon
01-20-2012, 08:22 PM
Bump to remind us all to do these after today's matches finishes.

omess
01-21-2012, 07:21 AM
Not easy :eek:

Drop-shot
01-21-2012, 08:08 AM
Not easy :eek:

Women's was impossibly hard. Could go so many ways.

dryrunguy
01-21-2012, 09:47 AM
Bumpage!

PeterSkan
01-21-2012, 10:29 AM
I am not going to miss it this year. I am not going to miss it this year.

PeterSkan
01-21-2012, 10:39 AM
I am not going to miss it this year. I am not going to miss it this year.

Hurray - I'm in!

shtexas
01-21-2012, 01:06 PM
Yikes! Just realized this.

JTContinental
01-21-2012, 01:36 PM
Yeek, I almost forgot.

Martini4me
01-21-2012, 02:28 PM
Women's was impossibly hard. Could go so many ways.


Yes. Comparatively, men's is very straight-forward, at least to the semis. Lots of head-scratcher matches on the women's side. (Clijsters-Li, anyone?) And so many of the top contenders have been just cruising through their matches, that you can't use form as any sort of tie-breaker.

Drop-shot
01-21-2012, 02:49 PM
Yes. Comparatively, men's is very straight-forward, at least to the semis. Lots of head-scratcher matches on the women's side. (Clijsters-Li, anyone?) And so many of the top contenders have been just cruising through their matches, that you can't use form as any sort of tie-breaker.

Exactly. Serena-Sharapova? And the winner against Kvitova? Li-Clijsters and then against Azarenka!

ptmcmahon
01-21-2012, 05:51 PM
And since it's WTA...none of those matches will probably wind up happening anyways!

shtexas
01-21-2012, 08:21 PM
I think I have underestimated Rafa

dryrunguy
01-21-2012, 08:26 PM
I think I have underestimated Rafa

It's hard to know what to do with a guy who has generally decimated his opponents in the tournament but has also announced he's not playing in February to let himself heal. Which I think was announced before the tournament even started, or shortly thereafter.

If he manages to make the final, it all depends on who his opponent is. Anything non-Djokovic offers hope.

And he could retire during Tuesday's match. There's just no way to gauge it.

Ribbons
01-21-2012, 08:58 PM
Yes. Comparatively, men's is very straight-forward, at least to the semis.

Anything involving Berdych gives me sympathy brain cramps. :o As he is apparently demonstrating on Hisense as I type. :wall:

ptmcmahon
01-22-2012, 05:12 AM
I think I have underestimated Rafa

Pre-tournie I had him going down to Berdych (or was it Isner)...I upgraded a round for predictions (losing to Fed now) so if I/we have underestimated him...at least I can say it could have been worse.

TennisAnyone74
01-23-2012, 07:47 AM
When you click on the "picks" thread to see who everyone picked, most of the women's picks and a few of the men's picks are not loading.

TA

James7
01-23-2012, 07:54 AM
Well... good news is that I submitted predictions early. Bad news is that I submitted predictions early. :rolleyes:

Drop-shot
01-23-2012, 08:08 AM
When you click on the "picks" thread to see who everyone picked, most of the women's picks and a few of the men's picks are not loading.

TA

Sorry about that. Program was having trouble uploading the files correctly yesterday. It's been fixed now.

ptmcmahon
01-23-2012, 08:12 AM
When you click on the "picks" thread to see who everyone picked, most of the women's picks and a few of the men's picks are not loading.

TA

That may be for the best ;)

TennisAnyone74
01-23-2012, 09:38 AM
Sorry about that. Program was having trouble uploading the files correctly yesterday. It's been fixed now.

Thanks! Now I can see just how "off" my predictions are. :o

TA