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patrick
01-12-2019, 07:18 AM
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We have the Australian Open in Melbourne 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/pc2019/brackets/011419ATPAUSTRALIAN-OPEN.htm Predictions will be due before start of play on Sunday at 11 AM local (USA: Saturday evening at 7 PM EST - 4 PM PST)

WTA: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/pc2019/brackets/011419WTAAUSTRALIAN-OPEN.htm Predictions will be due before start of play on Sunday at 11 AM local (USA: Saturday evening at 7 PM EST - 4 PM PST)

Doubles: www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/pc2019/brackets/011419BONUSAUSTRALIANOPEN.htm Predictions will be due before start of play on Sunday at 11 AM local (USA: Saturday evening at 7 PM EST - 4 PM PST)


As a reminder, 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/pc2019/results/011419allpicks.htm

ptmcmahon
01-18-2019, 06:06 AM
Bump...don't forget these will be due after tomorrow's play!

I like "paste teams here" in the men's doubles myself ;)

ptmcmahon
01-19-2019, 06:19 AM
Bump...know that Pouille has finally decided to end his match, time to start picking.

patrick
01-19-2019, 04:10 PM
Picks are up

PeterSkan
01-19-2019, 05:02 PM
Looks like we're mostly on the same page ...

Drop-shot
01-19-2019, 06:55 PM
I missed them. Well, that's it. I'm out for the year.

JazzNU
01-19-2019, 07:19 PM
Ugh! Yeah, I did that before. Missed a slam one year and a Masters last year. But I've missed them mid-year. Maybe this early you can go for broke early on and rebound.

ptmcmahon
01-20-2019, 04:50 AM
Time for some numbers:

ATP - 18 of 25 lost bottom half finalist today and two lost their winner:

Finalists:

Djokovic (24), Raonic(1)
Federer (17), Nadal (7), Cilic (1)

Winners:

Djokovic (22), Federer (2), Nadal (1)

WTA - 13 20 lost bottom half finalist and one two lost winner:

Finalists:

Williams (23), Halep (1), Osaka (1)
Kerber (13), Stephens (7), Kvitova (5)

Winners:

Williams (21), Halep (1), Kerber (1), Kvitova (1), Stephens (1)

Drop-shot
01-20-2019, 05:38 AM
Ugh! Yeah, I did that before. Missed a slam one year and a Masters last year. But I've missed them mid-year. Maybe this early you can go for broke early on and rebound.

Only if the scores are low. Otherwise it becomes impossible.

ptmcmahon
01-20-2019, 07:17 AM
After day 1, Jazznu and touloups are the only ones with all four finalists left. Touloups is our one who picked Raonic in final, and our one who picked Nadal to win tournament so has a chance to lap the field this week.

PeterSkan
01-21-2019, 01:22 PM
There's a lot of uniformity in the ATP and WTA picks. So it seems the results in the doubles may be influential on the final outcome. I thought it would be interesting to look over the picks and see how relatively unique the trio of picks is for each participant. It's a bit of a Band Wagon/Anti-Band Wagon measure. Of course, this is a double edged sword. Having a low Band Wagon measure is only especially helpful if you have a unique set of picks who actually win. If they lose, down the rabbit hole you go.

I counted the number of times any given duo was selected and then assigned that number to the poster picking them, tallied the total across the three draws and rank ordered the result. The lowest score [most unique set of picks] is 3 [provided three picks were made], in which case only that poster picked the three doubles teams they entered. Here's the bottom line ...


3 BHar11
6 PeterSkan
13 ptmcmahon dryrunguy
14 mysterX
16 tolulops
17 evil_juju
18 Martini4me
19 JazzNU
20 kanditoo
21 omess dave g
22 Miles tenedab 3mlm
24 atlpam fastbackss fastbackss
25 the Moz Omegadoom
26 FEBravo TennisAnyone74
30 patrick texasniteowl munchin

PeterSkan
01-21-2019, 06:54 PM
Crap = I'm one of the 4 Chan-Chan's who just got bounced.

I'm sure someone will let me know that they never had a Chan's.

James7
01-22-2019, 06:29 AM
Given that I failed to enter a Slam, I'll probably just give up on making my own predictions for the year.

PeterSkan
01-22-2019, 08:43 AM
Hello, Rabbit Hole ...

fastbackss
01-24-2019, 05:48 AM
To Peter's commentary regarding the doubles - now that the finals are set...here is who has a chance to get bonus points. (Fun fact - nobody can get more than one correct)

Men's:
dryrunguy
mysterx
PeterSkan
toulops

Women's:
fastbackss
FEBravo
JazzNU
JeffinTX
Omegadoom
Patrick
tenedab
texasniteowl
the Moz

Mixed:
BHar11

PeterSkan
01-26-2019, 07:09 AM
To Peter's commentary regarding the doubles - now that the finals are set...here is who has a chance to get bonus points. (Fun fact - nobody can get more than one correct)

Men's:
dryrunguy
mysterx
PeterSkan
toulops

Women's:
fastbackss
FEBravo
JazzNU
JeffinTX
Omegadoom
Patrick
tenedab
texasniteowl
the Moz

Mixed:
BHar11

And congrats to BHar11 for being the only poster to correctly predict the Mixed Doubles winners ...