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patrick
10-20-2019, 09:44 AM
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We have three events to predict this week. ATP is at Basel and Vienna while the WTA is playing at Zhuhai.


ATP BRACKETS

Basel : http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/pc2019/brackets/102119ATPBASEL.htm Predictions will be due before play starts on Wednesday at 1 PM local(USA: 7 AM EDT - 4 AM PDT)

Vienna : http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/pc2019/brackets/102119ATPVIENNA.htm Predictions will be due before play starts on Thursday at 1 PM local(USA: 7 AM EDT - 4 AM PDT)

WTA BRACKETS

Zhuhai : http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/pc2019/brackets/WTAZHUHAI102119.html Predictions are due before play starts on Tuesday at 2 PM local (USA: 2 AM EDT - 11 PM PDT Monday evening)

PICKS:

After the deadlines pass, you will be able to find everyone's picks at http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/pc2019/results/102119allpicks.htm


Dates and time are subject to change

PeterSkan
10-20-2019, 09:50 AM
Zhuhai link seems to be broken

patrick
10-20-2019, 10:02 AM
Zhuhai is not officially set up yet. Should be coming once the entire field is announced.

kandi
10-20-2019, 08:22 PM
Tennis Channel has it scheduled starting at 9:00 PM on Monday PDT.

ptmcmahon
10-20-2019, 11:29 PM
Looks like little time in between so everyone be ready for some quick picking!

ptmcmahon
10-21-2019, 04:39 AM
Draw was done overnight:

https://www.wtatennis.com/news/draw-released-2019-wta-elite-trophy-zhuhai

James7
10-21-2019, 05:14 AM
Had to look elsewhere for doubles, but I found it.

Bracket should be up. I hope.

ptmcmahon
10-21-2019, 07:33 AM
Looks good to me. Not sure if they are keeping the same semifinal match ups as last year but I can't find anything saying how they will match semis so probably we'll have to assume they are.

James7
10-21-2019, 09:36 AM
Yeah. This is how it was last 2 times, I think. I don't really know.

Good luck picking doubles. ;)

ptmcmahon
10-21-2019, 12:51 PM
I spent five seconds thinking about doubles.

Is deadline for Zhuhai right? My scoreboard shows first match starting 1 AM Eastern. Should I stay up until 2 to try to get maybe 1 extra point? :) (3 AM my local time.)

3mlm
10-21-2019, 09:36 PM
I spent five seconds thinking about doubles.

Is deadline for Zhuhai right? My scoreboard shows first match starting 1 AM Eastern. Should I stay up until 2 to try to get maybe 1 extra point? :) (3 AM my local time.)

Here, in California, it's 9:35 and the first doubles match is about to start. So if you're still awake you might have a doubles result before predictions are due.

ptmcmahon
10-21-2019, 09:47 PM
Now first singles shows same time as deadline. So all good there.

The doubles match is 1-1 so far. :)

ptmcmahon
10-21-2019, 11:01 PM
Xiang/Tang won two minutes before deadline.... and no I didnít redo picks. Will be funny to see if anyone did and if it works out.

kandi
10-22-2019, 10:32 AM
This is Tuesday, there will still be FIVE first round matches to be played on Wednesday in both Vienna and Basel --- should the deadline be extended, or do we just make that many wild guesses???

ptmcmahon
10-22-2019, 11:03 AM
And some second round matches too. I don't see a need for it to be extended? We'll all be taking the same number of wild guesses as each other. It if was extended we'd all just be getting more points. Doesn't seem like a reason to extend deadline to me, so my guess is no.

3mlm
10-22-2019, 11:24 AM
This is Tuesday, there will still be FIVE first round matches to be played on Wednesday in both Vienna and Basel --- should the deadline be extended, or do we just make that many wild guesses???



And some second round matches too. I don't see a need for it to be extended? We'll all be taking the same number of wild guesses as each other. It if was extended we'd all just be getting more points. Doesn't seem like a reason to extend deadline to me, so my guess is no.

The rules say:


- Deadlines may change due to unforeseen circumstance. Generally the rule of thumb is that the deadline is start of play for the day in which more than 2 R16 matches will be played. Itís up to participants to be aware of this as the runners of the tournament are human and fallible. We try to update as well as we are able.

- Freebies: this is the opposite situation. Some R-16 matches will have been played before the deadline giving you a FREE quarterfinalist which will not exceed 2 per tournament.


There are 3 second round matches Wednesday in Basel, but only 2 in Vienna. I'd say make predictions as if both are due before tomorrow and be prepared to update if any deadlines change.

patrick
10-22-2019, 12:19 PM
This is Tuesday, there will still be FIVE first round matches to be played on Wednesday in both Vienna and Basel --- should the deadline be extended, or do we just make that many wild guesses???

Blame Federer for TAT making wild guesses in Basel

ptmcmahon
10-22-2019, 12:42 PM
Looks like Vienna has been changed to Thursday?

James7
10-24-2019, 04:48 AM
Picks are now posted

ptmcmahon
10-25-2019, 04:59 AM
Well that worked out well for the one person who took Stan over Roger... :mad:

ptmcmahon
10-25-2019, 12:13 PM
And of course the brackets wound up different than last year for Elite Trophy! Still could have lots of people with both finalists, especially a Bertens-Sabalenka final.

Props to mysterX for being the only one with Muchova AND only one with Zheng in semis.

Props to me for being the only one with NO semifinalists. Been a rough week it has!