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    Re: UPDATED Men's Picks and Results Thread

    6 or 15 for final
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    Re: UPDATED Men's Picks and Results Thread

    Well, this is as far as I could come. I ran out of picks. As the players say I consider this a good start to the season, getting to semis at least :-)

    Thanks to all who runs this

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    Quote Originally Posted by sokoll View Post
    Well, this is as far as I could come. I ran out of picks. As the players say I consider this a good start to the season, getting to semis at least :-)

    Thanks to all who runs this
    If Nadal loses, we may all be out of picks for the final.
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    Re: UPDATED Men's Picks and Results Thread

    So far 6 ransoms have come in saving:
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    If Rafa loses, that's the end of the pool, if he wins, the first 5 have a pick for the final dooming Oploskoffie to the bottom of the sea with the Wawrinka pickers.
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    Re: UPDATED Men's Picks and Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Drop-shot View Post
    So far 6 ransoms have come in saving:
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    Drop-shot
    Slc2466
    Oploskoffie

    If Rafa loses, that's the end of the pool, if he wins, the first 5 have a pick for the final dooming Oploskoffie to the bottom of the sea with the Wawrinka pickers.
    If Nadal wins, it looks like 3 of the Nadal pickers still have Federer in reserve for the final.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    I agree with your post, but if Raonic can lose a second set tie-break to Nadal, so can Dimitrov. I think that of the four players in the semis, the one with the better mental frame right now is Stan.
    And as mentally strong as they both are, if Roger and Rafa make the final, they will be feeling a ton of pressure. Could be the last chance for both.
    I think Nadal deals with pressure way better than Federer, especially in their matches. And I think it's because Nadal thinks about or focuses on competing more than winning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeganFernandez View Post
    I think Nadal deals with pressure way better than Federer, especially in their matches. And I think it's because Nadal thinks about or focuses on competing more than winning.
    Career-wise that's undeniably true, but Nadal's recent GS losses to Fognini, Verdasco and Pouille, in addition to several tour-event defeats, came because he cracked under pressure, losing all of the important points. He may or may not have recaptured his mojo in Melbourne, but I haven't seen enough evidence to prove it yet.

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    Nadal's last three slam matches all involved high-pressure moments and he's still here, so I'm looking at the situation in rosier terms; having Moya on the coaching team may have helped get him back on track. Definitely hoping Rafa can fire his way through a couple more matches, as I don't want to survive the pool the alternate way.

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    Re: UPDATED Men's Picks and Results Thread

    Just to vacate any doubts, the Rafa pickers are still alive. Whether they make it to the final or not obviously depends on the outcome of the match. Those who still have Roger available MUST come back to post their final pick in the corresponding thread that will be opened tomorrow after the second semifinal.
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    Well done to the remaining few!

    I'm off to explore the bottom of the ocean.

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    Re: UPDATED Men's Picks and Results Thread

    Congrats to the final 15 that made it out of captivity!

    Unfortunately, 7 of you had your visas rejected and got turned away at the very last moment.

    The remaining 8 of us have one final predetermined pick to make (AND POST) to determine who takes the glory and enjoys of the white sandy beaches of Australia as intended when our cruise set off almost two weeks ago.

    http://www.talkabouttennis.com/conte...P%20AO2017.htm




    *Thread will be up promptly.
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    Re: UPDATED Men's Picks and Results Thread

    wait, what happens if Nadal wins?

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    Re: UPDATED Men's Picks and Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by sokoll View Post
    wait, what happens if Nadal wins?
    I think 5 people have Nadal for the final and 3 have Federer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atlpam View Post
    I think 5 people have Nadal for the final and 3 have Federer.
    I see, I thought there only people with Fed pick left, so it's going to be either 5 medalists or 3

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    Re: UPDATED Men's Picks and Results Thread

    There's an additional reward gifted by Jon at SI this time around, so be sure to answer the tiebreaker questions when the thread goes up later as that will be determine who wins that.
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