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    Re: 2018 IW/Miami suicide pool Loser's Lounge

    Whoever thought that picking Djokovic in his first match against a qualifier would be too risky?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    Out of both pools in less than three days. PT's point: we are NOT getting collectively worse at this. We are totally sucking at it.
    C'mon, we should be better at it. We are supposed to know about tennis!!!
    I think the smaller draw here has something to do with this.

    Just like I think next year will be tougher when there are only 16 seeds.

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    Re: 2018 IW/Miami suicide pool Loser's Lounge

    Only 16 seeds next year? That might make the first couple days a little more manageable actually...we'll have some people between 17-32 to pick.

    Who am I kidding? We'll pick them and they'll lose.

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    Said in a little bit more detail for each scenario -

    Specific to Indian Wells for the most part you have the top 96 in the world. The top 32 have byes at the start. So in theory you are picking players ranked 33-96.

    In a (current) slam for each of the first two days you have 16 of the top 32 playing those from outside of the top 32. You then have 16 matches amongst players ranked 33 to 128. There can be more of a "gap" at least in terms of numerical ranking.

    Starting next year when go (back) to 16 seeds - will you really want to go for higher seeds early in tournament? What if early on you have the #8 seed playing the #17 playing in the world? You create your "path" to victory - how will you navigate that minefield?

    I think anyway it will be harder...

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    Re: 2018 IW/Miami suicide pool Loser's Lounge

    All I mean is on days 1 and 2 we'll have #17-#32 available where we wouldn't have before - at IW/Miami.

    I wasn't thinking about the slams - those will definitely be harder.

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    I am just getting this thread back into the "Recent Contest" area.
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    Re: 2018 IW/Miami suicide pool Loser's Lounge

    9 of us took Struff, so 9 of us here already.

    Vondrousvoa lost the first set too, so I could be double cheeked with both my first picks...just like at IW. All to people outside the top 125.

    3 people got Fucsovised over, and 2 went down with Harrison already too. Brilliant picking by us all again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptmcmahon View Post
    9 of us took Struff, so 9 of us here already.
    Count me in as one of the dreaded nine, these practice pools are MUCH harder and MORE frustrating than the Grand Slam ones.....arrrrghhh.....

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    Re: 2018 IW/Miami suicide pool Loser's Lounge

    Ugh...was anyone else 0 for 4 like I was over these two events? If so we deserve the best seats in the LL.

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    Whaaa. So good in Indian Wells and then Miami...out on the first day.
    So sad but predictable.

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    Re: 2018 IW/Miami suicide pool Loser's Lounge

    WTF Barbora?

    Did someone point that that you misspell your own first name and distract you?

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    ....and I thought I was taking Caroline Garcia too early....

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