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    Predictions: Week of 042318

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    We have four events to predict this week. The ATP is playing at Barcelona and Budapest while the WTA is playing at Istanbul and Stuttgart.

    ATP BRACKETS

    Barcelona : http://www.talkabouttennis.com/conte...PBARCELONA.htm Predictions are due before play starts on Thursday at 11 AM local(USA: 5 AM EDT - 2 AM PDT)

    Budapest : http://www.talkabouttennis.com/conte...TPBUDAPEST.htm Predictions are due before play starts on Wednesday at 11 AM local (USA: 5 AM EDT - 2 AM PDT)

    WTA BRACKETS

    Istanbul : http://www.talkabouttennis.com/conte...TAISTANBUL.htm Predictions are due before" play starts on Wednesday at 12:30 PM local (USA: 5:30 AM EDT - 2:30 AM PDT)

    Stuttgart : http://www.talkabouttennis.com/conte...ASTUTTGART.htm Predictions are due before play starts on Thursday at 11:30 AM local (USA: 5:30 AM EDT - 2:30 AM PDT)


    Dates and time are subject to change

    After the deadlines pass, you will be able to find everyone's picks at:
    http://www.talkabouttennis.com/conte...18allpicks.htm
    Last edited by patrick; 04-25-2018 at 03:19 PM.
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    Re: Predictions: Week of 042318

    Bump. ATP Budapest and WTA Istanbul due in a little over 12 hours.

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    Re: Predictions: Week of 042318

    Well, I might as well not have bothered with Istanbul. Crashed and burned on that one!

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    Re: Predictions: Week of 042318

    Bump for Barcelona and Stuttgart...still a few hours to get those in.

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    Re: Predictions: Week of 042318

    Quote Originally Posted by texasniteowl View Post
    Well, I might as well not have bothered with Istanbul. Crashed and burned on that one!
    that's what I've pretty much said about every tournament this year.
    This is not the bouquet you toss

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    Re: Predictions: Week of 042318

    Picks are up to be analyzed
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    Re: Predictions: Week of 042318

    Quote Originally Posted by patrick View Post
    Picks are up to be analyzed
    I knew we were in trouble when that was how you posted it.
    Stuttgart - Halep's loss to CoCo (congrats to Skatingfan for picking that), coupled with Mugu and Kerber retiring, mean that only 4 people have their champion remaining (3 Svitolina, 1 Garcia).
    Budapest is a disaster almost of "WTA small level tournament in China" levels. I am pretty sure we are going to have at least one "2" for score. Nobody got the 1st semifinalist and at most 1 person can get the 2nd. The 3rd and 4th still have some hope.
    Barcelona - everyone picked Rafa (nobody was stupid enough to go against him like I did last week in a hope to be counterculture but forgetting it was a Masters tourney), but over half had Thiem. So that loss will potentially shake up the results

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    Re: Predictions: Week of 042318

    Wow - really flaming out on the predictions this week, though it looks like I'm not alone ...
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    Re: Predictions: Week of 042318

    Quote Originally Posted by fastbackss View Post
    I knew we were in trouble when that was how you posted it.
    Stuttgart - Halep's loss to CoCo (congrats to Skatingfan for picking that), coupled with Mugu and Kerber retiring, mean that only 4 people have their champion remaining (3 Svitolina, 1 Garcia).
    And Svitolina out, meaning the only one still with a possible winner...picked Garcia for contest schizo purposes after trading her out in TSIP.

    Also, I think me and Dave are the only ones with our finalist left (Pliskova.)
    Last edited by ptmcmahon; 04-27-2018 at 05:11 PM.

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    Re: Predictions: Week of 042318

    Quote Originally Posted by ptmcmahon View Post
    And Svitolina out, meaning the only one still with a possible winner...picked Garcia for contest schizo purposes after trading her out in TSIP.

    Also, I think me and Dave are the only ones with our finalist left (Pliskova.)
    In other tournaments:

    Budapest - Only fastbackss has a possible winner (Bedene) with 10 others having a possible finalist (Seppi)

    Barcelona - Everyone has Nadal winning but only fastbackss has another possible finalist (Carreno-Busta)

    Istanbol - Only mysterX has a possible winner (Begu) and another possible finalist (Sakkari). jtContinental has a possible finalist as well (Hercog).

    Not the best week for predictions.
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