2012 ATP Sudden Death League: ATP World Tour Finals

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Which format do you prefer

Poll closed Nov 5, 2012.
  1. Idea #1

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  2. Idea #2

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  3. Idea #3

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  1. JayChu

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    Welcome to the final edition of the 2012 ATP Sudden Death League: World Tour Finals!

    Rules of the game:

    1. Every day of the tournament that day's matches will be posted. You pick one player who you think is going to win. It's a knock out-system: if the player you picked wins, you're through to the next round. If he loses, you're out.

    2. Players pick you have to pick one player per Round Robin. In the semis and finals you pick one player per round.

    3. During the round robin portion of the event, you can only pick a player ONCE. However, during the semi-finals, you can choose any player you want, even if you chose him previously in the round robin portion of the event. Obviously it's important to make smart choices in order to get far. If you somehow have no players left to pick, you're out as well.

    4. You can't pick a player from a match that has started already.

    5a. If the player you picked retires during the match, you're out. If he retires before the match, you're allowed to change your pick.

    5b. If the opponent of the player you picked retires, it counts like a win. However, you can't pick a player whose opponent had already retired from the tournament.

    6. If you want to change you pick, make a new post quoting the old pick. Edited posts containing picks will not be taken into account.

    SCORE FOR THIS TOURNAMENT
    1 correct pick: 100
    2 correct picks: 200
    3 correct picks: 400
    4 correct picks: 600
    5 correct picks: 800
    6 correct picks: 1000
    7 correct picks: 1200
    Winner: 1500

    2012 RANKINGS AND RACE
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    *To be updated after Bercy*

    League File (HTML)

    2012 Results

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    ATP SUDDEN DEATH LEAGUE STAFF
    JayChu | kishnabe | CDNguy87
     
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  2. JayChu

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    ANNOUNCEMENT:


    This event is opened to ALL players!
     
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  3. JayChu

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    Format of the event is still undecided. Please vote as the poll is closed on Sunday night. Click here for information about the choices.
     
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    Congrats to the 2012 ATP Sudden Death League Top 8:
    1. jamesblakefan#1 - CONFIRMED
    2. Locotus - CONFIRMED
    3. Eternity - CONFIRMED
    4. ******** - CONFIRMED
    5. JadeC - CONFIRMED
    6. ark_28 - CONFIRMED
    7. dcdoorknob - CONFIRMED
    8. CDNguy87 - CONFIRMED

    As part of the top 8, you will be competing in the Top 8 bonus pool where you can earn a maximum of 750 points added to your ranking points. Also the person (or people) that gains the most points will also receive an awesome classy prize to be announced at the end of the event where it can be used any one event in the 2013 season.

    Scoring Points:

    1 correct pick: 150 points
    2 correct picks: 300 points
    3 correct picks: 450 points
    4 correct picks: 600 points
    5 correct picks: 750 points

    Good luck to you all!
     
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  5. zonalteam

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    INNNN, hoping to bounce back from a first round loss in Paris, thanks to Kohly.
     
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  6. ark_28

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    Am in to win...
     
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  7. Pri28

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    I am in...!!
     
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  8. librarysteg

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    In, but I'm still a little confused about this one!
     
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    I am in...
     
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    In.........
     
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    Am in............
     
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  12. Flash O'Groove

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    I'm in, but I didn't really get any of the 3 ideas...
     
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  13. Rock Strongo

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    I'm not even going to bother this time.
     
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  14. Big_Dangerous

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    Yeah, take a nice Rafa rest, you've earned it.

    :)
     
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    There is no fun in picking top 8 players, right :)
     
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  16. bezs

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    Can't be trolled as bad as Bercy right...
     
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  17. Doublebounce

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    I'm in. idea #1 sounds the best.
     
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  18. FEDERERNADAL13

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    innnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
     
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  19. underground

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    I'm in.

    10tanks
     
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  20. PhotoBlue

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    Put me in coach, I'm ready to play
     
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  21. wrxinsc

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    I am ready! And willing. :)
     
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  22. Rock Strongo

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    It's just going to be impossible to defend last year's final because the OOP for tomorrow is ridiculous. And well, it boiled down to pure luck, which you don't get with the top 8.
     
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  23. kishnabe

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    It depends which way Jay tries to play this.

    If it Option 2. You just have to make 5 picks total. Which would mean 1 pick from Monday or Tuesday. The Monday matches are tough and unrealistic....we will see.

    Only Option 3...will screw all of us over....it not even remotely possible to win with option.
     
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  24. underground

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    Need to make a pick now since I'm not gonna be online for awhile, however the option of this SDL is not clear yet.

    If we're going for option #1, then Day 1 Djokovic


    For option #2, are we still allowed to choose a player in the SF/F that we chose in the RR, if so then I'll stick with Djokovic, if not I'll go with Ferrer.

    Not sure what option #3 is, isn't it the same as option #1?
     
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  25. CDNguy87

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    In Option 2, if you choose a player in the Round Robin, you would not be able to re-use him for the Semis or Final. This is to keep it challenging since you'd only need to make 3 RR picks.

    Option 3 is slightly different from #1 in that with Option 3 you would not be able to re-use a RR pick for the Semis or Final. However, this option is quite stupid since that would require picking 8 different players to win, which is practically impossible (usually 1 or 2 players go 0-3 in the RR).
     
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  26. kishnabe

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    Round Robin One

    General League:

    Bolded applies to Monday....and would pertain if Option 1 is the choice.

    If Option 2....you can pick from any of these matches.

    Close tie between Option 1 and 2. Hopefully we can get an final decision.

    1.[3] A Murray (GBR) vs [5] T Berdych (CZE)
    2.[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs [7] JW Tsonga (FRA)

    3.[4] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [6] JM Del Potro (ARG)
    4.[2] R Federer (SUI) vs [8] J Tipsarevic (SRB)
     
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  27. kishnabe

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    Option 1 RR1: Djokovic
    Option 2 RR1: Murray

    For Option 1 Jaychu, Say I pick Federer on a Tuesday. Then I reach the Semfinals...I can pick Federer agai right. Can I pick Federer again in the final too?
     
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  28. rainingaces

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    For idea 2 you would be able to reuse a round robin pick for the semis onwards as far i understand it.
     
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  29. CDNguy87

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    So is Option 2 the final decision?
     
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  30. kishnabe

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    Jaychu has to decide...it close. Time is cutting short.

    I would pick one for both option 1 and 2 just in case.
     
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  32. JayChu

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    No, that is incorrect. That is only for idea number 1. For idea number 2, it is like the format we use when we are picking players based on rounds.
     
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  33. JayChu

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    Option 2 is not the final decision. Once it reaches 9PM EST, then that will be the option to go with at that point in time (the poll is set to close tomorrow, but I am going with the decision from 9PM tonight).
     
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  34. JayChu

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    If people cannot wait until 9PM EST, then they may go ahead to make a pick based on idea #1 or idea #2.
     
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    I'm in this one.
     
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    Djokovic regardless of option.
     
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    Djokovic Day 1
     
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    Novak Djokovic day 1..
     
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  39. JayChu

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    Okay folks. The polls are closed. Based on the results of the poll, the majority has chosen idea #1.

    So please use this as the OoP for Monday's matches:

    [3] A Murray (GBR) vs. [5] T Berdych (CZE)
    [1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs. [7] JW Tsonga (FRA)
     
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  40. Doublebounce

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    RR1: Novak
     
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  41. jamesblakefan#1

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    RR1 Djokovic
     
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  42. ark_28

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    Is there a seperate thread for the top 8 who qualified to enter who are we automotically included in that bonus event and how does it work? :)
     
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    RR1: Djokovic
     
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  44. JayChu

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    There won't be a separate thread for the Top 8. For the Top 8, it is going to be a bonus pool for the players were they can earn an additional 500-750 ranking points. The format will be based on rounds (idea #2) since the majority of the players wanted idea #1 for the non-bonus portion of the event.

    Most likely I am leaning towards one of the following:

    Bonus Idea #1: Each round, you pick one guaranteed loser. You cannot pick that person again throughout the event. If you get it wrong, you're out.

    Bonus Idea #2: Same as idea #2 where you pick a winner. You cannot pick that person again throughout the event. If you get it wrong, you're out.

    Bonus Idea #3: Something else.

    I've been racking my brains all week for this...and I couldn't think of anything better....
     
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  45. TopDawg

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    Day 1: Djokovic
     
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    RR1: Djokovic it is....
     
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    RR1: Djokovic
     
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    RR1: Djokovic
     
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    Day 1: Murray
     
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