ATP Bracket Challenge a Farce...

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  1. DashaandSafin

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    Don't they realize that its almost impossible to pick a perfect bracket for NCAA basketball? To pick a whole bracket right for an ATP tourtament will be impossible considering the guy who won Miami got the whole first half wrong...


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  2. jmsx521

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    Up till several days ago when I checked it, I was ranked around 7500!
     
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  3. spiritdragon

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    lol, i don't mind. i'd settle for the 1000 dollar shopping spree
     
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  4. vbranis

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    I finished ranked 9129. I still beat like 2200 people, so I'm happy. It was actually pretty fun, next up is Monte Carlo, my goal is top 5000.
     
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  5. TennisLover17

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    lol i ranked 1121.
     
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  6. jlan

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    The lottery must be a farce then since picking random numbers is even harder ;)

    I ranked top 250 in this challenge. I thought that was pretty bad since I'm top 5 in another fantasy tennis site.
     
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  7. christos_liaskos

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    Not tried this bracket thing but i'm looking forward to the new fantasy tennis season. I was ranked no2 on that for a while upto around mid july in 2006 but then i went on holiday and my ranking dropped haha. I finished around 50. Didnt try it last year since it started at Wimbledon for some reason but looking forward to it this time around
     
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  8. DashaandSafin

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    Haha picking lottery numbers is just about the only thing harder....imagine pickign a whole slam right. That must be ridiculous with all the suprises (Tsonga) and early exits.
     
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  9. Leublu tennis

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    I goofed on my picks as I thought we would get to pick after each round. So I just put down big names who all lost early. Still ended up around 1000 thanks to my Roddick pick, I guess.
     
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  10. CanadianChic

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    Even if the trip is never given away, they are giving $1750 in prizes every bracket. You are welcome to not play...that means less competition for me. I finished 600 exactly in Miami.
     
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  11. spiritdragon

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    ^ lol, me too canadian chic
     
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  12. TENNIS_IS_FUN

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    If people win the Lotto, people can guess the correct brackets.
     
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  13. CanadianChic

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    I wonder how many other people tied with us? We'll have to tie a little higher in Monte Carlo. :)
     
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    It seems not many participating in Madrid.

    I'm just 137th out of 4940 in the Madrid Tournament with 7 points with only incorrect pick on Almagro so far. Meaning there are 136 participants sharing the top spot. :eek:
     
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    Assuming random chances (that the chance of any player winning/losing in any given match is about 50/50), for a draw of size 32, the chance of picking a perfect bracket is 0.000030518; for a draw of size 64, the chance of picking a perfect bracket is 0.000000477.
     
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  16. CanadianChic

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    I think some people are confusing the Fantasy Tennis League with the Master Series Bracket Challenge in this thread.
     
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  17. 0range

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    ^^^ are you talking about me?

    I didn't confuse the Bracket Challenge with anything.
     
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  18. CanadianChic

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    I never said you did.
     
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  19. 0range

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    That is correct. You said "some people".
     
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  20. CanadianChic

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    Very good. I wasn't referencing you so why are you still questioning this? If you read the thread I think you would agree with me. I didn't think it was necessary to list names since it wasn't an insult, merely an observation.
     
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  21. Arrows

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    I was thinking the same thing; I'm also on 7 points. Less entries = less competition, so I say hear hear. Good luck, by the way :)



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  22. himynameisminh

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    For some reason I thought the deadline for the bracket challenge was Monday morning so I missed out.

    Ranked in the top 500 on fantasy tennis though :D
     
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  23. burosky

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    It would take some good current knowledge (i.e. if they are playing good recently) about the players but certainly a whole lot of luck to account for the unexpected. I didn't check it out but I wouldn't expect it to be easy to win.
     
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