Australian Open 2011 Prediction League (1st in Series, Season 3)

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  1. seffina

    seffina G.O.A.T.

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    Happy New Year and Welcome to the Talk Tennis 2011 Prediction League Season!

    ANYONE at ANY TIME can play in the PREDICTION LEAGUE. The game is easy and new players are very, very welcome!

    HOW TO PLAY:

    For EVERY match, predict the winner and the number of sets it will take for the winning player to win the match. (EX: [1]R Nadal (ESP) vs [5] A Murray (GBR) - Murray in 4) If you predict the correct winner but in the wrong number of sets, you'll get THREE POINTS. If you predict both the correct winner and the correct number of sets, you’ll get FIVE POINTS.

    Each predictor is also able to pick the winner and runner up of the tournament before the FIRST MATCH. At the conclusion of the tournament, two points will be given to each predictor who predicts a correct FINALIST and an additional three points if the FINALIST finishes in their predicted position of WINNER or RUNNER UP.

    You can edit a pick until a particular match starts, however, please always make a new post quoting the original pick. DO NOT EDIT THE ORIGINAL POST.

    Additional Rules and Instructions: League FILE & FAQ (HTML)

    Current Top Ten, Defending Champions, and Overall Leaders: The Trophy Case (HTML)



    PREVIOUS YEARS' PREDICTION LEAGUE FILES:
    2010 PREDICTION LEAGUE
    2009 PREDICTION LEAGUE


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    PREDICTION LEAGUE DOUBLES HEAD TO HEAD CONTEST:

    In addition to the regular tournament, each participant can pair up with another one and participate in a doubles tournament.

    The doubles tournament is run similar to the FIFA World Cup. There are round robin rounds where you and your partner compete against doubles teams in your group. The top two or three teams from your group then move on to the knockout rounds. The exact format will depend on the number of doubles teams.

    Doubles H2H Rules, Standings, and Instructions: League File

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    PREDICTION LEAGUE STAFF

    seffina - Current General League Director and Points Adjudicator
    JayChu - Head to Head Director
    Tennis_Maestro - Retired General League Director
    Chelsea_Kiwi - Retired Head to Head Director


    Sidenote: Disruptive/aggressive/obnoxious posting from anyone will result in a warning. If it continues, the player will be disqualified from the game for the remainder of the tournament.

    HAVE FUN!
     
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  2. seffina

    seffina G.O.A.T.

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    Play beings MONDAY, JANUARY 17TH, 2011


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    New and Forgetful Participants Please Read!


    This is to help us and you with the predictions. Every day, I will post the next day's matches in a particular order. Below is a sample post from the Cincy Masters:
    You'll pick matches like this:

    WEDNESDAY'S MATCHES:
    1. Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) vs Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB) - Djokovic in 3
    2. Jo-Wilfriend TSONGA (FRA) vs Chris GUCCIONE (AUS) - Tsonga in 2
    3. Ivo KARLOVIC (CRO) vs Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA) - Karlovic in 2
    4. Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ (ESP) vs Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) - Garcia-Lopez in 3
    5. Roger FEDERER (SUI) vs Jose ACASUSO (ARG) - Federer in 2
    6. Marat SAFIN (RUS) vs Radek STEPANEK (CZE) - Stepanek in 3
    7. Jurgen MELZER (AUT) vs Julien BENNETEAU (FRA) - Benneteau in 3
    8. Philipp PETZSCHNER (GER) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) - Berdych in 2
    9. Andy MURRAY (GBR) vs Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP) - Murray in 2
    10. Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) vs Igor KUNITSYN (RUS) - Davydenko in 2
    11. Jeremy CHARDY (FRA) vs John ISNER (USA) - Isner in 2
    12. Andreas SEPPI (ITA) vs Rafael NADAL (ESP) - Nadal in 2
    13. Sam QUERREY (USA) vs Andy RODDICK (USA) - Roddick in 2
    14. Lleyton HEWITT (AUS) vs Benjamin BECKER (GER) - Hewitt in 2

    • Please put the name of your predicted winner and the number of sets after the two players names.
    • DO NOT change the order of the matches. (This match order is very important for the first week as there are a lot of matches.)
    • If you are late and have missed a few matches, either leave the ones you've missed blank or cut them off, but don't change the order.
    • If you want to change a previous prediction, please quote your original post/prediction and list the changed prediction. (Do not edit your original post.)

    Thanks a lot and good luck to everyone this year!
     
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  3. Li Ching Yuen

    Li Ching Yuen Legend

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    Here it goes. I'm in with Ionux if he plays.

    Otherwise, do you have a partner Seffina?

    God bless us all, halleluja and vamos!!
     
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  4. kOaMaster

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    I'm in again this year! :)
    juhu. got enough time for once since 17-28th is my exam-period :p
     
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  5. NYKings

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    I'm in with no points to defend - yay
     
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  6. jamesblakefan#1

    jamesblakefan#1 G.O.A.T.

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    In, dubs w/ T1000. Happy new year to all!
     
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  7. seffina

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    I'm with Nick. He knows where I live, it's too dangerous if I say no. :p
     
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  8. kishnabe

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    So it begins:twisted:

    Im in for sure....and If Telepatic wants to join up for doubles! :)
     
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  9. dcdoorknob

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    I'm in.

    I would like to find a regular doubles partner for this. So if anyone is in the same boat and expects to be playing these regularly, let me know. Or, if anyone already has a regular doubles partner but would like to cast them aside and instead team up with me, I'm game for that too!
     
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  10. mtr1

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    In, with Stefan? :)
     
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  11. Jeepers

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    Im in! should be a good tournament, Fed looks in best shape, but this one could be a surprise
     
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  12. sdont

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    I'm in of course.

    Normally with woodrow for partner since he is back.
     
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  13. JayChu

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    2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN H2H TOURNAMENT


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    In and hopefully teaming up with kpxjam9.

    If Chelsea_Kiwi is not around to run the H2H event, then I'll be the one running it just in case.

    Remember: Winners of the Grand Slam events will automatically qualify for the YEC/WTF tournament as long as the team finishes within the Top 10 of the Race
     
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  14. bezs

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    Definitely in with Boozy.
     
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  15. CocaCola

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    I'm in. Can't wait to see what happens in Australia.
     
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  16. Telepatic

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    Yeah im in, good luck kish.
     
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  17. Manus Domini

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    I'm in. Any wanna partner up?

    We post predictions here, right?
     
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  18. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Im in! Anyone wanna play doubs??
     
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  19. Manus Domini

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    I will, pm me
     
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  20. Fate Archer

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    I'm in, very excited for this tournament. :)
     
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  21. Outbeyond

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    For sure, count me in!!

    As for doubles, I'm hoping DG2010 signs in with us here, as he hasn't been around this forum for awhile. Let's wait a bit and see, as he'd be my partner, as always.

    DG (Shane!), come back!:)
     
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  22. Blinkism

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    I'm in for the Ozzy, mates!
     
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  23. Boozyuzi

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    Count me in with bezs.
     
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  24. Tennis sensation

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    I am in and have no points to defend.

    Anyone wanna be my partner for doubles.
     
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  25. lonux

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    In.

    Also with LCY for doubles.
     
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  26. FeVer

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    i'm in!

    10char
     
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  27. CocaCola

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    I'm in for doubles if you agree.
     
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  28. Tennis sensation

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    Agreed

    10doubles team
     
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  29. Photo

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    Any prizes for winners?
     
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  30. seffina

    seffina G.O.A.T.

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    Welcome to all the new players! (And the old fogeys as well.)

    Yup, in this thread. The thread, however, will get moved from General Pro Player Discussion to Pro Match Results at some point next week as match results are discussed daily in this thread. So make sure to check in that section to make your picks.

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    This is for FLUFFY BUNNIES (aphex, kpxjam9, jamesblakefan#1, Stefan83):

    As the winners of the Elite Eight group competition last year, all four of you still have your reward to use.

    THE TASTY BEST CLASS SEXY PRIZE FOR THE FLUFFY BUNNIES:

    • The four TPLers of the winning group can just ONCE at anytime during the 2011 TPL season (excluding the Elite Eight competition) replace their daily score with that of another group member’s score. Some special rules for this:
    • Cannot replace the score if it’s the lowest for the day.
    • Cannot use any score that is the highest for the day.
    • Score change has to be done between the end of play for the day you're replacing and the start of play for the following day.
    • This replaced score will not count towards the H2H score for that day, only general league score.
    • You cannot use this to replace a 0 for a missed day, but you can use it if you’re late for a few matches for a day and aren’t lower than the lowest score for the day.
     
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  31. jamesblakefan#1

    jamesblakefan#1 G.O.A.T.

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    Great, money in the bank. I'll hold onto that for awhile.
     
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  32. statto

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    I'm in.

    Anyone for doubles?
     
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  33. dcdoorknob

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    I'm game if you are. Want to team up?
     
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  34. Li Ching Yuen

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    Great stuff, makes things much more interesting.
     
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  35. PSNELKE

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    I don´t even know if plum is gonna play this year again and if he would like to team up with me again.
    But if he plays I hope we can play together again.
     
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  36. JayChu

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  37. Tennisallday

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    I am in.....
     
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  38. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Wanna play doubs?
     
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  39. qindarka

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    I will be joining.
     
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  40. seffina

    seffina G.O.A.T.

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    Give it a try, folks!

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  41. stapler

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    I'm playing!
     
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  42. NYKings

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    Heh funny!
     
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  43. Big_Dangerous

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    In for this, I kept looking for it in the Pro match section and couldn't find it.


    Partnering up with Breaker if he plays.
     
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  44. seffina

    seffina G.O.A.T.

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    It'll be there in a few days. The hope was that some new people who don't really visit Pro Match Results would see it for the start of the year. :)
     
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  45. Big_Dangerous

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    I like this, get some new people playing the game.
     
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  46. Chelsea_Kiwi

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    I am back. I will go doubles with Augustus if he is keen?

    Jaychu will take over the H2H full time now as I can no longer commit 100% to it. So good luck and congratulations to him.
     
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  47. Li Ching Yuen

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    Common you wussies, join in and play the game.

    This is the game to test your tennis knowledge and prediction skills.
     
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  48. seffina

    seffina G.O.A.T.

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    But how does that help you determine who is GOAT?!?!? That's all that matters. :)
     
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  49. Augustus

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    I'm currently on vacation in Thailand and won't be able to post my predictions every day. So I'm afraid I'll have to skip this one, but I hope we can reunite for Indian Wells and clinch that top spot! :D
     
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  50. rainingaces

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    I am in and free for doubles.
     
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