Happy New Year and Welcome to the Talk Tennis 2013 Prediction League Season! Anyone at any time can play starting Monday, January 14th! HOW TO PLAY: 1. Before the FIRST MATCH of the tournament, pick who will win the entire tourny and who will be the runner up. At the conclusion of the tournament, you'll get TWO POINTS per correct finalist or FIVE POINTS per player if he finishes in your predicted position. 2. For EVERY match, predict the winner and the number of sets it will take for the winning player to win the match. (EX:  R Federer (SUI) vs  A Murray (GBR) - Federer 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. 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) and Current Top Ten, Defending Champions, and Leaders (HTML) and Overall Rankings, Top Ten, Defending Champions (HTML) PREVIOUS YEARS' PREDICTION LEAGUE FILES: 2012 PREDICTION LEAGUE | 2012 Match by Match, H2H, Slam Stats ||| 2011 PREDICTION LEAGUE | 2011 Match by Match, H2H, Slam Stats 2010 PREDICTION LEAGUE ||| 2009 PREDICTION LEAGUE 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. There is no additional match picking or work involved. Your regular league scores are combined with your partner's to compete against another team. The doubles tournament format is 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. Current League file: H2H League File (HTML) Historical results: 2012 H2H || 2011 H2H || 2010 H2H PREDICTION LEAGUE STAFF seffina - Overlord, Awesome | JayChu - Team Guy, Diligent | NYKings, TopDawg, dcdoorknob - Helpers, Very Helpful 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!