Tennis Warehouse Australian Open Racquet Bracket - Enter to win FREE gear!

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  1. TW Staff

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    We're back!

    The Tennis Warehouse Racquet Bracket returns for the Aussie!

    Fill out a bracket for BOTH the ATP World Tour and WTA and you could win big! The winner from each bracket will receive a prize package that includes a racquet and a pair of shoes of their choice! Must be 18 years and over to enter.

    To enter, click on this link http://racquetbracketmens.tennischannel.com

    Then click "Join a Pool"

    Pool name is: Tennis Warehouse Racquet Bracket
    Pool password is: tenniswarehouse

    Good luck!

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  2. Max G.

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    Oh man! When's the deadline?
     
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  3. cknobman

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    Sorry but I get "This league does not exist" when trying to join the pool.
     
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  4. cknobman

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    Ok I was trying to join pool under the womens bracket and got the "This league does not exist" message.

    I switched over to the mens bracket and tried to join again and got "You have been added to the Pool application queue, the administrator of the Pool will either accept or decline your request."

    Does this mean there is only a pool for the men?
     
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  5. Big_Dangerous

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    Yeah the site is really screwy, because everytime I'm logged in and click the women's bracket it won't load it. I had to log out, click the women's bracket, and then log in while viewing it to make my picks.

    Also, the annoying part is that once we enter the private pool, we have to wait for the pool creator to confirm our entry in order to make picks.

    They tried to make it better this time around, (TC and Tourney Topia) but ended up making some things worse.
     
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  6. Max G.

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    It worked for me (both mens and womens brackets), but only when I typed the full name of the pool instead of copy-pasting it.
     
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  7. Max G.

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    Also, presumably the countdown on the right - "2 days, 2 hours, 23 mins..." is the deadline.

    When do we find out the qualifiers?
     
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  8. cknobman

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    I cant figure out how to make different picks for private pools versus main racquet bracket. I only see one place to make picks.

    I loved that feature on the old version. Am I missing something on the new one? I looked up the help guide and watched the youtube video but nothing is mentioned.
     
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  9. kishnabe

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    TennisChannel Main Pool is America only.

    TennisWarehouse pool....is International or America only?
    Is this international?
     
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  10. TW Staff

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    Open to worldwide participants!

    Jason, TW
     
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  11. kishnabe

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    Thanks Jason.

    Do we make our picks at the main pool.....and that is copied automatically to TW Pool?
     
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  12. TW Staff

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    Not really sure how that works. This is new to me as well. To be safe, I'd make the picks in the TW pool. I think it automatically enters you into main pool, but not the other way around.

    Jason, TW
     
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  13. mlocke1322

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    I asked their tech support and according to them, main pool picks are automatically carried into private pools if made beforehand
     
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  14. kishnabe

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    Thanks....for finding out.
     
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  15. fundrazer

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    Been a while since I've partaken in one of these. I always seem to forget :( Signed up and have made my picks!

    Thanks for doing this again TW. Hopefully I can get back to #1 and hold on for a win :) Think it was 2011 when I was ranked #1 in the main bracket for WTA Wimbledon. Didn't win though :(
     
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  16. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Thanks for this again TW! You guys are the best!
     
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  17. Big_Dangerous

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    That's the year I won with another guy. He picked Sharapova to win it, and I picked Kvitova. Because Kvitova won, I ended up tieing with the guy @ like 205 points and TW gave both of us the grand prize. That was an epic Summer. :) I can't believe it's been nearly two years.
     
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  18. Rock Strongo

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    WOW FREE GEAR! Gotta win this time and not make a bracket of upsets!
     
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  19. ricki

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    It says TW admin has to accept me entering your pool, but it still allowed me to choose my picks!
     
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  20. swfh

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    This new site is really horrendous...
     
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  21. Rock Strongo

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    I can't figure out the page... Screw the site.
     
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  22. tooproforyou

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    whatever they did to the brackets.... it was the WORST idea ever
     
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  23. 15-0

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    Can someone please link me to the actual TW one. I only have access to my iPhones Internet and I can't navigate around the site properly :(
     
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  24. rafafan20

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    It won't save my picks :(
     
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  25. kishnabe

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    I saved my picks yesterday....and then today it all deleted and on the private pool....I have lost TT entrance.
     
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  26. Max G.

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    Is there any confirmation or anything when I've filled it out? I keep worrying that I've missed a match somewhere...
     
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  27. Max G.

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    Oh, and I do like the new tiebreaker rules a little better.
     
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  28. swfh

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    Luckily, I am in both pools with picks saved. I was so close to winning the us open one.... Better win this time around
     
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  29. leafscat

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    I think my bracket is in there...I didn't see where to fill out tiebreaker info. Is that what you like better, that there isn't one? Or did I miss it?

    Thanks
     
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  30. MindoverMatter

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    How can you tell that your picks are in both pools?
     
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  31. kishnabe

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    NVR mind.....the rules are better as well. I don't like picking how many games and stuff like that. Win by domination....
     
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  32. Ico

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    The owner of the Pool is aware of your interest.

    Well, I hope so. Hopefully my main draw picks will carry over but I'll check soon to see if there's an option for me to make separate picks.
     
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  33. ttwarrior1

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    womens bracket link doesnt work there, trying to find a good one for another contest
     
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  34. swfh

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    i just went to both pools and saw my picks
     
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  35. gavna

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    Wow what a mess.......no way is it more "mobile friendly" - navigation horrible and had to redo picks 3 times. Gets stuck on re-loading page, picks don't save, slow.....terrible re-design.
     
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  36. fundrazer

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    Yeah, unable to check my WTA picks as well. It also seems like you can't look at other people's brackets :(

    Anyway, I went 22/32 for the mens after first day.
     
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  37. cknobman

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    Well I am 23 points in both mens and womens after first day.

    The new site really sucks a big one. Its showing 0 points for everyone in the tennis warehouse pool.
     
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  38. Max G.

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    Man, my womens bracket didn't get submitted because it timed out my login while I was entering all the stuff, and I didn't save in the middle :( so I had no womens bracket when the tournament started...

    And my mens picks are turning out to really suck :(
     
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  39. swfh

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    26 points baby!!!
     
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  40. Big_Dangerous

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    I saved my women's picks like 8 times and yet somehow it still defaulted back to the first time I picked... I went back and changed Wozniacki to beat Lisicki and it never saved even though I hit the save button... Unbelievable, now I've got no shot at winning because the site sucks... Wonderful...
     
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  41. KBTour

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    It looks like a whole bunch of entrants have the same issue, in which everyone towards the bottom of the standings has 0 points. While I was making my picks, I clicked "save" once I was done and then I got a message saying I was signed out after 20 minutes. So even though the system told me my picks saved, they never did actually. It's unfortunate for us whose picks never "saved," but I guess lesson learned for the next Slam.

    As far as the site goes, the older one was far superior, with What-Ifs and such. At least that one didn't auto-log off after 20 minutes.

    Would also like to thank Tennis Warehouse for giving us all this opportunity at each Major.
     
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  42. surfvland

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    Woohoo.... first place at the moment. Wonder if it will hold.
     
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  43. Big_Dangerous

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    Yeah, it seemed like they tried to break it apart to make it seem like it's taking you less time, but that's really all they did. Instead of you having to scroll down for all 64 first round matches, they just broke them into like 8 sections of 8 matches, but I'm like what's the difference? If you scroll down to make 64 match predictions for the first round or scroll through 8 pages of 8 picks per page... Same difference right?

    Yeah Thanks to TW for running this again!

    I also had a question about the prize. I was thinking about this the other day, actually. I was wondering if say someone wins, and they already have enough rackets, can they opt for like apparrel instead? Like, just use the same amount of dollars the racket they would have picked costs and then apply it to other items like apparel? Just wondering if winners could do that. I figure some of us might get more use out of like apparel instead of another racket.
     
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  44. cknobman

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    Ouch I really sucked it up yesterday.

    #109 on the mens.
    #29 on the womens.
     
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  45. KBTour

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    Different racquets are listed at different prices, some under $100, some over $200, so not sure how that would work out. I think racquet + shoes of the winner's choice is an excellent prize, but I haven't won one of these brackets yet! But honestly, these events just make the tennis more exciting and more interesting. It's unfortunate for us and those who are already out of the running due to picks not being saved, though.
     
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  46. fundrazer

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    Hmm. If anybody is able to check the womens bracket, can you tell me what place I'm in. Same as my forum username. Thanks. I don't even remember my picks, but I'm curious where I'm standing.

    For the mens bracket, I need Kevin Anderson, Gilles, and JJ to win their matches. If that happens and the rest of the tournament goes the cookie cutter way I expect it to then I have a good chance to win.

    Of course if I do win I don't know if I'd like another anniversary prestige or a vcore 97 to play around with. Definitely going with cc feather ii's for my shoes though :)
     
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  47. jonnyjack

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    i wish their website would do what yahoo's march madness bracket does and have a scenario generator so i could see if i still have a chance, haha.

    i'm an idiot and had lisicki in the women's semis so unless azarenka loses now, i have no chance, haha. i had jamie hampton going to this 3rd round so i need her to take her out!
     
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  48. cknobman

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    Your are:
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    Womens #10
     
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  49. fundrazer

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    Thanks mate! Surprised I'm doing that well in the womens. The one big pick I remember for that is Radwanska over Sharapova. That one worries me :)
     
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  50. fundrazer

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    Think my shot at the men's bracket went out the window. There are some guys ahead of me already by a few points that share basically of the same picks the rest of the way. If Goffin had beaten Verdasco that might have helped me out a bit, but in hindsight I should have went with Nico over JJ. Still not sure if that would have been enough though :(

    Apologize for having to ask for help here again, but I've got another request for my women's bracket. Can somebody post my updated standing for today, as well as a pic of my round of 16 onwards? Should show all of the picks till the final. Again, username is Fundrazer. Thanks.
     
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