2017 ATP Sudden Death League: Madrid


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Welcome to the 14th event of the 2017 ATP Sudden Death League Season:

Mutua Madrid Open
7 - 14 May, 2017
(Outdoor) Clay

RULES (Regular Masters 1000 Event):

1. Every day of the tournament that day's OOP 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. Make 1 pick per day (for the last 3 days this will effectively be picking by round for QF, SF and Final). Day 1 will be a combined Sunday/Monday. Order of play for each day will be posted/linked to.

3. You can pick a player only ONCE. Obviously it's important to make smart choices in order to get far. If you have no picks remaining, you're eliminated from the competition.

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

5. You cannot advance to the next round via a walkover since it is hard to know exactly when someone announced they were pulling out HOWEVER this rule does not apply once you reach the semifinals

6. Since you can no longer win a match by a walkover it is highly advised that you make a back-up pick to your main pick - when listing your picks make sure you specify which is your back-up.

7. If the player you picked retires during the match, you're out. If he retires before the match, your back-up pick will be used.

8. If the opponent of the person you picked withdraws and is replaced by a lucky loser your original pick will stand unless you specifically change it. (Usual caveat with this rule and the consideration of BU applies - as stated in my Monte Carlo and Barcelona threads.)

9. NEVER edit your pick. If you want to change your pick, please quote your old pick and choose a new player. Edited posts will not be taken into consideration.

1 correct pick: 60
2 correct picks: 120
3 correct picks: 190
4 correct picks: 280
5 correct picks: 400
6 correct picks: 600
7 picks (Winner): 1000

2017 LEAGUE FILE (Madrid)


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DRAW (Men's Singles):


Remember we pick by Day for these Masters Events. Sunday 7 May and Monday 8 May form a combined "Day 1".
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Day 1 (Sunday 7 May):

D Goffin vs. K Khachanov
J Sousa vs. F Fognini

Monday's schedule will be up tomorrow evening.


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I'm in but how come I'm still alive?

I'll pick Sock for R1.

Maybe you are dead and you don't know it.

And we don't pick by round until R16. So tomorrow you'll have to check if Sock plays on Monday. You have to pick a player for Day 1 (Sunday/Monday).


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Day 1 (Monday 8 May):

D Ferrer vs. M Kukushkin
F Lopez vs. E Escobedo
G Dimitrov vs. P Kohlschreiber
G Monfils vs. G Simon
A Kuznetsov vs. J-W Tsonga
G Garcia-Lopez vs. M Copil
T Berdych vs. D Istomin
N Kyrgios vs. M Baghdatis
D Evans vs. R Haase
M Granollers vs. F Mayer
N Mahut vs. J Sock
T Bellucci vs. P Cuevas
A Mannarino vs. J Donaldson