2017 ATP Sudden Death League: Rome

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  1. Krish872007

    Krish872007 G.O.A.T.

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    I'm considering doing that now. Think Rafa's match starts at 4pm so I have around 1 hour to decide whether or not I should switch again
     
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    Yes, definitely lucky...if Djokovic does the business for me later, that is ;)
     
  3. boredone3456

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    Well its was a nice run, the bloodbath had to come. I have to say, if a player was going to beat my choice, I'm actually happy it was Big John. See y'all at the next one :)
     
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  4. TripleATeam

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    Well, that's how it is when you go for the win. I had no clue if Djokovic could beat Nadal, but I wasn't going to risk picking Djokovic. If he beat Nadal in the semis, that would be unexpected and lead to not getting the title. So naturally, that meant I had to pick the losing semifinalist in the top half here. I assumed that would be Cilic.

    Final: WInner of Nadal/Djok
    Semi: Winner of Rao/Zed
    QF: Cilic.

    I'm betting the others thought the same thing. Sucks when you go for the win and it doesn't pay off. Oh, well! See you all in Paris! ;)
     
  5. boredone3456

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    This was exactly my plan for the tournament. I didn't expect Stan to lose to big John, although I don't know how I didn't when he lost to Paire last week. It threw me off and I decided to go for the win vs safer points having picked Isner earlier....ah well. Thats how it falls.
     
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    I'm going for the title, but thinking that maybe the winner of Cilic/Isner is going to beat Zverev/Raonic (since I used both in previous rounds I don't have another choice if I want to win the title).

    So now, if Djokovic wins, I'll pick Isner for the SF.

    And I'm pretty sure that Nadal will win the title, so I'm using Djokovic now.
     
  7. luiz_gustavo

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    QF: Djokovic
    BU: Nadal
     
  8. Sereger

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    Phew
     
  9. ark_28

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    Congrats to those left in the tournament.

    One thing I would like to raise here is that and I know it's hard to make picks and to remember but at the same time there are rules in place and I do feel it's important that rules are adhered to.

    If people don't make a pick they are eliminated.

    In the same way I feel that if someone picks late then that should count as a no pick otherwise that person has essentially had a second bite of the cherry because they didn't abide by the rules properly (accidental I am sure but as I have said rules are rules)

    I do feel that this needs to be looked at to avoid any unfair loopholes.

    In my opinion if you pick late then you can't change it should go as a no pick it's only if you change before the match start as Krish so brilliantly did yet again today!

    Interested to hear your views guys?
     
  10. TripleATeam

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    Thiem looks like he just might win. I expected it an upset here in Rome either now or in the next round.
     
  11. jspennington

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    I think it's best if @Krish872007 ignores my Djokovic choice, thereby assuming that I broke rule #4 and get a 'No Pick'. Thank you.
     
  12. Krish872007

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    So much for a "brilliant change" :D Well done to Thiem for a fantastic win! Can't be too butthurt after that performance tbh
     
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    Damn! Lots of NPA's from the bottom half with the Thiemination of Nadal.:(
     
  14. boredone3456

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    Are you saying that if picks aren't submitted before the very first match of the day then they shouldn't count?
     
  15. ark_28

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    I don't think that's necessary! As it's not fair on you or anyone else if rules are made mid tournament.

    I should have stated I meant moving forward :)
     
  16. TripleATeam

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    I disagree. There was no unfair advantage. You missed chances to make a pick. So what if it helped?
     
  17. RS92

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    Told you to pick Del Potro :eek:
     
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    No, he is saying that if you pick a player that's already playing, then you are out.
     
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    If he loses it won't make a difference (took a gamble that Del Potro would win it all here, so we'll see)
    I would have taken a bigger risk if it was a Slam probably
     
  20. boredone3456

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    I don't see why in that case if you make a mistake your backup wouldn't just count if you are picking the backup at the same time as the main pick. but thats just me
     
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    I disagree. The match has started. So his pick became invalid for late picking. So he has to pick from the remaining matches. I don't see anything unfair in that.
     
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    Now this actually sounds fair and maybe can be stated as another reason for having a backup!
     
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    But if he wins, it will :D

    Still not 100% sure if I should change my pick to Del Potro... It's going to be a very tough match.
     
  24. ark_28

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    Just to clarify! There is absolutely nothing unfair in whah @jspennington did and that's not what I have said.

    My only question here is in a general sense at what point can we stop changing our picks! Should there be a cut of point?

    I like the suggestion that the BU is automatically used @jspennigton played his backup so would have been fine under that rule anyway.
     
  25. RS92

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    I know, I agree with you there to be honest. In cases like this the BU should count.
     
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    I guess your pick is locked once the first point of that match has been played.
     
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  27. TripleATeam

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    Step 1: make BU a match that already played.
    Step 2: Profit.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    So if the BU has already played then the player is out.

    I don't see why this should be that different to a No pick
     
  30. TripleATeam

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    Because then it is literally the same as picking a new match.
     
  31. The Umpire

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    So Djokovic must not win the title in order to someone win this tournament.
     
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    Go Djoko!
     
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    What? Another SDL controversy? I am shock and appall!:eek:
     
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    No controversy.

    I was just seeking clarification about when we can change picks.

    Let's just focus on what would be a great match tonight!

    Good luck to all those left in it.
     
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    Let's all prepare early to bite the Coupe des Mousquetaires.

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    I vote for Die Thiem Methode so a pit stop in Nice and or Geneva on the way would get me betterer prepared.:eek:
     
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    @Sereger also has Thiem/Isner/Del Potro remaining if I'm reading it correctly.
     
  39. gn

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    No. Couple of days rest. Then qualifiers start. :eek:
     
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    I was j/k. A bit of rest is great!
     
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    Yeah, that's even worse than losing 6-0 6-0 with Berdych... Oh wait...
     
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    Yes you're right.:)
    My bad:confused:
     
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    Since it looks like we're done for today I'm gonna go ahead and pick. Hopefully I don't jinx myself and spur on a del Potro comeback (but it's okay with me if they play 2 loooooong sets tomorrow morning :D).

    SF: Alexander Zverev
     
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    F*cking rain.
     
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    SF: Isner
     
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    In case of miracle:

    Semi-Final: A. Zverev
     
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    If Djokovic wins:

    SF: Isner
     

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