2018 ATP Sudden Death League: Miami


Talk Tennis Guru
Welcome to the 10th official overall event and 2nd Masters event of the 2018 ATP Sudden Death League season:

Miami Open (presented by Itau)
Miami, USA
Outdoor Hardcourt
21 March - 1 April, 2018

Please read this post carefully. Indian Wells and Miami have larger draws and follow a different timeline and pick structure to all other Masters events.

RULES (Indian Wells & Miami Masters):

1. 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. 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.

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. In the semi-finals, you are still encouraged to make a back-up pick should you have more than 1 pick remaining. If your pick receives a W/O (i.e. opponent withdraws), then you advance to the Final.

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 applies - inform me of any specific pick changes or conditions you would like to make in case of withdrawals, etc.

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.

PICK STRUCTURE (for Indian Wells & Miami)

Pick 1 - Round 1
Pick 2 - Round 2 Half 1 (dependent on which half is scheduled first)
Pick 3 - Round 2 Half 2
Pick 4 - Round 3
Pick 5 - Round of 16/ Round 4
Pick 6 - Quarter-Finals
Pick 7 - Semi-Finals
Pick 8 - Final


1 correct pick: 50
2 correct picks: 100
3 correct picks: 160
4 correct picks: 230
5 correct picks: 300
6 correct picks: 420
7 correct picks: 600
Winner: 1000

2018 LEAGUE FILE (Miami)


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Talk Tennis Guru

Qualifying for this tournament runs from 19 - 21 March. I will post a link to the draw & schedule of play when it becomes available. If you would like to participate in these, there are a few points on offer.
There are 2 Qualifying Rounds. Make 1 pick per round.

R1 Correct - 25 pts
R2 Correct - 50.


Main Draw and Qualies visible in the link below:

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Deleted member 688153

In like erythropoietin after some recent disappointment.

Hopefully I shook off the rust in IW. Time to grind out a victory.

Deleted member 688153

I'll play QRs too.

Smyczek for QR1.
Minotaur as backup.


Talk Tennis Guru
How in the world am I supposed to defend my points?:confused:


25 pts defended, 1,025 to go ;)