2019 ATP Sudden Death League: AUSTRALIAN OPEN


Welcome to our 4th event of the 2019 ATP Sudden Death League season, and the first Slam event!

2019 Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
14 - 27 January, 2019

Plexi Hardcourt

RULES (Slam / Major Event):

1. In the Main Draw, 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 pick one player per "half" of the draw for the first 3 rounds. From the Round of 16 (R4), pick by the round - this will mean making 10 correct picks in total to win the title.

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 cannot 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 cannot 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 unless you change your pick before your back up match begins.

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)

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.

Picks for Slams will be structured as follows:

Pick 1: Round 1 Half 1
Pick 2: Round 1 Half 2
Pick 3: Round 2 Half 1
Pick 4: Round 2 Half 2
Pick 5: Round 3 Half 1
Pick 6: Round 3 Half 2
Pick 7: Round of 16 (Round 4)
Pick 8: Quarter-Finals
Pick 9: Semi-Finals
Pick 10: The Final


1 correct pick: 50
2 correct picks: 100
3 correct picks: 160
4 correct picks: 220
5 correct picks: 300
6 correct picks: 380
7 correct picks: 500
8 correct picks: 800
9 correct picks: 1300
Winner: 2000

We will see which half of the draw plays first according to the schedule before finalising the order of picks. You are permitted to make conditional picks for the following half/round if you find that your pick is one of the last matches for that half/round and your next desired pick is scheduled to play before your original pick.

The Main Draw Ceremony will take place on Thursday 10th January.


2019 LEAGUE FILE (Australian Open)


The following players have Save Picks remaining. Save Picks are valid to use at any time throughout the 2018 SDL Season (except at the World Tour Finals), but must be used by the Round of 16 in Slams/Major Tournaments or by the Quarter-Finals in other tournaments:

Krish872007, Aussie Darcy - 2 x Save Picks
Forehand_Slice, underground - 1 x Save Pick.

Good luck to all! See the post below regarding Qualies.



The Qualifying Rounds start on Tuesday 8th January. There are some bonus points on offer for those who wish to participate.
Making an incorrect pick during Qualifying does NOT disqualify you from entering the Main Draw. All picks will be reset for the Main Draw.

Make 1 pick per round

Qualifying Draw viewable HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Australian_Open_–_Men's_Singles_Qualifying


1 correct pick = 25
2 correct picks = 50
3 correct picks = 100


Will be viewable here after the ceremony: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Australian_Open_–_Men's_Singles


Hall of Fame
Q1: Noah Rubin
BU: Zhang Ze

(I have a question, if in this league my pick for R1 won, would I be able to use my Backup from that round, in the upcoming rounds?)


Uh oh time to prevent my ranking plummeting (and hopefully I don't have to burn my save pick for this)

QR1 Rubin