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US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by summerblues on Sun 28 Aug 2016, 5:27 pm

I don't know how this will work out, but let's try.

Pick eight lowest ranked underdogs that will advance to round 2.  In each match, I define the "underdog" to be the player with the lower ranking (there will be some strange cases, like Del Potro ranked 142 qualifying as "underdog" against Schwartzman ranked 68, but we will live with that).

After round 1 is completed, I will look at the eight lowest ranked players in the "Underdog" column that advanced to round 2, and you will get a point for each one that you guessed correctly.  I will set up a similar table before round 2 and round 3 (I reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the rules in Rd 2 and Rd 3).  Whoever will have most points after round 3, will win the game.

Remember, you only get to pick eight players from the "underdog" column.

Good luck!

Here is the table:

UnderdogRankOpponent (rank)
Harrison C [Q]688Mathieu P (69)
McDonald M [WC]412Satral J [Q] (227)
Mmoh M [WC]385Chardy J (56)
Baker B312Delbonis F (43)
Tipsarevic J254Querrey S [29] (31)
Benneteau J251Ramos-Vinolas A [31] (33)
Giannessi A [Q]247Kudla D (128)
Janowicz J228Djokovic N [1] (1)
Clezar G [Q]203Chiudinelli M [Q] (144)
Escobedo E [WC]201Lacko L (100)
Duckworth J [WC]199Haase R (64)
Ivashka I [Q]181Carreno Busta P (49)
Fucsovics M [Q]156Almagro N (46)
Brands D [LL]152Zverev A [27] (29)
Myneni S [Q]143Vesely J (48)
Del Potro J [WC]142Schwartzman D (68)
Andreozzi G [Q]133Tsonga J [9] (11)
Zverev M [Q]126Herbert P (76)
Kovalik J [LL]125Pospisil V (123)
Tiafoe F124Isner J [20] (22)
Donaldson J [Q]122Goffin D [12] (14)
Harrison R [Q]118Mannarino A (55)
Fratangelo B [WC]116Pella G (51)
Stepanek R [Q]114Simon G [30] (32)
Fabbiano T [Q]112Khachanov K [Q] (96)
Dutra Silva R109Cilic M [7] (9)
Darcis S [Q]108Thompson J (92)
Istomin D107Nadal R [4] (5)
Gabashvili T106Fognini F (38)
Ram R [WC]105Evans D (67)
Albot R98Troicki V (35)
Becker B97Nishikori K [6] (7)
Monaco J95Granollers M (45)
Stakhovsky S93Elias G (61)
Bagnis F90Baghdatis M (44)
Berankis R89Jaziri M (53)
Seppi A88Robert S (52)
Brown D87Raonic M [5] (6)
Nishioka Y86Anderson K [23] (25)
Edmund K85Gasquet R [13] (15)
Estrella Burgos V84Sousa J (36)
Rosol L82Murray A [2] (2)
Millman J81Thiem D [8] (10)
Sela D80Cuevas P [18] (20)
Donskoy E79Johnson S [19] (21)
Struff J78Young D (57)
Bedene A77Kyrgios N [14] (16)
Berlocq C75Lorenzi P (39)
Cervantes I74Dimitrov G [22] (24)
Dodig I73Marchenko I (65)
Lu Y72Karlovic I [21] (23)
Dzumhur D71Tomic B [17] (19)
Zeballos H70Mayer F (59)
Kukushkin M66Pouille L [24] (26)
Youzhny M63Klizan M [28] (30)
Bellucci T62Kuznetsov A (42)
Lajovic D60Paire B [32] (34)
Dolgopolov A58Ferrer D [11] (13)
Fritz T54Sock J [26] (28)
Garcia-Lopez G50Bautista Agut R [15] (17)
Verdasco F47Wawrinka S [3] (3)
Mahut N41Kohlschreiber P [25] (27)
Coric B40Lopez F [16] (18)
Muller G37Monfils G [10] (12)

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by summerblues on Sun 28 Aug 2016, 5:37 pm

My picks: Benneteau, Clezar, Del Potro, Zverev M, Harrison, Stepanek, Darcis, Stakhovsky


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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by summerblues on Sun 28 Aug 2016, 5:39 pm

One thing to remember: we are trying to pick the eight players that will become the eight lowest ranked players that advance from the "Underdog" column.

So, if you for example correctly pick Coric to beat Lopez, but there will be eight lower ranked "underdogs" than Coric to advance to Rd 2, you will still not get any points for Coric's win.

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by ListenUp on Sun 28 Aug 2016, 9:59 pm

I'll give it a go. Smile

McDonald, Clezar, Duckworth, Del Potro, R Harrison, Fratangelo, Stepanek, Fabbiano.

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by Born Slippy on Sun 28 Aug 2016, 11:16 pm

McDonald, Baker, Duckworth, Del Potro, Darcis, Seppi, Dodig, Lu.

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by YvonneT on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 3:25 pm

Thanks for trying something new Smile

My picks: Benneteau, Giannessi, Clezar, Del Potro, Darcis, Ram, Seppi, Dolgopolov

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by Born Slippy on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 1:16 pm

I haven't checked too closely but I think Edmund is currently the 8th lowest ranked winner, so any higher ranked picks than him are already obsolete with the bottom half to go.

Can't believe both McDonald and Baker lost from 2 sets up!

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by Guest82 on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 2:05 pm

Del Potro, Dolgopolov, Verdasco, R Harrison, Stepanek, Struff, Tipsarevic, Ram.

I think all of these play on the second day.

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by ListenUp on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 3:37 pm

Ryan Harrison played yesterday. Christian Harrison hasn't played yet.
I should pick someone else if you see this in time.

This Del Potro chap seems popular.  chin  Is he any good?

McDonald. Rolling Eyes

I could have sworn I picked Escobedo. Evidently not. Headscratch

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by Guest82 on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 4:22 pm

I'll take Brands instead of Ryan Harrison then.

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by summerblues on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 1:48 am

These are the eight lowest ranked "underdogs" that advanced:

Tipsarevic, Giannessi, Escobedo, Duckworth, Del Potro, M Zverev, Donaldson, R Harrison

Some matches are still ongoing but none of them involve players lower ranked than any of the above.

Points after 1st round:

SB, LU - 3 each
BS, YT, G82 - 2 each

(note that in my picks I just said "Harrison", not realizing it could have meant C Harrison who lost.  However, since I ordered my picks in the increasing rank of the player, I hope you will trust me that I did mean Ryan).

In general, more lower ranked players managed to win than we expected.  R Harrison in the above group has rank 118.  That means that a win by anyone ranked higher than that ended up not counting.  Yet, none of us expected the cut-off to be that low-ranked; we all picked some higher ranked players.

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by summerblues on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 4:13 am

Round 2:  Same basic rules.  Except this time pick 6 players instead of 8, and each of us will get 2 points for each correct pick:

UnderdogRankOpponent (rank)
Tipsarevic J254Carreno Busta P (49)
Giannessi A [Q]247Wawrinka S [3] (3)
Satral J [Q]227Monfils G [10] (12)
Escobedo E [WC]201Edmund K (85)
Duckworth J [WC]199Tsonga J [9] (11)
Chiudinelli M [Q]144Pouille L [24] (26)
Del Potro J [WC]142Johnson S [19] (21)
Zverev M [Q]126Sock J [26] (28)
Pospisil V123Anderson K [23] (25)
Donaldson J [Q]122Troicki V (35)
Harrison R [Q]118Raonic M [5] (6)
Darcis S [Q]108Isner J [20] (22)
Khachanov K [Q]96Nishikori K [6] (7)
Stakhovsky S93Cilic M [7] (9)
Berankis R89Thiem D [8] (10)
Seppi A88Nadal R [4] (5)
Dzumhur D71Marchenko I (65)
Zeballos H70Kyrgios N [14] (16)
Mathieu P69Mahut N (41)
Evans D67Zverev A [27] (29)
Youzhny M63Pella G (51)
Young D57Karlovic I [21] (23)
Chardy J56Dimitrov G [22] (24)
Vesely J48Djokovic N [1] (1)
Almagro N46Cuevas P [18] (20)
Granollers M45Murray A [2] (2)
Baghdatis M44Paire B [32] (34)
Delbonis F43Bautista Agut R [15] (17)
Kuznetsov A42Ramos-Vinolas A [31] (33)
Lorenzi P39Simon G [30] (32)
Fognini F38Ferrer D [11] (13)
Sousa J36Lopez F [16] (18)

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by summerblues on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 4:15 am

My picks: Escobedo, Del Potro, Pospisil, Dzumhur, Mathieu, Youzhny


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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by Born Slippy on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 5:39 am

Tipsarevic, Escobedo, Del Potro, Donaldson, Dzumhur, Youzhny

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by Guest82 on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 10:52 am

Tipsarevic, Escobedo, Chiundelli, Del Potro, Donaldson, Dzumhur

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by ListenUp on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 2:21 pm

My strategy in R1 was to avoid picking higher-ranked players as there were so many possibilities. Might have been better to pick the ones who were going to win. chin

No strategy now. I'm quite a fan of Jared Donaldson so I'm always happy if he wins, he doesn't need any jinxing from me.
Tempting to pick Zeballos, in case Kyrgios gets defaulted or decides he doesn't feel like playing.

Del Potro, Dzumhur, Evans, Youzhny, Young, Chardy.

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by YvonneT on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 3:55 pm

R2: Del Potro, Darcis, Dzumhur, Youzhny, Young, Kuznetsov

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by summerblues on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 5:06 am

These players counted in Rd2: Del Potro, Donaldson, Harrison, Evans, Youzhny, Almagro

Rd2 points:
LU, BS: 6
SB, YT, G82: 4

Overall points:
LU: 9
BS: 8
SB: 7
YT, G82: 6


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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by summerblues on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 5:22 am

Rd 3 is here.  Please pick five players this time, each will earn 3 points (if you do not think there will be 5 underdogs winning, then pick the five most likely ones - no benefit in picking four only).

Fognini/Ferrer is still ongoing, but it is my bedtime soon:

UnderdogRankOpponent (rank)
Del Potro J [WC]142Fognini F (38)/ Ferrer D [11] (13)
Donaldson J [Q]122Karlovic I [21] (23)
Harrison R [Q]118Baghdatis M (44)
Edmund K85Isner J [20] (22)
Evans D67Wawrinka S [3] (3)
Marchenko I65Kyrgios N [14] (16)
Youzhny M63Djokovic N [1] (1)
Carreno Busta P49Thiem D [8] (10)
Almagro N46Monfils G [10] (12)
Kuznetsov A42Nadal R [4] (5)
Mahut N41Nishikori K [6] (7)
Lorenzi P39Murray A [2] (2)
Sousa J36Dimitrov G [22] (24)
Sock J [26]28Cilic M [7] (9)
Pouille L [24]26Bautista Agut R [15] (17)
Anderson K [23]25Tsonga J [9] (11)

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by summerblues on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 5:23 am

My picks: Del Potro, Harrison, Carreno Busta, Almagro, Sousa

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by Guest82 on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 8:55 am

Del Potro, Donaldson, Harrison, Edmund, Sousa.

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by ListenUp on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 10:19 am

Good 'eavens, Evans came through!
Wow, Jared! I shall continue to avoid jinxing him.

Having to rely on my phone and probably intermittent Internet for next few days. I'll have to come back to the list, too much scrolling needed.

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by ListenUp on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 12:15 pm

Del Potro, Harrison, Carreno B, Almagro, Sousa.

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by YvonneT on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 3:19 pm

Del Potro, Harrison, Sousa, Pouille, Anderson

I should just copy Guest82's really to avoid falling further behind Crying or Very sad I console myself that if it was WTA, I'd be beating all of you Cool

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by Guest82 on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 4:11 pm

YvonneT wrote:Del Potro, Harrison, Sousa, Pouille, Anderson

I should just copy Guest82's really to avoid falling further behind Crying or Very sad I console myself that if it was WTA, I'd be beating all of you Cool  

Long way to go yet....

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by Born Slippy on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 5:59 pm

DP, Harrison, Mahut, Sock, Pouille. I haven't looked at any scores but if any of these have started and you would like me to re-pick let me know!

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by ListenUp on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 10:10 am

I would've liked to play a WTA game. So many underdog likelihoods there. Wink Maybe next time.

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by ListenUp on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 10:30 am

"I should just copy Guest82's really to avoid falling further behind Crying or Very sad I console myself that if it was WTA, I'd be beating all of you "

I realised this morning my picks this round were the same as SB's, but I had no idea at the time, as on a tiddly phone screen (& on a train) I couldn't see anything other than what I was typing (including the list of players so it was a bit of a memory test).

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by ListenUp on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 3:33 pm

As you can see, quote function isn't working for me on my phone either. :/

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by summerblues on Sun 04 Sep 2016, 5:54 am

These players counted in Rd3:  Del Potro, Edmund, Marchenko, Sock, Pouille.

Rd3 points:
BS: 9
YT, G82: 6
SB, LU: 3

Overall points:
BS: 17
LU, YT, G82: 12
SB: 10

Overall winner, lapping the field, is BS.  Congrats!

Overall loser, ......, we do not have that category.


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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by summerblues on Sun 04 Sep 2016, 5:54 am

ListenUp wrote:my picks this round were the same as SB's
Clearly not very wise from you.

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Re: US Open Prediction Game - week 1

Post by ListenUp on Sun 04 Sep 2016, 6:36 pm

What's more, I chose one too many and had to strike one off.
That was Pouille. Bah!

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