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US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby Forehand_lob on Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:46 am

It's time for the last slam contest of the year, and we'll see if mimi returns to set us all straight again.

The rules are suspiciously familiar with new additions in bold.

1. Pick quarterfinalists, semifinalists, finalists, and champions for both ATP and WTA draws at RG. You will receive 7.5 points for each correct quarterfinalist, 5 points for each correct semifinalist and finalist, and 20 points for each correct champion. (NOTE: God-Fed clause is in effect, you only get 10 points for picking him as champion if he wins. Rafa's rule is not in effect. The new Serena rule is in effect; she is only worth 15 points as champion until she finally wins a non-Slam title.)

2. Pick a wildcard player from each draw. If the wildcard makes the quarters, they will take the place of one of your incorrect picks, with the same point value. Your wildcard may not be a player you have already picked for the quarters or onwards. NOTE: your wildcard does not need to be a player awarded a tournament WC. In fact, picking one of the eight tournament wildcards in this category would be really dumb.

*3. Biggest Loser: 5 points for picking the highest seed that will lose in the first round from each draw. The player must be a top-16 seed. If no seed loses in the first round, the bonus will carry over to the second round. You get 2 points if your seed loses in the first round, but someone else correctly picked a higher seed to lose.

*4. Winning ugly: 3 points for naming the player who plays the most games from the first round through the fourth round.

*5. I Used to be a Contender: Pick the current non-3 slam holder former or current number 1 that goes the furthest (for the men, this consists of: Safin, Hewitt, Ferrero, Roddick and Nadal; for the women: Venus, Clijsters, Mauresmo, Sharapova, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Safina) for both the men and women. A correct choice is worth 3 points.

**Categories marked by an asterisk are optional, but you probably will top the specials club if you don’t enter all of them.

EXTRAS

1)Sewn up bonus: Unseeded quarterfinalists are worth an extra half point for every seed they take out en route.

2)Each bagel (6-0) set your quarterfinalists bake is worth 2 points. Each breadstick (6-1) is worth 1 point.

3)WTF bonus: if you have a pick that makes it to the quarterfinals that no one else made, you'll gain an extra 5 points for it.

The draws will be posted when up. And that's the time I will hassle previous contest entrants to enter again.

EDIT: Draws are up! Or at least, the men's is, so I'm assuming the women's will be up soon.

Men:

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draw ... mo=leftnav

Women:

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draw ... mo=leftnav
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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby summerinok on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:11 am

riding bike along east river park Mon afternoon, pretty sure i saw Canas jogging there, he looked pretty skinny in person. guess will keep my eyes open now that US open is around the corner
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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby funches on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:23 am

Canas is in the qualifying draw that began play today, so it makes sense he would have been there.
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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby tennisontherocks on Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:23 pm

Here are my picks:

Men

Roger-Davydenko (Looks like Roger almost handpicked the draw here)
Roddick-Djokovic
Berdych-Nadal
Del Potro-Murray

semis
Roger-Djokovic
Berdych-Del Potro

finals
Roger-Del Potro

winner
Roger

Wild card: Ferrer
Winning Ugly: Nadal
BL: Monfils
I used to be contender: Nadal

women

Safina-Jankovic
Dementieva-Wozniaki
Azarenka-Clijsters
Zvonreva-Serena

semis
Safina-dementieva
Clijsters-Serena

finals
Dementieva-Serena

winner
Dementieva

wild card: Venus
winning ugly: Safina
BL: Ivanovic
I used to be contender: Clijsters
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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby hellgod on Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:35 am

Haven't seen the draw yet, but I heard that Nadal faces Gasquet while Murray faces Ernests Gulbis. Those are interesting matches for sure (although Nadal and Murray will most probably go through unscathed there.)

Also, count me in as one of those who are disappointed that Sharapova managed to sneak in to the seeds. I was hoping for a big 1st rounder between her and one of the top 4 seeds.
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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby Forehand_lob on Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:54 am

Here are my destined-for-the-specials picks.

Men

Quarterfinals
Federer v. Soderling
Djokovic v. Roddick
Tsonga v. Nadal
Del Potro v. Murray

Semifinals
Federer v. Roddick
Tsonga v. Murray

Final
Federer v. Murray

Champion
Federer

WC: Davydenko
Winning Ugly: Murray
BL: Nadal
Contender: Roddick

Women
Quarterfinals
Safina v. Jankovic
Sharapova v. Kuznetsova
Azarenka v. Clijsters
Pennetta v. Serena

Semifinals
Safina v. Sharapova
Clijsters v. Serena

Final
Sharapova v. Serena

Champion
Serena

WC: Dementieva
Winning Ugly: Sharapova
BL: Zvonerva
Contender: Safina

Nothing special here.
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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby summerinok on Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:57 pm

Men

Quarterfinals
Federer d. Davydencko
Djokovic d. Roddick
Tsonga d. Nadal
Murray d. Del Potro

Semifinals
Federer d. Djokovic
Murray d. Tsonga

Final
Murray d. Federer

WC: Soderling
Winning Ugly: Davydencko
BL: Monfils
Contender: Roddick

Women
Quarterfinals

Jankovic d. Safina
Dementieva d. Wozniacki
Venus d. Azarenka
Serena d. Pennetta

Semifinals
Dementieva d. Jankovic
Serena d. Venus

Final
Serena d. Dementieva

WC: Clijsters
Winning Ugly: Safina
BL: Ivanovic
Contender: Jankovic
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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby consafos on Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:24 pm

Guys

QF
Fed d Querrey
Verdasco d. Djoker
Tsonga d. Nadal
DelPo d. Murray

SF
Fed d. Verdasco
DelPo d. Tsonga

F
Fed d. DelPo

WC: Roddick
WU: Tsonga
BL: Gonzalez
Terry Malloy: Nadal

Dolls

QF
Janky d. Patty-cake (I loves me some patty-cake)
Dementia d. Kuzy
Venus d. Li
Serena d. Pennetta

SF
Demetia d. Janky
Venus d. Serena

F
Dementia d. Venus

WC: Clijsters
WU: Venus
BL: Ivanovic
Terri Malloy: Venus
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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby funches on Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:31 am

ATP

Quarterfinals

Federer over Soderling
Djokovic over Roddick
Nadal over Tsonga
Murray over Del Potro

Semifinals

Federer over Djokovic
Murray over Nadal

Final

Federer over Murray 6-3, 7-6, 6-4

WC: Verdasco
BL: Stepanek
WU: Nadal
UTBC: Nadal

WTA

Quarterfinas

Jankovic over Safina
Dementieva over Wozniacki
Clijsters over Azarenka
Serena over Wozniak

Semifinals

Dementieva over Jankovic
Clijsters over Serena

Final

Clijsters over Dementieva 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

WC: Venus
BL: Bartoli
WU: Wozniak
UTBC: Clijsters
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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby louise on Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:54 pm

Thanks for the reminder and for running the contest, f-lo.

Fed d Davydenko
Roddick d Djok
Tsonga d Nadal
Murray d DelPo

Fed d Roddick
Murray d Tsonga

Fed d Murray

WC Simon
BL Monfils
WU Nadal
UTBC Roddick

Jank d Safina
Dem d Kuzy
Clijsters d Na Li
Penetta d Bammer

Dem d Jank
Clijsters d Penetta

Dem d Clijsters

WC Serena
BL Ivanovic
WU Venus
IUTBC Clijsters
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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby di-10S on Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:30 pm

drum roll please......

Women:
QF--- Safina/Jankovic Sharapova/Wozniacki Schiovione/Clijsters Stosur/Granville
SF---- Safina/Sharapova Clijsters/Granville
F----Safina d Granville
WC----Serena
BL----Venus
Contender- Safina


Men:
QF----Soderling/Federer Haas/Ljubicic Murray/Safin Acasuso/FGonzalez
SF---- Federer/Haas Murray/Gonzalez
F--- Murray d Haas
WC- Nadal (but I really want to say Wawrinka)
BL- Roddick
Contender- Safin

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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby Daniel on Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:08 am

ATP

Quarterfinals
Federer v Mathieu
Djokovic V Roddick
Tsonga v Nadal
Del Potro v Murray

Semifinals
Federer v Roddick
Tsonga v Murray

Final
Murray v Federer

Winner
Murray

WC: Verdasco
BL: Stepanek
WU: Nadal
UTBC: Roddick

WTA

Quarterfinas
Safina v Jankovic
Dementieva v Wozniacki
Radwanska v Venus
Pennetta v Serena

Semifinals
Jankovic v Dementieva
Venus v Serena

Final
Dementieva v Serena

Winner
Dementieva

WC: Clijsters
BL: Ivanovic
WU: Wozniacki
UTBC: Jankovic
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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby Ashe on Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:14 am

WTA

QF
Safina v. Jankovic
Elena v. Wozniacki
Azarenka v. Venus
Pennetta v. Serena

SF
Jankovic v. Elena
Azarenka v. Serena

Final
Elena d. Serena

WC - Sharapova
BL - Ivanovic
WU - Elena
Contender - Jankovic

ATP

QF
Fed v. Querrey
Djokovic v. Roddick
Tsonga v. Nadal
JMDP v. Murray

SF
Fed v. Roddick
Tsonga v. JMDP

Final
Fed d. JMDP

WC - Monfils
BL - Stepanek
WU - Tsonga
Contender - Roddick

Thanks!
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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby ccm on Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:37 pm

Fed d Querrey
Djoker d Hot Sauce
Nadal d Tsonga
Del Po d Murray

Djoker d Fed
Nadal d Del Po

Djoker d Nadal

WC Gonzo
BL Murray
Contenda Rafa


Safina d Jankovic
Kuzy d Demento
Venus d Radwanska
Serena d Zvon

Safina d Kuzy
Venus d Serena

Safina d Venus

WC Shazza
BL Ivanovic
Contenda Safina

OK, so what happened with Gasquet?? Is his case settled then?

Other than the tragic Gasquet - Nadal in r1, Massu v Gonzo is interesting.
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Re: US Open 2009 contest: Six in a row?

Postby Roman on Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:22 pm

Fed d Soderling
Djokovic d Hass
Gonzales d Nadal
Del Potro d Karlovic

Fed d Djokovic
Del Potro d Gonzales

Fed d Del Potro

WC Murray
BL Davidenko
Contender Nadal


Safina d Lisicki
Dementieva d Wozniacki
Venus d Radwanska
Serena d Mauresmo

Dementieva d Safina
Serena d Venus

Dementieva d Serena

WC Kuznetsova
BL Ivanovic
Contender Safina
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