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2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« on: August 25, 2011, 03:40:50 PM »
The Game

Pretty simple game format, most of you have filled out brackets before. This is just a one time thing, you fill out, and submit your picks now and just watch the tournament and see how you are doing by the end. The Pick 'em game on the other hand is more up-to-date and exciting. Nonetheless this is a great game to see what each of us feels before the start of the tournament.

Picks are due before play begins on Monday

How To Play:
1.  Pick your 8 QFists true to the draw and rank them C,F,SF,SF,QF,QF,QF,QF

2. Format: to simplify my work, follow this format--last name only; no comments*, emoticons,
puncuation and do not indicate their rank--it's understood they are in order (see 1 above).
*place all comments at the bottom of your list. Follow this format.

Roddick
Federer
Hewitt
Grosjean
Agassi
Ljubicic
Nalbandian
Hrbaty

3. Regardless of a player's actual result, he's only credited with points according to your pick.
For example, assume you pick Roddick to reach the QF, but he actually advances to the F. In this example, Roddick will only be credited for reaching the QF, or 50 pts. Similarly, assume you pick Federer to win the title (C), but he only reaches 2R. Fed's score, then, is 7 pts (see scoring below).

Scoring
Grand Slam scoring system will be employed.
C - 200 pts
F - 140 max pts
SF - 90 max pts
QF - 50 max pts
4R - 30 max pts
3R - 15 max pts
2R - 7 max pts
Main Entry - 1 pt

Example (based on actual 2005 US Open results):         
………………..   Picks……….           Pts
Champion… Roddick…………...     1
Finalist……   Federer……………     140
SF………….   Hewitt……………..      90
SF………….   Grosjean………….      15
QF………….   Agassi…………….      50
QF………….   Ljubicic……………      15
QF………….   Nalbandian……….     50
QF………….   Hrbaty……………..     30
   Total Points……….      391

Notice, Federer is limited to 140 pts, even though he won;
similarly, Agassi is limitted to 50 pts , even though he reached the final;     
So, had Federer been picked to win, he would have received 200 pts;
had Agassi been picked to reach the F, he would have received 140 pts ;
Roddick lost 1R, so even though he was picked as champion, recieved only 1 pt.

How To Win
The person with the most Total Points wins.

Tie-breaker
Pick 3 additional players and rank them 1-3. If your #1 advances further than his/her #1, you win; similarly for #2 and #3.

This is to avoid an outcome like 2007 USO, where the game ended in a tie for 1st because identical picks were submitted and we didn't have a tie-breaker in place.


link to Men's draw

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ms/msdraw.pdf


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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 04:19:43 PM »
Murray
Djokovic
Fish
Nadal
Federer
Monfils
Del Potro
Ferrer

Tomic
Tsonga
Roddick
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011, 09:31:44 AM by sosa09 »

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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 05:53:29 PM »
Djokovic
Murray
Nadal
Federer
Monfils
Soderling
Roddick (Making a semi-comeback)
Tsonga

DelPo
Fish
Ferrer
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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 06:26:34 PM »
Federer
Wawrinka
Berdych
Ferrer
Djokovich
Fish
Simon
Youzhny

Murray
Soderling
Tsonga
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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 07:35:35 PM »
Djokovic
Murray
Federer
Nadal
Berdych
Fish
Soderling
Roddick

Del Potro
Tsonga
Monfils

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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 08:37:28 PM »
Federer
Murray
Ferrer
Monfils
Djokovic
Fish
Isner
Nadal

Tsonga
Soderling
Del Potro

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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 02:14:56 AM »
Murray
Federer
Nadal
Berdych
Djokovic
Tsonga
Del Potro
Roddick

Fish
Soderling
Wawrinka

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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 02:52:24 AM »
Murray
Djokovic
Tsonga
Nadal
Monfils
Federer
Isner
Ferrer

Fish
Del Potro
Wawrinka

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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011, 07:07:53 AM »
Nadal
Federer
Djokovic
Murray
Tsonga
Roddick
Monfils
Del Potro

Fish
Berdych
Ferrer

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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2011, 11:38:02 AM »
Federer
Nadal
Murray
Djokovic
Tsonga
Monfils
Soderling
Ferrer

Fish
Roddick
Verdasco

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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2011, 01:24:25 PM »
Del Potro
Tsonga
Djokovic
Nadal
Federer
Monfils
Roddick
Murray


Soderling
Fish
Cilic

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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2011, 02:29:32 PM »
Del Potro
Tsonga
Djokovic
Nadal
Federer
Monfils
Roddick
Murray


Soderling
Fish
Cilic

Wow, it has been 2 1/2 years since we have seen you, welcome back!
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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2011, 06:08:04 PM »
Federer
Murray
Djokovic
Nadal
Del Potro
Ferrer
Monfils
Tsonga

Soderling
Wawrinka
Berdych

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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2011, 04:46:26 AM »
Hi

I've posted an invitation to enter our interboard pick 'em/fill in the draw competition in the forum where they always used to go (i.e. at http://www.tennis4you.com/forum/index.php?board=45.0 ), but I've just realised that forum doesn't actually appear visible to anyone any more, which may explain why T4Y entries to the competitions have been down over the last year.

Is there any chance one of the mods here could put it somewhere it will be seen by potential entrants.

Many thanks!

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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2011, 05:18:05 AM »
Djokovic
Nadal
Murray
Fish
Tsonga
Monfils
Ferrer
Simon

TBers
1. Federer
2. Isner
3. Tursunov
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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2011, 05:21:36 AM »
Already 12 in :thumbs-up:
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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2011, 07:32:27 AM »
Hi

I've posted an invitation to enter our interboard pick 'em/fill in the draw competition in the forum where they always used to go (i.e. at http://www.tennis4you.com/forum/index.php?board=45.0 ), but I've just realised that forum doesn't actually appear visible to anyone any more, which may explain why T4Y entries to the competitions have been down over the last year.

Is there any chance one of the mods here could put it somewhere it will be seen by potential entrants.

Many thanks!


Hmmm, too funny.  I wonder what forum that is best served to go in...

What is the link for this years?
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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2011, 10:55:12 AM »
Djokovic
Roddick
Fish
Murray
Nadal
Simon
Monfils
Federer

Del Potro
Berdych
Tsonga
CONK da ball!!!

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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2011, 10:55:31 AM »
Lucky 13. :))
CONK da ball!!!

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Re: 2011 Men's United States Open Bracket Challenge
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2011, 11:31:32 AM »
Djokovic
Roddick
Fish
Murray
Nadal
Simon
Monfils
Federer

Del Potro
Berdych
Tsonga

Roddick in the finals eh?  I felt daring just to throw him into the QF.  :)
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