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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 09:53:36 AM »
Day 1

F Mayer def Balleret in 2 sets, 1h20m

Gulbis def Isner in 3 sets, 3 breaks of serve

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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2013, 10:03:05 AM »
Round 1
Mayer def. Balleret in 2 sets in 1 hour 7 minutes
Davydenko def. Qualifier in 2 sets in 1 hour 10 minutes
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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2013, 10:09:43 AM »
Just wondering, what's the logic behind the rule change for clay season?

- Predict the score of the final set of the match (+5 if correct)
- Predict the number of tiebreakers in the match(+2 if correct)
- Predict the time of the match to the minute. (+4 if your prediction is within 10 minutes of the actual match time)
- Predict the amount of service breaks in the match. (+6 if correct)

1. I agree with that one
2. I agree with that one
3. Disagree. It should be higher than usual because clay matches tend to go longer so it's harder to predict
4. Disagree. The service breaks are rarer on clay so it'd be harder to predict, no?
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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2013, 02:52:45 PM »
Just wondering, what's the logic behind the rule change for clay season?

- Predict the score of the final set of the match (+5 if correct)
- Predict the number of tiebreakers in the match(+2 if correct)
- Predict the time of the match to the minute. (+4 if your prediction is within 10 minutes of the actual match time)
- Predict the amount of service breaks in the match. (+6 if correct)

1. I agree with that one
2. I agree with that one
3. Disagree. It should be higher than usual because clay matches tend to go longer so it's harder to predict
4. Disagree. The service breaks are rarer on clay so it'd be harder to predict, no?


3. True that, I re-considered and put it back to the original number of 5. I thought too many people were predicting the time of the match. I won't make it higher because you can always choose which matches to pick, and most people are going to choose "Nadal def Bowl in 1 hour", not "Roger-Vasselin def Montanes in x hours"
4. I'm not sure what you meant by service breaks are rarer on clay  :confused1: In my experience clay matches always tend to have plenty of service breaks.  Because serve is less effective :confused1:
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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2013, 03:09:06 PM »
True...

I had just woke up, so yeah the last one is fine
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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2013, 03:43:15 PM »
Dimitrov def. Malisse 2-0, 5 BOS
Simon def. Bautista 2-0, 6 BOS

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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2013, 06:11:10 PM »
simon and chardy will win in straight sets tomorrow.
 
match time: 120 minutes for both matches.

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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2013, 08:26:36 PM »
I don't know if it's to late to play since i missed the 1st day, if not my picks are
Seppi def Fognini in3
Benneteau def Raonic in 2

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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2013, 02:19:16 AM »
Chardy in 2, 1hr 25
Seppi in 3, 2hrs 10

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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2013, 01:33:49 PM »
damn, i missed round 1  :(
I'm only sleeping..

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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2013, 02:09:34 PM »
I don't know if it's to late to play since i missed the 1st day, if not my picks are
Seppi def Fognini in3
Benneteau def Raonic in 2

It's fine  :) I give you benefit of the doubt since only 3 matches were played

damn, i missed round 1  :(

That's okay, you can always do Round 2. It's not as if your ranking is in any danger  :rofl_2:

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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2013, 02:22:07 PM »
I don't know if it's to late to play since i missed the 1st day, if not my picks are
Seppi def Fognini in3
Benneteau def Raonic in 2

It's fine  :) I give you benefit of the doubt since only 3 matches were played

damn, i missed round 1  :(

That's okay, you can always do Round 2. It's not as if your ranking is in any danger  :rofl_2:

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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 05:03:39 PM »
I don't see why Clash can't still send for R1? He would just have to choose R1 matches that are starting tomorrow, no?
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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2013, 05:21:51 PM »
I don't see why Clash can't still send for R1? He would just have to choose R1 matches that are starting tomorrow, no?

if it's still allowed from remaining 1st round matches i pick :

Gulbis def. Isner in 2 sets, 4 breaks of serve
Ramos def. Stepanek in 2 sets, last set 6-4

if not, i'm out of luck  :)

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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2013, 12:36:51 PM »
I don't see why Clash can't still send for R1? He would just have to choose R1 matches that are starting tomorrow, no?

Yes  :) of course, my bad.

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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Make your picks now!)
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2013, 12:40:25 PM »
Litotes- 11  :cool: :))
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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Litotes takes a huge lead! Make R2 picks!)
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2013, 04:22:52 PM »
Wow, the BOS tactic worked, despite picking the breakfest that was Simon - Bautista and also getting the winner wrong.
2nd round has already started, but not many matches has been played yet, so easy to avoid those.
R2: Nadal vs. Matosevic 2-0, 52 minutes
Raonic vs. Nieminen, 2-0, 1 TB

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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Litotes takes a huge lead! Make R2 picks!)
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2013, 04:33:13 PM »
Nadal def. Matosevic in 2 with 6-2 in the final set

Berdych def. Granollers in 2 in 1 hour 10 minutes
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Re: Predict-a-Match Monte-Carlo (Litotes takes a huge lead! Make R2 picks!)
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2013, 06:59:33 PM »
Round 2

Fognini def Ramos in 3, final set 6-4
Nadal def Matosevic in 2, 1h3m


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I have been thinking. Here is my philosophy for being able to predict in both Day 1 and Day 2 of each round:

It could give you an advantage because you could have wanted to predict for a Day 1 match but were too lazy. You could have wanted to pick "Djokovic def Nieminen in 2, 1 hour", but you saw that Nieminen outlasted Djokovic in 3, and changed to predict for a different match.

However- say you weren't available to predict for Day 1. And Day 1 is when Nadal plays vs a clay court mug like Lu. But on Day 2 none of the matches are that straightforward and easy to guess. You may have less options.

So there is one possible advantage and one possible disadvantage. It evens out  :)~ Anyway, I believe in benefit of the doubt.