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03/27/2019

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O

R2 - SCHWARTZMAN

Veglia

It is sometimes hard to determine when a particular round starts, especially early or when there are rain delays. I liked the IW rule better,make your pick no later than the match starts .

Alpha

OK; sure. All very friendly and no one won anyway.

Veglia

Thanks High Commissioner Alpha!

O

Veglia, Alpha might really make you suffer. Although you may have dozens of WOFs, you might not even win one of these. I don't know, maybe you need to call 10 matches? correctly to win one?

Veglia

:) I think it's fair game for all. And a lot of fun. Here's a fact: although I didn't get to WoF of the very first suicide pool as I ran out of options for the finals, I did "win" it by being the last man standing. And that will stay true for ever and a day. As long as there's TP. Bragging rights! So even when Alpha is right two years from now in an argument, I can always pull "remember who won the very first suicide pool"! Right? :)
Good fun here on the planet ...

O

I am only pointing out how hard this is. It's a lot harder to win a sunshine double than someone actually wins a sunshine double. This WOF by Alpha, you are right, it is fair game for all. I think you will not earn bragging rights like you did with TP's WOFs.

Veglia

Challenge accepted

Alpha

WE NEED PARTICIPANTS PLEASE!

Clifford, Nick, Sperry, Gary, Bettyjane, Stella, TP himself? Others?

Alpha

Veglia, you didn't win :-) There was an absolute criteria that you failed to meet. But all is not over. Even though you didn't win the first one, you could always be the first winner. Hire Radek and focus on Miami.

Gary Moser

Is this where I'm supposed to post my pick, Alpha?

[ If so...TSITSIPAS for R2. ]

nick

R2- Millman

Anant Nori

R2 - Coric

This is an excellent contest/idea!

Alpha

Thanks and thanks for participating.

Alpha

Yes!

Alpha

We've got it started. Others, please join.

R2:

O -- Schwartzman
Gary -- Tsitsipas
Nick -- Millman
Ananat Nori -- Croic
Alpha -- Edmund

Alpha

R2:

O -- Schwartzman
Gary -- Tsitsipas
Nick -- Millman
Ananat Nori -- Croic
Alpha -- Edmund
Bhaj -- Fognini

Veglia

R2 Schwartzman

Alpha

R2:

O -- Schwartzman
Gary -- Tsitsipas
Nick -- Millman
Ananat Nori -- Croic
Alpha -- Edmund
Bhaj -- Fognini
Veglia -- Schwartzman

nick

sicko. How does it feel to loose in first match ? Comfortably numb .

Alpha

Oops, too bad. If you want, you can still "audit" it. Play, but no credit -- can't win.

Alpha

Ah, the great equalizer, that is sports. Both O and Veglia out in R2.

O

Wow, I thought it'll be difficult. At IW, if only Raonic beat Thiem, and Federer beat Raonic, I would have won. Alpha you are right. Being close means nothing, you have to win it. Honestly I don't think I'll win one of these, but best of luck to all the other contenders!!!

The WOF I did win was predicting Federer beating Rafa at AO17? I'll have to enjoy that match along with the WOF I'm afraid?

Alpha

R3: 3 out; 4 left

O -- OUT
Veglia -- OUT
Nick -- OUT

Gary -- Tsitsipas; ??
Ananat Nori -- Coric; ??
Alpha -- Edmund; Tstsipas
Bhaj -- Fognini; ??

Gary Moser

Medvedev to beat Opelka in R3.

Alpha

R3: 3 out; 4 left

O -- OUT
Veglia -- OUT
Nick -- OUT

Gary -- Tsitsipas; Medvedev
Anant Nori -- Coric; ??
Alpha -- Edmund; Tstsipas
Bhaj -- Fognini; ??

Veglia

Diego takes down two with one stroke :)

bhaj

Gofin for Round 2

Alpha

R3: 3 out; 4 left

O -- OUT
Veglia -- OUT
Nick -- OUT

Gary -- Tsitsipas; Medvedev
Anant Nori -- Coric; ??
Alpha -- Edmund; Tstsipas
Bhaj -- Fognini; Goffin

Anant Nori

I'll go with Basilashvili for R3

Anant Nori

Damn. I was too late. I just checked and it seems like Basilashvili result is already in. Likely before i made my prediction

I'll change to Dimitrov for R3

Alpha

R3: 3 out; 4 left

O -- OUT
Veglia -- OUT
Nick -- OUT

Gary -- Tsitsipas; Medvedev
Anant Nori -- Coric; Dimitrov
Alpha -- Edmund; Tstsipas
Bhaj -- Fognini; Goffin

bhaj

I was unaware of the play today, I am out

Alpha

R4: 4 out; 3 left

O -- OUT
Veglia -- OUT
Nick -- OUT
Anant Nori -- OUT

Bhaj -- you're still in.

Gary -- Tsitsipas; Medvedev
Alpha -- Edmund; Tstsipas; Anderson
Bhaj -- Fognini; Goffin

Gary Moser

For R4, I'll take GOFFIN over Tiafoe.

Alpha

R4: 4 out; 3 left

O -- OUT
Veglia -- OUT
Nick -- OUT
Anant Nori -- OUT

Bhaj -- you're still in.

Gary -- Tsitsipas; Medvedev; Goffin
Alpha -- Edmund; Tstsipas; Anderson
Bhaj -- Fognini; Goffin

Alpha

QF: 6 out; 1eft

O -- OUT
Veglia -- OUT
Nick -- OUT
Anant Nori -- OUT
Bhaj -- OUT
Gary -- OUT

Alpha -- Edmund; Tstsipas; Anderson
Alpha is the only one alive and there is very little point to me posting my results each day. So, I'll retire too. Next one MC.

Veglia

Why don't you try all the way?

Alpha

OK; three names all at once. QF: Shapavalov; SF: Isner; F: Federer.

I'll update when its over -- win or lose.

O

Federer maybe will have a good chance here in Miami? the conditions seem to be better in the new facility? Last week at IW, the conditions were tough, especially in the finals. All in all, Federer seems to like the conditions and plays at a high level. In addition Djokovic and Rafa are both gone?

nick

Seems like TsiTsipas took down more than one. First Felix at IW and now here Dennis . It ain't getting easier. When will a NextGen stand up and win a slam.

Alpha

My guess is it will happen this year. If not definitly next year. Roger can't win 7 best of five matches. His performance since the 2018 AO has been 2 4Rs and 1 QF and one absence. Nova's form has doived again an delt's see if he ahs it hom to brong it back up again. Nadal is injured much too often. After that it's anybody.

Veglia

Looking good

Alpha

Fingers crossed, though more for Roger to win this one. To lose IW to Thiem and then Miami to Isner would not be good.

Alpha

Winner: Alpha

Hey, TP, I won the suicide pool. Yaay!

nick

congratulation to Alpha. Well done. Well conceived game.

O

Congratulations you won!

Anant

Congrats Alpha!

Veglia

Well done Alpha, you deserve it!

Tennis Planet

WINNER: ALPHA.

Alpha

Thanks everyone. Was my hardest win to date.

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