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2/05/2021 5:20 pm  #1

2021 Australian Open contest

You know the rules.

Men's QF:

Djokovic (Wawrinka) v. Zverev
Thiem v. Sinner
Rublev v. Medvedev
Tsitsipas v. Nadal

Men's SF:

Djokovic v. Thiem
Medvedev v. Tsitsipas

Men's F:

Tsitsipas d. Djokovic

BL: Shapovalov

Women's QF:

Barty v. Bencic
Kenin v. Stephens
Kvitova v. Kerber (Osaka)
Serena v. Halep

Women's SF:

Bencic v. Kenin
Kerber v. Halep

Women's F:

Kerber d. Kenin

BL: Andreescu

My men's picks look boring, but my women's picks might be termed eccentric.  I was going to pick Sabalenka over Serena, but after losing by 2.5 points, I decided that I was not going to lose because I picked against her.

The match of the tournament will of course be Hsieh v. Pironkova which will cause many tennis teachers to drink themselves to despair over the thought of any of their students wanting to play like them.  I'll give it to Pironkova in a third set tiebreaker.


2/07/2021 10:12 pm  #2

Re: 2021 Australian Open contest



Djokovic over Zverev
Thiem over Sinner (Shapovalov)
Rublev over Medvedev
Tsitsipas over de Minaur


Djokovic over Thiem
Rublev over Tsitsipas


Djokovic over Rublev 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

BL: Shapovalov



Barty over Mertens
Azarenka over Kanepi
Osaka over Andreescu
Serena over Halep


Barty over Azarenka
Osaka over Serena


Osaka over Barry 7-6, 6-4

BL: Svitolina

Edit: it does not matter, but I was supposed to have Muguruza as my substitute pick. Don't know what happened when I posted.

Last edited by funches (2/15/2021 11:16 am)


2/22/2021 8:08 pm  #3

Re: 2021 Australian Open contest

My dislike of Djokovic was what held me back from winning this contest.  I had more quarterfinalists than you (10 to your 9), but we matched on everything else except champions.  You got both and I had Osaka as a sub.  I did pick up 2 points with a better biggest loser than you with Andresscu (though Kenin was the biggest).

Final standings:

funches: 137.5
Forehand_lob: 127

Those are respectable scores that would have done well back in the heyday of the old board.  See you for the French Open!

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