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Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
It's that time again! Make your picks for the Canadian Open. Please join the group. The password remains the same. If you don't know it, PM me or tented. Draw closes Monday, 5 Aug. at noon EDT.

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02-Aug-2013 10:54 PM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
I picked Novak over Delpo in the final!
03-Aug-2013 10:14 AM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
Do you like Qualifier 4 or Qualifier 5. I go with Qualifier 5.

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04-Aug-2013 12:45 AM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
(04-Aug-2013 12:45 AM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  Do you like Qualifier 4 or Qualifier 5. I go with Qualifier 5.

Ha! Those are always the hardest calls to make. I usually go with number-theory. Do know, though, you get a chance to revise your picks before Monday, at which point some qualifiers will be assigned. Anyway, once, for fun, I picked all Qualifiers in the opening rounds, and I had better than 50% success with that! But whatever...if 5 is your man, I say stick with him! Smile
04-Aug-2013 12:53 AM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
(04-Aug-2013 12:53 AM)Moxie629 Wrote:  
(04-Aug-2013 12:45 AM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  Do you like Qualifier 4 or Qualifier 5. I go with Qualifier 5.

Ha! Those are always the hardest calls to make. I usually go with number-theory. Do know, though, you get a chance to revise your picks before Monday, at which point some qualifiers will be assigned. Anyway, once, for fun, I picked all Qualifiers in the opening rounds, and I had better than 50% success with that! But whatever...if 5 is your man, I say stick with him! Smile

In this tournament, actually all qualifiers will be named before the
deadline and we will get a chance to revise. However, in some ATP 1000
events, they schedule two main draw matches on the same day as
the last round of the qualifying matches and in those, it is really
a pain to pick.

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04-Aug-2013 01:03 AM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
Too true, and people complain about it all the time. In this case, the key is to remember to revise at the last minute. When there's no option, roll the dice and hope you get lucky. If you're paying attention, you can at least know who the qualifiers are, even if you don't know where they'll land.
04-Aug-2013 01:07 AM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
My alias for the Draw Challenge is "no1"

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04-Aug-2013 01:13 AM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
Its always Berdych that determines how well I do in these challenges.. If I pick him and he falls early.. I am screwed.. If I don't pick him and he does well especially if Fed is playing which isn't the case here, I am screwed.. I will pick him to meet JMDP but not to win.. With my luck he will make the final or flame out before the 2nd round
04-Aug-2013 05:05 AM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
Our group is around 148 out of hundreds of groups. We're doing rather well!
06-Aug-2013 08:14 PM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
Tented, you have jumped to the head of the class in our group! Haas and Anderson have me sinking like a stone, for the moment.
07-Aug-2013 06:26 PM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
(07-Aug-2013 06:26 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  Tented, you have jumped to the head of the class in our group! Haas and Anderson have me sinking like a stone, for the moment.

But, still you are above me. Your complaint is like Serena having
a bad year.

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07-Aug-2013 06:40 PM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
(07-Aug-2013 06:40 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  
(07-Aug-2013 06:26 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  Tented, you have jumped to the head of the class in our group! Haas and Anderson have me sinking like a stone, for the moment.

But, still you are above me. Your complaint is like Serena having
a bad year.

GSM, the draw challenge requires patience. Tomorrow we could both be revived. Smile
07-Aug-2013 11:42 PM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
(07-Aug-2013 11:42 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  
(07-Aug-2013 06:40 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  
(07-Aug-2013 06:26 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  Tented, you have jumped to the head of the class in our group! Haas and Anderson have me sinking like a stone, for the moment.

But, still you are above me. Your complaint is like Serena having
a bad year.

GSM, the draw challenge requires patience. Tomorrow we could both be revived. Smile

I had forgotten all about it. I see I'm tied at the top with M0m0. It's great to be reminded he joined our group.
07-Aug-2013 11:45 PM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
(07-Aug-2013 11:42 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  
(07-Aug-2013 06:40 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  
(07-Aug-2013 06:26 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  Tented, you have jumped to the head of the class in our group! Haas and Anderson have me sinking like a stone, for the moment.

But, still you are above me. Your complaint is like Serena having
a bad year.

GSM, the draw challenge requires patience. Tomorrow we could both be revived. Smile

I now beat you by 2 pts, but my prognosis looks bad due to
back ache of JMDP.

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07-Aug-2013 11:53 PM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
You were alone at the top when I wrote it. Funny that Momo has joined our group. I hope he decides to come over and comment here soon.
08-Aug-2013 12:02 AM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
I think that I pull this one out after all.. All thanks to Rafa
11-Aug-2013 04:17 PM
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RE: Roger's Cup Draw Challenge
Great job, AP! Bragging rights for the tournament for the TF Team. I got pulled out of the cellar by Rafa. There was an awful lot of red in my draw. Good fun! Thanks to everyone who participated.
11-Aug-2013 06:00 PM
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