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2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
Last chance, folks. Unless we have a tie, that is, then we'll add in a round for the World Tour Finals.

I'll keep this short and simple. The rules can be found here.

The standings can be found here, in the last post of the thread.

secrettennisjunkie is in the lead with 68, followed by kskate2 with 64, Fedfan with 62, Moxie629 with 58, and britbox with 56. The rest of us are a bit further behind and would require a real collapse to win.

Anyhow, the draws are out tomorrow, so good luck!
21-Aug-2013 08:23 AM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
Here goes:

W: Djokovic
F: Nadal
SF: Ferrer
SF: Berdych
DH: Del Potro
WC: Janowicz
22-Aug-2013 11:51 AM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
Just looking at the draw here's my pick:

W: Nadal
F: Murray
SF: Djokovic
SF: Ferrer
DH: Del Potro
WC: Haas
22-Aug-2013 11:59 AM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
My initial post-Draws picks:

W: Nadal
F: Murray
SF: Djokovic
SF: Raonic
DH: Del Potro
WC: Janowicz

EDIT: I decided to get a little wild.
(This post was last modified: 25-Aug-2013 09:42 AM by El Dude.)
22-Aug-2013 12:16 PM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
(22-Aug-2013 12:16 PM)El Dude Wrote:  My initial post-Draws picks:

W: Nadal
F: Murray
SF: Djokovic
SF: Ferrer
DH: Del Potro
WC: Janowicz

El Dude, we almost pick the same exact thing but I decided to pick Haas over Janowicz as a Wild CardTongue
22-Aug-2013 12:20 PM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
W: Nadal
F: Djokovic
SF: Ferrer
SF: Berdych
DH: Del Potro
WC: Haas
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22-Aug-2013 12:25 PM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
(22-Aug-2013 12:20 PM)rafanoy1992 Wrote:  
(22-Aug-2013 12:16 PM)El Dude Wrote:  My initial post-Draws picks:

W: Nadal
F: Murray
SF: Djokovic
SF: Ferrer
DH: Del Potro
WC: Janowicz

El Dude, we almost pick the same exact thing but I decided to pick Haas over Janowicz as a Wild CardTongue

I was going back and forth on Jerzy and Tommy - and may change my mind yet!
22-Aug-2013 12:39 PM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
My Picks

W: Rafa
F: Delpo
SF: Berdych
SF:Ferrer
DH: Federer
WC: Janowicz
22-Aug-2013 01:30 PM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
Rule Clarification: Is some a DH someone outside of the top 4 or outside of the Big 4? I thought it was big 4, therefore fed could not be a dark horse or wildcard.
22-Aug-2013 01:42 PM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
(22-Aug-2013 01:42 PM)Riotbeard Wrote:  Rule Clarification: Is some a DH someone outside of the top 4 or outside of the Big 4? I thought it was big 4, therefore fed could not be a dark horse or wildcard.

Thanks Riotbeard, I thought it was top 4
Edited Picks:

W: Rafa
F: Delpo
SF: Berdych
SF:Ferrer
DH: Isner
WC: Janowicz
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
(22-Aug-2013 01:53 PM)ftan Wrote:  
(22-Aug-2013 01:42 PM)Riotbeard Wrote:  Rule Clarification: Is some a DH someone outside of the top 4 or outside of the Big 4? I thought it was big 4, therefore fed could not be a dark horse or wildcard.

Thanks Riotbeard, I thought it was top 4
Edited Picks:

W: Rafa
F: Delpo
SF: Berdych
SF:Ferrer
DH: Isner
WC: Janowicz

Hey Ftan! No need to change yet. I think the rules are a bit hazy, here. I personally like big 4 because I think Fed even in his diminished state has a better chance than Ferrer, but there are other issues at stake, so keep an eye out for the what the dude abides.
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
Can I play too? >_<

W: Rafa
F: Murray
SF: Djokovic
SF: Janowicz
DH: DelPo
WC: Isner
22-Aug-2013 02:52 PM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
W: Nadal
F: Murray
SF: Djokovic
SF: Janowicz
DH: Del Potro
WC: Raonic
22-Aug-2013 05:33 PM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
W - Bama
F - Ohio St
SF - Jawja, Stanford
DH - Florida
WC - Texas

Whoops, sorry. I'll go....

W - Nole
F - Nadal
SF - Murray, Raonic
DH - Delpo
WC - Isner
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22-Aug-2013 09:48 PM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
(22-Aug-2013 09:48 PM)fedfan Wrote:  W - Bama
F - Ohio St
SF - Jawja, Stanford
DH - Florida
WC - Texas

Whoops, sorry. I'll go....

W - Nole
F - Nadal
SF - Murray, Raonic
DH - Delpo
WC - Isner

Hiya, Fedfan! Texas (my alma mater) as only the WC??! I must protest...
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
(22-Aug-2013 11:07 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  
(22-Aug-2013 09:48 PM)fedfan Wrote:  W - Bama
F - Ohio St
SF - Jawja, Stanford
DH - Florida
WC - Texas

Whoops, sorry. I'll go....

W - Nole
F - Nadal
SF - Murray, Raonic
DH - Delpo
WC - Isner

Hiya, Fedfan! Texas (my alma mater) as only the WC??! I must protest...

I was thinking of you when I included the Longhorns. Wink Granted pre-season polls don't mean squat, but they are presently ranked outside of the top 10(#15 in AP)....thus qualifying for a WC in this format. Smile

Hook 'em Horns!

and Go Cocks! (Moxie, I'm sure you're aware of the term but for the folks not familiar with it, that's short for Gamecocks that fans shout at South Carolina games. And yes it's hilarious taking someone for the first time and watching their initial reaction when they hear 85K screaming this in unison. LOL!)
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
(21-Aug-2013 08:23 AM)El Dude Wrote:  Last chance, folks. Unless we have a tie, that is, then we'll add in a round for the World Tour Finals.

I'll keep this short and simple. The rules can be found here.

The standings can be found here, in the last post of the thread.

secrettennisjunkie is in the lead with 68, followed by kskate2 with 64, Fedfan with 62, Moxie629 with 58, and britbox with 56. The rest of us are a bit further behind and would require a real collapse to win.

Anyhow, the draws are out tomorrow, so good luck!

Woohoo, I'm at 64 points. Cool Must make this last slam a goody.
23-Aug-2013 08:24 AM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
I'm going to lob in a hail mary and hope for the best. Not much point going with standard thinking if you need seperation.

W: Djokovic
F: Federer
SF: Murray
SF: Ferrer
DH: Del Potro
WC: Janokowicz
23-Aug-2013 09:05 AM
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
(23-Aug-2013 09:05 AM)britbox Wrote:  I'm going to lob in a hail mary and hope for the best. Not much point going with standard thinking if you need seperation.

W: Djokovic
F: Federer
SF: Murray
SF: Ferrer
DH: Del Potro
WC: Janokowicz

Good one.

My pics:

W: Federer
F: Murray
SF: Delpo
SF: Jankowicz
WC: Raonic
DH: haas
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RE: 2013 Slam Challenge - US Open
The rule is Big Four, not top 4 - so Roger is not eligible for the DH or WC. I did it that way because Nadal wasn't in the top 4 at the beginning of the year.

Next year I may re-work the rules a bit.
23-Aug-2013 09:35 AM
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