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04 Jan 17 16:10
Date Joined: 27 Apr 05
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We've already done this for WTA, see , now let's do this for ATP.
This competition is very easy to enter. All you have to do is pick 3 future maiden slam winners (men's singles). Whenever someone gets all of his/her picks right that person has won. There is also an elimination question on when all of your picks will have done this to make sure we don't end up with a tie if more than one person has picked the same three players.
So simply write your picks in the same format I have done here (order does not matter). Please write full names, or at least first letter of first name, to avoid misunderstandings.

My picks are:
1) Kei Nishikori
2) Milos Raonic
3) Alexander Zverev
Elimination question: June 4th 2021

Deadline for this competition is January 15th 2017 23:59 UKT, which is when Australian Open starts. At this time, there is no prizing associated with the contest other than the good feeling associated with achieving victory over other contestants.
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Report Hilly January 4, 2017 8:24 PM GMT
1. Milos Raonic
2. Alexander Zverev
3. Dominic Thiem

Report Angoose January 4, 2017 9:11 PM GMT
1. Sir Andrew Murray
2. Nick Kyrgios
3. Lucas Pouille
Report caramba January 4, 2017 9:42 PM GMT

Jan 4, 2017 -- 9:11PM, Angoose wrote:

1. Sir Andrew Murray2. Nick Kyrgios3. Lucas Pouille

I believe Sir Andrew Murray has won a Slam or two already so feel free to make a new pick.

Report wisewords January 4, 2017 11:06 PM GMT
1. Dominic Thiem
2. Milos Raonic
3. Kei Nishikori
Report Angoose January 5, 2017 4:31 AM GMT
Sir Andrew has only just been created, it was his alter ego plain old Andy who picked up all the silverware Mischief

But seriously, I've left out the obvious picks and gone a bit more left field

1. Kyle Edmund
2. Nick Kyrgios
3. Lucas Pouille

The big serving Edmund could, one day, have a dream run with his serve blasting his way to a Wimbledon title.

Kyrgios is the pantomime villain who may just find someone who straightens him out whilst the French, despite their general depth of talent, have underachieved in the title department for years.
Report bb66 January 5, 2017 6:18 AM GMT
Raonic, Kyrgios, Thiem
Report Platini January 5, 2017 6:05 PM GMT
1. Raonic
2. tbc
3. tbc

seriously can't think of any others that I've seen that are future slam winners. I'll have to get hold of a crystal ball and then get back to you Laugh
Report aaronh January 7, 2017 12:34 AM GMT
Report Journeyman January 8, 2017 12:34 AM GMT
1. Federico Delbonis
2. Jo-Wilfred 'Wonga' Tsonga
3. Grigor Dimitrov

Friday 13th of November 2020
Report mesmerised January 8, 2017 6:17 PM GMT
Remember I did this thred in July 2014 after your original WTA maidan slam winners thread but there was no interest at the time,

Back then I went for Dimitrov / Thiem / Vesely

As this seems to be the offical comp, I will keep two of those and drop Vesely, remember Vesely was about 70th+ in the world back then and has barely moved up 20 odd places in 2 and a half years, hardly any real improvement.

I'd say Coric instead

1) Coric
2) Dimitrov
3) Thiem

Kyrgios will never get his act together for two weeks of hard work.

Can see Nishikori making another push though.
Report SabineIsGOAT January 9, 2017 1:15 AM GMT
Report Platini January 10, 2017 3:39 PM GMT
crystal ball obtained, I can now add the 2 rags to join Milos

1. Raonic
2. Thiem
3. Edmund
Report edy January 13, 2017 3:50 AM GMT
Alexander Zverev
Kei Nishikori
Milos Raonic
Report edy January 13, 2017 3:51 AM GMT
by february 1 2022
Report caramba January 13, 2017 11:40 PM GMT
2 more days until deadline!
Report n88uk January 14, 2017 8:57 PM GMT
Alexander Zverev
Milos Raonic
Nick Kyrgios

By 1st August 2021 (basically by Wimbledon 2021, but I cba to work out when in July that ends).
Report mesmerised January 14, 2017 9:42 PM GMT
most people like me did't bother to read the thread properly, but I see people are posting dates.

Mine is by the end of the French Open 2020.
Report Journeyman January 14, 2017 10:31 PM GMT
The ability to absorb Caramba's instructions at first reading is the sign of a strong intellect
Report mesmerised January 14, 2017 10:40 PM GMT
yeah, but when you've already made exactly the same thread 2.5 years earlier, you kinda of just roll your eyes, say pffff and don't bother reading much....not sure what aaron and the other's excuses are thoughGrin
Report caramba January 15, 2017 2:19 PM GMT
a little over 9,5 hours til deadline.
Report thepunter January 15, 2017 8:17 PM GMT
1) Pouille
2) Medvedev
3) Kutznetsov
Report caramba January 15, 2017 11:02 PM GMT
a little under 1 hr til deadline
Report Platini January 15, 2017 11:20 PM GMT
Are we allowed to make any revisions ?
Report caramba January 15, 2017 11:24 PM GMT
as long as you do it before deadline, sure.
Report Platini January 15, 2017 11:26 PM GMT
On second thoughts, scrap that idea. I'm sticking with my original 3 Grin
Report caramba January 16, 2017 12:01 AM GMT
no more entries allowed. will update once we have a new Slam winner.
Report Journeyman January 16, 2017 12:20 AM GMT
If Mischa Zverev somehow were to bag a slam it will kick off on here..
Report ;[p January 18, 2017 1:04 AM GMT
de minaur
Report ;[p January 18, 2017 1:33 PM GMT
hope im allowed 3 days no difference.if thiem win slam here lets not count it will go for his second
Report caramba January 22, 2017 7:25 AM GMT

Jan 16, 2017 -- 12:20AM, Journeyman wrote:

If Mischa Zverev somehow were to bag a slam it will kick off on here..


Report Journeyman January 22, 2017 2:50 PM GMT
Yes exactly Devil so maybe you should make a ruling on that?
And maybe a ruling on whether the man with no name gets to enter three days late?
And sorry for sh1tting on your masha thread.
And well done on winning the suicide pool..
Report caramba January 22, 2017 3:08 PM GMT
Picks saying just Zverev will not count as correct picks if Mischa were to win a Slam.
Since I am a stickler for the rules I can't accept the late entry even though ;[p made a sensible offer of this not counting for Aussie Open.
No worries, I welcome all Masha discussion there.
Report caramba September 7, 2018 4:55 AM BST
only the big 3 have been winning Slams since this thread was created. Nishi was a popular pick and is still in the USO.
Report wisewords September 2, 2019 7:28 PM BST
Report TGMTEL September 2, 2019 7:44 PM BST
Most combinations here depend on Raonic winning one, and that seems very unlikely with his injuries. And he is turning 30 next year.
Report Journeyman September 3, 2019 2:02 PM BST
Come on Baby! Be a higher intensity little baby
At least aspire to knock the old man out of autopilot
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 3, 2020 4:17 AM GMT
over 3 years since start of this comp and no maiden winners at all and thus no points for anyone LaughCry
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 14, 2020 2:50 AM BST
Finally a maiden Slam winner and Thiem was a popular choice.
1) Hilly 1
wisewords 1
bb66 1
mesmerised 1
SabineIsGOAT 1
Platini 1
;[p 1

all else still on 0.
Report edy September 15, 2020 3:27 PM BST
My three players have all been to a slam final, but they just don't have the balls. Kei's window is firmly shut now too.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 13, 2021 1:22 AM BST
one person had Medvedev, which was impressive cause he hadn't really done much by Aussie Open 2017.
1) Hilly 1
wisewords 1
bb66 1
mesmerised 1
SabineIsGOAT 1
Platini 1
;[p 1
thepunter 1

Still unlikely we will ever have a winner of this comp with the lost generation being such popular picks.
Report Journeyman August 2, 2023 11:20 PM BST
Would it make sense to shelve this now and start a new one? I can see the reasoning for keeping the WTA one going a bit longer but this one is toast surely.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 3, 2023 2:02 AM BST
yeah good idea! Any objections? Might get the new one up before USO if so.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 3, 2023 2:07 AM BST
Raonic + Zverev
Raonic + Nishikori
Raonic + Kyrgios
Coric + Dimitrov
need to win for someone to get 3 here.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 7, 2023 12:59 AM BST
Yeah, I'm going to declare this one no contest. There will be a new one posted at some point between US Open and Aussie Open 2024.
Should somehow there be 3 winners in this thread the winner will still get his flowers.
Report Journeyman September 7, 2023 12:23 PM BST
A few suggestions for this
1. A longer window for as many entrants as possible. It's the perfect time with the huge delay between the US Open and Oz open
2. If Shelton beats Novak or even takes him to 5 sets, maybe make the contest w/o or everyone will feel obliged to pick him
3. Maybe have a link to the ATP top 200 so that people who just have strong views on 1 or 2 players can still pick 3 and enter
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 7, 2023 1:43 PM BST
Definitely won't do a w/o Shelton, we need all the winners we can for these type of comps Happy But the other suggestions I agree on.
Report Journeyman September 7, 2023 2:06 PM BST
Fair enough. But remember that everyone piling on Raonic is what doomed the last contest Laugh
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