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01 Aug 19 17:08
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I've decided to come up with a little competition where we try to pick the future stars of tennis. This one is for ATP, there is also another thread for WTA. Despite the wall of text it's pretty straightforward.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS (selection process):
* You get two picks per year and you can make these whenever you like in 2019. At the beginning of 2020 (we will go by UKT), you get another two picks (you can make these picks whenever you like during the year), another two for 2021 etc. After a few years you will have hopefully built up quite the stable.
* You can pick any player born 2002 or later.
* You can make your two picks at the same time or one at a time.
* If another contestant has already picked a player, no-one else can pick this player.
* You can not change picks.
* You can not save picks to the next year.
* Born 2002 or later will always apply so if there's some late bloomer born in 2002 that is developing in x amount of years from now, you can still choose them at the time regardless of age.
There's no deadline for this, you can join in whenever you like.

Here's how the scoring works. Points will be awarded for ranking success and title success.
Ranking: If your player go on to become a top 20 player, you earn 1 point. If your player becomes a top 10 player, you earn another 1 pt (so 2 pts), if your player becomes top 5 you earn another 1 pt (so 3 pts) and if your player goes on to become world number one you earn another 1 pt (so 4 pts).
Titles: If your player wins a main draw tour title, you earn 1 pt.
If your player reaches a Grand Slam final, you earn 1.5 pts. If your player wins a Grand Slam, you earn another 1 pt (so 2.5 pts). If your player wins three or more Grand Slams, you earn another 1,5 points (so 4 pts).
This means the total number of points won for a pick can be 9 points, 4 from ranking success and 5 from title success. You can not get points for things that have already happened. (So let's say you pick some late bloomer who just won his/her first main tour title, you will not get a point for that, but will get points for whatever achievements your player accomplishes later).

I will try to keep the thread updated with picks and scores so it's easy to know which players have already been picked. First contestant to 15 points wins the competition.
Good luck. You can make pick(s) for 2019 now if you want or you can scout and wait til later. Just do them before the year is over. Make the picks in this thread. If you have questions, just ask here.
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Report aaronh August 1, 2019 10:15 PM BST
Lorenzo Musetti, Holgar Rune
Report TGMTEL August 1, 2019 10:56 PM BST
for clarification: "If your player wins a main draw tour title, you earn 1 pt." refers to ATP 250 and above.
Report edy August 1, 2019 11:38 PM BST
Carlos Alcarez

Martin Damm
Report GRANTCKING August 3, 2019 10:26 PM BST
I pick a young Spanish left hander from Majorca, Rafael Nadal
Report nofx August 26, 2019 11:20 PM BST
Zachary Svajda
Report SamuelMertensBertens December 8, 2019 3:36 PM GMT
Just a reminder for those of you who haven't made any or all of your picks for this year, you have until the year is over, so Dec 31, 23:59 UKT, to do so. From Jan 1, 0:00 UKT you can pick new player(s) for 2020.
Report SamuelMertensBertens December 21, 2019 6:20 PM GMT
Shintaro Mochizuki
Harold Mayot
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 3, 2020 11:52 AM GMT
Thread comparing edy's and arrong's flags.
Report SamuelMertensBertens July 16, 2020 4:55 PM BST
Maks Kasnikowski
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 27, 2020 5:47 PM BST
Carlos Alcaraz
Report edy March 23, 2021 5:49 AM GMT
Junseng Shang
Report edy March 23, 2021 5:49 AM GMT
SamuelMertensBertens • September 27, 2020 5:47 PM BST
Carlos Alcaraz

Oh c'mon now...One little misspelling...
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 23, 2021 1:01 PM GMT
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 27, 2021 1:34 PM GMT
Dominic Stephan Stricker
Report bobweenit March 31, 2021 12:40 AM BST

Aug 3, 2019 -- 4:26PM, GRANTCKING wrote:

I pick a young Spanish left hander from Majorca, Rafael Nadal

No wo0nder this mug got banned.

Report SamuelMertensBertens May 1, 2021 5:20 PM BST
Flavio Cobolli
Report SamuelMertensBertens July 25, 2021 9:10 PM BST
Edy, despite sloppy spelling, is the first person on the leaderboard in this competition thanks to Carlos Alcaraz winning Umag.

1) Edy 1 pt (Alcaraz)
2) everybody else on 0 pts
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