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Howdy y'all! Time for another edition of everyone's favourite competition.

I hope most of you will know the rules already, but here they are just to make sure. There have been no rule changes compared to this year's RG edition or Wimbledon edition. So you can skip to the bold part at the bottom if you know the rules.

Pick a player each day. If your player wins, you advance to the next day and get to pick again. At the end, glory, lots of forum cred and an entry into the competition's hall of fame (if anyone can be arsed with updating it) awaits the ultimate winner. If your player loses, you are out and eternal shame shall fall upon on. Each player can only be chosen once, so maybe don't pick your favoured finalists on the first two days. If the first set was completed and your player retires, it counts as a loss. If your pick withdraws or retires before the first set is completed, you can pick from another match that hasn't been started yet. So retirement rules are basically the same as on the Betfair Exchange.

If matches are rescheduled due to rain, you are not allowed to pick it on the new day (e.g if Lorenzi-Nakashima is originally scheduled for day 1, but it rains and doesn't start on day 1, starts on day 2 instead...you are not allowed to pick it for day 2. You are however of course allowed to use it as your day 1 pick). If it comes to such a scenario, I will try to point out which matches you are not allowed to pick on the day.

The picks continue every day until either only one person is left, or the tournament has finished.

Picks don't have to be made before all play starts for the day, but it naturally should be made before the match that your pick

Final ranking is determined by day reached (1st, most important criteria) and then average odds of winnings picks (odds taken from tennisexploter.com) to break any eventual ties if multiple people reached the same day.

I hope that covers everything. If there are any additional questions, feel free to ask.

BOLD PART: This isn't mandatory, but I'd be interested in folks' opinion on the tiebreaker rule. This will be the third tournament with this version of the tiebreaker. Do you like it? Would you favour something else like maybe use lost sets, then lost games to break ties if I get to host the 2022 AO edition? Lemme know!
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Report edy August 30, 2021 1:28 PM BST
Day 1: Clara Tauson
Report Hank Hill August 30, 2021 2:17 PM BST
Jabeur

Cheers
Report noTry August 30, 2021 3:23 PM BST
Day 1: Sloane Stephens
Report anubis7 August 30, 2021 3:38 PM BST
Jasmine Paolini

Edy, I don't think Clara Tauson is playing on Day 1.
Report edy August 30, 2021 3:51 PM BST
...That is correct. Thank you very much for telling me! That would have been a disaster without you.

Day 1: Blinkova
Report wisewords August 30, 2021 4:01 PM BST
Li
Report n88uk August 30, 2021 4:18 PM BST
Daria Kasatkina
Report Platini August 30, 2021 7:57 PM BST
Day 1 - Juvan
Report edy August 30, 2021 8:03 PM BST
grant day 1: Paolini
arrong day 1: Kasatkina
Report n88uk August 31, 2021 10:26 AM BST
Emma Raducanu
Report n88uk August 31, 2021 10:27 AM BST
Emma Raducanu
Report Platini August 31, 2021 11:27 AM BST
Just noticed Wisey is back Cool
Report bobweenit August 31, 2021 12:04 PM BST
Emma Rad
Report bobweenit August 31, 2021 12:05 PM BST
Juvan
Report edy August 31, 2021 12:17 PM BST
After Day 1:

aaronh: Kasatkina (1.23)
anubis7: Paolini (1.15)
GRANTCKING: Paolini (1.15)
Hank Hill: Jabeur (1.22)
n88uk: Kasatkina (1.23)
noTry: Stephens (1.94)
Platini: Juvan (1.77)

out:
8th - edy - eliminated by Blinkova on day 1
8th - wisewords - eliminated by Ann Li on day 1
Report Hank Hill August 31, 2021 2:15 PM BST
Kontaveit

Cheers
Report bobweenit August 31, 2021 2:45 PM BST
So Edy chose somebody playing on day 2 then got ko with Blinkova!
No hope of him passing his cse'sWink
Report anubis7 August 31, 2021 3:14 PM BST
Jil Belen Teichmann
Report noTry August 31, 2021 3:26 PM BST
Day 2: Su-Wei Hsieh
Report edy August 31, 2021 3:55 PM BST
Grant: Bencic
arrong: Kontaveit
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 31, 2021 4:37 PM BST
No, I don't like the tiebreaker rule. Would like things to go back to how they were. A shared joy is a double joy.
Report Platini August 31, 2021 9:38 PM BST
Day 2 - Kontavelt
Report edy September 1, 2021 10:50 AM BST
After Day 2:

aaronh: Kasatkina (1.23), Kontaveit (1.06)
anubis7: Paolini (1.15), Teichmann (1.17)
GRANTCKING: Paolini (1.15), Bencic (1.20)
Hank Hill: Jabeur (1.22), Kontaveit (1.06)
n88uk: Kasatkina (1.23), Raducanu (1.14)
noTry: Stephens (1.94), Hsieh (2.03)
Platini: Juvan (1.77), Kontaveit (1.06)

out:
8th - edy - eliminated by Blinkova on day 1
8th - wisewords - eliminated by Ann Li on day 1
Report n88uk September 1, 2021 1:13 PM BST
Victoria Azarenka
Report Hank Hill September 1, 2021 2:41 PM BST
Mertens

Cheers
Report noTry September 1, 2021 3:23 PM BST
Day 3: Kaia Kanepi
Report anubis7 September 1, 2021 3:48 PM BST
Ekaterina Alexandrova
Report edy September 1, 2021 3:59 PM BST
Grant: Kerber
Report edy September 1, 2021 4:03 PM BST
arrong: Alexandrova
Report Platini September 1, 2021 6:08 PM BST
day 3 - Alexandrova
Report n88uk September 2, 2021 8:51 AM BST
Jessica Pegula
Report Hank Hill September 2, 2021 1:47 PM BST
Pavlyuchenkova

Cheers
Report edy September 2, 2021 4:14 PM BST
After Day 3:

GRANTCKING: Paolini (1.15), Bencic (1.20), Kerber (tbd)
Hank Hill: Jabeur (1.22), Kontaveit (1.06), Mertens (1.10)
n88uk: Kasatkina (1.23), Raducanu (1.14), Azarenka (1.11)

out:
4th - noTry - eliminated by Kanepi on day 3 (winning picks: Stephens (1.94), Hsieh (2.03))
5th - Platini - eliminated by Alexandrova on day 3 (winning picks: Juvan (1.77), Kontaveit (1.06))
6th - anubis7 - eliminated by Alexandrova on day 3 (winning picks: Paolini (1.15), Teichmann (1.17))
7th - aaronh - eliminated by Alexandrova on day 3 (winning picks: Kasatkina (1.23), Kontaveit (1.06))
8th - edy - eliminated by Blinkova on day 1
8th - wisewords - eliminated by Ann Li on day 1
Report edy September 2, 2021 4:15 PM BST
Grant: Badosa
Report edy September 2, 2021 9:54 PM BST
After Day 4 we are down to our Final Two!

Hank Hill: Jabeur (1.22), Kontaveit (1.06), Mertens (1.10), Pavlyuchenkova (1.19)
n88uk: Kasatkina (1.23), Raducanu (1.14), Azarenka (1.11), Pegula (1.08)

out:
3rd - GRANTCKING - eliminated by Badosa on day 4
4th - noTry - eliminated by Kanepi on day 3 (winning picks: Stephens (1.94), Hsieh (2.03))
5th - Platini - eliminated by Alexandrova on day 3 (winning picks: Juvan (1.77), Kontaveit (1.06))
6th - anubis7 - eliminated by Alexandrova on day 3 (winning picks: Paolini (1.15), Teichmann (1.17))
7th - aaronh - eliminated by Alexandrova on day 3 (winning picks: Kasatkina (1.23), Kontaveit (1.06))
8th - edy - eliminated by Blinkova on day 1
8th - wisewords - eliminated by Ann Li on day 1
Report n88uk September 3, 2021 7:12 AM BST
Elina Svitolina
Report anubis7 September 4, 2021 11:50 AM BST
Did Hank lose his internet again?
Report n88uk September 4, 2021 2:46 PM BST
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 4, 2021 4:56 PM BST

Sep 4, 2021 -- 5:50AM, anubis7 wrote:


Did Hank lose his internet again?


Sad

Report edy September 4, 2021 5:14 PM BST
The unquestionable GOAT wins another one. Congratulations, n88uk!
Report Hank Hill September 4, 2021 6:25 PM BST
wd n8

You won't believe this Edy, but as they say truth is stranger than fiction. Spent a fun day at the hospital after my boy swallowed a coin!
Report edy September 5, 2021 2:33 PM BST
That does sound like bundles of fun! Was it a valuable coin and were you able to get it back?
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 5, 2021 4:41 PM BST
edy!
Report Hank Hill September 5, 2021 6:08 PM BST
It was a penny and I have it in a little container lol
Report edy September 5, 2021 6:09 PM BST

Sep 5, 2021 -- 10:41AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


edy!


How may I be of assistance?

Report n88uk September 5, 2021 9:22 PM BST

Sep 4, 2021 -- 12:25PM, Hank Hill wrote:


wd n8You won't believe this Edy, but as they say truth is stranger than fiction. Spent a fun day at the hospital after my boy swallowed a coin!


I hope he is ok.

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