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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 Giuseppe August 28, 2021 11:39 PM BST
edy you're a wealthy man, why don't you put up some money to make this more interesting

say a 500 euro amazon gift voucher
Report edy August 29, 2021 11:02 AM BST

Aug 28, 2021 -- 5:39PM, Giuseppe wrote:



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I will throw in a very special prize just for you: It's even worth 500 quid nominally, but in reality priceless. If you win one of these, you will be unblocked.

Report Giuseppe August 30, 2021 1:51 AM BST
how about a new iphone
Report Giuseppe August 30, 2021 1:53 AM BST
if you have me blocked how di you know I mentioned 500 euros?
Report edy August 30, 2021 1:36 PM BST
Day 1: Koepfer
Report Hank Hill August 30, 2021 2:15 PM BST
Dimitrov

Cheers
Report noTry August 30, 2021 3:22 PM BST
Day 1: Miomir Kecmanovic
Report wisewords August 30, 2021 3:50 PM BST
Ruud
Report anubis7 August 30, 2021 3:54 PM BST
Frances Tiafoe
Report n88uk August 30, 2021 4:16 PM BST
Grigor Dimitrov
Report Platini August 30, 2021 7:44 PM BST
Day 1 - Tiafoe
Report edy August 30, 2021 8:03 PM BST
Grant day 1 - Tiafoe
arrong day 1 - Dimitrov
Report n88uk August 31, 2021 10:24 AM BST
Kei Nishikori
Report edy August 31, 2021 12:21 PM BST
After day 1:

aaronh: Dimitrov (1.04)
anubis7: Tiafoe (1.19)
edy: Koepfer (1.41)
GRANTCKING: Tiafoe (1.19)
Hank Hill: Dimitrov (1.04)
n88uk: Dimitrov (1.04)
Platini: Tiafoe (1.19)
wisewords: Ruud (1.05)

out:
9th - noTry - eliminated by Kecmanovic on day 1
Report Hank Hill August 31, 2021 2:13 PM BST
Bublik

Cheers
Report wisewords August 31, 2021 3:04 PM BST
Carreño Busta
Report anubis7 August 31, 2021 3:25 PM BST
Tommy Paul
Report edy August 31, 2021 3:33 PM BST
Day 2: Tommy Paul
Report edy August 31, 2021 3:54 PM BST
Grant: Nishikori
arrong: Monfils
Report Platini August 31, 2021 9:46 PM BST
Day 2 - Cecchinato
Report edy September 1, 2021 10:57 AM BST
Day 2 saw bloodshed as four contestants were eliminated (by three different players!)

aaronh: Dimitrov (1.04), Monfils (1.11)
GRANTCKING: Tiafoe (1.19), Nishikori (1.11)
Hank Hill: Dimitrov (1.04), Bublik (1.18)
n88uk: Dimitrov (1.04), Nishikori (1.11)

out:

5th - edy - eliminated by Tommy Paul on day 2 (winning picks: Koepfer (1.41))
6th - anubis7 - eliminated by Tommy Paul on day 2 (winning picks: Tiafoe (1.19))
6th - Platini - eliminated by Cecchinato on day 2 (winning picks: Tiafoe (1.19))
8th - wisewords - eliminated by Carreno Busta on day 2 (winning picks: Ruud (1.05))
9th - noTry - eliminated by Kecmanovic on day 1
Report n88uk September 1, 2021 1:11 PM BST
Felix-Auger Aliassime
Report Hank Hill September 1, 2021 2:37 PM BST
Ruud

Cheers
Report edy September 1, 2021 3:59 PM BST
Grant: Ruud
Report edy September 1, 2021 4:03 PM BST
arrong: Ruud
Report Hank Hill September 1, 2021 9:13 PM BST
ouch that's a shocker from Ruud Shocked
Report Hank Hill September 1, 2021 9:13 PM BST
Wd n8 you won on the 3rd day lol
Report edy September 1, 2021 9:16 PM BST
uhm...that was quick....

Congratulations yadda yadda to n88uk for beating everyone.

1st - n88uk - showed all his veteran experience in cruising all the way and making it past day 3
2nd - GRANTCKING - eliminated by Ruud on day 3 (tiebreaker odds: 1.15)
3rd - Hank Hill - eliminated by Ruud on day 3 (tiebreaker odds: 1.11)
4th - aaronh - eliminated by Ruud on day 3 (tiebreaker odds: 1.075)
5th - edy - eliminated by Tommy Paul on day 2 (winning picks: Koepfer (1.41))
6th - anubis7 - eliminated by Tommy Paul on day 2 (winning picks: Tiafoe (1.19))
6th - Platini - eliminated by Cecchinato on day 2 (winning picks: Tiafoe (1.19))
8th - wisewords - eliminated by Carreno Busta on day 2 (winning picks: Ruud (1.05))
9th - noTry - eliminated by Kecmanovic on day 1
Report bobweenit September 1, 2021 9:45 PM BST
Wow so many mugs, no wonder Edy bans a pro like me. Well done Neil
Report edy September 1, 2021 10:11 PM BST
You aren't banned. You were only excluded at this year's Wimbledon for being a piece of turd.
Report Platini September 1, 2021 10:24 PM BST
well done, yet again (how many is it now?) n88uk Cool
that must be the fastest win in the history of the suicide comps, no ?

allow me to have a little shoulda,woulda,coulda moment, tho., if you will.

I blew it on Day 2 after leaving it too late to make a selection. There were only 3 matches left to select from by the time I realised, and I didn't fancy anyone from those scraps left over.
Went for Cecchinato purely because he has a glorious sounding surname Laugh
Report edy September 1, 2021 11:45 PM BST
With Cecchinato one could also expect Svajda to be mentally scarred when it comes to playing Italians at the US Open. In 2019 the then 16-year old played far above his usual level, he would have beaten almost everyone in the field that day, but the living legend that is Paolo Lorenzi dug deep and pulled out the victory in five sets.

Turns out it provided extra motivation for Svajda to never ease off against Italians instead of scarring him for life like happened to others who went through such situations - like Paul-Henri Mathieu.
Report bobweenit September 2, 2021 5:37 AM BST

Sep 1, 2021 -- 4:11PM, edy wrote:


You aren't banned. You were only excluded at this year's Wimbledon for being a piece of turd.


Reported! I can handle abuse like the best of them , but getting abused by a double jabbed German with a term favoured by 12 year old geeky yanks is just to much for me.

Report n88uk September 2, 2021 8:48 AM BST
Lol, that was carnage.
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