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SamuelMertensBertens
09 Jan 22 18:06
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This is a bit short notice. But we're doing a comp for the Australian Open qualifying called "Tennis Hipster Challenge", idea is stolen from Twitter.
Predict the 16 players to make it through qualifying.
1 pt if you pick the highest seed in the section and he/she makes it, 1.25 pt if you pick someone who isn't the highest seed and he/she makes it.
Draws are here https://twitter.com/josemorgado/status/1480092917184217089
if someone wants to just predict men's or just women's, that works. You don't have to do both. 
Some have already posted their picks in the megathreads, I'll post all entries here after deadline.
Deadline is 11 pm tonight.
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Report Journeyman January 9, 2022 7:04 PM GMT
Mens Qualifying Singles

Escobedo
Stricker
Galan
Ugo Carabelli

Albot
Miralles
Caruso
Halys

Dzumhur
Broady
Barrere
Kolar

Seyboth Wild
Rodionov
Couacaud
Tabilo
Report Journeyman January 9, 2022 7:05 PM GMT
Womens Qualifying (singles)

Bjorklund
Trevisan
Zhu
Yuan

Swan
Tsurenko
Paquet
Kasintseva

Snigur
Niemeier
Dart
Ponchet

Burrage Love
Krunic
Hibino
Gasanova
Report Journeyman January 9, 2022 7:09 PM GMT
* Zapatta Miralles
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 9, 2022 7:59 PM GMT
Tennis Abstract wrote a blog entry with ELO predictions for those interested:
https://www.tennisabstract.com/blog/2022/01/09/picking-32-qualifiers/
Report wisewords January 9, 2022 9:59 PM GMT
Kalinskaya
Trevisan
Dolehide
McNally

Bara
Tsurenko
KT Boulter
Rakhimova

Masarova
Buzarnescu
Dart
Osuigwe (lol)

Zheng
Cabrera
Kawa
Aiava
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 9, 2022 11:03 PM GMT
Deadline has now passed for this. Here are the other entries, edy's and mine.

edy
men's
Escobedo
Fratangelo
Marterer
Machac
Albot
Lehecka
Ramanathan
Halys
Bourgue
Broady
Gulbis
Kubler
Krueger
Tirante
Couacaud
Ymer

wimmin's
Arina Rodionova
Trevisan
Zhu
Stojanovic
Tomova
Tsurenko
Boulter
VJK
Masarova
Niemeier
Dart
Galfi
Queenwen of course
Krunic
Cocciaretto
Bolsova

SamuelMertensBertens
men's
Kukushkin
Gombos
Galan
Machac
Albot
Lehecka
Daniel
Jung
Cerundolo
Safiullin
Gulbis
Kubler
Krueger
Rodionov
Kopriva
Tabilo

women's
Kalinskaya
Trevisan
Zhu
McNally
Bara
Tsurenko
Boulter
Rakhimova
Nara
Buzarnescu
Birrell
Voegele
Queenwen
Krunic
Hibino
Bolsova
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 13, 2022 10:58 AM GMT
Standings going into the deciding day.

ATP
SamuelMertensBertens 8 left
edy 8 left
Journeyman 7 left

WTA
SamuelMertensBertens 9 left
edy 8 left
wisewords 8 left
Journeyman 6 left
Report Journeyman January 13, 2022 12:44 PM GMT
Too close to call in the ATP.

Almost dead in the WTA although (if my arithmetic's right) I could still just win with my two unique 1.25s Bjorklund and Yuan (?) if other cards fall my way.

Good format though and Gl to all on the final night.
Report Journeyman January 13, 2022 1:13 PM GMT
Woah!  My legal team is launching an appeal..

I have 7 - Bjorklund, Trevisan, Yuan, Tsurenko, Niemeier, Dart, Hibino.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 13, 2022 1:28 PM GMT
it's Aussie tennis season, I don't sleep much Blush
good idea for everyone to check their numbers and not just take my word for it.
Report Journeyman January 13, 2022 2:02 PM GMT
Np get your sleep, it's just you're normally so accurate I was staring at the draw thinking what am I missing here. ConfusedGrin
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 13, 2022 2:10 PM GMT
normally I see names I recognize and watch play week after week. Here it's all hipster names so a bit of a blur and easier to make a mistake.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 3:36 AM GMT
Confirmed pts so far:
wimmins
wisewords 2.25 pts (Dolehide, Dart)
edy 2 pts (Tomova, Dart)
SamuelMertensBertens 1.25 pts (Voegele)
Journeyman 1 p (Dart)
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 3:40 AM GMT
Men
edy 3,5 pts (Marterer, Albot, Lehecka)
SamuelMertensBertens 3.25 pts (Albot, Lehecka, Tabilo)
Journeyman 2 pts (Albot, Tabilo)
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 5:41 AM GMT
Confirmed pts so far:
wimmins
wisewords 3.25 pts (Dolehide, Dart, Trevisan)
edy 3 pts (Tomova, Dart, Trevisan)
SamuelMertensBertens 2.25 pts (Voegele, Trevisan)
Journeyman 2 p (Dart, Trevisan)
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 5:56 AM GMT
Men
SamuelMertensBertens 5.75 pts (Albot, Lehecka, Tabilo, Machac, Kukushkin)
edy 4,75 pts (Marterer, Albot, Lehecka, Machac)
Journeyman 2 pts (Albot, Tabilo)
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 5:56 AM GMT
I have no chance of winning wimmins. My only players left edy also has and he is ahead of me.
Report Journeyman January 14, 2022 8:45 AM GMT
Lol. carnage on the last day.

Wd for winning mens and wd Edy for winning womens
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 8:58 AM GMT
thanks. you can't have been pleased with Trungelliti's kamikaze volley.

I'll update things later.
Report Journeyman January 14, 2022 8:59 AM GMT
Harriet was always going to be a dart in your heart
Report edy January 14, 2022 9:20 AM GMT
I wooooooooooooooooooooooon? Excited
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 9:30 AM GMT

Jan 14, 2022 -- 2:59AM, Journeyman wrote:


Harriet was always going to be a dart in your heart


at least it wasn't my lack of faith in McHale that caused me to fail.

Report Journeyman January 14, 2022 12:49 PM GMT
Woah (etc)
Before you post final totals please inc Broady in my Bosnian-free losing score
Report Journeyman January 14, 2022 12:50 PM GMT
Ah sorry, my mistake
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 1:07 PM GMT
wimmins
wisewords 5.25 pts (Dolehide, Dart, Trevisan, Tsurenko, Queenwen)
edy 5 pts (Tomova, Dart, Trevisan, Tsurenko, Queenwen)
SamuelMertensBertens 4.25 pts (Voegele, Trevisan, Tsurenko, Queenwen)
Journeyman 3 p (Dart, Trevisan, Tsurenko)

I think this is the final standings for wimmins. Edy has until tomorrow morning 8.00 Melbourne time to appeal.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 1:10 PM GMT
Men
SamuelMertensBertens 7.75 pts (Albot, Lehecka, Tabilo, Machac, Kukushkin, Gombos, Daniel)
edy 5,75 pts (Marterer, Albot, Lehecka, Machac, Broady)
Journeyman 3 pts (Albot, Tabilo, Broady)
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 1:14 PM GMT
I beat Damian Kust (7 to 5), he's an expert on hipster stuff ExcitedExcited
Report edy January 14, 2022 1:55 PM GMT
Plain
Report edy January 14, 2022 1:55 PM GMT
I had been told I won Cry
Report edy January 14, 2022 2:09 PM GMT
Well done wisewords and SaMeBe respectively!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 3:13 PM GMT

Jan 14, 2022 -- 7:55AM, edy wrote:


I had been told I won


yeah, that was very evil by that person Sad

Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 3:13 PM GMT

Jan 14, 2022 -- 8:09AM, edy wrote:


Well done wisewords and SaMeBe respectively!


thanks.

Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 3:13 PM GMT
maybe we do it again for Roland Garros.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 3:14 PM GMT
clay hipster stuff I know even less about.
Report wisewords January 14, 2022 3:48 PM GMT
cool, I managed to win. well done caramba for winning the other. this was good fun to follow, you should definitely do it for other slams
Report wisewords January 14, 2022 3:49 PM GMT
and thanks edy, we both know who the real WTA hipster expert is around here
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 14, 2022 3:59 PM GMT

Jan 14, 2022 -- 9:48AM, wisewords wrote:


cool, I managed to win. well done caramba for winning the other. this was good fun to follow, you should definitely do it for other slams


thanks. I'm not making any longterm commitments, (let's take it one tournament at a time), but I did enjoy this. And congrats on the WTA win.

Report Journeyman January 14, 2022 9:19 PM GMT
Oops. Well done Wise! Happy  Soz to edy. Cry

Maybe hype the next one for a few days before the qualifier draw appears to draw in more players?
Report edy January 16, 2022 7:35 AM GMT
Breaking my little petite heart twice within about a month....
Report Journeyman January 16, 2022 5:24 PM GMT
When I saw the 'big girls tennis' post I knew our winding, bomb-strewn road had become fractured again. Cry
A quick message before the place gets snowed under with AO stuff .

When you had said 'anything goes' I maaaaaay have got a bit carried away with that permission. Blush
I would (but can't) roll that back. But I would say this. Such competitive hijinx is borne not from disrespect
but because I (and many) perceive you as a 'high water mark'. ie it means something!

Will attempt to order in some better road-mending equipment. Peace and love! (part2)
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