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The old comp is never gonna get three winners, so it has been suggested we bin that one, and start a new one. And I agree.
This competition is very easy to enter. All you have to do is pick 3 future male 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.

I am not ready to give my examples yet, but I want to get this going so the ones below are just examples and not my real picks.
1) Leo Borg
2) Holger Rune
3) Stefan Djokovic
Elimination question: June 3th 2028

Deadline for this competition is Sunday January 14th 2024 23:59 UKT, which is when the 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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https://community.betfair.com/tennis/go/thread/view/94186/30776779/3-future-maiden-slam-winners-atp-comp?post_id=563426467#563426467#flvWelcomeHeader
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By:
Journeyman
When: 17 Sep 23 14:03
Great idea.

For anyone that want to make picks and needs some ideas, this is the list of the Top 200 on te Pepperstone ATP tour. Conveniently only the top 3 have won slams. From #4 down it's all valid picks until you reach #40 at time of posting which of course is Stan.

https://www.atptour.com/en/rankings/singles
By:
Journeyman
When: 17 Sep 23 14:09
* wants

My picks to get the ball rolling.

L.Musetti
J.Sinner
A.Fils
By:
Journeyman
When: 17 Sep 23 14:16
Elimination question - 8 September 2027
By:
Journeyman
When: 29 Oct 23 20:43
Seeking permission to change a selection, given that I jumped the gun a bit and nobody else has picked yet (evidently holding fire while the ATP season still ongoing).
No shade to Musetti who I regularly rave about but it doesn't seem sensible to not have a selection born before 2001.

Revised elections (if allowed)
F.Auger Aliassime
J.Sinner
A.Fils
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 08 Nov 23 18:32
Yeah, this is fine.

I will present mine as well.

Jannik Sinner
Holger Rune
Jack Draper (belief here is that science will approve in the next 5-10 years so that his body doesn't keep falling apart).

July 15, 2029
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 06 Jan 24 06:50
8 days til deadline for this.
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 11 Jan 24 05:40
I have mugged the deadline for this because it's a Sunday start this year, but let's go with the date stated in the original post.

WHICH IS a little more than THREE DAYS AWAY!
By:
Journeyman
When: 11 Jan 24 12:36
Yeah let's get some entries folks. For anyone in need of ideas here's a reminder of some of the players in the top 30 who haven't won a slam. Pick three names or venture outside the Top 30 and be adventurous.

Taylor Fritz, Grigor Dimitrov, Tommy Paul, Karen Khachanov, Ben Shelton, Frances Tiafoe, Nicolas Jarry, Cameron Norrie,  Adrian Mannarino, Ugo Humbert,  Francisco Cerundolo,  Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Jan-Lennard Struff, Lorenzo Musetti,  Sebastian Baez,     Felix Auger-Aliassime, Tallon Griekspoor, Sebastian Korda, Tomas Martin Etcheverry

The Elite have been so greedy that hardly anyone else has won a slam.
By:
edy
When: 12 Jan 24 06:14
Sinner, Ruud, Rune.
By:
mesmerised
When: 13 Jan 24 14:49
Korda, Rune, Shelton

High July (31st) 2027
By:
edy
When: 28 Jan 24 12:32
That was a quick first winner.
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 28 Jan 24 12:41
Excited
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 28 Jan 24 12:41
shame we only got 4 contestants. So it's still gonna get hard for someone to reach 3.
By:
Journeyman
When: 28 Jan 24 12:58
True but the tennis phorum still suffers a little from too much aftertiming and too little nailing testacles to the wall (I think that was the phrase someone once used Grin ). Considering there were only two entrants till the last 48 hours it could have been worse.

edy I just noticed you forgot to post a date but with Jannik winning, should Draper and Ruud win slams then the tiebreaker date will become important so suggesting edy is allowed to post a date now (caramba's decision ofc)?
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 28 Jan 24 17:16
yeah edy can post a deadline date if he wants to.
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