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post #1079 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 11:06 PM
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Re: AO 2013 "Tennis Draw" Game

Agree with BackhandDTL here. Ideally, the game should be completed within the two weeks the GS tournaments lasts. Besides, most matches in the first few rounds aren't very interesting so if we stretch them out unnecessarily people are bound to lose interest. Gradually increasing the length of the rounds is the best way to go about this; it allows for some upsets early on and then in the late stages the guys who went past that 'shootout' duke it out in more forgiving formats. The format used in this game was almost perfect imo.

With that said, let's take a look at both men's run to the final:


R1: Nishikori def. Hanescu 6-1
R2: Nishikori def. Berlocq 6-0
R3: Nishikori def. Ungur 6-3 6-0
R4: Nishikori def. Bagdathis 6-1 6-1 5-7 6-2
QF: Nishikori def. Janowicz 6-2, 6-0, 6-1
SF: Nishikori def. Wawrinka 6-2 6-1 6-2

Sets: 13-1 Games: 83-23 (+60)
Del Potro:

R1: Del Potro def. Qualifier 6-0
R2: Del Potro def. Becker 6-2
R3: Del Potro def. Chardy 6-4 6-2
R4: Del Potro def. Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-3 1-6 6-3
QF: Del Potro def. Monfils 6-4 6-4 6-3
SF: Del Potro def. Federer 3-6, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Sets: 13-4 Games: 90-61 (+29)
Kei's ominous form makes him the slight favorite for the final, but Del Potro has shown incredible mental resilience to win five setters over Cilic and tournament favorite Federer, not to mention he's known for his legendary stamina and endurance. This will be a great one for sure.

MTF games titles:

Suicide Tennis (5): Wimbledon 2014, World Tour Finals 2015, Madrid 2015, Kuala Lumpur 2014 and Metz 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 WTF, 1 Masters 1000, 2 ATP 250; 2 finals lost

Fill-in-the-Draw (3): US Open 2014, Rotterdam 2013 and Geneva 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 ATP 500 and 1 ATP 250

Tennis Tipping (3): Veneza and Todi 2014 (with vn01), Knoxville 2015 (with Redkop) - 3 challengers; 7 finals lost
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