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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2009, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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Australian Open 2009 Bracket Challenge

You will need to view a draw to participate which can be done here: http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/.../ms/index.html

Anyways the rules are as follows:

Predict a Round of 16 1 point
Predict a Quarter Finalist 2 points
Predict a Semi Finalist 4 points
Predict a Finalist 8 points
Predict the Champion 16 points
80 points to be had

I'll start it off, and will keep track of everything. Entries will be locked Sunday @ 12am Eastern Time. Thanks for anyone who cares to participate.

Round of 16
Nadal vs Gasquet
Monfils vs Simon
Murray vs Verdasco
Gulbis vs Tsonga

Roddick vs Nalbandian
Soderling vs Djokovic
Del Potro vs Ferrer
Wawrinka vs Federer

Quarterfinals
Nadal vs Monfils
Murray vs Tsonga

Roddick vs Djokovic
Del Potro vs Federer

Semifinals
Monfils vs Murray
Roddick vs Federer

Finals
Murray vs Federer

Champion
Federer

Good luck!!!

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Re: Australian Open 2009 Bracket Challenge

Nice idea, LleytonMonfils. Here are my predictions:

Round of 16:
Nadal vs. Gasquet
Monfils vs. Ancic
Murray vs. Verdasco
Gulbis vs. Tsonga

Ferrero vs. Nalbandian
Baghdatis vs. Djokovic
Del Potro vs. Cilic
Wawrinka vs. Federer

Quarters
Nadal vs. Monfils
Murray vs. Tsonga
Nalbandian vs. Baghdatis
Del Potro vs. Federer

Semis
Monfils vs. Murray
Nalbandian vs. Federer

Final
Murray vs. Nalbandian

Winner
Murray
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Re: Australian Open 2009 Bracket Challenge

I'll play!

Round of 16
Nadal vs Gasquet
Monfils vs Simon
Murray vs Verdasco
Blake vs Tsonga

Roddick vs Nalbandian
Baghdatis vs Djokovic
Del Potro vs Tipsarevic
Wawrinka vs Federer

Quarterfinals
Nadal vs Simon
Murray vs Tsonga

Nalbandian vs Djokovic
Del Potro vs Federer

Semifinals
Simon vs Murray
Nalbandian vs Federer

Finals
Murray vs Federer

Champion
Murray

PS In the copy of the draw I have, Roddick v Querrey would be in R3 - have I got a different copy to you LM?
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Re: Australian Open 2009 Bracket Challenge

Round of 16
Nadal vs Gasquet
Monfils vs Simon
Nishikori vs Verdasco
Gulbis vs Schuettler

Roddick vs Nalbandian
Soderling vs Djokovic
Del Potro vs Tipsarevic
Wawrinka vs Federer

Quarterfinals
Nadal vs Simon
Nishikori vs Gulbis

Nalbandian vs Djokovic
Tipsarevic vs Federer

Semifinals
Nadal vs Nishikori

Nalbandian vs Federer

Final
Nadal vs Federer

Champion
Roger Federer

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Re: Australian Open 2009 Bracket Challenge

Anyone else... I did this over at WTAWorld as well and much more participation. Come on guys don't let the Ladies outdo ya!
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Re: Australian Open 2009 Bracket Challenge

Round Of 16
Rafael Nadal(ESP)[1] vs. Richard Gasquet(FRA)[24]
Mikhail Youzhny(RUS) vs. Mario Ancic(CRO)
Andy Murray(GBR)[4] vs. Radek Stepanek(CZE)[22]
Igor Andreev(RUS)[18] vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(FRA)[5]
Philipp Kohlschreiber(GER)[32] vs. David Nalbandian(ARG)[10]
Julien Benneteau(FRA) vs. Novak Djokovic(SRB)[3]
Juan Martin Del Potro(ARG)[8] vs. Janko Tipsarevic(SRB)
Philipp Petzschner(GER) vs. Roger Federer(SUI)[2]


Quarterfinals
Rafael Nadal(ESP)[1] vs. Mario Ancic(CRO)
Andy Murray(GBR)[4] vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(FRA)[5]
David Nalbandian(ARG)[10] vs. Julien Benneteau(FRA)
Juan Martin Del Potro(ARG)[8] vs. Roger Federer(SUI)[2]


Semifinals
Rafael Nadal(ESP)[1] vs. Andy Murray(GBR)[4]
David Nalbandian(ARG)[10] vs. Roger Federer(SUI)[2]


Final
Andy Murray(GBR)[4] vs. Roger Federer(SUI)[2]

Champion
Roger Federer(SUI)[2]

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Re: Australian Open 2009 Bracket Challenge

Round of 16:
Nadal vs. Gasquet
Monfils vs. Simon
Murray vs. Verdasco
Blake vs. Tsonga
Roddick vs. Nalbandian
Baghdatis vs. Djokovic
del Potro vs. Cilic
Wawrinka vs. Safin

Quaters:
Nadal vs. Monfils
Murray vs. Tsonga
Nalbandian vs. Djokovic
del Potro vs. Safin

Semis:
Nadal vs. Murray
Djokovic vs. del Potro

Final:
Murray vs. Djokovic

Champion:
Murray
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Re: Australian Open 2009 Bracket Challenge

Round of 16
Nadal vs Gasquet
Monfils vs Simon
Murray vs Verdasco
Gulbis vs Tsonga

Roddick vs Nalbandian
Soderling vs Djokovic
Del Potro vs Ferrer
Wawrinka vs Federer

Quarterfinals
Nadal vs Simon
Murray vs Tsonga

Nalbandian vs Djokovic
Del Potro vs Federer

Semifinals
Simon vs Murray
Nalbandian vs Federer

Finals
Murray vs Nalbandian

Champion
Nalbandian
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Re: Australian Open 2009 Bracket Challenge

R16

Nadal vs. Gasquet
Monfils vs. Simon
Murray vs. Stepanek
Gulbis vs. Tsonga

Roddick vs. Nalbandian
Fish vs. Djokovic
Del Potro vs. Tipsarevic
Berdych vs. Federer

QF

Nadal vs. Monfils
Murray vs. Gulbis

Nalbandian vs. Djokovic
Del Potro vs. Federer

SF

Nadal vs. Murray
Nalbandian vs. Federer

F

Federer def. Murray

Mark it down people!

Best Matches of All Time
Agassi def. Blake, U.S. Open 2005 | Agassi def. Baghdatis, U.S. Open 2006
Federer def. Sampras, Wimbledon 2001 | Davydenko def. Haas, U.S. Open 2006
Schalken def. Gonzalez, U.S. Open 2002 | Agassi def. Roddick, Cincinnati 2004
Kohlschreiber def. Roddick, Australian Open 2008 | Federer def. Nadal, Wimbledon 2007
Melzer def. Djokovic, Roland Garros 2010 | Sargsian def. Mathieu, U.S. Open 2004
Nalbandian def. Safin, Madrid 2006 | Soderling def. Nadal, Roland Garros 2009
Federer def. Tipsarevic, Australian Open 2008 | Gaudio def. Coria, Roland Garros 2004
Djokovic def. Stepanek, U.S. Open 2007 | Murray def. Gasquet, Wimbledon 2008
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Re: Australian Open 2009 Bracket Challenge

post the full draw here if you want interest. something that people can just copy/paste or erase the losers from. people (inc me) just cba typing out names from the draw sheet
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ok you just got moved to a death forum so forget about gaining any interest
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