Just to clarify: you were suggesting that people be allowed to pick ONE player twice, right? Because if we allowed people to pick multiple players twice that would be a nightmare and everybody would probably end up winning.
According to the Masters Cup site, they usually play 2 singles matches and 2 doubles matches every day. The Shanghai stadium has a cover so we don't have to worry about rain delays this year so that will make the picking easier, I think.
2003/Houston 8-16 November; Surface: Hard (outdoor)
Red Group: Andy Roddick, Guillermo Coria, Rainer Schuettler, Carlos Moya.
Blue Group: Juan Carlos Ferrero, Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, David Nalbandian.
D Nalbandian (ARG) d JC Ferrero (ESP) 63 61
R Federer (SUI) d A Agassi (USA) 67(3) 63 76(7)
R. Schuettler (GER) d G Coria (ARG) 63 46 62
A Roddick (USA) d C Moya (ESP) 62 36 63
R Federer (SUI) d D Nalbandian (ARG) 63 60
A Agassi (USA) d JC Ferrero 26 63 64
R Schuettler (GER) d A Roddick (USA) 46 76(4) 76(3)
G Coria (ARG) d C Moya (ESP) 62 63
A Agassi (USA) d D Nalbandian (ARG) 76(10) 36 64
R Federer (SUI) d JC Ferrero (ESP) 63 61
C Moya (ESP) d R Schuettler (GER) 75 64
A Roddick (USA) d G Coria (ARG) 63 67(3) 63
A Agassi (USA) d R Schuettler (GER) 57 60 64
R Federer (SUI) d A Roddick (USA) 76(2) 62
R Federer (SUI) d A Agassi (USA) 63 60 64
Pick: I'm out
This wouldn't have worked in 2003 because Agassi and Federer played on the same day three times so nobody would've won that year.
But with most of the top players out and Federer looking iffy, this year's Cup has "upset" and "surprise winner" written all over it so maybe picking a winner every day won't be easy as it seems.
2005 / Shanghai, China -- November 13 - Surface: Hard (Indoor)
Red Group: Roger Federer, Guillermo Coria, Ivan Ljubicic, David Nalbandian
Gold Group: Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi, Nikolay Davydenko, Gaston Gaudio
Suggestion: What about allowing people to pick TWO players twice? Or would that make it too easy again?