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View Poll Results: Which four teams will make it to London? (pick 4 and only 4)

Max Mirnyi & Andy Ram (BLR/ISR) 36 72.00%
Wesley Moodie & Dick Norman (RSA/BEL) 29 58.00%
Lukasz Kubot & Oliver Marach (POL/AUT) 36 72.00%
Frantisek Cermak & Michal Mertinak (CZE/SVK) 13 26.00%
Bruno Soares & Kevin Ullyett (BRA/ZIM) 8 16.00%
Martin Damm & Robert Lindstedt (CZE/SWE) 9 18.00%
Mariusz Fyrstenberg & Marcin Matkowski (POL) 26 52.00%
Other 4 8.00%
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
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ATP WTF is coming! Who will make it?!

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5	7	Cermak, F & Mertinak, M		32	3670	360	90	P
6	5	Kubot, L & Marach, O		22	3660	0	90	 	
7	6	Mirnyi, M & Ram, A		15	3550	0	 	 	
8	9	Fyrstenberg, M & Matkowski, M	26	3335	360	 	P
Congrats to the four teams!

Please, if I'd made any errors (likely), let me know, its tough to keep all these teams straight.

5th - 3670 points - Frantisek Cermak & Michal Mertinak


Grand Slams: AO R32, RG R32, W R32, USO R32
1000s: Indian Wells R32, Miami QF, Madrid QF, Cincinnati R32, Shanghai QF, Paris SF
Others: Vina del Mar F, Acapulco W, Stuttgart W, Umag W, Bucharest W, Moscow F, Valencia W

Cermak/Mertinak have had most of their success on clay; but have had a great finish on the indoors circuit. This includes a number of wins at MM tournaments; Acapulco, Umag and Stuttgart, along with the Vina del Mar final. They have only beaten one of the teams ranked above them this year, twice taking out Kubot/Marach.


6th - 3660 points - Lukasz Kubot & Oliver Marach


Grand Slams: AO SF, RG R32, W QF, USO R64
1000s: Indian Wells R16, Montreal QF, Cincinnati SF, Shanghai QF
Others: Acapulco F, Casablanca W, Belgrade W, Vienna W

They had a great start to the year, making the AO semis, beating Nestor/Zimonjic and Fyrstenberg/Matkowski along the way, but have fallen off somewhat since, especially in the larger events. They've played only three 1000s, which has somewhat limited their points potential, and lost to the Bryans twice on the US hardcourt swing, including after bagelling them in the first set in Cincy. They've made some real hay at smaller tournaments, getting 250 from the Casa Challenger and the Nole Open, as well as 300 from Mexico.


7th - 3550 points - Max Mirnyi & Andy Ram


Grand Slams: AO R32, RG R64, W R16, USO SF
1000s: Indian Wells F, Miami W, Rome QF, Madrid R32, Montreal F, Cincinnati R32, Shanghai R32

One of the better teams on US hardcourts, Mirnyi/Ram didn't do much over the middle of the season, but still have been good enough in 1000 series events to sit in a great position. Beat Nestor/Zimonjic in the USO Quarters, and have beaten the Bryans twice.


8th - 3335 points - Mariusz Fyrstenberg & Marcin Matkowski


Grand Slams: AO QF, RG R32, W R64, USO R64
1000s: Indian Wells QF, Miami R32, Monte Carlo QF, Rome QF, Madrid R32, Montreal QF, Cincinnati QF, Shanghai F
Others: Eastbourne W, Washington F, Kuala Lumpur W

The Polish duo are the only still-active team that played at last year's TMC that are on the outside looking in this time around. They haven't done much in the Grand Slams since the Australian, and don't have a lot of results in MM events, but have consistently manage to get the quarters in the Masters events, netting them a fair number of points. They've typically had good success during the indoor season, so they definitely could pass some teams at the close of the season.

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Old 09-17-2009, 10:58 PM   #2
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My picks: the current 5-7 teams and the Polish duo. Regardless of who makes it, it should be an interesting race
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5-7 seem secure.

The last spot will be really interesting, and I can see three teams vying for it. Only Soares/Ullyett seem unlikely to take it, though knowing my luck they probably will end up clinching it now. Voted for Damm/Lindstedt, who should have an edge in the indoor events.
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Max Mirnyi & Andy Ram (BLR/ISR)
Wesley Moodie & Dick Norman (RSA/BEL)
Lukasz Kubot & Oliver Marach (POL/AUT)
Martin Damm & Robert Lindstedt (CZE/SWE) hopefully
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5-7 and the Polish duo
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Interesting stuff in Bucharest this week; Kubot/Marach continue their good year, but it's Cermak/Mertinak that are worth watching, as this is their last chance on clay. They could really use the title in this event.
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Nice win for Cermak/Mertinak, getting themselves a little bit more of a gap in 8th.

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5	5	Mirnyi, M & Ram, A		14	3550	0	 	
6	6	Kubot, L & Marach, O		18	3140	0	 	
7	7	Moodie, W & Norman, D		9	3115	0	 	
8	8	Cermak, F & Mertinak, M		26	2570	0	Kuala Lumpur
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9	9	Soares, B & Ullyett, K		19	2220	0	 	
10	10	Damm, M & Lindstedt, R		19	2125	0	Kuala Lumpur
11	11	Fyrstenberg, M & Matkowski, M	21	2080	0	Kuala Lumpur
Another interesting week this time around, as all but one of the #8-#15 teams are in action. Cermak/Mertinak need to defend against Damm/Lindstedt and Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, who will try and gain ground.
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Just went to the WTF website and was quite surprised to see other points after the teams

1 Bryan /Bryan 5665
2 Nestor /Zimonjic 5110
3 Dlouhy /Paes 3740
4 Bhupathi /Knowles 2535
5 Kubot /Marach 1970
6 Mirnyi /Ram 1915
7 Soares /Ullyett 1530
8 Cermak /Mertinak 1415
9 Moodie /Norman 1335
10 Damm /Lindstedt 1175
11 Fyrstenberg /Matkowski 1170
12 Fish /Roddick 1000

http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinal...me/default.asp

The points after the singles players are the same as on the ATP-site...
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Just went to the WTF website and was quite surprised to see other points after the teams

1 Bryan /Bryan 5665
2 Nestor /Zimonjic 5110
3 Dlouhy /Paes 3740
4 Bhupathi /Knowles 2535
5 Kubot /Marach 1970
6 Mirnyi /Ram 1915
7 Soares /Ullyett 1530
8 Cermak /Mertinak 1415
9 Moodie /Norman 1335
10 Damm /Lindstedt 1175
11 Fyrstenberg /Matkowski 1170
12 Fish /Roddick 1000

http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinal...me/default.asp

The points after the singles players are the same as on the ATP-site...
Haha, this worried me for a second, but it looks like it is just super laziness in updating; These numbers are similar to pre-Wimbledon, so have not been updated in nearly three months, really pathetic stuff

Actually, now that I look closer they are identical to my numbers for the week before Eastbourne, so a totally random point to stop. Nice job, ATP
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^^ Thanks for clearing that out, Blarghman

Nice job from ATP indeed...
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Really interesting semifinal between Fyrstenberg/Matkowski and Damm/Lindstedt in KL this week, the winner will move into 9th place, and have a chance at gaining some important ground on Cermak/Mertinak.
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Good job Blarghman. Hopefully the Poles win it It'd be nice to see Cermak/Mertinak at the WTF though.
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Got to say this: every time I read the title of this thread I imagine "Race to what the f***".

What a stupid choice of name.
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Cermak/Mertinak lost to Elgin/Moser this week.
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