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A simplistic yet tricky game for the Slams and the YEC. The results of all 5 [in 2020 only 4] tournaments will be added up for the annual competition.
Anyone can join anytime, and here is how it works:

1. Main Prediction: Give your top 6 favorites for winning the tournament.
2. Runner-up Prediction: Give your top 6 favorites for losing in the final.

(You can skip this part 2 if you like. In that case your 'Main Prediction' will automatically be used for it too, just with your first and second pick swapped.)
3. SF Prediction: And who will lose in the Semis? Your 'SF Prediction' will by default be derived from your 'Runner-up Prediction', just that your 1st will be swapped with your 3rd and your 2nd will be swapped with your 4th.
(In case you skipped the Runner-up part, your Main Prediction will automatically be used also for the SF part in place of your Runner-up Prediction.)

Awarded Game Points + Example of a prediction post:
Rich (BB code):
Federer (<- worth 600 points, if he wins)
Nadal (<- worth 500 points, if he wins. ...etc)
Djokovic
Murray
Wawrinka
Dimitrov (<- worth 100 points, if he wins)

Runner-up: 
Nadal (<- worth 60 points, if he finishes runner-up. ...etc)
Federer
Djokovic
Murray
Wawrinka
Tomic (<- worth 10 points, if he finishes runner-up)

And the automatically derived SF points can be: 6 / 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1.
So you can earn 600 + 60 + 11(6+5) = 671 points per tournament in your quest to win the TopFavorites Challenge 2020. :cool:
The 'Main Prediction' is by far the most important element of this game while the 'SF Prediction' is only like a tiebreak. The SF part is formally automatic, but it being blended with the RU part might influence your game strategy a little bit.

Deadline is the start of the first Main Draw match.
Edited posts don't count. If you want to make changes, please make a new post.


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Standings after the US Open leg:
Code:
1. Featherer       1157 (641+516)
2. bilentsob       1059 (607+452)
3. digor           1029 (625+404)
4. SetPointDown    1027 (623+404)
5. peRFect85       1010 (606+404)
6. aerosmash        929 (525+404)
7. rjd              730 (606+124)
8. Chilenaitor      624
9. gux              615
10 Hidalgo          614
11 Tori1234         606
12 ThomieK          605
13 PortlandTimbers  602
14 Markmik          506
 

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@bilentsob @digor @SetPointDown @peRFect85 @rjd

RG will start already tomorrow (sunday).
https://tickets.rolandgarros.com/en/schedule

i also want to remind that with this game your SF predictions are being automatically derived from your Runner-up predictions.
if interested in the reasons for this, see spoiler:
 
during the 2019 edition i added the SF predictions as a separate set of predictions in order to add useful variables to the game.
after the season i however realized that even a combined runner-up + SF prediction would suffice for adding sufficient variety.
its impact on a player's strategy for the Runner-up part is a little weird, but the Runner-up part itself is a little weird also to begin with and therefore doesn't benefit so much from purity.
that's why i think it's best to avoid a third set of similar looking predictions this way.
(i remain open to further discussion though.)


 

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Nadal
Djokovic
Thiem
Tsitsipas
Zverev
Schwartzman

Final
Djokovic
Nadal
Thiem
Tsitsipas
Zverev
Schwartzman
 

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Djokovic
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Wawrinka

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Thiem
Zverev
Wawrinka
Tsitsipas
 

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Djokovic
Thiem
Tsitsipas
Zverev
Berrettini

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Thiem
Tsitsipas
Zverev
Berrettini
 

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Djokovic
Nadal
Thiem
Tsitsipas
Schwartzman
Zverev
 

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Nadal
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Zverev
Schwartzman
 

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Djokovic
Thiem
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Medvedev
Tsitsipas

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Zverev
Medvedev
Tsitsipas
 
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