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This is the thread for chatting about your picks that are doing well, and those that are just stuck in the mud.
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"I want to see how many of us DON'T pick Rafa for Cat D."

I will probably keep a trade open for Rafa, but I don't plan on starting with him. I won't trade him in until I am convinced that he is going to play. I am convince he wants to play, but I am not convinced that he will be able to play any more. I don't think his body will let him.

Similarily, I don't see either Novak or Andy truly competing for major titles anymore. I think Andy realizes that he can not truly compete for major titles any more, but I don't think Novak has come to that realization yet. With Andy's current injury, the odds that he retires this year increases.
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Reserve me a place by the pool..don't follow men"s tennis much ..apart from Alcaraz and Zverev, everyone is going to be covered in mud and no glory .
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generally, I start these contests in last place (like Secretariat!) and then work my way up. I realize the main reason is I dont pay enough attention to the early tournaments, and hope that good performances in the marquee events will see my team through - that doesnt happen., partly because the points allotted dont really reflect the importance of the tournament.. Have tried to remedy that this time.. we shall see how successfully..
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Notice how our perennial champ Omegadoom always post last, because he studies the draws AND our picks.
There is a bit of an art to it.

Edir. I re-read my post, and I want to make something clear. Omegadoom plays 100% by the rules, and he obviously takes his time to post his teams. I assume that he studies draws and all available data, and therefore he has that impressive medal chest.
I don't because, I have to admit, I research my teams in the same way I research the vegan options at a restaurant. (Meaning, I don't).
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Only now am I realizing I could and probably should have done more with my timezone "advantage". Easther brunch with the family should NOT have been the priority :roll:
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ponchi101 wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 12:54 pm Notice how our perennial champ Omegadoom always post last, because he studies the draws AND our picks.
There is a bit of an art to it.

Edir. I re-read my post, and I want to make something clear. Omegadoom plays 100% by the rules, and he obviously takes his time to post his teams. I assume that he studies draws and all available data, and therefore he has that impressive medal chest.
I don't because, I have to admit, I research my teams in the same way I research the vegan options at a restaurant. (Meaning, I don't).
It’s in every contest, even including SPs. I usually use it to tell when the deadlines are :)
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ptmcmahon wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:18 am
It’s in every contest, even including SPs. I usually use it to tell when the deadlines are :)
Cool. Now I don't have to worry about posting any more official deadlines for these contests! :mrgreen:
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Omegadoom wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2024 2:26 am
ptmcmahon wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:18 am
It’s in every contest, even including SPs. I usually use it to tell when the deadlines are :)
Cool. Now I don't have to worry about posting any more official deadlines for these contests! :mrgreen:
I suggest: post anyway without worrying about it :)
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Oploskoffie wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:47 pm Only now am I realizing I could and probably should have done more with my timezone "advantage". Easther brunch with the family should NOT have been the priority :roll:
If anyone has a timezone advantage, it is me..much good it has done me
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My limited experience is - in this contest, only A and B category players matter, the others will not earn us enough points .
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Agree. The B category players that do best make the whole difference.
Although in AMitS, Pliskova was really important. But she was a D in disguise.
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ponchi101 wrote: Sat Apr 06, 2024 12:57 am Although in AMitS, Pliskova was really important. But she was a D in disguise.
yes, that was a big miss - I just hadnt paid attention to Cluj Napoca
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Nice Navone pick Omegadoom! Success in South America doesn't always translates into success in Europe
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Oh, it figures. Omega was the one picking the one truly obscure finalist.
I really want to get a hold of his crystal ball. Just once ;)
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