Nadal routs Anderson to win second major of 2017, Final Results

September 11, 2017

Spain’s Rafael Nadal captured his 16th Grand Slam title with a straight-sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, victory over Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the U.S. Open on Sunday. (Justin Lane/EPA-EFE)

Match completed Sunday:

Rafael Nadal (ESP) (1) def. Kevin Anderson (RSA) (28) 3-0
Four players had match winner correct

Serene is the repeat winner with her third Prediction Challenge! win overall. Congratulations also to John and Eva for reaching a prize spot.

For download: US Open Tennis 2017 Prediction Challenge! Final.pdf

Overall
1 Serene Ford 286 $30.00
2 John Lo 251 $21.00
3 Eva Kafkova 161 $9.00
4 Petr Havlik 148
5 Michael Poplawski 138
6 Wes Zetaruk 122
Final
1 Michael Poplawski 100
Serene Ford 100
Eva Kafkova 100
4 John Lo 85
5 Wes Zetaruk 0
Petr Havlik 0
Women’s Final
1 Petr Havlik 100
2 John Lo 70
Serene Ford 70
4 Wes Zetaruk 0
Eva Kafkova 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Semifinals
1 John Lo 80
2 Wes Zetaruk 64
3 Serene Ford 58
4 Petr Havlik 20
5 Eva Kafkova 17
6 Michael Poplawski 0
Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 58
Serene Ford 58
3 Eva Kafkova 44
4 Michael Poplawski 38
5 Petr Havlik 28
6 John Lo 16


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US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Men’s Final Predictions

September 10, 2017

Rafael Nadal is our favourite to win today’s Men’s Final, with Kevin Anderson getting support from Petr and Wes.

Please find our predictions attached.

For download: US Open Tennis 2017 Prediction Challenge! Men’s Final Predictions.pdf

Enjoy the match!

 


Women’s Final: Stephens dominates, wins first Major

September 9, 2017

Sloane Stephens, of the United States, reacts after scoring a point against Madison Keys, of the United States, during the women’s singles final. (Adam Hunger/The Associated Press)

Match completed Saturday:

Sloane Stephens (USA) def. Madison Keys (USA) (15) 2-0
Three players had match winner correct

Petr was the only player to have the match winner and score exactly correct and has moved back into the third prize spot ahead of the Men’s Final.

For download: US Open Tennis 2017 Prediction Challenge! Women’s Final.pdf

Overall
1 Serene Ford 186 $30.00
2 John Lo 166 $21.00
3 Petr Havlik 148 $9.00
4 Wes Zetaruk 122
5 Eva Kafkova 61
6 Michael Poplawski 38
Women’s Final
1 Petr Havlik 100
2 John Lo 70
Serene Ford 70
4 Wes Zetaruk 0
Eva Kafkova 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Semifinals
1 John Lo 80
2 Wes Zetaruk 64
3 Serene Ford 58
4 Petr Havlik 20
5 Eva Kafkova 17
6 Michael Poplawski 0
Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 58
Serene Ford 58
3 Eva Kafkova 44
4 Michael Poplawski 38
5 Petr Havlik 28
6 John Lo 16



Women’s Final Predictions

September 9, 2017

We are split right down the middle on our predictions for the final, with three players each picking Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens to win a major title in their first appearance in a final.

Enjoy the match!

Match Picks Average # of Sets
KEY 3 STE 3 2.67

Women’s Final, Men’s Final Prediction Forms Available

September 8, 2017

Saturday and Sunday will see the women’s and men’s finals take place.

The Entry Forms are available now up until the deadlines . Please ensure your predictions are submitted by the deadlines shown on the forms.

Good luck!

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 122
2 Serene Ford 116
3 John Lo 96
4 Eva Kafkova 61
5 Petr Havlik 48
6 Michael Poplawski 38

Anderson fulfills dream, Nadal dominates Del Potro; Semifinals results

September 8, 2017

Rafael Nadal, above, came from behind to defeat Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 and advance to the U.S. Open final. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Matches completed Friday:

Kevin Anderson (RSA) (28) def. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) (12) 3-1
Three players had match winner correct
Two players (John, Wes) had match score correct

Rafael Nadal (ESP) (1) def. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) (24) 3-1
Five players had match winner correct
Three players had match score correct

John was the biggest mover this round with three match winners correct, always with the correct score. Wes has moved into the lead with Serene close behind.

For download: US Open Tennis 2017 Prediction Challenge! Semifinals.pdf

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 122
2 Serene Ford 116
3 John Lo 96
4 Eva Kafkova 61
5 Petr Havlik 48
6 Michael Poplawski 38
Semifinals
1 John Lo 80
2 Wes Zetaruk 64
3 Serene Ford 58
4 Petr Havlik 20
5 Eva Kafkova 17
6 Michael Poplawski 0
Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 58
Serene Ford 58
3 Eva Kafkova 44
4 Michael Poplawski 38
5 Petr Havlik 28
6 John Lo 16

 



Stephens to meet Keys in Women’s Final Saturday

September 7, 2017

Sloane Stephens has reached her first Grand Slam final, edging Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in the first of two all-American semifinals

Matches completed Thursday:

Sloane Stephens (USA) def. Venus Williams (USA) (9) 2-1
One player (John) had match winner correct
One player (John) had match score correct

Madison Keys (USA) (15) def. CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) (20) 2-0
Two players (Serene, Wes) had match winner correct
No players had match score correct

 

For download: US Open Tennis 2017 Prediction Challenge! Semifinals Thursday.pdf

Overall
1 Serene Ford 82
Wes Zetaruk 82
3 John Lo 56
4 Eva Kafkova 44
5 Michael Poplawski 38
6 Petr Havlik 28
Semifinals
1 John Lo 40
2 Serene Ford 24
Wes Zetaruk 24
4 Eva Kafkova 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Petr Havlik 0

 


Semifinals Predictions

September 7, 2017

For download: US Open Tennis 2017 Prediction Challenge! Semifinals Predictions.pdf

For the women’s matches Thursday evening, CoCo Vandeweghe and Venus Williams are our favourites to reach Saturday’s final, while for the men’s matches Friday, we’re split on the Anderson-Carreno Busta match, while Rafael Nadal is our favourite. Every player has their supporters, so, enjoy the matches!

Match picks Average # of Sets
NAD 5 DPO 1 4.33
AND 3 CAR 3 4.17
VDW 4 KEY 2 2.83
WIL 5 STE 1 2.50

Del Potro to meet Nadal, Vandeweghe tops Pliskova, Keys makes it four Americans in semis; Quarterfinals results

September 6, 2017

Juan Martin del Potro, above, defeated Roger Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 on Wednesday evening to advance to the semifinals of the U.S. Open. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Matches completed Wednesday:

CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) (20) def. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) (1) 2-0
One player (Michael) had match winner correct
No players had match score correct

Rafael Nadal (ESP) (1) def. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 3-0
Five players had match winner correct
Three players had match score correct

Madison Keys (USA) (15) def. Kaia Kanepi (EST) 2-0
Five players had match winner correct
Four players had match score correct

Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) (24) def. Roger Federer (SUI) (3)
No players had match winner correct
No players had match score correct

Wes and Serene are our leaders after the first round of four in our game. Both Wes and Serene had four match winner correct and also had three match scores right on the money.

For download: US Open Tennis 2017 Prediction Challenge! Quarterfinals.pdf

Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 58
Serene Ford 58
3 Eva Kafkova 44
4 Michael Poplawski 38
5 Petr Havlik 28
6 John Lo 16


Semifinals Entry Form Available

September 6, 2017

Thursday and Friday will see the semifinals take place, with the remaining matchups set during play on Wednesday.

The Entry Form is available now up until the deadline Thursday at noon. Please ensure your predictions are submitted by the deadline.

Good luck!