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
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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!


Carreño cruises, Stephens, Williams and Anderson battle to semis

September 5, 2017
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Venus Williams, above, defeated Petra Kvitova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(2) to advance to the U.S Open semifinals. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Matches completed Tuesday:

Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP) (12) def. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) (29) 3-0
Six players had match winner correct
One player (Eva) had match score correct

Sloane Stephens (USA) def. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) (16) 2-1
Two players (Eva, Wes) had match winner correct
One player (Wes) had match score correct

Venus Williams (USA) (9) def Petra Kvitova (CZE) (13) 2-1
Two players (Petr, Serene) had match winner correct
Two players (Petr, Serene) had match score correct

Kevin Anderson (RSA) (28) def. Sam Querrey (USA) (17)
No players had match winner correct
No players had match score correct

 

For download: US Open Tennis 2017 Quarterfinals Tuesday.pdf

Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 38
Serene Ford 38
Petr Havlik 38
4 Eva Kafkova 36
5 Michael Poplawski 8
6 John Lo 6



US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Quarterfinals Predictions

September 5, 2017

Welcome to the game!

We have six players taking part in the first tennis Prediction Challenge!

As per our prize schedule, top prize is 50% of our $60 pot ($30.00) and there will be runner-up prizes of 35% ($21.00) and 15% ($9.00).

Please find our predictions attached.

US Open Tennis 2017 Prediction Challenge! Quarterfinals Predictions.pdf

Three men’s singles players are unanimous choices to advance, while we are more split on the women’s singles matchups.

Enjoy the tennis! Good luck, everyone!

Match Picks Average # of Sets
NAD 5 RUB 1 3.50
FED 6 DPO 0 3.67
QUE 6 AND 0 4.67
CAR 6 SCH 0 4.00
PLI 5 VDW 1 2.83
KEY 5 KAN 1 2.33
WIL 2 KVI 4 2.50
STE 2 SEV 4 2.33

US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

September 3, 2017

Hello, tennis fans!

The US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge is back for its second year!

If you’re new to Prediction Challenge games, please have a look around the site at some of the other games that have been played since Prediction Challenges began back in 2004. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Introduction

This game challenges you to pick the winners of matches in both the men’s and women’s singles tournaments, round-by-round, and the number of sets it will take them to win. The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score!

Each round of the game is equally important to win this contest, adding to the drama…there are 100 points up for grabs in each of the four rounds.

Picks are submitted prior to each round. As tennis tournaments run on a tight schedule, please be mindful that you will need to provide your predictions before the matches begin. Entry forms are found on this web site.

Interested? Cost is $10, all money goes into the prize pool.

Entry deadlines are shortly before the beginning of each tournament round. While playing, please pay attention to the US Open schedule!

Know someone else who would like to play? Pass this message on! More players make for more combinations and a bigger pot!


Federer captures record eighth Wimbledon, Final results

July 16, 2017
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Roger Federer’s wait for No. 8 at Wimbledon is over. He is once again the champion of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, now more often than any other man in the history of an event first held in 1877.

Match completed Sunday:

FED 3 CIL 0
Three players had match winner correct
Three players had match score correct

For download: Wimbledon-2017.pdf

Eva has won her first Prediction Challenge! with her second consecutive perfect prediction. Serene is our runner-up.

Overall
1 Eva Kafkova 257 $30.00
2 Serene Ford 219 $10.00
3 Michael Poplawski 217
4 Petr Havlik 79
Gentlemen’s Final
1 Eva Kafkova 100
Serene Ford 100
Michael Poplawski 100
4 Petr Havlik 0
Ladies’ Final
1 Eva Kafkova 100
2 Serene Ford 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Petr Havlik 0
Semi-finals
1 Serene Ford 97
2 Michael Poplawski 57
3 Petr Havlik 37
4 Eva Kafkova 32
Quarter-finals
1 Michael Poplawski 60
2 Petr Havlik 42
3 Eva Kafkova 25
4 Serene Ford 22


Muguruza captures Ladies’ Championship

July 16, 2017
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Spain’s Garbine Muguruza celebrates her Wimbledon final’s victory after defeating Venus Williams of the U.S. in straight sets on Saturday, in London. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Eva is our new leader after her perfect prediction of the Ladies’ Final Match.

Match completed Saturday:

MUG 2 WIL 0
One player (Eva) had match winner correct
One player (Eva) had match score correct

For download: Wimbledon-2017-Ladies-Final.pdf

Overall
1 Eva Kafkova 157
2 Serene Ford 119
3 Michael Poplawski 117
4 Petr Havlik 79
Ladies’ Final
     
1 Eva Kafkova 100
2 Serene Ford 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Petr Havlik 0
Semifinals
1 Serene Ford 97
2 Michael Poplawski 57
4 Eva Kafkova 32
3 Petr Havlik 37
Quarter-finals
1 Michael Poplawski 60
2 Petr Havlik 42
3 Eva Kafkova 25
4 Serene Ford 22


Gentlemen’s Final Predictions

July 16, 2017

Roger Federer is our favourite to win his eighth Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles championship, with Michael, Eva and Serene all predicting a straight-sets victory (and, in turn, confirming their current standings relative to one another).

Petr can win the Prediction Challenge! game with a Marin Cilic upset victory.

Enjoy the match!

For download: Wimbledon-2017-Gentlemen’s-Final-Predictions.pdf

Standings through Ladies’ Singles Final
1 Eva Kafkova 157
2 Serene Ford 119
3 Michael Poplawski 117
4 Petr Havlik 79

Ladies’ Final Predictions

July 15, 2017

Venus Williams is our favourite to win Wimbledon, with Eva backing Garbine Muguruza to help her move up the standings.

Enjoy  what should be a great match!

 

For download: Wimbledon-2017-Ladies-Final-Predictions.pdf

Match Picks Average # of Sets
MUG 1 WIL 3 2.00