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The 2018 Aussie Skan is here

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Post by djmm1962 » Jan Sun 14, 2018 4:37 pm

In a good mood too 8)

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Sun 14, 2018 4:38 pm

Sure.. in less than 2 hours.. I have to get ready.
so many matches.

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Post by djmm1962 » Jan Sun 14, 2018 4:41 pm

You have to comb your hair??

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Post by djmm1962 » Jan Sun 14, 2018 4:42 pm

Wash the dishes?? :P

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Sun 14, 2018 5:31 pm

lol lol..#ed_op#br#ed_cl#half an hour to go.. And still no team Grossefavourite. He'll tell me he's never heard of Skan. lol lol
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Re:The 2018 Aussie Skan is here

Post by 93tennisroyalty » Jan Sun 14, 2018 10:11 pm

Kevin's about to screw me over early.

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Post by Mytiwtiw » Jan Sun 14, 2018 11:15 pm

She should be suspended for in a gamers board but not playing the game ever. An on your face insult for us gamers ..😡😡😝🤣
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Post by PeterSkan » Jan Mon 15, 2018 12:52 am

One contestant had both Bencic and Venus. That's got to be either completely crazy or totally brilliant. Time will tell!!!
go firmly to the window
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but not with the whining, the pleas of the coward;
listen-your final pleasure-to the voices,
to the exquisite music of that strange procession

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Post by Graveller » Jan Mon 15, 2018 4:04 am

I am about to lose the Skan today.... My team is actually not well-constructed. I have 5 names that many people have, so I depend on a single "uncommon" team-member to bring home the Skan... and that happend to be Pouille.. wh ois on the brink of defeat.

I already accepted my loss when Pouille was trailing 4-6 4-6 6-6 (1-4 in the TB, two mini-breaks down)
But then Lucas stepped up and won six points in a row (four on Bemelmans' serve) and won the third set!
So I am still alive for at least one set :-)

(Bemelmans playing well so far, so I need a bit of a miracle - but who knows).

I initially wanted a team full of fave's, but my 4 WTA-players (Bencic, Kasatkina, Ostapenko, Svitolina) were all in the same half (all in the next round, by the way). And Goffin meeting Federer in the QF was too much of a risk- so I replaced Goffin by Dimitrov).
Maybe in the next slam :-)
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Post by Graveller » Jan Mon 15, 2018 4:29 am

My crap-team still alive... but for how long?
Pouile 1-4 0-30 (on own serve) down in the fourth (so basically 6 ^points away from defeat), but back on serve *3-4

I looked and there is one team who also has Svitolina, Wozniacki, Kerber, fEderer and Dimitrov.
But the other team has Kyrgios who is into R2 comfortably.
So I can only overtake that team if Pouille does better than Kyrgios...

I really let myself down with my team this time. I should have picked at least one other player (WTA) who was in no other team (or only picked by a very few).
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Post by Graveller » Jan Mon 15, 2018 5:08 am

aaaandd... Pouille is out... oh well, at least he had the decency to lose against a belgian...

So now I am not forced to support Wozniacki anymore :-)
(and start thinking about the French Open Skan ...)
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Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Mon 15, 2018 12:40 pm

#ed_op#font color="brown"#ed_cl#@ #ed_op#b#ed_cl#Graveller#ed_op#/b#ed_cl#:#ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl# LOL ... You only lost 1 player. on day 1. #ed_op#br#ed_cl#I lost 2: one ATP, one WTA.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#Losing ATP player early is not a surprise for me. I am used to it. But losing this WTA player was a shock. #ed_op#br#ed_cl#Hope the remaining 4 players go as deep as possible. #ed_op#br#ed_cl#Otherwise, I could be elected Mayor of District RU80 this Aussie season. :) :) ;)#ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Post by Graveller » Jan Mon 15, 2018 3:37 pm

<font color=brown>@ <b>Ace2Ace</b>:</font>
 
It is winning or nothing for me. And there is now one team that I cannot surpass anymore as it contains all my 5 remaining members + an outstanding Kyrgios who is already in R2.

I did get a smile on my face when I read Terrastar’s team name “I have to win this at least once” and then saw Venus and Coco in his team...,
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Post by PeterSkan » Jan Tue 16, 2018 9:16 am

Round 1 is in the bag. Highlights:

*Rex' "The Surprise" has a slim 1-point lead [no surprise there]
*56 of 91 teams are fully intact
*Nadal pickers have done extremely well
*1 team made the top 10 with only 5 players left [MattB123]
*4 teams are in the bottom tier fully intact [ouch]
go firmly to the window
and listen with deep emotion,
but not with the whining, the pleas of the coward;
listen-your final pleasure-to the voices,
to the exquisite music of that strange procession

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Wed 17, 2018 8:22 am

news from District RU90.
Thanks to Julia Gorgeous, I am keeping the Major's Office until he gets back from brain surgery. :) :)

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