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Post by Graveller » Aug Sat 26, 2017 11:44 am

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Re:2017 USO Skan Contest

Post by Miss_Vee » Aug Sun 27, 2017 9:31 pm

Now, whom do I pick? I doubt Sasha Zverev is ready to win a Slam, best of 5, yet. But one never knows.....

And the women, oh goodness! None of them instill much confidence in me, that there is a clear favourite. Oh of course Garbine is being touted as the clear favourite, and although she had a great summer, it's not like she won Stanford, Toronto and Cincy....which would have been super difficult anyway. I really don't know whom to pick out of all the possibilities.

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Re:2017 USO Skan Contest

Post by PeterSkan » Aug Mon 28, 2017 12:54 am

DDeetz wrote:Hi Peter!

Long time no see!! This may be my first Skantest in 2 years! :shock:

Hope all is well! :wink:

*DD* :wink:
Hi Deelia -

Nice to hear from you. Happy Skanning! :)

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Re:2017 USO Skan Contest

Post by Ace2Ace » Aug Mon 28, 2017 7:23 am

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Post by djmm1962 » Aug Mon 28, 2017 7:56 am

I'm in :)

Hey Deelia!!

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Post by PeterSkan » Aug Mon 28, 2017 12:14 pm

Where's all the trash talking ??? lol
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Post by Graveller » Aug Mon 28, 2017 1:07 pm

<font color=brown>@ <b>PeterSkan</b>:</font>
 
First we need some names to go out early...

And I guess that no one is really confident about their own picks, so the risk of getting egg on your face is too big.

I picked two personal faves (Kasatkina and Pouille) and no one else dis, so really an all-or-nothing team. My four others are 'safer' picks (Garbine, Badal,Federer, Svitolina).
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Post by Ace2Ace » Aug Mon 28, 2017 6:38 pm

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Post by Kunalwalia » Aug Mon 28, 2017 10:09 pm

25/83 teams have lost one player .... damn konta
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Post by Graveller » Aug Wed 30, 2017 8:03 pm

Got my complete team into R2, and my risky ATP'er is already in R3 (Pouille)....

WTA-wise, I was doubting between Kontaveit and Kasatkina, and went for Daria.
Good choice as she is into R2, and Annett isn't...
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Post by Ace2Ace » Aug Wed 30, 2017 8:30 pm

It will get tight soon...
Federer escaped yesterday.. Zverez in a dog fight.

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Post by Kunalwalia » Aug Wed 30, 2017 8:58 pm

Zverev doomed me... first konta and now zverev... my Sian is over... unless roger and muguruza lose next
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Post by Graveller » Aug Wed 30, 2017 9:05 pm

LOL at 51 teams picking Zverev.... the guy only won more than 2 matches in a slam on one occasion (Wimb 2017, R4).
He may do well in best-of-three events, but needs a deep run in a best-of-5 before considering him in the future.

And Nadal was only selected by 26 people... I am definitely NOT regretting that I picked both Federer and Nadal.
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Post by Graveller » Aug Wed 30, 2017 9:08 pm

And day 3 is not yet over, but only 17 teams (about 20%) remain complete...
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Post by Ace2Ace » Aug Wed 30, 2017 9:19 pm

As I wrote yesterday, I saw Zverev play for the first time yesterday and I was not impressed.
He has a huge serve like Isner.. But the rest of his game is Svitolina.. Can't hurt an opponent off the ground.

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