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2017 USO Skan Contest

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Post by Graveller » Sep Sat 02, 2017 3:26 am

Only 5 teams remain conplete; incl Rex and I...

And got my black horse Pouille into R4 already.

The bottom section looks insane; hard to believe that one of them will be slam finalist at the US Open. Busta... Schwartzman.. Anderson... Pouille... M.Zverev... Lorenzi... Shapopalov... Querrey.

I am rooting for Pouille of course.😀
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Post by Grossefavourite » Sep Sat 02, 2017 8:04 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>Graveller</b>:</font>
 
Hehehehe....black horse? You should go with Schwartzman in that case. lol

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Post by PeterSkan » Sep Sat 02, 2017 9:42 am

El Shapo [Denis the Menace] all the way ...
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 Grossefavourite » Sep Sat 02, 2017 10:25 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>PeterSkan</b>:</font>
 
With you on Denis.

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Post by Graveller » Sep Sun 03, 2017 4:09 am

We are into the last 16, and only five participants have a complete team, including PGame-regulars Rex (current #1 in the Skan) and myself (at #5). Ace also in the top10.

Conclusion: sometimes you simply gotta pick six players that you want to win, and throw strategic consinderations into the bin. So far, it works for me.
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Post by Ace2Ace » Sep Sun 03, 2017 5:37 pm

You just dropped your first player. Not bad.

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Post by Graveller » Sep Sun 03, 2017 7:00 pm

<font color=brown>@ <b>Ace2Ace</b>:</font>
 
Pouille should have reached the final if you see what is left in the bottom section.

Staying in Tier1 becomes hard now...

Sharapova losing helps me though...
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Post by Grossefavourite » Sep Sun 03, 2017 9:12 pm

Did anyone pick Petra?

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Post by Texasniteowl » Sep Mon 04, 2017 8:13 am

Did anyone pick Petra?
Given her form coming in? Hah! She lost first round how many times?

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Post by Ace2Ace » Sep Mon 04, 2017 8:28 am

Petra lost badly in Toronto and Cinci.. So everyone stayed away from her.
Looks like she is winning the USO. The way she is playing, I don't think there is anyone left in the draw to stop her.

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