Djokovic Comes Back Against Thiem to Secure 8th Australian and 17th Major

February 2, 2020
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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Austria’s Dominic Thiem in the men’s singles final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday. (Dita Alangkara/The Associated Press)

Match completed Sunday (Australian time):

DJO 3 THI 2
5 players had match winner correct
2 players (John, Ed) had match score correct

Our Game

Congratulations to John upon winning his third straight tennis Prediction Challenge! (The upcoming French Open might make it a Prediction Challenge Slam!) John’s perfect Men’s Final prediction sealed his lead entering the match. Ed also predicted the final exactly correctly to finish second, while Michael rounded out the podium in third.

I hope all players enjoyed this Australian Open Prediction Challenge! and the chance to match wits with other tennis fans! Thank you for playing! ~ Michael

For download (PDF): Australian Open Prediction Challenge! 2020

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

Overall
🥇 John Lo 283
🥈 Ed Mick 250
🥉 Michael Poplawski 219
4 Serene Ford 198
5 Eva Kafkova 191
6 Wes Zetaruk 115
7 Petr Havlik 68
Men’s Final
1 Serene Ford 100
John Lo 100
Ed Mick 100
4 Michael Poplawski 85
5 Eva Kafkova 70
6 Wes Zetaruk 5
7 Petr Havlik 0
Women’s Final
1 John Lo 100
2 Ed Mick 70
Eva Kafkova 70
4 Michael Poplawski 0
Wes Zetaruk 0
Serene Ford 0
Petr Havlik 0
Semifinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 60
2 John Lo 47
3 Serene Ford 44
Michael Poplawski 44
Ed Mick 44
6 Petr Havlik 18
7 Eva Kafkova 1
Quarterfinals
1 Michael Poplawski 90
2 Serene Ford 54
3 Petr Havlik 50
Eva Kafkova 50
Wes Zetaruk 50
6 John Lo 36
Ed Mick 36


Men’s Final Predictions

February 1, 2020

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Novak Djokovic is our strong favourite to capture his eighth Australian Open championship Sunday.

Good luck, and enjoy the match!

For download (PDF): Australian Open Prediction Challenge! 2020 Men’s Final Predictions

Match Picks Average # of Sets
THI 2 DJO 5 4.14

 


Kenin Wins First Major at Age 21

February 1, 2020
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Sofia Kenin of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the women’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday. (Lee Jin-man/The Associated Press)

Matches completed Saturday (Australian time):

KEN 2 MUG 0
3 players had match winner correct
1 player (John) had match score correct

Our Game

John’s correct prediction of Saturday’s Women’s Final has put him into the lead in our game. Ed has now moved into second place with Kenin’s win, while Michael still holds on to a podium spot in third place.

For download (PDF): Australian Open Prediction Challenge! 2020 Women’s Final

Overall
1 John Lo 183
2 Ed Mick 150
3 Michael Poplawski 134
4 Eva Kafkova 121
5 Wes Zetaruk 110
6 Serene Ford 98
7 Petr Havlik 68
Women’s Final
1 John Lo 100
2 Ed Mick 70
Eva Kafkova 70
4 Michael Poplawski 0
Wes Zetaruk 0
Serene Ford 0
Petr Havlik 0
Semifinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 60
2 John Lo 47
3 Serene Ford 44
Michael Poplawski 44
Ed Mick 44
6 Petr Havlik 18
7 Eva Kafkova 1
Quarterfinals
1 Michael Poplawski 90
2 Serene Ford 54
3 Petr Havlik 50
Eva Kafkova 50
Wes Zetaruk 50
6 John Lo 36
Ed Mick 36

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50


Women’s Final Predictions

January 31, 2020

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The Women’s Final promises some intrigue, reflected well in our predictions, as all four possible outcomes are represented.

Good luck, and enjoy the matches!

For download (PDF): Australian Open Prediction Challenge! 2020 Women’s Final Predictions

Match Picks Average # of Sets
KEN 3 MUG 4 2.43

 


Semifinals Results: Thiem to Meet Djokovic Sunday

January 31, 2020
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Austria’s Dominic Thiem celebrates after defeating Germany’s Alexander Zverev in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Lee Jin-man/AP)

Matches completed Friday (Australian time):

THI 3 ZVE 1
Five players had match winner correct
Four players had match score correct

Our Game

Wes was the winner of the second round of four in our game, having two match winners correct and the scores matching up in both cases. Michael continues to lead our game overall while Serene continues to occupy a podium spot.

For download (PDF): Australian Open Prediction Challenge! 2020 Semifinals

Overall
1 Michael Poplawski 134
2 Wes Zetaruk 110
3 Serene Ford 98
4 John Lo 83
5 Ed Mick 80
6 Petr Havlik 68
7 Eva Kafkova 51
Semifinals
Men Women
THI 3-1 ZVE BAR 0-2 KEN
FED 0-3 DJO HAL 0-2 MUG
1 Wes Zetaruk 60
2 John Lo 47
3 Serene Ford 44
Michael Poplawski 44
Ed Mick 44
6 Petr Havlik 18
7 Eva Kafkova 1
Quarterfinals
1 Michael Poplawski 90
2 Serene Ford 54
3 Petr Havlik 50
Eva Kafkova 50
Wes Zetaruk 50
6 John Lo 36
Ed Mick 36

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50


Women’s Final and Men’s Final Prediction Forms are Now Available

January 30, 2020

Australian Open LogoThe Women’s Final Prediction Form and the Men’s Final Prediction Form are now available. (The Men’s Final Prediction Form will be updated as the winner of the last semifinal is confirmed.)

Please submit your predictions before the deadlines shown on each form.

The Prediction Challenges web site will be updated with results and standings information as the tournament continues to proceed.  (The last submission of a form will be the one used if you submit more than once.)

Good luck, and enjoy the tennis!


Semifinals Thursday: Kenin to Meet Muguruza, Djokovic dismisses Federer

January 30, 2020
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Switzerland’s Roger Federer, right, congratulates Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on winning their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Thursday. (Andy Brownbill/The Associated Press)

Matches completed Thursday (Australian time):

KEN 2 BAR 0
No players had match winner correct
No players had match score correct

MUG 2 HAL 0
One player (Michael) had match winner correct
No players had match score correct

DJO 3 FED 0
Five players had match winner correct
One player (Wes) had match score correct

For download (PDF): Australian Open Prediction Challenge! 2020 Semifinals Thursday

Overall
1 Michael Poplawski 114
2 Wes Zetaruk 90
3 Serene Ford 81
4 Petr Havlik 77
5 John Lo 63
6 Ed Mick 60
7 Eva Kafkova 50
Semifinals
Men Women
THI – ZVE BAR 0-2 KEN
FED 0-3 DJO HAL 0-2 MUG
1 Wes Zetaruk 40
2 Serene Ford 27
Petr Havlik 27
John Lo 27
5 Michael Poplawski 24
Ed Mick 24
7 Eva Kafkova 0

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50


Semifinals Predictions

January 29, 2020

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Ash Barty is our only unanimous choice to reach the weekend’s final matches, with Simona Halep, Novak Djokovic and Dominic Team being favourites to join her.

Good luck, and enjoy the matches!

For download: Australian Open Prediction Challenge! 2020 Semifinals Predictions

Match picks Average # of Sets
THI 5 ZVE 2 4.43
FED 2 DJO 5 4.29
BAR 7 KEN 0 2.29
HAL 6 MUG 1 2.57

 


Quarterfinals: Grand Slam Holders Halep and Muguruza Advance, Zverev Delivers, Thiem Dethrones Nadal

January 29, 2020
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Dominic Thiem of Austria, right, and Rafael Nadal of Spain, left, embrace at the net following their match on Day 10 of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Matches completed Wednesday (Australian time):

HAL 2 KON 0
Seven players had match winner correct
Six players had match score correct

MUG 2 PAV 0
Seven players had match winner correct
Three players (Eva, Serene, Wes) had match score correct

THI 3 NAD 1
One player (Michael) had match winner correct
One player (Michael) had match score correct

ZVE 3 WAW 1
Three players had match winner correct
One player (Michael) had match score correct

Our Game

Michael predicted all quarterfinals match winners, with five scores exactly right sweeping up both bonuses. Serene narrowly hold second place ahead of Eva, Petr and Wes.

For download (PDF): Australian Open Prediction Challenge! 2020 Quarterfinals

Quarterfinals
1 Michael Poplawski 90
2 Serene Ford 54
3 Petr Havlik 50
Eva Kafkova 50
Wes Zetaruk 50
6 John Lo 36
Ed Mick 36

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50


Semifinals Prediction Form Now Available

January 28, 2020

Australian Open LogoThe Semifinals Prediction Form is now available. The form will be updated as matchups are confirmed.

Your last entry will be the one processed if you submit more than once. Please submit your entry before the deadline shown on the form.

Good luck!