Medvedev Earns First Major Win, Tops Calendar Grand Slam Hopeful Djokovic

September 12, 2021
Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates after defeating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the final of the U.S. Open on Sunday. (Danielle Parhizkaran/USA TODAY Sports)


Match completed Sunday

🇷🇺 Daniil Medvedev (2) def. 🇷🇸 Novak Djokovic (1) 3-0
3 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct


Our Game

Congratulations to John, as his correct Final prediction vaulted him into an overall win from fourth place. John wins the US Open Prediction Challenge for the third time in four years. Eva held on to second place after Sunday’s result, while Michael and Logan finished tied in third place (each player earned the same number of points in each of the four rounds).

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


For download (PDF) 

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021


Standings

Overall
🥇 John Lo 267
🥈 Eva Kafková 217
🥉 Logan Zetaruk 192
🥉 Michael Poplawski 192
5 Petr Havlik 184
6 Wes Zetaruk 155
7 Serene Ford 134
Final
1 John Lo 85
Petr Havlik 85
Wes Zetaruk 85
4 Serene Ford 0
Logan Zetaruk 0
Eva Kafková 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Women’s Final
1 Logan Zetaruk 100
Michael Poplawski 100
Eva Kafková 100
4 John Lo 70
5 Serene Ford 0
Wes Zetaruk 0
Petr Havlik 0
Semifinals
1 Eva Kafková 77
2 Serene Ford 74
3 Petr Havlik 61
4 John Lo 58
5 Wes Zetaruk 38
6 Michael Poplawski 34
Logan Zetaruk 34
Quarterfinals
1 Serene Ford 60
2 Michael Poplawski 58
Logan Zetaruk 58
4 John Lo 54
5 Eva Kafková 40
6 Petr Havlik 38
7 Wes Zetaruk 32

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $5.25

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Men’s Final Predictions

September 12, 2021

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Our Game

We’re split on the Men’s Final, perhaps due as much to our relative standings as to what might happen on court.

Our top three players in our game have predicted Novak Djokovic to win today. 

Enjoy the tennis! Good luck, everyone!

Match Picks Average # of Sets
🇷🇸 DJO 4 🇷🇺 MED 3 4.14

For Download (PDF)

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021 Men’s Final Predictions



Fairytale in New York: Qualifier Raducanu Captures US Open Title

September 11, 2021

Womens Final

Canada’s Leylah Fernandez, right, congratulates Emma Raducanu of Great Britain after suffering a 4-6, 3-6 defeat in the final of the U.S. Open on Saturday. (Al Bello/Getty Images)


Match completed Saturday

🇬🇧 Emma Raducanu def. 🇨🇦 Leylah Fernandez 1-0
4 players had match winner correct
3 players (Eva, Logan, Michael) had match score correct (Eva)


Our Game

Our three prize spots are now occupied by the three players to exactly predict the result of Saturday’s final, with Eva now ahead of the deadlocked Logan and Michael.


For download (PDF) 

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021 Women’s Final


Standings

Overall
1 Eva Kafková 217
2 Logan Zetaruk 192
Michael Poplawski 192
4 John Lo 182
5 Serene Ford 134
6 Petr Havlik 99
7 Wes Zetaruk 70
Women’s Final
1 Logan Zetaruk 100
Michael Poplawski 100
Eva Kafková 100
4 John Lo 70
5 Serene Ford 0
Wes Zetaruk 0
Petr Havlik 0
Semifinals
1 Eva Kafková 77
2 Serene Ford 74
3 Petr Havlik 61
4 John Lo 58
5 Wes Zetaruk 38
6 Michael Poplawski 34
Logan Zetaruk 34
Quarterfinals
1 Serene Ford 60
2 Michael Poplawski 58
Logan Zetaruk 58
4 John Lo 54
5 Eva Kafková 40
6 Petr Havlik 38
7 Wes Zetaruk 32

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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Women’s Final Predictions

September 11, 2021

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Our Game

We’re split on this afternoon’s match, with Emma Raducanu as our slight favourite over Leylah Fernandez in this battle of unseeded teenagers vying for their first Major title.

Enjoy the tennis! Good luck, everyone!

Match Picks Average # of Sets
🇬🇧 RAD 4 🇨🇦 FER 3 2.43

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US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021 Women’s Final Predictions


 


Djokovic to Take on Medvedev, History in Sunday’s Final

September 10, 2021

Djokovic

World number one Novak Djokovic won a gruelling five-setter against Alexander Zverev to set up a US Open final against Daniil Medvedev and keep his bid for a calendar Grand Slam on track.


Matches completed Friday

🇷🇺 Daniil Medvedev (2) def. 🇨🇦 Felix Auger-Aliassime (12) 3-0
5 players had match winner correct
1 player had match score correct (Eva)

🇷🇸 Novak Djokovic (1) def. 🇩🇪 Alexander Zverev (4) 3-2
6 players had match winner correct
2 players had match score correct (Petr, Serene)


Our Game

While no players had all four semifinal winners correct, Eva led the group of players with three matches correct and having two scores correct. Serene extended her lead overall, with Eva and John following in the prize spots as we’ve reached the halfway point in our game.


For download (PDF) 

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021 Semifinals


Standings

Overall
1 Serene Ford 134
2 Eva Kafková 117
3 John Lo 112
4 Petr Havlik 99
5 Logan Zetaruk 92
Michael Poplawski 92
7 Wes Zetaruk 70
Semifinals
Men Women
DJO 3-2 ZVE RAD 2-0 SAK
FAA 0-3 MED FER 2-1 SAB
1 Eva Kafková 77
2 Serene Ford 74
3 Petr Havlik 61
4 John Lo 58
5 Wes Zetaruk 38
6 Michael Poplawski 34
Logan Zetaruk 34
Quarterfinals
1 Serene Ford 60
2 Michael Poplawski 58
Logan Zetaruk 58
4 John Lo 54
5 Eva Kafková 40
6 Petr Havlik 38
7 Wes Zetaruk 32

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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Women’s, Mens’ Finals Prediction Forms Available

September 10, 2021

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Good luck!


Teenagers Fernandez and Raducanu to Face Off in Saturday’s Women’s Final

September 10, 2021

Fernandez

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez pumps her fist during her three-set semifinal victory over Aryna Sabalenka at the U.S. Open on Thursday. (Elsa/Getty Images)


Matches completed Thursday

🇨🇦 Leylah Fernandez def. 🇧🇾 Aryna Sabalenka (2) 2-1
2 players had match winner correct
2 players had match score correct (Serene, Wes)

🇬🇧 Emma Raducanu def. 🇬🇷 Maria Sakkari (17) 2-0
5 players had match winner correct
1 player had match score correct (Eva)


For download (PDF) 

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021 Semifinals Women


Standings

Overall
1 Serene Ford 114
2 Wes Zetaruk 86
3 Eva Kafková 70
4 John Lo 68
5 Logan Zetaruk 58
Michael Poplawski 58
7 Petr Havlik 52
Semifinals
Men Women
DJO – ZVE RAD 2-0 SAK
FAA – MED FER 2-1 SAB
1 Wes Zetaruk 54
Serene Ford 54
3 Eva Kafková 30
4 John Lo 14
Petr Havlik 14
6 Michael Poplawski 0
Logan Zetaruk 0

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Semifinals Predictions

September 9, 2021

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Our Game

All eight remaining semifinalists have at least one of our players picking them to reach the weekend’s finals, with Djokovic-Medvedev and Raducanu-Sabalenka matchups being the most likely.

Match picks Average # of Sets
🇷🇸 DJO 6 🇩🇪 ZVE 1 4.43
🇨🇦 FAA 2 🇷🇺 MED 5 4.14
🇬🇧 RAD 5 🇬🇷 SAK 2 2.57
🇨🇦 FER 2 🇧🇾 SAB 5 2.43

 

For Download (PDF)

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021 Semifinals Predictions


Enjoy the tennis! Good luck, everyone!


Raducanu, Sakkari Advance; Djokovic to Meet Zverev

September 8, 2021

Raducanu

Emma Raducanu of the United Kingdom celebrates match point against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland during her women’s singles quarter-final match of the U.S. Open. ( Elsa/Getty Images)


Matches completed Wednesday

🇬🇧 Emma Raducanu def. 🇨🇭 Belinda Bencic (11) 2-0
4 players had match winner correct
2 players had match score correct (Eva, Serene)

🇩🇪 Alexander Zverev (4) def. 🇿🇦 Lloyd Harris 3-0
7 players had match winner correct
3 players had match score correct (Logan, Michael, Serene)

🇬🇷 Maria Sakkari (17) def. 🇨🇿 Karolina Pliskova (4) 2-0
3 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

🇷🇸 Novak Djokovic (1) def. 🇮🇹 Matteo Berrettini (6) 3-1
7 players had match winner correct
3 players had match score correct (Logan, Michael, Serene)


Our Game

Serene leads the way after the first round of four in our game, having six of eight match winners correct (alongside John and Logan). Michael is level with Logan for second place with help from having four match scores exactly correct.


For download (PDF) 

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021 Quarterfinals


Standings

Quarterfinals
1 Serene Ford 60
2 Michael Poplawski 58
Logan Zetaruk 58
4 John Lo 54
5 Eva Kafková 40
6 Petr Havlik 38
7 Wes Zetaruk 32

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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Semifinals Prediction Form Available

September 8, 2021

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The Prediction Form is available now up until the deadline Thursday at noon. Please ensure your predictions are submitted by the deadline.

Good luck!