Canadians, Medvedev, Sabalenka on to Semis

September 7, 2021
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Canada’s Leylah Fernandez, 19, defeated fifth-seed Elina Svitolina 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) at the U.S. Open in New York on Tuesday. (Elsa/Getty Images)


Matches completed Tuesday

🇷🇺 Daniil Medvedev (2) def. 🇳🇱 Botic van de Zandschulp 3-1
7 players had match winner correct
2 players (Michael, Petr) had match score correct

🇨🇦 Leylah Fernandez def. 🇺🇦 Elina Svitolina (5) 2-1
0 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

🇧🇾 Aryna Sabalenka (2) def. 🇨🇿 Barbora Krejcikova (8) 2-0
3 players had match winner correct
1 player (Michael) had match score correct

🇨🇦 Felix Auger-Aliassime (12) def. 🇪🇸 Carlos Alcaraz 3-0
6 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct


For download (PDF) 

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021 Quarterfinals Tuesday


Standings

Quarterfinals
1 Michael Poplawski 48
2 Logan Zetaruk 32
John Lo 32
4 Wes Zetaruk 16
5 Eva Kafková 14
Serene Ford 14
7 Petr Havlik 10

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Quarterfinals Predictions

September 7, 2021

usopenWelcome to the game!

We again have seven players taking part in our Prediction Challenge!

As per our prize schedule, top prize is 50% of our $70 pot ($35.00) and there will be runner-up prizes of 35% ($24.50) and 15% ($10.50).

Please find our predictions here: (PDF)US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021 Quarterfinals Predictions

We have four unanimous choices, along with three matches where we’re essentially split down the middle, so we can look forward to some suspense right from the beginning!

Enjoy the tennis! Good luck, everyone!

Match Picks Average # of Sets
🇷🇸 DJO 7 🇮🇹 BER 0 4.00
🇩🇪 ZVE 7 🇿🇦 HAR 0 3.57
🇨🇦 FAA 6 🇪🇸 ALC 1 4.29
🇳🇱 VDZ 0 🇷🇺 MED 7 3.29
🇬🇧 RAD 4 🇨🇭 BEN 3 2.29
🇨🇿 PLI 4 🇬🇷 SAK 3 3.00
🇺🇦 SVI 7 🇨🇦 FER 0 2.43
🇨🇿 KRE 4 🇧🇾 SAB 3 2.57

US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

September 4, 2021

usopenHello, tennis fans and Prediction Challenges players!

The US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge is back for its sixth year!

As this different-looking tournament reaches its second week, our Prediction Challenge game begins… can you predict which of the last eight women and men will ultimately come out on top the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center?

If you’re new to Prediction Challenge games, please have a look around the site at some of the other games that have been played since Prediction Challenges began back in 2004. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Introduction

This game challenges you to pick the winners of matches in both the men’s and women’s singles tournaments (starting with the Quarterfinals round), round-by-round, and the number of sets it will take them to win. The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score!

Each round of the game is equally important to win this contest, adding to the drama…there are 100 points up for grabs in each of the four rounds.

Picks are submitted prior to each round. As tennis tournaments run on a tight schedule, please be mindful that you will need to provide your predictions before the matches begin. Entry forms are found on this web site.

Interested? Cost is $10, all money goes into the prize pool.

Entry deadlines are shortly before the beginning of each tournament round. While playing, please pay attention to the US Open schedule!

Know someone else who would like to play? Pass this message on! More players make for more combinations and a bigger pot!


Thiem, Last Man Standing in New York, Wins First Major

September 13, 2020
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Austria’s Dominic Thiem clinched his first Grand Slam title after a gritty fightback from two sets down stunned Alexander Zverev in the US Open final.

Match completed Sunday

🇦🇹 THI 3 🇩🇪 ZVE 2
6 players had match winner correct
1 player (Serene) had match score correct


Our Game

Congratulations to Logan upon winning his first Prediction Challenge game! Logan’s consistent predictions (12 of 14 match winners correct) were enough to hold off on John’s charge in the final three rounds of our game. Serene’s perfect Men’s Final Prediction earned her third place over Michael.

I hope all players enjoyed this U.S. 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! 2020


Standings

Overall
🥇 Logan Zetaruk 308
🥈 John Lo 298
🥉 Serene Ford 266
4 Michael Poplawski 262
5 Eva Kafková 242
6 Wes Zetaruk 186
7 Petr Havlik 150
Final
1 Serene Ford 100
2 John Lo 85
Logan Zetaruk 85
Eva Kafková 85
5 Michael Poplawski 70
Petr Havlik 70
7 Wes Zetaruk 20
Women’s Final
1 John Lo 100
Serene Ford 100
3 Logan Zetaruk 70
Michael Poplawski 70
Wes Zetaruk 70
Eva Kafková 70
7 Petr Havlik 0
Semifinals
1 Michael Poplawski 75
John Lo 75
3 Logan Zetaruk 67
4 Eva Kafková 35
5 Petr Havlik 32
6 Wes Zetaruk 28
7 Serene Ford 24
Quarterfinals
1 Logan Zetaruk 86
2 Wes Zetaruk 68
3 Eva Kafková 52
4 Petr Havlik 48
5 Michael Poplawski 47
6 Serene Ford 42
7 John Lo 38

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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Men’s Final Predictions

September 13, 2020

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Our Game

Dominic Thiem is our overwhelming favourite to capture his first Grand Slam title, with Wes being the only player choosing Alexander Zverev to likewise capture his first major tournament.

Match Picks Average # of Sets
🇩🇪 ZVE 1 🇦🇹 THI 6 4.00

For Download (PDF)

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2020 Men’s Final Predictions


Enjoy the tennis! Good luck, everyone!


Osaka Comes Back Against Azarenka to Win Second U.S. Open Title

September 12, 2020

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Naomi Osaka of Japan defeated Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the U.S. Open on Saturday to claim her 3rd Grand Slam title. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Matches completed Saturday

🇯🇵 OSA 2 🇧🇾 AZA 1
6 players had match winner correct
2 players (Serene, John) had match score correct


Our Game

John and Serene were the biggest movers this round as they both predicted the Women’s Final exactly correct. John moved up into second place overall behind Logan while Serene moves into fourth behind Michael. The Men’s Final is the last round of the four in our game.


For download (PDF) 

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2020 Women’s Final


Standings

Overall
1 Logan Zetaruk 223
2 John Lo 213
3 Michael Poplawski 192
4 Wes Zetaruk 166
Serene Ford 166
6 Eva Kafková 157
7 Petr Havlik 80
Women’s Final
1 John Lo 100
Serene Ford 100
3 Logan Zetaruk 70
Michael Poplawski 70
Wes Zetaruk 70
Eva Kafková 70
7 Petr Havlik 0
Semifinals
1 Michael Poplawski 75
John Lo 75
3 Logan Zetaruk 67
4 Eva Kafková 35
5 Petr Havlik 32
6 Wes Zetaruk 28
7 Serene Ford 24
Quarterfinals
1 Logan Zetaruk 86
2 Wes Zetaruk 68
3 Eva Kafková 52
4 Petr Havlik 48
5 Michael Poplawski 47
6 Serene Ford 42
7 John Lo 38

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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Women’s Final Predictions

September 12, 2020

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Our Game

Naomi Osaka is our overwhelming favourite to top Victoria Azarenka in Saturday evening’s final to win her second U.S. Open title in three years.

Match Picks Average # of Sets
🇯🇵 OSA 6 🇧🇾 AZA 1 2.43

For Download (PDF)

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2020 Women’s Final Predictions


Enjoy the tennis! Good luck, everyone!


Zverev Comes Back, Thiem Sweeps, to Meet Sunday

September 11, 2020

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Alexander Zverev of Germany celebrates during his U.S. Open men’s singles semifinal match against Pablo Carreno-Busta of Spain on Friday. (Al Bello/Getty Images)


Matches completed Friday

🇩🇪 ZVE 3 🇪🇸 CAB 2
4 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

🇦🇹 THI 3 🇷🇺 MED 0
3 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct


Our Game

Michael and John matched results for the round, each having all four match winners correct, and hold down the second and third places, respectively as half of our game is now complete. Logan continues to lead overall, thanks to being the only player to have two match scores exactly correct in the round.


For download (PDF) 

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2020 Semifinals


Standings

Overall
1 Logan Zetaruk 153
2 Michael Poplawski 122
3 John Lo 113
4 Wes Zetaruk 96
5 Eva Kafková 87
6 Petr Havlik 80
7 Serene Ford 66
Semifinals
Men Women
CAB 2-3 ZVE BRA 1-2 OSA
MED 0-3 THI WIL 1-2 AZA
1 Michael Poplawski 75
John Lo 75
3 Logan Zetaruk 67
4 Eva Kafková 35
5 Petr Havlik 32
6 Wes Zetaruk 28
7 Serene Ford 24
Quarterfinals
1 Logan Zetaruk 86
2 Wes Zetaruk 68
3 Eva Kafková 52
4 Petr Havlik 48
5 Michael Poplawski 47
6 Serene Ford 42
7 John Lo 38

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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Women’s, Mens’ Finals Prediction Forms Available

September 11, 2020

usopenPlease ensure your predictions are submitted by the deadlines.

Good luck!


Osaka, Azarenka Go the Distance, to Meet Saturday

September 10, 2020

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Serena Williams’ latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam singles title ended as Victoria Azarenka rolled back the years to reach the US Open final.


Matches completed Thursday

🇯🇵 OSA 2 🇺🇸 BRA 1
7 players had match winner correct
3 players (Logan, Michael, Serene) had match score correct

🇧🇾 AZA 2 🇺🇸 WIL 1
4 players had match winner correct
2 players (John, Logan) had match score correct


For download (PDF) 

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Standings

Overall
1 Logan Zetaruk 146
2 Michael Poplawski 91
3 Petr Havlik 86
4 Wes Zetaruk 82
John Lo 82
6 Eva Kafková 66
7 Serene Ford 62
Semifinals
Men Women
CAB – ZVE BRA 1-2 OSA
MED – THI WIL 1-2 AZA
1 Logan Zetaruk 60
2 Michael Poplawski 44
John Lo 44
4 Petr Havlik 38
5 Serene Ford 20
6 Wes Zetaruk 14
Eva Kafková 14

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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