Zverev to Meet Carreno Busta, Osaka to Meet Brady

September 8, 2020
Jennifer Brady, right, taps rackets with Yulia Putintseva after winning their quarter-final on Tuesday. (Getty Images)

Match completed Tuesday:

🇪🇸 CAB 3 🇨🇦 SHA 2
2 players (Logan, Petr) had match winner correct
2 players (Logan, Petr) had match score correct

🇩🇪 ZVE 3 🇭🇷 COR 1
5 players had match winner correct
4 players had match score correct

🇺🇸 BRA 2 🇰🇿 PUT 0
5 players had match winner correct
3 players had match score correct

🇯🇵 OSA 2 🇺🇸 ROG 0
7 players had match winner correct
4 players had match score correct

For download (PDF): 

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2020 Quarterfinals 9-8

Quarterfinals
  
1 Logan Zetaruk 60
2 Eva Kafková 30
  Wes Zetaruk 30
4 Petr Havlik 22
5 Serene Ford 20
6 Michael Poplawski 17
7 John Lo 10

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Quarterfinals Predictions

September 8, 2020

usopenWelcome to the game!

We have seven players taking part in our Prediction Challenge, and we welcome Logan to his first U.S. Open game!

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! 2020 Quarterfinals Predictions

There are only two unanimous picks: top remaining seeds Dominic Thiem and Naomi Osaka.

Enjoy the tennis! Good luck, everyone!

Match Picks Average # of Sets
🇪🇸 CAB 2 🇨🇦 SHA 5 4.43
🇭🇷 COR 2 🇩🇪 ZVE 5 4.00
🇷🇺 RUB 1 🇷🇺 MED 6 4.14
🇦🇺 DEM 0 🇦🇹 THI 7 4.00
🇺🇸 BRA 5 🇰🇿 PUT 2 2.43
🇯🇵 OSA 7 🇺🇸 ROG 0 2.43
🇧🇬 PIR 1 🇺🇸 WIL 6 2.43
🇧🇾 AZA 5 🇧🇪 MER 2 2.71

US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

September 6, 2020

usopenHello, tennis fans and Prediction Challenges players!

The US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge is back for its fifth 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!


Rafael Nadal Outlasts a Stubborn Daniil Medvedev to Capture 19th Grand Slam Title

September 9, 2019

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russia 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win the U.S. Open on Sunday. Nadal now has 19 Grand Slam titles, putting him just one behind Roger Federer’s 20 and three ahead of Novak Djokovic’s 16. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Match completed Sunday:

🇪🇸 NAD 3 🇷🇺 MED 2
5 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

Congratulations to John upon winning his second straight tennis Prediction Challenge and his sixth Prediction Challenge game overall. John’s successful predictions of both the Women’s and Men’s finals led him to victory over our early leader, Wes. Eva won her first prize since the 2018 French Open game.

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! 2019

Overall
🥇 John Lo 245
🥈 Wes Zetaruk 242
🥉 Eva Kafková 199
4 Michael Poplawski 189
5 Ed Ho 163
6 Petr Havlik 102
Final
1 Wes Zetaruk 85
Eva Kafková 85
Michael Poplawski 85
John Lo 85
Ed Ho 85
6 Petr Havlik 5
Semifinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 91
2 Eva Kafková 64
3 Michael Poplawski 51
4 John Lo 48
5 Petr Havlik 31
Ed Ho 31
Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 66
Petr Havlik 66
3 Michael Poplawski 53
4 Eva Kafková 50
5 Ed Ho 47
6 John Lo 42

Prizes
🥇 $30.00 🥈 $21.00 🥉 $9.00

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Men’s Final Predictions

September 8, 2019

usopenRafael Nadal is our favourite to win todays Men’s Final. All players predicting Nadal to win chose the same set score, meaning that the only player who can move in our game is Petr, who has predicted a 3-1 win for Daniil Medvedev.

Enjoy the tennis! Good luck, everyone!

For download: US Open Prediction Challenge! 2019 Men’s Final Predictions

Match Picks Average # of Sets
🇷🇺 MED 1 🇪🇸 NAD 5 4.00

 

 

 


Bianca Andreescu Becomes First Canadian to Claim a Grand Slam Title

September 7, 2019

 

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Canada’s Bianca Andreescu celebrates with the championship trophy after winning the U.S. Open women’s singles final against against Serena Williams on Saturday in New York City. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Match completed Saturday:

🇨🇦 AND 2 🇺🇸 WIL 0
1 player (John) had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

John is our new leader as sole correct predictor of the Women’s Final winner.  Wes and Eva move down a rung on the prize ladder with one more round of our game to play

For download (PDF): US Open Prediction Challenge! 2019 Women’s Final

Overall
1 John Lo 160
2 Wes Zetaruk 157
3 Eva Kafková 114
4 Michael Poplawski 104
5 Petr Havlik 97
6 Ed Ho 78
Women’s Final
1 John Lo 70
2 Wes Zetaruk 0
Eva Kafková 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Petr Havlik 0
Ed Ho 0
Semifinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 91
2 Eva Kafková 64
3 Michael Poplawski 51
4 John Lo 48
5 Petr Havlik 31
Ed Ho 31
Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 66
Petr Havlik 66
3 Michael Poplawski 53
4 Eva Kafková 50
5 Ed Ho 47
6 John Lo 42

Prizes
🥇 $30.00 🥈 $21.00 🥉 $9.00

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Women’s Final Predictions

September 7, 2019

usopenSerena Williams is our favourite to win todays Women’s Final.

Enjoy the tennis! Good luck, everyone!

For download: US Open Prediction Challenge! 2019 Women’s Final Predictions

Match Picks Average # of Sets
🇨🇦 AND 1 🇺🇸 WIL 5 2.67

 

 


Women’s, Mens’ Finals Prediction Forms Available

September 6, 2019

usopenPlease ensure your predictions are submitted by the deadlines.

Good luck!


Medvedev, Nadal Match Straight Sets Victories, to Meet Sunday

September 6, 2019

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Daniil Medvedev celebrates after defeating Grigor Dimitrov in the first of Friday’s men’s semifinals at the U.S. Open. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Matches completed Friday:

🇷🇺 MED 3 🇧🇬 DIM 0
3 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

🇪🇸 NAD 3 🇮🇹 BER 0
6 players had match winner correct
2 players (Eva, Wes) had match score correct

Wes backed up his Quarterfinals round with a sweep of the Semifinals, having all four match winners correct and sharing the scores bonus with Eva. Michael holds on to the final prize spot as we reach the halfway point in our game.

For download (PDF): US Open Prediction Challenge! 2019 Semifinals

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 157
2 Eva Kafková 114
3 Michael Poplawski 104
4 Petr Havlik 97
5 John Lo 90
6 Ed Ho 78
Semifinals
Men Women
MED 3-0 DIM BEN 0-2 AND
BER 0-3 NAD SVI 0-2 WIL
1 Wes Zetaruk 91
2 Eva Kafková 64
3 Michael Poplawski 51
4 John Lo 48
5 Petr Havlik 31
Ed Ho 31
Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 66
Petr Havlik 66
3 Michael Poplawski 53
4 Eva Kafková 50
5 Ed Ho 47
6 John Lo 42

 

Prizes
🥇 $30.00 🥈 $21.00 🥉 $9.00

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Williams, Andreescu Win in Straight Sets, to Meet in Final

September 5, 2019

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If she can beat No. 15 Bianca Andreescu in Saturday’s final, Serena Williams will equal Margaret Court with 24 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in tennis history. John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Matches completed Thursday:

🇺🇸 WIL 2 🇺🇦 SVI 0
4 players had match winner correct
3 players had match score correct

🇨🇦 AND 2 🇨🇭 BEN 0
4 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

For download (PDF): US Open Prediction Challenge! 2019 Women’s Semifinals

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 120
2 Michael Poplawski 107
3 Petr Havlik 80
Eva Kafková 80
5 Ed Ho 61
6 John Lo 56
Semifinals
Men Women
MED – DIM BEN 0-2 AND
BER – NAD SVI 0-2 WIL
1 Wes Zetaruk 54
Michael Poplawski 54
3 Eva Kafková 30
4 Petr Havlik 14
Ed Ho 14
John Lo 14

Prizes
🥇 $30.00 🥈 $21.00 🥉 $9.00

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