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#959236 - Fri Jan 04 2013 10:33 AM Results & Standings .. Australian Open
LeoDaVinci Offline
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It is hard to believe that it has been three years since I was actually walking along the banks of the Yarra river admiring the facilities for the Australian Open. Now, in the snowy Canadian winter, I will have to resort to cable to bring me the views of the first major tennis event of the year.

For the players, we had Novak Djokovic beat out Rafa Nadal in a very epic final that had momentum swinging in both players' directions. We had Victoria Azarenka beat Maria Sharapova completely and utterly on the plexicushion surface. This year, Roger Federer comes in at #2 and Andy Murray at #3 ahead of Nadal, while Djokovic is still at #1. On the women's side of things, the two finalists from last year are 1-2, while Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska round out the top four.

For all of us, this will be the second competition of the 2013 tipping season, having just had the Super Bowl usurp that title from the hands of this competition (it starts tomorrow, get your tips in now!). Last year had paper_aero and illiniman14 win, but with the unpredictable nature of the tennis world, they may not be able to defend their titles. That is, if you tip against them...

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Edited by LeoDaVinci (Mon Jan 21 2013 03:47 PM)
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#959237 - Fri Jan 04 2013 10:34 AM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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A link to the tipping threads:
Men's Draw
Women's Draw


Edited by LeoDaVinci (Sat Jan 12 2013 09:22 AM)
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#959242 - Fri Jan 04 2013 11:17 AM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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I'm in, no pressure

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#959243 - Fri Jan 04 2013 12:01 PM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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I'm in

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#959313 - Fri Jan 04 2013 07:41 PM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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I'm also in
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#959324 - Fri Jan 04 2013 09:28 PM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Might as well try to repeat

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#959403 - Sat Jan 05 2013 11:42 AM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Yup smile
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#959808 - Tue Jan 08 2013 01:10 AM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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I walked past the Tennis Centre a couple of days ago! A tip- look for players that can handle hot weather. The warm-up tourney in Sydney is on at the moment, and the players are on court in temperatures of 41C (106F), and that is just the air temperature! Forecast is for hot weather for quite a time to come, and over most of Australia.

Oh, count me in, please. smile
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#960007 - Wed Jan 09 2013 07:10 AM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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I'll give it a go

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#960328 - Thu Jan 10 2013 02:35 PM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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On Friday the brackets will be announced.
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#960372 - Thu Jan 10 2013 04:35 PM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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And this one 2
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#960417 - Thu Jan 10 2013 06:28 PM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: paper_aero]
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For a tennis tipping noob, how does it work?

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#960422 - Thu Jan 10 2013 06:51 PM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Chogobad,

You have to pick the 8 semi-finalists, 4 quarter-finalists, 2 semi-finalists, and the final. Points are awarded relative to the player's seeding. It will become a lot clearer when LDV posts the tipping thread.

There are two comps, women's and men's, and they run independently of each other.
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#960428 - Thu Jan 10 2013 07:07 PM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: ozzz2002]
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all before the start of the event I assume.

Sounds fun, count me in.


Edited by chogobad (Thu Jan 10 2013 07:42 PM)

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#960433 - Thu Jan 10 2013 07:28 PM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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All before the start of the second round, actually, which gives you nearly a week to get your tips in.
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#960626 - Sat Jan 12 2013 05:04 AM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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add one more to the list

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#960651 - Sat Jan 12 2013 09:22 AM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Tipping threads are open, up at the first post here and in the forum.
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#961994 - Sun Jan 20 2013 12:00 PM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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I do believe the run is now mathematically over.

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#964844 - Fri Feb 01 2013 06:55 AM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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bump

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#965587 - Tue Feb 05 2013 06:45 AM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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What happened to the results for this?

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#965603 - Tue Feb 05 2013 10:49 AM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Leo's been busy, I presume.
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#965609 - Tue Feb 05 2013 11:36 AM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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In mourning, you mean... smile
It will be done this weekend. Things have been busy!
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#965611 - Tue Feb 05 2013 11:51 AM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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If it is regarding the 49ers loss, it happens. If it was a family member, sorry for that loss.
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#965617 - Tue Feb 05 2013 01:31 PM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Five yards away from victory. Three chances... I'd fire that offensive coordinator as soon as possible.


Edited by LeoDaVinci (Tue Feb 05 2013 01:31 PM)
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#965673 - Tue Feb 05 2013 05:21 PM Re: Australian Open 2013 - sign up [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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OC can't teach tough and if he can, sign me up for a refresher course.

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