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    Top 8 competition 2018 - deadline Monday 15th Jan 00.01am GMT

    Year End Top 8 Predictions for 2018


    OK folks, time to put your thinking caps on!

    Can you predict the unpredictable??

    Will the "Big 4" all end 2018 back in the Top 8?
    What will happen to the NextGen stars?
    Where will Andy finish the year?

    All you have to do (ho! ho! ho!) is predict the Top 8 players in the order you think they will finish in the ATP rankings as published on the Monday after the World Finals and Davis Cup Final are over, i.e. the year-end rankings

    On top of this as a tie breaker you need to predict the ranking points of the world number 1, the world number 25 and our own Andy Murray. (NB If you have Andy as your number 1, you only have one guess at his points total, which will count twice). You don't have to predict who the number 25 is!

    The scoring is as follows:-
    1 point for each person you correctly guess who ends in the top 8
    A 2nd point for that player if you have them positioned 1 place away from where they end up (eg you predict Andy as number 2 and he ends up as either number 1 or number 3 then you score 2 points for Andy) - you will also still score 1 point if the player you predicted in 8th spot ended up 9th despite missing out on the 1 point for that player not being in the top 8
    You get the maximum 3 points for each player you predict in the right spot.
    The maximum points are 24 for getting all 8 in the top 8 and getting them all in the correct order. Simples ...

    If we end with a tie under this main scoring system then it will be the closest person to the correct total tie-break score. In the unlikely event that the tie-break is also tied then it will be the person predicting closest to Andy's ranking points, then the number 1's ranking points and if this has still not broken the tie break it will be a tied competition.

    As an example, the (unexpected!) perfect prediction for 2017 would have been:-

    1. Nadal (10645)
    2. Federer
    3. Dimitrov
    4. A Zverev
    5. Thiem
    6. Cilic
    7. Goffin
    8. Sock
    Andy: 2290
    25: 1695

    Go on, have a go!

    The deadline for entry is start of the first men's singles match of the Australian Open. Play begins on Monday 15th January in Melbourne so for clarity that's likely to be 00.01 in the UK. Edits are allowed up until the closing time. As an incentive for people to guess all three of the tie-break points, if you leave any out you will get the unlikely default values below:

    1. 20,000
    Andy 20,000
    25. 3,000

    Good Luck everyone with your predictions for 2018!!

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    Re: Top 8 competition 2018 - deadline Monday 15th Jan 00.01am GMT

    Just a quick reminder that this competition is still open - although your crystal ball will need to be well-polished this year if you're going to make an accurate prediction!!

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    Re: Top 8 competition 2018 - deadline Monday 15th Jan 00.01am GMT

    go one then I'll throw my hat in the ring

    Grigor Dimitrov 9,605
    Alexander Zverev
    David Goffin
    Dominic Thiem
    Roger Federer
    Nick Kyrgios
    Hyeon Chung
    Lucas Pouille

    Andy Murray 3200

    no:25 1745

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    Re: Top 8 competition 2018 - deadline Monday 15th Jan 00.01am GMT

    1. Thiem 10500
    2. Goffin
    3. Rafa
    4. A Zverev
    5. Kyrgios
    6. Dimitrov
    7. Federer
    8. Sock
    Andy 2600
    No.25 1700

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    Re: Top 8 competition 2018 - deadline Monday 15th Jan 00.01am GMT

    Nadal 9300
    Dimitrov
    Goffin
    A Zverev
    Federer
    Thiem
    Kyrgios
    Sock

    Andy 1800

    No 25 1600
    Last edited by cazza99; 14-01-2018 at 19:56. Reason: edited

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    Re: Top 8 competition 2018 - deadline Monday 15th Jan 00.01am GMT

    1. Nadal 10500
    2. Thiem
    3. Goffin
    4. Sock
    5. Federer
    6. A. Zverev
    7. Dimitrov
    8. Djokovic

    Andy 3500
    No.25 1800
    2011 Bubble Gap Champion

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    Re: Top 8 competition 2018 - deadline Monday 15th Jan 00.01am GMT

    1. Nadal 10600
    2. A Zverev
    3. Federer
    4. Sock
    5. Dimitrov
    6. Goffin
    7. Thiem
    8. Kygrios

    Andy 2800

    No.25 1755

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    Re: Top 8 competition 2018 - deadline Monday 15th Jan 00.01am GMT

    1. Nadal 9500
    2. A Zverev
    3. Dimitrov
    4. Federer
    5. Djokovic
    6. Thiem
    7. Goffin
    8. Nishikori

    Andy 2600

    25. 1700
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    Re: Top 8 competition 2018 - deadline Monday 15th Jan 00.01am GMT

    1. Novak Djokovic 8335
    2. Rafael Nadal
    3. Grigor Dimitrov
    4. Andy Murray
    5. David Goffin
    6. Alexander Zverev
    7. Nick Kyrgios
    8. Roger Federer


    Andy 5220

    No 25 1750
    Last edited by karanga; 14-01-2018 at 22:55.

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    Re: Top 8 competition 2018 - deadline Monday 15th Jan 00.01am GMT

    Nobody reckons Andy will get back into the top 8?

    1 Nadal 9500
    2 Thiem
    3 Goffin
    4 Dimitrov
    5 Andy 5000
    6 Djokovic
    7 A Zverev
    8 Wawrinka

    25 1650

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