You whine loud enough on the message boards, you get your wish! The editors got off their fat asses and crunched the numbers, soooo…announcing the winner of the 2010 Tennis-X Year-end Top 10 Contest!
Juan Martin Del Potro’s season-ending injury put a hurting on all entrants. Marin Cilic’s flop after a quick start hurt many. Few saw Tomas Berdych making a Top 10 charge this year. Fewer still (one?) picked Mikhail Youzhny in the Top 10. Nice one.
Thirteen (13) entrants tied with correct picks of seven of the Top 10 for this year. In 2009, 12 entrants tied with eight correct. If you didn’t follow directions and a) make your picks before the first ball of the season was hit, or b) you used crazy names we couldn’t figure out (The Elf?) instead of the player’s name, your entry ended up in the circular file.
Winning the 13-entrant tiebreaker was FRANCISCO, who not only had 7 of the Top 10 but correctly picked the Top 3 — Nadal, Federer, Djokovic — in order.
Tied for second were JUSTIN, MOI and PIGIRL1, who all picked 7 of the Top 10, but also had two players of the 10 picked in the exact order they finished. Honorable mention goes to the nine entrants who picked 7 of the Top 10, and had at least one player picked in their correct finishing position: TRIP, SHRADDHA, DENISE, ROBIN, GIMME, NOEEEEEEE, MARY, VINROD, and SAM.
Congrats FRANCISCO, please e-mail the webmaster with your contact info and we will mail you your fabulous prize package.
Thanks to everyone who entered, and after Christmas look for the announcement for the 2011 Top 10 Contest.
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