Blame Stan Wawrinka.
Or blame the entrants that couldn’t number 1-10 without blowing it, or the entrants that listed players twice in their Top 10. Too much eggnog?
Regardless, this year was a bit off.
Last year two entrants in the Tennis-X Top 10 Year-end Rankings Contest picked the entire — the ENTIRE — year-end Top 10 correctly (not in perfect order, but 10 of 10).
This year NO ONE had the entire Top 10, because NOT ONE ENTRANT has Stan Wawrinka in their year-end Top 10. Stan the forgotten man, who put egg on everyone’s face with his stellar 2013 season.
Stan threw a wrench in things, but three 2013 entrants tied with nine correct of the Top 10, forcing a tiebreaker.
Alison, Mat4 and Scineram all picked nine of the Top 10, and all three had only two of the Top 10 in their proper spots, forcing a super-tiebreak.
Alison looked into the future and opined, “a feeling Tipsaravic will drop out of the top 10 for some reason.”
The DA had an understatement with, “Seeing as Nadal won’t start playing now until Acapulco, No. 4 might be ambitious but then again, he has virtually no points to defend after the FO.”
The super-tiebreak was the entry having the HIGHEST CORRECT PLAYER in their proper spot, being Andy Murray in the No. 4 spot, being…
MAT4 IS THE 2013 WINNER OF THE TENNIS-X YEAR-END RANKING CONTEST.
Tied for second = alison and scineram.
Tied for 4th = funches, rsp and sienna.
Finishing in 7th = roy.
Those were the entrants with nine correct.
Not bad considering in 2011 only three picked a maximum seven out of the Top 10 correct!
With eight correct this year, tied for eighth were patzin, brando, kimberly, madmax, giles, patrice, dari, vasco_ha, lesre, xmike, j293, colin07, tennis coach, daniel, glove, thomas, samiran, the da, jamie, zlogan, armelwani, bt, armend_kosova, emm-jee, margot, cougar, van orten, chrisj, aditya, boss, andrea, leo, chico, jane, and santiago.
Mat 4, contact the webmaster with your mailing address for your fabulous prize package, and see everyone soon for the 2014 contest (look for it).
Happy holidays — Tennis-X staff
Bonus: here was Mat4’s winning entry (9 of 10 correct with highest player correct tiebreak):
6. Del Potro
10. Almagro X
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