It was the second straight year that no one could pick all of the year-end Top 10 finishers in the 2014 Tennis-X Top 10 Year-end Rankings Contest due to the Argentine and Croat factors.
About 99% of entrants had Juan Martin del Potro in their Top 10, but the Argentine succumbed to injury in 2014, blowing everyone’s picks. On the other end of the spectrum you have to hand it to pigoonse and Armend_Kosova, the only two entrants to have US Open winner Marin Cilic in their respective Top 10s.
In the you’re-the-ones-who-threw-it-out-there dept., here’s our Crystal Ball Awards from those that offered commentary with their picks:
Best Crystal Ball Pick: Hippy Chic
“Talented as he is i think Gasquet will fall out of the top 10 next year and be replaced i believe by Nishikori.”
Worst Crystal Ball Pick: holdserve
“I do believe predicting Novak as year end no. 1 is based more on wishful thinking than on objective analysis. Djokovic himself has had his confidence shaken otherwise he wouldn’t be hiring Becker.”
Now to the top finishers:
Twenty entrants tied with 8 out of 10 picked, but since we don’t have 20 Super Prize Packs, the tiebreakers start. We go with who picked how many of their Top 10 correct in the proper order.
Tied for 4th place with eight of the Top 10 picked correctly, but none picked in correct order, were: Armend_Kosova, Giles, Montecarlo, Tennis Picks, and Thitikorn.
Tied for 3rd place with eight of the Top 10 picked correctly, and one picked in correct order, were: Emm-jee, Okiegal, Hippy Chic, SV4, Wilfried, Armelwani, RZ, Sivasi, and RSP.
Tied for 2nd place, with eight of the Top 10 picked correctly, and two picked in correct order, were: Rodja, Nikosmp, Vinod, CRJ, and Perfect Fan (who maybe now needs to change their name).
And winning the 1st place prize, with eight of the Top 10 picked correctly and three picked in the proper order (No. 1 Djokovic, No. 3 Nadal, No. 7 Berdych) was PATSON.
Patson, contact the webmaster with your mailing address for your fabulous prize package, and see everyone soon for the 2015 contest (look for it).
Happy holidays — Tennis-X staff
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