Winner Named in 2009 Year-end ATP Top 10 Contest

by Staff | December 9th, 2009, 10:07 pm

The results are in for the Tennis-X Pick-the-Year-end-Top-10 Contest, and after an 11-way tie that burned out three calculators, an abacus and two Dell laptops and a blender, a winner has been crowned.

Twelve players — anthony, Daniel, funches, Janadev, markrules, Mike, MMT, Rick V, Sheryl, Tom, Sean Randall and Von — tied by correctly picking eight of the year-end ranked Top 10 according to the December 7 ATP Rankings. So then a tiebreaker came into play.

One contestant clearly stood out from the pack — “anthony” — who picked four correct positions, ahead of markrules, Sheryl, Rick V and MMT who each had two positions nailed.

The four anthony had were Roger Federer at #1, Novak Djokovic at #3, Nikolay Davydenko at #6 and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at #10.

Props also to Mike and Janadev who, managing to guess eight of the final 10, had none of them in their proper positions, no small feat. High five each other.

So anthony your quest is to e-mail the website honcho Luke Johnson (ljohnson AT tennis-x DOT com), who will compare your IP address, email, carbon footprint or some other magic like that for confirmation. And then give us your address so you can be mailed your magical prize pack filled with various tennis gifts and treats.

Thanks everyone for participating in the 2009 contest, look for the 2010 version in the weeks to come. Boo-ya!

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15 Comments for Winner Named in 2009 Year-end ATP Top 10 Contest

Janadev Says:

WOW!! I almost forgotten about this..good to see my name in winners list :-).. Congrats Anthony and all other winnerrs…

I would like to see more participation in 2010 contest…

huh Says:

Wel done people and VERY WELL DONE ANTHONY!

JoshDragon Says:

Congrats to anyone who picked Robin Soderling, to finish in the top 10. That was the one that surprised me the most. Back in January, I never would have expected him to qualify for the World Tour Finals.

jane Says:

True JoshDragon – congrats to all the winners!! Anthony – you’re very prescient; can you tell me how many slams Murray and Djoko will win please? : )

tenisbebe Says:

I remember this contest – what a crazy year! at the beginning of the year, who would have thought that Rafa would win the AO, Fed the FO & Delpo the USO? Kudos to the top 12.

Long Live the King Says:

congrats to all the winners!!

Von – spcl wishes xoxo

funches – been a fan of urs since u started posting in the x-forum :) ur posts r very witty.

MMT – Very informative posts. i culd predict u wuld be in the circle, like last yr :)

Fot Says:

Going back and reading some of these predictions are – well – funny! Some folks said Roger would finish the year at #5; Some said Nadal would win (again) French and Wimbledon; etc. Just goes to show anything can happen in any year. Will be interesting to see the predictions for 2010.

leo Says:

what about props for this guy who also got 4 ranking spots right – Fed, JMDP, Davy and Roddick.


peter Says:

1. Roger Federer. He’s not done yet will win french
2. Andy Murray. Really fit, could challenge Fed
3. Rafael Nadal. His body will cost him
4. Novak Djokovic. Big 3 too tough for Novak
5. Juan Martin Del Potro. He will be a star
6. Nickolay davydenko. can’t win majors
7. Andy Roddick. His big serve will keep him in the top 10.
8. James Blake. could go ahead of Roddick
9. David ferrer. can’t win on grass or hard.
10. gilles simon. he’s no fluke.

Posted January 13th, 2009 at 8:09 am

Mike Says:

Wait, there’s another “Mike”. Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle. And I always thought my name was so unique!

(For the record, had I played this game, I’d surely have gotten 9 out of the 10. A pick for Volkov to come out of retirement and finish the year #3 would’ve cost me a shot at perfection, though.)

andrea Says:

cool. congratulations everyone. and happy holidays whatever your inclination is…..see ya’ll in January back in full force,

sar Says:

The International Olympic Committee has added mixed doubles to the Olympics in 2012.

Nole and JJ?

Cindy_Brady Says:

Happy holidays to all the bloggers.

I’m excited about 2010.

Should be a smashing good year!

funches Says:

Congrats to the anthony, a deserving winner.

But I had three in their correct positions – Federer, Djokovic and del Potro – and got no credit for it at the top.

This reminds me of most of the early X-board contests, when I was overwhelmingly in first before losing repeatedly at the last minute. If Davydenko had not reached the final, I would have pegged him and Roddick and had five exactly right. If Djokovic had won the tournament instead of Davydenko (they both went 2-1 in their group and the Djoker beat Davydenko), I would have gotten the top seven exactly right.

Sucks for me.

funches Says:

It also sucks that you can’t edit posts on the outer board.

The Anthony? I meant Anthony.

Long Live the King Says:

sorry funches! but FWIW….. i think you are quite awesome with tennis predictions :) keep up the good work….

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