I'm so confused with this RR. I'll just wait until later tomorrow when it will be official who the last semifinalist is.
Posted by sokol
11/13/2008 at 01:21 PM
it's a good thing that RR format is used only once a year
Posted by Pete
11/13/2008 at 02:31 PM
Thanks, crazyone, but I never discount TMF once he sets foot on a court, and while I might have to pick Murray if I were forced to make a choice, I took the Fed thing and ran with it for the purposes of the story and the overall themes etc., rather than in some attempt to make a prediction. I hate making predictions, while I enjoy indulging in "wouldn't it be just like so-so to go out and. . ." Another way to put this is that I'm more interested in informing and entertaining the reader than I am in showing my "expertise" (or lack thereof) in the analysis department - except when the analysis is post-facto, which I find enjoyable and challenging (as evidenced by the howls of outrage at my post following the US Open final). Besides, I have you and a stable of other astute KADs to handicap the matches, right? ;-)
Posted by Jenn
11/13/2008 at 03:01 PM
I will admit to suffering my own end of season burnout prior to this tourney, particularly after Rafa withdrew, but this unanticipated craziness and drama has really kept my interest.
This kind of reminds me of that old adage that 90% of life is showing up... not sure if I really buy into that, but it seems like the last-man-standing, survival of the fittest element is certainly magnified in these last few tourneys of the year.
Anyway, thanks for the explanation, Pete.
Posted by Andrew
11/13/2008 at 03:46 PM
Yes you do, Pete. For the first time, I'm handicapping against Federer for a HC match: I will be very pleasantly surprised if he wins. This is a very situational pick (based on fitness issues), but I have Murray at 65% for the match.