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somebody else must be doing my picking - I'm used to being second to bottom not second to top!! It's dizzying heights!
Nancy Jenkins 21 Jan
Dare to dream Nancy Jenkins. You're in uncharted territory in 2nd place ;)
The Ump 21 Jan
Neck and Neck lLefty 1 am on your tail, watch the Fed
stevo 20 Jan
Oh no I'll have to up my game Stevo!
Lefty1 21 Jan
Eugenie! I thought you had the measure of Coco. So close (to my points) and yet so far.
virgcat 20 Jan
BeezKneez and Kiwitennis lead after round 2 with 30 out of a possible 32 points. And no one still on zero - well Novak prob feels like a zero. Get your picks in for round 3 by 1pm.
The Ump 20 Jan
DJOKOVIC GONE!!!
The Ump 19 Jan
Damn it ... I've not entered how many Sets FFS!!!
AliJax 19 Jan
Well, at least I have a Point.
AliJax 18 Jan
Great start by the 8 tied on 15 points after round 1. But a long way to go and the 12 still on ZERO could still become heroes.
The Ump 18 Jan
What a bunch of bogans watching the Thompson v Sousa match. A disgrace how they were allowed to carry on like that, if you ask me. No wonder Sousa lost focus!
virgcat 17 Jan
Oh Lauren! - Better luck next year. Was a different Serena today eh?!....
Lightfiresboy81 17 Jan
I can't believe I'm coming fourth!! Going to retire unbeaten!!!
Nancy Jenkins 17 Jan
Goodonya Nance. Those are heady heights - better sit down for a bit as dizziness could affect your picking ;-)
The Ump 17 Jan
ASB Classic winner Lauren Davis gives 59 people a bad start to the game! Must have got injured! :-(
Goneburger 17 Jan
Can't understand why Eugenie Bouchard looked so hot on court last night,...it was only 22 degrees.
Duh (*!*) 17 Jan
1st time playing - Madison ! Nooooo ! #TheUmp
AliJax 16 Jan
I would like to reveal that sweet Caroline is 17.
strungwilled 16 Jan
And that Garbine is seven. Could there be inappropriate bonuses ahead ump?
strungwilled 20 Jan
1st round losers at Melbourne get $A50,000 and go home. 1st round losers in the Legend of OZ might score a nailbiter point but get to keep playing. Good luck everyone.
The Ump 16 Jan
Deadline extended to 1pm for registration and picking. Thinking of changing a pick? Yeah! Nah! Ump's advice - pick and forget.
The Ump 16 Jan
Hope it's not too windy for Serena (Miss Precious) !!
Shot 16 Jan
Can't wait till tomorrow, The Aussie Open is the best Grand Slam in my opinion. Good luck everyone... I'm hoping not to snooker myself late in the piece as I usually do!
Tommo 15 Jan
Draws are up. Time to avago at the Legend of OZ. Good picking.
The Ump 14 Jan
Hang tight Pickers. Final round of qualifying is underway in Melbourne so the draws should be loaded later today.
The Ump 14 Jan
Umpire, I don't anything for group prizes 😇
The Windmill 11 Jan
I don't see anything for group winners?
The Windmill 12 Jan
Fair suck of the sav Windmill! Groups are all about gaining bragging rights over yer mates ;)
The Ump 12 Jan
But there is a box of balls for the top club Group overall. Mission Bay Tennis Nutters have won it twice in a row. Can they make it 3 in a row? Unlikely says the Ump as the rules have been tweaked!!
The Ump 12 Jan
Hope these precious players who pull out of ASB step up ready in Melbourne 😜😳
Fair dinkum 11 Jan
Bring it Mate!
The Fanatics 11 Jan
So pumped to play! Finally an aussie open version!
Grassroots 11 Jan
So exciting to be playing the game again - thanks Ump!
Lefty1 11 Jan
Whats the score mate
C'mon mate 10 Jan
Inspiring stuff from the Kiwi lads yesterday. Almost legendary and just what Ump needed to get A into G and launch the Aussie Open picking game. Welcome to the Legend of OZ.
The Ump 9 Jan
Bouchard got Coco'd and so did 26
pickers in round 3


Novak pinches away the tears but
it was a legendary match


Tactics or gossip! Any suggestions?


Oops Missed! Or just calming the crowd


Lauren Davis won a 1st title in Auckland
but is a 1st round casualty in Melbourne


The Jack Sock celebration in Auckland
Will the dream continue in Melbourne


Aussie legend Rod Laver immortalised
in bronze at Melbourne Park


Register now and challenge yer mates



The Nitty Gritty.
You get 5 points for each correct pick, plus you can earn bonus points.
  +1 point for picking a winning unseeded player
  +1 point if an unseeded player beats a seeded player, or a seeded player beats a better seed.
  +1 point for guessing a winner and the correct number of sets. No sets bonus for walkovers, or retirements unless more than 1 set played for women and 2 sets for men.
A losing pick earns 1 consolation point if the match is a nail biter (i.e. 5 sets for men, 3 sets for women).
Double points will be awarded in the Finals.

If you forget to make a pick, you will be randomly assigned a Lucky Dip selected from all remaining players. Lucky Dip picks do not qualify for bonus points!!!



The Winner is the punter who scores the most points overall and will receive a genuine Aussie Open Players Towel and be crowned the Legend of OZ.

The top points scorer in each of the men's and women's draws will also win Aussie Open gear. A lucky draw prize will go to a random punter who has made a pick in all rounds. Limit one prize per punter.