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#1029686 - Mon Jan 13 2014 08:54 AM Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
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Team Tennis (Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014)

Planning to organize a brand new tipping competition in team tennis. The comp will involve tipping countries as they battle for the Davis Cup (men) and Fed Cup (women).

We will only tip the countries we think will win each tie from the list I will provide before each round. Only issue is: The comp will only have 7 rounds, but will run almost the entire year!

The tentative schedule of the rounds would be:

1. Davis Cup First round: 31 Jan - 2 Feb 2014
2. Fed Cup First round : 8-9 February 2014
3. Davis Cup WG quarterfinals, Group 1 2nd round: 4 April - 6 April
4. Fed Cup semis, Group 1 and 2 playoffs: 19-20 April
5. Davis Cup semifinals, world Groups and other playoffs: 12 Sept - 14 Sept
6. Fed Cup final: 1-2 Nov
7. Davis Cup finals: 21 Nov-23 Nov 2014

We shall have the competition only if there are a minimum of 10 people ready to play (and last) it smile

Please let me know your interest by signing up here. Also any suggestions/ideas you may have in what we can do. The first 2 threads will go up once I know we have a comp!


Edited by gtho4 (Mon Nov 10 2014 01:27 AM)

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#1029696 - Mon Jan 13 2014 11:24 AM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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I'll give it a try.

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#1029704 - Mon Jan 13 2014 12:34 PM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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I'm in

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#1029778 - Mon Jan 13 2014 09:53 PM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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Make it 3

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#1029779 - Mon Jan 13 2014 10:08 PM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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Will give it a go

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#1029869 - Tue Jan 14 2014 12:05 PM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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Yes include me
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#1030029 - Wed Jan 15 2014 04:05 AM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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Thanks..that's half my expected field at least smile With the "usual suspects" (gtho4, ozzz, Sypher, Howie and me) lurking around as well, we can have a comp then!

Hoping to have lottssss more people since this is not a "specialized" comp like cricket.
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#1030183 - Wed Jan 15 2014 08:19 PM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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Sure, I'll give it a go
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#1031009 - Tue Jan 21 2014 05:16 PM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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Another 'usual suspect' reporting for duty, sah!
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#1031037 - Tue Jan 21 2014 09:33 PM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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I must protest, I am more of an unusual suspect smile

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#1031063 - Wed Jan 22 2014 03:25 AM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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Just suspect !!
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#1031064 - Wed Jan 22 2014 04:42 AM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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"Unusual" or "just", one can be sure you guys will be there, so you better be there smile
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#1031065 - Wed Jan 22 2014 05:02 AM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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I think he is talking to you Howie !! smile
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#1031217 - Wed Jan 22 2014 11:04 PM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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May be a bit too far for me to travel to each one....hmmmmm smile

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#1031825 - Sun Jan 26 2014 05:27 PM Re: Davis Cup/Fed Cup 2014...Any takers? [Re: srini701]
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add one more to the list

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#1032743 - Mon Feb 03 2014 12:41 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis [Re: srini701]
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Round 1 (Davis Cup)
Team Tennis - 2014
31 Jan - 2 Feb


13 players lodged tips:

3-2
4-1
4-1
5-0
1-3
1-3
3-2
3-2
3-2
4-0
5-0
3-2
3-2
3-1
5-0
.13
3
2
10
2
3
6
7
10
5
11
5
7
7
12
.Czech Rep. vs Netherlands
Japan vs Canada
Germany vs Spain
France vs Australia
USA vs Great Britain
Argentina vs Italy
Kazakhstan vs Belgium
Serbia vs Switzerland
Ecuador vs Venezuela
Dominican Rep. vs Uruguay
India vs Chinese Taipei
Russia vs Poland
Slovenia vs Portugal
Ukraine vs Romania
Slovak Republic vs Latvia
.ALL!
ozzz, Dizart, srini
N-Bomb, George95 smilee
ozzz, Leo, gtho4
Dizart, Sypher smilee
BxB, illini, George95


BxB, illini, George95

paper, George95



Leo `
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Tipping Comp Standings



position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP


1 -- 1-1 N-Bomb s -- 11 12 1 1
2 -- 2-2 Howie72 -- 11 11 1
3 -- 3-3 Dizart s -- 9 10 1
3 -- 3-3 Sypher s -- 9 10 1
5 -- 5-5 srini701 -- 9 9
5 -- 5-5 George95 s -- 8 9 1
7 -- 7-7 BxBarracuda -- 8 8
7 -- 7-7 illiniman14 -- 8 8
9 -- 9-9 paper_aero -- 7 7
9 -- 9-9 ozzz2002 -- 7 7
11 -- 11-11 gtho4 -- 6 6
11 -- 11-11 wwe84 -- 6 6
13 -- 13-13 LeoDaVinci -- 4 4 1

late starters ---4---

default = wooden spoon
s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
b = Perfect Pick Bonus (13/15,14/15, 15/15)

Weekly Leader


1. +1 N-Bomb
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.



  • A hearty Welcome to 13 of us to the latest tipping competition on the FunTrivia Forums. For lack of a better name, we are calling it "Team Tennis". The competition will cover both the Davis Cup (Men) and Fed Cup (Women) and will span the entire year for just 7 rounds. I will try and make an even spread of points for all the rounds (16 for for first 5 rounds and 8 each for last 2 rounds).

  • The Davis Cup is a great leveller! Rankings and seedings often do not matter, and the home crowds often make it very hostile for the visiting players. But despite that, some players play above themselves and pull off great wins and this year's first round was no exception! James Ward pulled off a stunner to beat a much higher ranked Sam Querrey as Great Britain beat the USA for the first time since 1935(!) to progress to its first World Group quarterfinal in 28 years!

  • Fabio Fognini of Italy put the crowd noise behind him as he won all 3 of his rubbers to hand Argentina it's first home defeat in a first round tie in 13 years! This is just Italy's second quarterfinal since 1998!

  • Japan won its first ever World Group tie, while defending champions Czech Republic won their 10th consecutive Davis Cup tie, to set up a quarterfinal meeting. France blanked out Australia, while Germany overcame a more fancied Spain to set up another quarterfinal meeting. Kazakshtan reached it's second successive quarterfinal where it will meet Switzerland which beat a Djokovic-less Serbia.

  • Only 4 road teams won over the opening weekend and 3 of them were in the World Group! Some points for us to ponder over for the next rounds smile

  • N-Bomb and Howie72 are off to a flying start in our comp, picking 11 of the 15 matches (China-New Zealand match was moved ahead, so it has been cancelled in our round). 4 sole pick bonus points were awarded this round and Dizart and Sypher get 2 of them for backing their country to upset the USA smile

  • LeoDaVinci takes home the first spoon in the new comp with 4/15 picks, but he will get plenty of chances to redeem himself over the year...after all, the Fed Cup is another ball game altogether and that is our next round smile

    The Fed Cup action is over the coming weekend (8-9 Feb), so make sure you get your tips in before the matches start!



  • Edited by srini701 (Mon Feb 03 2014 12:46 AM)
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    #1033899 - Tue Feb 11 2014 04:08 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis [Re: srini701]
    srini701 Offline
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    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 6396
    Loc: Hyderabad India†††††††††††

    Round 2 (Fed Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2014
    8 Feb - 10 Feb


    12 of 13 players lodged tips:

    1-3
    2-3
    1-3
    4-0
    3-1
    2-3
    3-2
    3-1
    .1
    10
    6
    10
    5
    8
    11
    6
    .USA vs Italy
    Spain vs Czech Rep
    Slovak Rep. vs Germany
    Australia vs Russia
    Canada vs Serbia
    Sweden vs Poland
    France vs Switzerland
    Argentina vs Japan
    .Dizart smilee
    ozzz, wwe84

    wwe84, Dizart


    Sypher
    `
    `.
    57


    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP


    1 1 1-1 N-Bomb b 12 14 27 2 2
    2 3 2-3 Dizart s 10 8 21 2
    2 2 2-2 Howie72 11 10 21 1
    2 5 2-5 srini701 9 12 21
    5 7 5-7 BxBarracuda 8 12 20
    6 5 5-6 George95 9 10 19 1
    7 7 7-7 illiniman14 8 10 18
    7 11 7-11 gtho4 6 12 18
    9 3 3-9 Sypher 10 6 16 1 1
    10 9 9-10 paper_aero 7 8 15
    11 9 9-11 ozzz2002 7 6 13 1
    12 11 11-12 wwe84 6 6 12 1
    13 13 13-13 LeoDaVinci 4 d 10 1

    late starters ---10---

    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (14/16, 16/16)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 N-Bomb
    2. +6 N-Bomb
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • The second round of action in our Team Tennis comp featured the Fed Cup World Group and World Group 1 matches (8 matches for 16 points). Unlike Davis Cup, home advantage was not too visible in the Fed Cup as teams with the higher ranked players won through. Italy set up a semifinal clash with Czech Republic, while Australia will play Germany in the other semifinal in April. All the losing countries go into play-offs.

  • N-Bomb had another fabulous round, picking every match except the USA-Italy tie. He lands a perfect pick bonus and opens up a nice lead at the top!

  • Dizart gets the sole bonus point for tipping Italy to win and he is in a bunch of 3 players in the second spot, with BxBarracuda just a further point behind.

  • Sypher, ozzz2002 and wwe84 get the round's spoons for getting only 3 of their 8 matches right.

    The next round of the competition is in April with the Davis Cup (4-6 April) followed by Fed Cup (19-20 April). The threads will be posted well in advance for you to come in and lodge your tips, so take a break till then smile

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    #1040898 - Tue Apr 08 2014 04:51 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis [Re: srini701]
    srini701 Offline
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    Round 3 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2014
    4 April - 6 April


    13 of 13 players lodged tips:

    5-0
    3-2
    3-2
    3-2
    1-3
    1-3
    1-4
    4-1
    2-3
    5-0
    2-3
    1-3
    2-3
    3-1
    4-1
    4-1
    .12
    11
    7
    13
    5
    5
    7
    7
    4
    13
    6
    12
    0
    11
    12
    13
    .Japan vs Czech Republic
    France vs Germany
    Italy vs Great Britain
    Switzerland vs Kazakhstan
    Poland vs Croatia
    Slovenia vs Israel
    Sweden vs Ukraine
    Slovak Republic vs Austria
    South Africa vs Lithuania
    Denmark vs Luxembourg
    China vs Uzbekistan
    Korea Republic vs India
    Philippines vs Pakistan
    Ecuador vs Brazil
    Colombia vs Dominican Republic
    Mexico vs Peru (Group 2)
    .wwe84
    ozzz, wwe84

    Everybody 1!




    BxB, paper, srini, illini
    Everybody 2 !!

    gtho4
    Nobody frown
    wwe84, Sypher
    paper
    Everybody 3 !!! `
    `.
    138


    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP


    1 1 1-1 N-Bomb 27 12 39 2 2
    2 2 2-5 srini701 21 13 34 1
    3 2 2-3 Howie72 21 12 33 1
    3 2 2-3 Dizart 21 12 33 2
    5 5 5-7 BxBarracuda 20 12 32
    6 6 5-6 George95 19 11 30 1
    6 7 6-7 illiniman14 18 12 30
    8 7 7-11 gtho4 18 9 27
    9 10 9-10 paper_aero 15 11 26
    10 9 3-10 Sypher 16 9 25 1 1
    11 11 9-11 ozzz2002 13 8 21 1
    12 13 12-13 LeoDaVinci 10 10 20 1
    13 12 11-13 wwe84 12 7 19 2

    late starters ---19---

    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (16/16, 15/16)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 N-Bomb
    2. +6 N-Bomb
    3. +5 N-Bomb
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • A fascinating weekend of tennis, with at least 3 home teams in the World Group clawing back from 1-2 down on the final day to clinch their ties! Defending Champions Czech Republic breezed through their match against Japan, but France was down 0-2 against Germany before staging a great recovery, while Italy and Switzerland both won their final day singles to stage come from behind wins. So the semifinal line up for the Davis Cup will be Czech Republic against France and Italy against Switzerland.

  • In group I ties also there was plenty of drama, with a lot of road teams winning. Favourites Croatia, Israel, Ukraine all won on the road in Europe, Uzbekistan and India both won on the road in Asia, while Brazil won on the road in Americas.

  • We had a good round as a group, with everyone of us picking 3 matches (Switzerland, Denmark and Mexico), but none of us saw Pakistan winning against Philippines smile ... We picked 138 of the 208 matches for a very decent 67% success rate smile

  • No bonus points this round, but srini701 takes the HoF for the round and moves into sole second place behind N-Bomb, while wwe84 takes home a second spoon.

    The next round of the competition will be the Fed Cup (women) semifinals and the world group playoffs, on 19 and 20 April. The thread has been posted and I will update it once the team lists are announced, so make sure you lodge your tips before the matches start.

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    #1042763 - Mon Apr 21 2014 01:16 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis [Re: srini701]
    srini701 Offline
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    Round 4 (Fed Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2014
    19 - 20 April


    13 of 13 players lodged tips:

    4-0
    1-3
    4-0
    3-1
    2-3
    2-3
    4-1
    3-2
    .8
    9
    11
    6
    1
    6
    6
    6
    . Czech Republic vs Italy
    Australia vs Germany
    Russia vs Argentina
    Canada vs Slovak Republic
    USA vs France
    Spain v Poland
    Romania vs Serbia
    Netherlands vs Japan
    .

    Sypher, paper

    Dizart smile


    `
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    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP


    1 1 1-1 N-Bomb 39 12 51 3 2
    2 2 2-5 srini701 34 12 46 2
    3 3 2-3 Dizart s 31* 12 44 1 3
    4 3 2-4 Howie72 33 10 43 1
    5 5 5-7 BxBarracuda 32 10 42
    6 6 5-6 George95 30 10 40 1
    6 6 6-7 illiniman14 30 10 40
    8 8 7-11 gtho4 27 4 31 1
    9 9 9-10 paper_aero 26 4 30 1
    10 10 3-10 Sypher 25 4 29 2 1
    11 12 11-13 LeoDaVinci 20 8 28 1
    12 11 9-12 ozzz2002 21 6 27 1
    13 13 11-13 wwe84 19 4 23 3


    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (16/16, 15/16)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 N-Bomb
    2. +6 N-Bomb
    3. +5 N-Bomb
    4. +5 N-Bomb
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • Czech Republic and Germany have moved into the finals of this year's Fed Cup with resounding wins. Czech Republic at home over Italy, and Germany on the road against Australia. The finals will be played in Czech Republic on Nov 1-2 and should be a closely fought affair! 6 of us have Czech Republic as our advance pick for the winner and will earn 3 or 1 point in the penultimate round for this pick. No advance picks for Germany!

  • Dizart joins N-Bomb and srini701 on the HoF list this round, but he also has a sole point bonus for tipping France to beat USA on the road. So he is rightly the hero of the round smile

  • But I should also apologize over the error in Dizart's score since round 2 (he should have been 19 after round 2 and 31 after round 3). Somehow I seemed to have given him 2 extra points frown That has been corrected and these are the correct scores now.

  • The Fed Cup does not seem to interest Sypher much. After good showing in both Davis Cup rounds, he faltered in both the Fed Cups, including a spoon this time. He joins gtho4, paper and wwe84 on the spoon list for the round.

    We take a long break now and will return for the next round of the competition with the Davis Cup semifinals and World Group playoffs during the September 12-14 weekend. Please remember to come back then when the threads will be posted.

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    #1042766 - Mon Apr 21 2014 01:32 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis [Re: srini701]
    srini701 Offline
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    No idea how to put this in table format here, but here are our advance tips for the Fed Cup winner for 2014:

    BxBarracuda -- Czech Republic
    Dizart -- Italy
    George95 -- Czech Republic
    gtho4 -- USA
    Howie72 -- Czech Republic
    illiniman14 -- Slovak Republic
    LeoDaVinci -- No tip
    N-Bomb -- Czech Republic
    Ozzz2002 -- USA
    paper_aero -- Czech Republic
    srini701 -- Czech Republic
    Sypher -- USA
    wwe84 -- Russia
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    #1061829 - Thu Aug 28 2014 02:50 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis [Re: srini701]
    srini701 Offline
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    Before this comp is forgotten, the next round (Davis Cup Semis and World Group Playoffs) takes place between September 12-14...thread will be posted in a day or two.
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    #1062500 - Mon Sep 01 2014 02:18 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis [Re: srini701]
    srini701 Offline
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    Advance Tips for winners of Fed Cup (women) and Davis Cup (men)....Lodged in rounds 2 and 3 ...Points to be added to rounds 6 and 7.


    Fed Cup
    Davis Cup
    BxBarracuda
    Czech Rep
    Czech Rep
    Dizart
    Italy
    France
    George95
    Czech Rep
    France
    gtho4
    USA
    Switzerland
    Howie72
    Czech Rep
    France
    illiniman14
    Slovak Rep
    France
    Leo
    ---
    Switzerland
    N-Bomb
    Czech Rep
    Switzerland
    ozzz2002
    USA
    Germany
    paper_aero
    Czech Rep
    Czech Rep
    srini701
    Czech Rep
    Switzerland
    Sypher
    USA
    Switzerland
    wwe84
    Russia
    Italy


    Edited by srini701 (Mon Sep 15 2014 02:02 AM)
    Edit Reason: Updated after Davis Cup Semifinals
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    #1064814 - Mon Sep 15 2014 05:18 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis [Re: srini701]
    srini701 Offline
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    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
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    Loc: Hyderabad India†††††††††††

    Round 5 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2014
    12 - 14 September


    12 of 13 players lodged tips:

    4-1
    3-2
    2-3
    3-1
    2-3
    5-0
    5-0
    2-3
    .8
    11
    9
    1
    12
    12
    12
    7
    . France vs Czech Republic
    Switzerland vs Italy
    India vs Serbia
    Brazil vs Spain
    Israel vs Argentina
    USA vs Slovak Republic
    Australia vs Uzbekistan
    Netherlands vs Croatia
    .
    ozzz
    BxB, srini, N-Bomb
    illiniman smile
    Everybody 1
    Everybody 2 !
    Everybody 3!!
    `
    `.
    72


    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP


    1 1 1-1 N-Bomb 51 10 61 3 2
    2 4 2-4 Howie72 b 43 14 58 2 1
    3 3 2-3 Dizart 44 12 56 1 3
    3 6 3-7 illiniman14 bs40 14 56 1 2
    5 6 5-6 George95 b 40 14 55 1 2
    6 2 2-6 srini701 46 8 54 2 1
    7 5 5-7 BxBarracuda 42 10 52
    8 8 7-11 gtho4 b 31 14 46 1 1 1
    9 10 3-10 Sypher b 29 14 44 1 2 2
    10 9 9-10 paper_aero 30 12 42 1
    11 12 9-12 ozzz2002 27 10 37 1
    12 11 11-13 LeoDaVinci 28 d 36 1
    13 13 11-13 wwe84 23 12 35 3


    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (16/16, 14/16)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 N-Bomb
    2. +6 N-Bomb
    3. +5 N-Bomb
    4. +5 N-Bomb
    5. +3 N-Bomb
    6.
    7.



  • We had another weekend of fascinating tennis around the world with some predictable and some unexpected results.

  • France stamped their authority over the defending Champions Czech Republic in an emphatic manner to reach their first final since 2010. Their 9th and last win was in 2001. Trying to stop them in the final will be Switzerland, which reached their first final since 1992! France will be at home, but here's a little trivia: Switzerland has always lost to France at home and beaten them away smile

  • Elsewhere in the World Group playoff matches, Brazil shocked a Nadal and Ferrer-less Spain and condemned them to their fist zonal drop since 1996! Second ranked Serbia managed to avoid that embarrassment against India as Filip Krajinovic saved the Djokovic-Troicki-Tipsarevic-less Serbs with a final rubber win. Marin Cilic stepped in for the final rubber and helped Croatia beat the Netherlands. Australia, USA and Argentina all won as well to retain their spots in the World Group for 2015.

  • 5 of us had a great round here for the HoF winner spot, including Sypher, who had a third consecutive good Davis Cup round (to go with his poor Fed Cup record smile ), but we should probably give the honor for this round to illiniman14. He was the only one of us to pick Brazil's upset of Spain! srini701 picked up a spoon and dropped a few spots down the ladder while b] N-Bomb[/b] continues to hold a slim lead at the top.

    The next round will be the Fed Cup finals on Nov 1-2, so make sure you come back and post your tips for that round smile

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    #1072944 - Mon Nov 10 2014 12:48 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis [Re: srini701]
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 6396
    Loc: Hyderabad India†††††††††††

    Round 6 (Fed Cup Finals)
    Team Tennis - 2014
    8 - 9 November


    13 of 13 players lodged tips:

    Czech Republic beat Germany 3-1
    1. P. KVITOVA beat A. PETKOVIC 6-2 6-4
    2. L. SAFAROVA beat A. KERBER 6-4 6-4
    3. P. KVITOVA beat A. KERBER 7-6(5) 4-6 6-4
    4. L. SAFAROVA v A. PETKOVIC Not played
    5. A. HLAVACKOVA/L. HRADECKA lost to J. GOERGES/ S. LISICKI 4-6 3-6

    3-1
    6-2, 6-4
    6-4, 6-3
    2-0
    .9
    8
    3
    4
    . Czech Republic
    Petra Kvitova (Czech)
    J. GOERGES/ S. LISICKI (Germany)
    Czech Republic
    .ozzz, wwe84, gtho4, George95
    ozzz, Leo, wwe, BxB, gtho4
    ozzz, srini, George95
    sypher, paper, srini, illini `
    `.
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    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP


    1 1 1-1 N-Bomb 61 6 67 3 2
    2 2 2-4 Howie72 58 6 64 2 1
    3 6 2-6 srini701 54 8 62 3 1
    4 3 3-7 illiniman14 56 4 60 1 2
    4 5 5-6 George95 55 5 60 1 2
    6 3 2-6 Dizart 56 3 59 1 3
    7 7 5-7 BxBarracuda 52 5 57
    8 10 8-10 paper_aero 42 7 49 1
    9 9 3-10 Sypher 44 4 48 1 2 2
    10 8 7-11 gtho4 46 0 46 1 2 1
    11 11 9-12 ozzz2002 37 1 38 1
    12 12 11-13 LeoDaVinci 36 2 38 1
    13 13 11-13 wwe84 35 0 35 4


    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (16/16, 14/16)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 N-Bomb
    2. +6 N-Bomb
    3. +5 N-Bomb
    4. +5 N-Bomb
    5. +3 N-Bomb
    6. +3 N-Bomb
    7.



  • Led by Petra Kvitova and backed by a raucous 13,000 strong crowd, the Czech Republic won their 3rd Fed Cup in the last four years, beating Germany quite comprehensively in the first three singles. Germany had the consolation of winning the dead doubles rubber.

  • srini701 picked the lot this round, while wwe84 and gtho4 managed to bag ducks! 6 of us (BxBarracuda, paper_aero, srini701, N-Bomb, Howie72 and George95) also got the full 3 points for backing the Czechs to win the cup back in round 2!

  • Thanks to those advance points, N-Bomb and Howie retain their positions at the top, while Dizart falls to a new low with just one round remaining!

    The next round will be the *final* round of the comp and will be the Davis Cup finals from November 21-23, so make sure you come back and post your tips before the tie starts smile

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    #1074908 - Tue Nov 25 2014 03:38 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis [Re: srini701]
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 6396
    Loc: Hyderabad India†††††††††††

    **FINAL** Round (Davis Cup Finals)
    Team Tennis - 2014
    21 - 23 November


    13 of 13 players lodged tips:

    SWITZERLAND beat FRANCE 3-1
    1. Stan Wawrinka (Swi) beat J Tsonga (Fra) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 6-2
    2. G. MONFILS (Fra) beat R. FEDERER (Swi) 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
    3. R. FEDERER/S. WAWRINKA (Swi) beat J. BENNETEAU/R. GASQUET (Fra) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
    4. R. FEDERER (Swi) beat R. GASQUET (Fra) 6-4, 6-2, 6-2


    Winner 3-1
    First singles 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 6-2
    Doubles 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
    First Day 1-1
    .10
    8
    2
    10
    . Switzerland
    Stan Wawrinka (Swi)
    R Federer/ S Wawrinka (Swi)
    Tie
    .wwe84, Dizart, Howie72
    .
    Sypher, paper smile
    wwe84, Sypher, paper `
    `.
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    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP


    1 1 1-1 N-Bomb 67 7 74 4 2
    2 3 2-6 srini701 62 7 69 4 1
    3 2 2-4 Howie72 64 2 66 2 1
    --------------------------------------
    4 4 3-7 illiniman14 60 4 64 1 2
    4 4 5-6 George95 60 4 64 1 2
    6 6 2-6 Dizart 59 2 61 1 3
    6 7 5-7 BxBarracuda 57 4 61
    8 9 3-10 Sypher s 48 7 56 2 2 3
    9 8 8-10 paper_aero s 49 4 54 1 1
    10 10 7-11 gtho4 46 7 53 2 2 1
    11 12 11-13 LeoDaVinci 38 7 45 1 1
    12 11 9-12 ozzz2002 38 4 42 1
    13 13 11-13 wwe84 35 0 35 5


    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (16/16, 14/16)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 N-Bomb
    2. +6 N-Bomb
    3. +5 N-Bomb
    4. +5 N-Bomb
    5. +3 N-Bomb
    6. +3 N-Bomb
    7. +5 N-Bomb



  • The great Roger Federer added another feather to his cap and plugged one of the few remaining holes in his illustrious career, as he led Switzerland to their very first Davis Cup title. The historic title makes the Swiss only the 14th nation to win the Davis Cup trophy in the competitionís 115-year history!

  • On Friday Stan Wawrinka scored the first point for the Swiss with a four-set win against Tsonga, but Gael Monfils made it 1-1 for France with a straight-sets defeat of Federer. Federer and Wawrinka then teamed up on Saturday to beat Gasquet and Julien Benneteau to put the visitors 2-1 up ahead of the last day, when Federer thrashed Richard Gasquet to make it 3-1. The last singles was not played.

  • N-Bomb capped a historic first for himself here, leading the very first team tennis comp in FT from the word 'go', and deservedly won it handily. Congratulations and very well done, sir smile

  • srini701 had one bad round when he picked up a spoon, but was otherwise consistent and finished with a silver medal thanks to a slight slip up at the final hurdle by Howie72.

  • illiniman14 and George95 stayed inseparable through the year and were in the hunt all along but finished just outside the podium. Dizart had a yo-yo comp there, as did Sypher. BxBarracuda finds himself a lone ranger as he finishes the ONLY one to have a blank in all columns after the score! Impressive smile wwe84 had a miserable last 2 rounds, taking home two golden ducks and finishing with 5 spoons in the 7-round comp frown

    I know most of us are reluctant to give feedback here, but since this is the very first team tennis competition and it stretched all the year, I'd like to know if you all think it is worth continuing this into another year OR leave it as a one-off competition. 2015 begins with Fed Cup in February followed by Davis Cup in March.

    Hoping for feedback and opinion on the comp and suggestions if any....

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