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#1046429 - Mon May 19 2014 04:10 AM Results & Standings .. French Open Tennis
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French Open 2014

The second Grand Slam tournament of the year kicks off on the red clay of Roland Garros from Sunday, May 25 and goes on till June 8. Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova for the women's title in 2013, while rank outsider and upstart Rafael Nadal (who???) won the men's title defeating David Ferrer in straight sets (the nerve of this man!)...apparently it was Nadal's 8th French Open title in 9 appearances!

11 people took part in our FT tipping comp last year, and gtho4 and srini701 won the titles. Other than Elftwinkle in 2007 and 2008 men's section, nobodyhas ever retained their titles in either section in the 9 years this comp has been organised! Can gtho4 and srini try and do the impossible? or will it be your turn in 2014?

Sign up here if you'd like to take part. Tipping threads go up soon as the draws are announced.

Deadline for posting tips would be start of second round of play, Wednesday, May 28.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/about/schedule.html




Edited by gtho4 (Tue Jun 10 2014 12:25 AM)
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#1046432 - Mon May 19 2014 04:15 AM Re: French Open Tennis 2014 ... sign up sheet [Re: srini701]
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#1046436 - Mon May 19 2014 04:40 AM Re: French Open Tennis 2014 ... sign up sheet [Re: srini701]
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Me too.
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#1046439 - Mon May 19 2014 08:29 AM Re: French Open Tennis 2014 ... sign up sheet [Re: srini701]
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#1046448 - Mon May 19 2014 09:33 AM Re: French Open Tennis 2014 ... sign up sheet [Re: srini701]
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In as well

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#1047248 - Mon May 26 2014 08:34 AM Re: French Open Tennis 2014 ... sign up sheet [Re: srini701]
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#1047331 - Tue May 27 2014 12:08 AM Re: French Open Tennis 2014 ... sign up sheet [Re: srini701]
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I'll try remember to get my tips in..
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#1048472 - Mon Jun 09 2014 10:42 PM Re: French Open Tennis 2014 ... sign up sheet [Re: srini701]
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The original owner of this comp wanted to do the scoring himself, so I have left it to Leo to compute and post the scores smile
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#1048547 - Tue Jun 10 2014 09:14 PM Re: French Open Tennis 2014 ... sign up sheet [Re: srini701]
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This weekend...
For the first time in a long time, I actually got to watch parts of it.
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#1049429 - Thu Jun 19 2014 02:52 AM Re: Results & Standings .. French Open Tennis [Re: srini701]
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Women's
Competition
French Open
2014
Final Results

12 players lodged tips:

6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4

4-6, 7-5, 6-2
6-2, 7-6 (4)

1-6, 7-5, 6-1
7-6, 2-6, 7-5
6-2, 6-2
6-2, 6-2
Maria Sharapova bt Simona Halep

Maria Sharapova bt Eugenie Bouchard
Simona Halep bt Andrea Petkovic

Maria Sharapova bt Garbine Muguruza
Bouchard bt Carla Suarez Navarro
Halep bt Svetlana Kuznetsova
Petkovic bt Sara Errani


Points distribution

Women's Competition

pts seed PP wwe Diz pap ozz BxB sri H72 gt4 G95 Syp Leo N-B

5 Winner Maria Sharapova (7) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 Finalists Maria Sharapova (7) 10 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Simona Halep (4) 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0

2 Semi-Finalists Maria Sharapova (7) 9 0 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
Simona Halep (4) 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Eugenie Bouchard (18) 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andrea Petkovic (28) 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 Quarter-Finalists Maria Sharapova (7) 8 8 8 8 8 0 8 8 0 8 8 8 8
Simona Halep (4) 5 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 5 0 5 5 0
Eugenie Bouchard (18) 19 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 0
Andrea Petkovic (28) 29 0 29 0 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 0
Garbine Muguruza (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carla Suarez Navarro(14) 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0
Svetlana Kuznetsova (27) 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sara Errani (10) 11 11 11 0 0 0 11 11 11 11 0 11 0

Points 243 19 48 57 27 0 24 63 16 38 22 37 8
Tiebreaker 15 -6 -11 -7 -7 -8 -8 -8 -4 -5 -7 -6 -8

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
4 63 : Howie72
6 57 : paper_aero
3 48 : Dizart
3 38 : George95
5 37 : LeoDaVinci
3 27 : ozzz2002
3 24 : srini701
3 22 : Sypher
2 19 : wwe84
2 16 : gtho4
1 8 : N-Bomb
0 0 : BxBarracuda
15 243 : Perfect picks

  • Couldn't wait any longer as the next Grand Slam starts in 5 more days... Sorry, Leo frown
  • Maria Sharapova won her 2nd French Open title in 3 years, coming up the hard way. She went the distance in each of her last 3 matches and still won!
  • Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard had dream runs to supplement their Australian Open showing, and they promise to be the next big things in the women's game for some time to come.
  • We endured a miserable competition with nobody getting even 50% tips right. With most of the big players falling early, our predictions took a huge beating and it was the pick of Andrea Petkovic, which finally decided our podium smile
  • Howie72 had Petkovic (and for good measure, Carla Suarez Navarro too) in his picks, and they help him scoop this year's women's title ahead of paper_aero, who had the most correct tips amongst us!
  • Dizart also picked Petkovic and that helps him claim the bronze medal in our comp here.
  • At the other end, N-Bomb had just 1 right tip, but beating him to the basement with a grand golden spoon score of 0 is BxBarracuda frown He earns himself a place in the record books for his commendable feat!

    Men's results to follow...


Edited by srini701 (Thu Jun 19 2014 02:53 AM)
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#1049432 - Thu Jun 19 2014 04:48 AM Re: Results & Standings .. French Open Tennis [Re: srini701]
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Forum Champion

Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 7654
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Men's
Competition
French Open
2014
Final Results

12 players lodged tips:

3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4

6-3, 6-2, 6-1
6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1
6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-0
6-3, 6-2, 6-4
7-5, 7-6, 6-4
Rafael Nadal bt Novak Djokovich

Rafael Nadal bt Andy Murray
Novak Djokovic bt Ernests Gulbis

Rafael Nadal bt David Ferrer
Andy Murray bt Gael Monfils
Ernests Gulbis bt Tomas Berdych
Novak Djokovic bt Milos Raonic


Points distribution

Men's Competition

pts seed PP wwe Diz pap ozz BxB sri H72 gt4 G95 Syp Leo N-B

5 Winner Rafael Nadal (1) 6 6 0 0 0 6 6 6 6 0 0 6 6

3 Finalists Rafael Nadal (1) 4 4 4 4 0 4 4 4 4 4 0 4 4
Novak Djokovic (2) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 0 5 5 5 5

2 Semi-Finalists Rafael Nadal (1) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Novak Djokovic (2) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Andy Murray (7) 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 9 9 0 9
Ernests Gulbis (18) 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 Quarter-Finalists Rafael Nadal (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Novak Djokovic (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Andy Murray (7) 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 8 0 8 8 0 8
Ernests Gulbis (18) 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
David Ferrer (5) 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 0 6 0 6 6
Gael Monfils (23) 24 0 0 0 0 24 0 24 0 24 0 0 24
Tomas Berdych (6) 7 7 7 7 0 0 0 7 7 7 0 7 0
Milos Raonic (8) 9 0 9 9 0 0 9 0 0 9 0 9 0

Points 129 57 51 51 23 57 42 81 29 84 34 49 74
Tiebreaker 17 -3 2 -2 -6 -1 8 3 2 4 -2 -4 ??

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
12 84 : George95
12 81 : Howie72
11 74 : N-Bomb
9 57 : BxBarracuda
11 57 : wwe84
10 51 : Dizart
10 51 : paper_aero
10 49 : LeoDaVinci
9 42 : srini701
7 34 : Sypher
7 29 : gtho4
6 23 : ozzz2002
15 129 : Perfect picks

  • With sincere apologies to Leo for posting these...
  • We fared a llllooootttt better in the men's section compared to the women's smile The whole world knows nobody beats Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros (Robin Soderling was a freak!) and he duly won his 9th French Open title in 10 attempts. Novak Djokovic will continue to search for the one Slam title that will complete his collection, till Nadal retires smile
  • None of us picked the run of the maverick Latvian Ernests Gulbis here, so the next maverick pick was the one that made the difference to our standings. Gael Monfils managed to slide his way to the quarters and 4 of us had him in our picks!
  • Missing ONLY the pick of Gulbis (and Nadal as winner), George95 wins the 2014 Men's comp here with a whopping 84/129 points and 12/15 right picks!
  • Finishing second with the same number of right tips but 3 points less than G95 was Howie72, who failed to pick Raonic in his side. Howie has the consolation of being the only tipster to finish on podium in both sections of the 2014 French Open!
  • N-Bomb rounded out the podium and luckily for him the tie-break did not come into question smile We did have to use the tie-break to separate 4 others in positions after that!
  • ozzz2002 takes the spoon with *only* 6 right tips....that was the most tips we had in the women's side of the draw, which tells you how much more steady the men's game is these days compared to the women's smile

    See you all with the Wimbledon comp in a few days time and congrats to all the podium finishers!
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#1049542 - Thu Jun 19 2014 06:27 PM Re: Results & Standings .. French Open Tennis [Re: srini701]
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Thank you srini, I dropped the tennis ball on this one and didn't even notice that the next Open is coming up. Can I blame it on World Cup fever? In any case, thank you profoundly, and congratulations to all the winners.
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#1049545 - Thu Jun 19 2014 06:53 PM Re: Results & Standings .. French Open Tennis [Re: srini701]
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Nice write-ups, Srini, and congrats to the guys up the top of the heap.
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#1049754 - Sat Jun 21 2014 06:13 AM Re: Results & Standings .. French Open Tennis [Re: srini701]
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Thanks srini

WTG Howie for making both podiums, and to N-Bomb, George95, paper_aero and Dizart.

Going from trying to win 4 women's tennis tournaments in a row a couple of years ago to the polar opposite of pulling a doughnut, how times have changed lol.

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