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#1186683 - Fri Jan 05 2018 12:06 AM Results & Standings .. Australian Open
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Australian Open 2018

Welcome to the FIRST comp of 2018! Roger Federer won the title last year as the 17th seed and went on to dominate the year along with another old warhorse Rafael Nadal. Will these two slug it out for the title again this year or will we finally see the new generation assert themselves? Serena Williams won the title last year but has since had a baby and may not even return to defend her title.....will the fluctuations continue in the women's section?

Gerorge95 (women's) and gtho4 (men's) will try to defend the first titles for the year as play gets underway in Melbourne from January 15. Sign Up here if you want a shot at our title here and come back before Wednesday, January 17 (11 am Melbourne time, 6 pm FT time -1d) to get going.

Tipping threads will be posted once the draws are made on Friday, January 12.


Australian Open 2018 : Men's singles - Tuesday, Jan 16
Australian Open 2018 : Women's singles - Tues, Jan 16


Edited by gtho4 (Tue Jan 16 2018 07:15 PM)
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#1186685 - Fri Jan 05 2018 12:30 AM Re: Australian Open 2018...sign up sheet
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#1186688 - Fri Jan 05 2018 01:19 AM Re: Australian Open 2018...sign up sheet
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In again

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#1186724 - Fri Jan 05 2018 10:56 AM Re: Australian Open 2018...sign up sheet
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Me too

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#1186726 - Fri Jan 05 2018 11:23 AM Re: Australian Open 2018...sign up sheet
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#1186948 - Mon Jan 08 2018 01:03 PM Re: Australian Open 2018...sign up sheet
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I'm in.
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#1186990 - Tue Jan 09 2018 12:23 AM Re: Australian Open 2018...sign up sheet
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Maybe after 13 years, I ought to get into these tennis comps...since I play the year-long one that srini runs...lol.
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#1187379 - Sat Jan 13 2018 03:58 PM Re: Australian Open 2018...sign up sheet
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#1188631 - Mon Jan 29 2018 10:26 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Australian Open
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Women's
Competition
Australian Open
2018
Final Results

12 players lodged tips smilee :

7-6(2), 3-6, 6-4

6-3, 4-6, 9-7
6-3, 7-6(2)

6-3, 6-2
6-1, 6-2
6-4, 6-0
6-0, 6-7(3), 6-2
C.Wozniacki (2) bt S.Halep (1)

S.Halep (1) bt A.Kerber (21)
C.Wozniacki (2) bt E.Mertens

S.Halep (1) bt K.Pliskova (6)
A.Kerber (21) bt M. Keys (17)
E.Mertens bt E.Svitolina (4)
C.Wozniacki (2) bt C.Suárez Navarro


Points distribution

Women's Competition

pts seed PP Diz Elf fif gt4 H72 ill Leo N-B pap sri too wwe

5 Winner Caroline Wozniacki (2) 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0

3 Finalists Caroline Wozniacki (2) 5 5 0 0 5 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
Simona Halep (1) 4 0 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 4

2 Semi-Finalists Caroline Wozniacki (2) 4 4 4 0 4 4 4 4 4 0 4 0 4
Simona Halep (1) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 3
Angelique Kerber (21) 23 0 23 0 0 23 0 0 23 23 0 0 0
Elise Mertens (33) 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 Quarter-Finalists Caroline Wozniacki (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Simona Halep (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 2
Angelique Kerber (21) 22 0 22 0 22 22 22 0 22 22 22 0 0
Elise Mertens (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Karolina Pliskova (6) 7 7 7 0 7 0 7 7 7 7 7 0 0
Madison Keys (17) 18 0 0 18 18 18 0 18 18 18 18 18 0
Elina Svitolina (4) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 0 0
Carla Suarez Navarro(33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 206 29 69 31 80 84 55 58 91 87 59 23 16
Tiebreaker 16 13 11 9 13 12 12 8 10 8 9 14 9

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
10 91 : N-Bomb
9 87 : paper_aero
9 84 : Howie72
11 80 : gtho4
8 69 : ElfTwinkle
6 59 : srini701
10 58 : LeoDaVinci
9 55 : illiniman14
5 31 : Fifiona81
7 29 : Dizart
3 23 : toocool4u
5 16 : wwe84
15 206 : Perfect picks

  • It turned out to be a good Slam start for the year. Defending champion Serena Williams did not turn up this year, but both the top 2 seeds made it to the finals, and Caroline Wozniacki won her first slam title. She's the new world number 1 too. Simona Halep has now lost 3 slam finals and still searching for her first.
  • Elise Mertens from Belgium was the surprise run of the tournament, making it all the way to the semis. Angelique Kerber was a great pick at a lowly 21 seed, and she eventually made all the difference to our standings here.
  • gtho4 picked both the finalists, he picked 6 of the 8 quarterfinalists, and had the most number of correct tips amongst us. But he is not among the medals! Reason is Kerber smile gtho4 did not see her getting into the last 4 and that sees him settle for 4th spot despite all those impressive stats!
  • Our own defending champion from last year George95 took a break from the comp this year and N-Bomb wins his maiden Australian Open title with a good run, pipping paper_aero. Howie72 takes home the bronze. All 3 had Kerber in the last 4...
  • wwe84 takes the first spoon for the year.
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#1188779 - Wed Jan 31 2018 10:15 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Australian Open
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Posts: 9068
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Men's
Competition
Australian Open
2018
Final Results

12 players lodged tips smilee :

6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

6-2, 7-6(4), 6-2
6-1, 5-2 Retd

3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 2-0 Retd
6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
6-4, 7-5 (5), 6-3
7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4
Roger Federer (2) bt Marin Cilic (6)

Marin Cilic (6) bt Kyle Edmund
Roger Federer (2) bt Hyeon Chung

M.Cilic (6) bt R.Nadal (1)
K.Edmund bt G.Dimitrov (3)
H.Chung bt T.Sandgren
R.Federer (2) bt T.Berdych (19)


Points distribution

Men's Competition

pts seed PP Diz Elf fif gt4 H72 ill Leo N-B pap sri too wwe

5 Winner Roger Federer (2) 7 0 7 7 7 7 0 7 7 7 7 0 0

3 Finalists Roger Federer (2) 5 5 5 5 5 5 0 5 5 5 5 5 5
Marin Cilic (6) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 Semi-Finalists Roger Federer (2) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Marin Cilic (6) 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Edmund (33) 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hyeon Chung (33) 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 Quarter-Finalists Roger Federer (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Marin Cilic (6) 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7
Kyle Edmund (33) 34 0 0 34 34 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 0
Hyeon Chung (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rafael Nadal (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Grigor Dimitrov (3) 4 4 4 4 0 4 4 4 0 4 4 4 0
Tomas Berdych (19) 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tennys Sandgren (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 241 25 32 66 62 25 20 25 62 25 25 18 21
Tiebreaker 19 25 20 16 19 18 19 12 17 17 23 21 14

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
8 66 : Fifiona81
7 62 : gtho4
7 62 : N-Bomb
7 32 : ElfTwinkle
6 25 : Howie72
6 25 : paper_aero
6 25 : srini701
6 25 : LeoDaVinci
6 25 : Dizart
5 21 : wwe84
5 20 : illiniman14
5 18 : toocool4u
15 241 : Perfect picks

  • Lets stop talking about Roger Federer...let's just acknowledge he's the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) and leave it at that every time a Slam comes around smile Marin Cilic did well to take the finals into a tight 5-setter, but the outcome was probably never in doubt in the 5th set. And Federer, who was supposed to be over the hill and just waiting to announce his retirement early in 2017, now finds himself with 3 Grand Slam titles in the last one year!
  • But the interesting stories in the men's section were elsewhere, with most of us probably getting carried away by the form of the returning Djokovic, Wawrinka and Nadal in round 1. Nadal did make it to the quarters, but the other 2 fell in round 4 and 3. Del Potro, another favourite amongst us here, also fell to Berdych in round 4. Alexander Zverev continues to impress everywhere except in the slams. Nick Kyrgios was good till round 4, but his time probably hasn't come too. There were 3 unseeded players in the quarters, 2 of who were never heard of!
  • If it was Kerber in the women's section, it was Kyle Edmund who made all the difference in the men's comp. 3 people picked him here, and they landed the podium places. Fifiona81 kept faith in Dimitrov too, and that finally paid off. Fifiona81 takes home the gold medal for this year. Defending champion gtho4 and N-Bomb tied for second spot, but a perfect tie-break score gives gtho4 the silver, leaving N-Bomb with the consolation of a medal in both sections this year.
  • We needed tie-break to separate everybody from 5 to 9. toocool4u avoided the traffic jam by coming last at a comfortable distance for the spoon.
  • ozzz2002 and George95 skipped (missed?) the Australian Open but am hoping they will join us back at Roland Garros in May...till then, do join the Team tennis comp, everyone grin
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#1188780 - Wed Jan 31 2018 10:19 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Australian Open
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After threatening to join the comps after 13 years, dg_dave finally didn't join smile smile
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#1188888 - Thu Feb 01 2018 10:06 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Australian Open
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Originally Posted By: srini701
After threatening to join the comps after 13 years, dg_dave finally didn't join smile smile


By the time I remembered it...it was well into second round games.
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