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#1187711 - Wed Jan 17 2018 10:42 PM Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9247
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Team Tennis 2018 -- February to November 2018

This will be the FIFTH edition of the Team tennis competition (Fed Cup and Davis Cup). 14 people took part last year (14 in 2016 and 2015 too). N-Bomb starts as the defending champion. He and srini701 are the only people to have won this comp so far (twice each). Howie72 has been on the podium in 3 of the 4 years to date.

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

The schedule for 2018 is:

1. Davis Cup World Group first round: 2-4 February
2. FED CUP World Group/World Group II first round: 10-11 February (advance pick for winner)
3. Davis CUP World Group quarterfinals: 6-8 April (advance pick for winner)
4. Fed Cup World Group semifinals; World Group/World Group II play-offs: 21-22 April
5. Davis Cup World Group semifinals and play-offs: 14-16 September
6. Fed Cup World Group Final: 10-11 November
7. Davis Cup World Group Final: 23-25 November

Please let me know your interest by signing up here.




Edited by gtho4 (Mon Oct 22 2018 08:38 AM)

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#1187716 - Thu Jan 18 2018 12:40 AM Re: Team Tennis 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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Posts: 19921
Loc: New South Wales Australia
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#1187718 - Thu Jan 18 2018 12:50 AM Re: Team Tennis 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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#1187722 - Thu Jan 18 2018 01:08 AM Re: Team Tennis 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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Posts: 14718
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In again

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#1187742 - Thu Jan 18 2018 07:56 AM Re: Team Tennis 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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Posts: 566
Loc: Hampshire UK
I'll join in again

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#1187743 - Thu Jan 18 2018 08:18 AM Re: Team Tennis 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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Back for this one.
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#1187744 - Thu Jan 18 2018 08:59 AM Re: Team Tennis 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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Posts: 20556
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#1187883 - Fri Jan 19 2018 03:53 PM Re: Team Tennis 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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Posts: 5385
Loc: Crawley Sussex England       
I'm in as well
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#1188405 - Fri Jan 26 2018 09:04 PM Re: Team Tennis 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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Posts: 49447
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           

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#1189147 - Mon Feb 05 2018 04:19 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9247
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Round 1 (Davis Cup)
Team Tennis - 2018
February 2 - 4


14 players lodged tips:

3-1
1-3
3-1
1-3
4-1
3-1
1-3
3-2
3-1
0-4
2-3
3-1
4-0
2-3
5-0
.14
12
12
4
6
12
11
14
11
11
10
7
2
4
11
.France v Netherlands
Japan v Italy
Spain v Great Britain
Australia v Germany
Kazakhstan v Switzerland
Croatia v Canada
Serbia v USA
Belgium v Hungary
Chile v Ecuador
Barbados v Colombia
Dominican Republic v Brazil
China, P.R. v New Zealand
Pakistan v Korea, Rep.
Ukraine v Sweden
Austria v Belarus
. Everybody
wwe84, LeoDaVinci
wwe84, LeoDaVinci
Howie72, ElfTwinkle, George95, illiniman14

ElfTwinkle, wwe84
gtho4, paper_aero, ElfTwinkle
Everybody 2
wwe84, paper_aero, dg_dave
gtho4, Fifiona81, dg_dave
wwe84, gtho4, paper_aero, dg_dave

ozzz2002, srini701 smile
wwe84, ozzz2002, paper_aero, LeoDaVinci
paper_aero, ElfTwinkle, dg_dave`
`.
141


Tipping Comp Standings



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

1 - 1-1 srini701 s -- 13 14 1 1
2 - 2-2 Howie72 -- 13 13 1
2 - 2-2 ozzz2002 s -- 12 13 1
4 - 4-4 Dizart -- 12 12
4 - 4-4 illiniman14 -- 12 12
4 - 4-4 N-Bomb -- 12 12
7 - 7-7 George95 -- 11 11
8 - 8-8 Fifiona81 -- 10 10
9 - 9-9 ElfTwinkle -- 9 9
9 - 9-9 LeoDaVinci -- 9 9
11 - 11-11 paper_aero -- 8 8
12 - 12-12 gtho4 -- 7 7
12 - 12-12 wwe84 -- 7 7
14 - 14-14 dg_dave -- 6 6 1

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

Weekly Leader


1. +1 srini701
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.



  • Welcome back to the 5th edition of the Team Tennis competition. The same 14 who lined up last year are back...no additions, no drop outs...In some very eerie coincidences with the opening round of 2017, we again had only 15 matches (I noticed the schedule a bit too late in the day to add a 16th match frown ), we again hit the exact figure of 141/210 right as a group, and dg_dave again started his campaign with a spoon shocked crazy

  • The tennis itself continued to produce some quality theater. Serbia, Switzerland, Britain, and Japan without their top-ranked players all went down, 2 of them at home. France had to struggle against Netherlands, Germany "shocked" Australia away with Zverev proving to be the difference between the sides, while Belgium and Croatia sailed on with ease. In the Group I matches, Pakistan won against Korea, a result that only 2 of us saw happening here, while Sweden shocked the more fancied Ukraine.

  • srini701 and Howie72 take the round's honours, but srini701 is on top because of the sole pick bonus courtesy Pakistan. ozzz2002 also landed this bonus point and this time he was also not throwing his darts wildly. He's right there at the top. illiniman14 started with a bang, getting the first 11 matches right on the schedule before falling short in 3 of the last 4. Dizart and defending champion N-Bomb have started well too, missing only 3 matches each.

  • wwe84, gtho4 and paper_aero are giving company to dg_dave near the tail end and have some work to do to climb back in the year ahead.

    The next round of comp will be the Fed Cup World group matches over the next weekend (Feb 10-11). Make sure you lodge your picks in time (with an advance pick for the winner).....note especially to George95 and illiniman14 who let slip easy podium places in 2017 after missing a round each wink
  • _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1189758 - Tue Feb 13 2018 03:01 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9247
    Loc: Hyderabad India           

    Round 2 (Fed Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2018
    February 10 - 11


    14 of 14 players lodged tips:

    2-3

    3-1

    3-2

    3-1

    4-1

    3-2

    3-1

    3-2
    .6

    13

    4

    14

    9

    14

    9

    2
    .Belarus v Germany

    Czech Republic v Switzerland

    France v Belgium

    USA v Netherlands

    Slovakia v Russia

    Australia v Ukraine

    Romania v Canada

    Italy v Spain
    .

    ozzz2002

    wwe84, ozzz2002, gtho4, LeoDaVinci

    Everybody



    Everybody



    gtho4, Dizart smile `
    `.
    71x2


    Tipping Comp Standings



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

    1 4 1-4 Dizart s 12 12 25 1 1
    2 1 1-2 srini701 14 10 24 1 1
    3 2 2-3 Howie72 13 10 23 1
    3 7 3-7 George95 11 12 23 1
    5 4 4-5 illiniman14 12 10 22
    5 4 4-5 N-Bomb 12 10 22
    7 2 2-7 ozzz2002 12 8 21 1 1
    8 11 8-11 paper_aero 8 12 20 1
    8 8 8-8 Fifiona81 10 10 20
    10 9 9-10 ElfTwinkle 9 10 19
    10 9 9-10 LeoDaVinci 9 10 19
    12 12 12-12 gtho4 s 7 10 18 1
    13 12 12-13 wwe84 7 10 17
    14 14 14-14 dg_dave 6 8 14 2

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

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 srini701
    2. +1 Dizart
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • 7 of the 8 home teams won over the Fed Cup weekend. Kristina Mladenovic led a 3-member France team to win, winning all 3 of her matches. Ashleigh Barty won all her 3 matches to lead Australia to a win. Germany was the only team to win away, "upsetting" last year runners-up Belarus even without their top players. USA and Czech Republic completed the semifinal lineup with easy wins over Netherlands and Switzerland. All of us have either France, Czech Republic, or USA as our advance pick for winner.

  • Dizart and gtho4 were the only people to pick Italy's win over a strong Spain, and they add to their tallies with a bonus point each. That extra point helps Dizart take over the lead too. George95 and paper_aero were the other 2 with a HoF against their names this round.

  • dg_dave continues to find his name in the red this season, picking up a second successive spoon. He has company this round with ozzz2002 joining him.

    The next round of the comp will be over the weekend of April 6-8 with the Davis Cup quarterfinals and other Group I/II matches.



  • Edited by srini701 (Tue Feb 13 2018 03:02 AM)
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    #1194494 - Mon Apr 09 2018 10:27 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9247
    Loc: Hyderabad India           

    Round 3 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2018
    April 6 - 8


    13 of 14 players lodged tips:

    1-3
    3-2
    3-1
    4-0
    3-2
    3-2
    0-4
    2-3
    1-4
    3-1
    3-2
    2-3
    1-3
    4-1
    1-4
    3-2
    .10
    11
    12
    13
    13
    2
    9
    8
    8
    11
    6
    4
    1
    10
    8
    5
    .Italy vs France 
    Spain vs Germany
    Croatia vs Kazakhstan
    USA vs Belgium 
    Argentina vs Chile
    Colombia vs Brazil 
    Barbados vs Dominican Rep.
    China, P.R. vs India 
    Pakistan vs Uzbekistan 
    Czech Republic v Israel
    Sweden vs Portugal 
    Slovakia vs Bosnia/Herzegovina
    Russia vs Austria
    Uruguay vs Venezuela
    Philippines vs Thailand
    Finland vs Lithuania
    . srini701, ElfTwinkle, N-Bomb
    ozzz2002, ElfTwinkle
    paper_aero
    Everybody
    Everybody
    srini701, George95 smile
    ozzz2002, gtho4, paper_aero, dg_dave


    paper_aero, LeoDaVinci

    gtho4, Fifiona81, Howie72, N-Bomb
    George95 smile
    wwe84, paper_aero, dg_dave

    `
    `.
    131


    Tipping Comp Standings



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

    1 2 1-2 srini701 s 24 12 37 2 2
    2 3 2-7 George95 ss 23 11 36 1 2
    3 1 1-4 Dizart 25 10 35 1 1
    3 3 2-4 Howie72 23 12 35 2
    5 5 4-5 N-Bomb 22 11 33
    6 8 6-8 Fifiona81 20 11 31
    7 7 2-7 ozzz2002 21 9 30 1 1
    8 10 8-10 ElfTwinkle 19 10 29
    8 10 8-10 LeoDaVinci 19 10 29
    10 12 10-12 gtho4 18 10 28 1
    10 13 10-13 wwe84 17 11 28
    12 5 4-12 illiniman14 22 d 27
    13 8 8-13 paper_aero 20 5 25 1 1
    14 14 14-14 dg_dave 14 8 22 2

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

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 srini701
    2. +1 Dizart
    3. +1 srini701
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • The Davis Cup continues to bring out the best theater in all sport! This weekend was no exception. Defending Champions France went to Italy for the first time since 1977, having last won there in 1927, and without 2 of their top players. No problem. Lucas Pouille emerged the hero, winning both his singles to lead the French to an impressive win. Spain and USA both reached the semifinals for the first time since 2012, with impressive home wins. Rafael Nadal now holds the winningest streak in Davis Cup after winning both his singles. It still took the home hero David Ferrer to clinch the tie in the 5th tie. Croatia completed the semifinal line up with Marin Cilic in imperious form. Kazakhstan has now played 5 World Group quarterfinals, without ever reaching the semis.

  • There was plenty of drama in the Group I matches as well. India was 0-2 down, a set down and 2 points away in the tie-breaker from losing the tie in freezing conditions in China. From there, they staged an incredible comeback, winning the last 2 sets in the doubles, and the 2 reverse singles as well without dropping a further set. Leander Paes now has the world record for the most wins in doubles in Davis Cup history. Can India make it back to the World Group for the first time in 7 years? We will know in September. Russia was shocked at home by Austria (a win picked by only one of us here) and Bosnia pulled off an upset win over Slovakia. In the Americas, Argentina and Colombia both had to come back from 1-2 down to win their ties.

  • srini701 and Howie72repeated their round 1 HoF duet. srini701 managed a bonus point as well and is now at the top. George95 managed 2 bonus points this round and leaps over Dizart into second spot. illiniman14 defaulted the round and tumbles all the way down the ladder. paper_aero had a most forgettable round and he takes his first spoon and finds himself in a rare spot around the cellar.

    The next round of the comp will be over the weekend of April 21-22 with the Fed Cup semifinals and World Group playoff matches.

  • _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1194498 - Mon Apr 09 2018 10:51 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9247
    Loc: Hyderabad India           
    Advance picks for winners of 2018 Fed Cup (women) and 2018 Davis Cup (men)....Lodged in rounds 2 and 3 ...Points to be added to rounds 6 and 7.


    Fed Cup
    Davis Cup
    Dizart
    Czech Rep
    Spain
    dg_dave
    USA
    USA
    ElfTwinkle
    Czech Rep
    France
    Fifiona81
    USA
    Spain
    George95
    USA
    Spain
    gtho4
    USA
    Spain
    Howie72
    Czech Rep
    Spain
    illiniman14
    USA
    No pick
    Leo
    Czech Rep
    France
    N-Bomb
    USA
    Croatia
    ozzz2002
    USA
    USA
    paper_aero
    Czech Rep
    Spain
    srini701
    USA
    Croatia
    wwe84
    France
    Spain
    _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1195947 - Mon Apr 30 2018 10:22 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9247
    Loc: Hyderabad India           

    Round 4 (Fed Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2018
    April 21 - 22


    12 of 14 players lodged tips frown :

    1-4

    2-3

    3-2

    3-1

    4-1

    0-4

    2-3

    3-2
    .6

    9

    8

    10

    10

    8

    4

    3
    .Germany vs Czech Republic

    France vs USA

    Belarus vs Slovakia

    Romania vs Switzerland

    Australia vs Netherlands

    Italy vs Belgium

    Russia vs Latvia

    Japan vs Great Britain
    .

    gth04, LeoDaVinci, Elftwinkle



    ozzz2002, gtho4

    wwe84, LeoDaVinci



    Fifiona81, Howie72, srini701, George95

    Dizart, srini701, N-Bomb `
    `.
    58 x 2


    Tipping Comp Standings



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

    1 1 1-2 srini701 b 37 14 52 3 3
    2 3 2-4 Howie72 b 35 14 50 3 1
    2 3 1-4 Dizart b 35 14 50 2 2
    4 2 2-7 George95 36 10 46 1 2
    4 6 4-8 Fifiona81 b 31 14 46 1 1
    6 5 4-6 N-Bomb 33 12 45
    7 8 7-10 ElfTwinkle 29 8 37
    8 7 2-8 ozzz2002 30 6 36 1 1
    9 10 9-12 gtho4 28 6 34 1
    10 9 8-10 LeoDaVinci 29 4 33 1
    11 10 10-13 wwe84 28 4 32 1
    11 14 11-14 dg_dave 22 10 32 2
    13 12 4-13 illiniman14 27 d 31
    14 13 8-14 paper_aero 25 d 29 1 1

    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (7/8, 8/8)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 srini701
    2. +1 Dizart
    3. +1 srini701
    4. +2 srini701
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • The Czech Republic proved once again why they are such a dominant force in the Fed Cup. Led by Petra Kvitova, they breezed past Germany to reach their 8th Fed Cup final of the last decade (srini701 is muttering beneath his breath for putting faith on 2 top 10 German players instead). They will play the defending champions USA at home in November. USA had a few jitters, but were still too strong for France.

  • The more interesting and closer matches happened in the playoff ties. Australia moved into the World Group for the first time in four years, Belarus managed to stay afloat, Switzerland ended a 3 year stay at the top and will be go down, while Russia will not feature in any World Group for the first time since 1997 after losing to Latvia!

  • 4 of us had a near perfect round here and srini701 stretches his lead at the top to 2 points. The top 6 have now distanced themselves from the rest of the pack. paper_aero and illiniman defaulted the round and now find themselves in the cellar after dg_dave lifted himself off the bottom with a good showing.

    Long break till September now and the next round of the comp will be the Davis Cup Semifinals and playoffs during September 14-16.

  • _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1206059 - Tue Sep 18 2018 04:08 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9247
    Loc: Hyderabad India           

    Round 5 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2018
    September 14 - 16


    13 of 14 players lodged tips:

    3-2
    3-2
    4-0
    3-1
    3-1
    2-3
    4-0
    3-1
    2-3
    4-0
    3-1
    3-2
    0-4
    3-2
    .8
    7
    13
    12
    6
    1
    13
    12
    13
    10
    4
    13
    11
    7
    .France vs Spain (x2 points)
    Croatia vs USA (x2 points)
    Argentina v Colombia
    Great Britain v Uzbekistan
    Austria v Australia
    Switzerland v Sweden
    Serbia v India
    Canada v Netherlands
    Hungary v Czech Republic
    Japan v Bosnia/Herzegovina
    Ukraine v Portugal
    Russia v Belarus
    Barbados v Ecuador
    Korea Republic v New Zealand
    .

    Everybody
    ElfTwinkle

    George95 smile
    Everybody 2
    ozzz2002
    Everybody 3
    wwe84, paper_aero, ElfTwinkle

    Everybody 4
    Fifiona81, srini701
    `
    `.
    xx x x


    Tipping Comp Standings



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

    1 1 1-2 srini701 52 13 65 3 3
    2 2 2-4 Howie72 50 13 63 3 1
    3 2 1-4 Dizart 50 12 62 2 2
    4 4 2-7 George95 s 46 13 60 1 3
    5 6 4-6 N-Bomb 45 14 59 1
    6 4 4-8 Fifiona81 46 10 56 1 1
    7 7 7-10 ElfTwinkle 37 11 48
    8 10 8-10 LeoDaVinci 33 11 44 1
    8 8 2-8 ozzz2002 36 8 44 2 1
    9 9 9-12 gtho4 34 9 43 1
    11 11 10-13 wwe84 32 10 42 1
    11 11 11-14 dg_dave 32 10 42 2
    13 14 8-14 paper_aero 29 11 40 1 1
    14 13 4-14 illiniman14 31 d 39

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

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 srini701
    2. +1 Dizart
    3. +1 srini701
    4. +2 srini701
    5. +2 srini701
    6.
    7.



  • With the ITF deciding to change the format of the Davis Cup from 2019, this has suddenly become the last year with the old format (and the last season of our competition too frown cry ) ... The new format in 2019 will see a "qualification" round in February featuring 24 teams, followed by a round-robin format of 16 teams in November (12 winners from February + 4 semifinalists from 2018) to decide the champion...

  • France and Croatia will contest the finals this year. France had it easy against a Nadal-less Spain, breezing to a 3-0 lead before dropping the reverse singles. Croatia, after going up 2-0 on the opening day against USA, found themselves at 2-2 after Sam Querrey upset Marin Cilic in the first reverse singles. It took a 5-set win for Borna Coric over a debutant to take Croatia through to the finals.

  • The play-off ties were more for determining the "seeded" teams for next February and there were no major upsets or surprises anywhere. Dominic Thiem was too strong for the Australians, while Switzerland lost at home to Sweden...probably the only upset of the weekend, which was surprisingly picked by George95 here for a bonus point.

  • N-Bomb takes the round's honours to stay in contention for a podium finish. ozzz2002 takes a second spoon. Our advance picks could well play a role in deciding the final placings...


  • _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1206061 - Tue Sep 18 2018 04:11 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9247
    Loc: Hyderabad India           
    Advance picks for winners of 2018 Fed Cup (women) and 2018 Davis Cup (men)....Lodged in rounds 2 and 3 ...Points to be added to rounds 6 and 7.


    Fed Cup
    Davis Cup
    Dizart
    Czech Rep
    Spain
    dg_dave
    USA
    USA
    ElfTwinkle
    Czech Rep
    France
    Fifiona81
    USA
    Spain
    George95
    USA
    Spain
    gtho4
    USA
    Spain
    Howie72
    Czech Rep
    Spain
    illiniman14
    USA
    No pick
    Leo
    Czech Rep
    France
    N-Bomb
    USA
    Croatia
    ozzz2002
    USA
    USA
    paper_aero
    Czech Rep
    Spain
    srini701
    USA
    Croatia
    wwe84
    France
    Spain
    _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1210430 - Tue Oct 30 2018 06:18 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    gtho4 Offline
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    Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
    Posts: 49447
    Loc: Sydney oz downunder           

      bump

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    #1211808 - Mon Nov 12 2018 12:40 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9247
    Loc: Hyderabad India           

    Round 6 (Fed Cup Finals)
    Team Tennis - 2018
    November 10 - 11


    13 of 14 players lodged tips:

    Czech Republic
    Czech Republic
    Not Played
    2-0 Czech Republic
    Czech Republic
    USA
    .12
    10
    ALL
    7
    5
    8
    .Winner of Tie (2 pts)
    Winner First Singles (1 pt)
    Winner Doubles (1 pt)
    Score on First day (1 pt)
    Advance Picks (3 pts)
    Advance Picks (1 pt)
    .ozzz2002
    wwe84 ozzz2002 dg_dave
    Everybody

    Dizart paper_aero Howie72 LeoDaVinci ElfTwinkle
    wwe84 `
    `.
    xx x x


    Tipping Comp Standings



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

    1 2 1-4 Howie72 63 5+3 71 4 1
    1 1 1-2 srini701 65 5+1 71 3 3
    3 3 1-4 Dizart 62 5+3 70 3 2
    4 4 2-7 George95 60 5+1 66 1 3
    5 5 4-6 N-Bomb 59 5+1 65 1
    6 6 4-8 Fifiona81 56 4+1 61 1 1
    7 7 7-10 ElfTwinkle 48 4+3 55
    8 8 8-10 LeoDaVinci 44 4+3 51 1
    9 9 9-12 gtho4 43 5+1 49 1
    10 13 8-14 paper_aero 40 5+3 48 2 1
    11 11 11-14 dg_dave 42 3+1 46 2
    11 8 2-11 ozzz2002 44 1+1 46 3 1
    13 11 10-13 wwe84 42 3+0 45 1
    14 13 4-14 illiniman14 39 d1+1 41

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

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 srini701
    2. +1 Dizart
    3. +1 srini701
    4. +2 srini701
    5. +2 srini701
    6. +1 srini701 Howie72
    7.




    Tie 1: Barbora STRYCOVA bt Sofia KENIN 6-7, 6-1, 6-4
    Tie 2: Katerina SINIAKOVA bt Alison RISKE 6-3, 7-6
    Tie 3: Katerina SINIAKOVA bt Sofia KENIN 7-5, 5-7, 7-5

  • Czech Republic won its 11th Fed Cup title with a hard fought 3-0 victory over USA. Barbora Strycova came from a set down to defeat Sofia Kenin in the opening singles. Katerina Siniakova - the stand-in Czech No. 1 in place of Petra Kvitova who was unwell - also endured a tricky encounter, before beating Alison Riske in the second tie to give the Czech team a 2-0 lead after day one.

    The match of the tie came on day two - as Siniakova and Kenin went toe-to-toe in a rollercoaster of a match. Siniakova won after a match lasting three hours and 44 minutes to seal the home team's triumph. The doubles tie was not played, so everyone of us gets a free point in our comp here smile This latest triumph cemented Czech Republic's status as the dominant team of the decade. The team has won the Fed Cup title in six of the last eight years and has lost just two ties since 2011.

  • 5 of us had picked Czech Republic to win when we lodged our advance picks back in February. Two of them, Howie72 and Dizart, are in podium position now. wwe84 was the only one of us who did not have either USA or the Czech in our advance picks. The Davis Cup finals in a couple of weeks will decide our final podium places as only 2 of the top 5 (srini701 and N-Bomb) have a live pick there....LeoDaVinci and ElfTwinkle are the only others with a live pick for the Davis Cup finals.




  • Edited by srini701 (Mon Nov 12 2018 12:41 AM)
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    #1212903 - Sun Nov 25 2018 11:19 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9247
    Loc: Hyderabad India           

    *FINAL* Round (Davis Cup Finals)
    Team Tennis - 2018
    November 23 - 25


    13 of 14 players lodged tips:

    Croatia
    Croatia
    France
    2-0 Croatia
    Croatia
    France
    .5
    6
    9
    1
    2
    2
    .Winner of Tie (2 pts)
    Winner First Singles (1 pt)
    Winner Doubles (1 pt)
    Score on First day (1 pt)
    Advance Picks (3 pts)
    Advance Picks (1 pt)
    .


    N-Bomb
    N-Bomb srini701
    LeoDaVinci ElfTwinkle `
    `.
    xx x x


    Tipping Comp Standings



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

    1 1 1-2 srini701 71 3+3 77 3 3
    2 5 2-6 N-Bomb s 65 5+3 74 2
    3 3 1-4 Dizart 70 3+0 73 3 2
    4 1 1-4 Howie72 71 1+0 72 4 1
    5 4 2-7 George95 66 2+0 68 1 3
    6 6 4-8 Fifiona81 61 2+0 63 1 1
    7 7 7-10 ElfTwinkle 55 4+1 60
    8 8 8-10 LeoDaVinci 51 0+1 52 1
    9 9 9-12 gtho4 49 1+0 50 1
    10 10 8-14 paper_aero 48 1+0 49 2 1
    10 10 2-11 ozzz2002 46 3+0 49 3 1
    12 11 11-14 dg_dave 46 1+0 47 2
    13 11 10-13 wwe84 45 0+0 45 2
    14 14 4-14 illiniman14 41 d0+0 41

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

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 srini701
    2. +1 Dizart
    3. +1 srini701
    4. +2 srini701
    5. +2 srini701
    6. +1 srini701 Howie72
    7. +2 srini701




    RUBBER 1: Borna CORIC (Cro) bt Jeremy CHARDY (Fra) 6-2, 7-5, 6-4
    RUBBER 2: Marin CILIC (Cro) bt Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (Fra) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
    RUBBER 3: Pierre-Hugues HERBERT/Nicolas MAHUT (Fra) bt Ivan DODIG/Mate PAVIC 6-4 6-4 3-6 7-6
    RUBBER 4: Marin CILIC (Cro) bt Lucas POUILLE (Fra) 7-6, 6-3, 6-3
    RUBBER 5: Not Played

  • The 2 Croatian singles players, Marin Cilic and Borna Coric, were too strong for the French players and the raucous and vociferous home crowd....they did not drop a single serve in 3 singles matches and 9 sets....France had a consolation win in the doubles on the second day to keep the tie alive but at the end, Croatia are a very deserving winners of the LAST EVER Davis Cup played in the traditional format.

  • N-Bomb had a bomb of a round but he probably played his cards a round too late....he leapfrogged both Dizart and Howie72 into the silver medal position behind srini701, who rode his advance pick to the title. Dizart and Howie72 were probably swayed by the venue of the tie like most of us, as they let slip a comfortable cushion over N-Bomb to slip in the standings.

    With Davis Cup changing its format from 2019, it will be tough to have a competition here, so this comp here comes to a natural close. My sincere "thank you" to all who played this comp over the 5 years and supported me.

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    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1212905 - Mon Nov 26 2018 12:02 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    Howie72 Offline
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    Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
    Posts: 8769
    Loc: Timaru NZ
    Not swayed by the venue but knowing I had to try something different to what I would have done if I wanted a chance of finishing on top. smile

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