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#1196354 - Mon May 07 2018 12:17 AM Results & Standings .. French Open
srini701 Offline
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French Open 2018

The red clay of Paris beckons all tennis lovers from Monday, 21 May. An unseeded Latvian, Jelena Ostapenko had a fairy tale finish last year but will be under pressure to defend her title this year. No such problems apparently for 10-time champion Rafael Nadal in the men's side wink

N-Bomb has won the women's section of our comp the last 2 years. Can he make it a hat-trick? srini701 starts as the defending champion on the men's side.

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#1196357 - Mon May 07 2018 02:03 AM Re: French Open 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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#1196725 - Sat May 12 2018 08:46 AM Re: French Open 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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#1197014 - Fri May 18 2018 03:53 AM Re: French Open 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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Whoops....the tournament proper starts Sunday May 27 frown
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#1197016 - Fri May 18 2018 07:02 AM Re: French Open 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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#1197019 - Fri May 18 2018 07:40 AM Re: French Open 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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#1197024 - Fri May 18 2018 11:14 AM Re: French Open 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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#1197164 - Tue May 22 2018 10:46 AM Re: French Open 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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#1197434 - Mon May 28 2018 07:10 AM Re: French Open 2018 ... Sign-up sheet
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#1198281 - Mon Jun 11 2018 11:25 PM Re: Results & Standings .. French Open
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9091
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Women's
Competition
French Open
2018
Final Results

13 players lodged tips smile :

3-6, 6-4, 6-1

6-1, 6-4
6-4, 6-4

6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2
6-2, 6-1
6-3, 6-1
7-6 (5), 6-4
Simona Halep (1) bt Sloane Stephens (10)

Simona Halep (1) bt Garbine Muguruza (3)
Sloane Stephens (10) bt Madison Keys (13)

Simona Halep (1) bt Angelique Kerber (12)
Garbine Muguruza (3) bt Maria Sharapova (28)
Sloane Stephens (10) bt Daria Kasatkina (14)
Madison Keys (13) bt Yulia Putintseva (33)


Points distribution

Women's Competition

pts seed PP Diz Elf fif g95 gth H72 Leo N-B ozz pap sri too wwe

5 Winner Simona Halep (1) 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 Finalists Simona Halep (1) 4 0 0 4 0 0 4 4 4 0 4 0 4 0
Sloane Stephens (10) 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 Semi-Finalists Simona Halep (1) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Sloane Stephens (10) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Garbine Muguruza (3) 5 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 5 0 5 5 5 0
Madison Keys (13) 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 15 0 0 0 0

1 Quarter-Finalists Simona Halep (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Sloane Stephens (10) 11 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Garbine Muguruza (3) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 0 4 0 4 4 4 4
Madison Keys (13) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 14 0 0 0 0
Angelique Kerber (12) 13 0 13 0 0 13 13 13 0 13 0 0 0 13
Maria Sharapova (28) 29 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 29 0 0 0
Daria Kasatkina (14) 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 15 0 0 0
Yulia Putintseva (33) 34 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 0

Points 180 9 51 63 20 22 37 57 62 47 62 48 29 22
Tiebreaker 11 7 12 11 8 11 10 8 10 8 8 14 9 11

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
7 63 : Fifiona81
7 62 : N-Bomb
7 62 : paper_aero
7 57 : LeoDaVinci
5 51 : ElfTwinkle
5 48 : srini701
5 47 : ozzz2002
7 37 : Howie72
6 29 : toocool4u
4 22 : gtho4
4 22 : wwe84
4 20 : George95
3 9 : Dizart
15 180 : Perfect picks

  • Simona Halep finally shed the tag of the eternal bridesmaid. After losing 3 finals over the last couple of years, she finally turned it around in style and in an interesting (if not the best) final, beat "surprise" finalist Sloane Stephens. Halep retains her world number 1 rank as well. And to think Howie72 was worried enough after Halep lost the first set in her first round to post here that we should probably lodge our picks a little later wink
  • Stephens did not have any picks amongst us to make it to the final (or even the last 4). Clay was never her favourite surface, but she adapted well and make a deep run in a slam other than a hardcourt. Stephens did have her backers amongst us to make it to the last 8 though.
  • Between us we picked all 8 of the quarterfinalists! A rare happening in our grand slam competitions, especially for women. And it turned out that the one-odd pick was the clincher. Yulia Putintseva was picked by 2 of us, and she helped one of us win the comp. The two Russians in last 8, Maria Sharapova and Daria Kasatkina had 2 backers each and they helped both of them land podium spots.
  • Fifiona81 goes home with the gold medal for 2018, edging out last year's champion N-Bomb by a solitary point. N-Bomb himself edged out paper_aero on a tie-breaker for the silver medal! That's how close our 3 medallists were this year shocked
  • Howie72 and LeoDaVinci actually picked Halep to win it all, but they didn't have much faith in the Russians, and so miss out. As did srini701, who picked Putintseva, but didn't trust the Russians....gtho4 and wwe84 were inseparable all through despite having different picks. Dizart ended up with a single digit score for the spoon....he will bounce back for sure...
  • Congrats then to Fifiona81, N-Bomb, and paper_aero while we await the men's results...
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#1198364 - Wed Jun 13 2018 05:22 AM Re: Results & Standings .. French Open
srini701 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9091
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Men's
Competition
French Open
2018
Final Results

13 players lodged tips smile :

6-4, 6-3, 6-2

6-4, 6-1, 6-2
7-5, 7-6 (10), 6-1

4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
6-3, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 7-6 (11)
6-4, 6-2, 6-1
Rafael Nadal (1) bt Dominic Thiem (7)

Rafael Nadal (1) bt J Del Potro (5)
Dominic Thiem (7) bt M.Cecchinato (33)

Rafael Nadal (1) bt Diego Schwartzmann (11)
J Del Potro (5) bt Marin Cilic (3)
M. Cecchinato (33) bt Novak Djokovic (20)
Dominic Thiem (7) bt Alexander Zverev (2)


Points distribution

Men's Competition

pts seed PP Diz Elf fif g95 gth H72 Leo N-B ozz pap sri too wwe

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

3 Finalists Rafael Nadal (1) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 0 4 4 4 4
Dominic Thiem (7) 10 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0

2 Semi-Finalists Rafael Nadal (1) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 3 3
Dominic Thiem (7) 9 0 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 0 0
J Del Potro (5) 7 0 0 0 7 7 7 0 7 7 0 0 0 0
Marco Cecchinato (33) 35 0 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 0 2 2 2 2
Dominic Thiem (7) 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 0 8 0 8 8 8 0
J Del Potro (5) 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 0 6 6 0 0 6 0
Marco Cecchinato (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Diego Schwartzmann (11) 12 0 12 0 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 12 12 0
Alexander Zverev (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Marin Cilic (3) 4 4 4 4 0 4 4 4 4 0 4 4 4 4
Novak Djokovic (20) 21 0 21 21 21 21 21 0 21 21 21 21 21 21

Points 164 36 88 76 69 76 76 22 64 37 60 82 69 43
Tiebreaker 9 20 17 12 15 21 16 13 13 11 15 12 19 16

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
12 88 : ElfTwinkle
11 82 : srini701
11 76 : Fifiona81
11 76 : Howie72
11 76 : gtho4
10 69 : George95
10 69 : toocool4u
10 64 : N-Bomb
9 60 : paper_aero
7 43 : wwe84
4 37 : ozzz2002
8 36 : Dizart
6 22 : LeoDaVinci
15 164 : Perfect picks

  • Was the men's competition ever in doubt once we knew Rafael Nadal was physically fit? 14 years, 11 titles. No person has won as many titles at a single slam. Heck, he has as many French Open titles as Bjorn Borg has in his entire career! 86 wins, 2 losses (one because of injury) and 1 withdrawal. Nadal is not a human being on clay. Playing him on clay is like living on Mars. It's theoretically possible, we just don't have the skills or know how yet grin
  • And yet, ozzz2002 thought it would be possible....poor guy...he'll know better in 2019 smile Well, the rest of us all had faith in the irresistible force on clay and so we all landed with a nice set of correct picks. The person making the difference to our standings here was the other finalist, Dominic Thiem. The French Open was always going to be a case of the other 127 men fighting for a place in the finals against Nadal (or 64 from the other half), and 3 of us picked Thiem to do it. Thiem rewarded all 3 of us with podium places here because of our faith in him.
  • ElfTwinkle trusted Del Potro to make it to the last 8 and so she runs away with the gold. srini701 didn't have much faith in the big giant's clay court abilities, and settles for silver. 3 people tied for bronze medal and Fifiona81 takes it on a better tie-break. gtho4 should probably explain how he thought someone could possibly win 21 games against Nadal on clay grin
  • LeoDaVinci and Dizart had a forgettable French Open, but will hopefully bounce back at the next Slam, which is just a month away. Hopefully the change of colour of the court to green will spur them on....till we meet at Wimbledon then....
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