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#679521 - Mon Jan 09 2012 05:05 PM Results & Standings .. Australian Open
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Come one, come all...to the first of four major tennis tournaments. The Australian Open will commence in the next few days, so don't wait to get your tips in.

Will triviapaul and Howie72 repeat or will we see some new names atop the leaderboard? Anyone who is interested in relieving the two of these titleholders from defending their crown, please sign in!


Edited by gtho4 (Tue Jan 17 2012 10:33 PM)

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#679522 - Mon Jan 09 2012 05:05 PM Re: Australian Open 2012 [Re: dg_dave]
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Edited by gtho4 (Tue Jan 10 2012 08:58 AM)
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#679568 - Mon Jan 09 2012 06:48 PM Re: Australian Open 2012 [Re: dg_dave]
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I'll definately have a crack, sign me up
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#679580 - Mon Jan 09 2012 08:12 PM Re: Australian Open 2012 [Re: N-Bomb]
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I'm in, thanks for setting up the Sign-Up sheet dg.

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#679593 - Mon Jan 09 2012 09:21 PM Re: Australian Open 2012 [Re: BxBarracuda]
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i'm in

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#679612 - Mon Jan 09 2012 11:18 PM Re: Australian Open 2012 [Re: wwe84]
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#679625 - Tue Jan 10 2012 12:56 AM Re: Australian Open 2012 [Re: illiniman14]
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I will join in the fun, if only to make everyone else look good. smile
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#679632 - Tue Jan 10 2012 02:40 AM Re: Australian Open 2012 [Re: ozzz2002]
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I am in...and might well do the scoring too smile
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#679668 - Tue Jan 10 2012 06:47 AM Re: Australian Open 2012 [Re: srini701]
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Sounds good to me.

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#681217 - Sun Jan 15 2012 05:15 AM Re: Australian Open 2012 [Re: George95]
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#682319 - Wed Jan 18 2012 08:08 PM Re: Australian Open 2012 [Re: gtho4]
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Do those of us who picked Baghdatis get any bonus points for his meltdown?

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#682322 - Wed Jan 18 2012 08:51 PM Re: Australian Open 2012 [Re: BxBarracuda]
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I was going to suggest that next year's tiebreaker be how many rackets will he destroy.

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#682349 - Wed Jan 18 2012 10:28 PM Re: Australian Open 2012 [Re: illiniman14]
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Originally Posted By: illiniman14
I was going to suggest that next year's tiebreaker be how many rackets will he destroy.


That's provided he's allowed back in Melbourne.
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#682413 - Thu Jan 19 2012 05:19 AM Re: Australian Open 2012 [Re: gtho4]
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Tiebreaker: next year will be 4 racquets again

local news report (video) : abc.net.au : I thought it was hilarious!

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#685865 - Wed Feb 01 2012 10:16 AM Results and Standings - Australian Open 2012 [Re: gtho4]
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Women's
Competition
Australian Open
2012
Final Results

13 players lodged tips:

6-3 6-0

6-1 1-6 6-3
6-2 3-6 6-4

6-7 (0-7) 6-0 6-2
6-2 6-3
6-3 7-6 (4)
6-4 6-4
Victoria Azarenka (3) def. Maria Sharapova (4)

Victoria Azarenka (3) def. Kim Clijsters (11)
Maria Sharapova (4) def. Petra Kvitova (2)

Victoria Azarenka (3) def. Agnieszka Radawanska (8)
Maria Sharapova (4) def. Ekaterina Makarova (33+)
Kim Clijsters (11) def. Caroline Wozniacki (1)
Petra Kvitova (2) def. Sara Errani (33+)


Points distribution

Women's Competition

pts seed PP wwe pap N-B G95 ozz gt4 sri Syp BxB ill LDV H72 rxb

5 Winner Victoria Azarenka (3) 8 8 8
3 Finalists Victoria Azarenka (3) 6 6 6 6 6 6
Maria Sharapova (4) 7 7
2 Semi-Finalists Victoria Azarenka (3) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Maria Sharapova (4) 6 6 6
Kim Clijsters (11) 13 13 13 13 13
Petra Kvitova (2) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
1 Quarter-Finalists Victoria Azarenka (3) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Maria Sharapova (4) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Kim Clijsters (11) 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Petra Kvitova (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Agnieszka Radawanska (8) 9 9 9 9
Ekaterina Makarova (33) 34
Caroline Wozniacki (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Sara Errani (33) 34
152 34 52 23 48 24 45 33 48 25 64 28 18 29
Tiebreaker: 3 - 6 17 10 5 15 13 7 11 11 8 8 6
Difference: 0 - +3 +14 +7 +2 +12 +10 +4 +8 +8 +5 +5 +3

Final Standings!
  
picks pts

11 64 : illiniman4
8 52 : paper_aero
8 48 : Sypher
8 48 : George95
8 45 : gtho4
6 34 : wwe84
7 33 : srini701
7 29 : rxbigdawg
5 28 : LeoDaVinci
2 25 : BxBarracuda
5 24 : ozzz2002
6 23 : N-Bomb
5 18 : Howie72
15 152 : Perfect picks


  • The first of this year's grand slam events is now over. Victoria Azarenka beats Maria Sharapova in straight sets, quite convincingly actually, to claim the women's title.
  • We had thirteen people tip. An all-time high for any Australian Open tournament! On the women's side, this was only topped by Wimbledon in 2005 where we had 14.
  • Congratulations to illiniman4, who wins the 2012 Women's Australian Open tipping competition!
  • He won with 64 out of a possible 152 points (42.1%) and with eleven correct tips!
  • Second place goes to paper_aero, twelve points in arrears.
  • The tiebreaker was used for the final podium spot, Sypher edging out George95 by three sets.
  • Last year's winner of this event, Howie72, wound up at the bottom with five picks for only 18 points. Even BxBarracuda's two picks garnered him 25 points to beat that!
  • Two results went untipped. Unseeded Sara Errani and Ekaterina Makarova got to the quarterfinals unpicked. Also, Maria Sharapova's success all the way to the finals was picked by only one tipper, ozzz2002.
  • Thanks for tipping. See you all at the French Open!


Edited by LeoDaVinci (Sat Feb 04 2012 08:47 AM)
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#686698 - Fri Feb 03 2012 10:26 AM Re: Results and Standings - Australian Open 2012 [Re: LeoDaVinci]
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Men's
Competition
Australian Open
2012
Final Results

13 players lodged tips:

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

6-3 3-6 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 7-5
6-7 (5-7) 6-2 7-6 (5) 6-4

6-4 7-6 (4) 6-1
6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 6-3
6-3 6-3 6-1
6-4 6-3 6-2
Novak Djokovic (1) def. Rafael Nadal (2)

Novak Djokovic (1) def. Andy Murray (4)
Rafael Nadal (2) def. Roger Federer (3)

Novak Djokovic (1) def. David Ferrer (5)
Rafael Nadal (2) def. Tomas Berdych (7)
Andy Murray (4) def. Kei Nishikori (24)
Roger Federer (3) def. Juan Martin Del Potro (11)


Points distribution

Men's Competition

pts seed PP wwe pap N-B G95 ozz gt4 sri Syp BxB ill H72 LDV rxb

5 Winner Novak Djokovic (1) 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
3 Finalists Novak Djokovic (1) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Rafael Nadal (2) 5 5 5 5 5
2 Semi-Finalists Novak Djokovic (1) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Rafael Nadal (2) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Roger Federer (3) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Andy Murray (4) 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
1 Quarter-Finalists Novak Djokovic (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Rafael Nadal (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Roger Federer (3) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Andy Murray (4) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
David Ferrer (5) 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Tomas Berdych (7) 8 8 8 8 8 8
Kei Nishikori (24) 25 25 25
JuanMartin Del Potro(11) 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
98 38 68 65 64 52 48 64 62 57 54 54 55 43
Tiebreaker: 25 - 17 15 14 9 23 20 16 22 18 20 14 15
Difference: 0 - -8 -10 -11 -16 -2 -5 -9 -3 -7 -5 -11 -10

Final Standings!
  
picks pts

13 68 : paper_aero
13 65 : N-Bomb
12 64 : srini701
12 64 : George95
12 62 : Sypher
9 57 : BxBarracuda
10 55 : LeoDaVinci
11 54 : Howie72
11 54 : illiniman4
8 52 : ozzz2002
10 48 : gtho4
10 43 : rxbigdawg
9 38 : wwe84
15 98 : Perfect picks


  • The first of this year's grand slam events is now over. #1 seed Novak Djokovic beat #2 seed Rafael Nadal in a thrilling match. It was also the first time since 2005 that all four top seeds made the semifinals, and only the third time in Australian Open history.
  • It was an epic match, watch the highlight reel if you don't believe me.
  • We had thirteen people tip. An all-time high for any Australian Open tournament which matched the women's side of the competition.
  • Congratulations to paper_aero, who wins the 2012 Men's Australian Open tipping competition!
  • He won with 68 out of only 98 possible points (69.4%) and with thirteen correct tips! This was a very low-scoring tournament.
  • Second place goes to N-Bomb who was only three points behind.
  • Unlucky George95 lost the podium on a tiebreaker. AGAIN. The bronze medal goes to srini70 by 6 sets.
  • At the bottom we have newcomer wwe84. A valiant effort in a tough competition.
  • No results went untipped. Even 24th seed Kei Nishikori was tipped by two of us, ozzz2002 and BxBarracuda.
  • Thanks for tipping. See you all at the French Open!
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#686776 - Fri Feb 03 2012 02:32 PM Re: Results and Standings - Australian Open 2012 [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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You've got to be kidding me! mad

Well, thanks LDV for doing all the number-things.

Congrats to srini, paper_aero, N-Bomb, Sypher, and illiniman. smile

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#686790 - Fri Feb 03 2012 03:20 PM Re: Results and Standings - Australian Open 2012 [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Originally Posted By: LeoDaVinci
  • Also, Maria Sharapova's success all the way to the finals was picked by only one tipper, gtho4.


Shouldn't that be ozzz2002?
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#686808 - Fri Feb 03 2012 03:48 PM Re: Results and Standings - Australian Open 2012 [Re: dg_dave]
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but looking at the ladies results, if someone picked Makarova and Errani to make the semis, and nothing else, would they have won the comp?

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#686833 - Fri Feb 03 2012 05:44 PM Re: Results and Standings - Australian Open 2012 [Re: George95]
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WTG paper_aero, double medaling.
Great job illiniman, N-Bomb, Sypher & srini

Thanks LDV and dg and srini for getting the ball rolling.

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#686935 - Fri Feb 03 2012 11:06 PM Re: Results and Standings - Australian Open 2012 [Re: BxBarracuda]
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Awwww....losing out on 2 tiebreaks in one tournament! George, you have a right to feel let down! Sorry I was one of the 2 "culprits" frown

Well done to paper_aero and all other podium finishers....and to Ozz and Bx for picking Kei Nishikori!

Thanks LDV for all the number crunching despite your hectic schedules smile
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#686977 - Sat Feb 04 2012 07:08 AM Re: Results and Standings - Australian Open 2012 [Re: George95]
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Originally Posted By: George95
Correct me if I'm wrong, but looking at the ladies results, if someone picked Makarova and Errani to make the semis, and nothing else, would they have won the comp?


Yes, as they would have had 68 points, and they could have them lose in the quarters to still pull that off.
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