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#796438 - Wed May 23 2012 07:59 AM Results & Standings .. French Open
dg_dave Offline
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It's almost time for the second leg of the FT tennis comps, with the beginning of the French Open at Roland Garros. Will gtho4 and triviapaul defend their men's and women's titles, respectively (no, triviapaul, I'm not calling you a woman, but you won last year's women's comp), or will we see a new face atop the podium?

Come one, come all, and tip your way through the French!

Tips must be in by commencement of the second round.

Scoring will be the same as the one used for Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open:

5 pts x 1 : picking the winner.
3 pts x 2 : picking a semi-final winner (picking a finalist).
2 pts x 4 : picking a quarter-final winner (picking a semi-finalist).
1 pts x 8 : picking a quarter-finalist.

Additionally, sign up and you will get bonus points for the seeding of your correct picks.


Edited by gtho4 (Wed May 30 2012 04:59 AM)

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#796439 - Wed May 23 2012 08:00 AM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: dg_dave]
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Edited by LeoDaVinci (Fri May 25 2012 10:31 AM)
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#796440 - Wed May 23 2012 08:03 AM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: dg_dave]
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I am in, and good luck to triviapaulette. smile May 27 is the start of Round One.
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#796565 - Wed May 23 2012 04:06 PM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: ozzz2002]
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i'm in

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#796575 - Wed May 23 2012 06:36 PM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: wwe84]
LeoDaVinci Offline
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The brackets will be up on Friday the 25th, keep your eyes peeled.
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#796627 - Wed May 23 2012 11:19 PM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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I'm in too, looking forward to it (the men's side at least)
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#796752 - Thu May 24 2012 12:45 PM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: N-Bomb]
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Give it a go

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#796829 - Thu May 24 2012 04:09 PM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Originally Posted By: NovakDjokovic
I'm in and I shall hold all four at one time

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#796855 - Thu May 24 2012 06:18 PM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: BxBarracuda]
George95 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rafael Nadal
Oh really!

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#797002 - Fri May 25 2012 10:32 AM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: George95]
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Originally Posted By: Andy Murray
I am going to impress in the first few rounds, but, I swear, I haven't got it in me, still.
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#797067 - Fri May 25 2012 05:05 PM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Originally Posted By: Andy Roddick
Don't mind me. I'll be out by Friday

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#798715 - Fri Jun 01 2012 08:28 AM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: George95]
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While George95's prediction was correct, it's a bit shocking that there are no American men in the third round of the French Open for the first time in five years. While Andy Murray struggled with back pain and advanced, Roger Federer struggled with unforced errors and advanced as well. On the other hand, top two seeds Djokovic and Nadal made mincemeat out of their opponents and breezed through barely breaking a sweat. John Isner had another match go on forever and ever (remember his match against Mahut in Wimbledon that lasted three days?) this time losing out to Mathieu 18-16 in the final set. It's to be noted that Isner had no match points against Mathieu while the Frenchman had seven.

In the other half, there are no Williams sisters left in the tournament after Venus fell to third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets. Radwanska proceeded to 'build' upon her success and LOST to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third round. On the other hand, top two seeds Sharapova and Azarenka seem to be doing just fine as they proceeded to win their first two matches each.
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#799611 - Mon Jun 04 2012 04:55 PM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Congrats to the LeoDaVinci and Dizart who went 8 for 8, getting all the Men's Quarter-Finalists correct. To boot, 4 other tippers had 7 of 8 correct.

Great going.

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#799671 - Mon Jun 04 2012 06:57 PM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: BxBarracuda]
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And only myself and illiniman have our winners on the women's side alive, thanks to Azarenka, Na, and Serena losing out.

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#799736 - Mon Jun 04 2012 11:31 PM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: George95]
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Shows the differences between the two genders - men's tennis is becoming a bit too predictable, while women's tennis is really just a crapshoot, anything can happen - which is a bit too unpredictable
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#799828 - Tue Jun 05 2012 10:16 AM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: N-Bomb]
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Originally Posted By: N-Bomb
Shows the differences between the two genders - men's tennis is becoming a bit too predictable, while women's tennis is really just a crapshoot, anything can happen - which is a bit too unpredictable


Says the guy who I think won 1 of last years tournaments by amazingly correctly picking an unseeded player from the mens side to make it to the quarters?

The mens top 4 has been boring the last year, but this year might prove different Del Potro has taken the first two sets from Federer and Tsonga is tied 1 - 1 and up 6-5 on Djokovic right now.

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#800662 - Fri Jun 08 2012 10:29 AM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: BxBarracuda]
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Women's final should be interesting, either a stunning run to victory for Sara Errani or a career Grand Slam for Maria Sharapova.

Even though it's predictable, it's still good tennis to see Nadal vs either Djokovic or Federer.


And is it really possible after all these compeitions?

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#800670 - Fri Jun 08 2012 10:58 AM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: BxBarracuda]
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Federer being Federer, when you're down by two sets against a guy you've already lost to before, what do you do? Hit the reset button and start as though nothing had occurred. You then take the next three sets dropping only five games along the way. Simple enough. (Then you face Djokovic in the semifinals and burn out...)

Djokovic was also on the ropes, Tsonga had four match points against him, and Djokovic still managed to get the win. How's that for #1 caliber tennis?

Sara Errani is already a champion at this French Open, wining the women's doubles along with Roberta Vinci.
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#802098 - Thu Jun 14 2012 02:48 PM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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What has happened to the results for this?

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#802159 - Thu Jun 14 2012 06:46 PM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: Dizart]
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Women's
Competition
French Open
2012
Final Results

13 players lodged tips:

6-3 6-2

6-3 6-3
7-5 1-6 6-3

6-2 6-3
6-3 7-6 (2)
3-6 6-2 6-4
6-4 6-1
Maria Sharapova (2) def. Sara Errani (21)

Maria Sharapova (2) def. Petra Kvitova (4)
Sara Errani (21) def. Samantha Stosur (6)

Maria Sharapova (2) def. Kaia Kanepi (23)
Sara Errani (21) def. Angelique Kerber (10)
Petra Kvitova (4) def. Yaroslava Shvedova (33+)
Samantha Stosur (6) def. Dominika Cibulkova (15)


Points distribution

Women's Competition

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

5 Winner Maria Sharapova (2) 7 7 7
3 Finalists Maria Sharapova (2) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Sara Errani (21) 24
2 Semi-Finalists Maria Sharapova (2) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Sara Errani (21) 23
Petra Kvitova (4) 6 6 6 6
Samantha Stosur (6) 8 8
1 Quarter-Finalists Maria Sharapova (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Sara Errani (21) 22
Petra Kvitova (4) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Samantha Stosur (6) 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Kaia Kanepi (23) 24 24
Angelique Kerber (10) 11 11 11 11 11 11
Yaroslava Shvedova (33) 34
Dominika Cibulkova (15) 16
175 3 31 12 17 21 30 30 21 15 26 37 47 30
Tiebreaker: 5 +6 +4 +7 -99 +2 +1 +3 +8 +4 +1 +4 +4 +3
Final Standings!
  picks pts

5 47 : BxBarracuda
7 37 : illiniman4
6 31 : George95
5 30 : paper_aero
6 30 : Sypher
5 30 : Howie72
3 26 : ozzz2002
3 21 : srini701
4 21 : gtho4
4 17 : Dizart
3 15 : LeoDaVinci
3 12 : N-Bomb
1 3 : wwe84
15 175 : Perfect picks

  • Maria Sharapova regains the #1 ranking on the WTA by winning here at the French Open.
  • Congratulations to BxBarracuda, who wins the 2012 Women's French Open tipping competition!
  • He won with 47 points in a very low-scoring field. That's only about a 26.9% strike rate. His solo pick of Kaia Kanepi got him big points for the win.
    {*} Second place went to illiniman4 with only 37 points, and third place went to George95.
  • Fourth, fifth and sixth places were decided on a tiebreaker, as were eighth and ninth.
  • In the cellar we have wwe84 whose three points were barely enough to save him from a very difficult-to-obtain Golden Wood.
    [*} We had unseeded Yaroslava Shvedova go unpicked, as were Dominika Cibulkova and Sara Errani, the runner-up. This just goes to show how narrow the women's field actually is.
  • Once again, this was a record-tying French Open with thirteen people tipping. The all-time record is 14, at Wimbledon.
  • Men's results to follow soon!
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Edited by gtho4 (Thu Jun 21 2012 08:13 AM)
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#804003 - Sat Jun 23 2012 01:05 AM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: LeoDaVinci]
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Well done to Barracuda, illiniman and George...this was a very unpredictable year at Roland Garros, so kudos to Barracuda for picking Kanepi!
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#804024 - Sat Jun 23 2012 08:23 AM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: srini701]
BxBarracuda Offline
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Thanks, wtg iiliniman & George.

Thanks for running the comp LDV.

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#804046 - Sat Jun 23 2012 11:25 AM Re: French Open 2012 ... sign-up sheet [Re: BxBarracuda]
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How did the men's come out? wink
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#806697 - Thu Jul 05 2012 01:07 AM Results & Standings .. French Open [Re: dg_dave]
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srini701 is working on it
someone picked 15/15!

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#806708 - Thu Jul 05 2012 03:50 AM Re: Results & Standings .. French Open [Re: gtho4]
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Originally Posted By: gtho4
srini701 is working on it
someone picked 15/15!


Oh! I have finished working it over...checked the scores twice as well...Since it is Leo's, I thought he would provide the write up and post it here smile
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