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#1059705 - Mon Aug 18 2014 12:29 AM Results & Standings .. US Open
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
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Loc: Hyderabad India           
US Open 2014


The final Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2014 starts Monday, August 25!

Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are the defending champions on the courts, while Dizart (women) and Howie72 (men) will defend their titles here in our FT comp...Incidentally, Dizart has won 2 men's titles in 2014 already (Australian Open and Wimbledon), while Howie72 has won the French (Women)

Can they add to their titles? Anyone else wants to take a shot at their titles? Sign up here if you are interested.

Draws will be posted in separate threads when they are announced later this week.


US Open 2014 Women's singles .. Wednesday, Aug 27
US Open 2014 Men's singles .. Wednesday, Aug 27


Edited by gtho4 (Sat Oct 25 2014 06:34 PM)
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#1059709 - Mon Aug 18 2014 12:46 AM Re: US Open 2014 --- Sign Up Sheet
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#1059735 - Mon Aug 18 2014 06:55 AM Re: US Open 2014 --- Sign Up Sheet
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#1063835 - Tue Sep 09 2014 05:28 AM Re: Results & Standings .. US Open
srini701 Offline
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Posts: 10107
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Women's
Competition
US Open
2014
Final Results

11 players lodged tips:

6-3, 6-3

6-1, 6-3
7-6 , 4-3 (Retd)

6-3, 6-2
6-4, 6-2
6-2, 6-1
6-0, 6-1
Serena Williams bt Caroline Wozniacki

Serena Williams bt Ekaterina Makarova
Caroline Wozniacki bt Shuai Peng

Serena Williams bt Flavia Pennetta
Ekaterina Makarova bt Victoria Azarenka
Shuai Peng bt Belinda Bencic
Caroline Wozniacki bt Sara Errani


Points distribution

Women's Competition

pts seed PP BxB Diz G95 gt4 H72 illi N-B ozz pap sri wwe

5 Winner Serena Williams (1) 6 0 6 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 6 6

3 Finalists Serena Williams (1) 4 0 4 4 0 4 0 4 0 4 4 4
Caroline Wozniacki (10) 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 Semi-Finalists Serena Williams (1) 3 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 3
Caroline Wozniacki (10) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ekaterina Makarova (17) 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shuai Peng (33) 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 Quarter-Finalists Serena Williams (1) 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Caroline Wozniacki (10) 11 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 11 0 0
Ekaterina Makarova (17) 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shuai Peng (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flavia Pennetta (11) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0
Victoria Azarenka (16) 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 17 17 17 17 0
Belinda Bencic (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sara Errani (13) 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 14 14

Points 234 17 15 15 16 15 19 44 19 43 46 29
Tiebreaker 6 6 1 1 5 8 5 2 2 4 1 3

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
6 46 : srini701
6 44 : N-Bomb
6 43 : paper_aero
5 29 : wwe84
2 19 : ozzz2002
2 19 : illiniman14
1 17 : BxBarracuda
3 16 : gtho4
4 15 : Dizart
4 15 : George95
4 15 : Howie72
15 234 : Perfect picks

  • Serena Williams won her sixth US Open women's singles title without dropping a set, and along the way, set a slew of records: she is now equal with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on 18 Grand Slam singles titles behind only Steffi Graf in the Open era (22). Serena Williams also became the first player to win three consecutive US Open titles since Chris Evert, who swept four in a row from 1975 to 1978. This was also the third year that Serena won the US Open without losing a set (2002 and 2008). For good measure, she is yet to lose in the US Open when she was seeded 1 smile
  • But the rest of the tournament was a complete lottery, as none of the other top 8 seeds made it to even the quarterfinals. A resurgent Caroline Wozniacki at number 10, was the next highest seed in the last 8! Shaui Peng and Belinda Bencic were among those who made it, as did Ekaterina Makarova and Sara Errani. To be fair to the last two named, both were in the quarters last year as well!
  • But we continued to plumb new depths in our tipping comp here, with Serena Williams almost exclusively winning us most of our points grin With a grand total of 46 out of a possible 234 points, srini701 wins the 2014 US Open women's comp (19.6% of the actual score!) N-Bomb and paper_aero filled the podium spots. All our medallists can thank Victoria Azarenka for their medals. The difference in standings was made by the other quarterfinalists they each picked.
  • Howie72, Dizart and George95 all had only Serena winning them their points, but Howie's "poorer" tie-break score sees him taking home the spoon for this year.
  • Will we do any better in the men's competition? watch this space for the men's results to follow smile
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#1063840 - Tue Sep 09 2014 06:48 AM Re: Results & Standings .. US Open
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10107
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Men's
Competition
US Open
2014
Final Results

11 players lodged tips:

6-3, 6-3, 6-3

6-3, 6-4, 6-4
6-4, 1-6, 7-6(4), 6-3

6-2, 6-4, 7-6(4)
3-6, 7-5, 7-6(7), 6-7(5), 6-4
7-6(1) 6-7(1), 6-2, 6-4
4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2
Marin Cilic bt Kei Nishikori

Marin Cilic bt Roger Federer
Kei Nishikori bt Novak Djokovic

Marin Cilic bt Tomas Berdych
Kei Nishikori bt Stan Wawrinka
Novak Djokovic bt Andy Murray
Roger Federer bt Gael Monfils


Points distribution

Men's Competition

pts seed PP BxB Diz G95 gt4 H72 illi N-B ozz pap sri wwe

5 Winner Marin Cilic (14) 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 Finalists Marin Cilic (14) 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kei Nishikori (10) 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 Semi-Finalists Marin Cilic (14) 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kei Nishikori (10) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roger Federer (2) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Novak Djokovic (1) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 3

1 Quarter-Finalists Marin Cilic (14) 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kei Nishikori (10) 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roger Federer (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Novak Djokovic (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Tomas Berdych (6) 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 0
Stan Wawrinka (3) 4 4 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 4 4
Andy Murray (8) 9 9 9 0 0 0 9 0 0 9 0 9
Gael Monfils (20) 21 0 0 0 0 21 21 0 0 0 0 21

Points 156 67 47 12 12 37 42 19 12 32 13 46
Tiebreaker 9 15 20 16 23 19 14 14 11 20 16 16

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
9 67 : BxBarracuda
8 47 : Dizart
7 46 : wwe84
6 42 : illiniman14
6 37 : Howie72
7 32 : paper_aero
5 19 : N-Bomb
4 13 : srini701
4 12 : ozzz2002
4 12 : George95
4 12 : gtho4
15 156 : Perfect picks

  • For the first time since the 2005 Australian Open, none of the "Big Four" (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray) made it to the final of a Grand Slam tournament! Even when Juan Martin Del Potro and Stan Wawrinka managed to win a slam each in this period, they had one of the big four across the net to contend with in the final!
  • Marin Cilic becomes the first No. 14 seed to win a major title in the Open era, and the first US Open champion outside the Top 10 since No. 17 Pete Sampras won in 2002. His previous best in a slam was semifinals at Australian Open in 2010 and a quarterfinals in this year's Wimbledon!
  • Kei Nishikori's story is even better!! He is the first Japanese to make it to the last 8 of a Slam since Shuzo Matsuoka did it in 1995 blush And to reach the final, he took down No. 5 Milos Raonic, No. 3 Stan Wawrinka and No. 1 Novak Djokovic in successive rounds! New York truly is the MOST egalitarian of all Grand Slams wink
  • BxBarracuda had the temerity to put his money on Cilic to reach the last 4 and for Nishikori to make it to last 8 here and it paid off most handsomely, as he wins this year's US Open men's comp here by a whopping 20 points! I bet he would have made a bag of money had he done the same on the betting market too grin
  • Dizart took home the silver while the ever persistent wwe84's chances paid off, landing him a bronze.
  • Like in the women's comp, we had 3 people thanking just 2 men for all their points. Djokovic and Federer's scores were all that were left for ozzz, george95 and gtho4, and the tie-break ensured gtho4 finished bottom of the heap for 2014

    That's it then for 2014...thank you for continuing to play the Grand Slams, and see you all at the Australian Open in 2015 next smile
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#1063841 - Tue Sep 09 2014 07:14 AM Re: Results & Standings .. US Open
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Loc: Sydney
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Nice work, Srini, and well down to all the winners.
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