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#1080744 - Mon Jan 12 2015 12:21 AM Results & Standings .. Australian Open
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10155
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Australian Open 2015

The first Grand Slam of the year starts Monday, January 19. Stan Wawrinka will try to defend his men's title but there will be a new women's champion as Na Li has retired. The draws will be out on January 16.

ozzz2002 (women's section) and Dizart (men's section) will try to defend their titles in our FT comps. This will be the 10th running of the comp here, and in this time nobody has ever retained their title in the men's section! paper_aero is the only one to have won it more than once so far. srini701 has won the women's comp three years in a row and has won it 4 times in all.

Will it be your turn this year? Sign up here if you are interested. Separate threads will be posted once the draws are out to post your tips.




Edited by gtho4 (Fri Jan 23 2015 01:12 AM)

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#1080745 - Mon Jan 12 2015 12:38 AM Re: Australian Open 2015 -- Sign up Sheet
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Posts: 23908
Loc: New South Wales
Australia
I'm in

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#1080762 - Mon Jan 12 2015 09:31 AM Re: Australian Open 2015 -- Sign up Sheet
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Registered: Fri Mar 16 2007
Posts: 22710
Loc: Buckhaven Fife
Scotland UK
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#1083001 - Mon Feb 02 2015 04:46 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Australian Open
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10155
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Women's
Competition
Australian Open
2015
Final Results

10 players lodged tips:

6-3, 7-6(5)

7-6(5), 6-2
6-3, 6-2

6-2, 6-2
6-3, 4-6, 6-4
6-4, 6-0
6-3, 6-2
Serena Williams [1] bt Maria Sharapova [2]

Serena Williams [1] bt Madison Keys [33]
Maria Sharapova [2] bt Ekaterina Makarova [10]

Serena Williams [1] bt Dominika Cibulkova [11]
Madison Keys [33] bt Venus Williams (USA) [18]
Ekaterina Makarova [10] bt Simona Halep [3]
Maria Sharapova [2] bt Eugenie Bouchard [7]


Points distribution

Women's Competition

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

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

3 Finalists Serena Williams (1) 4 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Maria Sharapova (2) 5 0 0 5 5 0 5 0 5 5 0

2 Semi-Finalists Serena Williams (1) 3 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Maria Sharapova (2) 4 0 4 4 4 0 4 0 4 4 4
Madison Keys (33) 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ekaterina Makarova (10) 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 Quarter-Finalists Serena Williams (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Maria Sharapova (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Madison Keys (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ekaterina Makarova (10) 11 11 11 0 0 0 11 0 0 11 0
Dominika Cibulkova (11) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Venus Williams (18) 19 0 0 19 19 19 0 19 0 0 19
Simona Halep (3) 4 4 4 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 4
Eugenie Bouchard (7) 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Points 162 40 35 48 54 49 50 49 39 50 53
Tiebreaker 9 9 6 6 13 8 8 8 4 7 10

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
9 54 : gtho4
9 53 : wwe84
10 50 : illiniman14
10 50 : srini701
8 49 : Howie72
8 49 : N-Bomb
8 48 : George95
6 40 : BxBarracuda
9 39 : paper_aero
7 35 : Dizart
15 162 : Perfect picks

  • Serena Williams proved yet again why she is streets ahead of the rest of the women's field when in the mood, winning her sixth Australian Open and 19th Grand Slam title, pulling her clear of Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. Can she catch Steffi Graf (22)? Who can bet against her laugh
  • gtho4 wins his second Australian Open women's title here (first was in 2007), with his pick of Venus Williams proving to be the clincher for him. wwe84 was a very close second, just a point behind. wwe84 did not have Sharapova reaching the finals but had Halep making it to the quarters with that being the only difference between him and gtho4!
  • A tie-breakers was needed for the bronze medal as illiniman14 and srini701 were in a dead heat in terms of picks and scores. illiniman clinched it with a tie-break pick that was 1 game better than srini's frown
  • Even a tie-break could not separate the two Kiwis here with Howie72 and N-Bomb picking the same players and the same tie-break score!.... thankfully they are not sharing any medal this year grin
  • Dizart took home the spoon this year, even as we missed 2 regulars Sypher and ozzz2002 (who incidentally, was the defending champion in this section confused )
  • Men's results tomorrow....


Edited by srini701 (Mon Feb 02 2015 04:58 AM)
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#1083069 - Tue Feb 03 2015 03:45 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Australian Open
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10155
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Men's
Competition
Australian Open
2015
Final Results

10 players lodged tips:

7-6(7), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0

7-6(1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
6-7(6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5

7-6(3), 6-4, 6-2
6-3, 6-4, 7-6(6)
6-2, 6-0, 7-6(3)
6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3
Novak Djokovic [1] bt Andy Murray [6]

Novak Djokovic [1] bt Stan Wawrinka [4]
Andy Murray [6] bt Tomas Berdych [7]

Novak Djokovic [1] bt Milos Raonic [8]
Stan Wawrinka [4] bt Kei Nishikori [5]
Tomas Berdych [7] bt Rafael Nadal [3]
Andy Murray [6] bt Nick Kyrgios [33]


Points distribution

Men's Competition

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

5 Winner Novak Djokovic (1) 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 0

3 Finalists Novak Djokovic (1) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Andy Murray (6) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0

2 Semi-Finalists Novak Djokovic (1) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Andy Murray (6) 8 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 8 8 8
Stan Wawrinka (4) 6 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 6 0
Tomas Berdych (7) 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0

1 Quarter-Finalists Novak Djokovic (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Andy Murray (6) 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 7 7 7 7
Stan Wawrinka (4) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Tomas Berdych (7) 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 8 8 0
Milos Raonic (8) 9 9 9 9 0 9 9 9 0 9 0
Kei Nishikori (5) 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 6 6 6
Rafael Nadal (3) 4 4 4 0 4 4 4 0 4 0 4
Nick Kyrgios (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 120 56 48 59 37 39 48 42 53 82 39
Tiebreaker 16 22 19 19 19 18 14 18 20 17 18

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
13 82 : srini701
10 59 : George95
10 56 : BxBarracuda
10 53 : paper_aero
9 48 : Dizart
9 48 : illiniman14
8 42 : N-Bomb
8 39 : Howie72
8 39 : wwe84
8 37 : gtho4
15 120 : Perfect picks

  • Novak Djokovic won for the fifth time in Melbourne. He's won three (out of nine finals) elsewhere! Andy Murray made it to the finals of the Australian Open for the fourth time...and lost for the fourth time! It seemed we might have a good finals when Murray made it and Wawrinka was battling Djokovic hard in the other semis, but alas (for Murray and for the tennis world), Djokovic always seems to find another gear in Melbourne ("Made by Determination" as his Ad for Jacob's Creek says smile )
  • Roger Federer flopped, beaten by a man who had previously won 2 sets in 17 meetings against him. Rafael Nadal battled bravely, lack of matches not withstanding, but it was always clear he would drop against the first really good player he came up against, which he promptly did, against Berdych in the quarters. Seven of the top 8 seeds made it to the quarterfinals, showing up the lack of depth outside the top 10 in the men's field sick
  • srini701 capped a most dominant performance in our comp here, picking 13 out of the 15 picks (and if you discount Nick Kyrgios (and his 34 points) who none of us picked, srini's 13/14 picks also won 95% of the total points on offer...he only missed Nadal!
  • George95 and BxBarracuda complete the podium this year, while gtho4 went from champion in the women's section to a spoon in the men's!

    That's the first Grand Slam of the year then....thank you all and here's hoping Nadal will recover well enough in time for another crack at Paris in May...
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#1083074 - Tue Feb 03 2015 07:36 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Australian Open
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 51352
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder
congrats to three medallists, and thank you srini701 for running this

Originally Posted By: srini701
George95 and BxBarracuda complete the podium this year, while gtho4 went from champion in the women's section to a spoon in the men's!

yep, hot and cold!

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