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#1082318 - Tue Jan 27 2015 12:51 AM Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
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Team Tennis 2015 -- February to November 2015

This will be the second edition of the Team tennis competition (Fed Cup and Davis Cup). 13 people took part in the inaugural edition in 2014, and N-Bomb has the privilege of being the first winner, with srini701 and Howie72 joining him on the podium.

We will only tip the countries we think will win each tie from the list I will provide before each round. Only issue is: The comp will only have 7 rounds, but will run almost the entire year!

The schedule for 2015 is:

1. Fed Cup First round: 7 - 8 February 2015
2. Davis Cup First round : 6-8 March 2015
3. Fed Cup semis & Group 1 and 2 playoffs: 18-19 April 2015
4. Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals, Group 1 2nd round: 17 - 19 July 2015
5. Davis Cup World Group Semis: 18-20 September 2015
6. Fed Cup final: 14-15 November 2015
7. Davis Cup finals: 27 - 29 November 2015

Again, we shall have the competition only if there are a minimum of 10 people ready to play (and last) it smile

Please let me know your interest by signing up here. Also any suggestions/ideas you may have in what we can do better this year. The first threads will go up once I know we have a quorum!




Edited by gtho4 (Mon Nov 16 2015 01:42 AM)

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#1082320 - Tue Jan 27 2015 12:55 AM Re: Team Tennis 2015...Comp or NO Comp?
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Count me in, Srini! Only nine players to go...
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#1082327 - Tue Jan 27 2015 01:43 AM Re: Team Tennis 2015...Comp or NO Comp?
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I'm in

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#1082338 - Tue Jan 27 2015 08:47 AM Re: Team Tennis 2015...Comp or NO Comp?
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I'm in

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#1082343 - Tue Jan 27 2015 09:16 AM Re: Team Tennis 2015...Comp or NO Comp?
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I would join as well

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#1082344 - Tue Jan 27 2015 09:32 AM Re: Team Tennis 2015...Comp or NO Comp?
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Here's a fifth.

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#1082379 - Tue Jan 27 2015 02:40 PM Re: Team Tennis 2015...Comp or NO Comp?
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Yes
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#1082402 - Tue Jan 27 2015 04:41 PM Re: Team Tennis 2015...Comp or NO Comp?
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#1082523 - Wed Jan 28 2015 11:58 PM Re: Team Tennis 2015...Comp or NO Comp?
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Me.
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#1082556 - Thu Jan 29 2015 04:12 AM Re: Team Tennis 2015...Comp or NO Comp?
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wow! so we will have a comp again! Thank you all smile The first thread will be up in a day or two and team lists updated when announced.
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#1082713 - Fri Jan 30 2015 12:16 PM Re: Team Tennis 2015...Comp or NO Comp?
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I shall follow.

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#1083764 - Mon Feb 09 2015 12:47 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
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Posts: 10164
Loc: Hyderabad India

Round 1 (Fed Cup)
Team Tennis - 2015
Feb 7 - 8


13 players lodged tips:

0-4
2-3
0-4
4-1
4-1
3-2
1-3
1-4
.12
3
12
11
3
7
9
13
.Canada v Czech Republic
Italy v France
Poland v Russia
Germany v Australia
Netherlands v Slovakia
Romania v Spain
Sweden v Switzerland
Argentina v USA
.BxBarracuda
BxBarracuda, paper_aero, Sypher
BxBarracuda
ozzz2002, paper_aero
dg_dave, illiniman14, George95


Everybody! `
`.
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Tipping Comp Standings



position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP


1 - 1-1 illiniman14 b -- 14 15 1 1
2 - 2-2 gtho4 -- 12 12
2 - 2-2 George95 -- 12 12
2 - 2-2 Howie72 -- 12 12
2 - 2-2 N-Bomb -- 12 12
2 - 2-2 srini701 -- 12 12
2 - 2-2 Sypher -- 11 12
8 - 8-8 dg_dave -- 10 10
8 - 8-8 Dizart -- 10 10
8 - 8-8 paper_aero -- 10 10
11 - 11-11 BxBarracuda -- 8 8 1
11 - 11-11 ozzz2002 -- 8 8 1
11 - 11-11 wwe84 -- 8 8 1

late starters ---8---

default = wooden spoon
s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
b = Perfect Pick Bonus (7/8, 8/8)

Weekly Leader


1. +3 illiniman14
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.



  • Welcome back to the second edition of the Team tennis competition. 12 of us have returned (LeoDaVinci signed up but did not post tips confused ) and we added dg_dave to the list grin, so we start at 13 again!

  • Fed Cup and Davis Cups have a great history of making mockery of players' rankings, but this was one round where most of the favorites went through as expected. Defending champions Czech Republic were without Petra Kvitova, but they still thrashed Canada (who were themselves without their star player Eugenie Bouchard) in the latter's home ground. Canada, who were playing in their first ever Fed Cup World Group I tie, will now figure in the play-offs in April to stay afloat. The Czech Republic will take on France in the semifinals after the French knocked four-times champions Italy out, coming from 0-2 behind to pull off a great upset on road! It was only the seventh time since 1995 that a team had recovered from a 2-0 deficit to win in Fed Cup and the first time France had achieved it!!

  • The other World Group I semifinal will feature Russia against Germany. Led by Maria Sharapova, the Russians overwhelmed Poland 4-0, while Germany dished out a comprehensive 4-1 defeat to Australia. Should be a cracker of a semis there if all the top players figure in it.

  • In the World group II, Romania beat back a spirited challenge from Spain to move into World Group I play-offs. This was the only match in which we were all equally divided here in our picks smile Netherlands, Switzerland and USA also won through quite easily. USA was the only match which we all agreed on here!

  • illiniman14 takes the first honors for the year with a near perfect picks. But he also forgot to lodge an advance pick for the Fed Cup winner, and so will miss out on the bonus points towards the end of the year crazy

  • Also forgetting to lodge picks for the winner was BxBarracuda, who takes home the first spoon (sharing it with wwe84 and ozzz2002). dg_dave picked USA to win the Fed Cup (Dave, unfortunately, the Fed Cup winner only comes from the group I countries and I had listed it so in the thread frown ) while ozzz picked Italy. The rest of us all have live picks for 3/1 bonus points going into the semis.

    The next round of the comp will be the Davis Cup first round matches in the first weekend of March (6-8 March).

  • _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1086666 - Tue Mar 10 2015 12:46 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Star Poster

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 10164
    Loc: Hyderabad India

    Round 2 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2015
    March 6 - 8


    14 players lodged tips:

    2-3
    3-2
    2-3
    3-2
    3-2
    5-0
    3-2
    3-2
    2-3
    3-2
    1-4
    4-1
    3-2
    5-0
    5-0
    2-3
    .12
    4
    5
    0
    14
    10
    9
    6
    10
    11
    6
    13
    8
    10
    9
    13
    .Germany v France
    Great Britain v USA
    Czech Republic v Australia
    Kazakhstan v Italy
    Argentina v Brazil
    Serbia v Croatia
    Canada v Japan
    Belgium v Switzerland
    Barbados v Dominican Republic
    Thailand v Korea, Rep.
    New Zealand v China P.R
    Russia v Denmark
    Sweden v Austria
    Slovakia v Slovenia
    Romania v Israel
    Poland v Lithuania
    .BxBarracuda, dg_dave
    Dizart, LeoDaVinci, srini701, Sypher
    gtho4, srini701, N-Bomb, George95, dg_dave
    Nobody! frown
    Everybody smile
    ozzz2002, Dizart, Sypher, dg_dave
    ozzz2002, Dizart, Sypher, wwe84, BxBarracuda
    ozzz2002, srini701, N-Bomb, Howie72, illiniman14, George95
    ozzz2002, BxBarracuda, gtho4, Sypher
    ozzz2002, srini701, dg_dave
    wwe84, Sypher, gtho4, Howie72, George95, dg_dave
    BxBarracuda
    ozzz2002, BxBarracuda, Sypher, paper_aero, gtho4, dg_dave
    ozzz2002, paper_aero, Sypher, dg_dave
    ozzz2002, LeoDaVinci, wwe84, Sypher, gtho4
    gtho4 `
    `.
    140


    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP


    1 1 1-1 illiniman14 15 12 27 1 1
    1 2 1-2 George95 b 12 14 27 1 1
    3 2 2-3 Howie72 12 13 25
    3 2 2-3 N-Bomb 12 13 25
    3 2 2-3 srini701 12 13 25
    6 2 2-6 gtho4 12 9 21
    7 8 7-8 Dizart 10 10 20
    8 2 2-8 Sypher 12 7 19
    8 - 8-8 LeoDaVinci d 11 19
    8 8 8-8 paper_aero 10 9 19
    11 8 8-11 dg_dave 10 8 18
    11 11 11-11 wwe84 8 10 18 1
    13 11 11-13 BxBarracuda 8 6 14 1
    14 11 11-14 ozzz2002 8 5 13 2

    late starters ---13---

    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (14/16 or better)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 illiniman14
    2. +2 illiniman14, George95
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • The Davis Cup is probably one of the finest theatres of drama, excitement, surprise and tragedy smile This weekend proved that in abundance on many courts around the world. To start with the World Group, defending champions Switzerland left out both Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka and paid dearly for it, as Belgium handed them a shock first round exit. Will the Swiss big guns return for a World Group playoff tie in September? Let's wait and see....Great Britain beat the United States in the first round, a repeat of their 2014 result, with Andy Murray winning both his singles and James Ward shocking John Isner again! Lightning sometimes does strike twice wink

  • Germany extended their losing streak against France to 77 years now, losing to the French at home this time (BxBarracuda and dg_dave predicted an upset that was not to be frown ). Bernard Tomic put Australia into the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup for the first time since 2006, with the Czech Republic resting Tomas Berdych for the tie. Kazakhstan made it to the quarterfinals for the 4th time in 5 years ( confused ) beating Italy this time, a result NONE of us saw coming here sick

  • Canada won a World Group tie for only the third time in their history, beating Japan for the first time in seven attempts; Serbia surged to an easy win against Croatia but the drama of the weekend was reserved for the Argentina-Brazil tie in Beunos Aires, where Argentina No. 1 Leonardo Mayer and Brazil's Joao Souza fought out a six hour, forty-three minute thriller (the second longest tennis match ever and the longest in Davis Cup history), forcing the tie to move to Monday....this was the only tie all 14 of us agreed upon here crazy

  • George95 picked up a HoF and with a near perfect bonus point, joins illiniman14 in the lead. He only missed the USA and Italy matches. srini701, N-Bomb and Howie72 missed 3 matches each and missed the bonus point, but they are not too far behind the leaders.

  • ozzz2002 took home a second spoon but BxBarracuda is not too far ahead. Interesting battle between these two too at the other end of the ladder smile

    The next round of the comp will be the Fed Cup semifinals and playoffs on 18-19 April 2015 (and hopefully LeoDaVinci will *finally* lodge tips for a Fed Cup round smile )

  • _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1092402 - Mon Apr 20 2015 11:58 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
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    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 10164
    Loc: Hyderabad India

    Round 3 (Fed Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2015
    April 18 - 19


    13 of 14 players lodged tips:

    3-1
    3-2
    3-2
    4-1
    2-3
    2-3
    2-3
    4-1
    .11
    6
    6
    1
    6
    6
    6
    13
    .Czech Republic vs France
    Russia vs Germany
    Italy vs USA
    Netherlands vs Australia
    Poland vs Switzerland
    Canada vs Romania
    Japan vs Belarus
    Serbia vs Paraguay
    .wwe84, gtho4
    wwe84, BxB, paper, Sypher, George95, dg_dave
    Dizart, BxB, gtho4, srini701, N-Bomb, illini
    wwe84 smile
    Dizart, Sypher, dg_dave, paper, srini701, gtho4
    ozzz2002, Dizart, srini701, Howie72, illini, dg_dave
    wwe84, gtho4, srini701, Howie72, illini, George95
    Everybody! smile `
    `.
    55


    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP


    1 1 1-1 illiniman14 27 10 37 1 1
    1 3 1-3 srini701 25 12 37 1
    3 1 1-3 George95 27 8 35 1 1
    4 3 2-4 Howie72 25 8 33
    5 3 2-5 N-Bomb 25 6 31 1
    6 7 6-8 Dizart 20 10 30
    7 6 2-7 gtho4 21 8 29
    8 11 8-11 dg_dave 18 10 28
    9 8 2-9 Sypher 19 8 27
    9 8 8-9 paper_aero 19 8 27
    9 11 9-11 wwe84 s 18 8 27 1 1
    12 8 8-12 LeoDaVinci 19 d 25
    13 13 11-13 BxBarracuda 14 7* 21 1
    14 14 11-14 ozzz2002 13 6 19 3


    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (7/8 or 8/8)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 illiniman14
    2. +2 illiniman14, George95
    3. +2 illiniman14, srini701
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • Defending Champions Czech Republic reached their fourth Fed Cup finals in five years. Led by Petra Kvitova, they were never troubled by the French, and easily won the tie. Only wwe84 and gtho4 thought the French had a chance against the champions. When Maria Sharapova pulled out of the semifinals, a lot of us here went for Germany as the Germans did name a very strong team. And when the Germans duly made it 2-2 with wins in the reverse singles, the tie was theirs for losing. And lose they did, allowing the Russians to scrape through on the back of some noisy home support!

  • Serena Williams NEVER lost a Fed Cup tie (singles or doubles) in her career...but Venus Williams pulling out and the Italians in their backyard was a little too much even for her, and Italy duly beat the Americans to return to the World Group for 2016....In other World Group Playoffs, Netherlands beat the Australians (only wwe84 saw it happening), the Romanians won in Canada and Switzerland beat Poland (Martina Hingis played singles for the first time in seven years!)

  • We were equally divided in almost all our picks here, and with LeoDaVinci continuing to stay away from the Fed Cup, most ties had a 6-7 picks! srini701 took home the HoF to join illiniman14 in the lead. N-Bomb shared the spoon for the round with ozzz2002, who makes it a hat-trick of spoons. BxBarracuda is penalised a point for late tips.

    The next round of the comp will be the Davis Cup over the July 17-19 weekend. Make sure you come back in 3 months to lodge tips then smile
  • _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1102696 - Mon Jul 20 2015 10:58 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
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    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 10164
    Loc: Hyderabad India

    Round 4 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2015
    July 17 - 19


    11 of 14 players lodged tips:

    3-1
    3-2
    4-1
    5-0
    2-3
    5-0
    3-2
    3-2
    2-3
    3-1
    3-2
    2-3
    2-3
    3-1
    4-1
    0-5
    .2
    11
    5
    7
    6
    9
    9
    10
    7
    9
    1
    2
    10
    6
    8
    10
    .Great Britain vs France
    Australia vs Kazakhstan
    Argentina vs Serbia
    Belgium vs Canada
    Ecuador vs Dominican Republic
    Chile vs Mexico (Group II)
    Venezuela vs El Salvador (Group II)
    Uzbekistan vs Korea, Rep.
    New Zealand vs India
    Chinese Taipei vs Philippines (Group II)
    Russia vs Spain
    Austria vs Netherlands
    Romania vs Slovakia
    Poland vs Ukraine
    Portugal vs Finland (Group II)
    Luxembourg vs Bulgaria (Group II)
    .wwe84, gtho4 smile
    Everybody
    Dizart, paper, srini, N-Bomb, Howie
    ozzz, wwe, Dizart, gtho4

    George95, dg_dave
    wwe, paper
    Dizart
    srini frown , Howie, George95, dg_dave
    ozzz, gtho4
    ozzz smile
    ozzz, gtho4 smile
    srini701

    Dizart, paper, George95
    paper `
    `.
    112


    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP


    1 1 1-1 illiniman14 37 12 49 1 1
    2 1 1-3 srini701 37 11 48 1
    3 5 2-5 N-Bomb 31 13 44 1 1
    3 4 2-4 Howie72 33 11 44
    5 3 1-5 George95 35 8 43 1 1 1
    6 7 2-7 gtho4 ss 29 10 41 2
    7 9 7-11 wwe84 s 27 10 38 1 2
    7 6 6-8 Dizart 30 8 38 1
    9 8 8-11 dg_dave 28 9 37
    10 9 8-10 paper_aero 27 9 36
    11 9 2-11 Sypher 27 d 35
    12 12 8-12 LeoDaVinci 25 d 33
    13 14 11-14 ozzz2002 ss 19 11 32 3 2
    14 13 11-14 BxBarracuda 21 d 29 1


    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (14/15/16 of 16)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 illiniman14
    2. +2 illiniman14, George95
    3. +2 illiniman14, srini701
    4. +1 illiniman14
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • Andy Murray beat France in all 3 of his matches to take Great Britain to its first ever Davis Cup World Group semifinals since 1981! He will be facing old foes Australia (wasn't that supposed to be only in cricket?) there after the Australians came from 0-2 behind to beat Kazakhstan...after the youngsters Kokkinakis and Kyrgios flopped on day 1, the Aussies turned to their "veterans" Sam Groth and Lleyton Hewitt for the doubles and the reverse singles. Can the Aussies stop Murray? We will know in September.

  • The other semifinals will be contested by Belgium (who are in their first semifinals since 1999) and Argentina (in the semifinals for the 10th time since 2002 shocked ) There was plenty of drama in the Group I matches as well, with Russia stunning Spain after being down 0-2, India clawing back on the final day from 1-2 down against New Zealand, Netherlands dominating Austria away and a pumped up Poland putting it past Ukraine. Dominican Republic will feature in the World Group Playoffs as well in September, while 5-times winner Spain will be contesting the Europe Group I division next year smile

  • N-Bomb took the honors here with an impressive 13/16, but the ones getting bonus points this round were gtho4, ozzz2002 and wwe84....Most of us have no live picks for the advance bonus points for finals, thanks to Murray...

    The next round of the comp will be the Davis Cup semifinals and world group playoffs over the September 18-20 weekend.
  • _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1102697 - Mon Jul 20 2015 11:00 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
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    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 10164
    Loc: Hyderabad India
    Advance Tips for winners of Fed Cup (women) and Davis Cup (men)....Lodged in rounds 1 and 4 ...Points to be added to rounds 6 and 7.


    Fed Cup
    Davis Cup
    BxBarracuda
    ---
    ---
    Dizart
    Czech Rep
    France
    dg_dave
    USA
    France
    George95
    Germany
    France
    gtho4
    Russia
    Australia
    Howie72
    Germany
    France
    illiniman14
    ---
    France
    Leo
    ---
    ---
    N-Bomb
    Germany
    France
    ozzz2002
    Italy
    Australia
    paper_aero
    Czech Rep
    France
    srini701
    Russia
    France
    Sypher
    Czech Rep
    ---
    wwe84
    Russia
    Serbia
    _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1109366 - Mon Sep 21 2015 04:34 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
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    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 10164
    Loc: Hyderabad India

    Round 5 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2015
    September 18 - 20


    12 of 14 players lodged tips:

    3-2
    3-2
    1-3
    4-1
    1-4
    1-3
    2-3
    1-4
    1-3
    3-2
    0-5
    0-5
    1-4
    2-3
    .8
    5
    10
    11
    7
    10
    9
    11
    5
    8
    11
    11
    5
    10
    .Great Britain vs Australia
    Belgium vs Argentina
    India v Czech Republic
    Switzerland v Netherlands
    Russia v Italy
    Uzbekistan v USA
    Colombia v Japan
    Dominican Republic v Germany
    Brazil v Croatia
    Poland v Slovakia
    Thailand v China
    Denmark v Spain
    Lithuania v Ukraine
    Barbados v Ecuador
    . ozzz, Leo, wwe84, gtho4
    paper, srini, N-Bomb, illini, Howie
    ozzz, dg_dave
    ozzz
    ozzz, wwe, paper, gtho, dg_dave
    srini, dg_dave
    N-Bomb, illiniman, dg_dave
    paper
    ozzz, gtho, paper, srini, dg_dave
    wwe, paper, illiniman, dg_dave
    LeoDaVinci
    dg_dave
    ozzz, dizart, gtho4, Howie, dg_dave
    LeoDaVinci, wwe `
    `.
    121


    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP

    1 2 1-3 srini701 48 14 62 1
    2 1 1-2 illiniman14 49 12 61 1 1
    3 4 2-4 Howie72 b 44 15 60 1 1
    4 3 2-5 N-Bomb 44 13 57 1 1
    5 5 1-5 George95 43 12 55 1 1 1
    6 6 2-7 gtho4 41 11 52 2
    7 7 6-8 Dizart 38 13 51 1
    8 10 8-10 paper_aero 36 12 48
    9 9 8-11 dg_dave 37 8 45
    10 7 7-11 wwe84 38 7 45 2 2
    11 11 2-11 Sypher 35 d7 42
    12 12 8-12 LeoDaVinci 33 8 41
    13 14 11-14 ozzz2002 32 9 41 3 2
    14 13 11-14 BxBarracuda 29 d7 36 1


    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (13/14 or 14/14)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 illiniman14
    2. +2 illiniman14, George95
    3. +2 illiniman14, srini701
    4. +1 illiniman14
    5. +1 srini701
    6.
    7.



  • Andy Murray beat France in July and now he beat Australia...single-handedly! Murray won all 3 of his ties to take Great Britain to their first-ever Davis Cup Finals since 1978 shocked Can he do his magic just one last time in November?

  • Facing up to Murray in the finals at home, will be Belgium...who are playing their first Davis Cup Finals in yes, 111 years shocked blush sick ....Belgium last played for the massive trophy in 1904, when they lost to...beat this....the British Isles tongue What were the odds of that happening when this year's tournament began with the likes of Switzerland, France, Czech Republic and Australia, all with world-class players in their ranks?

  • The World Group Play-offs were more according to the players' ranks, with most favorites winning (home or away)...Colombia came within a point of qualifying for the World group, but fell for the 3rd straight year, India were outplayed by the Czech Republic, USA overcame a tricky Uzbekistan, while Croatia and Germany had easy road wins.

  • Howie72's "last minute change of mind" helped him in both matches as he notches an impressive 13/14 picks (remember we were awarding 2 points each for the World Group semis and 1 point each for all others)...Howie gets a perfect pick bonus and he moves into podium position.....illiniman14 falls off the top spot for the first time this season and srini701 edges ahead by a point....wwe84 takes home his second spoon for the season with 7/14 picks.

    The next round of the comp will be the finals of the Fed Cup on 14-15 November. Please remember to come back then for the penultimate round of the year.
  • _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1109367 - Mon Sep 21 2015 04:38 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Star Poster

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 10164
    Loc: Hyderabad India
    Advance Tips for winners of Fed Cup (women) and Davis Cup (men)....Lodged in rounds 1 and 4 ...Points to be added to rounds 6 and 7. NONE of us have any live picks for Davis Cup, so we can all breathe easy there grin



    Fed Cup
    Davis Cup
    BxBarracuda
    ---
    ---
    Dizart
    Czech Rep
    France
    dg_dave
    USA
    France
    George95
    Germany
    France
    gtho4
    Russia
    Australia
    Howie72
    Germany
    France
    illiniman14
    ---
    France
    Leo
    ---
    ---
    N-Bomb
    Germany
    France
    ozzz2002
    Italy
    Australia
    paper_aero
    Czech Rep
    France
    srini701
    Russia
    France
    Sypher
    Czech Rep
    ---
    wwe84
    Russia
    Serbia
    _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1116309 - Mon Nov 16 2015 01:21 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Star Poster

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 10164
    Loc: Hyderabad India

    R6 (Fed Cup Finals)
    Team Tennis - 2015
    November 14 - 15


    11 of 14 players lodged tips:

    CZECH REPUBLIC beat RUSSIA 3-2
    1. P. KVITOVA (Cze) bt A. PAVLYUCHENKOVA (Rus) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
    2. M. SHARAPOVA (Rus) bt K. PLISKOVA (Cze) 6-3, 6-4
    3. M. SHARAPOVA (Rus) bt P. KVITOVA (Cze) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
    4. K. PLISKOVA (Cze) bt A. PAVLYUCHENKOVA (Rus) 6-3, 6-4
    5. K. PLISKOVA/ B. STRYCOVA (Cze) bt A. PAVLYUCHENKOVA/ E. VESNINA (Rus) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
    Winner of tie (2pts)
    First singles
    Doubles
    First Day
    Czech Republic (3 pts)
    Russia (1 pt)
    .8
    6
    5
    6
    3
    3
    . Czech Republic
    Petra Kvitova (Czech)
    K. PLISKOVA/ B. STRYCOVA (Cze)
    Tie
    .wwe84, gtho4, ozzz2002
    .
    .
    .
    Dizart, Sypher, paper
    wwe, gtho4, srini701
    `
    `.
    45


    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP

    1 1 1-3 srini701 62 5 67 1
    2 2 1-2 illiniman14 61 4 65 1 1
    3 3 2-4 Howie72 60 3 63 1 1
    4 4 2-5 N-Bomb 57 4 61 1 1
    5 5 1-5 George95 55 4 59 1 1 1
    6 7 6-8 Dizart 51 7 58 1 1
    7 8 8-10 paper_aero 48 7 55 1
    8 6 2-8 gtho4 52 1 53 1 2
    9 9 8-11 dg_dave 45 4 49
    10 10 7-11 wwe84 45 1 46 3 2
    11 11 2-11 Sypher 42 3 45
    12 12 8-12 LeoDaVinci 41 d0 41
    13 14 11-14 ozzz2002 41 2 43 3 2
    14 13 11-14 BxBarracuda 36 d0 36 1
    45

    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (13/14 or 14/14)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 illiniman14
    2. +2 illiniman14, George95
    3. +2 illiniman14, srini701
    4. +1 illiniman14
    5. +1 srini701
    6. +2 srini701
    7.





  • The Czech Republic won its 4th Fed Cup title in the last 5 years defeating Russia 3-2 in an enthralling encounter. The hosts came back from 2-1 down on the final day after Maria Sharapova showed why she is one the best players in the world with a stunning performance. Sharapova won both her singles matches, but the Czechs managed to put it past the second Russian singles player and won the doubles tie to wrap up their title.

  • Dizart and paper_aero had a near perfect round there, picking everything except the score after the first day. The advance pick points from round 1 went to 6 players...with 3 players (N-Bomb, Howie72 and George95) picking Germany and 1 (ozzz2002) going for Italy. dg_dave had USA as his advance pick, while 3 players (LeoDavinci, BxBarracuda and illiniman14) had no advance pick.

    The next round of the comp will be the final round for the year and will feature the Davis Cup finals between November 27-29.


  • Edited by srini701 (Mon Nov 16 2015 09:51 PM)
    Edit Reason: Corrected positions on ladder...thanks Dizart!

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    #1118009 - Mon Nov 30 2015 12:33 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Star Poster

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 10164
    Loc: Hyderabad India

    **FINAL** Round (Davis Cup Finals)
    Team Tennis - 2015
    November 27 - 29


    11 of 14 players lodged tips:

    GREAT BRITAIN beat BELGIUM 3-1
    1. D GOFFIN (Bel) bt K EDMUND (Bri) 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-0
    2. A MURRAY (Bri) bt BEMELMANS (Bel) 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
    3. A MURRAY & J MURRAY (Bri) bt S DARCIS & D GOFFIN 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
    4. A MURRAY (Bri) bt D GOFFIN (Bel) 6-3, 7-5, 6-3
    5. R BEMELMANS vs K EDMUND Not played
    Winner of tie (2pts)
    First singles
    Doubles
    First Day
    Britain (3 pts)
    Belgium (1 pt)
    .9
    6
    9
    9
    0
    0
    . Great Britain
    David Goffin (Belgium)
    A Murray/J Murray (Britain)
    Tie
    .ozzz2002, illiniman14
    .
    ozzz2002, George95
    ozzz2002, gtho4
    No one
    No one
    `
    `.
    42


    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ----------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws TBP

    1 1 1-3 srini701 67 5 72 2
    2 3 2-4 Howie72 63 5 68 2 1
    3 2 1-3 illiniman14 65 3 68 1 1
    -----------------------------------------
    4 4 2-5 N-Bomb 61 5 66 2 1
    5 6 5-8 Dizart 58 5 63 2 1
    6 5 1-6 George95 59 3 62 1 1 1
    7 7 8-10 paper_aero 55 4 59 1
    8 8 2-8 gtho4 53 3 56 1 2
    9 9 8-11 dg_dave 49 4 53
    10 10 7-11 wwe84 46 4 50 3 2
    11 11 2-11 Sypher 45 d1 46
    12 13 11-14 ozzz2002 43 1 44 4 2
    13 12 8-13 LeoDaVinci 41 d1 42
    14 14 11-14 BxBarracuda 36 d1 37 1
    42

    default = wooden spoon
    s = Sole Pick Bonus (1 of 2)
    b = Perfect Pick Bonus (13/14 or 14/14)

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 illiniman14
    2. +2 illiniman14, George95
    3. +2 illiniman14, srini701
    4. +1 illiniman14
    5. +1 srini701
    6. +2 srini701
    7. +4 srini701



  • Congrats to team Great Britain which won its first Davis Cup title in 79 years! Fred Perry won the last Davis Cup for Britain, back in 1936. Andy Murray, that great beacon of hope for all Brits ever since he started playing tennis, lived up to another HUGE expectation....First "home-grown" Wimbledon champion since Perry, gold-medallist at the Olympics, and now finally the Davis Cup....he became ONLY the 3rd man since the World Group started in 1981 to go unbeaten in every rubber of a Davis Cup after John McEnroe and Mats Wilander (Murray finished 11-0), the first player since Pete Sampras in 1995 to win three live rubbers in a Davis Cup final. Phew....anything this guy can't do?

  • srini701 won the tipping competition here (after the silver in the opening edition) but it could so easily have been a different result....illiniman14 exemplified the spirit of the tipping comps, by betting on Belgium as his pick to win the tie....2 points there would have tied him on scores with srini and illini would have won the gold on tie-break...instead the final result sees Howie72 sneak past illiniman14 and take the silver medal at the very last second...on a better tie-break shocked Well tried, illini!

  • N-Bomb had one bad round and he was always playing catch up after that. Dizart left his run too late in the comp while George95 was always in the running without quite getting there. BxBarracuda started the comp and then went default (as with all other comps) after April while Sypher vanished from this comp around July. LeoDaVinci lodged tips for a couple of Davis Cup rounds but he also vanished after September frown

    The 3rd edition of the comp in 2016 will start in February 2016 if we have the quorum for a comp. With sincere thanks to all who played this the whole year long, and hoping to see everyone return in February....
  • _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1118018 - Mon Nov 30 2015 01:52 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    illiniman14 Offline
    Moderator

    Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
    Posts: 4966
    Loc: Illinois�USA�����...
    Ahh, so you noticed that little strategy, eh? I figured there was no point in trying to secure the #2 spot, even though I felt pretty good about Britain's chances to win. Congrats on your victory, srini!

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