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#1095663 - Mon May 18 2015 10:38 PM Results & Standings ... French Open
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French Open 2015

The second Grand Slam tournament of the year kicks off on the red clay of Roland Garros from Sunday, May 24 and goes on till June 7. Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal (again) will try to defend their titles on the courts.

No such worries for us here in our comps, as NOBODY has ever retained their titles in EITHER section in the 10 years this comp has been organised (except one ElfTwinkle in the men's section in 2007 and 2008)! So the pressure is more on George95 (men) and Howie72 (women) wink

Sign up here if you'd like to take part. Tipping threads go up soon as the draws are announced.

Deadline for posting tips would be start of second round of play, Wednesday, May 27.


Edited by gtho4 (Mon Jun 15 2015 05:42 AM)
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#1095668 - Mon May 18 2015 11:31 PM Re: FRENCH OPEN 2015 -- Sign Up Sheet
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#1095688 - Tue May 19 2015 07:05 AM Re: FRENCH OPEN 2015 -- Sign Up Sheet
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#1095856 - Wed May 20 2015 05:03 PM Re: FRENCH OPEN 2015 -- Sign Up Sheet
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#1097470 - Thu Jun 04 2015 01:20 AM Re: FRENCH OPEN 2015 -- Sign Up Sheet
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Lol...looks like we have set a new low in plumbing the depths amongst ourselves on the women's side this year! Serena Williams (and in a couple of cases Ana Ivanovic saved us from total embarrassment smile )
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#1097827 - Mon Jun 08 2015 04:50 AM Re: Results & Standings ... FRENCH OPEN 2015
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Women's
Competition
French Open
2015
Final Results

10 players lodged tips:

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

4-6, 6-3, 6-0
7-5, 7-5

6-1, 6-3
6-4, 7-5
6-3, 6-2
7-6 (3), 6-3
Serena Williams [1] bt Lucie Safarova [13]

Serena Williams [1] bt Timea Bacsinzsky [23]
Lucie Safarova [13] bt Ana Ivanovic [7]

Serena Williams [1] bt Sara Errani [17]
Timea Bacsinszky [23] bt Alison Van Uytvanck [33]
Ana Ivanovic [7] bt Elena Svitolina [19]
Lucie Safarova [13] bt Garbine Muguruza [21]


Points distribution

Women's Competition

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

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

3 Finalists Serena Williams (1) 4 0 0 4 4 4 4 0 4 4 4
Lucie Safarova (13) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 Semi-Finalists Serena Williams (1) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Lucie Safarova (13) 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ana Ivanovic (7) 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Timea Bacsinzsky (23) 25 0 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
Lucie Safarova (13) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ana Ivanovic (7) 8 0 8 8 8 0 0 8 0 8 0
Timea Bacsinzsky (23) 24 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sara Errani (17) 18 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0
Garbine Muguruza (21) 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Elina Svitolina (19) 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alison Van Uytvanck (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 220 5 22 47 23 33 15 13 15 23 9
Tiebreaker 12 6 15 17 8 7 7 8 8 8 17

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
6 47 : gtho4
5 33 : illiniman14
5 23 : Howie72
5 23 : srini701
4 22 : George95
4 15 : paper_aero
4 15 : N-Bomb
3 13 : ozzz2002
3 9 : wwe84
2 5 : Dizart
15 220 : Perfect picks

  • The ONLY constant in women's tennis at the Grand Slams these days seems to be Serena Williams. Serena battled severe viral infection along with her opponents and was still good enough to beat them all to win her 20th Grand Slam singles title and the second for the year...she stands 2 behind Steffi Graf and 4 behind the all-time record of Margaret Court. Who's to say she will not equal Graf this year?
  • Lucie Safarova did well to reach the final in a field decimated of seeds as usual. Only 2 of the top 8 seeds even made it to the last 8! Who ever heard of Alison Van Uytvanck before this year's French Open? Between ourselves here, we picked a whole lot of people like Sesil Karatentcheva, Irina Begu, Ana Konjuh (who??), but not one of us picked last year's quarter-finalist Garbine Muguruza who repeated her performance (or Lucie Safarova!)
  • gtho4 is also half-way to a calendar Grand Slam here in our comps!! After winning the Australian Open rather handsomely, he did it again now, with a most impressive winning percentage of 21.30% grin He can thank his pick of Timea Bacsinzsky for his title... Serena too can thank Timea after battling back to beat her in the quarters
  • illiniman14 takes home the silver medal thanks to his pick of Sara Errani. srini701 and Howie72 had identical picks with an identical tie-break score and they share the bronze medal.
  • Just like gtho4 at the top, Dizart too repeated his spoon from Australian Open with Serena Williams fetching him his lonely points!
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#1097951 - Tue Jun 09 2015 12:32 AM Re: Results & Standings ... FRENCH OPEN 2015
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10164
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Men's
Competition
French Open
2015
Final Results

10 players lodged tips:

4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

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

6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4)
7-5, 6-3, 6-1
7-6 (4), 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3
Stan Wawrinka (8) bt Novak Djokovic (1)

Stan Wawrinka (8) bt Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (14)
Novak Djokovic (1) bt Andy Murray (3)

Stan Wawrinka (8) bt Roger Federer (2)
Novak Djokovic (1) bt Rafael Nadal (6)
Andy Murray (3) bt David Ferrer (7)
Jw.Tsonga (14) bt Kei Nishikori (5)


Points distribution

Women's Competition

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

5 Winner Stan Wawrinka (8) 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 Finalists Stan Wawrinka (8) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Novak Djokovic (1) 4 4 0 4 4 4 4 0 4 4 4

2 Semi-Finalists Stan Wawrinka (8) 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Novak Djokovic (1) 3 3 0 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 3
Andy Murray (3) 5 5 5 0 5 5 5 0 5 5 5
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (14) 16 0 0 0 0 16 16 16 0 0 0

1 Quarter-Finalists Stan Wawrinka (8) 9 9 9 0 0 9 0 9 9 9 0
Novak Djokovic (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2
Andy Murray (3) 4 4 4 0 4 4 4 0 4 4 4
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (14) 15 0 15 0 0 15 15 15 0 0 0
Roger Federer (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Rafael Nadal (6) 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 0 7 7 7
David Ferrer (7) 8 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 0
Kei Nishikori (5) 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 6 6 0

Points 116 51 51 25 28 68 67 43 43 61 28
Tiebreaker 17 19 19 31 16 13 17 11 18 16 21

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
10 68 : illiniman14
10 67 : N-Bomb
11 61 : srini701
10 51 : Dizart
10 51 : George95
9 43 : paper_aero
4 43 : ozzz2002
7 28 : Howie72
7 28 : wwe84
6 25 : gtho4
15 116 : Perfect picks

  • When 9-time champion Rafael Nadal is dismantled in straight sets on clay, you'd expect that winner to go on to win the whole thing! The whole world probably thought this was the year Novak Djokovic will finally win his first French Open too....But one man thought he had a chance against the Djoker...and so out of nowhere we have a new name on the Coupe des Mousquetaires....Stan Wawrinka beat both the world numbers 1 and 2 on way to his second Grand Slam title! Just goes to prove the glorious uncertainties of sport!
  • Unlike the women's section, the men's section was largely predictable, with 7 of the top 8 seeds making it to the quarters (and yet, we had ONLY 1 common name here amongst all our quarter-finalists, and no, it was NOT Nadal smile )
  • Our podium here was decided by just one match...Tsonga vs Nishikori... srini701 had Nishikori making it to the finals, while illiniman14 and N-Bomb had Tsonga in the last 4....Tsonga won in five sets, and srini had to settle for the bronze though he had the most number of correct picks frown
  • N-Bomb picked David Ferrer in his last 8, while illiniman14 had Wawrinka, and those 2 picks decided the silver and gold, by a single point!
  • Tie-breaks were needed for the 4th spot and again for the 8th place...and like Dizart in the women's section of the 2 slams to date, gtho4 also repeated his own feat...from winner in one section, to the basement in the other! Not an easy feat that, so well done to gtho4 too!

    Wimbledon starts 29 June, so hope to see you all then!
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