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#1156659 - Mon Jan 23 2017 03:19 AM Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
srini701 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9835
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Team Tennis 2017 -- February to November 2017

This will be the FOURTH running of the Team tennis competition (Fed Cup and Davis Cup). 14 people took part last year (14 in 2015 too). srini701 starts as a 2-time defending champion after edging Dizart out for the title last year. N-Bomb had won the inaugural edition of this comp.

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

The schedule for 2017 is:

1. Davis Cup First round: 3-5 February 2017
2. Fed Cup First round: 11-12 February 2016 (advance pick winner)
3. Davis Cup WG quarterfinals, Group 1 2nd round: 7 - 9 April 2017 (advance pick winner)
4. Fed Cup semis & Group 1 and 2 playoffs: 22-23 April 2017
5. Davis Cup WG Semis + Playoffs: 15 - 17 Sep 2017
6. Fed Cup final: 11-12 November 2017
7. Davis Cup finals: 24-26 November 2017

Please let me know your interest by signing up here.



Edited by gtho4 (Mon Sep 18 2017 06:59 PM)

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#1156664 - Mon Jan 23 2017 09:53 AM Re: Team Tennis 2017: Sign Up Sheet
Dizart Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 16 2007
Posts: 21786
Loc: Buckhaven Fife Scotland UK   
I'm in

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#1156665 - Mon Jan 23 2017 10:12 AM Re: Team Tennis 2017: Sign Up Sheet
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Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14926
Loc: Crazy Canuck   

In again

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#1156666 - Mon Jan 23 2017 10:54 AM Re: Team Tennis 2017: Sign Up Sheet
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Registered: Sun Feb 13 2011
Posts: 21932
Loc: New South Wales Australia
I'm in

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#1156674 - Mon Jan 23 2017 11:56 AM Re: Team Tennis 2017: Sign Up Sheet
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23612
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA  
Back again
_________________________
The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1156706 - Tue Jan 24 2017 12:40 AM Re: Team Tennis 2017: Sign Up Sheet
Fifiona81 Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 15 2013
Posts: 831
Loc: Hampshire UK
I'll have a go at this one.

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#1157484 - Tue Feb 07 2017 12:30 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
srini701 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9835
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Round 1 (Davis Cup)
Team Tennis - 2017
February 3 - 5


14 players lodged tips smilee :

2-3
1-4
4-1
5-0
4-1
2-3
4-0
2-3
5-0
0-5
1-3
4-1
5-0
3-2
5-0
.8
1
12
12
14
10
11
11
13
10
7
10
5
7
10
.Argentina Vs Italy
Germany Vs Belgium
Australia Vs Czech Republic
USA Vs Switzerland
Japan Vs France
Canada Vs Great Britain
Serbia Vs Russia
Croatia Vs Spain
Ecuador Vs Peru
Dominican Republic Vs Chile
South Korea Vs Uzbekistan
India Vs New Zealand
Bosnia and Herzegovina Vs Poland
Belarus Vs Romania
Portugal Vs Israel
.
wwe84 smilee
paper, ElfTwinkle
gtho4, ElfTwinkle
Everybody!
ElfTwinkle, ozzz, George95, dg_dave
wwe84, ozzz, dg_dave
wwe84, ozzz, dg_dave
dg_dave
gtho4, paper_aero, srini701, dg_dave

Fifiona81, paper, George95, LeoDaVinci


ozzz, Dizart, ElfTwinkle, dg_dave `
`.
141


Tipping Comp Standings



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

1 - 1-1 Fifiona81 -- 12 12 1
1 - 1-1 Howie72 -- 12 12 1
1 - 1-1 illiniman14 -- 12 12 1
1 - 1-1 N-Bomb -- 12 12 1
1 - 1-1 srini701 -- 12 12 1
1 - 1-1 wwe84 s -- 11 12 1
7 - 7-7 Dizart -- 11 11
7 - 7-7 George95 -- 11 11
7 - 7-7 gtho4 -- 11 11
10 - 10-10 LeoDaVinci -- 10 10
11 - 11-11 ElfTwinkle -- 9 9
12 - 12-12 ozzz2002 -- 7 7
12 - 12-11 paper_aero -- 7 7
14 - 14-14 dg_dave -- 4 4 1

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

Weekly Leader


1. +1 Fifiona81, Howie72, illiniman14,
N-Bomb, srini701, wwe84
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.



  • A warm welcome to everybody who returned for another edition of the Team tennis comp...13 of us lined up from last year and we added one new member, Fifiona81. Sypher is the missing name from last year.

  • The wonderful theatre of drama that is the Davis Cup unfolded in all its glory across the world over the weekend....Defending Champions Argentina went down 0-2 to Italy at home and nearly pulled off a miracle from there, getting back to 2-2 and 2 sets up in the 5th rubber too before Fognini managed to silence the vocal home supporters. Argentina became the 10th defending champions to fall in the first round of the next year's comp since 1972 when the challenger round was abolished.

  • There was lot more drama up north of Argentina, in Canada, where the 17-year old home boy Denis Shapovalov was disqualified by the match referee after a ball he hit in anger on losing a game went and hit the match umpire in the eye! It was a sad end to an intriguing tie that was even at 2-2 against Great Britain after the heroics of Vasek Pospisil in both his singles ties...Germany were expected to beat Belgium at home easily, but Steve Darcis of Belgium had other ideas. It turned out to be the biggest upset of round 1! Last year's runners-up Croatia also lost at home, to Spain, but there were easy wins for Australia, USA, France and Serbia.

  • Five of us picked 12 of the 15 matches for a share of the lead at the top. wwe84 was bold enough to side with Belgium, and he takes the year's first bonus points for that! We had a good round as a whole, picking 141 out of 210 ties (success rate of 67.1%). We were split down the middle in 3 ties in our picks; otherwise it was mostly predictable picks. dg_dave would wish he picked 67% of the matches too, after landing the first spoon of the year and falling behind early in a short race (short in rounds, long in duration tongue )

    The next round of comp will be the Fed Cup World group ties over the weekend of February 11-12. Please make sure you lodge your picks and your advance tip for the winner before this weekend.

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

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    #1158097 - Sun Feb 12 2017 11:54 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9835
    Loc: Hyderabad India           

    Round 2 (Fed Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2017
    February 11 - 12


    14 of 14 players lodged tips smilee :

    3-2

    4-0

    4-1

    4-1

    4-1

    1-3

    3-1

    2-3
    .14

    12

    1

    11

    14

    6

    9

    5
    .Czech Republic Vs Spain

    USA Vs Germany

    Belarus Vs Netherlands

    Switzerland Vs France

    Russia Vs Chinese Taipei

    Romania Vs Belgium

    Ukraine Vs Australia

    Italy Vs Slovakia
    .
    Everybody 1

    gtho4, ElfTwinkle

    gtho4 smile

    wwe84, ozzz, gtho4

    Everybody 2!






    `
    `.
    72X2


    Tipping Comp Standings



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

    1 7 1-7 Dizart 11 12 23
    2 1 1-2 Fifiona81 12 10 22 1
    2 1 1-2 Howie72 12 10 22 1
    2 1 1-2 illiniman14 12 10 22 1
    2 1 1-2 N-Bomb 12 10 22 1
    2 1 1-2 srini701 12 10 22 1
    2 1 1-2 wwe84 12 10 22 1
    8 7 7-8 George95 11 10 21
    9 7 7-9 gtho4 s 11 8 20 1 1
    10 14 10-14 dg_dave b 4 14 19 1 1 1
    10 11 10-11 ElfTwinkle 9 10 19
    10 12 10-11 paper_aero 7 12 19
    13 10 10-13 LeoDaVinci 10 8 18 1
    14 12 12-14 ozzz2002 7 10 17

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

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 Fifiona81, Howie72, illiniman14,
    N-Bomb, srini701, wwe84
    2. +1 Dizart
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • Defending champions Czech Republic duly booked their place in the semifinals of the Fed Cup for the 9th year in a row (no surprises there, all 14 of us picked them!) but there were still a few unexpected results over the weekend in the Fed Cup! Belarus shocked Netherlands to enter the semifinals for the very first time, a result only gtho4 managed to get right here. Second seed France also lost, but they were on road to an equally strong Switzerland. This is the first semifinal for Switzerland in 18 years! USA also entered the semifinals for the first time since 2010, and they will host the defending champions in April. In Group II, there were easy wins for Russia and Ukraine, but Italy and Romania were both surprised at home.

  • The 4 Group II winners (Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Slovakia) will now play the 4 losers from the World Group (France, Spain, Netherlands, Germany) for a place in next year's World Group. The 4 Group II losers (Chinese Taipei, Australia, Romania, Italy) will play the various zonal group I winners (Great Britain, Serbia, Canada, Kazakhstan) for a place in next year's World Group II.

  • dg_dave went from spoon to winner, almost picking the card, missing only the Netherlands' upset. He's back in the reckoning, but will hopefully not have to regret his round 1 picks in later in November smilee gtho4 and LeoDaVinci take home the round's spoons. gtho4 went a very interesting sequence of "right, wrong, right, wrong" in his 8 picks this round grin

  • A host of us are still bunched up together but Dizart manages to take the lead at the top.

    The next round of comp will be the Davis Cup World group Quarter-finals the weekend of April 7-9.



  • Edited by srini701 (Sun Feb 12 2017 11:56 PM)
    _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1158098 - Mon Feb 13 2017 12:08 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    dg_dave Offline
    Champion Poster

    Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
    Posts: 23612
    Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA  
    Originally Posted By: srini701
    dg_dave went from spoon to winner, almost picking the card, missing only the Netherlands' upset. He's back in the reckoning, but will hopefully not have to regret his round 1 picks in later in November smilee


    If I do, I do, but we'll see what happens...
    _________________________
    The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
    The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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    #1162675 - Mon Apr 10 2017 10:42 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9835
    Loc: Hyderabad India           

    Round 3 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2017
    April 7 - 9


    14 of 14 players lodged tips smilee :

    3-2
    3-2
    4-1
    4-1
    0-5
    3-1
    4-1
    4-1
    1-3
    3-1
    4-1
    Walkover
    3-2
    1-4
    5-0
    2-3
    .9
    5
    9
    12
    12
    11
    11
    9
    11
    3
    10
    14
    11
    13
    7
    5
    .Belgium Vs Italy
    Australia Vs USA
    France Vs Great Britain
    Serbia Vs Spain
    Ecuador Vs Brazil
    Colombia Vs Chile
    Kazakhstan Vs China
    India Vs Uzbekistan
    Bosnia & Herzegovina Vs Netherlands
    Belarus Vs Austria
    Portugal Vs Ukraine
    Pakistan Vs Hong Kong
    Venezuela Vs El Salvador
    Turkey Vs Sweden
    South Africa Vs Slovenia
    Georgia Vs Lithuania
    .Dizart, paper, Leo, George95, Dave
    gtho4, Dizart, srini701, ElfTwinkle, Leo
    wwe84, ozzz, gtho4, Leo, Dave
    LeoDaVinci, dg_dave
    wwe84, paper_aero
    ozzz, gtho4, Fifiona81
    ozzz, paper, George95
    wwe84, Fifiona, Dizart, ElfTwinkle, George95
    gtho4, Dizart, srini701
    wwe84, gtho4, paper_aero
    ozzz, gtho4, Dizart, srini701
    Everybody
    N-Bomb, dave, illiniman
    LeoDaVinci

    `
    `.
    152


    Tipping Comp Standings



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

    1 2 1-2 Howie72 22 13 35 1
    2 2 1-2 illiniman14 22 12 34 1
    3 10 3-11 ElfTwinkle 19 14 33 1
    3 2 1-3 N-Bomb 22 11 33 1
    3 2 1-3 srini701 22 11 33 1
    3 1 1-7 Dizart 23 10 33
    7 2 1-7 Fifiona81 22 10 32 1
    7 2 1-7 wwe84 22 10 32 1
    7 8 7-8 George95 21 11 32
    10 9 7-10 gtho4 20 11 31 1 1
    11 10 10-12 paper_aero 19 11 30
    12 10 10-14 dg_dave 19 9 28 1 2 1
    12 13 10-13 LeoDaVinci 18 10 28 1
    14 14 12-14 ozzz2002 17 9 26 1

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

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 Fifiona81, Howie72, illiniman14,
    N-Bomb, srini701, wwe84
    2. +1 Dizart
    3. +1 Howie72
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • Home teams ruled the roost over the weekend as Davis Cup action returned around the world. All 4 World Group Quarterfinals were won by the home teams. Belgium beat Italy, Australia got a measure of revenge back against their perennial rivals USA, France easily overturned an Murray-less Britain and Djokovic led Serbia into the semifinals against a Nadal-less Spain. Belgium hosts Australia while Serbia travel to France in the semifinals in September.

  • The eight nations that will compete the World Group play-offs against the first round losers were also decided after a fiercely contested weekend of Group I action. Kazakhstan, India, Hungary, Netherlands, Belarus, Portugal, Brazil and Colombia will take part in the World Group play-offs on 15-17 September. This is just the second time Portugal will be playing the play0ffs (after 1994). They have never been in the World Group. After missing out last year, Netherlands will contest the play-offs this year after sealing a 3-1 triumph on away soil in Bosnia, while Belarus emulated the success of its Fed Cup team by springing a surprise 3-1 win over Austria. Belarus is in the World Group play-offs for the first time in over a decade.

  • India enters the playoffs for the 4th year in a row, and after playing Serbia, Spain and Czech Republic the last 3 years, will be hoping for a kinder draw this year. Brazil is in the playoffs for a remarkable 12th year in a row, while Colombia has made it for the 4th time in the last 5 years.

  • ElfTwinkle raced up our ladder here with a remarkable 14/16 picks (including the default point for Pakistan)...Had she picked India or Belarus she could have snagged a bonus point as well and been in sole lead in our comp. That honour goes to Howie72 who is closely followed by illiniman14. dg_dave and ozzz2002 take home the spoons with a very respectable 9/16 picks.

    The next round of comp is the Fed Cup World Group semis and the group 1 and 2 playoffs over the weekend of 22-23 April. Please make sure you lodge your tips before the ties start.
  • _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1162677 - Mon Apr 10 2017 11:00 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9835
    Loc: Hyderabad India           
    Advance Tips for winners of 2017 Fed Cup (women) and Davis Cup (men)....Lodged in rounds 2 and 3 ...Points to be added to rounds 6 and 7.


    Fed Cup
    Davis Cup
    Dizart
    Czech Rep
    Serbia
    dg_dave
    Czech Rep
    Britain
    ElfTwinkle
    Czech Rep
    Serbia
    Fifiona81
    Czech Rep
    France
    George95
    USA
    USA
    gtho4
    Czech Rep
    Britain
    Howie72
    Czech Rep
    Serbia
    illiniman14
    Czech Rep
    France
    Leo
    Switzerland
    Britain
    N-Bomb
    Czech Rep
    France
    ozzz2002
    USA
    Belgium
    paper_aero
    Czech Rep
    ---
    srini701
    Czech Rep
    France
    wwe84
    USA
    Britain
    _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1163937 - Tue Apr 25 2017 04:51 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9835
    Loc: Hyderabad India           

    Round 4 (Fed Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2017
    April 22 - 23


    13 of 14 players lodged tips:

    3-2

    3-2

    4-0

    2-3

    3-2

    2-3

    3-2

    0-4
    .11

    0

    10

    1

    13

    6

    7

    10
    .USA Vs Czech Republic

    Belarus Vs Switzerland

    France Vs Spain

    Russia Vs Belgium

    Germany Vs Ukraine

    Slovakia Vs Netherlands

    Romania Vs Great Britain

    Serbia Vs Australia
    .

    paper, ElfTwinkle

    Nobody!

    wwe84, ozzz, gtho4

    paper_aero smile

    Everybody





    wwe84, paper, ElfTwinkle

    `
    `.
    58 x 2


    Tipping Comp Standings



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

    1 1 1-2 Howie72 35 12 47 2
    2 2 1-2 illiniman14 34 12 46 2
    3 3 1-3 N-Bomb 33 12 45 2
    4 3 1-4 srini701 33 10 43 1
    5 7 1-7 Fifiona81 32 10 42 1
    5 7 5-8 George95 32 10 42
    7 3 3-11 ElfTwinkle 33 8 41 1
    7 3 1-7 Dizart 33 8 41
    9 10 7-10 gtho4 31 8 39 1 1
    10 11 10-12 paper_aero s 30 6 37 1
    11 12 10-14 dg_dave 28 8 36 1 2 1
    11 7 1-11 wwe84 32 4 36 1 1
    13 14 12-14 ozzz2002 26 8 34 1
    14 12 10-14 LeoDaVinci 28 d 32 1

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

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 Fifiona81, Howie72, illiniman14,
    N-Bomb, srini701, wwe84
    2. +1 Dizart
    3. +1 Howie72
    4. +1 Howie72
    5.
    6.
    7.



  • Perennial favourites Czech Republic were without their top 3 players and they finally fall before the finals....USA, with CoCo Vandeweghe playing brilliantly and winning all her matches, thus make it to the finals for the first time in seven years. The tie still went the distance, with only the deciding doubles clinching it for the Americans.

  • Playing the USA in finals will not be Switzerland as all 13 of us here anticipated, but Belarus! Even without their one marquee player Azarenka, Belarus has won 2 ties this year to shock and surprise the tennis world. Switzerland probably thought the tie would be easy too, for they didn't play Belinda Bencic in singles and ended up losing 3 of the 4 singles ties.

  • In the playoff matches, France swamped Spain, Belgium surprised the Russians, while Germany and Netherlands kept their World Group status intact. Romania easily beat Great Britain to send the Britons back to the Europe zone, while Australia managed to stay in Group II beating the Serbians.

  • Howie72 and illiniman14 continue their race here, winning the round's honours (along with N-Bomb) picking 6 of the 8 ties. paper_aero got the round's sole bonus point correctly picking the Belgian surprise. wwe84 takes his first spoon for the season.

    A long break now for 4 months....The next round of the comp will be the semifinals and the world group playoffs of the Davis Cup during 15-17 September. Hope to see you all around at Roland Garros and at Wimbledon before September then smile

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

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    #1175628 - Mon Sep 18 2017 02:23 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9835
    Loc: Hyderabad India           

    Round 5 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2017
    September 15 - 17


    12 of 14 players lodged tips:

    3-2
    3-1
    3-2
    1-4
    3-2
    3-2
    2-3
    3-1
    3-1
    3-2
    4-1
    4-1
    3-2
    4-1
    .7
    11
    0
    12
    8
    4
    7
    9
    0
    10
    11
    10
    12
    8
    .Belgium vs Australia
    France vs Serbia
    Kazakhstan vs Argentina
    Colombia vs Croatia
    Switzerland vs Belarus
    Netherlands vs Czech Republic
    Portugal vs Germany
    Japan vs Brazil
    Hungary vs Russia
    Canada vs India
    Austria vs Romania
    Slovakia vs Poland
    South Korea vs Chinese Taipei
    Dominican Republic vs Peru
    .
    paper_aero
    Nobody!
    Everybody
    Fifiona81, Dizart, Howie, ElfTwinkle
    Fifiona81, Leo, N-Bomb, George95

    Fifiona81, ElfTwinkle, George95
    Nobody!
    ozzz2002, srini701
    wwe84
    ozzz2002, Fifiona81
    Everybody
    wwe84, ozzz2002, paper, ElfTwinkle `
    `.


    Tipping Comp Standings



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

    1 1 1-2 Howie72 47 11 58 2
    2 3 1-3 N-Bomb 45 12 57 3
    3 5 3-8 George95 42 12 54 1
    3 3 1-4 srini701 43 11 54 1
    5 2 1-5 illiniman14 46 d7 53 2
    5 7 1-7 Dizart 41 12 53 1
    7 5 1-7 Fifiona81 42 10 52 1
    8 7 3-11 ElfTwinkle 41 10 51 1
    9 9 7-10 gtho4 39 11 50 1 1
    10 11 1-11 wwe84 36 11 47 1 1
    11 14 10-14 LeoDaVinci 32 12 44 1 1
    11 10 10-12 paper_aero 37 7 44 1 1
    13 11 10-14 dg_dave 36 d7 43 1 2 1
    14 13 12-14 ozzz2002 34 8 42 1

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

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 Fifiona81, Howie72, illiniman14,
    N-Bomb, srini701, wwe84
    2. +1 Dizart
    3. +1 Howie72
    4. +1 Howie72
    5. +1 Howie72
    6.
    7.



  • Belgium entered their second Davis Cup finals in 3 years, coming from 1-2 behind on the final day to inflict a heart-breaking defeat to Australia. They will play France, who had it easy against a Djokovic-less Serbia.

  • In the World Group playoff ties, Argentina lost to Kazakhstan, and drop into Americas Zone Group I. They become just the third nation – after France in 1997 and Sweden in 1999 – to fall out of the World Group a year after winning the title! Czech Republic return to the Europe Zone for the first time in 12 years, losing to Netherlands. Switzerland and Germany won despite not having their best players, to keep their places in the World Group. Hungary surprised Russia, while Canada, Croatia and Japan all kept their places in the World group for 2018.

  • 2 people (illiniman and dg_dave) defaulted this round; Winners of 2 ties (South Korea and Croatia) were picked by everyone; Winners of 2 ties (Kazakhstan and Hungary) were picked by none of us; 2 ties (France and Austria)were missed by 1 each (paper_aero and wwe84 respectively); Another 2 ties were missed by 2 people each....nice piece of stat grin

  • Howie72 keeps his lead very closely followed by N-Bomb.....illiniman14 probably forgot he was tipping this comp, and so drops off the podium position. paper_aero takes the spoon.

    The next round is in early November (Fed Cup finals); followed by the Davis Cup finals a couple of weeks later....



  • Edited by srini701 (Mon Sep 18 2017 02:24 AM)
    _________________________
    "Don't use a lot where a little will do" -- Proverb

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    #1181059 - Mon Nov 13 2017 01:32 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
    Forum Champion

    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9835
    Loc: Hyderabad India           

    Round 6 (Fed Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2017
    November 11 - 12


    14 of 14 players lodged tips:

    USA
    USA
    USA
    1-1 tie
    USA
    Belarus
    .13
    13
    10
    3
    3
    0
    .Winner of Tie (2 pts)
    Winner First Singles (1 pt)
    Winner Doubles (1 pt)
    Score on First day (1 pt)
    Advance Picks (3 pts)
    Advance Picks (1 pt)
    .ElfTwinkle
    srini701
    wwe84, ElfTwinke, N-Bomb
    paper_aero, srini701, ElfTwinkle
    wwe84, ozzz2002, George95
    Nobody `
    `.


    Tipping Comp Standings



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

    1 1 1-2 Howie72 58 4 62 2
    2 3 2-8 George95 54 7 61 2
    3 2 1-3 N-Bomb 57 3 60 3
    4 3 1-4 srini701 54 4 58 1
    5 5 1-7 Dizart 53 4 57 1
    6 5 1-6 illiniman14 53 3 56 2
    7 7 1-7 Fifiona81 52 4 56 1
    8 9 7-10 gtho4 50 4 54 1 1
    9 8 3-11 ElfTwinkle 51 2 53 1 1
    10 10 1-11 wwe84 47 6 53 1 1
    11 14 11-14 ozzz2002 42 7 49 1 1
    11 11 10-12 paper_aero 44 5 49 1 1
    13 11 10-14 LeoDaVinci 44 4 48 1 1
    14 13 10-14 dg_dave 43 4 47 1 2 1

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

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 Fifiona81, illiniman14, N-Bomb,
    Howie72, srini701, wwe84
    2. +1 Dizart
    3. +1 Howie72
    4. +1 Howie72
    5. +1 Howie72
    6. +1 Howie72
    7.



    Coco VANDEWEGHE (USA) beat Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (Bel) 6-4, 6-4
    Aryna SABALENKA (Bel) beat Sloane STEPHENS (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
    Coco VANDEWEGHE (USA) beat Aryna SABALENKA (USA) 7-6, 6-1
    Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (Bel) beat Sloane STEPHENS 4-6, 6-1, 8-6
    Shelby ROGERS & Coco VANDEWEGHE (USA) beat Aryna SABALENKA & Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (Bel) 6-3, 7-6

  • USA finally managed to end their title drought, winning their first Fed Cup since 2000. Coco Vandeweghe was the star, winning both her singles and featuring in the deciding doubles tie as well, even as Belarus fought admirably without Victoria Azarenka to make a fist of the tie.

  • Ozzz2002 and George95 had both picked the USA to win the title back in February (along with wwe84), and they are paid handsomely with 3 extra points for the round, getting them the round's honours. ElfTwinkle takes the spoon for the round.

  • Howie72 is still ahead by a point, but neither he nor George95 have any advance points to win in the final round. Both N-Bomb and srini701 still have a live pick for the last round. Interesting battle for the podium ahead grin

    The final round is the Davis Cup finals in a couple of weeks ....



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    #1182528 - Tue Nov 28 2017 12:03 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Team Tennis
    srini701 Offline
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    Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
    Posts: 9835
    Loc: Hyderabad India           

    *FINAL* Round 7 (Davis Cup)
    Team Tennis - 2017
    November 24 - 26


    13 of 14 players lodged tips:

    France
    Belgium
    France
    1-1 tie
    France
    Belgium
    .12
    5
    9
    9
    4
    1
    .Winner of Tie (2 pts)
    Winner First Singles (1 pt)
    Winner Doubles (1 pt)
    Score on First day (1 pt)
    Advance Picks (3 pts)
    Advance Picks (1 pt)
    .ozzz2002
    ozzz, Fifiona, Howie, srini, N-Bomb
    wwe84, ozzz, paper_aero, LeoDaVinci
    wwe84, gtho4, LeoDaVinci, George95
    Fifiona81, N-Bomb, srini701, illiniman14
    ozzz2002 `
    `.


    Tipping Comp Standings



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

    1 3 1-3 N-Bomb b 60 8 69 4 1
    2 4 1-4 srini701 b 58 8 67 2 1
    3 1 1-3 Howie72 62 5 67 2
    4 7 1-7 Fifiona81 b 56 8 65 2 1
    5 2 2-8 George95 61 3 64 2
    6 5 1-7 Dizart 57 4 61 1
    7 6 1-7 illiniman14 56 5 61 2
    8 9 3-11 ElfTwinkle 53 4 57 1 1
    9 8 7-10 gtho4 54 3 57 1 1
    10 10 1-11 wwe84 53 2 55 2 1
    11 11 11-14 ozzz2002 49 3 52 1 1
    12 11 10-12 paper_aero 49 3 52 1 1
    13 14 10-14 dg_dave 47 4 51 1 2 1
    14 13 10-14 LeoDaVinci 48 2 50 1 2

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

    Weekly Leader


    1. +1 Fifiona81, illiniman14, N-Bomb,
    Howie72, srini701, wwe84
    2. +1 Dizart
    3. +1 Howie72
    4. +1 Howie72
    5. +1 Howie72
    6. +1 Howie72
    7. +1 N-Bomb



    David GOFFIN (Bel) bt Lucas POUILLE (Fra) 7-5, 6-3, 6-1
    Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (Fra) bt Steve DARCIS (Bel) 6-3, 6-2, 6-1
    Richard GASQUET & Pierre-Hugues HERBERT (Fra) bt Ruben BEMELMANS & Joris DE LOORE (Bel) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4
    David GOFFIN (Bel) bt Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (Fra) 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-2
    Lucas POUILLE (Fra) bt Steve DARCIS (Bel) 6-3, 6-1, 6-0

  • France won the Davis Cup for the 10th time despite the best efforts of David Goffin....Goffin won both his singles, but Steve Darcis was not able to complement him, and France won the crucial doubles tie as well and are now the top ranked nation in the world.

  • Our leader Howie72 had no live pick for advance points and N-Bomb took full advantage of that. A perfect final round sees him vault to the top. 2-time champion srini701 could not make it a hat-trick, but a perfect final round for him also and the added bonus point sees him pip Howie72 to the silver medal. Fifiona81 was the 3rd person to finish with a perfect final round. This season was all for illiniman14 to lose after he blitzed the opening rounds. He duly defaulted a couple of Davis Cup rounds and slipped off the radar. George95 and Dizart were in the running too for most part before slipping off.

  • dg_dave ensured he wouldn't finish in the cellar after LeoDaVinci faltered in the final round. wwe84 also signed off the year with a spoon

  • Congratulations then to N-Bomb for adding one more title to his kitty for 2017, and hope to see everyone of you back in 2018 smile

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

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