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#1173704 - Sun Aug 20 2017 10:02 PM Results & Standings .. US Open
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US Open 2017

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka has called an early end to his season. And so have all the other semi-finalists from last year's US Open! It's not yet clear if Murray will play (or Cilic for that matter).....so we go into the final Grand Slam of the year with a lot of uncertainity and bunch of questions about the top players.

The women's section continues to be volatile, with no single player able to assert themselves head and shoulders above the rest. There are at least a dozen women players who could possibly win the title this year. Going to be a fun US open :-)

The 2 gentlemen from Down Under, ozzz2002 and gtho4, will try and defend their titles here in our comp, but it's going to be a real roller-coaster for us too, trying to pick the winners! Sign up here if you'd like to be a part of the roller-coaster that kicks off Monday, August 28. Tipping threads will be up soon as the draws are announced.


Edited by gtho4 (Wed Aug 30 2017 05:16 PM)
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#1173707 - Sun Aug 20 2017 11:36 PM Re: US Open 2017 ... sign up sheet
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#1173709 - Mon Aug 21 2017 12:19 AM Re: US Open 2017 ... sign up sheet
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Registered: Sun Feb 13 2011
Posts: 23971
Loc: New South Wales
Australia
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#1173714 - Mon Aug 21 2017 05:09 AM Re: US Open 2017 ... sign up sheet
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Registered: Fri Mar 16 2007
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Loc: Buckhaven Fife
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#1173715 - Mon Aug 21 2017 05:21 AM Re: US Open 2017 ... sign up sheet
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#1173722 - Mon Aug 21 2017 10:44 AM Re: US Open 2017 ... sign up sheet
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#1174057 - Sat Aug 26 2017 02:52 AM Re: US Open 2017 ... sign up sheet
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Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Feb 13 2011
Posts: 23971
Loc: New South Wales
Australia
Men's Draw

Winner
1: Roger Federer

Runner Up
2: Marin Cilic

Losing Semi Finalists
3: Rafael Nadal
4: Nick Kyrgios

Losing Quarter Finalists
5: Ryan Harrison
6: A Zverev
7: Jack Sock
8: Jo Wilfried-Tsonga


TieBreaker: 18


Women's Draw

Winner
1: A Kerber

Runner Up
2: K Pliskova

Losing Semi Finalists
3: Maria Sharapova
4: Venus Williams

Losing Quarter Finalists
5: CoCo Vandeweghe
6: Eugenie Bouchard
7: Garbine Muguruza
8: Sloane Stephens


TieBreaker: 12


Edited by wwe84 (Sun Aug 27 2017 02:51 AM)

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#1174156 - Sun Aug 27 2017 08:59 AM Re: US Open 2017 ... sign up sheet
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Loc: Ontario Canada
Men's Draw

Champion - Roger Federer
Finalist - Alexander Zverev

Semi-Finalist - Rafael Nadal
Semi-Finalist - Lucas Pouille

Quarter-Finalist - David Goffin
Quarter-Finalist - Juan Martin del Potro
Quarter-Finalist - Sam Querrey
Quarter-Finalist - Albert Ramos-Vinolas

Tiebreaker - 15

Women's Draw

Champion - Karolina Pliskova
Finalist - Garbine Muguruza

Semi-Finalist - Jelena Ostapenko
Semi-Finalist - Johanna Konta

Quarter-Finalist - Venus Williams
Quarter-Finalist - Madison Keys
Quarter-Finalist - Coco Vandeweghe
Quarter-Finalist - Winner of the Sharapova/Halep match*

* Hope that pick is allowed as that match is first round and tips aren't locked until the start of Round 2.

Tiebreaker - 10

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#1174331 - Tue Aug 29 2017 06:52 AM Re: US Open 2017 ... sign up sheet
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#1175096 - Mon Sep 11 2017 01:33 AM Re: Results & Standings .. US Open
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10164
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Women's
Competition
US Open
2017
Final Results

13 players lodged tips smile :

6-3 6-0

6-1 6-2
6-1, 0-6, 7-5

7-6(4), 6-3
6-3, 6-3
6-3, 3-6, 7-6(2)
6-3, 3-6 7-6(4)
Sloane Stephens [33] beat Madison Keys [15]

Madison Keys [15] beat Coco Vandeweghe [20]
Sloane Stephens [33] beat Venus Williams [9]

Coco Vandeweghe [20] beat Karolina Pliskova [1]
Madison Keys [15] beat Kaia Kanepi [33]
Venus Williams [9] beat Petra Kvitova [13]
Sloane Stephens [33] beat Anastasija Sevastova [16]


Points distribution

Women's Competition

pts seed PP Diz Elf fif g95 gt4 H72 ill Leo N-B ozz sri too wwe

5 Winner Sloane Stephens (33) 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 Finalists Sloane Stephens (33) 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Madison Keys (15) 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0

2 Semi-Finalists Sloane Stephens (33) 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Madison Keys (15) 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 17 17 17 0 0
Venus Williams (9) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coco Vandeweghe (20) 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 Quarter-Finalists Sloane Stephens (33) 34 34 0 0 0 0 34 0 0 34 0 0 0 0
Madison Keys (15) 16 0 0 16 16 0 0 0 16 16 16 16 16 16
Venus Williams (9) 10 0 0 0 10 0 10 10 0 10 0 10 0 0
Coco Vandeweghe (20) 21 21 0 0 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 21 21 21
Karolina Pliskova (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Kaia Kanepi (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Petra Kvitova (13) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anastasija Sevastova(16) 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 17 0

Points 325 57 2 18 49 2 67 23 35 79 53 83 56 39
Tiebreaker 3 13 9 11 10 13 6 14 8 7 8 15 13 12

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
6 83 : srini701
5 79 : N-Bomb
4 67 : Howie72
3 57 : Dizart
4 56 : toocool4u
4 53 : ozzz2002
4 49 : George95
3 39 : wwe84
3 35 : LeoDaVinci
3 23 : illiniman14
2 18 : Fifiona81
1 2 : ElfTwinkle
1 2 : gtho4
15 325 : Perfect picks

  • In an year in which no single woman was able to establish any sort of dominance in the Slams, it was possibly the best result in the end! In a women’s draw that saw the defending champion (Angelique Kerber) eliminated in the first round, only two Top 10 seeds reach the quarters and no Top 8 seeds advance to the semis, this final made the perfect sense.
  • In Open era history, only once was there a final featuring two lower-seeded players - 2015, when No. 26 Flavia Pennetta defeated Roberta Vinci in an all-Italian final. In 2017, it was 15th seeded Madison Keys taking on unseeded Sloane Stephens in an all-American Final. It was the first all-American US Open women’s singles final since Serena Williams defeated sister Venus 15 years ago. Heck,  for the first time since 1985, all four women's semifinalists at a major were Americans! And at the US Open, four American women hadn't made it to the last 4 since 1981!!
  • So it made perfect sense for us here to pick everybody and anybody, and end up with some pretty lousy scores. 3 players (Dizart, Howie72, and N-Bomb) did have the final champion in their last 8 picks. One of us picked the other finalist to make it to the finals (Ozzz2002 picked Keys as his winner). And though Madison Keys was a more popular pick amongst us for semis (3 of us had her in our last 4 picks), Venus Williams found a backer too for the semis (in illiniman14).
  • In the end, it was the one-odd pick that again made the difference. N-Bomb had Sloane Stephens (34 points), but srini701 picked both Sevastova and Vandeweghe (38 points) and those 4 points were the final difference between them. Howie72's pick of Stephens helped him land the bronze.
  • Karolina Pliskova saved ElfTwinkle and gtho4 from a golden wood score, but the latter still takes our spoon here (on a tie-break).
  • Congrats then to srini701, N-Bomb and Howie72 for taking the honours in the final Women's Slam for 2017....Men's results coming up soon...
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#1175098 - Mon Sep 11 2017 03:46 AM Re: Results & Standings .. US Open
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10164
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Men's
Competition
US Open
2017
Final Results

13 players lodged tips smile :

6-3, 6-3, 6-4

4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2
4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4

6-1, 6-2, 6-2
7-5, 3-6, 7-6(8) 6-4
7-6(5), 6-7(9), 6-3, 7-6(7)
6-4, 6-4, 6-2
Rafael Nadal [1] beat K. Anderson [28]

Rafael Nadal [1] beat J. del Potro [24]
Kevin Anderson [28] beat P. Carreno Busta [12]

Rafael Nadal [1] beat Andrey Rublev [33]
Juan Martin del Potro [24] beat Roger Federer [3]
Kevin Anderson [28] beat Sam Querrey [17]
Pablo Carreno Busta [12] beat Diego Schwartzman [29]


Points distribution

Men's Competition

pts seed PP Diz Elf fif g95 gt4 H72 ill Leo N-B ozz sri too wwe

5 Winner Rafael Nadal (1) 6 0 6 6 0 0 0 6 6 0 6 0 0 0

3 Finalists Rafael Nadal (1) 4 0 4 4 0 0 0 4 4 0 4 0 0 0
Kevin Anderson (28) 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 Semi-Finalists Rafael Nadal (1) 3 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 3 3 3 0 3 3
Kevin Anderson (28) 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J Martin del Potro (24) 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 0
P Carreno Busta (12) 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 Quarter-Finalists Rafael Nadal (1) 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Kevin Anderson (28) 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 0 0
J Martin del Potro (24) 25 0 0 0 25 0 25 0 25 25 25 0 0 0
P Carreno Busta (12) 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andrey Rublev (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roger Federer (3) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Sam Querrey (17) 18 18 0 18 18 18 0 18 0 0 18 0 18 0
Diego Schwartzmann (29) 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 269 27 19 37 52 22 34 37 44 34 117 6 27 9
Tiebreaker 10 17 16 17 15 19 19 13 17 14 11 18 23 18

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
9 117 : ozzz2002
5 52 : George95
6 44 : LeoDaVinci
6 37 : illiniman14
6 37 : Fifiona81
4 34 : N-Bomb
4 34 : Howie72
4 27 : Dizart
4 27 : toocool4u
2 22 : gtho4
5 19 : ElfTwinkle
3 9 : wwe84
2 6 : srini701
15 269 : Perfect picks

  • 5 of the top 10 players in the world were not in the fray....one of them (Andy Murray mad ) pulled out AFTER the draw was made, which meant the 2 best players at the Slams the whole year (Federer and Nadal) were in the same half of the draw...it didn't help matters that the "NextGen" players (Zverev, Thiem, Dimitorv, Kyrgios) all flattered to deceive, leaving one half of the draw totally lopsided....
  • Well, someone still had to win 7 matches in a row to win the title and Rafael Nadal duly did that, beating the following players along the way (world rank in parenthesis): R1-D.Lajovic (85); R2-T.Daniel (124); R3-L.Mayer (59); R4-A.Dolgopolov (64); QF-A.Rublev (53); SF-DelPotro (28); F-K.Anderson (32)....reads more like an ATP250 or ATP500 tournament, let alone a Masters grin ....well, he can only play who's standing opposite him, so kudos to Nadal for his 16th Slam title smilee
  • Pablo Carreno Busta became the first player in history to play 4 qualifiers at a Grand Slam on his way to a semifinal spot....no wonder none of us picked him anywhere in our lists confused
  • ozzz2002 reserved his best for the very last Slam of the year....he was the only one of us to pick the eventual finalist Kevin Anderson, and had Del Potro making it to the semis as well! Just those 2 inspired picks would have been enough for him to win the whole thing smile ...he did thump the rest of the comp in a most emphatic fashion, scoring more than double the next best, and more points than the next 2 put together crazy
  • 2 Canadians, George95 and LeoDaVinci, were the next best and they should be happy they walked away with honours in such a crazy comp!
  • We needed tie-breaks to separate people all the way from 4 to 9, but srini701 needed no such luck...he went from champ to chump in a matter of hours, taking the final spoon in the Slams for 2017 cry
  • Congratulations to ozzz2002, George95 and LeoDaVinci then for landing the final Grand Slam tennis medals for 2017...and thank you all for joining me on a nice 2017 trip....until we meet in Melbourne in January 2018 then.....
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#1175100 - Mon Sep 11 2017 03:54 AM Re: Results & Standings .. US Open
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Posts: 10164
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FT Grand Slam winners in 2017


Women
Men
Australian Open
George95
gtho4

French Open
N-Bomb
srini701

Wimbledon
Howie72
srini701

US Open
srini701
ozzz2002

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