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#1199771 - Tue Jun 26 2018 11:55 PM Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
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Wimbledon 2018

The tournament starts Monday, 2 July. A very intriguing Wimbledon is on the cards, folks....The old warriors are still raging, some of them are returning from injuries and seem in fine nick again, the younger lot are snapping at the heels and ready to take their place in the sun....Almost all top players will be in action in both men and women sections. Who will the green grass reward this year?

Howie72 and srini701 are defending their titles here in our comps, and Fifiona81 has had a good run in the slams this year so far ....If you think you can get your name among the honours list, please sign up here. Tipping threads will be up soon as the draws are out on 29 June.


Wimbledon 2018 Men's singles...Wednesday 4 July
Wimbledon 2018 Women's singles...Wednesday 4 July


Edited by gtho4 (Fri Jul 06 2018 07:34 AM)

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#1199774 - Wed Jun 27 2018 01:37 AM Re: Wimbledon 2018 ...sign up sheet
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#1199787 - Wed Jun 27 2018 05:14 AM Re: Wimbledon 2018 ...sign up sheet
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#1199790 - Wed Jun 27 2018 05:51 AM Re: Wimbledon 2018 ...sign up sheet
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#1200065 - Fri Jun 29 2018 06:13 AM Re: Wimbledon 2018 ...sign up sheet
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#1201189 - Tue Jul 17 2018 04:54 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
srini701 Offline
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Women's
Competition
Wimbledon
2018
Final Results

12 players lodged tips:

6-3, 6-3

6-3, 6-3
6-2, 6-4

7-5, 6-4
6-3, 7-5
3-6, 7-5, 6-1
3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Angelique Kerber (11) bt Serena Williams (25)

Angelique Kerber (11) bt Jelena Ostapenko (12)
Serena Williams (25) bt Julia Goerges (13)

Jelena Ostapenko (12) bt Dominika Cibulkova (33)
Angelique Kerber (11) bt Daria Kasatkina (14)
Julia Goerges (13) bt Kiki Bertens (20)
Serena Williams (25) bt Camilla Giorgi (33)


Points distribution

Women's Competition

pts seed PP Diz Fif G95 gt4 H72 Leo N-B ozz pap sri too wwe

5 Winner Angelique Kerber (11) 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 Finalists Angelique Kerber (11) 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0
Serena Williams (25) 28 28 28 0 0 28 0 28 28 28 28 28 28

2 Semi-Finalists Angelique Kerber (11) 13 0 0 0 13 0 13 13 0 13 0 0 13
Serena Williams (25) 27 27 27 27 0 27 0 27 27 27 27 27 27
Jelena Ostapenko (12) 14 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Julia Goerges (13) 15 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 Quarter-Finalists Angelique Kerber (11) 12 12 12 0 12 0 12 12 0 12 12 12 12
Serena Williams (25) 26 26 26 26 26 26 0 26 26 26 26 26 26
Jelena Ostapenko (12) 13 0 13 13 0 13 0 13 0 0 13 13 0
Julia Goerges (13) 14 0 0 0 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dominika Cibulkova (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daria Kasatkina (14) 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kiki Bertens (20) 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0
Camilla Giorgi (33) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 296 93 106 80 51 123 53 133 102 106 106 120 106
Tiebreaker 6 5 8 8 13 12 6 11 8 6 13 11 14

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
7 133 : N-Bomb
6 123 : Howie72
6 120 : toocool4u
5 106 : paper_aero
5 106 : Fifiona81
5 106 : srini701
5 106 : wwe84
4 102 : ozzz2002
4 93 : Dizart
4 80 : George95
4 53 : LeoDaVinci
3 51 : gtho4
15 296 : Perfect picks

  • It was a fairy tale ending for Angelique Kerber, who won her first Wimbledon title and avenged her loss in the 2016 finals. It was not to be a fairy tale ending however for one of the most valiant comebacks in women's sport. Serena Williams playing only her 4th tournament since returning from childbirth, and ranked at 153 (but seeded 25) pushed all the way to the finals but she came unstuck there. Grand Slam title #24 will probably still come....
  • For the first time in the history of Open era (over 50 years), NONE of the top 10 seeds made it to the quarterfinals in one of the most unpredictable tournaments ever. Daria Kasatkina however shows promise, making it to her second Grand Slam quarterfinal in a row, after her last 8 at Roland Garros. Jelena Ostapenko made it to the semis this year after a quarterfinals last year. Julia Georges made the most of her vanquished quarter, riding all the way to the semis, the first time she's gone past round 4 in any slam.
  • N-Bomb was the ONLY one of us here to have faith in Kerber making it the finals alongside Serena Williams, and he is rewarded for that with a title win, edging defending champion Howie72 to the second place. toocool4u takes home the bronze. N-Bomb is now 2/3 in 2018 in the women's section, after winning the Australian Open in January. He could have been 3/3, but Fifiona81 stopped him at Roland Garros, pipping him to silver!
  • Tie-break was required to separate places 4 to 7, with 4 people finishing at the same score. gtho4 takes the spoon.
  • Congrats then to N-Bomb, Howie72, and toocool4u and let's see what surprises are in store in the Men's section next smile
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#1201225 - Tue Jul 17 2018 11:34 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
srini701 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9826
Loc: Hyderabad India           

Men's
Competition
Wimbledon
2018
Final Results

12 players lodged tips:

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

7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (7), 6-4, 26-24
6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8

2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11
6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 6-4, 6-3
6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
7-5, 6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Novak Djokovic (12) bt Kevin Anderson (8)

Kevin Anderson (8) bt John Isner (9)
Novak Djokovic (12) bt Rafael Nadal (2)

Kevin Anderson (8) bt Roger Federer (1)
John Isner (9) bt Milos Raonic (13)
Novak Djokovic (12) bt Kei Nishikori (24)
Rafael Nadal (2) bt J. Del Potro (5)


Points distribution

Men's Competition

pts seed PP Diz Fif G95 gt4 H72 Leo N-B ozz pap sri too wwe

5 Winner Novak Djokovic (12) 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 Finalists Novak Djokovic (12) 15 0 0 15 0 0 15 15 0 0 15 15 0
Kevin Anderson (8) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 Semi-Finalists Novak Djokovic (12) 14 0 14 14 0 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 0
Kevin Anderson (8) 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
John Isner (9) 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rafael Nadal (2) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 0 4 4

1 Quarter-Finalists Novak Djokovic (12) 13 13 13 13 0 13 13 13 0 13 13 13 0
Kevin Anderson (8) 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
John Isner (9) 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 0
Rafael Nadal (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Roger Federer (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Milos Raonic (13) 14 0 0 14 14 0 14 0 0 14 0 0 14
Kei Nishikori (24) 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Del Potro (5) 6 6 6 0 6 0 6 6 0 6 6 6 0

Points 164 38 52 65 29 36 71 66 9 56 63 67 23
Tiebreaker 10 24 17 15 21 20 14 14 11 18 18 22 19

Final Standings!
  
picks pts
8 71 : LeoDaVinci
8 67 : toocool4u
8 66 : N-Bomb
7 65 : George95
7 63 : srini701
7 56 : paper_aero
7 52 : Fifiona81
6 38 : Dizart
5 36 : Howie72
5 29 : gtho4
4 23 : wwe84
3 9 : ozzz2002
15 164 : Perfect picks

  • Life has a strange way of coming back to bite us when we least expect it smile We were all so very enamoured by the name "Roger Federer" (heck, the whole world was!), that other than Dizart (Cilic) and wwe84 (Raonic), the rest of us refused to look at any other possibility for the Wimbledon title this year. Federer probably thought it was another routine win too, when he was 2 sets to love up and 5-2 and on match point in his quarterfinals. 999 times out of a 1000, he would probably have won too. But this somehow happened to be that 1000th time and Kevin Anderson on the other side of the net refused to believe he was beaten. He staged one of the most remarkable comebacks in sports to stun one the "GOAT" claimants and the whole world, in a superb turnaround that will be talked about for years to come.
  • And as if that wasn't enough, Kevin Anderson went on to play the second longest match ever in Wimbledon's history, in the semifinals against John Isner. The final set alone lasted over 4 hours and in a match of gladiator proportions, Anderson won 26-24 in the final set. The efforts of the quarters and semis finally caught up with him the finals as he surrendered meekly in the first two sets to Novak Djokovic before a token fight in the third set.
  • Heck, we haven't even spoken about the champion till now! Novak Djokovic is back as a champion, a good two years after he last won a slam. He had some fight on his hand too in the semifinals, beating Rafael Nadal in one of the finest matches played in recent times. A resurgent Djokovic is good for the men's game and his win breaks a 6 slam sequence of Federer and Nadal since January 2017.
  • N-Bomb was the only one of us here to have Kevin Anderson in his line up (quarters), but that wasn't enough for the women's champion to pull through. LeoDaVinci put faith in his countryman Milos Raonic and that paid off for him. toocool4u had Isner in his line up and the one extra point was enough for him to pip N-Bomb to the silver. Most of us had predictable line-ups and it was again the one odd name here and there that made the difference. Congratulations then to LeoDavinci, toocool4u, and N-Bomb for finishing among the medals this year.
  • The bold predictions of ozzz2002 did not come off, and he can spend the time in the cellar wondering what random names he can pick for the US Open when we all meet next in August smile



Edited by srini701 (Tue Jul 17 2018 11:35 PM)
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