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#648907 - Mon Aug 22 2011 05:31 AM Results & Standings .. US Open
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What's similar about both gtho4 and LeoDaVinci? Sure, they're both moderators of the 'Tipping Competitions' forum, however, there's something else... both of them won the US Open tennis tipping competition last year. What's the same between them and you? Well, you're all going to be trying to win this year's competition, which happens in a week!

Flushing Meadows, New York will host the final Grand Slam tournament of the year. Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters won last year, but the field is wide-open this year for your tips to predict.

Here's the point breakdown:

5 pts x 1 : picking the winner.
3 pts x 2 : picking a semi-final winner (picking a finalist).
2 pts x 4 : picking a quarter-final winner (picking a semi-finalist).
1 pts x 8 : picking a quarter-finalist.
+ tips for seedings

It all begins on August 29th. Are you in?




Edited by gtho4 (Wed Aug 31 2011 04:28 PM)

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#648915 - Mon Aug 22 2011 06:02 AM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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Count me in, please, Leo.
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#648921 - Mon Aug 22 2011 06:29 AM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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I'm in

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#648922 - Mon Aug 22 2011 06:29 AM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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yes smile
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#648926 - Mon Aug 22 2011 06:56 AM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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#648992 - Mon Aug 22 2011 11:35 AM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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Oh yes - any chance to display my ignorance
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#649057 - Mon Aug 22 2011 04:22 PM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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I think I scored very poorly in my last try at tipping tennis, so I have to redeem myself. smile
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#649359 - Tue Aug 23 2011 11:01 PM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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I'll try win the men's comp again after Wimbledon, hopefully it wasn't just luck!

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#649831 - Fri Aug 26 2011 09:33 AM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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Tipping threads are up, see the top post for the links.
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#649835 - Fri Aug 26 2011 09:49 AM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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#649987 - Sat Aug 27 2011 05:10 AM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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back for more !!
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#650518 - Tue Aug 30 2011 04:41 AM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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yep, one more here

When does the second round start?

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#650526 - Tue Aug 30 2011 05:40 AM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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The second round starts at some point tomorrow (Wednesday), depending how quickly the first round finishes up. It could be as early as tomorrow morning.
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#650753 - Wed Aug 31 2011 10:53 AM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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Thwarted again by the fact that the second round started before the first one finished.
For reference: here are my out of competition picks for the Ladies' Tournament.

Winner:
(1) Serena
Losing finalist:
(2) Sharapova
Losing semi-finalists
(3) Kuznetsova
(4) Venus
Losing quarter-finalists:
(5) Petkovic
(6) Jankovic
(7) Safarova
(8) Kirilenko

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#652763 - Sun Sep 11 2011 01:12 AM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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Wow, I think I am going to score 100 points on the Women's side and come no where near the podium.

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#654589 - Sun Sep 18 2011 01:08 AM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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Bump. smile
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#655194 - Tue Sep 20 2011 06:41 PM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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Apologies for the delay. I've been working crazy hours and seven days a week. I think I'll be able to do these results on the weekend.
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#655198 - Tue Sep 20 2011 07:26 PM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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No dramas, mate.
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#656224 - Sat Sep 24 2011 03:23 PM Re: US Open 2011 - sign up
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Women's
Competition
US Open
2011
Final Results

12 players lodged tips:

6-2 6-3

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

6-1 7-6 (5)
7-5 6-1
6-4 4-6 6-3
6-3 6-3
Samantha Stosur (9) def. Serena Williams (28)

Serena Williams (28) def. Caroline Wozniacki (1)
Samantha Stosur (9) def. Angelique Kerber (33)

Caroline Wozniacki (1) def. Andrea Petkovic (10)
Serena Williams (28) def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (17)
Angelique Kerber (33) def. Flavia Pennetta (26)
Samantha Stosur (9) def. Vera Zvonareva (2)


Points distribution

Women's Competition

pts seed ros gth pap H72 ozz LDV sri N-B BxB Syp tri ill

5 Winner Samantha Stosur (9) 14
3 Finalists Samantha Stosur (9) 12 12
Serena Williams (28) 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31
2 Semi-Finalists Samantha Stosur (9) 11 11
Serena Williams (28) 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Caroline Wozniacki (1) 3 3 3 3 3 3
Angelique Kerber (33)
1 Quarter-Finalists Samantha Stosur (9) 10 10 10 10 10 10
Serena Williams (28) 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29
Caroline Wozniacki (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Angelique Kerber (33)
Andrea Petkovic (10) 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
A. Pavlyuchenkova (17) 18
Flavia Pennetta (26)
Vera Zvonareva (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
60 151 95 106 15 75 106 119 100 108 101 108
Tiebreaker: +2 +12 -1 +7 +3 +4 +2 ?? ?? +1 ?? +4

Final Standings!
  
picks pts

9 151 : gtho4
7 119 : N-Bomb
7 108 : Sypher
7 108 : illiniman14
6 106 : srini701
6 106 : Howie72
8 100 : BxBarracuda
5 95 : paper_aero
5 75 : LeoDaVinci
4 60 : rossian
3 15 : ozzz2002
4 101 : triviapaul***
15 270 : Perfect picks

  • Serena Williams, who was ranked 28th, helped more than half of us to reach the century mark.
  • The winner of the women's comp is gtho4 with a mammoth 151 points. Good thing he got so many points because his tiebreaker was waaaaay off.
  • N-Bomb takes second with Sypher holding up the podium in third.
  • Usually, srini701's 106 points or illiniman14's 108 points would have been more than enough for a win, but, this time it gets them fifth and fourth places respectively.
  • Tiebreakers were needed to separate srini701 and Howie72, and Sypher and illiniman14. Luckily for BxBarracuda and N-Bomb, who didn't pick one, they didn't need it.
  • Poor ozzz2002 takes the Spoon here with only three correct tips, and none of those for big points. He should be happy an Ozzie won this.
  • Congratulations to unseeded Angelique Kerber who reached the semifinals untipped, and to Flavia Pennetta who reached the quarters under our radar.
  • triviapaul would have placed seventh.
  • That concludes the ladies' Grand Slam events for the year. See you all when it starts up again at the Australian Open in 2012.
  • Thanks to dg_dave who helped tabulate this.


Edited by LeoDaVinci (Sat Sep 24 2011 03:24 PM)
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#656261 - Sat Sep 24 2011 04:54 PM Results & Standings .. US Open 2011
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Men's
Competition
US Open
2011
Final Results

12 players lodged tips:

6-2 6-4 6-7 (3) 6-1

7-6 (7) 6-4 3-6 2-6 7-5
6-4 6-2 3-6 6-2

7-6 (2) 6-7 (3) 6-0 3-0 ret
6-4 6-4 6-3
7-5 6-4 3-6 7-6 (2)
6-2 6-1 6-3
Novak Djokovic (1) def. Rafael Nadal (2)

Novak Djokovic (1) def. Roger Federer (3)
Rafael Nadal (2) def. Andy Murray (4)

Novak Djokovic (1) def. Janko Tipsarevic (20)
Roger Federer (3) def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (11)
Andy Murray (4) def. John Isner (28)
Rafael Nadal (2) def. Andy Roddick (21)


Points distribution

Men's Competition

pts seed ros gth pap H72 ozz LDV sri N-B BxB Syp tri ill

5 Winner Novak Djokovic (1) 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
3 Finalists Novak Djokovic (1) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Rafael Nadal (2) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
2 Semi-Finalists Novak Djokovic (1) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Rafael Nadal (2) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Roger Federer (3) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Andy Murray (4) 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
1 Quarter-Finalists Novak Djokovic (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Rafael Nadal (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Roger Federer (3) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Andy Murray (4) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Andy Roddick (21) 22 22 22
John Isner (28) 29
Janko Tipsarevic (20)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (11) 12 12 12 12 12 12
30 59 59 81 31 49 42 76 71 59 53 30
Tiebreaker: +4 +9 +4 +4 -3 +3 +6 +7 ?? +2 +2 +5

Final Standings!
  
picks pts

13 81 : Howie72
12 76 : N-Bomb
11 71 : BxBarracuda
12 59 : Sypher
12 59 : paper_aero
12 59 : gtho4
9 53 : triviapaul
10 49 : LeoDaVinci
10 42 : srini701
8 31 : ozzz2002
8 30 : rossian
8 30 : illiniman14
15 131 : Perfect picks

  • Novak Djokovic continues his complete dominance of 2011 by knocking off Rafael Nadal in the Finals again.
  • Howie72 wins the men's competition with 88 points, but that's 13/15, while our silver medalist N-Bomb had 76, and in third place we have BxBarracuda with 71 points, and who was the sole tipper to have John Isner in the quarters.
  • Places four, five, and six were decided on tiebreakers. So was the wooden spoon.
  • Rossian takes the Spoon here with only eight correct tips, the obvious ones so no big points there.
  • BxBarracuda did not pick a tiebreak for the number of games the losing finalist would win... good thing he didn't need it!
  • Janko Tipsarevic was the only tennis player to make it into the quarterfinals without us tipping him.
  • Thanks to dg_dave who helped tabulate the event.


Edited by LeoDaVinci (Sat Sep 24 2011 04:55 PM)
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#656263 - Sat Sep 24 2011 05:03 PM Re: Results & Standings .. US Open 2011
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Yay! I did not come last. smile

Plaudits to Howie, N-Bomb and Barracuda, and thanks to Leo and Dave for the hard work.
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#656264 - Sat Sep 24 2011 05:19 PM Re: Results & Standings .. US Open 2011
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WTG gtho4, Howie, N-Bomb (twice) and Sypher.

Thanks for running it Leo and thanks dg_dave for the assist.

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#656271 - Sat Sep 24 2011 06:32 PM Re: Results & Standings .. US Open 2011
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I knew I goofed on something, but at least it was easily fixable. smilee
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#656289 - Sat Sep 24 2011 07:53 PM Re: Results & Standings .. US Open 2011
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two seconds, very pleased. Congrats to all the podium placers and thanks to the competition runner(s)

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