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#804051 - Sat Jun 23 2012 11:30 AM Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
Wimbledon 2012!
Men's and Women's singles:

Come one, come all, to the wonderful grass court venue of the All-England Tennis Club. In two days the draws will be announced for this prestigious tournament, played entirely on grass.

Last year's FunTrivia competition was won by Howie72 and N-Bomb and the year before by ozzz2002 and Sypher (who said ozzz2002 sucks at tennis?). Will they defend their titles or will YOU become the next champion and get your name inscribed forever on the FunTrivia Hall of Fame? Only you can decide that for sure, so sign up here...

Scoring will be the same as that used for the Roland Garros, the Australian Open, and the US Open:

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 pt. x 8 : picking a quarter-finalist.
and seeding bonuses of course...

Tiebreakers as usual: Pick how many games the losing finalist will win, and second tiebreaker goes by total correct tips.


Edited by gtho4 (Sat Jun 30 2012 12:58 AM)
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#804052 - Sat Jun 23 2012 11:31 AM Re: Wimbledon 2012 ... sign-up sheet
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Tipping threads:

Men's Singles
Women's Singles

Links are working.


Edited by dg_dave (Sun Jun 24 2012 04:19 PM)
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#804092 - Sat Jun 23 2012 12:39 PM Re: Wimbledon 2012 ... sign-up sheet
wwe84 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 13 2011
Posts: 23971
Loc: New South Wales
Australia
MENS DRAW

Winner
1:Rafael Nadal

Runner Up
2:Roger Federer

Semi-Finalist
3:Novak Djokovic
4:Andy Murray

Quarter-Finalist
5:Bernard Tomic
6:Juan Martin Del Porto
7:John Isner
8:Tomas Berdych


WOMENS DRAW

Winner
1:Victoria Azarenka

Runner Up
2:Serena Williams

Semi-Finalist
3:Maria Sharapova
4:Samantha Stosur

Quarter-Finalist
5:Jelena Jankovic
6:Li Na
7:Ana Ivanovic
8:Vera Zvonareva


Edited by wwe84 (Sun Jun 24 2012 12:00 AM)

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#804168 - Sat Jun 23 2012 11:06 PM Re: Wimbledon 2012 ... sign-up sheet
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Posts: 4479
Loc: New Zealand
I'll try get my tips up in time

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#804171 - Sat Jun 23 2012 11:48 PM Re: Wimbledon 2012 ... sign-up sheet
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Loc: Hyderabad India
yes please...
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#804176 - Sun Jun 24 2012 02:00 AM Re: Wimbledon 2012 ... sign-up sheet
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The tennis maven is in the building... smile
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#804186 - Sun Jun 24 2012 05:54 AM Re: Wimbledon 2012 ... sign-up sheet
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I'm in

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#804188 - Sun Jun 24 2012 07:04 AM Re: Wimbledon 2012 ... sign-up sheet
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My prediction is:

Rain 40 - 0 Sun
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#804270 - Sun Jun 24 2012 03:41 PM Re: Wimbledon 2012 ... sign-up sheet
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Registered: Fri Mar 16 2007
Posts: 22742
Loc: Buckhaven Fife
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MENS DRAW

Winner
1: Novak Djokovic

Runner Up
2: Rafael Nadal

Semi-Finalist
3: Roger Federer
4: Marin Cilic

Quarter-Finalist
5: Tomas Berdych
6: Janko Tipsarević
7: David Ferrer
8: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga


WOMENS DRAW

Winner
1: Maria Sharapova

Runner Up
2: Victoria Azarenka

Semi-Finalist
3: Agnieszka Radwańska
4: Petra Kvitova

Quarter-Finalist
5: Kim Clijsters
6: Li Na
7: Serena Williams
8: Caroline Wozniacki

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#808447 - Fri Jul 13 2012 01:16 AM Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
srini701 Offline
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Posts: 10164
Loc: Hyderabad India

Women's
Competition
Wimbledon
2012
Final Results

13 players lodged tips:

6-1 5-7 6-2

6-3 7-6
6-3 6-4

6-3 6-7 7-5
7-5 4-6 7-5
6-3 7-5
6-3 7-6
Serena Williams (6) def. Agnieszka Radwanska (3)

Serena Williams (6) def. Victoria Azarenka (2)
Agnieszka Radwanska (3) def. Angelique Kerber (8)

Angelique Kerber (8) def. Sabine Lisicki (15)
Agnieszka Radwanska (3) def. Maria Kirilenko (17)
Serena Williams (6) def. Petra Kvitova (4)
Victoria Azarenka (2) def. Tamira Paszek (32+)


Points distribution

Women's Competition

pts seed PPs wwe G95 N-B Diz sri pap Syp gt4 LDV ozz ill BxB H72

5 Winner Serena Williams (6) 11 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Finalists Serena Williams (6) 9 9 - - - 9 9 - - - - - - -
Agnieszka Radwanska (3) 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Semi-Finalists Serena Williams (6) 8 8 - 8 - 8 8 8 - 8 - 8 - -
Agnieszka Radwanska (3) 5 - - - 5 5 - - - - - - 5 -
Victoria Azarenka (2) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 - - 4 4
Angelique Kerber (8) 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 Quarter-Finalists Serena Williams (6) 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 - 7 - 7 7 -
Agnieszka Radwanska (3) 4 - 4 - 4 4 - 4 - 4 - - 4 4
Victoria Azarenka (2) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Angelique Kerber (8) 9 - - - - - - - 9 - - - 9 -
Petra Kvitova (4) 5 - 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 - 5 5 5
Sabine Lisicki (15) 16 - - - - - - - - - 16 - - -
Maria Kirlenko (17) 18 - - - - - - - - - - - 18 -
Tamira Paszek (33) 34 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
149 31 23 27 28 45 36 31 21 31 19 23 55 16
Tiebreaker: 10 -- -1 -3 -3 -3 -5 -1 +3 -3 -2 -2 -- +2
Final Standings!
  picks pts

8 55 : BxBarracuda
8 45 : srini701
6 36 : paper_aero
6 31 : Sypher
6 31 : LeoDaVinci
5 31 : wwe84
6 28 : Dizart
5 27 : N-Bomb
5 23 : George95
4 23 : illiniman14
4 21 : gtho4
2 19 : ozzz2002
4 16 : Howie72
15 149 : Perfect picks

  • Congratulations to BxBarracuda for winning the Wimbledon 2012 women's singles tipping competition! In an extremely low scoring comp, he got 8 of his tips right and importantly, had a sole pick in there that helped him clinch the comp.
  • Not one of us picked Serena Williams to win Wimbledon this year! Most of us went for Maria Sharapova who crashed out in the 4th round, losing to last year's semi-finalist Sabine Lisicki. Some of us went for Victoria Azarenka, who made it till the semi-finals before losing to Serena. The 4-time champion made us all eat humble pie, winning her 5th Wimbledon and equalled sister Venus' record of 5 Wimbledon singles titles. Make that 10 singles titles for the Williams sisters the last 13 years and you have a most enviable record to look at!
  • Look at some of our picks here....only 3 of us picked Serena to reach the finals, none of us picked Tamira Paszek to reach the quarters, and Lisicki (ozzz) and Kirilenko (BxB) had just 1 pick each to reach the quarters!
  • That pick of Kirilenko lands BxBarracuda his title ahead of srini701 and paper_aero who complete the podium. BxBarracuda had also won the French Open women's comp earlier this year! The tie-breaker was required for the 4th place where Sypher pipped LeoDaVinci and wwe84 to the post.
  • ozzz2002 had just 2 right picks, but still avoided the last spot, with last year's champion Howie72 taking home the spoon for this year.

    Men's results to follow soon....hoping Leo is back in action fairly quickly...
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Edited by srini701 (Fri Jul 13 2012 01:18 AM)
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#808455 - Fri Jul 13 2012 04:48 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
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I am glad I tipped Sabine Lisicki, otherwise it could have been quite embarrassing. smile

And well done to Barracuda, srini and paper_aero.
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#808472 - Fri Jul 13 2012 07:16 AM Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10164
Loc: Hyderabad India

Men's
Competition
Wimbledon
2012
Final Results

13 players lodged tips:

46, 75, 63, 64

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

6-4, 6-1, 6-4
6-1, 6-2, 6-2
6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 7-6
7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
Roger Federer (3) def. Andy Murray (4)

Roger Federer (3) def. Novak Djokovic (1)
Andy Murray (4) def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5)

Novak Djokovic (1) def. Florian Mayer (31)
Roger Federer (3) def. Mikhail Youzhny (26)
Andy Murray (4) def. David Ferrer (7)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2) def. Philipp Kohlschreiber (27)


Points distribution

Men's Competition

pts seed PPs wwe G95 N-B Diz sri pap Syp gt4 LDV ozz ill BxB H72

5 Winner Roger Federer (3) 8 - - - - - - - 8 8 - - - -
3 Finalists Roger Federer (3) 6 6 - - - - - - 6 6 - - - -
Andy Murray (4) 7 - - 7 - 7 - - - - - 7 - -
2 Semi-Finalists Roger Federer (3) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Andy Murray (4) 6 6 - 6 - 6 6 6 6 - - 6 6 6
Novak Djokovic (1) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) 7 - - 7 - 7 - - - - 7 - - -
1 Quarter-Finalists Roger Federer (3) 4 4 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 5
Novak Djokovic (1) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) 6 - 6 6 6 6 6 6 - - 6 6 - 6
David Ferrer (7) 8 - 8 - 8 - - - - - - 8 8 -
Mikhail Youzhny (26) 27 - - - - - - - - - 27 27 - -
Kohlschreiber (27) 28 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Florian Mayer (31) 32 - - - - - - - - - 32 - - -
154 31 28 45 28 45 31 31 39 33 86 73 33 31
Tiebreaker: 18 -- +1 -2 +3 +2 -3 -2 +1 0 -6 -1 -- -1
Final Standings!
  picks pts

8 86 : ozzz2002
10 73 : illiniman14
9 45 : N-Bomb
9 45 : srini701
8 39 : gtho4
7 33 : LeoDaVinci
7 33 : BxBarracuda
7 31 : Howie72
7 31 : Sypher
7 31 : paper_aero
7 31 : wwe84
6 28 : George95
6 28 : Dizart
15 154 : Perfect picks

  • All hail the King! Roger Federer won his first grand slam title since the 2010 Australian Open, his 17th grand slam title in all, 7th Wimbledon singles title (equalling his idol Pete Sampras' record) and also returned to the No.1 spot in the world. To do that, he had to break a million British hearts, beating Andy Murray in a fine 4 set finals, reducing the Scot and many in the crowd to tears during the presentation ceremony cry Federer should start as favourite for the Olympics title, to be played on the same courts, but I wouldn't put my money on him winning the gold wink
  • What do I know of Federer, especially if I didn't even pick him to reach the final? gtho4 and LeoDaVinci had their faith in the great Swiss, but it was not enough to get them on to the podium...
  • One Russian Mikhail Youzhny decided our podium here in our comp....if ozzz2002 was thankful his pick of Sabine Lisicki helped him avoid the spoon in the women's comp, he should frankly be over the moon his pick of Youzhny and even more outrageously, his pick of Florian Mayer (thanks, illiniman for pointing this out) helped him WIN the title this year! ozzz had lesser number of right picks than the next 4 below him in the standings, but still wins the comp with those 2 monstrous upset!
  • Next up is illiniman14, who also picked Youzhny to reach the quarters. illiniman also had the most number of correct tips amongst us, failing only to pick the 2 surprises of the tournament, Florian Mayer and Phillip Kohlschreiber and the champion...
  • Pipping srini701 to the bronze medal is N-Bomb. Both of them had identical picks and while N-Bomb had a -2 as tie-break, srini had a +2...tournament rules have it as "under scores over over" and so... crazy
  • Dizart went from hero to zero...From a perfect tournament at the Roland Garros to a spoon at the Wimbledon, he has seen it all in just 3 weeks...

    Congratulations then to ozzz2002, illiniman14, and N-Bomb for the podium finish in Wimbledon 2012 men's comp...See you all again at the US Open and hoping Leo will be back by then...


Edited by srini701 (Sat Jul 14 2012 12:30 AM)
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#808504 - Fri Jul 13 2012 10:02 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
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Well done to Bx and illiniman for their wins.
Congratulations to srini and ozzz for coming in second
And also a good job to paper_aero and N-Bomb for rounding out the podium.
Thank you srini for crunching all the numbers.

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#808507 - Fri Jul 13 2012 10:27 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
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Well done srini & paper_aero on the Women's side.

Well done to illiniman, ozzzz & N-Bomb on the men's side.


Thanks for doing the tabulations and great write ups srini.

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#808576 - Fri Jul 13 2012 09:40 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
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I'm afraid I've got to take off the gold medal and hand it to ozzz - he picked Mayer to make the quarters, and that should give him another 32 points for the win.

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#808582 - Fri Jul 13 2012 11:27 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
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Well played illiniman, those unseeded players really do decide these tipping comps! Great tipping, well done winners

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#808587 - Sat Jul 14 2012 12:41 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
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Originally Posted By: illiniman14
I'm afraid I've got to take off the gold medal and hand it to ozzz - he picked Mayer to make the quarters, and that should give him another 32 points for the win.


By God, he did! I am really sorry i missed this out...sorry, ozzz and illiniman....and thanks illiniman for pointing it out....I have corrected the results now...

I hope I have not got any more wrong or missed any more tips there confused
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#808589 - Sat Jul 14 2012 12:57 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
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Did you figure out the players I picked from the typos I made?

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#808590 - Sat Jul 14 2012 01:48 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
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Thank you, illiniman! I did not notice that error, either. Very noble of you, mate.
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#808636 - Sat Jul 14 2012 06:24 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Wimbledon
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srini, while you're at it, I picked Mayer, Kohlschriber, Youzhny, and Federer to win wink


Just kidding, well played illiniman, and more congrats to ozzz.

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