Topic: 2019 Roland Garros - Yoda Cup

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As the picks are now closed, here are the picks of all the Yoda Crew member (20) participating in this 2019 Roland Garros Yoda Cup, 8th edition.



MEN'S

Seeds 1-16:
Djokovic (20) [everyone] {OUT, SF, +88}
Nadal (20) [everyone] {OUT, W, +168}
Thiem (19) [everyone except Murreee] {OUT, F, +120}
Tsitsipas (17) [everyone except Wimbo, Aiur, Arvis] {OUT, 4th, +48}
Federer (13) [Adunar, Tenedab, Snolly, Edu, Murreee, Drivers, Wimbo, OZ, Aiur, Marco, HTS, Mike, Arvis] {OUT, SF, +88}
Delpo (5) [Dwight, Tono, TE, Wimbo, Arvis] {OUT, 4th, +48}
ZverevA (3) [BHP, Spotec, Murreee] {OUT, QF, +64}
Nishikori (1) [Aiur] {OUT, QF, +64}
Fognini (1) [Johnny] {OUT, 4th, +48}
Medvedev (1) [Dtrain] {OUT, 1st, -16}


Seeds 17-32:

Wawrinka (11) [Adunar, Tenedab, BHP, Dwight, Tono, Edu, TE, Murreee, OZ, Mike, Arvis] {OUT, QF, +64} {4th, BONUS +16}
Schwartzman (10) [Adunar, Tenedab, Dwight, Snolly, Drivers, Wimbo, HTS, Dtrain, Mike, Arvis] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Pella (5) [BHP, Edu, TE, Marco, Dtrain] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
RBA (4) [Tono, Murreee, Wimbo, Aiur] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Verdasco (4) [Snolly, Drivers, Marco, HTS] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
FAA (3) [Spotec, Johnny, OZ] {OUT, w/o, +0}
Pouille (1) [Aiur] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Berrettini (1) [Spotec] {OUT, 2nd, +16}


Unseeded players:

Cuevas (7) [Adunar, Tenedab, Tono, TE, Marco, Dtrain, Mike] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Gasquet (3) [Murreee, OZ, Aiur] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Garin (2) [Wimbo, Johnny] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Paire (2) [Spotec, Arvis] {OUT, 4th, +48} {4th, BONUS +32}
Albot (1) [BHP] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Dimitrov (1) [Snolly] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Munar (1) [Dwight] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Barrere (1) [Johnny] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Kohlschreiber (1) [HTS] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Tsonga (1) [Edu] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Fritz (1) [Drivers] {OUT, 2nd, +16}


Finalists:

Nadal (19) [everyone except OZ] {BONUS +32}
Djokovic (18) [everyone except Spotec, Arvis] {OUT, SF}
Thiem (2) [Spotec, Arvis] {BONUS +32}
Federer (1) [OZ] {OUT, SF}


Winners:

Nadal (17) [everyone except TE, Mike, OZ] {BONUS +64}
Djokovic (3) [TE, Mike, OZ] {OUT, SF}


Formats:

Everybody picked the standard format: 5 (1-16) - 2 (17-32) - 1 (unseeded) except
Johnny went 5-1-2



WOMEN'S

Seeds 1-16:

Halep (19) [everyone except Aiur] {OUT, QF, +64}
Bertens (18) [everyone except Wimbo, OZ] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
PliskovaKa (12) [Adunar, Dwight, Tono, Snolly, Edu, TE, Drivers, Wimbo, OZ, Marco, HTS, Mike] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Kvitova (12) [BHP, Dwight, Snolly, Edu, TE, Murreee, Johnny, Aiur, Marco, HTS, Dtrain, Mike] {OUT, w/o, +0}
Stephens (8) [Dwight, Tono, Spotec, Edu, TE, Drivers, Marco, Dtrain] {OUT, QF, +64}
Barty (8) [Tenedab, BHP, Spotec, Snolly, Drivers, Wimbo, Johnny, Dtrain] {OUT, W, +168}
Osaka (7) [Adunar, BHP, Tono, Wimbo, Aiur, HTS, Arvis] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Kerber (3) [Murreee, OZ, Aiur] {OUT, 1st, -16}
WilliamsS (3) [Murreee, OZ, Arvis] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Bencic (3) [OZ, Aiur, Mike] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Keys (2) [Adunar, Tenedab] {OUT, QF, +64}


Seeds 17-32:

Muguruza (10) [Adunar, Dwight, Tono, Snolly, Edu, Murreee, Wimbo, OZ, Marco, Arvis] {OUT, 4th, +48} {4th, BONUS +16}
Kontaveit (8) [Adunar, Dwight, Spotec, Edu, TE, Drivers, HTS, Arvis] {OUt, 1st, -16}
Mertens (4) [Tono, Aiur, Dtrain, Mike] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Sakkari (4) [Spotec, Drivers, Johnny, Marco] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Garcia (3) [Tenedab, BHP, Aiur] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Kasatkina (2) [Tenedab, TE] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Konta (2) [Wimbo, OZ] {OUT, SF, +88} {4th, BONUS +16}
Martic (2) [BHP, Johnny] {OUT, QF, +64} {4th, BONUS +16}
CSN (1) [Wimbo] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Andreescu (1) [Mike] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Vekic (1) [HTS] {OUT, 4th, +48} {4th, BONUS +16}
Sasnovich (1) [Snolly] {OUT, 1st, -16}


Unseeded players:

Vondrousova (14) [everyone except Snolly, Murreee, Johnny, OZ, Aiur, HTS] {OUT, F, +120} {4th, BONUS +32}
Mladenovic (4) [Tenedab, Spotec, Aiur, Arvis] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Azarenka (2) [Murreee, Dtrain] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
WilliamsV (1) [Murreee] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Diyas (1) [Johnny] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Sharma (1) [Johnny] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Kenin (1) [Snolly] {OUT, 4th, +48} {4th, BONUS +32}
Anisimova (1) [OZ] {OUT, SF, +88} {4th, BONUS +32}
Pavlyuchenkova (1) [HTS] {OUT, 1st, -16}


Finalists:

Halep (18) [everyone except Johnny, Aiur] {OUT, QF}
Bertens (10) [Adunar, Tenedab, BHP, Dwight, Spotec, Edu, Johnny, Marco, HTS, Arvis] {OUT, 2nd}
PliskovaKa (6) [Snolly, TE, Drivers, Wimbo, OZ, Mike] {OUT, 3rd}
Kvitova (2) [Murreee, Aiur] {OUT, w/o}
Stephens (2) [Tono, Dtrain] {OUT, QF}
Barty (1) [Johnny] {BONUS +32}
Bencic (1) [Aiur] {OUT, 3rd}


Winners:

Halep (14) [Adunar, BHP, Dwight, Snolly, Edu, Murreee, Drivers, Wimbo, OZ, Marco, HTS, Dtrain, Mike, Arvis] {OUT, QF}
Bertens (3) [Tenedab, Spotec, Johnny] {OUT, 2nd}
PliskovaKa (1) [TE] {OUT, 3rd}
Kvitova (1) [Aiur] {OUT, w/o}
Stephens (1) [Tono] {OUT, QF}


Formats:

Everyone picked the standard format 5 (1-6) - 2 (17-32) - 1 (unseeded) except
Murreee, Dtrain went 5-1-2. Tenedab, Spotec, Johnny, Arvis went 4-2-2. Wimbo went 4-3-1.


Number of players still in competition:

Who cares now?


-16 competition TOTAL: 17
2: Murreee, Dwight, HTS
1: OZ, Aiur, Dtrain, Adunar, Arvis, TE, Drivers, Johnny, Snolly, Spotec, Edu
0: Tono, Tenedab, Mike, BHP, Marco, Wimbo


Possible bonus points:

Tenedab: Wawrinka 4th (+16)Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
BHP: Wawrinka 4th (+16), Martic 4th (+16), Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
Dwight: Wawrinka 4th (+16), Muguruza 4th (+16), Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
Adunar: Wawrinka 4th (+16), Muguruza 4th (+16), Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
Tono: Wawrinka 4th (+16), Muguruza 4th (+16), Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
Edu: Wawrinka 4th (+16), Muguruza 4th (+16), Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
TE: Wawrinka 4th (+16), Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32)
Murreee: Wawrinka 4th (+16), Muguruza 4th , Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
OZ: Wawrinka 4th (+16), Muguruza 4th (+16), Konta 4th (+16), Anisimova 4th (+32)
Mike: Wawrinka 4th (+16), Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32)
Arvis: Wawrinka 4th (+16), Paire 4th (+32), Muguruza 4th (+16), Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32), Thiem F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
Marco: Muguruza 4th (+16), Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
Wimbo: Muguruza 4th (+16), Konta 4th (+16), Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
Johnny: Martic 4th (+16), Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64), Barty F (+32)
Drivers: Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
Spotec: Paire 4th (+32), Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32), Thiem F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
Dtrain: Vondrousova 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
Aiur: Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
HTS: Vekic 4th (+16), Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)
Snolly: Muguruza 4th (+16), Kenin 4th (+32), Nadal F (+32), Nadal W (+64)



UPDATED

Last edited by Adunar (Jun. 9, 2019 11:27am)

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Thanks for creating the Post of Awesomeness Arnie!

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Thanks Arnie, awesome as always! smile

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Thanks Arnie.

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Thanks Arnie. Truely awesome!

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Awesome! GOOOOOO Djokovic-Pliskova

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Thanks Arnie for the Post of Awesomeness!

Some thoughts:

-Suprised only 2 people took Djokovic. Expected most to take Nadal but thought there would be more Djokovic picks (something like 14-6
-Thought Garin would get more love. Surely the Wawrinka draw affected that
-Also expected Bertens to be a lot more popular winner. Thought her and Simona would be more evenly split
-Also weird seeing only 3 people take Serena. Guess we all were worried off by her recent retirements/withdrawls
-Guess most of us are on the Vondrousova bandwagon
-Barty is really intriguing for me. That 1Q can go so many ways

Excited for a fun tournament

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Garin had a knee injury in Geneva, withdrew from the doubles, I think.

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Awesome job, Arnie!

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I'm definitely nervous about Tsitsipas, being one of the only ones who doesn't have him.  He's capable of making the semis here.  Better, even?  Not likely, but possible.

I do think Feddy is a solid pick and can be relied on to make the 2nd week.  The 7 who didn't take him have plenty to lose and not much to gain.  We'll see how that one shakes out.

5 with Delpo, kinda thought there would be more, but he's more of a question mark this year than he usually is.  I do think he's ready to crush some tennis balls, though.

Zverev is having a bad year and he's always been bad in Slams.  Yet, 3 still took him.  What a coup that would be for them if it lands.  However, even at his best he'd have to overcome Novak to make it worth a Top 16 pick, imo.  Not likely.

I thought SOMEBODY besides Johnny would pick Fognini, but nope.

Wawa WAY more popular than I thought. Over half of us have him.

Props to Aiur for having the guts to pick Pouille. His section is possibly the softest in the whole draw, so whoever comes through there will be a surprise no matter who it is.

The fact that 7 have Cuevas blows my mind.  He is AWFUL at Roland Garros, historically, and super inconsistent this year.  That Estoril final was a fluke.  That said, they still have to play the matches and anything can happen on any given day, as they say.

I really don't like my Paire pick, since there's every chance he'll have a letdown from his Lyon victory. But his draw was too tempting and you just never know if he'll stay motivated and dangerous or not.

I love Edu's Tsonga pick and Drivers' Fritz pick.  I was looking at both of them before settling on Paire.  I also rather like Johnny's Barrere pick, I think it's quite clever.

I totally love and respect OZ for at least putting Feddy in the final along with Rafa.  Might be our last chance to support Feddy on a French Open Yoda team.  I picked Feddy to win in my bracket, since I'm not really competing for anything in that competition.  But here, i don't want to lose yet another YC because of something stupid, like not picking Rafa to win Roland Garros. lol

Arvis most certainly DID NOT go 5-0-3 on his men's team.

I wonder why Aiur left Halep off his team.  Aiur, can you weigh in, perhaps?

Even though she won Rome, I kinda avoided Karolina because of her inconsistency at Slams.  She's having MAYBE the best year on the tour, though, so it was quite a risk to leave her off.  I think the 12 that took her made the smart move, odds-wise.

In an amazing illustration of why tennis is impossible to predict: the 12 who took Petra, who's having probably the 2nd best year on tour, get 0 points, while the 8 nutjobs who took Sloane are sitting pretty.

I'm surprised Barty is such a popular pick.  She's playing her best ever tennis, but it's still clay.  She certainly COULD make the second week, but she's gonna run into Serena, probably.  And I honestly think Collins could beat her in R2.  That's just too much risk for a Top 16 player, imo.

I understand why most of the Crew avoided Osaka, but I like her draw and I think she's sufficiently motivated.  After the USO, she was super motivated to prove herself in Australia, and turned it into a Slam win.  Knowing she's not comfortably on clay will motivate her to prove herself yet again.
That said, the 4 that took Sakkari have everyone reason to be comfortable with their chances there.

Adunar and Tenedab took a shot on Keys.  I love that pick.  She could win the whole dang tournament, imo.

As inconsistent as Mugu has been this year, that draw was just too tempting.  Half of us have her.  However, Svitolina looked dangerous against Venus, she was really crushing it out there.  Could Mugu really handle her for BPs?  I'm not so sure now.

Kontaveit's draw is absolute cake, even more so with Petra out.  Doesn't mean she won't tank horribly, but I love her chances to for BPs and even more.

There are so many interesting mid-tier and unseeded picks on the women's side, it's hard to single a few out.  But I find it hilarious that 14 of us have Vondrousova.  I knew she was a solid pick that would be popular, but to be the 3rd-most-picked woman in the entire draw?  When she's unseeded?  Wow.

I thought that perhaps Mladenovic was an idiotic pick and I was just fooling myself, but I have three others who picked her along with me, making her the 2nd most popular female unseeded.  So I feel better about it, plus she didn't give me a -16, which is sometimes all you can ask of your unseeded.

Tono picked Sloane Stephens to win Roland Garros.  Hmm.  Hmmmmmmmm.  Sloane Stephens.  Hmmm.  Care to weigh in, Tono?

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thx to arvis and ad....always a pleasure...

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I meant to have Halep instead of Bertens. I guess I didn't double check it. Oh well.

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Thanks Arvis. Very nice summary!

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Thanks Arvis!

You are right, you didnt go 5-0-3. I guess I didnt eraze that part from the AO. Apologies!

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Thanks Arvis. Love these summaries!

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Thanks, guys!

Hey look, Kontaveit tanked horribly. I knew when I picked her that she can't be trusted at all.  She's proven that time and again.  Her draw was just so easy I thought it was more likely that even she couldn't screw it up.  But once again she proves there is no tennis match that she is incapable of losing.

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Check this out...
Have you seen this from the tennis channel?  This is identical to the GSFT game!!
http://videos.tennis.com/m/TgVcyrP8/ten … t=ehdaTL16

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dwightcharles wrote:

Check this out...
Have you seen this from the tennis channel?  This is identical to the GSFT game!!
http://videos.tennis.com/m/TgVcyrP8/ten … t=ehdaTL16

Its a carbon copy, Dwight. It might not be so bad if Tennis Channel actually takes over GSFT and makes it their own.

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I hope they make it available to everyone to play along.  You gotta think that that is what they're looking to do.

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I"m guessing they actually have a league on this site...

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They must.  Surprisingly savvy of Tennis Channel, actually.  And they even made good picks. tongue

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Ad,
for the men's winners picks, it is actually 17-3 (Nad-Djo).  OZ has Djokovic.

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Think I only lost Sloane today Arnie so I still have 7 players in contention!  - though I expect it may well be 6 by this timE tomorrow!

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