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(27 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Ouch, that was close. Good game team USA.

Both solutions are fine as long as we have an approximately even number of players per team.

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(119 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

I am gonna wait until wimbledon is over.

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(49 replies, posted in Wimbledon)

Thanks Marco!

Jenny, when all the players are blue after a round, I usually go back to black as they get to the next round.. and then blue back again for the following one, etc.

I find color changes more catchy than bold for a win as bold is for the -16. For the players losing in the following rounds, i turn them red but not bold. This way, it is easier to recognize a -16 later on.

But again, this is only a suggestion. Feel free to try what you like best.

EDIT:
Qnd once a player passed two rounds and can get bonus points by winning the next one, i start populating the "potential bonus points" section. In black if possible, in green once it gets the BP (and deleted if fails).

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(49 replies, posted in Wimbledon)

Oh one little detail: In each section, I usually order the players by rank of popularity. I find it more "readable " that way. But organizing them in the draw order isnt a bad idea. Just a thought, you are the one managing it this time so do as you prefer smile

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(49 replies, posted in Wimbledon)

I am all for sharing that job!
Takes a lot of time  land patience to set it up. Jenny fullly met the expectations and is doing it perfectly fine.

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(49 replies, posted in Wimbledon)

You are doing great Jenny! Thanks for doing this on such a short notice  :-)

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(49 replies, posted in Wimbledon)

Thanks A LOT Jenny.

I did not pick bertens to reach the final though.. but you have pliskova and Barty as my finalist so you might have taken the wrong name. Dont worry, this happens all the time.

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(27 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Wow. This is getting close... ROW lets regroup in our dear wimbledon garden and show the US team how to play on the surface!!

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(22 replies, posted in French Open)

Thanks Arvis!

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

Well, that is not going to last very long if I continue like this haha.

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(22 replies, posted in French Open)

Hello everybody!

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

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(75 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Very interesting analysis Charles, thanks!
The big 3 (or big4) were SO GOOD in their late twenties (early thirties for Roger) that players in their early twenties were simply not good/physically mature enough to beat them.

We will definitely see young slam winners very soon as these 3 giants will finally decline (approximately 5 years later than expected). The 1996-1999 will benefit from that more than the 90-95.

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(79 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Hurray for Husler! That was a funny excerpt.

Thanks Arvis

At least if happens three times a year (if you accept the 900 as being equivalent to a 1000.. otherwise it happens just once a year lol)

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(79 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

At least a "swiss" player got to another final
Pfew, had to wait until the end of the post to find it!

Thanks Arvis !!

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(79 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Masarova is swiss by the way. She changed officially her tennis loyalty a year ago. Nut she was raised and trained by the swiss federation. Still counts as another swiss win there!!

It is great fun. Been playing there since 2016 and love it.
Atmosphere is relaxed and the format unique.

You can only choose one tournament to play each week, so thwre is some additional strategy.
It only takes one bracket to fill in every week.

Hope you guys like it!

Just pretend he was replaced by Kyrgios.

Thanks guys!
Sometimes it just works out, but you dont even know why.

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(2 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Yes, draw opened for pick but there was nobody in the draw. This happens from time to time as we set the opening for picks early on and sometimes we forget to postpone it as the draw was bot out yet.

Yep. I replaced her on TDC but indeed, we dont see the difference in the draw...

Well, every season is a new one so no continuity has ever been counted, really.

Nobody has ever retained a Vader title though..

Title list:
2012 Tony
2013 OZ
2014 Adunar
2015 Jamie
2016 Adunar
2017 Dwight
2018 Murree

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(79 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Always enjoy reading this stuff Arvis, thanks!

Thanks Edu and... Congrats!!! How does it feel to be back on top??

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(27 replies, posted in Other Tournaments)

Obivous reasons indeed! Eastern Europe then?