Topic: Tennis Draw Challenge - Results & Discussion

01/05/2015

Brisbane
Adunar -          Federer def. Hewitt (Dimitrov/Nishikori)
Arvis -             Nishikori def. Dolgopolov (Simon/Raonic)
BHP -              Federer def. Nishikori (Dimitrov/Raonic)
Dragan -          Federer def. Nishikori (Dimitrov/Raonic)
Edu -               Federer def. Nishikori (Dimitrov/Raonic)
Johnny -          Nishikori def. Federer (Klizan/Raonic)
Mike -             Federer def. Nishikori (Dimitrov/Raonic)
Snollygoster -  Federer def. Raonic (Dimitrov/Nishikori)
TE -                Dimitrov def. Raonic (Federer/Nishkori)
tenedab -         Federer def. Nishikori (Dimitrov/Anderson)
Tom -              Federer def. Nishikori (Dimitrov/Raonic)
Tono -             Federer def. Nishikori (Dimitrov/Raonic)
Wimbledonut - Nishikori def. Federer (Dimitrov/Raonic)

Winner:
Federer x9
Nishikori x3
Dimitrov (TE)

Runner-up:
Nishikori x7
Federer (Johnny/Wimbledonut)
Raonic (Snolly, TE)
Hewitt (Adunar)
Dolgopolov (Arvis)

Semifinalists
Dimitrov x10
Raonic x9
Nishikori x3
Simon (Arvis)
Klizan (Johnny)
Federer (TE)
Anderson (tenedab)


Chennai
Adunar -          Goffin def. Lopez (Wawrinka/Lu)
Arvis -             Goffin def. RBA (Wawrinka/Lopez)
BHP -              Wawrinka def. RBA (Goffin/Lopez)
Dragan -          Wawrinka def. RBA (Goffin/Lopez)
Edu -               Wawrinka def. Lopez (Goffin/RBA)
Johnny -          Wawrinka def. Lu (Goffin/Lopez)
Mike -             Wawrinka def. Lopez (Granollers/RBA)
Snollygoster -  Wawrinka def. RBA (Goffin/Lopez)
TE -                Goffin def. Lopez (Wawrinka/RBA)
tenedab -         Wawrinka def. RBA (Goffin/GGL)
Tom -              Wawrinka def. Lopez (Goffin/RBA)
Tono -             Wawrinka def. RBA (Goffin/GGL)
Wimbledonut - Wawrinka def. RBA (Goffin/GGL)

Winner:
Wawrinka x10
Goffin x3

Runner-up:
RBA x7
Lopez x5
Lu (Johnny)

Semifinalists
Goffin x9
Lopez x5
RBA x4
Wawrinka x3
GGL x3
Lu (Adunar)


Doha
Adunar -          Djokovic def. Gasquet (Kohlschreiber/Nadal)
Arvis -             Djokovic def. Nadal (Ferrer/Berdych)
BHP -              Djokovic def. Berdych (Kohlschreiber/Nadal)
Dragan -          Djokovic def. Nadal (Ferrer/Berdych)
Edu -               Djokovic def. Nadal (Ferrer/Gasquet)
Johnny -          Djokovic def. Berdych (Ferrer/Nadal)
Mike -             Djokovic def. Berdych (Kohlschreiber/Nadal)
Snollygoster -  Djokovic def. Berdych (Ferrer/Nadal)
TE -                Youzhny def. Berdych (Ferrer/Nadal)
tenedab -         Djokovic def. Nadal (Ferrer/Berdych)
Tom -              Djokovic def. Nadal (Ferrer/Berdych)
Tono -             Djokovic def. Nadal (Ferrer/Gasquet)
Wimbledonut - Djokovic def. Nadal (Ferrer/Berdych)

Winner:
Djokovic x12
Youzhny (TE)

Runner-up:
Nadal x7
Berdych x5
Gasquet (Adunar)

Semifinalists
Ferrer x10
Nadal x6
Berdych x5
Kohlschreiber x3
Gasquet (Edu/Tono)

Re: Tennis Draw Challenge - Results & Discussion

Edit:
tracking spreadsheet:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwrbPc … sp=sharing

Google sheets version:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ … sp=sharing


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Wish I'd been on time for this:
Brisbane: Nish d. Fed
Chennai: Goffin d. Lopez
Doha: Djo d. Nadal

Last edited by dwightcharles (Apr. 1, 2015 12:22am)

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Really like Adunar's Gasquet finalist in Doha... Wish I had gone that way myself unless he loses to Bolelli tongue

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I see tenedab from FTT has jumped on board in TDC.

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Yes, I thought I recognized the name "tenedab", but not from Yoda.  If he's that on top of the fantasy tennis world, he must be on GSFT somewhere.  Hmmm.

I'd say Adunar's Gasquet pick makes him the current favorite to win Doha, to be honest.

-Arvis

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Yup. Gasquet pick looks good and he has a good record against the Berd.

But I have Hewitt as a iinalist in Brisbane... grr. Thought there would be a remake of the 2014 final..

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I really hope Gasquet rebounds this year and at least makes a push back to the top 15.

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Welcome here SubaruMG!

Yes, it would be nice to see him realizing his talent again. He was once hailed as bigger than Nadal... wow was that a long time ago...

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thank you!

yes, I remember watching a match when they were about 12. Gasquet won quite convincingly if I remember correctly. Easy to see why people would expect great things from him.

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Sooo....will the points table be up to view on TDC at some point soon or does it require a Charles or an Arnaud to start up a spreadsheet for the year?

We better start thinking of the Star Wars names for our bracket comps too guys, shall we revive The Chivalrous Wookie Medal competition or use Chewie's name in a different way?.......we still have plenty of Star Wars names that we can use for Cups, Trophies, Medals and the like, Chewie, Obi Wan, C3PO, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Darth Maul, Count Dooku, Mace Windu, Emperor Palpatine etc etc, Greedo could be a good one for the yearly bracket comp perhaps. lol

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Spreadsheet will not be necessary because as long as we have the data, points will also be possible to quickly calculate. I'll be getting this up tomorrow.

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Arvis wrote:

Yes, I thought I recognized the name "tenedab", but not from Yoda.  If he's that on top of the fantasy tennis world, he must be on GSFT somewhere.  Hmmm.

I'd say Adunar's Gasquet pick makes him the current favorite to win Doha, to be honest.

-Arvis

This tenedab plays Pelican with us.

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Thexc wrote:

Spreadsheet will not be necessary because as long as we have the data, points will also be possible to quickly calculate. I'll be getting this up tomorrow.

Top man Tom! smile

If Jarkko and Fed both win in Brisbane tonight, I believe I will have 17pts overall, not sure where that places me but I will soon find out. (unfortunately Jarkko didn't win)

I'm sucking the "kumara" bigtime in Chennai though so I don't expect to be anywhere near the top there, 9pts before the start of day 4. hmm

In Doha I think I have 20pts before the start of day 4, not too bad.

Last edited by Tono--2014-Yoda-Cup-Guru (Jan. 8, 2015 5:16am)

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I'm doing quite well in Chennai (only have two wrong in 3rd round), ok in Doha, and kind of poo in Brisbane.  No idea what my points are.

-Arvis

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Sad to see Gasquet lose, but Berdych is playing some good tennis. I wouldn't mind seeing him take the title in Doha. I definitely wouldn't have picked Novak to lose to Ivo, I am anxious to see how he will bounce back at the AO.

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I'm one of the few (only?) Berdych fans on this site, so I'll be very happy if he wins this tournament.  But at this rate, Dr. Ivo could do it.

-Arvis

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I don't hate Berdych... (there's a ringing endorsement!) and I think he is likely for the title now.

As far as Novak goes, I'm guessing he will be just fine for AO.  This loss will be a nice reminder for him of the level he needs to play at to win.  He should have a couple easier early rounders to ease into playing form for the later rounds... 

In the meantime, Rafa has cast doubt over whether he'll play...
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2321 … ralia-open

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Berdych is probably the favourite but he does struggle against both Ivo and Ferrer, I wanna see a Ferrer/Seppi final in Doha now with the Italian winning it all, probably won't happen but I'm rooting for Andreas anyway. wink

I definitely want Dr Ivo to lose to Ferrer!!

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I feel like berdych has one of the cleanest playing styles. I love to watch him play to incorporate similar styles to my own game. I think he will win in 3 sets against Ferrer.

Last edited by SubaruMG (Jan. 8, 2015 8:54pm)

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The Berd does have some very fluid and powerful strokes and I get the feeling he wants to prove something this year.

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He has been such a consistent player for so long, I think he is due for a solid year. He had a great run at the AO last year, maybe he can produce a little more this year.

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Also @dwightcharles, If Rafa pulls out of AO, it definitely will open some doors. The biggest opportunity would definitely be for Fed. As a Fed fan, my biggest fear is seeing Rafa on the other side of the court. At the end of the day, I do hope Rafa recovers in time for the Open. I don't want any excuse as to why Fed would have won (-;

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My gut feeling is that Rafa will play... but given his bad form and general lack of self-confidence now I'm expecting an early exit... I think Fed is more likely to have his hands full with Djo, Mur, and Nishikori... he did not look good in that win against Millman (who?)

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Hey SMG, have you been playing GSFT for awhile?  How big a fan are you?? smile

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I signed up last year, but I am only just rediscovering the site. I love everything tennis, talking about it, playing, etc. so I will be here now frequently (-:. I agree with you on Federers form, but i think it's too early to really see how he will play. remember, he almost lost to Mayer in the 1st round in Shanghai, then dominated Novak en route to the title (-: