Topic: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

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As the picks are now closed, here are the picks of all the Yoda Crew member (22) participating in this 2016 French Open Yoda Cup!!
Don, Scotty, Vegas and Madman didn't make their picks in the Yoda Cup.


MEN'S

Seeds 1-16:

Djokovic (22) [everyone] {OUT, W, +168}
Murray (22) [everyone] {OUT, F, +120}
Nadal (22) [everyone] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Wawrinka (20) [everyone except Johnny, Charles] {OUT, SF, +88}
Nishikori (17) [everyone except Johnny, Drivers, HTS, Snolly, CC] {OUT, 4th, +48}
Raonic (4) [Johnny, Drivers, HTS, Charles] {OUT, 4th, +48}
Berdych (1) [Snolly] {OUT, QF, +64}
Goffin (1) [CC] {OUT, QF, +64}
Thiem (1) [Johnny] {OUT, SF, +88}


Seeds 17-32:

Kyrgios (19) [everyone except Spotec, TD, Snolly] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Cuevas (9) [Dragan, Tono, BHP, Johnny, Dtrain, Spotec, JG, CC, OZ] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Paire (4) [Mike, TD, Snolly, TE] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Sock (4) [Adunar, Dwight, Drivers, HTS] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Pouille (4) [Edu, Wimbo, Thexc, Spotec] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Sousa (1) [Arvis] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Chardy (1) [Charles] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Kohlschreiber (1) [Snolly] {OUT, 1st, -16}


Unseeded players:

A.Zverev (9) [Tono, Edu, Arvis, Dwight, Thexc, Drivers, TD, JG, CC] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Coric (7) [Wimbo, Mike, BHP, TD, HTS, Snolly, TE] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Dimitrov (2) [Adunar, OZ] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Monaco (1) [Dtrain] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Querrey (1) [Charles] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Verdasco (1) [Dragan] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Schwartzman (1) [Johnny] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Dzumhur (1) [Spotec] {OUT, 1st, -16}


Finalists:

Djokovic (22) [everyone] {BONUS +32}
Murray (20) [everyone except Dragan, OZ] {BONUS +32}
Wawrinka (2) [Dragan, OZ] {OUT, SF}


Winners:

Djokovic (21) [everyone except Spotec] {BONUS +32}
Murray (1) [Spotec] {OUT, F}


Formats:

Everybody picked the standard format: 5 (1-16) - 2 (17-32) - 1 (unseeded) Except
TD picked 5-1-2



WOMEN'S

Seeds 1-16:

S.Williams (22) [everyone] {OUT, F, +120}
Muguruza (20) [everyone except Drivers, CC] {OUT, W, +120}
Halep (17) [everyone except Drivers, HTS, Snolly, CC, OZ] {OUT, 4th, +48}
Azarenka (12) [Dragan, Tono, Arvis, Mike, Thexc, Drivers, TD, JG, HTS, Snolly, OZ, TE] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Bacsinszky (10) [Adunar, Dragan, Tono, Dwight, BHP, Thexc, Dtrain, Spotec, HTS, TE] {OUT, QF, +64}
Keys (9) [Adunar, Edu, Arvis, Wimbo, Dwight, BHP, Dtrain, TD, CC] {OUT, 4th, +48}
A.Radwanska (5) [Edu, Drivers, Snolly, CC, OZ] {OUT, 4th, +48}
Kerber (5) [Mike, JG, Snolly, Charles, OZ] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Kvitova (3) [Johnny, Drivers, Charles] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Safarova (2) [HTS, CC] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
CSN (2) [Wimbo, Spotec] {OUT, 4th, +48}
Kuznetsova (2) [Drivers, CC] {OUT, 4th, +48}


Seeds 17-32:

Begu (13) [Adunar, Dragan, Edu, Wimbo, Arvis, BHP, Spotec, JG, Snolly, Charles, CC, OZ, TE] {OUT, 4th, +48} {BONUS +16}
Stephens (11) [Tono, Arvis, Dwight, Mike, BHP, Drivers, TD, JG, HTS, Snolly, Charles] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Cibulkova (8) [Adunar, Edu, Tono, Thexc, Johnny, Dtrain, TD, TE] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Strycova (5) [Wimbo, Johnny, Spotec, Dtrain, HTS] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Konta (2) [Drivers, Dragan] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Makarova (1) [OZ] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Pliskova (1) [Dwight] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Svitolina (1) [CC] {OUT, 4th, +48} {BONUS +16}
Stosur (1) [Mike] {OUT, SF, +88} {BONUS +16}
Kasatkina (1) [Thexc] {OUT, 3rd, +32}


Unseeded players:

Gavrilova (4) [Dragan, Drivers, JG, Snolly] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Puig (3) [Spotec, HTS, OZ] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Putintseva (2) [Dwight, TE] {OUT, QF, +64} {BONUS +32}
Vesnina (2) [Tono, Dtrain] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Chirico (2) [Adunar, Thexc] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Siegemund (1) [CC] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Bouchard (1) [Charles] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Garcia (1) [Mike] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Falconi (1) [Johnny] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Bertens (1) [Johnny] {OUT, SF, +88} {BONUS +32}
Beck (1) [Edu] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Cirstea (1) [Arvis] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Konjuh (1) [BHP] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Lucic-Baroni (1) [Wimbo] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Giorgi (1) [TD] {OUT, 2nd, +16}


Finalists:

S.Williams (22) [everyone] {BONUS +32}
Halep (11) [Adunar, Dragan, Tono, Arvis, Mike, BHP, Dtrain, Spotec, JG, Charles, TE] {OUT, 4th}
Muguruza (8) [Edu, Wimbo, Dwight, Thexc, TD, HTS, Snolly, OZ] {BONUS +32}
Kvitova (1) [Johnny] {OUT, 3rd}
Safarova (1) [CC] {OUT, 3rd}
Radwanska (1) [Drivers] {OUT, 4th}


Winners:

S.Williams (22) [everyone] {OUT, F}


Formats:

Everyone picked the standard format 5 (1-6) - 2 (17-32) - 1 (unseeded) except
Johnny picked 4-2-2



Number of players still in competition:

Tournament over.


-16 competition TOTAL: 32
4: Snolly
3: JG, Drivers, Dragan
2: Arvis, Charles, Mike, OZ
1: Adunar, Dwight, Johnny, Spotec, CC, Tono, Thexc, HTS, TD, TE
0: Edu, Wimbo, Dtrain, BHP


Possible bonus points:

Mike: Stosur (+16), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32)
Charles: Begu (+16), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32)
Dragan: Begu (+16), Djokovic (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32)
Dwight: Putintseva (+32), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32), Muguruza (+32)
Drivers: Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32)
HTS: Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32), Muguruza (+32)
Adunar: Begu (+16), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32)
Wimbo: Begu (+16), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32), Muguruza (+32)
Johnny: Bertens (+32), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32]
Spotec: Begu (+16), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), S.Williams (+32)
Dtrain: Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32)
TD: Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32), Muguruza (+32)
Snolly:Begu (+16), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32), Muguruza (+32)
Edu: Begu (+16), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32), Muguruza (+32)
BHP: Begu (+16), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32)
Thexc: Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32), Muguruza (+32)
OZ: Begu (+16), Djokovic (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32), Muguruza (+32)
Arvis: Begu (+16), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32)
TE: Begu (+16), Putintseva (+32), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32)
Tono: Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32)
JG: Begu (+16), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32)
CC: Begu (+16), Svitolina (+16), Djokovic (+32), Murray (+32), Djokovic (+64), S.Williams (+32)


UPDATED

Last edited by Adunar (Jun. 5, 2016 11:28am)

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Fascinating! Thanks Adunar.

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Thanks Adunar!

Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

I crave the post of Awesomeness more than crack. wink

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

LOL BHP I needed that sweet hit too

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

My only swap was Chirico for Ana Konjuh. I see Arnie has Chirico...thought Venus might make a run.

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

ARVIS' POINTLESS PUNDITRY (TM)  (everyone make sure to refer back to this when I'm wrong about everything)

- Drivers's team is close to The Conservative Men's Team as well, but with two small differences: Sock over Cuevas, and Raonic over Nishikori.  However, I'd guess that Sock and Raonic are the second most popular picks in those positions.
Drivers also has a very very intriguing pick on the women's side: Radwanska is her runner-up pick.  Considering she's never gone beyond the quarters here (and only ever even made it that far once) even at her best, a sudden runner-up finish is unlikely.  But it would also be a "very WTA" result.  Really, though, Drivers' entire women's team is a collection of surprising picks, save Serena and maybe Sloane Stephens.  Everyone else on her women's team is a big question mark, and none of the other popular picks are there.  Still, unexpected results are the hallmark of the WTA, so I can't write off her team just yet.

- Long-time Yoda Cup veteran and expert BHP has finally made his appearance at the 2016 Roland Garros tournament.  He arrives sporting a stylish Conservative Men's Team, but with a Coric-designed twist at the bottom.  His feminine side is also rock solid, reflecting  the most fashionable picks of the fortnight, but with another twist in the Unseeded department, this one a much bigger twist than his Men's unseeded: Ana Konjuh.  Konjuh is a solid pick, because she is almost guaranteed to win her first match.  After that, though, her potential plummets.  With a little help, though, Konjuh is not out of Bonus Points conversation, as her 2nd match is a streaky Cibulkova and third would be CSN, who has been struggling with her consistency.

- TE, along with anyone else who picked Benoit Paire, really should be staring at a -16 right now, simply for having the unmitigated audacity to pick such an unreliable player.  However, that audacity could see TE get some bonus points if Paire takes some momentum from his first round win today.  It's all about risk/reward, this game.
He's also backed Bacsinszky over Keys.  I have a feeling that that particular section will divide the Yoda Cup.

- Look's like Mike's men's team is identical to TE's.  He's also got a solid Stosur pick who is maybe a 50% shot at bonus points, 10% chance of -16.  Caroline Garcia is an Unseeded player that just has too much potential to ignore.  She may go "head case" on her supporters, though, so she's one to watch.

- Johnny's men's team has a conspicuous absence: Wawrinka.  Instead of his favorite player, Johnny has picked..... Dominic Thiem, who has less than 5% chance of making the quarters.  Typical Johnny.
He's also directly challenged Kerber by putting Bertens on his team.  A massive risk, but the rewards would be phenomenal if Kerber can't get her act together.  Considering Kerber's history at this tournament, this might just work.  But Bertens' chances aren't great.  Still, let's not forget: Johnny knows a thing or two about picking Unseeded women.
He’s also backed Petra Kvitova to make the finals here.  Why?  Nobody knows.

- Charles proves once again that VERY LITTLE can prevent him from picking his beloved Jeremy Chardy every time a Grand Slam rolls around.  Definitely a likely -16 here, if Chardy gets going enough to get past Leo Mayer, he still has defending champ Wawrinka to contend with in the 3rd.  Charles, of course, left Wawa off his team.  He better hope that "Defending Champ" will be too big a weight for Wawa's shoulders to bear.
On the women's side, Charles left off Azarenka (who is a big question mark) in favor of Petra (who is a big question mark who's won her first match already).  He also has what is probably the most popular mid-tier player combination: Sloane and Begu. His unseeded, though, is a risky proposition: Eugenie Bouchard, who plays dangerous Siegemund in the first.

- Oh snap!  OZ has thrown down the gauntlet: Grigor Dimitrov is on his team!  Troicki is a vulnerable seed for Dimitrov to draw, but if you look at their current forms as well as their history at this tournament, Troicki is actually likely to win that match.  Still, if Grigor decides to play, he could be big points in what is probably the weakest section of the entire men's draw.
OZ has also backed Wawa, not Murray, to make the finals here.
OZ's women's team looks like he threw it together in a couple minutes.  Still, that could be a recipe for success, considering the state of the WTA.  He’s also picked Muguruza to make the finals instead of the popular Halep pick.  If Garbine can get some momentum going, she could win the whole tournament, but that’s a big “if”.

- If I had to guess, I would say JG has maybe the most conservative Men's team possible for this tournament: top 5 seeds, Kyrgios, Cuevas, Zverev.  All solid picks.
His women’s team is also mostly “safe” but he has a few risky picks in there: Kerber and Gavrilova, who are extremely volatile.  Still, both of those picks could net him a massive advantage over the rest of Yoda, if they land.

- Tono, like JG, has The Conservative Men’s Team.  But unlike JG, he played it a little safer on the women’s side.  He has Bacsinszky instead of Kerber, and his unseeded is Vesnina, who has a tricky first round, but is in a section whose seeds are very shaky.  Considering Vesnina’s clay form coming in, she’s as solid an Unseeded pick for the women that you can make.

- Dwight’s picked most of the “safe” Men as well, except he’s got Sock rather than Cuevas.  Sock’s in the middle of a battle in his first round match, but he only needs one more set.  In an “Expert Picks” article I read on Tennis.com, almost all of the editors backed Sock as a dark horse in this tournament.  He could live up to that, but the fact is that he’s too shaky right now to be relied upon.  Still, he should avoid the upset here and then get what basically amounts to a walkover in the next round to net a decent 32 points for Dwight.
Dwight is also one of the few who had the guts and brains to put Madison Keys on his team.  Madison is a momentum player, and right now she has a ton of it.  Also, her section of the draw is very weak.  However, Dwight also has Karolina Pliskova, who’s never played well here, and who is playing worse on clay this year than she did the last two years.  I don’t think she’s likely to get past Vesnina, who is a clay expert.

- Arvis has two pretty solid teams, but as is often the case with Arvis, they each have a little “twist” to them (some would say, idiocy).  He went with the Conservative Men’s Team as well, but instead of Cuevas he went with unproven commodity Joao Sousa, who’s never been beyond the 2nd round here.  Although Sousa should get through his first round against ailing Dzumhur without issue, it’s all up in the air after that.  I guess no one told Arvis that you should never go right at Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Paris, no matter what kind of form he looks like he’s in.
On the women’s side, Arvis has backed Azarenka instead of Bacsinszky, which basically guarantees a first round loss for Vika.  However, it’s Arvis’ Unseeded pick that is truly odd: Romanian qualifier Sorana Cirstea, who plays last year’s quarterfinalist Elina Svitolina in the first round.  What was he thinking??  Did he just want to make sure he had every Romanian in the draw on his team?  It’s hard to say, with Arvis.

- Wimby also has a very solid Men’s Team.  However, rather than Cuevas and Zverev, he has Pouille and Coric.  Coric and Zverev are practically interchangeable here, with Coric perhaps being slightly more risky due to less match play, but Pouille is the real fascinating pick here.  While Pouille certainly had a very successful Euro clay court season coming in, it’s easy to forget that he lost to Kukushkin (badly) in the qualies of Rome before getting in as a Lucky Loser.  However, that doesn’t change the fact that he’s in a WIDE OPEN part of the draw, with two very easy matches and then Milos Raonic in the 3rd, who may not even be healthy.
On the women’s side, Wimby has made TWO of the most interesting picks of the tournament: Suarez Navarro and Lucic.  Lucic is in VERY fine form coming in and, if there’s an upset, she’s got a decent shot at bonus points or more.  Carla is a danger in every tournament she plays, but especially clay.  Even though she can sometimes underachieve at the French, she is very often the beneficiary of her peers’ spotty play.  If the WTA goes all WTA on us, it could likely be Carla going deep, and Wimby will reap the rewards.

- Despite only having a few minutes to make teams, CrossCourt only has one deviation from the Conservative Men’s Team: he’s got David Goffin instead of Nishikori.  Honestly, I thought a lot more of us would have Goffin and a lot less have Nishikori.  True, Goffin is in Tsonga’s section, but Goffin’s been the better player all spring.  Still, it’s hard to get around Goffin having Nadal in the QFs, which essentially means he’s guaranteed to not be worth any more than 64 points.
As CC himself pointed out, though, his women’s teams definitely look like he didn’t have a lot of time.  He really went against the grain on almost every single pick.  He has Radwanska, who has a bad draw.  Safarova, who plays Stosur in the third and Halep in the 4th (but may just be the one to make it through that section).  Kuznetsova, who has a decent draw but plays Muguruza in the 4th round.  Svitolina, who is in miserable form and has Cirstea in the first round.  And he has Siegemund, who is playing Bouchard in the 1st round.  So CC will have first round face-offs against multiple Crew members: Charles has Bouchard, and Arvis has Cirstea.  These kinds of matches make the Yoda Cup so much fun.

- Sexy Thexc is the second Pouille backer here, along with Wimby.  Other than that pick, it’s all Conservative Men’s Team.  He’s gotten really creative with the women, though.  He’s got Kasatkina, who’s a good player but has Friedsam in the first round, who is hardly a pushover.  If she wins that match, though, Bonus Points are very likely.  A calculated risk, for sure.  Thexc also has Louisa Chirico, which is a pick I LOVE.  Chirico is in fine form coming in, played well in qualies and is nice and warmed up, and is in probably the easiest section of the draw for an Unseeded woman to get bonus points.

- The usually-conservative Adunar seems to have forsaken his usual strategy in favor of riskier waters for this French Open.  Not only does he have Sock, but he has also, along with OZ, picked Dimitrov!  As I stated before, that risk could totally blow up in their faces, but if he’s playing well enough to beat Troicki, then he’s probably playing well enough to have a shot at 80 points.  However, I still like Troicki to win that match. 
Adunar’s women’s team, however, is maybe my favorite women’s team so far: Bacsinszky, Keys, AND Chirico.  Brilliant.  Look for Adunar to be competing for the women’s title here in the second week.

- HTS has a men’s team full of popular picks, but it’s an interesting combination: usually you see Raonic, Sock, or Coric on a team, but not all 3.  HTS decided he wanted all of them, though.  Could pay off in a big way.  Raonic, especially, is a risky choice here with his health, but he’s a danger in every tournament.
On the women’s side, he is one of the few who put his trust in defending runner-up Lucie Safarova.  Considering how well she was playing before today’s rain delay, she could be the pick of the tournament, despite her horrible draw.

- Leave it to Dtrain to mix things up in a cool way: he’s picked Juan Monaco as his Unseeded man!  While Monaco is an injury threat, he’s great on this surface and has a very good record against Ferrer (his likely second round opponent).  If Monaco is even a little healthy, he’ll at least be 16 points, with a real shot at more.
On the women’s side, Dtrain has an amazing team of completely solid picks rife with potential.  He does, however, have Strycova, who I don’t trust at all here.  She’s a great pick on paper, and Dtrain is certainly not the only one who has her, but Strycova seems to have issues playing here. If she can exorcise those personal demons, however, she could be the strongest player in her section of the draw.

- The Unbreakable Tommy Wolmas has, as is often the case, out-strategized us all: he’s got TWO Unseeded men!  Coric and Zverev, the two most likely to push the seeds in their sections.  He also has Paire, who just barely made it through the first round.  On the women’s side, he went with Giorgi.  Giorgi?  Well, she has basically a walking bye in the first round, and then Kerber in the second.  Not a terrible pick at all.

- I will quote a passage from the Snollygoster Fantasy Tennis Rulebook:
“If a player gets double-bageled and then fires his coach in his last match before a Slam, put him on your Yoda team!”
It’s good to see Snolly faithfully followed that rule with his Tomas Berdych pick.  While I do think Berdych is probably the best player in his section, this pick is still.... well, completely nutso, considering all the other options for a Top 16 player.
On the women’s side, Snolly has Radwanska, Kerber, AND Azarenka, all 3.  If order is somehow restored to the WTA overnight, Snolly will be sitting pretty at the top of the Yoda rankings.  Considering his 3rd place finish in Australia, I expected Snolly to go for a more conservative effort here with Guru rankings in mind, but it looks like he’s swinging for the fences.

- Edu Anackin is yet another Pouille backer.  His draw was just too tasty to resist.  However, Edu’s most interesting pick comes from the women: Annika Beck.  Beck is a good pick, but seemed to be overlooked in favor of Begu (who Edu also has).  It’s likely one of those two will be getting bonus points in their weak section of the draw, but if it’s Beck coming through in the upset, Edu’s the only one who will benefit.  Considering how solid the rest of his picks are, that one pick could be all Edu needs to grind out a win here.

- Well, Spotec has some really very good picks here, but we’re going to focus on just the one really really bad one, because it is easily the Worst Pick of the Fortnight: Damir Dzumhur.  Not only does he have a very strong first round opponent in Joao Sousa, but his last match before this tournament was a straight-sets loss to a player ranked outside the Top 400.  Yes, Dzumhur could win, of course, but of all of the picks everyone has made, he’s the least likely to achieve bonus points and the most likely to result in a -16.  I wish all the best for Spotec, of course, but can’t root for this pick, because I’m the only one with Sousa on his team.

Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Awesome summaries Ad and Arvis!!

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Adunar wrote:

Finalists:

S.Williams (22) [everyone]
Halep (11) [Adunar, Dragan, Tono, Arvis, Mike, BHP, Dtrain, Spotec, JG, Charles, TE]
Muguruza (8) [Edu, Wimbo, Dwight, Thexc, TD, HTS, Snolly, OZ]
Kvitova (1) [Kvitova]
Safarova (1) [CC]
Radwanska (1) [Drivers]

UPDATED

I like how Kvitova picked herself for the final! smile

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Thanks Arvis, brilliant write up. I know my WTA picks are whacky. I kind of went for the type of tournament rather than the surface, Petra had me seriously worried this morning......... It could be a stressful fortnight!

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

I did a thorough analysis of all past picks by the yoda crew (except Drivers, but coming) - results are on this spreadsheet
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwrbPc … sp=sharing

It's interesting how infrequently people go clean without receiving at least one minus 16 (that is, lose a player to the first round).

The leader in picking teams without -16's is Arvis who has done it 5 times.
A 2015
W 2014
F 2013
A 2012
A 2011
Can he keep up his pace of one per year?

In the category for 4 clean teams lifetime are Tono, Mike, Wimbledonut, dwight, and a few from the ABG league.

3 clean teams belong to: Dragan, Dtrain, HTS

All this can be seen on the 'long term' tab of the above spreadsheet, in the columns BX to CD


I've been slowly building a more complete dataset in the 'data' tab of the spreadsheet, and summaries of that data can be found in the 'summaries' tab.  However I haven't completed the data collection yet for Yoda crew Snolly, Dtrain, OZ, the lost scot, JG, CC, TD, VTG, Johnny, Spotec, or Drivers.

Personally, I think the summaries are REALLY interesting...  It breaks down the leader in each category of points on GSFT.  For example, Overall women's finalists picks (i.e. a player's average score for 'finalists' and 'winner' picks).  The breakdown also is broken down for each slam event.

Looking at those who have ever picked a clean team for Roland Garros (without -16's) - this is columns CD:CE on the tab 'summaries' - there are 11 yoda crew who have once picked a clean team for the French, and a couple from the ABG crew who have picked clean RG teams twice.
Tono - 2015
Dragan - 2015
Mike - 2015
Wimble - 2015
dwight - 2015
charles - 2009
dtrain - 2015
TE - 2015
Arvis - 2013
HTS - 2015
JG - 2015

Looking at the # of clean teams over the last several slams (this includes Yoda and ABG leagues)
2016 Aus - 0
2015 US - 0
2015 W - 13
2015 F - 12
2015 A - 6
2014 U - 2
2014 W - 3
2014 F - 0
2014 A - 2

So as a group we've been shut out of having clean teams for the last two slams.  Has our luck changed?

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Great stats Dwight, now that we have been going a while there is a greater number of statistical stuff available huh.

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

No BHP Dwight? Hard to believe...I think you just don't like me.  sad

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Hey BHP, it would be difficult to overestimate the high esteem, and even affection, in which I hold you.  Despite your obvious neediness for attention! smile

My records indicate that you've only ever gone clean twice: at USO 2014 and A 2013.  So I could not make you the highlight of that particular post...

How's this to stroke your ego?
If you look at the 'summaries' tab in the French section (columns BL:CE) you can see that you are #1 overall for constructing Men's teams at Roland Garros.  You're also #1 in making Men's match picks (predicting from the 4R on) at the French, and for Men's total points gained at RG.  But your women's total is only 9th, so your overall rating for the French is 3rd behind Ad and Dragan. (Which is pretty amazing and a lot better than 9th for me!)  The record also shows you won your first ever GSFT tournament among the yoda crew - the 2011 French.  You seem to win while still copping -16's so why worry?

tongue

Last edited by dwightcharles (May. 22, 2016 7:01pm)

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Holy crap, I'm first place in something?  That can't be right.

I don't even know what to say.  I'd like to thank God, and the Academy, my mom and dad, and of course Dwight Charles, without whom this award would not be possible...

Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Nice posts Arvis and Dwight. I think you forgot about Dragan in the analysis, Arvis.

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

BTW Arvis I'm in love with Romanians too! lol

Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

dwightcharles wrote:

Hey BHP, it would be difficult to overestimate the high esteem, and even affection, in which I hold you.  Despite your obvious neediness for attention! smile

My records indicate that you've only ever gone clean twice: at USO 2014 and A 2013.  So I could not make you the highlight of that particular post...

How's this to stroke your ego?
If you look at the 'summaries' tab in the French section (columns BL:CE) you can see that you are #1 overall for constructing Men's teams at Roland Garros.  You're also #1 in making Men's match picks (predicting from the 4R on) at the French, and for Men's total points gained at RG.  But your women's total is only 9th, so your overall rating for the French is 3rd behind Ad and Dragan. (Which is pretty amazing and a lot better than 9th for me!)  The record also shows you won your first ever GSFT tournament among the yoda crew - the 2011 French.  You seem to win while still copping -16's so why worry?

tongue

Awwww...I love you too. smile

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Arvis wrote:

- Charles proves once again that VERY LITTLE can prevent him from picking his beloved Jeremy Chardy every time a Grand Slam rolls around.  Definitely a likely -16 here, if Chardy gets going enough to get past Leo Mayer, he still has defending champ Wawrinka to contend with in the 3rd.  Charles, of course, left Wawa off his team.  He better hope that "Defending Champ" will be too big a weight for Wawa's shoulders to bear.

Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Arvis wrote:

- Oh snap!  OZ has thrown down the gauntlet: Grigor Dimitrov is on his team!  Troicki is a vulnerable seed for Dimitrov to draw, but if you look at their current forms as well as their history at this tournament, Troicki is actually likely to win that match.  Still, if Grigor decides to play, he could be big points in what is probably the weakest section of the entire men's draw.

- The usually-conservative Adunar seems to have forsaken his usual strategy in favor of riskier waters for this French Open.  Not only does he have Sock, but he has also, along with OZ, picked Dimitrov!  As I stated before, that risk could totally blow up in their faces, but if he’s playing well enough to beat Troicki, then he’s probably playing well enough to have a shot at 80 points.  However, I still like Troicki to win that match.

Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

- Tono ... his unseeded is Vesnina, who has a tricky first round, but is in a section whose seeds are very shaky.  Considering Vesnina’s clay form coming in, she’s as solid an Unseeded pick for the women that you can make.

Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Nice win by Vesnina in round one and Pliskova got rolled too so even better. wink

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Tono-2014-Yoda-Cup-Guru wrote:

Nice win by Vesnina in round one and Pliskova got rolled too so even better. wink

grrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

BHP-2015-QOTU wrote:
dwightcharles wrote:

Hey BHP, it would be difficult to overestimate the high esteem, and even affection, in which I hold you.  Despite your obvious neediness for attention! smile

My records indicate that you've only ever gone clean twice: at USO 2014 and A 2013.  So I could not make you the highlight of that particular post...

How's this to stroke your ego?
If you look at the 'summaries' tab in the French section (columns BL:CE) you can see that you are #1 overall for constructing Men's teams at Roland Garros.  You're also #1 in making Men's match picks (predicting from the 4R on) at the French, and for Men's total points gained at RG.  But your women's total is only 9th, so your overall rating for the French is 3rd behind Ad and Dragan. (Which is pretty amazing and a lot better than 9th for me!)  The record also shows you won your first ever GSFT tournament among the yoda crew - the 2011 French.  You seem to win while still copping -16's so why worry?

tongue

Awwww...I love you too. smile

kum ba ya, anyone?

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Re: Yoda Cup - 2016 French Open

Haha....sorry Dwight, I see you had Pliskova.......but you should have been punished with a -16 for picking her at RG anyway. tongue

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