Topic: AO 2017 - Yoda Cup picks

Picks are now cloed. 20 of us made their picks.


MEN'S

Top 16 seeds
Murray (20) [Adunar Arvis BHP Charles Crosscourt Dragan Drivers Dtrain Dwight Edu HTS Johnny Mike OZ Snollygoster Spotec Tennis_Elbow Tenedab Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, R16, +48}
Djokovic (19) [Adunar Arvis BHP Charles Crosscourt Dragan Drivers Dtrain Dwight Edu HTS Mike OZ Snollygoster Spotec Tenedab Tennis_Elbow Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Raonic (19) [Adunar Arvis BHP Charles Crosscourt Dragan Drivers Dwight Edu HTS Johnny Mike OZ Snollygoster Spotec Tenedab Tennis_Elbow Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, QF, +64}
Wawrinka (18) [Adunar Arvis BHP Charles Crosscourt Dragan Drivers Dtrain Dwight Edu HTS Johnny Mike OZ Snollygoster Tennis_Elbow Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, SF, +88}
Nadal (8) [Adunar Dragan Dtrain HTS Mike OZ Tennis_Elbow Wimbo ] {OUT, F, +120}
Nishikori (5) [BHP Charles Johnny Spotec Tenedab ] {OUT, R16, +48}
Kyrgios (3) [Spotec Tenedab Tono ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Goffin (2) [Crosscourt Snollygoster ] {OUT, QF, +64}
Dimitrov (2) [Arvis Johnny ] {OUT, SF, +88}
Cilic (1) [Drivers ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Tsonga (1) [Dwight ] {OUT, QF, +64}


SEEDS 17-32
Federer (18) [Adunar Arvis BHP Charles Crosscourt Dragan Drivers Dtrain Dwight Edu HTS Mike OZ Snollygoster Tenedab Tennis_Elbow Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, W, +168} {BONUS +16}
Zverev A (11) [Crosscourt Drivers Dtrain Dwight Edu HTS Johnny Spotec Tenedab Tennis_Elbow Wimbo ] {OUT, R32 , +32}
Sock (7) [Arvis BHP Dtrain Edu Johnny Mike Snollygoster ] {OUT, R32, +32}
Ferrer (3) [Charles OZ Tono ] {OUT, R32, +32}
Gasquet (2) [Adunar Dragan ] {OUT, R32, +32}
Karlovic (1) [Spotec ] {OUT, R32, +32}


UNSEEDED
Sousa (4) [Adunar Arvis BHP Drivers ] {OUT, R128, -16}
Bedene (3) [OZ Spotec Tennis_Elbow ] {OUT, R128, +0}
Johnson (2) [Dtrain Wimbo ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Muller (2) [Charles Mike ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Medvedev (2) [Crosscourt Edu ] {OUT, R128, -16}
Stepanek (2) [Dragan Johnny ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Edmund (1) [Snollygoster ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Zverev M (1) [Tenedab ] {OUT, QF, +64} {BONUS +32}
Khachanov (1) [Dwight ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Melzer G (1) [Tono ] {OUT, R128, -16}
Sela (1) [HTS ] {OUT, R64, +16}


FINALISTS
Murray (20) [Adunar Arvis BHP Charles Crosscourt Dragan Drivers Dtrain Dwight Edu HTS Johnny Mike OZ Snollygoster Spotec Tennis_Elbow Tenedab Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, R16, +0}
Djokovic (18) [Adunar Arvis BHP Charles Crosscourt Dragan Drivers Dtrain Dwight Edu HTS Mike OZ Snollygoster Tennis_Elbow Tenedab Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, R64, +0}
Dimitrov (1) [Johnny ] {OUT, SF, +0}
Karlovic (1) [Spotec ] {OUT, R32, +0}


Winner
Djokovic (11) [Charles Crosscourt Dragan Dtrain Dwight HTS Mike OZ Tenedab Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, R64, +0}
Murray (9) [Adunar Arvis BHP Drivers Edu Johnny Snollygoster Spotec Tennis_Elbow ] {OUT, R16, +0}


WOMEN'S

Top 16 seeds
Pliskova Ka (20) [Adunar Arvis BHP Charles Crosscourt Dragan Drivers Dtrain Dwight Edu HTS Johnny Mike OZ Snollygoster Spotec Tennis_Elbow Tenedab Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, QF, +64}
Kerber (18) [Adunar Arvis BHP Charles Dragan Drivers Dtrain Edu HTS Johnny Mike OZ Snollygoster Spotec Tennis_Elbow Tenedab Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, R16, +48}
Williams S (18) [Adunar BHP Charles Crosscourt Dragan Drivers Dtrain Dwight Edu HTS Mike OZ Snollygoster Spotec Tennis_Elbow Tenedab Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, W +168}
Radwanska A (10) [Adunar Arvis BHP Drivers Dwight HTS Johnny Snollygoster Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Svitolina (9) [Charles Crosscourt Dtrain Dwight HTS OZ Spotec Tennis_Elbow Tenedab ] {OUT, R32, +32}
Halep (8) [Arvis BHP Charles Dragan Drivers Dtrain Mike Tono ] {OUT, R128, -16}
Konta (7) [Arvis Crosscourt Edu Mike OZ Spotec Tenedab ] {OUT, QF, +64}
Muguruza (6) [Adunar Crosscourt Dragan Dwight Edu Johnny ] {OUT, QF, +64}
Cibulkova (2) [Tennis_Elbow Wimbo ] {OUT, R32, +32}
Kuznetsova (1) [Snollygoster ] {OUT, R16, +48}
Strycova (1) [Johnny ] {OUT, R16, +48}


SEEDS 17-32
Wozniacki (7) [Charles Dragan Drivers HTS Johnny OZ Tono ] {OUT, R32, +32}
Kasatkina (7) [Adunar Crosscourt Drivers Dtrain Dwight Edu HTS ] {OUT, R128, -16}
Bertens (4) [Johnny Snollygoster Tenedab Wimbo ] {OUT, R128, -16}
Gavrilova (3) [Adunar Dragan Edu ] {OUT, R16, +48} {BONUS +16}
Zhang S (3) [Snollygoster Spotec Tennis_Elbow ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Cornet (3) [Crosscourt Spotec Tenedab ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Makarova (3) [Charles Dwight Mike ] {OUT, R16, +32} {BONUS +16}
Puig (2) [Dtrain OZ ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Stosur (1) [Tono ] {OUT, R128, -16}
Garcia (1) [Mike ] {OUT, R32, +32}
Pavlyuchenkova (1) [Arvis ] {OUT, QF, +64} {BONUS +16}
Sevastova (1) [BHP ] {OUT, R32, +32}


UNSEEDED
Bouchard (8) [Arvis Dragan Dtrain Snollygoster Tenedab Tennis_Elbow Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, R32, +32}
Konjuh (4) [Drivers Johnny Mike Tennis_Elbow ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Siniakova (3) [Adunar BHP Wimbo ] {OUT, R128, -16}
Riske (2) [Arvis Edu ] {OUT, R32, +32}
Osaka (2) [Charles Dwight ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Larsson (1) [Crosscourt ] {OUT, DNP, +0}
Petkovic (1) [OZ ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Safarova (1) [HTS ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Kovinic (1) [BHP ] {OUT, R64, +16}
Barthel (1) [Spotec ] {OUT, R16, +48} {BONUS +32}


FINALISTS
Kerber (17) [Adunar Arvis BHP Charles Dragan Drivers Dtrain Edu HTS Johnny Mike OZ Snollygoster Spotec Tennis_Elbow Tono Wimbo ] {OUT, R16, +0}
Williams S (11) [Adunar BHP Charles Dragan Drivers Dtrain Dwight Edu Mike OZ Tono ] {F, +32}
Pliskova Ka (6) [Crosscourt HTS Snollygoster Tennis_Elbow Tenedab Wimbo ] {OUT, QF, +0}
Konta (2) [Arvis Spotec ] {OUT, QF, +0}
Svitolina (2) [Dwight Tenedab ] {OUT, R32, +0}
Wozniacki (1) [Johnny ] {OUT, R32, +0}
Muguruza (1) [Crosscourt ] {OUT, QF, +0}


Winner
Kerber (7) [Arvis Drivers Edu Johnny OZ Spotec Tono ] {OUT, R16, +0}
Williams S (7) [Adunar BHP Charles Dragan Dtrain Dwight Mike ] {W, +64}
Pliskova Ka (6) [Crosscourt HTS Snollygoster Tennis_Elbow Tenedab Wimbo ] {OUT, QF, +0}


Number of players still in competition
0: tournament over.


-16 Competition
3: Tono Adunar BHP Drivers
2: Wimbo Arvis Edu Dtrain Crosscourt
1: Charles Dragan Mike OZ Spotec Tennis_Elbow Johnny Snollygoster Tenedab Dwight HTS


POTENTIAL BONUS POINTS
Adunar: Federer (+16) Gavrilova (+16) Williams S F (+32) Williams S W (+64)
Arvis: Federer (+16) Pavlyuchenkova (+16)
BHP: Federer (+16) Williams S F (+32) Williams S W (+64)
Charles: Federer (+16) Makarova (+16) Williams S F (+32) Williams S W (+64)
Crosscourt: Federer (+16)
Dragan: Federer (+16) Gavrilova (+16) Williams S F (+32) Williams S W (+64)
Drivers: Federer (+16) Williams S F (+32)
Dtrain: Federer (+16) Williams S F (+32) Williams S W (+64)
Dwight: Federer (+16) Makarova (+16) Williams S F (+32) Williams S W (+64)
Edu: Federer (+16) Gavrilova (+16) Williams S F (+32)
HTS: Federer (+16)
Johnny: -
Mike: Federer (+16) Makarova (+16) Williams S F (+32) Williams S W (+64)
OZ: Federer (+16) Williams S F (+32)
Snollygoster: Federer (+16)
Spotec: Barthel (+32)
Tenedab: Federer (+16) Zverev M (+32)
Tennis_Elbow: Federer (+16)
Tono: Federer (+16) Williams S F (+32)
Wimbo: Federer (+16)

Last edited by Adunar (Jan. 29, 2017 1:39pm)

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Re: AO 2017 - Yoda Cup picks

Thanks, Adunar!!  Your hard work is much appreciated by the entire Crew.

Some observations:
- Johnny left Novak off his team completely.  Surely that will work out well for him.

- A lot of division among the 5th Top 16 Man.  Nadal's the most popular 5th Man, but less than half the crew has him.  Happy to see that the only other person who backed Dimitrov besides myself is.... Johnny.  Oy.

- Despite Adunar's attempt to push people away from picking Federer, only Johnny and Spotec left him off.  Incidentally those are the same two who are the only ones who don't have Novak as a finalist.  Although, in Spotec's case, that was an accident.

- You know the Men's Unseeded is a minefield when Joao Sousa is the most popular pick.  Still, a lot of the picks there were sneaky-smart.

- Despite losing the #1 ranking, more people still believe Novak will win the tournament rather than Murray.

- The ONLY woman all 20 of us have is........ Karolina Pliskova.  After the US Open and the way she started her year, I guess we've all bought in.
No Kerber for CC or Dwight.
No Serena for *sigh* Johnny and Arvis.

- Johnny has made a VERY VERY rare move: he picked a 16th seed for his women's team.  I doubt that's happened more than 3 times ever in Yoda, if even that many.

- I would have thought Konta would be a more popular choice, but her proximity to Wozniacki and Serena scared most of the Crew off, I guess.

- Almost just as many people picked Pliskova to win this tournament as did Serena or Kerber.  That's quite an endorsement.

- CrossCourt picked Muguruza to make the final in the top half.  Gutsy.  I love it.

Re: AO 2017 - Yoda Cup picks

AWESOMENESS!

16 Wimby 14 US Open Yoda Cup
16 Wimby 14 RG Alpha Cup
12, 13 & 16 King Droid
15 Naboo Cup 14 Lord Vader- RU

Re: AO 2017 - Yoda Cup picks

Nice detailed posts from A & A. Thanks!

Re: AO 2017 - Yoda Cup picks

I'm leading the -16 competition (YEAHYA).....oh wait! sad

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2015 - Obi Wan Master, King Droid, Yoda Crew Player Of The Year, 2014 Yoda Cup Guru Race Runner Up
2013 - Guru Race Winner (2014 Yoda Cup Guru), US Open Yoda Cup, Yoda Crew Player Of The Year
2012 - Lord Vader, 2011 - Wimbledon Yoda Cup

Re: AO 2017 - Yoda Cup picks

Some observations:
- Johnny left Novak off his team completely.  Surely that will work out well for him.

Sure looking like it tongue

Re: AO 2017 - Yoda Cup picks

Genius pick Johhny, now you just need Serena to fall and this Yoda Cup could be yours mate. ;-)

2017 - Rey Saber Champ, Padme Champ, Captain Phasma Champ, Obi Wan Runner Up, BIG 5 Career Slam, Inaugural Yoda Crew Hall Of Fame Inductee, 2016 Padme Runner Up
2015 - Obi Wan Master, King Droid, Yoda Crew Player Of The Year, 2014 Yoda Cup Guru Race Runner Up
2013 - Guru Race Winner (2014 Yoda Cup Guru), US Open Yoda Cup, Yoda Crew Player Of The Year
2012 - Lord Vader, 2011 - Wimbledon Yoda Cup

Re: AO 2017 - Yoda Cup picks

Uh, yeah, Johnny.  I said it would work out for you.  I'm a genius.

Re: AO 2017 - Yoda Cup picks

I was this close from switching Kasatkina for Makarova, damn it

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Runner Up: '16 Rey Saber, '13 US Open Yoda Cup, '14 R2D2 Phoenix Crown.

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Re: AO 2017 - Yoda Cup picks

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