Topic: The Perfect Team

2013 Australian Open - Men
(1) Novak Djokovic +168
(2) Roger Federer +88
(3) Andy Murray +120
(4) David Ferrer +88
(36) Kevin Anderson +80
(37) Jeremy Chardy +96
(??) Berdych/Almagro/Tsonga/Seppi +64

2013 Australian Open - Women
(1) Victoria Azarenka +168
(2) Maria Sharapova +88
(6) Li Na +120
(19) Ekaterina Makarova +80
(29) Sloane Stephens +104
(85) Svetlana Kuznetsova +96
(??) Vesnina/Jovanovski/Flipkens +80


2013 French Open - Men
(1) Novak Djokovic +88
(3) Rafael Nadal +168
(4) David Ferrer +120
(6) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga +88
(32) Tommy Robredo +80
(44) Viktor Troicki +80
(??) Federer/Wawrinka/Haas/Youzhny/Anderson +64

2013 French Open - Women
(1) Serena Williams +168
(2) Maria Sharapova +120
(3) Victoria Azarenka +88
(5) Sara Errani +88
(18) Jelena Jankovic +80
(39) Svetlana Kuznetsova +96
(??) Mattek-Sands/Schiavone/Hampton +80


2013 Wimbledon - Men
(1) Novak Djokovic +120
(2) Andy Murray +168
(8) Juan Martin Del Potro +88
(24) Jerzy Janowicz +104
(??) Fernando Verdasco +96
(??) Lukasz Kubot +96
(??) Tomic/Dodig/Mannarino/Melzer/de Schepper +80

2013 Wimbledon - Women
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska +88
(15) Marion Bartoli +168
(17) Sloane Stephens +80
(20) Kirsten Flipkens +104
(23) Sabine Lisicki +136
(46) Kaia Kanepi +96
(??) Robson/Pironkova/Puig/Knapp/Pennetta +80


2013 US Open - Men
(1) Novak Djokovic +120
(2) Rafael Nadal +168
(8) Richard Gasquet +88
(9) Stanislas Wawrinka +88
(19) Tommy Robredo +80
(21) Mikhail Youzhny +80
(??) Granollers/Hewitt/Istomin +80

2013 US Open - Women
(1) Serena Williams +168
(2) Victoria Azarenka +120
(5) Li Na +88
(18) Carla Suarez Navarro +80
(46) Ekaterina Makarova +80
(48) Daniela Hantuchova +96
(83) Flavia Pennetta +120


2013 MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS - Men
#1. Novak Djokovic - 496
2. Rafael Nadal - 336
3. Andy Murray - 288
4. David Ferrer - 208
5. Tommy Robredo - 160
6. Federer/Tsonga/Wawrinka - 152
7. Anderson/Youzhny - 144

2013 MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS - Women
#1. Victoria Azarenka - 376
2. Serena Williams - 336
3. Sharapova/Li - 208
4. Flavia Pennetta - 200
5. Svetlana Kuznetsova - 192
6. Stephens/Flipkens - 184
7. Ekaterina Makarova - 160

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2014 Australian Open - Men
(1) Rafael Nadal +120
(6) Roger Federer +88
(7) Tomas Berdych +88
(8) Stanislas Wawrinka +168
(22) Grigor Dimitrov +80
(38) Florian Mayer +80
(73) Roberto Bautista-Agut +80
(??) Djokovic/Murray/Ferrer/Anderson/Robredo +64
***Stephane Robert would have been worth 80 points but was not available to pick before the deadline

2014 Australian Open - Women
(4) Li Na +168
(5) Agnieszka Radwanska +88
(20) Dominika Cibulkova +136
(28) Flavia Pennetta +80
(30) Eugenie Bouchard +104
(38) Garbine Muguruza +80
(120) Casey Dellacqua +80
(??) Ivanovic/Halep/Azarenka/Makarova +64


2014 French Open - Men
(1) Rafael Nadal +168
(2) Novak Djokovic +120
(7) Andy Murray +88
(18) Ernests Gulbis +104
(23) Gael Monfils +80
(??) Lajovic/Garcia-Lopez/Granollers +80

2013 French Open - Women
(4) Simona Halep +120
(7) Maria Sharapova +168
(18) Eugenie Bouchard +104
(27) Svetlana Kuznetsova +80
(28) Andrea Petkovic +104
(--) Garbine Muguruza +96
(--) Pauline Parmentier +80
(--) Ajla Tomljanovic +80
(--) Kiki Bertens +80

Last edited by Arvis (Jun. 26, 2014 6:44am)

Re: The Perfect Team

Great stuff Arvis!! Makes me realize just how wrong I was all over again. smile

Re: The Perfect Team

Thanks, Mike!

Some things that stood out to me making this thread:

1. The Top 4 players made the semifinals only once - 2013 AO Men.

2. Of the six teams this year, having five 1-16 ranked players has been the optimal play only twice.  Having four 1-16 players was required in only three of the six teams.

3. To have the The Perfect Men's Team, a person only needed Roger Federer once out of three tournaments (four counting US Open).

3. To have the The Perfect Women's Team, a person only needed Serena Williams once out of three tournaments.

4. Svetlana Kuznetsova had back-to-back 96 point results.

5. Novak Djokovic was necessary in all three Men's teams and is the only player across both genders that has this claim.

6. Wimbledon 2013 Perfect Men's Team required no less than four unseeded players.  A crazy person could have picked BOTH Jurgen Melzer and Kenny de Schepper at Wimbledon and still achieved The Perfect Men's Team. O_o

7. Only one team had a Finalist outside the Top 16: Sabine Lisicki in 2013 Wimbledon.

-Arvis

Last edited by Arvis (Sep. 6, 2013 11:10am)

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lol Mike! Interesting stats Arvis, thanks.  ")

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Very interestings stats Arvis, love them!

The tradional 5-2-1 approach isn't the "perfect team" most of the time but the most secure one for sure.
That Wombledon perfect team is nuts. Seriously, if someone came up with a team like that at the start of the event, I'd have laughed SO MUCH!

Last edited by Adunar (Sep. 6, 2013 11:10am)

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Adunar wrote:

Very interestings stats Arvis, love them!

The tradional 5-2-1 approach isn't the "perfect team" most of the time but the most secure one for sure.
That Wombledon perfect team is nuts. Seriously, if someone came up with a team like that at the start of the event, I'd have laughed SO MUCH!

Seriously!  I mean, just imagine someone picking Bartoli and Lisicki as the Finalists!

It's all risk/reward in Fantasy Sports.  If you look at the 1st Place winners of the ATP Brackets, they're almost ALWAYS people that gamble big in every bracket and end up dead last every single time.  But when that gamble pays off- BOOM.  Epic victory.  Really, though, it isn't worth it to gamble big all the time.  I did it here at the US Open and I'm ranked where I should be ranked.  Still, sometimes it's fun to pick a few flyers and cross your fingers because, as we can see, you never know.

Even at Wimbledon, though, a person could have had the Top 4 + Bartoli, then Lisicki, Flipkens, and Kanepi.  A traditional 5-2-1.  And they would have destroyed everybody.  5-2-1 will ALWAYS be the secure bet, because even though you can win big with only 3 or 4 Top 16 picks, you always want to increase your chances of having all of the correct quarterfinalists.

-Arvis

Last edited by Arvis (Sep. 6, 2013 11:24am)

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Thanks Arvis, you know what these stats just did? They ensured me knowing more thereby bringing utter failure in my wake. The best thing to do to win is forget everything you know and pick 1-5 seeds and pick random numbers for the last 3 and you will win almost every time big_smile

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Haha....if you think that will bring you Yoda Cup success Captain Jack then you are mistaken my friend. wink

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AM I Tono?? AM I??

Probably........... sad

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Well, you'll discover that soon enough. In January, don't miss the 2014 Aussie Open Yoda Cup. You can try to put your name on the prestigious trophy of the Yoda Cup. I'm warning you: it is even tougher than winning a real tennis GS wink

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And getting tougher all the time, Arnaud.  Our boy Johnny Incognito knows it, too.  But he's a sardonic man who loves humor.  Snarky will do nicely, thanks.  Personally, it's a foil I'm looking forward to playing off of next year very much.  Every Don must have his Sancho, eh???   cool

Seriously, though, this next year in Yoda Cup is going to be fun.  I am definitely looking to taking The Light Sabre and whacking Tony about the head & shoulders with it!!! 

Actually, well done, mate.  You have this thing.  Because if you don't I'm coming like 4th or worse in the Guru race.  So don't choke, mate!!!

Last edited by Don---2013-Yoda-Cup-Guru (Sep. 6, 2013 4:48pm)

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I've worked, calculated, analyzed and thought so much about this competition. If I don't win, there's always next year. If I do win, this would be a dream. Seriously, winning THAT competition on my first full year would be truly amazing for me.

By the way, what do you think of an additionnal full-year GSFT Rankings taking into account the last four slams?

2016: Rey Saber, Lord Vader, Supreme Jedi, Yoda Crew player of the year
2014: Lord Vader, King Droid, Naboo Champion, Yoda Crew player of the year
2013: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion, Yoda Cup Guru Runner-up
2012: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion

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A rankings system would be fun, Adunar. smile

-Arvis

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UPDATED*

-Arvis

*yesterday, before the match even started wink

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Well the official Guru race sheet can do the trick alone. On the left, there will be the Rankings, at the far right, the race.

By the way, we need a cool name for the rankings.. GSFT-Skywalker-Rankings?

2016: Rey Saber, Lord Vader, Supreme Jedi, Yoda Crew player of the year
2014: Lord Vader, King Droid, Naboo Champion, Yoda Crew player of the year
2013: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion, Yoda Cup Guru Runner-up
2012: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion

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How about the "GSFT Flavia Rankings"? wink

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Haha, not sure everyone would agree wink

Once we get the name, I create the thread witht he link in the first post smile

2016: Rey Saber, Lord Vader, Supreme Jedi, Yoda Crew player of the year
2014: Lord Vader, King Droid, Naboo Champion, Yoda Crew player of the year
2013: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion, Yoda Cup Guru Runner-up
2012: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion

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UPDATED with Most Valuable Players for men and women.  Some surprising names there.

-Arvis

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From the US OPEN Team - Men, my Granollers pick really helped me with his bonus though he got killed by Nole in the 4th round.  And for the Women I liked my CSN, Makarova and Halep picks as they all delivered nice bonuses.  In the MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS, I am most happy for Robredo and Flavia!  LOL

Last edited by backhandpass (Sep. 12, 2013 9:03pm)

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That really is fascinating info, Arvis.  Thanks.

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You're welcome.  I'll have to think of a way of revamping the MVP tallies, as I have calculated it based entirely off of "Perfect Teams."  Meaning that players that were worth only 64 points or less at Wimbledon or the USO would not have those points count toward their MVP tally, since you could not have a Perfect Team if you had those players.  But a running tally of Total Fantasy Points acquired by players would be a lot of work.  But I might be able to keep track of it next year in a spreadsheet, Adunar-style.

-Arvis

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That would be ultra slick.  I would spend time looking at that spreadsheet.

I think it's interesting to calculate it both ways, just the times they're on the perfect team and all the points they gained, on the perfect team or not.  Both are interesting.

Last edited by Don---2013-Yoda-Cup-Guru (Sep. 13, 2013 4:08pm)

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Thanks, Don. wink

I'll have to think of different titles for the two methods, I guess.  If a player is required for a Perfect Team, that would make them "Most Valuable" in a literal sense.  So... just points leaders that you wouldn't necessarily need could be called... "Most Successful?"

I like tennis way too much.

-Arvis

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More great stats!  I wish someone could sticky this thread and the Skywalker one.  These will be fun if "This League" continues on for years.

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That would be TERRIFIC stuff Arvis. Really, both way looking at it are good.

You could also make the best team with the 5-2-1 format as it is the standard format.

2016: Rey Saber, Lord Vader, Supreme Jedi, Yoda Crew player of the year
2014: Lord Vader, King Droid, Naboo Champion, Yoda Crew player of the year
2013: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion, Yoda Cup Guru Runner-up
2012: Yoda Cup Wimbledon champion