Topic: 2014 Wimbledon Yoda Cup

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As the picks are now closed, here are the picks of all the Yoda Crew member (19) participating in this 2014 Wimbledon Yoda Cup!!

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Seeds 1-16:

Djokovic (19) [everyone] {IN, W, +148}
Murray (19) [everyone] {OUT, QF, +64}
Federer (19) [everyone] {OUT, F, +120}
Nadal (15) [everyone except Arvis, Johnny, CC, Thexc] {OUT, 4th, +48}
Berdych (6) [BHP, Dwight, Thexc, Wimby, Johnny, OZ] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Dimitrov (6) [Adunar, Dragan, Arvis, Thexc, CC, TE] {OUT, SF, +88}
Nishikori (3) [Tono, Snolly, Thomas] {OUT, 4th, +48}
Ferrer (2) [Charles, Mike] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Raonic (2) [Edu, CC] {OUT, SF, +88}
Gulbis (1) [JG] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Gasquet(1) [Johnny] {OUT, 2nd, +16}

Seeds 17-32:

Lopez (16) [Everyone except Charles, OZ, JG] {OUT, 4th, +48} {BONUS +16}
Anderson (8) [Adunar, Don, Arvis, Charles, Dragan, Wimby, Edu, TE] {OUT, 4th, +48} {BONUS +16}
Kohlschreiber (8) [Arvis, Dwight, Thexc, Johnny, OZ, Mike, CC, JG] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Verdasco (2) [BHP, Snolly] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Monfils (2) [Charles, JG] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Cilic (2) [Tono, Thomas] {OUT, QF, +64} {BONUS +16}
Dolgopolov (1) [OZ] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Robredo (1) [Don] {OUT, 4th, +48} {BONUS +16}

Unseeded players:

Hewitt (5) [Adunar, Dragan, Edu, JG, TE] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Chardy (3) [Charles, OZ, Mike] {OUT, 4th, +48} {BONUS +48}
Roger-Vasselin (3) [Tono, BHP, Snolly] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Brown (2) [Johnny, CC] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Istomin (2) [Don, Thomas] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Mahut (1) [Dwight] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Stepanek (1) [Thexc] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Kubot (1) [Arvis] {OUT, 3rd, +16}
Becker (1) [Wimby] {OUT, 2nd, +16}

Finalists:

Djokovic (14) [Adunar, Tono, Don, BHP, Diwght, Thexc, Dragan, Wimby, Johnny, OZ, Edu, Mike, CC, JG] {BONUS +32}
Federer (14) [Adunar, Tono, BHP, Arvis, Thexc, Dragan, Snolly, Charles, Johnny, OZ, Edu, JG, TE, CC] {BONUS +32}
Murray (6) [Arvis, Charles, Dwight, Snolly, Thomas, TE] {OUT, QF}
Nadal (4) [Don, Wimby, Thomas, Mike] {OUT, 4th}

Winners:

Djokovic (9) [Tono, Don, BHP, Dragan, Wimby, Johnny, Mike, CC, JG] {BONUS +64}
Murray (6) [Arvis, Charles, Snolly, Dwight, Thomas, TE] {OUT, QF}
Federer (4) [Adunar, Thexc, OZ, Edu] {OUT, F}

Formats:

Everyone picked the standard format: 5 (1-16) - 2 (17-32) - 1 (unseeded) except
Don, Arvis went with 4-3-1


WOMEN'S

Seeds 1-16:

S.Williams (19) [everyone] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Halep (15) [everyone except Thomas, OZ, Mike, TE] {OUT, SF, +88}
Na Li (12) [Adunar, Don, BHP, Arvis, Snolly, Wimby, Thomas, OZ, Mike, CC, JG, TE] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
A.Radwanska (11) [Adunar, Tono, Arvis, Charles, Dwight, Dragan, Snolly, Thomas, Mike, CC, TE] {OUT, 4th, +48}
Sharapova (11) [BHP, Charles, Dwight, Thexc, Dragan, Wimby, OZ, Edu, Mike, CC, TE] {OUT, 4th, +48}
Kvitova (10) [Don, Arvis, Charles, Dwight, Dragan, Snolly, Thomas, OZ, Edu, TE] {OUT, W, +168}
Azarenka (5) [Tono, Johnny, Thomas, OZ, JG] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Ivanovic (5) [Adunar, Thexc, Johnny, Edu, Mike] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Wozniacki (3) [Tono, BHP, Johnny] {OUT, 4th, +48}
Bouchard (2) [Wimby, JG] {OUT, F, +120}
Kerber (1) [Thexc] {OUT, QF, +64}

Seeds 17-32:

Lisicki (11) [Tono, Don, Arvis, Charles, Dwight, Dragan, Snolly, Thomas, OZ, JG, TE] {OUT, QF, +64} {BONUS +16}
Stephens (7) [Adunar, Don, Dwight, Thexc, Snolly, OZ, Mike] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Kuznetsova (4) [BHP, Charles, Edu, JG] {OUT, 1st, -16}
V.Williams (3) [Wimby, Johnny, Tono] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Stosur (2) [Thexc, CC] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Muguruza (2) [Don, Mike] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Makarova (1) [Edu] {OUT, QF, +64} {BONUS +16}
Petkovic (1) [BHP] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Flipkens (1) [CC] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Pavlyuchenkova (1) [Johnny] {OUT, 1st, -16}

Unseeded players:

Pironkova (10) [Adunar, Don, Dwight, Thexc, Dragan, Wimby, Thomas, Mike, CC, TE] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Keys (5) [Adunar, Dragan, Wimby, Edu, TE] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Dellacqua (2) [Charles, Johnny] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Paszek (1) [Thomas] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Zvonareva (1) [OZ] {OUT, 4th, +32}
Zhang (1) [BHP] {OUT, 1st, -16}
Giorgi (2) [Tono, Arvis] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
J.Zheng (1) [Arvis] {OUT, 2nd, +16}
Riske (1) [JG] {OUT, 3rd, +32}
Zahlavova Strycova (1) [Snolly] {OUT, QF, +64} {BONUS +32}

Finalists:

S.Williams (16) [everyone except Thexc, Johnny, TE] {OUT, 3rd}
Na Li (5) [BHP, Snolly, Wimby, OZ, JG] {OUT, 3rd}
Halep (2) [Thexc, Johnny] {OUT, SF}
Kvitova (6) [Don, Arvis, Dwight, Dragan, Thomas, Edu] {BONUS +32}
A.Radwanska (6) [Adunar, Tono, Charles, CC, TE, Mike] {OUT, 4th}
Stosur (1) [Thexc] {OUT, 1st}
V.Williams (1) [Johnny] {OUT, 3rd}
Lisicki (1) [TE] {OUT, QF}

Winners:

S.Williams (16) [everyone except Thexc, Johnny, TE] {OUT, 3rd}
Halep (2) [Thexc, Johnny] {OUT, SF}
Lisicki (1) [TE] {OUT, QF}

Formats:

Lots of differences there.
Everyone picked the standard format 5 (1-6) - 2 (17-32) - 1 (unseeded) except
Adunar, Arvis, Dragan, Wimby, Thoms, TE went with 5-1-2
Don went with 4-3-1


Possible bonus points:

Adunar: Anderson (+16), Lopez (+16), Djokovic F (+32), Federer F (+32)
Don: Anderson (+16), Robredo (+16), Lopez (+16), Lisicki (+16), Djokovic F (+32), Djokovic W (+64), Kvitova F (+32)
Arvis: Anderson (+16), Lopez (+16), Lisicki (+16), Federer F (+32), Kvitova F (+32)
Charles: Anderson (+16), Chardy (+32), Lisicki (+16), Federer F (+32)
Dragan: Anderson (+16), Lopez (+16), Lisicki (+16), Djokovic F (+32), Federer F (+32), Djokovic W (+64), Kvitova F (+32)
Wimby: Anderson (+16), Lopez (+16), Djokovic F (+32), Djokovic W (+64)
Edu: Anderson (+16), Lopez (+16), Makarova (+16), Djokovic F (+32), Federer F (+32), Kvitova F (+32)
TE: Anderson (+16), Lopez (+16), Lisicki (+16), Federer F (+32)
OZ: Chardy (+32), Lisicki (+16), Djokovic F (+32), Federer F (+32)
Mike: Lopez (+16), Chardy (+32), Djokovic F (+32), Djokovic W (+64)
Johnny: Lopez (+16), Djokovic F (+32), Federer F (+32), Djokovic W (+64)
Tono: Cilic (+16), Lopez (+16), Lisicki (+16), Djokovic F (+32), Federer F (+32), Djokovic W (+64)
Snolly: Lopez (+16), Lisicki (+16), Zahlavova Strycova (+32), Federer F (+32)
Thomas: Cilic (+16), Lopez (+16), Lisicki (+16), Kvitova F (+32)
CC: Lopez (+16), Djokovic F (+32), Federer F (+32), Djokovic W (+64)
Dwight: Lopez (+16), Lisicki (+16), Djokovic F (+32), Kvitova F (+32)
BHP: Lopez (+16), Djokovic F (+32), Federer F (+32), Djokovic W (+64)
JG: Lisicki (+16), Djokovic F (+32), Federer F (+32), Djokovic W (+64)
Thexc: Lopez (+16), Djokovic F (+32), Federer F (+32), Federer W (+64)


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Last edited by Adunar (Jul. 6, 2014 12:33pm)

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YAY!*

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Last edited by Arvis (Jun. 23, 2014 8:44am)

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Haha yeah, I'm currently at work so.. tonight. I guess it should be ready by 9 pm (3 pm US East Coast)

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I thought wouldn't be a lot of people picking Roger as finalist

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- When I look at the other 3 players who left Nadal off their team, I suddenly wish I was not among them.  No disrespect intended.

- I went back and forth in my mind between Dimitrov and Berdych over and over.  Looks like I wasn't the only one: it's a perfect 6 and 6 split between us, with the remaining 3 avoiding both of them altogether with Nishikori.  Nishikori could turn out to be a great pick.  I'm hoping Kohlschreiber comes in inspired and makes another run to the quarters, though.

- Not sure JG's gonna be too happy about his Gulbis pick by the end of the week.  But it's possible he could find some grass court form.  He wind up on the forehand is just way too long for grass courts, it's always going to hold him back.  He's going to need to serve even better than he did today if he wants a shot at the 2nd week.

- Has ANY Mid-Tier player ever been picked 16 times by the Yoda Crew?  I'm thinking no.  Lopez has already set a record without even having to play.  But considering his form and the absolute cakewalk of a draw, it was only logical.

- Kevin Anderson is guaranteed bonus points, so I'm kinda surprised that he isn't on everybody's team.

- I'm also surprised so many people went with Kohlschreiber considering how inconsistent he's been here.

- On the surface, Don's Robredo pick seems like the worst pick in this entire competition (he's 11-12 lifetime here and has never won 3 matches in a row and will likely play 3 grass court specialists in a row in his section).  But Don is crafty and could write a book about all the things he notices that I don't.  So we'll see how that turns out.

- Istomin an interesting pick for Don and Thomas.  Basically a coin flip: heads is bonus points, tails is a -16.

- I like Wimby's Becker pick, but even he gets past Dolgo, I don't see him beating Dimitrov.  Still, he's got to be satisfied with anything green from an Unseeded player.

- Despite his form, I'm still a little surprised that Federer is such a popular pick for Finalist.  Also surprised that nobody picked Rafa to win.

- By the end of the week, 11 people are going to be very sad they put Sharapova on their teams.

- By the end of the week, 12 people might be even MORE sad because of Li Na.  You never can tell with that lady.

- Beyond those two, I'm positively STUNNED at some of the Top 16 picks on the women's side.  Azarenka, with basically nothing but losable matches now ahead of her.  Bouchard may not be over her surface-change yips AND has Serena in the Rd of 16.  Thexc picked Kerber, which means he has THREE Top 16 players who are ALL IN THE SAME QUARTER.  Perhaps Thexc was a little drunk when he put this team together?  Well, at least one of those three should come through in that section, and maybe he was just REALLY confident in Halep and Ivanovic.  Of course, Thexc was also confident enough in Stosur to pick her as a Finalist.  Still to early to tell, though, how this seemingly-crazy team will work out for him.

- Looks like Thomas and CrossCourt are going to go head-to-head in Round 1!  This is a rare occurrence for the Yoda Crew.  Thomas has Paszek and CrossCourt has Flipkens.  Someone is getting a -16.  But who...?  I favor Thomas here, which is unfortunate because CrossCourt already has two -16s and really needs a little success after the French.  GO FLIPKENS!

- Don's strategy of betting against players who just won tournaments before a Slam hasn't been working out for him in these last two Slams.

- Will Pavlyukerplunkova punish Johnny the way she has to so many of us before?

- Pironkova a very good risky pick for many of the Yoda Crew.  She could easily lose to Lepchenko, but if she doesn't, she's almost guaranteed to get you guys bonus points.  With a set under her belt already, you've got to like your chances to get over the hump tomorrow.

- Keys is another great pick.  I wanted to get her as well, but didn't want to have both her and Lisicki on my team.  I think now that maybe Keys would have been the better pick.

- Dellacqua was dangerously close to a -16.  Good on her for coming through for Johnny and Charles.

- Gotta say, I am madly in love with everybody's Unseeded Women.  Tamira Paszek, Vera Zvonareva, Shuai Zhang, Camila Giorgi, Alison Riske, and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova are all inspired picks, I think.

- 5 people predicted Li Na to make the Finals?  Hmm.  So far, Kvitova is looking like the best pick.

That's my pointless analysis.  Excited to see how all this goes!

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I love this page already.

At the moment I am most jealous of Snolly's Zavova Strycowhowatsit pick. I wanted to pick her but couldn't/wouldn't fit her in.

P.S. I hope Sabine wins.

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Never thought that many poeple would pick Roger to reach the final.

Thout Stan is no great grass court player, I'm surprised NOBODY picked him on his team. He's #3 and having his best season ever. Plus, his draw isn't that bad. Sorry for those who picked Istomin, no bonus points there wink
Stan had one of his best grass court tournament at the Queen's.

And I'm afraid Lopez will let us all down after two long weeks, especially now that it is the best of five format. If he gets to R16, he won't have much left in the tank. That's why I also like Stan's chances.

Last edited by Adunar (Jun. 23, 2014 11:45pm)

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Some good stuff in here, thanks Ad, Arvis and co. smile

I was one of those who picked Vika Arvis, I'm just glad she won her first match and I'm hoping that she can at least make the 4th round here, I have my doubts but at least I know she will fight, she was sorta my insurance policy in case Aggie falls....it was either her or Petra for me, I gambled that Petra's hamstring injury was going to literally "hamstring" her chances but it doesn't look like it yet.....mind you perhaps Venus can cause her a few probs, that would be nice for me. wink

Like you Arvis I thought Mr Anderson would be on almost everybody's team here, I was going to pick him too, then I came up with a brain wave and decided that when somebody looks like a lock for bonus points they usually aren't, therefore I chose ERV as my unseeded to topple Kev in round 2, may not happen but their head to head is 1-1 so why not.

Grigor seemed an obvious choice too but I decided on some men's insurance with Kei just in case Rafa goes on a Spanish inquisition to find his grass court game, a Fed v Nishikori semi would be bloody lovely. smile....once I had decided not to pick Mr Anderson (see above) I went searching for another 16-32 seed who could do some damage, I came across Nando and Cilic, I wanted to pick Verdasco but his draw just looked too tough to me (so it proved), so I started taking a closer look at the Croat instead, thought Marin had a reasonable run to the 3rd round and then he would probably have a decent shot against the Berd man, I'm hoping so anyway.

So many options in the women's section, I considered Petra, Petko, Makarova, Pironkova, Keys, Li Na etc etc, the list goes on....Petra may end up being the biggest regret out of that lot for me but that thigh hasn't been tested yet so we will see.

Upsets on the cards for day two????....I'll go with Hantuchova who could roll Genie, Kanepi could beat JJ, Sijsling to topple Kohli (maybe).

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To me it was either Ana or Petra. Since Arvis picked Jie, I like my chances now wink

For the women, I first picked Lisicki, then Pav then Koukalova, then Pav again then Venus and finally went with a 2nd unseeded player: Keys.

never changed a single pick on my men's team. I agree that ERV could really do well here but I liek Anderson's chances.

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Adunar wrote:

To me it was either Ana or Petra. Since Arvis picked Jie, I like my chances now wink

sad

-Arvis

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Oh hey, I have kuznesova as my women's seed too.

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Arvis wink

You're right JG, I corrected that smile

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Biggest Upset So Far: Sloane Stephens

Worst Pick So Far: Sam Stosur (Thexc)

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Arvis wrote:

- I like Wimby's Becker pick, but even he gets past Dolgo, I don't see him beating Dimitrov.  Still, he's got to be satisfied with anything green from an Unseeded player.

I basically wanted someone to get me through round 1. I am happy for a 1st round win, but I don't think he'll get past Dolgopolov.

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For standings sake, I hope Dellacqua beats Aga. smile Not going to happen though, she doesn't move well enough.

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Biggest Upset: Tsvetana Pironkova

Worst Pick: Sam Stosur (Thexc)

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JG's Gulbis might just qualify as the new Worst Pick.

-Arvis

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I can tell you that I will be updating the Skywalker GSFT Rankings and Guru Race several times a day wink

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This legitimately tugged at my heart strings.

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q593/Arvis_Jaggamar/Picture1_zpsee3f8434.png

Poor David. sad

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Oh hey, I don't have makarova.

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Poor David indeed!

You're right JG, sorry about that. I corrected this mistake smile

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I guess I entered Makarova instead of your Kuznetsova pick wink
Everything looks correct now!

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I figured Ferrer wouldn't get far but this is a little quick. I'm surprised

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Ferrer just looks like a sad puppy in the picture. sad

And that quote!  "I am sad.  What can I do?  I tried my best.  I lost."  Poor David!  I don't think I have ever felt so sad for a player, even though it wasn't the most important match in the world or anything.  Don't know why that pic and quote are so evocative for me.

-Arvis

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Evocative? You just can't help yourself can you Mr. Secretary?