Nadal Unbeatable Again at Roland-Garros

June 9, 2019
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Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates his record 12th French Open title after beating Austria’s Dominic Thiem in four sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1, at Roland Garros on Sunday. (The Associated Press)

Matches completed Sunday:
NAD 3 THI 1
4 players had match winner correct
2 players (Michael, Serene) had match score correct

Serene and Michael predicted Rafael Nadal’s four-set victory over Dominic Thiem, the result giving Michael the tiebreaker edge over Wes for the overall game win. Serene’s prediction left her just a little short of reaching Wes, who earned the runner-up prize.

I hope all players enjoyed this French Open Prediction Challenge! and the chance to match wits with other tennis fans! Thank you for playing! ~ Michael

For download (PDF): French Open Prediction Challenge! 2019

Overall
1 Michael Poplawski 283 $37.50
2 Wes Zetaruk 283 $12.50
3 Serene Ford 275
4 Eva Kafková 160
5 Petr Havlik 71
Men’s Final
1 Michael Poplawski 100
Serene Ford 100
3 Eva Kafková 85
Wes Zetaruk 85
5 Petr Havlik 0
Women’s Final
1 Michael Poplawski 100
Serene Ford 100
3 Wes Zetaruk 70
4 Eva Kafková 0
Petr Havlik 0
Semifinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 54
2 Serene Ford 45
3 Michael Poplawski 41
4 Eva Kafková 31
Petr Havlik 31
Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 74
2 Eva Kafková 44
3 Michael Poplawski 42
4 Petr Havlik 40
5 Serene Ford 30

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Men’s Final Predictions

June 8, 2019

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Rafael Nadal is our favourite against Dominic Thiem in Sunday’s French Open final as Nadal seeks to go 12-0 in finals at Roland Garros while Thiem seeks his first Grand Slam tournament victory in his second final.

Enjoy the match, and good luck!

For download (PDF): French Open Prediction Challenge! 2019 Men’s Final Predictions

Match Picks Average # of Sets
THI 1 NAD 4 3.40

 


Barty Claims First Grand Slam Title

June 8, 2019
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Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning the French Open against Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in two sets 6-1, 6-3 at Roland Garros on Saturday. (Christophe Ena/The Associated Press)

Match completed Saturday:
BAR 2 VON 0
3 players had match winner correct
2 players (Michael, Serene) had match score correct

Serene and Michael predicted Ash Barty’s victory exactly, making our game a 3-player race for both first second place before Friday’s Men’s Final.

For download (PDF): French Open Prediction Challenge! 2019 Women’s Final

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 198
2 Michael Poplawski 183
3 Serene Ford 175
4 Eva Kafková 75
5 Petr Havlik 71
Women’s Final
1 Michael Poplawski 100
Serene Ford 100
3 Wes Zetaruk 70
4 Eva Kafková 0
Petr Havlik 0
Semifinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 54
2 Serene Ford 45
3 Michael Poplawski 41
4 Eva Kafková 31
Petr Havlik 31
Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 74
2 Eva Kafková 44
3 Michael Poplawski 42
4 Petr Havlik 40
5 Serene Ford 30

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Men’s Final Prediction Form Available

June 8, 2019

FrenchopenThe Men’s Final Prediction Form is now available. Predictions are due late Saturday evening in advance of the Sunday morning match (Pacific Time).


Women’s Final Predictions

June 8, 2019

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Eighth Seed Ashleigh Barty is a slight favourite over the unseeded Marketa Vondrousova in today’s much-anticipated Women’s Final.

Enjoy the match, and good luck!

For download (PDF): French Open Prediction Challenge! 2019 Women’s Final Predictions

Match Picks Average # of Sets
BAR 3 VON 2 2.40

 


Thiem Knocks Out Djokovic Over Two Days, Women’s and Men’s Finals Now Set

June 8, 2019
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Rafael Nadal, right, is congratulated by Roger Federer after winning their semifinal match at the French Open. (Pavel Golovkin/The Associated Press)

Matches completed Friday and Saturday:
BAR 2 ANI 1
3 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

VON 2 KON 0
2 players (Petr, Eva) had match winner correct
2 players (Petr, Eva) had match score correct

NAD 3 FED 0
2 players (Serene, Wes) had match winner correct
1 player (Wes) had match score correct

THI 3 DJO 2
1 player (Michael) had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

Wes increased his lead after the second round of four in our game, while Michael leads a group of four players vying for the second place prize.

For download (PDF): French Open Prediction Challenge! 2019 Semifinals

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 128
2 Michael Poplawski 83
3 Eva Kafková 75
Serene Ford 75
5 Petr Havlik 71
Semifinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 54
2 Serene Ford 45
3 Michael Poplawski 41
4 Eva Kafková 31
Petr Havlik 31
Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 74
2 Eva Kafková 44
3 Michael Poplawski 42
4 Petr Havlik 40
5 Serene Ford 30

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Semifinals Results through Friday, Women’s Final Prediction Form Deadline

June 7, 2019

Saturday’s Schedule of play at Roland Garros features the conclusion of the Men’s Semifinals at 3:00 PT (noon Paris time) and the Women’s Final at 6:00 PT (15:00 Paris Time).

As players in our game may wish to know the result of the Men’s Semifinal Match suspended from Friday before submitting predictions, the Women’s Final Prediction Form deadline has been extended to accommodate this. (The predictions will be published when your game organizer wakes up!)

Matches completed Friday:
BAR 2 ANI 1
3 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

VON 2 KON 0
2 players (Petr, Eva) had match winner correct
2 players (Petr, Eva) had match score correct

NAD 3 FED 0
2 players (Serene, Wes) had match winner correct
1 player (Wes) had match score correct

In Progress:
DJO 1 THI 1

For download (PDF): French Open Prediction Challenge! 2019 Semifinals Friday

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 129
2 Eva Kafková 78
3 Petr Havlik 74
4 Serene Ford 72
5 Michael Poplawski 60
Semifinals (through Friday’s play, with DJO-THI at 1 set all)
1 Wes Zetaruk 55
2 Serene Ford 42
3 Eva Kafková 34
Petr Havlik 34
5 Michael Poplawski 18

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Semifinals Predictions

June 6, 2019

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Unlike our the Quarterfinals Round, our Predictions are far more varied, with all eight players still remaining having support, and three of the four matchups essentially splitting our opinion of who will win.

Enjoy the matches, and good luck!

For download (PDF): French Open Prediction Challenge! 2019 Semifinals Predictions

Match picks Average # of Sets
BAR 3 ANI 2 2.20
KON 3 VON 2 2.20
DJO 4 THI 1 4.00
FED 3 NAD 2 4.20

 


Semifinals Prediction Forms Available

June 6, 2019

FrenchopenHello, players,

As there were weather issues with play during the quarterfinals round,  I anticipated two forms would be necessary. Please ensure that you submit both by the end of Wednesday.


Quarterfinals Thursday: Anisimova to Meet Barty, Thiem and Djokovic on Collision Course

June 6, 2019
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American Amanda Anisimova celebrates her quarter-final victory over defending champ Simona Halep at the French Open on Thursday. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Matches completed Thursday:
ANI 2 HAL 0
0 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

DJO 3 ZVE 0
5 players had match winner correct
1 player (Wes) had match score correct

BAR 2 KEY 0
1 player (Wes) had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

THI 3 KHA 0
5 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

Wes dominated this round, being the only player to have as many as six match winners correct, and having four match results exactly right (two more than any other player).

For download (PDF): French Open Prediction Challenge! 2019 Quarterfinals

Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 74
2 Eva Kafková 44
3 Michael Poplawski 42
4 Petr Havlik 40
5 Serene Ford 30

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