Djokovic Goes the Distance to Defend Wimbledon Title

July 14, 2019
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Novak Djokovic lifts the trophy after repeating as Wimbledon champion on Sunday, defeating Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 at the All England Club for his fifth event title. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Match completed Sunday:

🇷🇸 Novak Djokovic (SRB) (1) def. 🇨🇭 Roger Federer (SUI) (2) 3-2
4 players had match winner correct
2 players (John, Serene) had match score correct

John is our Wimbledon champion (and wins his first Prediction Challenge! since the US Open game in 2018) thanks to his prediction performances on both Saturday and Sunday. Wes earned second place while Michael moved up into third place, and the last prize spot.

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

For download (PDF): Wimbledon Prediction Challenge! 2019

Overall
🥇 John Lo 329
🥈 Wes Zetaruk 288
🥉 Michael Poplawski 244
4 Serene Ford 226
5 Petr Havlik 207
6 Eva Kafková 142
7 Logan Zetaruk 142
Gentlemen’s Singles Final
1 John Lo 100
Serene Ford 100
3 Wes Zetaruk 85
Michael Poplawski 85
5 Eva Kafková 20
6 Petr Havlik 5
Logan Zetaruk 5
Ladies’ Singles Final
1 John Lo 70
Wes Zetaruk 70
Petr Havlik 70
4 Michael Poplawski 0
Logan Zetaruk 0
Serene Ford 0
Eva Kafková 0
Semi-finals
1 John Lo 91
Michael Poplawski 91
3 Serene Ford 72
4 Logan Zetaruk 67
5 Petr Havlik 64
6 Eva Kafková 54
7 Wes Zetaruk 51
Quarter-finals
1 Wes Zetaruk 82
2 Logan Zetaruk 70
3 Petr Havlik 68
John Lo 68
Michael Poplawski 68
Eva Kafková 68
7 Serene Ford 54

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50


Gentlemen’s Final Predictions

July 14, 2019


We’re essentially split on our predictions for Sunday’s showdown between the top seeds, with Novak Djokovic having a slight edge over Roger Federer, and support from two of the three players currently in prize spots.

Good luck, and enjoy the match!

For download: Wimbledon Prediction Challenge! 2019 Gentlemens Final Predictions

Match Picks Average # of Sets
🇷🇸 DJO 4 🇨🇭 FED 3 4.43

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50


Halep Wins First Wimbledon, Second Major

July 13, 2019
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Simona Halep celebrates her 6-2, 6-2 victory over Serena Williams in Saturday’s women’s final at Wimbledon. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Match completed Saturday:

🇷🇴 Simona Halep (ROM) (7) def. 🇺🇸 Serena Williams (USA) (11) 2-0
3 players (Petr, John, Wes) had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

As promised, the Ladies’ Singles Final result has shaken up our standings. John, Wes and Petr now lead the way, and occupy the three prize spots, entering the final round of four in our game Sunday.

For download (PDF): Wimbledon Prediction Challenge! 2019 Semi-finals

Overall
1 John Lo 229
2 Wes Zetaruk 203
3 Petr Havlik 202
4 Michael Poplawski 159
5 Logan Zetaruk 137
6 Serene Ford 126
7 Eva Kafková 122
Ladies’ Singles Final
1 John Lo 70
Wes Zetaruk 70
Petr Havlik 70
4 Michael Poplawski 0
Logan Zetaruk 0
Serene Ford 0
Eva Kafková 0
Semi-finals
1 John Lo 91
Michael Poplawski 91
3 Serene Ford 72
4 Logan Zetaruk 67
5 Petr Havlik 64
6 Eva Kafková 54
7 Wes Zetaruk 51
Quarter-finals
1 Wes Zetaruk 82
2 Logan Zetaruk 70
3 Petr Havlik 68
John Lo 68
Michael Poplawski 68
Eva Kafková 68
7 Serene Ford 54

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50


Ladies’ Final Predictions

July 12, 2019


We are essentially split on Saturday’s Ladies Singles Final, with Serena Williams having just a little more support than Serena Williams to win, with all but one player believing the match will go three sets. Expect some major changes in our standings as a result!

Good luck, and enjoy the match!

For download: Wimbledon Prediction Challenge! 2019 Ladies Final Predictions

Match Picks Average # of Sets
🇺🇸 WIL 4 🇷🇴 HAL 3 2.86

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50


Djokovic to Meet Federer in Wimbledon Final for Third Time

July 12, 2019
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Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both won their Wimbledon semifinal matches on Friday, setting up a third Finals match between the two legends. (Getty Images)

Matches completed Friday:

🇷🇸 Novak Djokovic (SRB) (1) def. 🇪🇸 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) (23) 3-1
7 players had match winner correct
2 players (Petr, John) had match score correct

🇨🇭 Roger Federer (SUI) (2) def. 🇪🇸 Rafael Nadal (ESP) (3) 3-1
5 players had match winner correct
2 players (Michael, Petr) had match score correct

Michael and John were the only players to have both all four match winners correct as well as predict two match scores exactly right. After two of four rounds in our game, Michael and John now share first place while only 15 points separate Logan in third and Eva in seventh.

For download (PDF): Wimbledon Prediction Challenge! 2019 Semi-finals

Overall
1 John Lo 159
Michael Poplawski 159
3 Logan Zetaruk 137
4 Wes Zetaruk 133
5 Petr Havlik 132
6 Serene Ford 126
7 Eva Kafková 122
Semi-finals
Ladies Gentlemen
WIL 2-0 STR DJO 3-1 RBA
SVI 0-2 HAL NAD 1-3 FED
1 John Lo 91
Michael Poplawski 91
3 Serene Ford 72
4 Logan Zetaruk 67
5 Petr Havlik 64
6 Eva Kafková 54
7 Wes Zetaruk 51
Quarter-finals
1 Wes Zetaruk 82
2 Logan Zetaruk 70
3 Petr Havlik 68
John Lo 68
Michael Poplawski 68
Eva Kafková 68
7 Serene Ford 54

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50


Ladies’, Gentlemen’s Singles Final Prediction Forms Now Available

July 11, 2019

The Ladies’ Singles Final takes place Saturday morning and the Gentlemen follow on Sunday.

Please make sure you submit your predictions by 22:00 PT Friday and Saturday evening, respectively!

Good luck!


Williams, Halep Win in Straight Sets, to Meet in Final Saturday

July 11, 2019
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Serena Williams defeated Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic in one semifinal, and Simona Halep took out Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the other, to set up a Wimbledon final between the American and the Romanian. (The Associated Press)

Matches completed Thursday:

🇷🇴 Simona Halep (ROM) (7) def. 🇺🇦 Elina Svitolina (UKR) (8) 2-0
6 players had match winner correct
3 players (Eva, John, Logan) had match score correct

🇺🇸 Serena Williams (USA) (11) def. 🇨🇿 Barbora Strycova (CZE) 2-1
6 players had match winner correct
3 players (Michael, Logan, Wes) had match score correct

For download (PDF): Wimbledon Prediction Challenge! 2019 Semi-finals Ladies

Overall
1 Logan Zetaruk 130
2 Wes Zetaruk 126
3 John Lo 112
Michael Poplawski 112
5 Serene Ford 92
6 Eva Kafková 88
7 Petr Havlik 82
Semi-finals
Ladies Gentlemen
WIL 2-0 STR DJO – RBA
SVI 0-2 HAL NAD – FED
1 Logan Zetaruk 60
2 Wes Zetaruk 44
John Lo 44
Michael Poplawski 44
5 Serene Ford 38
6 Eva Kafková 20
7 Petr Havlik 14

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50


Semi-finals Predictions

July 10, 2019


Thursday will see Ladies’ Singles, while Friday will feature the Gentlemen.

Heavy favourites include Serena Williams, Simona Halep and Roger Federer, with Novak Djokovic expected by all players to reach the weekend’s final matches.

Good luck, and enjoy the matches!

For download: Wimbledon Prediction Challenge! 2019 Semi-finals Predictions

Match Predictions Average # of Sets
🇺🇸 WIL 6 🇨🇿 STR 1 2.57
🇺🇦 SVI 1 🇷🇴 HAL 6 2.57
🇷🇸 DJO 7 🇪🇸 RBA 0 3.29
🇪🇸 NAD 2 🇨🇭 FED 5 4.43

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50


Big Three Advance to Semi-finals; Quarter-finals Results

July 10, 2019
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Novak Djokovic celebrates match point in his quarter-final match at the All England Club on Wednesday. The top-ranked Djokovic posted a 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 win over 21st-seeded David Goffin to reach his ninth semifinal at Wimbledon. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Matches completed Wednesday:

🇷🇸 Novak Djokovic (SRB) (1) def.  🇧🇪 David Goffin (BEL) (21) 3-0
7 players had match winner correct
5 players had match score correct

🇪🇸 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) (23) def.  🇦🇷 Guido Pella (ARG) (26) 3-1
6 players had match winner correct
3 players (Michael, Eva, Wes) had match score correct

🇪🇸 Rafael Nadal (ESP) (3) def. 🇺🇸 Sam Querrey (USA) 3-0
7 players had match winner correct
4 players had match score correct

🇨🇭 Roger Federer (SUI) (2) def. 🇯🇵 Kei Nishikori (JPN) (8) 3-1
7 players had match winner correct
4 players had match score correct

Wes is our leader after the first round of four in our game on the strength of having seven of the eight match winners correct (six players were able to do this in total) as well as being the only player to have five of those match scores exactly right (including all four of the men’s matches).

For download (PDF): Wimbledon Prediction Challenge! 2019 Quarter-finals

Quarter-finals
1 Wes Zetaruk 82
2 Logan Zetaruk 70
3 Petr Havlik 68
John Lo 68
Michael Poplawski 68
Eva Kafková 68
7 Serene Ford 54

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50


Williams to Meet Strycova, Halep to Face Svitolina in Ladies’ Semi-finals

July 9, 2019
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Serena Williams celebrates match point in her quarter-final match against Alison Riske on Tuesday at the All England Club in London. Williams marched to her 12th semifinal at Wimbledon, landing 81 per cent of her returns in a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Matches completed Tuesday:

🇺🇸 Serena Williams (USA) (11) def. 🇺🇸 Alison Riske (USA)  2-1
7 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

🇨🇿 Barbora Strycova (CZE) def. 🇬🇧 Johanna Konta (GBR) (19) 2-0
2 players (Petr, Eva) had match winner correct
2 players (Petr, Eva) had match score correct

🇺🇦 Elina Svitolina (UKR) (8) def. 🇨🇿 Karolina Muchova (CZE) 2-0
5 players had match winner correct
4 players had match score correct

🇷🇴 Simona Halep (ROM) (7) def. 🇨🇳 Shuai Zhang (CHN) 2-0
7 players had match winner correct
5 players had match score correct

For download (PDF): Wimbledon Prediction Challenge! 2019 Quarter-finals Ladies

Quarter-finals
1 Petr Havlik 51
2 John Lo 36
Logan Zetaruk 36
4 Wes Zetaruk 22
Michael Poplawski 22
6 Eva Kafková 17
7 Serene Ford 16

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50