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Post by PeterSkan » Jan Thu 18, 2018 3:40 pm

Round 2 is fait accompli. Highlights:

*SpaceBarSlam holds the lead with 584 points, followed by Sharapovalov at 576 and PingPong0_ at 574

*30 of 91 teams are still fully intact. Very commendable given the widespread carnage

*Best performers: Pliskova [15 teams]; Kerber [bandwagon 50 teams]; Nadal [45 teams]; Dkovovic [47 teams]

*Worst performers: Venus [13 teams]; Raonic [3 teams]; Coco [14 teams]; Wawrinka [5 teams]; Cibulkova [1 team]

*Sharapova has also been a rewarding pick, already picking up Q points for 9 teams. Bencic also did that for 3 teams in R1, but her flame-out in R2 has made her a liability rather than an asset.

*Rumour has it Djokovic pickers sweated as much as he did in the win over Monfils
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Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Fri 19, 2018 2:19 pm

meanwhile, it's not easy managing this District RU90. Now I know why the mayor is MIA. lol lol
Tough place to live.

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Post by djmm1962 » Jan Fri 19, 2018 6:16 pm

So bad ...

Shameful :(

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Post by PeterSkan » Jan Sat 20, 2018 6:15 pm

Round 3 is carved in stone. Highlights ....

*we are down to 20 fully intact teams after three rounds. I say that's a pretty high number, all things considered. Still anybody's ball of wax ...

*rex has bounced back into first place, somewhat unusual for the SKAN. rex leads with 975 points, followed by patrick [964] and Pingpong0_ [963].

*rex' leading team comprises:

1. Nadal
2. Federer
3. Kerber
4. Djokovic
5. Wozniacki
6. Pliskova

*the weakest fully intact team is Tier 3 member Ejay [39th place overall] with:

1. Federer
2. Dimitrov
3. Kyrgios
4. Halep
5. Pliskova
6. Garcia

*kudos to Pyotr, who despite being in 81st place, leads all contestants with 49 Quality Points. Go figure!

*the points range by tier are:

1. [top 10]: "Getting The Best of It": from 975 down to 931
2. [next 27]: "Git her Done": from 930 down to 811
3. [next 27]: "Get to da Choppah": from 799 down to 652
4. [bottom 27]: "Gotterdammerung": from 648 to RandomSkan's 129
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Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Sun 21, 2018 10:04 am

When the power players are not winning, I am out, settling in District RU90.. What a shame !!!!
Come on Keys, Garcia, Pliskova, Mertens ... Save the world from pushers !!! LOL LOL LOL

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Post by PeterSkan » Jan Mon 22, 2018 5:27 pm

Round 4 is a wrap. Highlights ....

*no more fully intact teams! That went down fast! But now we have 18 that have 5 of 6 still active, including all top tier contestants.

*new leader Omegadoom also leads the domination category with 750 points. The Quality category leader is Texasniteowl with 65 points [thanks to the efforts of

Federer 2
Kerber 0 [well, not so much on her account]
Wozniacki 14
Kyrgios 18
Pliskova 14
Dimitrov 17

*As mentioned, Omegadoom leads [1394 points], followed by Hash [1378] and Windsongs [1367] as the other podium contenders.

*Omegadoom's leading team comprises:

Name D V Q Total

Federer 168 110 2 280
Svitolina 215 110 0 325
Nadal 160 110 7 277
Kerber 115 110 0 225
Wozniacki 69 110 14 193
Djokovic 23 60 11 94

Total 750 610 34 1394

*the points range by tier are:

1. [top 10]: "The Choicest Cut": from 1394 to 1335
2. [next 27]: "Cut and Dried": from 1330 to 1126
3. [next 27]: "Cut From The Team": from 1123 down to 884
4. [bottom 27]: "Cut Throat": from 877 to RandomSkan's 225

*RandomSkan still has Keys. Will she be enough to pull him out of last place?
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Post by PeterSkan » Jan Tue 23, 2018 8:22 am

Only 3 contestants have Cilic. On the women's side, only 5 have Keys. Watch out for them.
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Post by PeterSkan » Jan Tue 23, 2018 8:24 am

Oh yeah ... and no one has Edmund!
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Post by PeterSkan » Jan Tue 23, 2018 8:25 am

... or Chung!
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Re:The 2018 Aussie Skan is here

Post by 93tennisroyalty » Jan Tue 23, 2018 10:09 am

I'm number one at the moment and it makes no sense! I thought I was done after losing Anderson on day 1. But could have definitely used a Svitolina win yesterday.
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Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Tue 23, 2018 2:49 pm

My worse Skan ever... I want to erase it from memory.
Hello French Open !!! :)

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Post by PeterSkan » Jan Wed 24, 2018 10:19 am

The Quarters are a done deal. Highlights ....

*Four teams of 91 contestants have four players left. The contestants are JeMa [1st place with 1873 points], Spvxv0 [2nd place with 1807 points], Borenore 2 [3rd place with 1804 points] and Laughing Cavalier [4th place with 1797 points]. Awesome!

*Laughing Cavalier still has all three of his WTA players left [Kerber Wozniacki Halep]. Impressive

*JeMa leads on the strength of Domination points, the only contestant with Kerber as the #1 seed.

*Kerber is the only player to have gained over 500 points for any contestant so far [517 points to JeMa].

*JeMa leads Domination [906]; the other 3 lead Victory [930], and Borenore2 leads Quality 999]

*the points range by tier are:

1. [top 10]: "Nothing Can Stop Us Now": from 1873 to 1691
2. [next 27]: "Stop & Go": from 1687 to 1405
3. [next 27]: "Stopped Up": from 1387 down to 1092
4. [bottom 27]: "Full Stop": from 1089 to RandomSkan's 198
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Post by PeterSkan » Jan Wed 24, 2018 10:20 am

Kerber as 1st Seed is the smartest pick so far. Of course, we'll see how that holds up pretty soon.
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Post by Graveller » Jan Wed 24, 2018 3:02 pm

<font color=brown>@ <b>PeterSkan</b>:</font>
 
I consider the selection of Cilic as the smartest move with regard to the end victory.

I hope to stay n Tier2 (despite losing Pouille in R1) I still have a solid chance of having both WTA finalists (Kerber, Woz) + Federer.

LaughCav had a nice team (his most balanced ever); those three ATP picks (Nadal, Novak, Federer) crossed my mind too, but I never believed that they would all get in the final stages. OK, I was right, but he takes full advantage of the fact that two ATP finalists were not picked by anyone, and Cilic only by three.
Dimitrov, Kyrgios, Zverev and Goffin did kill off many teams.
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Post by Graveller » Jan Wed 24, 2018 3:24 pm

And although a wn by LCav would have been deserved, I do not think that it is possible.
Jema -the leader- has Cilic but not Halep All other three in the top 4 have Halep (and Kerber and Wozniacki).

So assuming that Cilic gets into the final, then Halep has to win the slam for the three others in order to close the gap. And due to the positions af the three ladies in their team, Borenore would have a net win (positive points for Halep and negative for Kerber losing in the SF) that is bigger than that of LCav (as the distance between a Halep and Kerber is bigger for borenore). Federer is for both in the same position so that is a status quo.

In a final between Halep and woz, the distance between both players is the same for Borenore and LCav, so no difference can be made.
If Mertens reaches the final, Borenore will lose a bit more points on Caro in the Semi, but will win more points in the final with Halep as she is his #1 in his team.

If Mertens wins it, then no one can close the Gap with Jema (assuming that Cilic reaches the final),

The hardest to assess by looking at the teams is an Edmund vs Federer Final, and a Mertens vs Kerber final...
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