Federer captures record eighth Wimbledon, Final results

July 16, 2017
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Roger Federer’s wait for No. 8 at Wimbledon is over. He is once again the champion of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, now more often than any other man in the history of an event first held in 1877.

Match completed Sunday:

FED 3 CIL 0
Three players had match winner correct
Three players had match score correct

For download: Wimbledon-2017.pdf

Eva has won her first Prediction Challenge! with her second consecutive perfect prediction. Serene is our runner-up.

Overall
1 Eva Kafkova 257 $30.00
2 Serene Ford 219 $10.00
3 Michael Poplawski 217
4 Petr Havlik 79
Gentlemen’s Final
1 Eva Kafkova 100
Serene Ford 100
Michael Poplawski 100
4 Petr Havlik 0
Ladies’ Final
1 Eva Kafkova 100
2 Serene Ford 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Petr Havlik 0
Semi-finals
1 Serene Ford 97
2 Michael Poplawski 57
3 Petr Havlik 37
4 Eva Kafkova 32
Quarter-finals
1 Michael Poplawski 60
2 Petr Havlik 42
3 Eva Kafkova 25
4 Serene Ford 22


Muguruza captures Ladies’ Championship

July 16, 2017
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Spain’s Garbine Muguruza celebrates her Wimbledon final’s victory after defeating Venus Williams of the U.S. in straight sets on Saturday, in London. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Eva is our new leader after her perfect prediction of the Ladies’ Final Match.

Match completed Saturday:

MUG 2 WIL 0
One player (Eva) had match winner correct
One player (Eva) had match score correct

For download: Wimbledon-2017-Ladies-Final.pdf

Overall
1 Eva Kafkova 157
2 Serene Ford 119
3 Michael Poplawski 117
4 Petr Havlik 79
Ladies’ Final
     
1 Eva Kafkova 100
2 Serene Ford 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Petr Havlik 0
Semifinals
1 Serene Ford 97
2 Michael Poplawski 57
4 Eva Kafkova 32
3 Petr Havlik 37
Quarter-finals
1 Michael Poplawski 60
2 Petr Havlik 42
3 Eva Kafkova 25
4 Serene Ford 22


Gentlemen’s Final Predictions

July 16, 2017

Roger Federer is our favourite to win his eighth Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles championship, with Michael, Eva and Serene all predicting a straight-sets victory (and, in turn, confirming their current standings relative to one another).

Petr can win the Prediction Challenge! game with a Marin Cilic upset victory.

Enjoy the match!

For download: Wimbledon-2017-Gentlemen’s-Final-Predictions.pdf

Standings through Ladies’ Singles Final
1 Eva Kafkova 157
2 Serene Ford 119
3 Michael Poplawski 117
4 Petr Havlik 79

Ladies’ Final Predictions

July 15, 2017

Venus Williams is our favourite to win Wimbledon, with Eva backing Garbine Muguruza to help her move up the standings.

Enjoy  what should be a great match!

 

For download: Wimbledon-2017-Ladies-Final-Predictions.pdf

Match Picks Average # of Sets
MUG 1 WIL 3 2.00

Semi-finals results

July 14, 2017

Serene is our new leader after her nearly-perfect run through the Semi-final round. One set in the Cilic-Querrey match kept her from having all four matches predicted exactly right.

We’re now halfway through our game. Please submit your predictions for Saturday’s Ladies’ final by midnight Friday.

For download: Wimbledon-2017-Semi-finals.pdf

Overall
1 Serene Ford 119
2 Michael Poplawski 117
3 Petr Havlik 79
4 Eva Kafkova 57
Semifinals
Ladies Gentlemen
MUG 2-0 RYB QUE 1-3 CIL
WIL 2-0 KON FED 3-0 BER
1 Serene Ford 97
2 Michael Poplawski 57
3 Petr Havlik 37
4 Eva Kafkova 32

Ladies’ Semi-finals update

July 13, 2017

The Ladies’ Semi-finals are complete, with Serene having both matches predicted exactly correctly, putting her temporarily into our game’s lead. Gentlemen’s Semi-finals take place Friday.

Please note that the Prediction forms for both the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s finals are available. Please note where to find them so that you submit your predictions for each on time.

Enjoy the tennis!

For download: Wimbledon-2017-Semi-finals-Ladies.pdf

Overall
1 Serene Ford 82
2 Michael Poplawski 80
3 Petr Havlik 42
4 Eva Kafkova 39
Semifinals
Ladies Gentlemen
MUG 2-0 RYB QUE – CIL
WIL 2-0 KON FED – BER
1 Serene Ford 60
2 Michael Poplawski 20
3 Eva Kafkova 14
4 Petr Havlik 0

Semi-finals Predictions

July 13, 2017

The Semi-finals look to be critical in our game as only one match (Berdych-Federer) has us with a unanimous choice. We’re split on both Ladies’ matches, while Eva is picking Sam Querrey to overcome Marin Cilic.

Enjoy the matches!

For download: Wimbledon-2017-Semi-finals-predictions.pdf

Match picks Average # of Sets
QUE 1 CIL 3 4.50
FED 4 BER 0 3.75
MUG 2 RYB 2 2.50
WIL 2 KON 2 2.75

The next deadline for predictions will be late Friday evening in respect of the Ladies’ final on Saturday.

 


Semi-finals Prediction Form now available

July 12, 2017

Semif-finals play takes place Thursday (Ladies) and Friday (Gentlemen). Please submit predictions for all four matches by the end of Wednesday. Good luck!

Standings through Quarter-finals
1 Michael Poplawski 60
2 Petr Havlik 42
3 Eva Kafkova 25
4 Serene Ford 22

Quarter-finals results

July 12, 2017

Michael is our leader after the first round of our game, having predicted five winners (Petr also had as many winners correct) while being the only player to predict two results exactly correcr.

For download:  Wimbledon-2017-Quarter-finals.pdf

Quarter-finals
1 Michael Poplawski 60
2 Petr Havlik 42
3 Eva Kafkova 25
4 Serene Ford 22

Gentlemen’s Singles Predictions

July 12, 2017

We’re unanimous regarding Andy Murray’s and Novak Djokovic’s matches, and all in agreement on Roger Federer avenging his loss to Milos Raonic at last year’s Wimbledon, making the Gilles Müller-Marin Cilic the most important match yet to be played. Enjoy the matches! (My tip: listen to Wimbledon Radio at your desk if you don’t have the day off work!)

For download: Wimbledon-2017-Gentlemen’s-Quarter-finals-predictions.pdf

Below is a full picture of everyone’s Quarter-finals predictions, and the interim standings after the Ladies’ play Wednesday.

Match Picks Average # of Sets
MUG 3 KUZ 1 2.75
RYB 2 VDW 2 2.75
WIL 3 OST 1 3.00
KON 1 HAL 3 2.50
MUR 4 QUE 0 4.00
MUL 1 CIL 3 4.50
RAO 0 FED 4 4.25
BER 0 DJO 4 4.00
Standings after Ladies’ Quarter-finals
1 Michael Poplawski 42
2 Petr Havlik 28
3 Eva Kafkova 26
4 Serene Ford 6