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Offline Orange Wombat

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Upon seeing the Davis Cup Website's scoreboard, I had a fabulous new idea!!  :)



1. Pick a tie (You may pick up to two ties for each Davis Cup Round. It might be better to wait until the players have been confirmed if you plan on picking later matches)

2. Choose the number of rubbers for that tie. Remember it is best of 5. (2 points for a correct prediction)

3. Choose the winner of the tie (1 point if correct)

Below: pick one of three choices

1. Choose the country who you think will hit more winners overall (3 points if correct)
2. Choose the country who you think will make more unforced errors overall (3 points if correct)
3. Choose the country who you think will approach the net more overall (3 points if correct)



Here is an example: Serbia def Sweden in 3 rubbers, Sweden hits more UEs.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 06:02:13 PM by Orange Wombat »

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Re: Davis Cup- different set of rules! (Read OP)
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 02:41:33 PM »
Ehh.... Won't it be too easy? So let's say these are the 4 matches that I choose. (and they are all possible)


Raonic def. Seppi in 4 sets and he'll hit more winners
Isner def. Troicki in 3 sets and he'll hit more winners
Tsonga def. Monaco in 3 sets and he'll hit more winners
Stepanek def. Korolev in 4 sets and he'll approach the net more


Raonic will clearly hit more winners than Seppi because Raonic is a servebot and Seppi is a pusher
Isner will clearly hit more winners than Troicki because Isner is a servebot and Troicki is a pusher
Tsonga will clearly hit more winners than Monaco because Tsonga is ballbasher and Monaco is a pusher
Stepanek will clearly go to net more than Korolev because Stepanek is a serve and volley-er and Korolev is a ballbasher


It's all too obvious.


Plus, any tie can end 3-0 in which case the reverse singles won't be played and we won't know until after the first 2 singles matches are done so then we can't pick  :rofl_2:


Here's my suggestion: We choose which TEAMS will get more combined winners, more combined UEs, or come to net more :dunno: It'd be a bit more extra work on you, but it'd still work  :))
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Re: Davis Cup- different set of rules! (Read OP)
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 02:49:26 PM »
Ehh.... Won't it be too easy? So let's say these are the 4 matches that I choose. (and they are all possible)


Raonic def. Seppi in 4 sets and he'll hit more winners
Isner def. Troicki in 3 sets and he'll hit more winners
Tsonga def. Monaco in 3 sets and he'll hit more winners
Stepanek def. Korolev in 4 sets and he'll approach the net more


Raonic will clearly hit more winners than Seppi because Raonic is a servebot and Seppi is a pusher
Isner will clearly hit more winners than Troicki because Isner is a servebot and Troicki is a pusher
Tsonga will clearly hit more winners than Monaco because Tsonga is ballbasher and Monaco is a pusher
Stepanek will clearly go to net more than Korolev because Stepanek is a serve and volley-er and Korolev is a ballbasher


It's all too obvious.


Plus, any tie can end 3-0 in which case the reverse singles won't be played and we won't know until after the first 2 singles matches are done so then we can't pick  :rofl_2:


Here's my suggestion: We choose which TEAMS will get more combined winners, more combined UEs, or come to net more :dunno: It'd be a bit more extra work on you, but it'd still work  :))

Hmm...I see what you mean. That's a very interesting idea.


So you could predict the entire thing as a team? For example, France def Argentina 3-1, France hits more winners (obviously).  :)  That could definitely work



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Re: Davis Cup- different set of rules! (Read OP)
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 02:56:02 PM »
Hmm...I see what you mean. That's a very interesting idea.


So you could predict the entire thing as a team? For example, France def Argentina 3-1, France hits more winners (obviously).  :)  That could definitely work

Exactly!  :))
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Re: Davis Cup- different set of rules! (Read OP)
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 07:12:33 PM »
Hmm...I see what you mean. That's a very interesting idea.


So you could predict the entire thing as a team? For example, France def Argentina 3-1, France hits more winners (obviously).  :)  That could definitely work

Exactly!  :))

I like the idea myself, though it is more work. I'll wait and see what others' think of it :cool:

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Re: Davis Cup- new rules discussion!
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013, 07:37:41 PM »
I could add things up for you if you don't have time :dunno:
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Re: Davis Cup- new rules discussion!
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 05:16:20 PM »
I could add things up for you if you don't have time :dunno:

No it's fine. I ahve time, I'm just lazy and hate math. And you have FITD to work on.

Anyway, it seems like nobody commented on this  :)~ We'll go along with your idea.

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Re: Davis Cup- new rules discussion!
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013, 05:23:17 PM »
will do my predictions tomorrow !
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Re: Davis Cup- new rules discussion!
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2013, 05:58:38 PM »
Here are my predictions:


USA def. Serbia 3-2 and U.S. will make more unforced errors
France def. Argentina 5-0 and France will come to net more
« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 06:24:03 PM by Freak3yman84 »
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Re: Davis Cup- new rules discussion!
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2013, 06:03:18 PM »
Here are my predictions:


Canada def. Italy 3-2 and Canada will hit more winners
USA def. Serbia 3-2 and U.S. will make more unforced errors
France def. Argentina 5-0 and France will come to net more
Czech Republic def. Kazakhstan 4-1 and Czech Republic will come to net more

The rules have been modified  :king:

Also, four predictions is way too much work.  :) :( Could you choose only two?

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Re: Davis Cup- new rules discussion!
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2013, 06:23:34 PM »
The rules have been modified  :king:

Also, four predictions is way too much work.  :) :( Could you choose only two?

Didn't realize you could only choose 2  :zipped:

If you use excel then you can add them all up in a second, but I'll edit it down to 2  ;-()
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Re: Davis Cup- new rules discussion!
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2013, 06:26:10 PM »
The rules have been modified  :king:

Also, four predictions is way too much work.  :) :( Could you choose only two?

Didn't realize you could only choose 2  :zipped:

If you use excel then you can add them all up in a second, but I'll edit it down to 2  ;-()

Excel...right. Anyway, having to narrow down options gives some fun in choice  :)

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Re: Davis Cup- new rules discussion!
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2013, 06:31:08 PM »
Excel...right. Anyway, having to narrow down options gives some fun in choice  :)

Alright then  :)~
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Serbia def USA 3-2, USA makes more UEs

France def Argentina 4-1, France approaches net more

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usa def. serbia 3-2, usa comes to the net more
canada def. italy 3-2, canada makes more winners
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Serbia def USA 3-2, USA makes more UEs

France def Argentina 4-1, France approaches net more

 :scared: My predictions are almost the exact same as Freaky's but I didn't realize it

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:scared: My predictions are almost the exact same as Freaky's but I didn't realize it

 :rofl_2: :rofl_2:
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 :scared: I don't know what to do because the countries did not play the dead rubbers  :Confused:

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make it an exhibition then, no points !  ;-()
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:scared: I don't know what to do because the countries did not play the dead rubbers  :Confused:

Give the benefit of the doubt? i.e If someone predicted 3-2 and it ended 3-1 then give them the points  ;-() ;-()
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