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PGame 2020 newsfeed

Post by Graveller » Jan Sun 12, 2020 1:40 pm

Decided to create a thread on PGame news and results for the whole year. I cannot promise weekly updates, but will do my best.
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Results of first week of the twenties:
1) Ace2Ace was the first one to win an event in this year/decade: WTA Shenzen International. First time for him to win here.

2) Serenarulz09 wins a first event since Eastbourne 2016. Almost 4 years ago (that year Serenarulz09 won 9 WTA-events, incl. the Australian Open, Miami and Rome). And comes more than a decade after the first title in Warsaw, 2009. The current title at WTA Premier Brisbane was career victory #27...

3) Jeff in Texas was the most successful one this week: Two titles: winner in WTA Auckland, and Co-winner in ATP Doha. And it is worth mentioning that he now won 3 Auckland titles in a row!

4) Finally, Graveller was the other co-winner in ATP-Doha.

So these four already managed to win an event in this new year. But I am pretty sure that the test will follow.
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Post by Graveller » Jan Sun 12, 2020 2:06 pm

In the last week before the AO, we have 4 events, nicely split over WTA and ATP.
Alelaide is new, but as it is the continuation of Sydney, I decided to merge the H.O.F. for Sydney and Adelaide...

Premier Sydney/Adelaide is one of the events that has been played here since the start in 2002. But it is remarkable that there are 16 unique winners: no one ever managed to win it twice. From the Players that entered this year so far, the following participants could become #17: CrossCourtBH, Perdida, Pyotr, Wannadoo75. (The 5 other ones could become the first player with multiple titles here). Title defender is Graveller.

Hobart/Gold Coast is another of those events that is on the PGame Calender since 2002, but was not played always (only 13 times). Title defender is Rex.

ATP250 Sydney/Adelaide has also been tough to win twice; only ATP-expert Ace2Ace managed to do so :-) . This year, the job to defend the title is for two people: Graveller and Perdida

The fourth event is ATP250 Auckland. The one who has to defend here has not been seen on the site for a while, namely Themo, so it looks like we will have a different winner this year.
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Re: PGame 2020 newsfeed

Post by Graveller » Jan Mon 20, 2020 7:40 am

The AO has started, but still some time to look back at last week.

Big winner was Wannadoo75 with three victories:
ATP250 Adelaide (formerly Sydney)
ATP250 Auckland: after winnning this event in 2012 and 2015, he adds a third Auckland-crown to his collection
WTA Premier Adelaide (formerly Sydney): here, the curse of the event remains alive: no one ever won Sydney/Adelaide twice, and that has not changed in 2020 as Wannadoo75 becomes the 17th winner of this event.

The one event that he missed out was WTA International Hobart. Jeff in Texas took this one, making it his second win on the PGame WTA-tour this year. It his the second time (after 2017) that Jeff wins here.


Looking at the WTA Australian Open, we have two title defenders: Jeff in Texas and Rex. Most of the current participants have won this slams at least once (missing on the list are Pyotr and CrossCourtBH). In the past, two titles were won by Ace2Ace, Moasey, Rex and Wannadoo75.
On the ATP-side, it is Jeff in Texas again who has to do the defending. The only two players who won the ATP-slam twice are Cibulkova and Wannadoo75. And a lot of familiar names are missing from this HOF: Ace, CrossCourt, Graveller, Perdida, Rex, Pyotr... I think that it is time for a new winner :-)

Or will Jeff in Texas surprise us all and to the double back-to-back??? We'll know in two weeks time...
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