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Charlie02123
05-24-2008, 03:03 PM
http://www.tourneytopia.com/RacquetBracketFrenchOpenATP/FrenchOpenATP/Default.aspx

There's at least ten of us entered already.

First Prize is a $500 gift card to tennis warehouse.

Second Place is a Wilson tennis racket, a Tennis Channel T-Shirt, and sun visor

Third-Fifth Place is a Tennis Channel T-Shirt and sun visor

Sixth-Tenth Place is a Tennis Channel T-Shirt

JTContinental
05-24-2008, 03:05 PM
Oh, god, another one?

I have been filling out brackets and entering contests since I got up today.

suliso
05-24-2008, 03:09 PM
Oh, god, another one?

I have been filling out brackets and entering contests since I got up today.

This is the familiar TC bracket....

After I do 20 questions it will be 8 for me - both SP, 20 questions, Jack, Peterskan and all 3 racquet barckets (2 from TC and steven@co). That's just about as much as I can handle !!!

Kirkus
05-24-2008, 03:12 PM
Oh, god, another one?

I have been filling out brackets and entering contests since I got up today.

Could life be any better? :D

TennisHottie02
05-24-2008, 03:21 PM
The Tennis Channel Racquet Bracket draw is now open but it closes on Sunday!!!

Make your pick now for the Roland Garros Racquet Bracket by 12.01 am EDT on Sunday May 25th 2008. Follow all your picks with Live Streaming on www.tennischannel.com

Jay
05-24-2008, 03:21 PM
I entered this last night :D

mysterX
05-24-2008, 07:20 PM
The Tennis Channel Racquet Bracket draw is now open but it closes on Sunday!!!

Make your pick now for the Roland Garros Racquet Bracket by 12.01 am EDT on Sunday May 25th 2008. Follow all your picks with Live Streaming on www.tennischannel.com

I just logged on and it now says picks are due by 5AM EST, the start of play on Sunday.

BTW, I am in as TATmysterX

Jack
05-24-2008, 08:57 PM
Oh well, looks like I'm not in the FO RB this year. I've been trying to access the bracket page on the TC website for the last hour, and for some reason it's not coming up. I'm too exhausted to win this battle right now...

mmmm8
05-24-2008, 08:58 PM
Oh well, looks like I'm not in the FO RB this year. I've been trying to access the bracket page on the TC website for the last hour, and for some reason it's not coming up. I'm too exhausted to win this battle right now...

I had a similar issue earlier today. Try to go through the TC homepage, may have helped me

Jack
05-24-2008, 09:16 PM
I had a similar issue earlier today. Try to go through the TC homepage, may have helped me

Thanks... but it doesn't seem to help. I keep getting time-outs/expired every time I try to access the tourneytopia.com site.

But I'm literally falling asleep at my PC right now, so if I made entries now they would probably look ridiculous any way.

munchin
05-24-2008, 09:21 PM
Thanks... but it doesn't seem to help. I keep getting time-outs/expired every time I try to access the tourneytopia.com site.

But I'm literally falling asleep at my PC right now, so if I made entries now they would probably look ridiculous any way.

I was dozing off and maybe sort of half-daydreaming when I filled it out and when I looked at it later, somehow I had Victoria Azarenka in the final. Had to completely redo it.

Kirkus
05-24-2008, 09:23 PM
Yup. They're having some serious problems over there. The day before a grand slam will that to tennis site.

*knocks on wood*

Jay
05-24-2008, 11:06 PM
This is the familiar TC bracket....

After I do 20 questions it will be 8 for me - both SP, 20 questions, Jack, Peterskan and all 3 racquet barckets (2 from TC and steven@co). That's just about as much as I can handle !!!

lol that's a lot. I'm sitting here trying to think which contest I'm missing...

and I have no idea:confused: I know I'm missing one, though. :p

Charlie02123
05-24-2008, 11:22 PM
This is the familiar TC bracket....

After I do 20 questions it will be 8 for me - both SP, 20 questions, Jack, Peterskan and all 3 racquet barckets (2 from TC and steven@co). That's just about as much as I can handle !!!


lol that's a lot. I'm sitting here trying to think which contest I'm missing...

and I have no idea:confused: I know I'm missing one, though. :p

We'll also do the weekly predictions later, which is tied into the WTA and ATP races too! Contests galore!

bea26
05-24-2008, 11:26 PM
While Dunlop may not be an official TAT member, he's representin'.

Danielle
05-24-2008, 11:42 PM
The site was a huge pain in the butt tonight to link to but I finally got my picks in. TATDanielle in da house (and already gearing herself up for all the red names that will be appearing in her bracket. :)).

Scotty
05-24-2008, 11:44 PM
For those of you having trouble, try the link directly to the tourneytopia page, in the first post in this thread. Worked like a charm for me, and TC's site NEVER works for me on this laptop.

It's:
http://www.tourneytopia.com/RacquetB...P/Default.aspx

oohsalmon
05-25-2008, 12:11 AM
After like eight contests, I think I wound up with Vesnina in the final here or something....

aedra1119
05-25-2008, 04:11 AM
The women's draw is somethin' else. I ended up with Sveta beating Jelena in the finals. But, I balanced that out with the old guard of Rafa beating Fed.

TennisAnyone74
05-25-2008, 05:56 PM
I entered my FIRST racket bracket contest early, early this morning! I finally signed off the computer from entering all these contests around 2:00am! So only God knows how well I'll do. TATTennisAnyone74 in the house!

TA

Moose
05-25-2008, 06:12 PM
I entered my FIRST racket bracket contest early, early this morning! I finally signed off the computer from entering all these contests around 2:00am! So only God knows how well I'll do. TATTennisAnyone74 in the house!

TA

Awesome TA. Hopefully, you don't have Tipsy wining the whole thing.

TennisAnyone74
05-25-2008, 06:22 PM
Awesome TA. Hopefully, you don't have Tipsy wining the whole thing.

Moose,

No, but I did have him winning a few matches! Remembering who I chose, I don't think I'm representing TAT very well. How do you find out how you're doing?

TA

Moose
05-25-2008, 06:30 PM
Moose,

No, but I did have him winning a few matches! Remembering who I chose, I don't think I'm representing TAT very well. How do you find out how you're doing?

TA

They recalculate scores every day, and send out email notices after each round. Someone from here usually looks up everyone (at least those of us who put TAT in front of our names) and posts a leaderboard for us after each round.

I had Tipsy going to the 4th round :(

suliso
05-25-2008, 06:35 PM
They recalculate scores every day, and send out email notices after each round. Someone from here usually looks up everyone (at least those of us who put TAT in front of our names) and posts a leaderboard for us after each round.

They recalculate at least twice a day. Just go to TC website and search for your entry in racquet bracket standings..

Right now I am #209 (top 6%), moose and tennisanyone74 are tied for #1082 (top 29%)

Moose
05-25-2008, 06:38 PM
They recalculate at least twice a day. Just go to TC website and search for your entry in racquet bracket standings..

Right now I am #209 (top 6%) and moose is #1082 (top 29%)

When Robby Ginepri wins his semi-final match, I will skyrocket to the Top 28%, Suliso!

suliso
05-25-2008, 06:40 PM
When Robby Ginepri wins his semi-final match, I will skyrocket to the Top 28%, Suliso!

But the difference between me and you is only 1 point, so it doesn't really matter at this stage. Everything will be decided during the second week...

Moose
05-25-2008, 07:05 PM
But the difference between me and you is only 1 point, so it doesn't really matter at this stage. Everything will be decided during the second week...

Well, that's one difference. The other difference is that you probably picked players that might actually win.

suliso
05-25-2008, 07:12 PM
Well, that's one difference. The other difference is that you probably picked players that might actually win.

Confess - who did you pick? ;)

I can look it up myself but I am too lazy...

Moose
05-25-2008, 07:14 PM
Confess - who did you pick? ;)

I can look it up myself but I am too lazy...


Ah, I have Ana. And Rafa in the men's game. Beating Lena D. and Wawrinka, respectively. Not terribly ridiculous, just unlikely.

suliso
05-25-2008, 07:27 PM
Some interesting bracquet statistics:

ATP (3737 entries)

To win it all: Nadal 2036 (54.5%), Federer 1190 (31.8%), Djokovic 393 (10.5%), other 118 (3.2%)

WTA (1708 entries)

To win it all: S. Williams 537 (31.4%), Ivanovic 337 (19.7%), Sharapova 326 (19.1%), Jankovic 308 (18.0%), V. Williams 62 (3.6%), Kuznetsova 58 (3.4%), other 80 (4.7%)

aedra1119
05-25-2008, 07:52 PM
I had Tipsy going to the 4th round :(

You weren't the only one. :rolleyes:


LOL. Only 58 chose Sveta? Well I have a good chance of winning if she pulls that off.

Charlie02123
05-25-2008, 08:24 PM
To win: Nadal 2036 (54.5%), Federer 1190 (31.8%), Djokovic 393 (10.5%), other 118 (3.2%)

To win: S. Williams 537 (31.4%), Ivanovic 337 (19.7%), Sharapova 326 (19.1%), Jankovic 308 (18.0%), V. Williams 62 (3.6%), Kuznetsova 58 (3.4%), other 80 (4.7%)

I'm glad I didn't have the popular picks. If I'm right on either one, my chances of finally cracking the top ten are good.

JTContinental
05-25-2008, 09:03 PM
Hmmm...for some reason, it didn't seem to register my women's picks.

mmmm8
05-25-2008, 10:32 PM
TATScotty is #1 in the women's game! It may all change tomorrow (or not), but he should get his time to bask in glory

nelslus
05-25-2008, 10:51 PM
TATScotty is #1 in the women's game! It may all change tomorrow (or not), but he should get his time to bask in glory

The major concern I have for my friend Scotty's chances is.....he has Vera making the final. :shocked: (Not to say that as nutty as this tennis year has been, this isn't a plausible choice.)

However, nelslus and Foxy may have a few other kinds of words to share with Scotty re: his third round pick for Pavlyuchenkova to take out Venus. :gun:

Charlie02123
05-25-2008, 10:53 PM
However, nelslus and Foxy may have a few other kinds of words to share with Scotty re: his third round pick for Pavlyuchenkova to take out Venus. :gun:

What, you don't think Venus will make it that far? I don't think so either, but it's no need for a gun smiley. :p

Jay
05-25-2008, 10:57 PM
The major concern I have for my friend Scotty's chances is.....he has Vera making the final. :shocked: (Not to say that as nutty as this tennis year has been, this isn't a plausible choice.)

However, nelslus and Foxy may have a few other kinds of words to share with Scotty re: his third round pick for Pavlyuchenkova to take out Venus. :gun:

Only Nelslus and Foxy? ok:rolleyes:

Jay
05-25-2008, 10:58 PM
What, you don't think Venus will make it that far? I don't think so either, but it's no need for a gun smiley. :p

all I have to say is..":rolleyes:"

mmmm8
05-25-2008, 10:58 PM
The major concern I have for my friend Scotty's chances is.....he has Vera making the final. :shocked: (Not to say that as nutty as this tennis year has been, this isn't a plausible choice.)

However, nelslus and Foxy may have a few other kinds of words to share with Scotty re: his third round pick for Pavlyuchenkova to take out Venus. :gun:

I was eyeing the Pavlyuchenkova upset, but I went with Venus... Vera better not dare make the final.



I have Serena beating Maria in the final... I hope I don't win.

nelslus
05-25-2008, 11:02 PM
I was eyeing the Pavlyuchenkova upset, but I went with Venus... Vera better not dare make the final.



I have Serena beating Maria in the final... I hope I don't win.

Believe it or not- I have Jankovic taking out Kuz in the final. As ya might guess- I perhaps even MORE so don't want to win. ;) (This all truly is anyone's best guess.)

Charlie02123
05-25-2008, 11:04 PM
I have Serena beating Maria in the final... I hope I don't win.

I had the same feelings when I picked Roddick to beat Blake in the IW (or was it Miami?) predictions.

I picked Jankovic over Kuznetsova in RB. I could very well change my mind when weekly predictions time comes. In my mind, Azarenka is a more dangerous opponent to Kuznetsova than Chakvetadze or Sharapova. I also might put Serena over Jankovic depending on how she plays (she played awesome today).

nelslus
05-25-2008, 11:04 PM
The major concern I have for my friend Scotty's chances is.....he has Vera making the final. :shocked: (Not to say that as nutty as this tennis year has been, this isn't a plausible choice.)

However, nelslus and Foxy and Jessie and Dry and..... may have a few other kinds of words to share with Scotty re: his third round pick for Pavlyuchenkova to take out Venus. :gun:


My bad.

Jay
05-25-2008, 11:04 PM
I was eyeing the Pavlyuchenkova upset, but I went with Venus... Vera better not dare make the final.



I have Serena beating Maria in the final... I hope I don't win.


Believe it or not- I have Jankovic taking out Kuz in the final. As ya might guess- I perhaps even MORE so don't want to win. ;) (This all truly is anyone's best guess.)

I went the delusional route: I have Venus beating Dementieva in the final :hyst: :hyst:

Charlie02123
05-25-2008, 11:05 PM
Believe it or not- I have Jankovic taking out Kuz in the final. As ya might guess- I perhaps even MORE so don't want to win. ;) (This all truly is anyone's best guess.)

Hey, whadduya know!? We agree on something.

nelslus
05-25-2008, 11:06 PM
What, you don't think Venus will make it that far? I don't think so either, but it's no need for a gun smiley. :p

Scotty is a true, dear friend.

BUT- he keeps messin' with my V- the gun smiley is the LEAST of his worries in the nelslus universe. :cheesy:

nelslus
05-25-2008, 11:06 PM
I went the delusional route: I have Venus beating Dementieva in the final :hyst: :hyst:

I'd LOVE for you to win this one, Jessie.

Like I said- anything is possible this year. (Albeit, I DO think that Vera is a stretch....)

Charlie02123
05-25-2008, 11:07 PM
I went the delusional route: I have Venus beating Dementieva in the final :hyst: :hyst:

Hmm. Dementieva as runner up is completely plausible. I can't see Venus getting past Jankovic, but I can see her taking out Ivanovic or Serena in the semis. Maybe if Jankovic gets upset by Radwanska. There's definitely a path!

jjnow
05-26-2008, 12:07 AM
We're doing pretty good on the WTA side (as usual).

I'm currently Top-50, but expect to fall. My upset specials paid off during Wimbledon last year, but I'm not so sure I'm feeling them for this tournament. As I said, this draw is nuts.

My RG upset specials are: Medina Garrigues over Chakvetadze, Bondarenko over Ivanovic, and Azarenka over Kuznetsova.

My semis are Dementieva Vs. Azarenka (WTF?, I know) and Serena Vs. Jankovic.

Serena over Elena in the final.

suliso
05-26-2008, 04:43 AM
I don't have any extra crazy choices - who knows if it's good or not?

Jankovic over Dementieva in the final...

mmmm8
05-26-2008, 06:06 AM
I had the same feelings when I picked Roddick to beat Blake in the IW (or was it Miami?) predictions.

I picked Jankovic over Kuznetsova in RB. I could very well change my mind when weekly predictions time comes. In my mind, Azarenka is a more dangerous opponent to Kuznetsova than Chakvetadze or Sharapova. I also might put Serena over Jankovic depending on how she plays (she played awesome today).


Azarenka's played Kuznetsova twice, once in a slam, another time in a big match (or also a slam?) and couldn't do anything. And she's coming back from injury. If Sveta's going to lose at an early stage, it'll be before then, IMO

Charlie02123
05-26-2008, 09:36 AM
Azarenka's played Kuznetsova twice, once in a slam, another time in a big match (or also a slam?) and couldn't do anything. And she's coming back from injury. If Sveta's going to lose at an early stage, it'll be before then, IMO

Kuznetsova dominated Azarenka in the 4th round of the US Open last year. This year, they played at Miami (maybe IW). Azarenka had a huge lead and crumbled. Kuznetsova ended up winning 1-6 7-5 6-1 or something like that. Azarenka has the game to take on Svetlana, but wasn't able to close the deal. I'm afraid that with her good results lately she'll have more confidence and won't have the same fear factor because she's played her before. If Kuznetsova's on, it won't be a problem, but we all know how random that can be.

mmmm8
05-28-2008, 07:43 PM
TAT's kicking ass as usual. Suliso is 7th in the men's and Scotty's 8th in the women's.

And I'm next behind them - 33rd in men's and 29th and women's (tied with Dunlop!)

Scotty
05-28-2008, 08:19 PM
TAT's kicking ass as usual. Suliso is 7th in the men's and Scotty's 8th in the women's.

And I'm next behind them - 33rd in men's and 29th and women's (tied with Dunlop!)

holy crap! really?

suliso
05-28-2008, 10:09 PM
TAT's kicking ass as usual. Suliso is 7th in the men's and Scotty's 8th in the women's.

And I'm next behind them - 33rd in men's and 29th and women's (tied with Dunlop!)


TAT is often kicking ass at this stage. Problem is that early rounds are of no importance unless one gets both finalists and the winner right...

I have the most obvious final 4 for men o perhaps this time I won't drop too much :rolleyes:

suliso
05-30-2008, 01:33 PM
For those of us playing TC racket bracket:

ATP

14 Suliso
48 Charlie
65 mmmm8
222 mysterx, aedra, jjnow
415 oohsalmon
519 GVGirl, -cj-, Tscott
643 nelslus, TennisAnyone
818 Danielle, Scotty
2131 Moose

WTA

13 mmmm8
17 Scotty
28 Suliso
56 Charlie
83 jjnow, Moose, oohsalmon
119 nelslus
169 TScott
230 TennisAnyone, aedra
490 GVGirl
1211 Danielle
1442 -cj-
1664 mysterx

Moose
05-30-2008, 01:34 PM
For those of us playing TC racket bracket:

ATP

14 Suliso
48 Charlie
65 mmmm8
222 mysterx, aedra, jjnow
415 oohsalmon
519 GVGirl, -cj-, Tscott
643 nelslus, TennisAnyone
818 Danielle, Scotty
2131 Moose

WTA

13 mmmm8
17 Scotty
28 Suliso
56 Charlie
83 jjnow, Moose, oohsalmon
119 nelslus
169 TScott
230 TennisAnyone, aedra
490 GVGirl
1211 Danielle
1442 -cj-
1664 mysterx

Just remember - When Stan Wawrinka wins, I'll have the last laugh!

Charlie02123
05-30-2008, 02:14 PM
ATP
48 Charlie
WTA
56 Charlie


:shocked:

I am SO excited! I don't think I've ever been doing well at both at the same time.

aedra1119
05-30-2008, 02:19 PM
Just remember - When Stan Wawrinka wins, I'll have the last laugh!

Can I share that last laugh if Sveta wins? :cheesy:

mmmm8
05-30-2008, 02:27 PM
I'm sure my #13 is going to stay, what with my pick of Serena Williams as RG Champion... if Srebotnik wins the French.

jjnow
05-30-2008, 02:36 PM
For me to even be ranked as high as 83 on the women's side means everyone else in the game is sucking too.

--cj--
05-30-2008, 02:59 PM
i can't even force myself to go look at my brackets. it's been a brutal week.

Charlie02123
05-30-2008, 03:14 PM
Edit!

Snidely
05-30-2008, 03:35 PM
For those of us playing TC racket bracket:

ATP

14 Suliso
48 Charlie
65 mmmm8
222 mysterx, aedra, jjnow
415 oohsalmon
519 GVGirl, -cj-, Tscott
643 nelslus, TennisAnyone
818 Danielle, Scotty
2131 Moose

WTA

13 mmmm8
17 Scotty
28 Suliso
56 Charlie
83 jjnow, Moose, oohsalmon
119 nelslus
169 TScott
230 TennisAnyone, aedra
490 GVGirl
1211 Danielle
1442 -cj-
1664 mysterx

Moose - I don't want to rain on your parade here, but I am leading the charge in 3003rd place in the ATP side. So for the next listing, just look for me at the bottom of the list.

Moose
05-30-2008, 03:49 PM
Moose - I don't want to rain on your parade here, but I am leading the charge in 3003rd place in the ATP side. So for the next listing, just look for me at the bottom of the list.


Thanks for the chuckle, Snidely. Do you have Wawrinka winning his half of the draw also? By this time next week, our fellow TATers could be eating our dust!

Snidely
05-30-2008, 04:13 PM
Thanks for the chuckle, Snidely. Do you have Wawrinka winning his half of the draw also? By this time next week, our fellow TATers could be eating our dust!

Regrettably, I have little chance of moving off the bottom of the ladder. It all went wrong when RRS pulled out. I had him going to the quarters and TTC replaced him with whoever replaced RRS. I went back to the bracket a few days in and saw Santiago Geraldo making a longer run than he'll ever accomplish. Who? Was I high when I filled in the bracket? Only later did I learn that RRS was the real culprit. Damn frenchies!

mmmm8
06-02-2008, 08:55 PM
Oohsalmon and I lead the TAT-charge in the men's with the TAT-appropriate rank of 69

And I'm somehow 20th in the women's despite being wrong about everything. I'll crash horribly in the next couple of days.
Nelslus is at 33

bea26
06-02-2008, 09:01 PM
Crash and burn! Crash and burn!

Charlie02123
06-02-2008, 10:47 PM
I'm 80th on the WTA and 122 on the ATP. My winners are Jankovic and Federer, so maybe if they win I'll have a shot at a T-shirt. That'd be exciting!

Charlie02123
06-02-2008, 10:51 PM
I'm 80th on the WTA and 122 on the ATP. My winners are Jankovic and Federer, so maybe if they win I'll have a shot at a T-shirt. That'd be exciting!

Nevermind. I just did the "what if" thingy and the best I could possibly do is 15th in the WTA and 18th in the ATP, and that's with crazy things happening. For WTA it's Jankovic(over Schnyder) beating Kuznetsova(over Safina) in the final. For ATP it's Federer(over Monfils) beating Nadal(over Djokovic).