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shtexas
08-25-2008, 10:35 AM
Hello and welcome to day 2 of the Fourth Annual United States Open Men’s Suicide Pool – the 2008 edition!

You will be making one pick EACH DAY of the Men’s event (NOT one each round), and once you use a player, you can never use them again. There is a “picks and results thread” posted so you can check the choices you have already made.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOU FOLLOW THE POSTED SCHEDULE OF PLAY BELOW. THIS IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR THE US OPEN MEN’S EVENT, BECAUSE THE MEN’S FIRST ROUND MATCHES ARE SPREAD OVER 3 DAYS. SO, EVEN IF SOME PLAYERS FROM A CERTAIN HALF OF THE DRAW ARE PLAYING ON TUESDAY, THAT DOESN’T MEAN ALL OF THE MATCH-UPS FROM THAT HALF OF THE DRAW ARE PLAYING TUESDAY. BE CAREFUL. WE LOST QUITE A FEW ON DAY 1 WHO CHOSE PLAYERS THAT WERE NOT SCHEDULED TO PLAY THAT DAY.

Post your Day 2 pick by replying IN THIS THREAD. Your pick must be in by the start of play in New York, rain or shine, that is Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 11:00 AM New York time (east coast), 8:00 AM on the west coast. For those in Europe, London is five (5) hours later than the east coast. Don’t be late as we hate making those hard decisions, but we will. This thread will be locked at 11:00 AM EDT, so please don't wait until the last minute or you may find it locked when you hit "post".

If you change your mind after you make your pick, and before the deadline, please make a second post advising us of your change - PLEASE DO NOT make your change in your original post, as we often go through the posts before closing to begin the task of updating the picks and results, and we might miss a change if you edit your original pick.

Best of luck, and thank you for joining us!

Tuesday’s schedule is tricky as it consists of SOME MATCHES FROM THE TOP half of the men’s draw AND SOME MATCHES FROM THE BOTTOM half of the men's draw:

Top half:

Tomas Berdych CZE (22) v Sam Querrey USA
Pablo Andujar ESP v Nicolas Devilder FRA
Rainer Schuettler GER v Florent Serra FRA
Q Jan Minar CZE v Ivo Karlovic CRO (14)
Mardy Fish USA v Q Robert Smeets AUS
Sebastien Grosjean FRA v Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA (24)
Nicolas Lapentti ECU v Yen-Hsun Lu TPE
Q Jan Hernych CZE v Mikhail Youzhny RUS (21)

Bottom half:

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP v Dominik Hrbaty SVK
Hyung-Taik Lee KOR v Andreas Seppi ITA (31)
Nicolas Kiefer GER (20) v Ivo Minar CZE
Scoville Jenkins USA v Jarkko Nieminen FIN
Bobby Reynolds USA v Q Tomas Zib CZE
Ivan Navarro ESP v Fernando Gonzalez CHI (11)
Tommy Robredo ESP (15) v Mischa Zverev GER
Vincent Spadea USA v Marat Safin RUS
Laurent Recouderc FRA v Q Gilles Muller LUX
Tommy Haas GER v Richard Gasquet FRA (12)
Fernando Verdasco ESP (13) v Igor Kunitsyn RUS
Q Rui Machado POR v Q Rik De Voest RSA
Frederico Gil POR v Jeremy Chardy FRA
Marc Gicquel FRA v Igor Andreev RUS (23)
Q Thiago Alves BRA v Q Paul Capdeville CHI
Maximo Gonzalez ARG v Roger Federer SUI (2)

shtexas
08-25-2008, 03:36 PM
Day 2 is open!

Again, a mixture of matches from both halves of the draw. Make sure the player you choose is playing on Tuesday.

And, not that it will matter, but there are two Minar's. So, be sure and specify which one, if you go that route.

suliso
08-25-2008, 03:38 PM
Mardy Fish

elisat
08-25-2008, 03:39 PM
Mardy Fish for me, please.

Tscott415
08-25-2008, 03:42 PM
Day 1: V. Troiki
Day 2: P. Mathieu

garp6
08-25-2008, 03:46 PM
Day 1: Troicki

Day 2: Fish (I almost took Jarkko but no it's Fish)

mwoods
08-25-2008, 03:54 PM
This is an ugly day for an SP, so I'll keep fingers crossed and take Fish.

Scotty
08-25-2008, 03:55 PM
Mardy FISH, please.

Equipped
08-25-2008, 04:03 PM
Day 1: Simon

Day 2: Fish

AnneP
08-25-2008, 04:03 PM
Mardy Fish bandwagon for me too please

kmart93
08-25-2008, 04:03 PM
Safin.

IntnstyAngle
08-25-2008, 04:05 PM
Well I really have to do well here... This was a definite tough choice. And although it may sound risky, I'm avoiding bandwagons and possible upsets:

(Q) Rik De Voest RSA for me, please.

JTContinental
08-25-2008, 04:17 PM
1 V. Troicki
2 M. Fish

patrick
08-25-2008, 04:19 PM
Mikhail Youzhny

da hustla
08-25-2008, 04:20 PM
Also joining the growing bandwagon and taking Mardy Fish

phillyrafafan
08-25-2008, 04:20 PM
Jarkko Nieminen

beths
08-25-2008, 04:22 PM
this is tough - too many choices
and I cannot bring myself to write down Fish

so I am going to go with ...Lapentii
don't ask me why

Kiki D
08-25-2008, 04:24 PM
Fernando Verdasco, please.

Tennisdan
08-25-2008, 04:25 PM
Mardy Fish please...

adicecream
08-25-2008, 04:29 PM
Might be one of the hardest days ever:

Youzhny

doubledogbrewer
08-25-2008, 04:33 PM
So far so good on the "only top 14 seed" strategy. Even though he took me out at Wimbledon, he does well at the other Slams, so we'll try him here:

Day 1: Andy Murray GBR (6)
Day 2: Ivo Karlovic CRO (14)

Go Ivo!

csgnyc
08-25-2008, 04:39 PM
Mardy Fish

rktct2b
08-25-2008, 04:43 PM
My Day 2 men's pick is Tommy Robredo.

joanjettson
08-25-2008, 04:47 PM
Karlovic

Kirkus
08-25-2008, 04:52 PM
Nicolas Lapentti, please.

ajstew
08-25-2008, 04:56 PM
Mardy Fish

led14pa2
08-25-2008, 05:00 PM
I'll take Igor Andreev

munchin
08-25-2008, 05:06 PM
Let's go with the only pick more risky than Fish - Fernando Verdasco

yoshi333
08-25-2008, 05:07 PM
Paul-Henri Mathieu :overhead_clap:

munchin
08-25-2008, 05:09 PM
Upon closer inspection at the draw, I'm going to do something even crazier and save Verdasco. New Day 2 pick: Nicholas Kiefer

kknudsen
08-25-2008, 05:16 PM
Nieminen please

FourTeller
08-25-2008, 05:17 PM
While he's not had such a great season and actually lost to his first round opponent in their only prior meeting, I am going to go ahead and take...

Jarkko Nieminen.

gacorey1
08-25-2008, 05:17 PM
Mardy Fish

mataeo1983
08-25-2008, 05:22 PM
I can't believe I'm choosing him, but I'll take Mardy Fish for the win.

orpheo
08-25-2008, 05:22 PM
Day 2: Robredo...(i looove danger...NOT!) (prettey please Tommy dont do a safarova on me)...

bluereggie
08-25-2008, 05:28 PM
Mardy Fish for me please

Bluebird
08-25-2008, 05:34 PM
Rainer Schuettler

oohsalmon
08-25-2008, 05:35 PM
Nicolas Kiefer

Moose
08-25-2008, 05:39 PM
Jon D'oh takes Mikhail Youzhny as his Day 2 pick.

tennismaster8
08-25-2008, 05:40 PM
Day 1: Viktor Troicki
Day 2: Fernando Verdasco

kirby077
08-25-2008, 05:47 PM
Mikhail Youzhny

mikeman2085
08-25-2008, 05:47 PM
Jarkko Nieminen

thotchkin
08-25-2008, 05:48 PM
It's nice to have made it through Day 1. The US Open doesn't make it easy with their odd scheduling. It was tough to pick between the top and bottom round matches. But I finally decided that my Day 2 pick on the Men's side will be...

ROBREDO!

udaneri
08-25-2008, 05:54 PM
If Blake wins... Day 2 = Ivo Karlovic
Thanks

jagged
08-25-2008, 05:57 PM
Tommy Robredo, please.

Danielle
08-25-2008, 05:58 PM
Youzhny for me too, please.

waylandboy-tw
08-25-2008, 06:02 PM
Bobby Reynolds USA

The_Hammer
08-25-2008, 06:07 PM
Robredo

shtexas
08-25-2008, 06:08 PM
Nicolas Kiefer


<<<<<<<<<<< Kiefer-gator

SW195AE
08-25-2008, 06:12 PM
Fish

leemur
08-25-2008, 06:14 PM
Youzhny

pbutler50
08-25-2008, 06:14 PM
Kiefer for me please.

backhand
08-25-2008, 06:15 PM
Kiefer

Drop-shot
08-25-2008, 06:16 PM
Mathieu

doublefaulter69
08-25-2008, 06:21 PM
Day 1 - David Ferrer
Day 2 - Mikhail Youzhny

srberg
08-25-2008, 06:24 PM
I pick Tomas Berdych.

joshman_can
08-25-2008, 06:26 PM
Youzhny

aroque
08-25-2008, 06:27 PM
Mikhail Youzhny RUS (21)

Jenni
08-25-2008, 06:29 PM
Youzhny.

Shadow
08-25-2008, 06:32 PM
Robredo

Moose
08-25-2008, 06:34 PM
As they say on "Lost", "Live Together, Die Alone". I'll join a bandwagon today...


MIKHAIL YOUZHNY

kayce
08-25-2008, 06:34 PM
jeremy chardy

carlitos2006
08-25-2008, 06:34 PM
I don't like these choices, but I'll take Youzhny.

jjnow
08-25-2008, 06:39 PM
Nicolas Lapentti

Lynn
08-25-2008, 06:43 PM
I hear the sound of Tommy...Robredo for me on Day 2.

Martini4me
08-25-2008, 06:48 PM
I tried to pick him yesterday, so I'll stick with im today.

Mardy Fish

vexchaps
08-25-2008, 06:52 PM
Muller, Gilles

angryduck71
08-25-2008, 06:53 PM
Fish. I don't have the guts the person who picked Safin does! Fish, Fish, Fish for me! :)

igorwright
08-25-2008, 06:55 PM
Mikhail Youzhny for me please!

agassifan
08-25-2008, 06:55 PM
Mardy Fish

beaujarkko
08-25-2008, 07:06 PM
Mikhail Youzhny, thanks!

Charlie02123
08-25-2008, 07:09 PM
Youzhny

Elchie
08-25-2008, 07:14 PM
Jarkko Nieminen for tomorrow please

calvin_hobbes29
08-25-2008, 07:15 PM
Yikes, off to such a good start after the Rochus bandwagon crashed ... I'll be cheering "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi!" tomorrow for Smeets! :) Was set to pick Nieminen until I heard he's 0-1 against Jenkins, so... (gulp)

Ivo Karlovic

Spencer
08-25-2008, 07:17 PM
Zverev

Tennis Fan
08-25-2008, 07:18 PM
Marat Safin

Federer70
08-25-2008, 07:24 PM
Andreev

dani
08-25-2008, 07:29 PM
1 Monfils
2 Fish

oohsalmon
08-25-2008, 07:32 PM
Zverev

Ballsy!

Loneexodus
08-25-2008, 07:51 PM
Day 2: Mikhail Youzhny

tenor777
08-25-2008, 07:55 PM
Fish for me please. Thank you

MeganFernandez
08-25-2008, 07:55 PM
Lapentti

felicia
08-25-2008, 08:02 PM
Day 1: Troicki
Day 2: Robredo :rolleyes:

mocam57
08-25-2008, 08:04 PM
Fernando Verdasco

Spencer
08-25-2008, 08:20 PM
Ballsy!

Why, thank you. If I go, I'll go down in flames

nelslus
08-25-2008, 08:26 PM
1. Simon
2. Fish

kandi
08-25-2008, 08:26 PM
What a day. After thinking on my usual picks (Zverev, Lee, Nieminen, and considering Chardy) -- I can't believe I'm picking KIEFER for Day 2 !!!!

Yes, I said Kiefer.

TennisDude
08-25-2008, 08:31 PM
Mardy Fish

aedra1119
08-25-2008, 08:35 PM
Nicolas Kiefer

Jtdrum10
08-25-2008, 08:39 PM
Kiefer

PERRYinRO
08-25-2008, 08:41 PM
Nicolas Kiefer GER (20)

thumm
08-25-2008, 08:45 PM
1. V. Troicki
2. N. Kiefer

jb123
08-25-2008, 08:46 PM
Eesh - i'm going w/ Tommy Robredo pulease!

Robert_E TW
08-25-2008, 08:49 PM
Mardy Fish, please

Jack
08-25-2008, 08:53 PM
Another on the Fish bandwagon.

Capitals32
08-25-2008, 09:10 PM
Marat Safin Please

fedpras
08-25-2008, 09:12 PM
Ivo Karlovic, please.

MonkeyPants
08-25-2008, 09:13 PM
Wow, I have to jump on the bandwagon and go with Mardy Fish.

Last_Neuron
08-25-2008, 09:15 PM
Ivo Karlovic should do...

tobiasfunke
08-25-2008, 09:21 PM
Nieminen

awkw4rd nub
08-25-2008, 09:36 PM
Chardy

mjschaefer
08-25-2008, 09:42 PM
Kiefer for me.

mjschaefer
08-25-2008, 09:50 PM
I'm going to switch to Jarkko Nieminen.

improbabledream
08-25-2008, 09:54 PM
Mardy Fish

leosash
08-25-2008, 09:56 PM
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez :)

TW rg.nadal

Irena2
08-25-2008, 09:57 PM
It seems so early to choose Tommy Robredo.
But it seems like the right thing to do.

Jay
08-25-2008, 10:00 PM
Nicolas Kiefer

likembrave
08-25-2008, 10:00 PM
Nicolas Kiefer

mysterX
08-25-2008, 10:01 PM
Day 1: Viktor Troicki
Day 2: Mardy Fish

I've ridden the Jeremy Chardy over Frederico Gil first round train for the last two slams, but I think I'll skip this go-round. Don't let me down Mardy.

njdesantis
08-25-2008, 10:06 PM
Youzhny for me, please.

eskimo_53
08-25-2008, 10:07 PM
After barely limping out of the first day in 5 sets with Odesnik, I will try a more high powered selection. Please give me Ivo Karlovic CRO (14).

Thanks.

mrjiggyfly2
08-25-2008, 10:10 PM
Bobby Reynolds

microserfing
08-25-2008, 10:19 PM
Day 1: Troicki
Day 2: Mardy Fish

jazzyg
08-25-2008, 10:23 PM
Fish

bea26
08-25-2008, 10:23 PM
Fish.

Vlad
08-25-2008, 10:25 PM
Mardy Fish

AceHole
08-25-2008, 10:26 PM
Youzhny please :)

vetmama
08-25-2008, 10:27 PM
Nieminen

thanks

Doll_Face
08-25-2008, 10:31 PM
Bobby Reynolds



:gorgeous:

jenninlaca
08-25-2008, 10:43 PM
I try to avoid Mardy Fish picks and bandwagons, so for Day #2 I will try

Nicolas Lapentti

ganian
08-25-2008, 10:57 PM
M. Youzhny

ptmcmahon
08-25-2008, 10:58 PM
Mardy Fish - because if you go down at least it's fun if you have lots of company.

PeterSkan
08-25-2008, 11:00 PM
Verdasco

Merlyn
08-25-2008, 11:03 PM
I'll take Mathieu.

dolphins343
08-25-2008, 11:04 PM
Fish please. Thanks!

tenisfan
08-25-2008, 11:08 PM
Safin for me please

muffin
08-25-2008, 11:09 PM
Kiefer

musababid
08-25-2008, 11:14 PM
Tommy Robredo

abbey
08-25-2008, 11:26 PM
Mathieu

nectar
08-25-2008, 11:37 PM
Mardy Fish

Snoo Foo
08-25-2008, 11:43 PM
Kiefer

johnnw45
08-25-2008, 11:44 PM
Nieminen please

oploskoffie
08-25-2008, 11:44 PM
Day 1 pick: Monfils, G.

Day 2 pick: Nieminen, J.

:rolleyes:

Carmen
08-26-2008, 12:04 AM
M. Youzhny, please

wunderkind
08-26-2008, 12:19 AM
Karlovic

lizchao
08-26-2008, 12:24 AM
kiefer please

Madame
08-26-2008, 12:37 AM
Madame :cool:

Day1: Philipp Kohlschreiber
Day2: Mardy Fish

(finally got him in ! :rolleyes:)

sjokolade
08-26-2008, 12:50 AM
Nicolas Lapentti

morct
08-26-2008, 12:59 AM
Mathieu for me please

Aleksei
08-26-2008, 01:25 AM
Nicolas Kiefer GER (20)

flyingswan
08-26-2008, 01:28 AM
Mardy Fish

bartman2099
08-26-2008, 01:46 AM
Fish

Takao
08-26-2008, 02:25 AM
Jeremy Chardy

zebra
08-26-2008, 02:27 AM
Jarkko Nieminen

twtennisfever
08-26-2008, 02:43 AM
day 1 phil kolschreiber tw
day 2 mardy fish tw

Mikel
08-26-2008, 02:50 AM
Paul Capdeville CHI

JelenaFan
08-26-2008, 03:12 AM
I have a strange feeling about this, but I pick Ivo Karlovic.

BHar11
08-26-2008, 03:46 AM
Don't know how big the bandwagon is since I didn't go through the thread, but I know this will be a popular choice:

Day 2: Mardy Fish
Day 1: Michael Llodra

BHar11

Lemnos2
08-26-2008, 03:47 AM
J Nieminen please

jkfriedman
08-26-2008, 03:53 AM
Bobby Reynolds

shamespotter
08-26-2008, 04:21 AM
Fish

spacenoxx
08-26-2008, 04:22 AM
Day-2: Oh well, I will take ankle socks ..a.k.a Mardy Fish

kcgregg
08-26-2008, 04:29 AM
My pick is M. Fish

elenas
08-26-2008, 04:43 AM
Fernando Verdasco
TW

gofabrice
08-26-2008, 05:05 AM
Lapentti

Stinger
08-26-2008, 05:07 AM
For me on day 2.....Nicolas Kiefer

Edmond Dantès
08-26-2008, 05:21 AM
Jeremy Chardy sils vous plait

glarange
08-26-2008, 05:34 AM
Mardy FISH, please.

saiful
08-26-2008, 05:35 AM
Day 2: Ivo Karlovic

hawkgirl98
08-26-2008, 05:37 AM
Bobby Reynolds

sluggo-13
08-26-2008, 05:50 AM
I'll take Chardy si vous plait.

korjik
08-26-2008, 05:58 AM
Mardy Fish

lilly potter
08-26-2008, 05:59 AM
Youzhny for day 2

Herodotus
08-26-2008, 06:12 AM
Mardy Fish

krishna
08-26-2008, 06:13 AM
Mardy Fish, please.

dollymix
08-26-2008, 06:14 AM
Tommy "Boy" Robredo.

OCon628
08-26-2008, 06:18 AM
Day 2 Pick: Mardy Fish

3mlm
08-26-2008, 06:22 AM
youzhny

marieJ
08-26-2008, 06:27 AM
capdeville ! chi chi chi le le le ! vamos !

iamco_CO_nut
08-26-2008, 06:33 AM
iamco_CO_nut:

Day 2: verdasco

Philly10
08-26-2008, 06:42 AM
I may regret this, but I'll join the Mardy Fish bandwagon.

oliver0001
08-26-2008, 06:54 AM
capdeville. please

JieOllily0001
08-26-2008, 06:57 AM
Andreev, please

jaimetennis
08-26-2008, 06:58 AM
Ivo Karlovic

beaujarkko
08-26-2008, 07:22 AM
Just over half an hour left!

nyjaney
08-26-2008, 07:28 AM
Mikhail Youzhny

suliso
08-26-2008, 07:32 AM
Mikhail Youzhny is OUT of USO

shtexas
08-26-2008, 07:40 AM
Mikhail Youzhny is OUT of USO

Well. Too late to send pms to all the people who chose him.

It's like Gasquet last year, where we lost a ton to his last minute withdrawal.

:(

patrick
08-26-2008, 07:43 AM
REVISED PICK

Nicolas Kiefer

Thanks for the information on Mikhail :)

jadesa
08-26-2008, 07:46 AM
Fish

wycombe7
08-26-2008, 07:47 AM
Let's go with Mardy Fish.

pkultgen
08-26-2008, 07:53 AM
Mardy Fish

rph506
08-26-2008, 07:56 AM
I'll go with Fernando Verdasco

GernBlandston
08-26-2008, 07:57 AM
Rainer Schuettler please!

Moose
08-26-2008, 08:03 AM
I'm changing to FISH

Moose
08-26-2008, 08:03 AM
Jon D'oh changes his pick to Mardy Fish also

shtexas
08-26-2008, 08:07 AM
Time's up!

Sorry to Youzhny pickers.