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shtexas
08-27-2008, 10:39 AM
Hello and welcome to day 4 of the US Open Men’s Suicide Pool. Congratulations on making it through three days of round 1.

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. BE CAREFUL.

Post your Day 4 pick by replying IN THIS THREAD. Your pick must be in by the start of play in New York, rain or shine, that is Thursday, August 27, 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!

Thursday’s schedule consists of 16 SECOND ROUND MATCHES FROM THE TOP half of the men’s draw:

Rafael Nadal ESP (1) v Q Ryler DeHeart USA
Viktor Troicki SRB v Philipp Kohlschreiber GER (25)
Sam Querrey USA v Nicolas Devilder FRA
Florent Serra FRA v Ivo Karlovic CRO (14)

James Blake USA (9) v Steve Darcis BEL
Mardy Fish USA v Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA (24)
Gael Monfils FRA (32) v Evgeny Korolev RUS
LL Andrey Golubev KAZ v David Nalbandian ARG (7)

David Ferrer ESP (4) v Q Andreas Beck GER
Roko Karanusic CRO v Kei Nishikori JPN
Juan Martin Del Potro ARG (17) v Thomaz Bellucci BRA
Jose Acasuso ARG v Gilles Simon FRA (16)

Stanislas Wawrinka SUI (10) v Wayne Odesnik USA
Yen-Hsun Lu TPE v LL Flavio Cipolla ITA
Jurgen Melzer AUT v Jiri Vanek CZE
Michael Llodra FRA v Andy Murray GBR (6)

shtexas
08-27-2008, 02:11 PM
Open for business!

csgnyc
08-27-2008, 02:14 PM
Sam Querrey, please

JTContinental
08-27-2008, 02:15 PM
1 V. Troicki
2 M. Fish
3 A. Calleri
4 D. Nalbandian

elisat
08-27-2008, 02:20 PM
Gilles Simon, please.
(Oh my, this thing about running on different days until 4th round makes picks really tough)

suliso
08-27-2008, 02:23 PM
Sam Querrey

TennisDude
08-27-2008, 02:27 PM
Sam Querrey

krishna
08-27-2008, 02:28 PM
David Nalbandian, please.

Tscott415
08-27-2008, 02:37 PM
Day 1: V. Troicki
Day 2: P. Mathieu
Day 3: C. Moya
Day 4: J. Melzer

elenas
08-27-2008, 02:37 PM
David Ferrer

Scotty
08-27-2008, 02:39 PM
Sam QUERREY, please.

waylandboy-tw
08-27-2008, 02:40 PM
Sam Querrey (I buy the hype!)

dolphins343
08-27-2008, 02:51 PM
Very nervous but I take Sam Querrey, thanks!

Equipped
08-27-2008, 03:04 PM
Day 1: Simon
Day 2: Fish
Day 3: Calleri

Day 4: Wawrinka

glarange
08-27-2008, 03:14 PM
Sam Querrey, please.

awkw4rd nub
08-27-2008, 03:29 PM
Ferrer

agassifan
08-27-2008, 03:31 PM
James Blake

jazzyg
08-27-2008, 03:36 PM
Nalbandian

orpheo
08-27-2008, 03:47 PM
Day 4: Nalwinka (im torn),....grrr, Nalbandian!! (i hope there are no rally races tomorrow)

kmart93
08-27-2008, 03:47 PM
Phew. Cilic is finally through. I'll talk Melzer for tomorrow.

ajstew
08-27-2008, 04:01 PM
Jurgen Melzer

yoshi333
08-27-2008, 04:01 PM
Philipp Kohlschreiber GER :D

mrjiggyfly2
08-27-2008, 04:04 PM
Melzer

led14pa2
08-27-2008, 04:10 PM
I'll take Gilles Simon

tobiasfunke
08-27-2008, 04:23 PM
Kohlschreiber

doubledogbrewer
08-27-2008, 04:24 PM
Assuming Roddick pulls through tonight, here comes another top-14 seed. Seems like there are some good choices here ... who is going to flame out first is the best question. (Of course, a few more days like these first three and I may be able to choose Federer and Nadal on Days 6 and 7 and win the pool!)

Day 1: Andy Murray GBR (6)
Day 2: Ivo Karlovic CRO (14)
Day 3: Andy Roddick USA (8)
Day 4: David Nalbandian ARG (7)

Go David!

gacorey1
08-27-2008, 04:36 PM
David Nalbandian

rktct2b
08-27-2008, 04:43 PM
My Day 4 men's pick is Sam Querrey.

PeterSkan
08-27-2008, 04:44 PM
1. Wawrinka
2. Verdasco
3. Cilic
4. Ferrer

garp6
08-27-2008, 04:48 PM
Thanks to Radek Stepanek. I really don't like him but he's successfully gone through for me at Wimby and USO.

Tomorrow, I'll take Querrey not because I believe in Sam that much yet but look at Devilder's record.

3 hard court matches in main tournament play this year. Losses to hardcourt legends Montanes and Bohli then the recent win over Andujar who had played and lost his only hardcourt match of the year.

In 2007, Devilder played 8 times on clay (1-7). Win over Bopanna and losses to Faurel, Santoro, Oudsema, Serra, Youzhny, Ascione and Berrer.

On paper, this looks like Querrey can't lose. Hopefully this doesn't curse Querrey because it appears only an injury will help Devilder prevail.

Picks thus far:
1. Troicki
2. Fish
3. Stepanek
4. Querrey

BHar11
08-27-2008, 04:53 PM
Paul-Henri Mathieu

Bhar11

tennismaster8
08-27-2008, 05:10 PM
Day 1: Viktor Troicki
Day 2: Fernando Verdasco
Day 3: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Day 4: David Nalbandian

Kiki D
08-27-2008, 05:22 PM
Ivo Karlovic, please.

kknudsen
08-27-2008, 05:43 PM
Juan Martin Del Potro please

felicia
08-27-2008, 05:43 PM
David Nalbandian :nutso:

thotchkin
08-27-2008, 05:51 PM
I'll be quick because I'm missing the Davenport match and don't want to miss seeing Santoro play (too fun). Of course, if I was really making this quick, I wouldn't choose a player with such a long name. My Day 4 pick on the Men's side is...

KOHLSCHREIBER!

udaneri
08-27-2008, 05:51 PM
Day 4 = David Ferrer
Thanks

mikeman2085
08-27-2008, 05:52 PM
I'll go out on a limb for tomorrow and take Kei Nishikori

bluereggie
08-27-2008, 05:58 PM
Sam Querrey for me please

da hustla
08-27-2008, 05:59 PM
David Nalbandian

suliso
08-27-2008, 06:11 PM
I've decided that I need to take a bit more risk...

Changing my pick to Jurgen Melzer

mwoods
08-27-2008, 06:20 PM
My heart says Simon, but my mind says Querrey.

Moose
08-27-2008, 06:26 PM
Drop_Shot takes DAVID NALBANDIAN for his Day 4 pick

dani
08-27-2008, 06:27 PM
1 Monfils
2 Fish
3 Tursunov

4 Kohlschreiber

kcgregg
08-27-2008, 06:29 PM
My pick is Querrey

Moose
08-27-2008, 06:33 PM
I was all set to take PEHK, but something keeps saying hold him, just in case. That same something is what kept me from picking Dellacqua on Tuesday, Bloody Tuesday, so I'm listening.


Instead, I'll take one of the Daveeds.


DAVID NALBANDIAN

angryduck71
08-27-2008, 06:34 PM
Nalbandian (even against a LL, I'm NERVOUS!)

Lynn
08-27-2008, 06:38 PM
David Nalbandian

jagged
08-27-2008, 07:02 PM
Kei Nishikori, please.

Elchie
08-27-2008, 07:16 PM
Going on a feeling again, and this time it's for Yen-Hsun Lu...

calvin_hobbes29
08-27-2008, 08:08 PM
Stan Wawrinka

eskimo_53
08-27-2008, 08:09 PM
Day 4 -I guess I will join the bandwagon, give me - Sam Querrey USA .
Thanks.

Tennis Fan
08-27-2008, 08:16 PM
James Blake

shamespotter
08-27-2008, 08:20 PM
Nalbandian

abbey
08-27-2008, 08:23 PM
Monfils

ooh, i just realized i've been picking the french men. allez!

MonkeyPants
08-27-2008, 08:33 PM
Sam Querrey for me too. (Mmmm ... this Kool-Aid tastes good!)

nelslus
08-27-2008, 08:36 PM
NOTE TO CONTEST ADMINISTRATORS:

As a fail-safe, I asked my man tenor777 to post for me tonight, in case I could not get on a computer. Just PM'd my baby, but just in case, as obviously I HAVE managed to get on a computer tonight......this is my final choice for this contest. Please disregard this time IF my man posts for me for this day. Sorry for any confusion.

So- HERE is the next, final-choice nelslus pick:

1. Simon
2. Fish
3. Calleri

4. Nalbandian

mysterX
08-27-2008, 08:43 PM
Day 1: Viktor Troicki
Day 2: Mardy Fish
Day 3: Agustin Calleri
Day 4: Jurgen Melzer

mocam57
08-27-2008, 08:47 PM
Sam Querrey

FourTeller
08-27-2008, 08:50 PM
There are a handful of tasty French options on tomorrow's menu, so I'll help myself to a serving of...

Gilles Simon.

leosash
08-27-2008, 08:53 PM
Kei Nishikori :)

TW rg.nadal

Jack
08-27-2008, 09:01 PM
Day 4: Melzer
Day 3: Calleri
Day 2: Fish
Day 1: Troicki

doubledogbrewer
08-27-2008, 09:01 PM
Going on a feeling again, and this time it's for Yen-Hsun Lu...

I applaud your guts. wouldn't make the pick myself, but I applaud you choosing Lu.

mjschaefer
08-27-2008, 09:21 PM
Kei Nishikori

tenor777
08-27-2008, 09:23 PM
Nishikori for me, please. Thank you.

kayce
08-27-2008, 09:26 PM
Gilles Simon

Vlad
08-27-2008, 09:42 PM
Sam Querrey

Lemnos2
08-27-2008, 10:00 PM
D Nalbandian please

microserfing
08-27-2008, 10:14 PM
1. Troicki
2. Fish
3. Moya
4. Sam Querrey

oploskoffie
08-27-2008, 10:55 PM
Day 1 pick: Monfils, G.
Day 2 pick: Nieminen, J.
Day 3 pick: Moya, C.

Day 4 pick: Simon, G.

:rolleyes:

musababid
08-27-2008, 11:10 PM
Sam Querrey

morct
08-28-2008, 12:06 AM
Simon for me please.

twtennisfever
08-28-2008, 12:25 AM
day 1. phil kolschreiber tw
day 2. mardy fish tw
day 3. robby ginepri tw
day 4. sam querry tw

wunderkind
08-28-2008, 12:54 AM
Nalbandian

nectar
08-28-2008, 12:59 AM
David Nalbandian

zebra
08-28-2008, 01:16 AM
David Nalbandian

Madame
08-28-2008, 01:27 AM
Madame :cool:

Day1: Philipp Kohlschreiber
Day2: Mardy Fish
Day3: Radek Stepanek
Day4: David Nalbandian

bartman2099
08-28-2008, 01:27 AM
Oh man, just what I didn't want to see: a Querrey bandwagon. I guess it's the obvious pick and I really believe he's going to beat the frenchman like a drum.

pick: Querrey

flyingswan
08-28-2008, 01:52 AM
Day 4: Wawrinka

JelenaFan
08-28-2008, 03:48 AM
I pick Yen-Hsun Lu.

johnnw45
08-28-2008, 04:12 AM
Nishikori please

Edmond Dantès
08-28-2008, 04:13 AM
Gilles Simon

improbabledream
08-28-2008, 04:20 AM
Melzer

jkfriedman
08-28-2008, 04:21 AM
Simon s'il vous plait

saiful
08-28-2008, 04:28 AM
Day 4: David Nalbandian

OCon628
08-28-2008, 05:23 AM
He looked great in Round one, so
Day 4 Pick is: Sam Querrey

Last_Neuron
08-28-2008, 05:24 AM
Sam Querrey

Go get them

Irena2
08-28-2008, 05:41 AM
Niskikori

bea26
08-28-2008, 05:49 AM
Melzer

AnneP
08-28-2008, 05:56 AM
Nalbandian

korjik
08-28-2008, 05:57 AM
James Blake please

SW195AE
08-28-2008, 06:10 AM
Nalbandian

iamco_CO_nut
08-28-2008, 06:25 AM
monfils

Philly10
08-28-2008, 06:29 AM
I'll join the Sam Querrey bandwagon

JieOllily0001
08-28-2008, 06:37 AM
Kohlschreiber, please

korjik
08-28-2008, 06:51 AM
Please change my pick to David Nalbandian

pkultgen
08-28-2008, 06:53 AM
Jurgen Melzer

Thanks!

The_Hammer
08-28-2008, 07:06 AM
Melzer

jadesa
08-28-2008, 07:17 AM
Querrey

dollymix
08-28-2008, 07:29 AM
Kei Nishikori.

jaimetennis
08-28-2008, 07:36 AM
Jurgen Melzer

shtexas
08-28-2008, 07:39 AM
Takao has taken Ferrer

shtexas
08-28-2008, 07:40 AM
Shadow has taken Nalbandian

wycombe7
08-28-2008, 07:51 AM
I'll bet against the bandwagon and go for (the slightly smaller bandwagon) Philipp Kohlschreiber

shtexas
08-28-2008, 07:55 AM
Still missing 4

shtexas
08-28-2008, 08:07 AM
Closing time!

I miscounted. Missing two.