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shtexas
08-28-2008, 11:58 AM
Hello and welcome to day 5 of TAT's Fourth Annual US Open Men’s Suicide Pool.

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 5 pick by replying IN THIS THREAD. Your pick must be in by the start of play in New York, rain or shine, that is Friday, August 29, 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!

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

Andy Roddick USA (8) v Ernests Gulbis LAT
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP v Andreas Seppi ITA (31)
Ivo Minar CZE v Jarkko Nieminen FIN
Bobby Reynolds USA v Fernando Gonzalez CHI (11)

Tommy Robredo ESP (15) v Marat Safin RUS
Carlos Moya ESP v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA (19)
Marin Cilic CRO (30) v Robby Ginepri USA
Q Robert Kendrick USA v Novak Djokovic SRB (3)

Nikolay Davydenko RUS (5) v Agustin Calleri ARG
Victor Hanescu ROU v Dmitry Tursunov RUS (26)
Nicolas Almagro ESP (18) v Sam Warburg USA
Q Gilles Muller LUX v Tommy Haas GER

Fernando Verdasco ESP (13) v Q Rui Machado POR
Jeremy Chardy FRA v Igor Andreev RUS (23)
Radek Stepanek CZE (28) v Chris Guccione AUS
Q Thiago Alves BRA v Roger Federer SUI (2)

shtexas
08-28-2008, 01:58 PM
We are open!

Jack
08-28-2008, 02:02 PM
Day 5: Fernando Verdasco
Day 4: Jurgen Melzer
Day 3: Agustin Calleri
Day 2: Mardy Fish
Day 1: Viktor Troicki

morct
08-28-2008, 02:03 PM
Tursunov for me please.

waylandboy-tw
08-28-2008, 02:04 PM
Fernando Verdasco

suliso
08-28-2008, 02:09 PM
Fernando Verdasco

I suspect this will be a bandwagon of epic proportions...

flyingswan
08-28-2008, 02:10 PM
Day 5: Davydenko

Moose
08-28-2008, 02:12 PM
Drop_Shot takes ANDREEV for Day 5

Jack
08-28-2008, 02:15 PM
computer problems... double post... move along, nothing to see here...

bea26
08-28-2008, 02:17 PM
Guccione.

Vlad
08-28-2008, 02:19 PM
Radek Stepanek

elisat
08-28-2008, 02:20 PM
Tursunov for me, please.

PeterSkan
08-28-2008, 02:20 PM
1. Wawrinka
2. Verdasco
3. Cilic
4. Ferrer
5. Davydenko

Vlad
08-28-2008, 02:22 PM
Guccione.

:REALLY SHOCKED:


Really?

udaneri
08-28-2008, 02:26 PM
Day 5 = Fernando Verdasco
Thanks

krishna
08-28-2008, 02:31 PM
Radek Stepanek, please

Moose
08-28-2008, 02:33 PM
I just know I'll end up at this match tomorrow, because every tournament I've been to lately, I've ended up watching him play at least a set.


Fernando Verdasco

AnneP
08-28-2008, 03:09 PM
Verdasco

gacorey1
08-28-2008, 03:26 PM
Dmitry Tursunov

kmart93
08-28-2008, 03:28 PM
Seppi please.

led14pa2
08-28-2008, 03:34 PM
This is a tough day but i'll take Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

TennisDude
08-28-2008, 03:36 PM
I'll go with Jarkko Nieminen

Kiki D
08-28-2008, 03:49 PM
Radek Stepanek, please.

johnnw45
08-28-2008, 03:55 PM
Haas please

elenas
08-28-2008, 04:10 PM
N.Davydenko

FourTeller
08-28-2008, 04:34 PM
It's about time I picked a Spaniard, so I'm going with the one not already drawing a bandwagon but who's still a solid seeded choice in...

Nicolas Almagro.

Equipped
08-28-2008, 04:58 PM
Day 1: Simon
Day 2: Fish
Day 3: Calleri
Day 4: Wawrinka

Day 5: Almagro

jazzyg
08-28-2008, 05:01 PM
Verdasco

mikeman2085
08-28-2008, 05:08 PM
Nicolas Almagro

mocam57
08-28-2008, 05:09 PM
Radek Stepanek

ajstew
08-28-2008, 05:09 PM
Radek Stepanek

kknudsen
08-28-2008, 05:17 PM
If Del Potro makes it through tonight I pick ...

Haas please

tennismaster8
08-28-2008, 05:28 PM
Day 1: Viktor Troicki
Day 2: Fernando Verdasco
Day 3: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Day 4: David Nalbandian
Day 5: Fernando Gonzalez

angryduck71
08-28-2008, 05:36 PM
Stepanek. Blah. Hate rooting for him, but there you go!

pkultgen
08-28-2008, 06:13 PM
Fernando Verdasco

mwoods
08-28-2008, 06:25 PM
'Bout time, Sammy.

Now on to Verdasco.

Lynn
08-28-2008, 06:28 PM
I choose Tursunov.

mrjiggyfly2
08-28-2008, 06:32 PM
Nicolas Almagro

agassifan
08-28-2008, 06:41 PM
Fernando Verdasco

dolphins343
08-28-2008, 06:49 PM
Fernando Verdasco please!

bluereggie
08-28-2008, 06:51 PM
Igor Andreev for me please

glarange
08-28-2008, 06:52 PM
Radek Stepanek

shamespotter
08-28-2008, 06:55 PM
Nieminen

jagged
08-28-2008, 06:58 PM
Marin Cilic, please.

*** I am picking even though someone put me in red for not making a pick yesterday. But I did, and it was a correct one--Kei Nishikori. See Day 4, 7:02 pm.

abbey
08-28-2008, 07:16 PM
Almagro

tenor777
08-28-2008, 07:16 PM
Nieminen, for me please. Thank you.

Tscott415
08-28-2008, 07:21 PM
Day 1: V. Troicki
Day 2: P. Mathieu
Day 3: C. Moya
Day 4: J. Melzer
Day 5: F. Verdasco

nelslus
08-28-2008, 07:24 PM
1. Simon
2. Fish
3. Calleri
4. Nalbandian

5. Verdasco

Shadow
08-28-2008, 07:50 PM
Seppi

The_Hammer
08-28-2008, 07:51 PM
Verdasco

korjik
08-28-2008, 07:51 PM
Fernando Verdasco please

felicia
08-28-2008, 07:52 PM
Verdasco ;)

csgnyc
08-28-2008, 07:55 PM
So I was at the Open's day session and I stayed until 9pm to make sure that Querrey won his match. BTW, I had never seen Querrey play before, and after tonight I find myself missing the finesse of say Andy Roddick. Luckily, Querrey kept control of the match sufficiently that I did not feel the need to yell out "Win One For the Suicide Pool Bandwagon!!!"

With that said, for Day 5 I choose Fernando Verdasco

calvin_hobbes29
08-28-2008, 08:05 PM
Fernando Verdasco

Last_Neuron
08-28-2008, 08:12 PM
Radek Stepanek, it is

nectar
08-28-2008, 08:22 PM
Tommy Haas

awkw4rd nub
08-28-2008, 08:24 PM
Verdasco

Scotty
08-28-2008, 08:31 PM
Fernando VERDASCO, please.

doubledogbrewer
08-28-2008, 08:32 PM
Well, if the #1 women's player could win a second-round match at the US Open, my top 14 strategy would be working flawlessly thus far. Focus on the men now. Again several good choices even among the top seeds ... Gonzo, Djokovic, Davydenko, and Verdasco are all good selections.

Day 1: Andy Murray GBR (6)
Day 2: Ivo Karlovic CRO (14)
Day 3: Andy Roddick USA (8)
Day 4: David Nalbandian ARG (7)
Day 5: Fernando Verdasco ESP (13)

Go Fernando!

Philly10
08-28-2008, 08:36 PM
Lets try Marin Cilic

da hustla
08-28-2008, 08:57 PM
Tommy Haas

mysterX
08-28-2008, 08:58 PM
Day 1: Viktor Troicki
Day 2: Mardy Fish
Day 3: Agustin Calleri
Day 4: Jurgen Melzer
Day 5: Fernando Verdasco

Hope I don't bring the bandwagon crashing down.

suliso
08-28-2008, 09:00 PM
Hope I don't bring the bandwagon crashing down.

If Ferando loses to Rui Machado, I will consider switching to golf :rolleyes:

shtexas
08-28-2008, 09:09 PM
Marin Cilic, please.

*** I am picking even though someone put me in red for not making a pick yesterday. But I did, and it was a correct one--Kei Nishikori. See Day 4, 7:02 pm.

Jagged - You are red because on day 3 you chose Tipsarevic, and he lost.

eskimo_53
08-28-2008, 09:12 PM
Day 5 - Radek Stepanek CZE

Thanks.

shtexas
08-28-2008, 09:16 PM
So I was at the Open's day session and I stayed until 9pm to make sure that Querrey won his match. BTW, I had never seen Querrey play before, and after tonight I find myself missing the finesse of say Andy Roddick. Luckily, Querrey kept control of the match sufficiently that I did not feel the need to yell out "Win One For the Suicide Pool Bandwagon!!!"

LOL!

kayce
08-28-2008, 09:18 PM
Dmitry Tursunov

JTContinental
08-28-2008, 09:18 PM
N. Almagro

mysterX
08-28-2008, 09:22 PM
If Fernando loses to Rui Machado, I will consider switching to golf :rolleyes:

Yeah, but it is Verdasco we are talking about. :rolleyes:

I actually wanted to hold onto Fernando for another round, but when I looked in more depth about the other players I was considering (Nieminen, Seppi, even Almagro), I didn't really like what I saw, so I decided to "play it safe".

orpheo
08-28-2008, 09:28 PM
Day 5: Radek Stepanek...and what do you think?!..I ate worms today...(i really did eat maguey worms with guacamole) :)

garp6
08-28-2008, 10:17 PM
My pick is Fernando Verdasco.

Picks so far.
Troicki
Fish
Stepanek
Querrey
Verdasco

oploskoffie
08-28-2008, 10:25 PM
Day 1 pick: Monfils, G.
Day 2 pick: Nieminen, J.
Day 3 pick: Moya, C.
Day 4 pick: Simon, G

Day 5 pick: Tursunov, D.

:rolleyes:

MonkeyPants
08-28-2008, 10:33 PM
Igor Andreev

musababid
08-28-2008, 11:10 PM
Fernando Verdasco

zebra
08-28-2008, 11:11 PM
Dmitry Tursunov

microserfing
08-28-2008, 11:29 PM
Jarkko Nieminen, please.

twtennisfever
08-28-2008, 11:45 PM
round 5. tommy haas tw

bartman2099
08-29-2008, 12:47 AM
Verdasco

mjschaefer
08-29-2008, 01:02 AM
Seppi please.

Madame
08-29-2008, 02:10 AM
Madame :cool:

Day1: Philipp Kohlschreiber
Day2: Mardy Fish
Day3: Radek Stepanek
Day4: David Nalbandian
Day5: Nicolas Almagro

wunderkind
08-29-2008, 02:45 AM
Fernando Gonzalez

rktct2b
08-29-2008, 02:52 AM
My Day 5 men's pick is Fernando Verdasco.

Lemnos2
08-29-2008, 03:25 AM
T Haas please

saiful
08-29-2008, 03:51 AM
Day 5: Fernando Gonzalez

improbabledream
08-29-2008, 05:10 AM
Radek Stepanek

OCon628
08-29-2008, 05:29 AM
Day 5 Pick: Fernando Verdasco

kcgregg
08-29-2008, 05:40 AM
My pick is Verdasco.

Tennis Fan
08-29-2008, 06:13 AM
Nikolay Davydenko

SW195AE
08-29-2008, 06:18 AM
Verdasco

Irena2
08-29-2008, 06:34 AM
Radek Stepanek

jaimetennis
08-29-2008, 06:38 AM
Dmitri Tursonov.

jkfriedman
08-29-2008, 06:39 AM
Nicolas Almagro

dollymix
08-29-2008, 06:47 AM
Stepanek.

iamco_CO_nut
08-29-2008, 06:54 AM
Day 5: Gonzalez

Edmond Dantès
08-29-2008, 07:01 AM
Verdasco

jadesa
08-29-2008, 07:01 AM
Andreev

shtexas
08-29-2008, 07:39 AM
Takao picks Verdasco

shtexas
08-29-2008, 08:06 AM
Looks like everyone is in.

This thread is closed.

Good luck!