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shtexas
08-31-2008, 07:51 AM
Welcome to day 8 of TAT's Fourth Annual US Open Men’s Suicide Pool. Congratulations on making it this far!

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. AS ALWAYS, BE CAREFUL.

Post your Day 8 pick by replying IN THIS THREAD. Your pick must be in by the start of play in New York, rain or shine, that is Monday, September 1, 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!

Monday’s schedule consists of 4 FOURTH ROUND MATCHES FROM THE TOP half of the men’s draw:

Rafael Nadal ESP (1) v Sam Querrey USA
Mardy Fish USA v Gael Monfils FRA (32)
Kei Nishikori JPN v Juan Martin Del Potro ARG (17)
Stanislas Wawrinka SUI (10) v Andy Murray GBR (6)

shtexas
08-31-2008, 02:25 PM
Open now that a sufficient number of people have advanced to pick again.

elenas
08-31-2008, 03:10 PM
Andy Murray

Moose
08-31-2008, 03:22 PM
Can't believe I am still here. Here's hoping for another day with a player I throughly enjoyed watching on Saturday. Really made me a fan.

Juans Martins Del Potro*





(* - with a ;) to the 2nd Annual Tailgate posse. Thanks for a most excellent weekend.)

csgnyc
08-31-2008, 03:35 PM
Juan Martin Del Potro, please.

that was difficult.

udaneri
08-31-2008, 03:36 PM
I can´t believe I am still in, so I hope he stays hot...
Day 7 = Juan Martin Del Potro.
Gracias !!!

doubledogbrewer
08-31-2008, 04:02 PM
Assuming Gonzo comes through, things now get interesting ... I needed Blake or Ferrer to win so I could use one of them here. Now I either have to take Nadal or go outside of my top 14 seeds strategy. Still in great shape on the bottom half of the draw: Davydenko on Day 9, with Djokovic for the quarters and save Federer for the final. So that just leaves today's pick plus the semifinal from the upper half of the draw.

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)
Day 6: Stanislas Wawrinka SUI (10)
Day 7: Fernando Gonzalez CHI (11)
Day 8: Rafael Nadal ESP (1)

Go Rafa! (still not convinced he wins this tourney; could see Monfils, JMDP, or Murray taking him out, so use him now and keep my top-14 seed streak for one more day)

angryduck71
08-31-2008, 04:09 PM
Chewbacca with a haircut...er, Del Potro please! :)

kcgregg
08-31-2008, 04:25 PM
My pick is Murray

tennismaster8
08-31-2008, 04:35 PM
Day 1: Viktor Troicki
Day 2: Fernando Verdasco
Day 3: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Day 4: David Nalbandian
Day 5: Fernando Gonzalez
Day 6: Stanislas Wawrinka
Day 7: Andy Roddick
Day 8: Juan Martin Del Potro

Jack
08-31-2008, 05:03 PM
Day 8: Del Potro
Day 7: Roddick
Day 6: Wawrinka
Day 5: Verdasco
Day 4: Melzer
Day 3: Calleri
Day 2: Fish
Day 1: Troicki

Edmond Dantès
08-31-2008, 05:35 PM
Juan Martin Del Potro

agassifan
08-31-2008, 06:05 PM
Juan Martin Del Potro

kmart93
08-31-2008, 06:08 PM
Can't believe I'm bandwaggoning again, but I've saved him for as long as I can... Del Potro for me, provided Gonzalez makes it through tonight.

shtexas
08-31-2008, 06:27 PM
If Gonzalez makes it through, Vlad has made the shocking choice of Del Potro.

jazzyg
08-31-2008, 06:30 PM
Del Potro

ajstew
08-31-2008, 07:46 PM
Juan Martin Del Potro

TennisDude
08-31-2008, 07:53 PM
I'll take Gael Monfils

Kiki D
08-31-2008, 08:04 PM
La Monf!

that's Gael Monfils, s'il vous plait.

Tennis Fan
08-31-2008, 08:13 PM
Juan Martin Del Potro

krishna
08-31-2008, 08:19 PM
Gael Monfils, please.

Irena2
08-31-2008, 08:19 PM
I'll go with my original strategy and hope the bandwagons keep on truckin'. Del Potro for me, too.

FourTeller
08-31-2008, 08:20 PM
This could end up being either a brilliant or dumb choice, with three higher seeded players in more lopsided matchups still available to me, but I'll take the lowest one remaining in...

Gael Monfils.

Moose
08-31-2008, 08:25 PM
Drop Shot takes GAEL MONFILS as his Day 8 pick.

abbey
08-31-2008, 08:27 PM
del Potro

Tscott415
08-31-2008, 08:38 PM
I'll take Del Potro

mysterX
08-31-2008, 08:48 PM
Day 1: Viktor Troicki
Day 2: Mardy Fish
Day 3: Agustin Calleri
Day 4: Jurgen Melzer
Day 5: Fernando Verdasco
Day 6: Stan Wawrinka
Day 7: Fernando Gonzalez
Day 8: Gael Monfils

musababid
08-31-2008, 08:57 PM
Andy Murray

nelslus
08-31-2008, 09:02 PM
1. Simon
2. Fish
3. Calleri
4. Nalbandian
5. Verdasco
6. Wawrinka
7. Gonzalez

8. Monfils

mocam57
08-31-2008, 09:15 PM
Juan Martin Del Potro

jadesa
08-31-2008, 09:22 PM
Murray

doubledogbrewer
08-31-2008, 09:40 PM
surprised at all the Monfils pickers ... Fish has been playing some great tennis. Not saying he'll win, but evidently Nishikori makes others too nervous to pick JMDP.

mysterX
08-31-2008, 09:56 PM
surprised at all the Monfils pickers ... Fish has been playing some great tennis. Not saying he'll win, but evidently Nishikori makes others too nervous to pick JMDP.

Speaking for myself, I think JMDP wins tomorrow. But I've already used Wawrinka, and I think Stan has a decent chance of taking out Murray tomorrow. I'm not super confident in Monfils, but if Gael comes through, then I have some protection if Murray does get upset.

suliso
08-31-2008, 10:01 PM
Juan Martin del Potro

microserfing
08-31-2008, 10:19 PM
Juan Martin del Potro

Madame
08-31-2008, 10:51 PM
Madame :cool:

Day1: Philipp Kohlschreiber
Day2: Mardy Fish
Day3: Radek Stepanek
Day4: David Nalbandian
Day5: Nicolas Almagro
Day6: Stanislas Wawrinka
Day7: Fernando Gonzales
Day8: Gaël Monfils (La Monf)

kayce
08-31-2008, 10:57 PM
Juan Martin Del Potro

dolphins343
08-31-2008, 11:47 PM
I take Monfils now, thanks!

mrjiggyfly2
09-01-2008, 01:48 AM
Gael Monfils

jkfriedman
09-01-2008, 03:45 AM
Andy Murray

zebra
09-01-2008, 04:38 AM
( Wish I could pick for *Monfish* today :)

My day 8 pick is: J-M Del Potro

SW195AE
09-01-2008, 06:01 AM
Del Potro

Scotty
09-01-2008, 06:02 AM
Juan Martin DEL POTRO, please.

OCon628
09-01-2008, 06:25 AM
Day 8 Pick is: Juan Martin Del Potro

Last_Neuron
09-01-2008, 06:51 AM
Juan Martin Del Potro por favor...

shtexas
09-01-2008, 07:32 AM
30 minutes, and I'm missing 3 people.

improbabledream
09-01-2008, 07:38 AM
I'll go with Del Potro as well.

Because Nadal should make at least the semis
Because how could you go against Fish vs. someone who's still not proven on a hardcourt
ps. I'd really like to see Fish go one more round
I've taken Wawrinka and think Murray will advance to play nadal
I'm hoping for that miracle win of Querrey over nadal, but how could you pick that to happen?

shtexas
09-01-2008, 07:59 AM
Just a few minutes. Still missing 2. :(

shtexas
09-01-2008, 08:08 AM
Closed!

Good luck!