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shtexas
05-26-2013, 03:04 AM
This is the men's picks & results thread. You can check your status and keep up with your previous picks here. The men's pool started with 290 people. Once you are "red" you're "dead"

Aedra1119: Chardy - Gulbis - Kohlschreiber - Robredo. - np
Aggierules: Anderson - Robredo - Dimitrov - Querrey. - Fognini. - Raonic,
Aidsasis: Raonic - Nishikori - Verdasco - Simon. - Gasquet. - Cilic,
Airickdago1: Troicki - Klizan - Verdasco - Benneteau. - Dimitrov. - Querrey,
Ajstew: Chardy - Montanes - Dodig
Alan B: Chardy - Robredo - Verdasco - Anderson. - Haas. - Simon,
Alias47: Troicki - Benneteau - Verdasco - Anderson. - Nishikori. - Cilic,
Alvinlimtc: Troicki - Montanes - Garcia-Lopez
Anne Roy Leape: Llodra - Robredo - Dolgopolov
Appledeuce: Anderson - Montanes - Haas - Benneteau. - Nishikori. - Almagro,
Argonaut: Troicki - Fognini - Verdasco - Cilic. - Dimitrov. - Simon,
Aroque: Seppi - Robredo - Garcia-Lopez
Arthur Gromko: Chardy - Almagro - Verdasco - Cilic. - Dimitrov. - Monfils,
Atlpam: Anderson - Robredo - Bolelli
AttackTheNet: Anderson - Gulbis - Kohlschreiber - Simon. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Auburn84: Seppi - Nishikori - Dimitrov - Lopez. - Kohlschreiber. - Cilic,
Audy1117: Simon - Janowicz - Delbonis - Querrey. - Isner. - Robredo,
Awkw4rd nub: Kavcic - Stepanek
Barbarapotterfan: Troicki - Montanes - Kohlschreiber - Seppi. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Bartman2099: Granollers
Beths: Seppi - Montanes - Garcia-Lopez
BHar11: Lopez - Harrison - Garcia-Lopez
Billytall: Seppi - Gulbis - Wawrinka - Querrey. - Nishikori. - Almagro,
Bismarck: Simon - Robredo - Verdasco - Querrey. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Blaker414: Troicki - Rosol - np
Blomgren: Seppi - Nieminen - Garcia-Lopez
Blue moon: Granollers
Bluereggie: Anderson - Gulbis - Verdasco - Benneteau. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Bonneau: Troicki - Fognini - Verdasco - Lopez. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Borenore2: Anderson - Robredo - Kohlschreiber - Benneteau. - Janowicz. - Raonic,
Bridgepea: Anderson - Janowicz - Haas - Bautista Agut.
Brigitte3: Llodra - Rosol - Kuznetsov
Cader: Raonic - np
CanadianFan5: Bautista Agut - Montanes - Davydenko - Simon. - Wawrinka. - Cilic,
Canasian719: Anderson - np
Canucker14: Chardy - Gulbis - Garcia-Lopez
Carlitos2006: Simon - Stepanek
Casperpod: Troicki - Benneteau - Verdasco - Chardy. - Gasquet. - Almagro,
Cdavid99: Chardy - Fognini - Tipsarevic - Anderson. - Paire. - Robredo,
Chaitu341: Seppi - Gulbis - Verdasco - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Charlie02123: Anderson - Fognini - Dolgopolov
Christinestiara: Llodra - Montanes - Kohlschreiber - Anderson. - Wawrinka. - Raonic,
Ckelsall22: Llodra - Gulbis - Verdasco - Sousa.
Codge: Chardy - Robredo - np
Csgnyc: Anderson - Robredo - Tipsarevic - Simon. - Gasquet. - Cilic,
Da_hustla: Troicki - Klizan - Dimitrov - Anderson. - Nishikori. - Cilic,
Dairey1: Chardy - Robredo - Verdasco - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Daletufftennis: Troicki - Stepanek
DanFreeze: Llodra - Robredo - Zeballos - Lopez. - Kohlschreiber. - Ferrer,
Danutz: Seppi - Fognini - np

shtexas
05-26-2013, 03:05 AM
Dave g: Anderson - Robredo - Dolgopolov
DdVogt: Chardy - Fognini - Verdasco - np
Deb10s: Seppi - Stepanek
Deelighted2: Troicki - Robredo - Davydenko - Chardy. - Paire. - Raonic,
Deuce: Troicki - Klizan - Kohlschreiber - Simon. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
Doc_P: Seppi - Montanes - Verdasco - Robredo. - Dimitrov. - Simon,
Dollymix: Troicki - Fognini - Bolelli
DonnaB: Anderson - Nishikori - np
Doubledogbrewer: Anderson - Nishikori - Garcia-Lopez
Dougforte: Anderson - Robredo - Davydenko - Benneteau. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Dowser55: Bautista Agut - Montanes - Kohlschreiber - Robredo. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
Drew1974: Troicki - Gulbis - Verdasco - Anderson. - Paire. - Cilic,
Drop-shot: Simon - Almagro - Kohlschreiber - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Dryrunguy: Troicki - Robredo - Verdasco - Cilic. - Kohlschreiber. - Simon,
DU Pioneers: Anderson - Stepanek
Duluoz55: Troicki - Stepanek
E11even: Seppi - Montanes - Garcia-Lopez
Earth-dragon: Anderson - Montanes - Kohlschreiber - Benneteau. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Edmond Dantès: Troicki - Fognini - Dimitrov - Simon. - Paire. - Almagro,
Elchie: Troicki - Klizan - Kubot - Anderson. - Youzhny. - Simon,
Ellenmc: Granollers
Emilka: Anderson - Klizan - Kubot - np
Enigmaticdan: Chardy - Roger-Vasselin - Dolgopolov
Equipped: Seppi - Stepanek
Ernie_pantusso: Chardy - Fognini - Davydenko - Robredo. - Nishikori. - Cilic,
Eskimo_53: Llodra - Fognini - Verdasco - Benneteau. - Youzhny. - Cilic,
Evanm191: Anderson - Robredo - Dimitrov - Seppi. - Fognini. - Cilic,
Fatboy: Anderson - Benneteau - Kohlschreiber - Seppi. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
FEBravo: Raonic - Robredo - Paire - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Federer70: Anderson - Gulbis - Kohlschreiber - Benneteau. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Federex: Anderson - Robredo - Dimitrov - Simon. - Nishikori. - Cilic,
FedFan101: Seppi - Haase - np
FedHenin: Anderson - Roger-Vasselin - Kohlschreiber - Cilic. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
FentonB: Chardy - Robredo - Kohlschreiber - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Fimper: Chardy - Gulbis - Kuznetsov
Findthecircle: Kavcic - Stepanek
Flowerchild39: Anderson - Fognini - Tipsarevic - Robredo. - Gasquet. - Cilic,
Flyingswan: Chardy - Nishikori - Verdasco - Benneteau. - Kohlschreiber. - Cilic,
Frank: Troicki - Montanes - Garcia-Lopez
Frost: Chardy - Robredo - Dolgopolov
Funkstar: Seppi - Klizan - Dolgopolov
Gacritter: Troicki - Robredo - Davydenko - Lopez. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
GernBlandston: Llodra - Gulbis - Zeballos - Chardy. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Gff0: Kudla
Gibbermiata: Seppi - Isner - Dolgopolov
Gimpyknee2004: Simon - Gulbis - Verdasco - np
Glarange: Anderson - Benneteau - Haas - Seppi. - Kohlschreiber. - Cilic,
GlennHarman: Chardy - Gulbis - Kohlschreiber - Simon. - Dimitrov. - Robredo,
Gracie: Anderson - Robredo - Verdasco - Chardy. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Grandmahoney4: Blake

shtexas
05-26-2013, 03:05 AM
Grandslammer: Troicki - np
Gsu1990: Querrey - Nieminen - Dodig
Gtrat: Raonic - Fognini - Dimitrov - Simon. - Nishikori. - Cilic,
Hans82: Troicki - Montanes - Verdasco - Seppi. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
Hawkgirl98: Troicki - Gulbis - Dodig
Hummingbird: Chardy - Robredo - Tipsarevic - Anderson. - Janowicz. - Cilic,
Husgen: Troicki - Fognini - Verdasco - Simon. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Icor927: Seppi - Montanes - Verdasco - Almagro. - Youzhny. - Cilic,
Irena2: Chardy - Fognini - Verdasco - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Raonic,
IronMike: Chardy - Robredo - Verdasco - Simon. - Gasquet. - Almagro,
Jaimetennis: Munoz-De La Nava
James7: Chardy - Benneteau - Paire - Seppi. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Jason11E: Anderson - Klizan - Kubot - Cilic. - Dimitrov. - Tsonga,
JazzNU: Anderson - Montanes - Dimitrov - Simon. - Paire. - Raonic,
Jazzyg: Chardy - Robredo - Kohlschreiber - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
JBK-50: Seppi - Fognini - Verdasco - Almagro. - Isner. - Cilic,
Jbradhunter: Kudla
Jbrennan929: Chardy - Stepanek
Jdognyy: Anderson - Fognini - Kubot - Chardy. - Dimitrov. - np
Jenninlaca: Seppi - Gulbis - Garcia-Lopez
Jessie181: Anderson - Robredo - Verdasco - Lopez. - Paire. - Cilic,
JieOllily0001: Chardy - Nishikori - Mayer
Jkfriedman: Anderson - Klizan - Garcia-Lopez
Jlakei: Chardy - Robredo - Davydenko - Cilic. - Isner. - Cilic[dp]
Jlhct: Kavcic - Klizan - Garcia-Lopez
Jmcguire: Anderson - Isner - Dolgopolov
Joanjettson: Chardy - Stepanek
Johnnw45: Chardy - Gulbis - Dolgopolov
Jon D’oh: Chardy - Gasquet - Paire - Almagro. - Nishikori. - Raonic,
Jonah: Seppi - Robredo - Kohlschreiber - Cilic. - Dimitrov. - Anderson,
Joshman_can: Anderson - Fognini - Davydenko - Cilic. - Nishikori. - Simon,
JTContinental: Troicki - Gulbis - Kuznetsov
Jumpfroggy: Chardy - Gulbis - Paire - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Justme: Anderson - Stepanek
Jwcardinal11: Troicki - Gulbis - Verdasco - Chardy. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Kat804: Anderson - Gulbis - Verdasco - Cilic. - Dimitrov. - Raonic,
Kcgregg: Anderson - Cilic - Dodig
Khethux: Troicki - Fognini - Garcia-Lopez
Kiki D: Granollers
Kknudsen: Chardy - Robredo - Verdasco - Benneteau. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Klaywien: Anderson - Almagro - Kohlschreiber - Cilic. - Nishikori. - Raonic,
Korjik: Lopez - np
Kukwa: Anderson - Benneteau - Kohlschreiber - Simon. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
Kzt123: Muller
Laurjo: Troicki - Stepanek
Lbk77: Anderson - Robredo - Dolgopolov
Leaker: Seppi - Isner - Dolgopolov
Led14pa2: Troicki - Fognini - Kohlschreiber - Simon. - Paire. - Cilic,
Leemur: Llodra - Stepanek
Lemnos2: Troicki - Fognini - Kohlschreiber - Anderson. - Paire. - Raonic,

shtexas
05-26-2013, 03:06 AM
Leslie: Chardy - Montanes - Dolgopolov
Likembrave: Anderson - Gulbis - Haas - Cilic. - Isner. - Raonic,
Lknobel: Seppi - Robredo - Kubot - Benneteau. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Lochan: Anderson - Robredo - Kohlschreiber - Simon. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Lokoryan: Seppi - Gulbis - Garcia-Lopez
Lukeorion: Kudla
Luvs10s: Troicki - Stepanek
Lynn: Chardy - Benneteau - Dodig
Madame: Llodra - Montanes - Garcia-Lopez
Mainer Scott: Chardy - Gulbis - Kohlschreiber - Anderson. - Nishikori. - Cilic,
Marsny: Anderson - Stepanek
Martini4me: Bautista Agut - Gulbis - Verdasco - Benneteau. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Matori: Seppi - Nishikori - Haas - Benneteau. - Paire. - Almagro,
Matt2370: Bautista Agut - Montanes - Tipsarevic - np
Maxim: Chardy - Cilic - Kohlschreiber - Benneteau. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
MayorGhouliani: Anderson - Stepanek
Mcbride10s: Chardy - Gulbis - Kohlschreiber - Simon. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
Mlmccarthy12: Chardy - Isner - Youzhny - np
Merdon: Raonic - Fognini - Dolgopolov
Merlyn: Raonic - Gulbis - Davydenko - Robredo. - Dimitrov. - Monfils,
Michaels123456: Seppi - Robredo - Tipsarevic - Querrey. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Mick 1303: Troicki - Klizan - Tipsarevic - Anderson. - Nishikori. - Cilic,
Mikel: Troicki - Montanes - Garcia-Lopez
Mikeprice4: Troicki - Klizan - Verdasco - Robredo. - Fognini. - Cilic,
Miles: Anderson - Robredo - Verdasco - Raonic. - Paire. - Cilic,
Mira12: Chardy - Gulbis - Verdasco - Benneteau. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
Mmmm8: Anderson - Cilic - Garcia-Lopez
Moose: Troicki - Montanes - Dolgopolov
Morct: Chardy - Benneteau - Verdasco - Seppi. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Motobass: Troicki - Montanes - Kubot - Chardy. - Paire. - Raonic,
Mr_socko: Troicki - Montanes - Zeballos - Cilic. - Kohlschreiber. - Tsonga,
Mrdarnley: Llodra - Nishikori - Dimitrov - np
Mu_royals: Chardy - Robredo - Verdasco - Cilic. - Dimitrov. - Raonic,
Muffin: Troicki - Klizan - Dodig
Munchin: Chardy - Stepanek
Mwoods: Troicki - Robredo - Verdasco - Cilic. - Dimitrov. - Raonic,
MysterX: Seppi - Stepanek
Nad55: Querrey - Benneteau - Verdasco - Cilic. - Nishikori. - Almagro,
Naughtyboiosu: Troicki - Montanes - Davydenko - Chardy. - Nishikori. - Cilic,
Nblaquie: Seppi - Robredo - Garcia-Lopez
Nelslus: Troicki - Gulbis - Verdasco - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Net_Raider: Simon - Nishikori - Kohlschreiber - Robredo. - Dimitrov. - Tsonga,
Networthy: Chardy - Robredo - Dimitrov - Anderson. - Paire. - Cilic,
New England Nitemare: Anderson - Gulbis - Verdasco - Cilic. - Dimitrov. - Tsonga,
Nguyen: Simon - Klizan - Dodig
_Nivek: Troicki - Robredo - Kohlschreiber - Lopez. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
Noedee: Raonic - Fognini - Dimitrov - Benneteau. - Paire. - Cilic,
Nyjaney: Anderson - Robredo - Dolgopolov
NYJJared: Troicki - Stepanek
Oliver0001: Troicki - Robredo - Bolelli

shtexas
05-26-2013, 03:07 AM
Omegadoom: Anderson - Robredo - Davydenko - Simon. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Omess: Anderson - Benneteau - Kohlschreiber - Robredo. - Youzhny. - Almagro,
Oploskoffie: Chardy - Stepanek
Orangeboy19: Granollers
Owendonovan: Seppi - Lorenzi
Patmanmo: Chardy - Montanes - Garcia-Lopez
Patrick: Troicki - Robredo - Verdasco - Cilic. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
PeteFan: Chardy - Fognini - Kohlschreiber - Cilic. - Dimitrov. - np
PeterSkan: Anderson - Robredo - Verdasco - Seppi. - Dimitrov. - Simon,
Phatsdawg: Llodra - Robredo - Youzhny - Lopez. - Dimitrov. - Simon,
Pingponger: Sousa - Montanes - Davydenko - Lopez. - np
Pkstrand: Anderson - Benneteau - Kohlschreiber - Robredo. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Ponchi101: Seppi - Montanes - Kohlschreiber - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Pressedham: Chardy - Robredo - Kohlschreiber - Simon. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Ptmcmahon: Troicki - Fognini - Verdasco - Benneteau. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Pudding: Anderson - Gulbis - Verdasco - Benneteau. - Isner. - Almagro,
Rashmi: Llodra - Robredo - Kubot - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Redclay: Simon - Nishikori - Davydenko - Benneteau. - Paire. - Simon[dp]
RedWard: Chardy - Gulbis - Zeballos - Lopez. - Dimitrov. - Raonic,
Remus: Hajek - Montanes - Garcia-Lopez
Ribbons: Devvarman - Montanes - Paire - Chardy. - Janowicz. - Cilic,
Rickym63: Bautista Agut - Robredo - Verdasco - Querrey. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
Riley371: Anderson - Montanes - Kohlschreiber - Simon. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
Rip8aces: Troicki - Fognini - Kohlschreiber - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Rktct2b: Anderson - Gulbis - Dimitrov - Seppi. - Kohlschreiber. - Cilic,
Rockhead: Anderson - Benneteau - Verdasco - Lopez. - Dimitrov. - Raonic,
Rph506: Anderson - Fognini - Kohlschreiber - Simon. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Ruyiman: Anderson - Robredo - Verdasco - Raonic. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Sblanc: Llodra - Robredo - Kohlschreiber - Simon. - Haas. - Raonic,
Scienter: Anderson - Fognini - Verdasco - Robredo. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Scineram: Troicki - Robredo - Garcia-Lopez
Scotty: Anderson - Montanes - Verdasco - Benneteau. - Dimitrov. - np
Seaweed: Hajek - Stepanek
Seroa89: Llodra - Fognini - Davydenko - Chardy. - Kohlschreiber. - Simon,
Shaunr85: Anderson - Stepanek
Shaurya: Chardy - np
Shmintz: Troicki - Robredo - np
Shmrck14: Troicki - Gulbis - Paire - Benneteau. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Shojego: Anderson - Stepanek
Shtexas: Seppi - Robredo - Verdasco - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Tsonga,
Skatingfan: Anderson - Fognini - Verdasco - Robredo. - Isner. - Raonic,
Slamdog: Anderson - np
Sluggo-13: Bautista Agut - Donskoy - Delbonis - Troicki. - Janowicz. - Simon,
Smooke: Kavcic - Fognini - Dimitrov - np
Snoo Foo: Chardy - Robredo - np
Sokoll: Anderson - Montanes - Kohlschreiber - Lopez. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
SoulCandy93: Llodra - Stepanek
Spencer: Bautista Agut - Donskoy - Kubot - Lopez. - Isner. - Tsonga,
Spounder: Chardy - Stepanek
Srinathkng: Anderson - Benneteau - Kohlschreiber - Robredo. - Isner. - Cilic,

shtexas
05-26-2013, 03:07 AM
Srivats.j: Chardy - Montanes - Garcia-Lopez
Steinmda: Seppi - np
Stracciatella: Chardy - Robredo - Verdasco - Anderson. - Haas. - Cilic,
SW195AE: Seppi - Robredo - Kohlschreiber - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
SwissBliss: Simon - Montanes - Haas - Robredo. - Kohlschreiber. - Tsonga,
Synth: Anderson - Robredo - Verdasco - Cilic. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
Takao: Bautista Agut - Stepanek
Takeu81: Anderson - Montanes - Verdasco - Benneteau. - Nishikori. - Cilic,
Tangerine: Kavcic - Robredo - Dolgopolov
Team Shore: Llodra - Stepanek
TeamBJK: Querrey - Haase - Kubot - Anderson. - Youzhny. - Robredo,
Tenedab: Chardy - Klizan - Dimitrov - Anderson. - Youzhny. - Cilic,
Tennis Bahot Acha Hoy: Anderson - Robredo - Dolgopolov
TennisAnyone74: Anderson - Montanes - Bolelli
TennisBen81: Bautista Agut - Stepanek
Tennisbrp: Troicki - Montanes - Kohlschreiber - Robredo. - Paire. - Almagro,
TennisDan: Chardy - Montanes - Davydenko - Benneteau. - Kohlschreiber. - Simon,
Tennisx18: Troicki - Gulbis - Verdasco - Chardy. - Paire. - Cilic,
Tenor777: Anderson - Gulbis - Dodig
Thaxton: Chardy - Klizan - Zeballos - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Thecalmness: Troicki - Fognini - Dimitrov - Robredo. - Nishikori. - Cilic,
Thefish: Anderson - Gulbis - Garcia-Lopez
Thekaoboy: Llodra - Klizan - Verdasco - Seppi. - Dimitrov. - Simon,
Tigress: Anderson - Montanes - Kohlschreiber - Simon. - Dimitrov. - Tsonga,
Timtennis: Llodra - Klizan - Dolgopolov
TiriS: Seppi - Nishikori - Wawrinka - Anderson. - Kohlschreiber. - np
Tmsenn14@ gmail.com: Troicki - Montanes - Garcia-Lopez
Togtdyalttai: Troicki - Fognini - Verdasco - Robredo. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Tolulops: Troicki - Klizan - Dolgopolov
Trouble54321: Anderson - Robredo - Haas - Lopez. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
Ubermitch: Bautista Agut - Klizan - Tipsarevic - Simon. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Udaneri: Anderson - Nishikori - np
Undertheradar: Troicki - Klizan - Verdasco - Chardy. - Dimitrov. - Almagro,
Vexchaps: Troicki - Stepanek
Vuhruhto: Anderson - Fognini - Kohlschreiber - Benneteau. - Janowicz. - Cilic,
Waylandboy-tw: Bautista Agut - Robredo - Davydenko - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Cilic,
Willingballs: Troicki - Nishikori - Tipsarevic - Anderson. - Dimitrov. - Raonic,
Winston: Anderson - Robredo - Dimitrov - Simon. - Nishikori. - Cilic,
Woody: Anderson - Montanes - Verdasco - Lopez. - Dimitrov. - Raonic,
Zephyrstorm03: Anderson - Robredo - Verdasco - Cilic. - Dimitrov. - Raonic,

shtexas
05-26-2013, 03:26 AM
Day 1 breakdown:

77 Anderson
59 Troicki
53 Chardy
31 Seppi
18 Llodra
11 Bautista Agut
9 Simon
7 Raonic
5 Granollers
5 Kavcic
3 Querrey
3 Kudla
2 Lopez
2 Hajek
1 Blake
1 Muller
1 Sousa
1 Devvarman
1 Munoz-De La Nava

290

shtexas
05-26-2013, 07:44 AM
So far, we are doing good on day 1.

ponchi101
05-26-2013, 07:47 AM
C'mon, Shtexas, you are trying to jinx us on purpose!!!!! :mad:
(Joke)

shtexas
05-26-2013, 08:28 AM
C'mon, Shtexas, you are trying to jinx us on purpose!!!!! :mad:
(Joke)

I may have jinxed myself! :yikey:

AttackTheNet
05-26-2013, 08:37 AM
Are we going to be getting picks commentary from Drop? It's one of the highlights of the suicide pools!

ponchi101
05-26-2013, 08:52 AM
Andreas "I really should go into modeling instead of pretending I am a tennis player" Seppi avoids sending 31 people to the LL.
Barely.
(That was you, SH?)

shtexas
05-26-2013, 12:39 PM
Day 1:

We only lost six people. We will lose either 5 or 2 more when the Granollers/Lopez match finishes tomorrow.

In the meantime, 284 are making day 2 picks.

Charlie02123
05-26-2013, 05:59 PM
No one that isn't a crazy record.

shtexas
05-27-2013, 05:44 AM
We had seven no-picks and lost the 5 Granollers in the conclusion of a day 1 match. We start the day with 272.

shtexas
05-27-2013, 05:50 AM
Day 2 breakdown:

63 Robredo
40 Montanes
36 Gulbis
33 Fognini
29 Stepanek
20 Klizan
13 Nishikori
13 Benneteau
4 Isner
3 Almagro
3 Cilic
2 Janowicz
2 Haase
2 Roger-Vasselin
2 Donskoy
2 Nieminen
2 Rosol
1 Gasquet
1 Harrison
1 Lorenzi

272

shtexas
05-27-2013, 05:51 AM
And we lost the 29 with Stepanek; our first significant loss in this suicide pool

nguyen
05-27-2013, 01:20 PM
Looks like the lone Lorenzi picker is gone too. Gallant effort though :)

shtexas
05-27-2013, 02:04 PM
242 survive to day 3

Drop-shot
05-27-2013, 02:56 PM
Are we going to be getting picks commentary from Drop? It's one of the highlights of the suicide pools!

I will be posting them starting tomorrow since I was away until today. :)

tenedab
05-27-2013, 05:43 PM
I will be posting them starting tomorrow since I was away until today. :)
Don't drop the ball.

shtexas
05-28-2013, 06:04 AM
Day 3 breakdown (after 8 no-picks):

61 Verdasco
41 Kohlschreiber
24 Garcia-Lopez
19 Dolgopolov
16 Dimitrov
15 Davydenko
9 Tipsarevic
9 Kubot
8 Dodig
7 Haas
6 Paire
5 Zeballos
4 Bolelli
3 Kuznetsov
2 Wawrinka
2 Youzhny
2 Delbonis
1 Mayer

234

ponchi101
05-28-2013, 06:09 AM
The 24 Garcia Lopez must be worried. A lot.

doubledogbrewer
05-28-2013, 06:11 AM
The 24 Garcia Lopez must be worried. A lot.

um, yeah. what in the world is Jack Sock doing playing like this?

noedee
05-28-2013, 06:25 AM
I'm guessing the 19 Dolgopolov pickers might be starting to worry as well... Though with the rain suspending play, anything can happen (Tursunov isn't the player with the mist mental toughness)...

Drop-shot
05-28-2013, 06:37 AM
And here we are, final day of Round 1 and 242 -ahem- I correct myself, 234 still alive. Not too shabby.

Now the analysis :evil:

Verdasco 61: he plays Gicquel, which bodes well. He's been recovering some form, which also is a good indicator. He's still Verdasco, which makes me look for safer options. Forecast: high chance of winning but if he loses, would anyone be surprised?

Kohlschreiber 41: not unlike Verdasco, this is one streaky player. Still, his better ranking shows more stability and his clay season has seen some nice runs, so I like this option better.

Garcia-Lopez 24: he plays Jack Sock, and as an American he's prone to clay allergy, so that alone is a good indicator. He plays Haas (probably) next round, so it's a timely choice. Still, I'd never ever place my hopes on he of the hyphen.

Dolgopolov 19: a choice worth considering. Still, his erratic results combined with some Tursunov eye-catching results made me look elsewhere. 5 out of 10 in the upset alarm.

Dimitrov 16: should he continue in form, he's a good choice now and next round as well.

Davydenko 15: surprised; no, shocked that anyone is still taking Davydenko. Doesn't matter who he's playing.

Tipsarevic 9: these people haven't watched any tennis since the last slam.

Kubot 9: he does play Teixeira... so there's always hope.

Dodig 8: yes, I guess he should win. Still Delbonis has been having some wins as of late.

Haas 7: good choice. I'm starting to wish I had made it myself.

Paire 6: ascending player goes up against descending player in the form of Baghdatis. Unless Marcos channels his better and lost form, Paire should prevail.

Zeballos 5: plays Pospisil. I like this choice amongst the non-seeds.

Bolelli 4: yes he can (or at least could in the past) play on clay, but Lu is no pushover. Iceberg ahead!

Kuznetsov 3: these were obviously confused -or drunk- and read Kuznetsova instead (we can later debate which one is the riskier pick :cheesy:). The only redeeming quality is that he plays someone I've never heard of.

Wawrinka 2: too soon.

Youzhny 2: too late. Like a couple of years too late. Besides, Andujar has been having a good clay season.

Delbonis 2: I just want to know one thing: WHY?

F. Mayer 1: intriguingly quiet player plays Istomin. He certainly can win and he should, but will he? I'm giving him a 60-70% chance of survival.

shtexas
05-28-2013, 08:17 AM
Kuznetsov 3: these were obviously confused -or drunk- and read Kuznetsova instead (we can later debate which one is the riskier pick :cheesy:). The only redeeming quality is that he plays someone I've never heard of.


:hyst:

skatingfan
05-28-2013, 08:23 AM
well if the Kuznetov pickers weren't drunk before they can get there now in loser's lounge as Kuznetsov has gone down in straight sets.

shtexas
05-28-2013, 08:26 AM
Both Garcia -Lopez and Dolgopolov go down and take 43 people with them.

(and, yes, three went down with Kuznetsov)

ponchi101
05-28-2013, 08:34 AM
So glad to have Drop-Shot explaining this whole ugly mess, again. It makes no sense to me otherwise ;)

AttackTheNet
05-28-2013, 08:41 AM
Tipsarevic 9: these people haven't watched any tennis since the last slam.

I really debated taking Tipsy (before choosing Kohlschreiber), and then I thought this very thing, Drop. :) I don't care who he's playing at this point.

shtexas
05-28-2013, 10:18 AM
Dodig may still pull this out, but is it safe to assume the 8 who picked Dodig did not know of Pella's run last week?

Jason11E
05-28-2013, 11:05 AM
Dodig may still pull this out, but is it safe to assume the 8 who picked Dodig did not know of Pella's run last week?

The only reason why I didn't pick Dodig this round...Even though a good result the previous week is sometimes the kiss of death (see Juan Monaco)

shtexas
05-28-2013, 12:01 PM
Dodig goes down taking 8 with him

munchin
05-28-2013, 12:07 PM
The only reason why I didn't pick Dodig this round...Even though a good result the previous week is sometimes the kiss of death (see Juan Monaco)

This made me hesitate on Cornet on the women's side. It's funny how this tends to happen.

shtexas
05-28-2013, 12:28 PM
Day 3:

61 Verdasco
41 Kohlschreiber
24 Garcia-Lopez
19 Dolgopolov
16 Dimitrov
15 Davydenko
9 Tipsarevic
9 Kubot
8 Dodig
7 Haas
6 Paire
5 Zeballos
4 Bolelli
3 Kuznetsov
2 Wawrinka
2 Youzhny
2 Delbonis
1 Mayer

234 - 59 = 175 (with some left hanging to survive days 3 and 4 tomorrow)

ptmcmahon
05-28-2013, 12:58 PM
This made me hesitate on Cornet on the women's side. It's funny how this tends to happen.

And that's what made me think to take her early!

nguyen
05-28-2013, 01:43 PM
Well at least Dodig put up a fight. I will take consolation in that. Don't fail me now, women's SP!

shtexas
05-29-2013, 05:59 AM
Day 4 start, after 7 no-picks:

33 Anderson
24 Simon
24 Benneteau
20 Cilic
17 Robredo
14 Lopez
12 Chardy
10 Seppi
6 Querrey
3 Almagro
2 Raonic
1 Troicki
1 Bautista Agut
1 Sousa

168

(not counting any I may have to back out because they lost in one of day 3's suspended matches) <<< did not have to back anyone out

ponchi101
05-29-2013, 06:08 AM
I am making my picks without looking at anybody else's, so I will not be influenced, but this is the fourth day in which I have been in a bandwagon.
And that is Russian roulette. Sooner or later, the bullet chamber will come up.

SwissBliss
05-29-2013, 06:25 AM
I think I may be going down today with Robredo. I should have picked Seppi!!! :mad:

AttackTheNet
05-29-2013, 06:37 AM
I can't watch this Simon match! No way he should lose a set to the 762nd-ranked player in the world!

James7
05-29-2013, 06:48 AM
I can't watch this Simon match! No way he should lose a set to the 762nd-ranked player in the world!

Huh? Cuevas is 762? But I recognize the name...

Just checked. He was out for over a year (was ranked around 50ish before). The rank is just inactivity.

James7
05-29-2013, 06:48 AM
Huh? Cuevas is 762? But I recognize the name...

Just checked. He was out for over a year (was ranked around 50ish before). The rank is just inactivity.

Plus, should go without saying, French player at the French Open. ;)

ponchi101
05-29-2013, 06:53 AM
Plus, Cuevas won the doubles here at RG (I think 2008), so he feels good on the courts.
He has also trained a lot in Argentina. He can play (on clay)

AttackTheNet
05-29-2013, 07:06 AM
Plus, Cuevas won the doubles here at RG (I think 2008), so he feels good on the courts.
He has also trained a lot in Argentina. He can play (on clay)

That makes sense. He looks like he's got a good game. I really should have researched him more before I put my chips on Simon. If I would have known he was a former top-50 player, I would have taken Cilic.

Jason11E
05-29-2013, 07:25 AM
Plus, Cuevas won the doubles here at RG (I think 2008), so he feels good on the courts.
He has also trained a lot in Argentina. He can play (on clay)

I also believe he beat Roddick at IW or Miami a few years back?

aidsasis
05-29-2013, 07:33 AM
we worry too much! he's gonna win. :)


I can't watch this Simon match! No way he should lose a set to the 762nd-ranked player in the world!

SwissBliss
05-29-2013, 07:35 AM
Can Tommy Robredo pull out the comeback???? 6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 2-0

ponchi101
05-29-2013, 08:15 AM
Simon through, Robredo well on his way. Worrying for nothing.

shtexas
05-29-2013, 08:20 AM
In all your worrying, you all seem to have forgotten it is best out of five.

SwissBliss
05-29-2013, 08:22 AM
Whoohoo!! I've been living dangerously.
First Simon has to come back from 2 sets down on day 1.
Then Montanes has to win in 5 sets on day 2.
Now Robredo has to come back from 2 sets down. :cool:

FEBravo
05-29-2013, 08:34 AM
In all your worrying, you all seem to have forgotten it is best out of five.

In all fairness, it's easy to start second-guessing your pick in the absence of Drop's verdict on whether it was a good or a poor pick.

shtexas
05-29-2013, 08:44 AM
In all fairness, it's easy to start second-guessing your pick in the absence of Drop's verdict on whether it was a good or a poor pick.

Lol.

Drop left before I had my numbers ready. Considering that almost every match involved has been completed, seems a moot point now.

Drop-shot
05-29-2013, 08:50 AM
Sorry for the delay ladies and gents, but work got in the way of tennis. So here are today's thoughts (I have not looked at results yet, save for Cilic).

We started off with 168 but lost 7 to No Pick.

The rest:

Anderson 33: he's been playing well and acquitting himself decently on clay. He should get past Donskoy and face off against Raonic next round.

Simon 24: normally he should get past Cuevas and Querrey next round, but some desultory results have me wondering if he can. I say YES for today and sense an upset against Querrey.

Benneteau 24: his H2H against Kamke bodes well but he's 12-12 for the year which made me back off this choice. Still, he should win and play against Roger.

Cilic 20: he won, but his unpredictability made me look away.

Robredo 17: sound choice IMO, BUT I decided to save him just in case Monfils, Gulbis and Almagro, all known for imploding, clear his way.

Lopez 14: talk about living dangerously. What has he done of late to make people flock to him in such numbers? Upset alarm in the mid fifties.

Chardy 12: yes he's been playing well, but his opponent is no slouch. 60-40%

Seppi 10: usually I'd say great choice, but Seppi's clay season has been awful so there are no guarantees here.

Querrey 6: one of the more clay tolerant Americans has an accessible opponent. I think he wins.

Almagro 3: some people never learn. ALWAYS AVOID ROGER-VASSELIN. That added to Almagro's erratic results makes this match very dangerous.

Raonic 2: another risky pick. I'd wait for a softer opponent to pick him.

Troicki 1: you haven't been following tennis much, huh?

Bautista-Agut 1: has a good shot of upsetting Chardy.

Sousa 1: as far as long shots go, this one isn't THAT bad.

shtexas
05-29-2013, 09:51 AM
Looking like we are only going to lose 2 people today and that's only because they picked upsets.

Scotty
05-29-2013, 09:52 AM
Allez Julian!

Klaywien
05-29-2013, 10:25 AM
Bottom half of Round 3 is an absolute killer if we only have those 8 matches in a day, at least for those who make it that far. Sense a couple of bandwagons.

shtexas
05-29-2013, 10:35 AM
Day 4 (final):

33 Anderson
24 Simon
24 Benneteau
20 Cilic
17 Robredo
14 Lopez
12 Chardy
10 Seppi
6 Querrey
3 Almagro
2 Raonic
1 Troicki
1 Bautista Agut
1 Sousa

168 - 2 = 166

Good job!

ptmcmahon
05-29-2013, 12:41 PM
Allez Julian!

Glad I stopped watching scoreboard in second set...that coulda been nerve wracking!

JazzNU
05-30-2013, 02:11 AM
It seems that either Kohlschreiber or Lu has pulled out, so one group just got really lucky or royally screwed. Hope it's the former.

noedee
05-30-2013, 02:16 AM
It seems that either Kohlschreiber or Lu has pulled out, so one group just got really lucky or royally screwed. Hope it's the former.

It's Kohlschreiber who benefits from the walkover, so yes, the former! Better that way, cause there's no worse feeling than to be out of the SP because of an injury (I'm still bitter about Raonic's injury that one time at wimbledon!)!

SwissBliss
05-30-2013, 03:32 AM
Lump of Kohlschreiber gets the walkover! ;)

Drop-shot
05-30-2013, 05:33 AM
Hello everybody! Though our number have thinned there's quite a few of us left... never mind the fact that we're still in R-2

Final numbers are not in yet, but here the candidates:

Dimitrov: in form player: Check. Weak opponent: Check. Loses next round: Check. Great choice. Lets just hope there are no upsets here.

Kohlschreiber: good pick, though if you saved him for next round no one could blame you.

Nishikori: timely choice. He should beat Zemlja; tricky match against Paire next, and if he wins he gets Rafa.

Paire: as the case with Nishikori, but with more urgency since one could say that this is his last round.

Isner: Pro: he plays Harrison -another American in a bad place right now. Con: Isner has done close to nothing in a while now. I think he has the better chance of winning but this was an unnecessary risk.

Fognini: I like this choice, the only reason I backed out is because he plays Rosol and he gives me bad vibes. Rafa is next.

Gasquet: sure why not, but he's an excellent choice for next round as well.

Haas: he's in the weakest spot of this half of the draw and I think he might very well come out of it. So IMO, it's too soon for using him.

Wawrinka: Stan has some tricky matches up ahead. He should beat Zeballos today; as well as Janowicz next round; then comes Gasquet. So if we're playing it safe, this was the last good moment to use him.

Janowicz: he's too erratic for my SP taste. Besides he plays Haase who can play on clay. Upset alert: 40%

Youzhny: this is one out-of-form player that still attracts pickers. One could be tempted in picking against Delbonis, but not sure that's such a wise choice. Riskiest pick of them all today.

shtexas
05-30-2013, 05:34 AM
Day 5 (after 2 no-picks):

88 Dimitrov
17 Nishikori
16 Paire
11 Kohlschreiber
8 Isner
6 Youzhny
5 Gasquet
5 Janowicz
3 Fognini
3 Haas
2 Wawrinka

164

aedra1119
05-30-2013, 06:25 AM
Noooooo. 6 years of playing and I finally succumbed to the dreaded no-pick. I guess there's a first for everything. :(

AttackTheNet
05-30-2013, 07:26 AM
The Bulgarian Bandwagon is safely through to day 6. :)

ponchi101
05-30-2013, 07:31 AM
And Novak well in control, so it seems the plan, on that side of the draw, is working.
Now watch a lot of us stumble on the other side ;)

networthy
05-30-2013, 10:44 AM
Noooooo. 6 years of playing and I finally succumbed to the dreaded no-pick. I guess there's a first for everything. :(

How did you let that happen?!?

James7
05-30-2013, 11:15 AM
Protip: save No Pick for later in the tournament... preferably for when you have your deepest run you have ever had. That was my strategy for the 2010 French Open. An overlapping academic conference may have contributed, but I will maintain it was a careful, deliberate strategy that just happened to not pay off.

dryrunguy
05-30-2013, 11:20 AM
Protip: save No Pick for later in the tournament... preferably for when you have your deepest run you have ever had. That was my strategy for the 2010 French Open. An overlapping academic conference may have contributed, but I will maintain it was a careful, deliberate strategy that just happened to not pay off.

;)

shtexas
05-30-2013, 11:59 AM
Looks like all 164 of us will be making picks for Friday. There are about 30 who will have to survive both picks tomorrow.

dryrunguy
05-30-2013, 01:03 PM
Looks like all 164 of us will be making picks for Friday. There are about 30 who will have to survive both picks tomorrow.

Well, with my pick for tomorrow (Simon), you're pretty much guaranteed to lose at least one. :cool:

aedra1119
05-30-2013, 01:47 PM
How did you let that happen?!?

I let life get in the way and I completely forgot. Ridiculous I know. ;)

Ribbons
05-30-2013, 09:20 PM
Almagro 3: some people never learn. ALWAYS AVOID ROGER-VASSELIN. That added to Almagro's erratic results makes this match very dangerous.



After ERV's match, he tweeted a snapshot of a cat -- I presume his -- with the caption, "J'en connais une qui est fâchée suite à ma défaite :-(" [I know someone who was angry after I lost].

https://twitter.com/ERogerVasselin/status/339814841411858434/photo/1

(I can't help imagining this being the look on Drop's face every time people disregard his hard-won advice and go into Blackbeard's Castle pick ERV anyway. ;) )

shtexas
05-30-2013, 09:53 PM
I have two double-picks for day 6 so far. Please check your previous choices in this thread.

Drop-shot
05-31-2013, 04:22 AM
And Day 6 is upon us! Final numbers will be in in a while.

In the meantime:

Cilic: I hate this choice and I say that having taken him. He's undependable, he loses often at slams when he should win and he's even kicked me out of RG. That said, Troicki is having a bad year and that gives one at least some hope. Should Marin not lose he goes up against Raonic and nobody should pick from that match.

Raonic vs Anderson: people chose from both sides of this match. While by ranking or on hardcourts I would tout Raonic, Milos' power is diminished on the red stuff and Anderson acquits himself well. I'm betting on the upset here: Kevin wins in 4 sets.

Almagro: I like this pick a lot. Despite Nico's iffy form, I'm surprised Seppi even got this far.

Simon: Pro: timely choice since Roger awaits next round. Con: Simon isn't looking as solid as usual and Querrey has been playing well. I think Simon wins, but this could be a long match. Upset alert 30%.

Tsonga: yes, Jo should win but these people might run out of picks in the long run for taking him too soon.

Robredo vs Monfils: another match with winners and losers. Honestly, I don't know why anyone would pick from this match. It's a total toss up between two in-form players that could make a deep run. My hunch is Monfils wins in 5 long sets. But honestly, I'd say it's 50-50.

Ferrer: easy win today, hard choices tomorrow.

Querrey: the other side of the Simon match. He's the underdog, but you could do worse than him. I'd take the band-aid approach. Not watch and in one quick moment just look at the score and get it over with.

skatingfan
05-31-2013, 05:38 AM
And Day 6 is upon us! Final numbers will be in in a while.
Cilic: I hate this choice and I say that having taken him. He's undependable, he loses often at slams when he should win and he's even kicked me out of RG. That said, Troicki is having a bad year and that gives one at least some hope. Should Marin not lose he goes up against Raonic and nobody should pick from that match.

You mean that Cilic should play Tsonga in the next round - Raonic would play Ferrer - assuming things hold to form.

ponchi101
05-31-2013, 05:43 AM
And Day 6 is upon us! Final numbers will be in in a while.

In the meantime:

Cilic: I hate this choice and I say that having taken him. ...
Indeed. And he promptly serves for the first set and cannot close the deal.
But it was either pick him or make some other pick that would box you in about three days.
On the other hand, it is a Croat playing a Serb. That should get them to focus a bit more.

noedee
05-31-2013, 06:03 AM
Indeed. And he promptly serves for the first set and cannot close the deal.
But it was either pick him or make some other pick that would box you in about three days.
On the other hand, it is a Croat playing a Serb. That should get them to focus a bit more.

geez, that tiebreak between Cilic and Troicki is interminable! I'm just watching the online scoring and it looks like neither one want the set!

Drop-shot
05-31-2013, 06:09 AM
geez, that tiebreak between Cilic and Troicki is interminable! I'm just watching the online scoring and it looks like neither one want the set!

And Cilic loses the first set. Why am I not surprised? :rolleyes:

sokoll
05-31-2013, 06:15 AM
And Cilic loses the first set. Why am I not surprised? :rolleyes:

It's funny how there is 40+ ranking difference between Cilic and Troicki, Cilic has 5-2 H2H against Viktor and we won't be surprised if he loses ;) said that he better get his act together :mad:

FEBravo
05-31-2013, 06:22 AM
Now a break down in the 2nd. How many casualties on this crash?

noedee
05-31-2013, 06:23 AM
And Cilic loses the first set. Why am I not surprised? :rolleyes:

Then promptly gets broken after failing to convert a break point!!

AttackTheNet
05-31-2013, 06:27 AM
I can't watch. I'm taking Drop's advice and just going the Band-Aid approach to this Cilic match. I'll just check the score in a couple of hours and confirm that he's lost and taken me (and a bunch of other people) out of the SP. :)

shtexas
05-31-2013, 06:31 AM
Day 6 breakdown - after 4 no-picks and 2 double-picks!

80 Cilic
28 Almagro
21 Raonic
12 Simon
8 Tsonga
4 Robredo
2 Monfils
1 Anderson
1 Ferrer
1 Querrey

158

noedee
05-31-2013, 06:35 AM
Day 6 breakdown - after 4 no-picks and 2 double-picks!

80 Cilic
28 Almagro
21 Raonic
12 Simon
8 Tsonga
4 Robredo
2 Monfils
1 Anderson
1 Ferrer
1 Querrey

158


Wow! 50% are riding on the Cilic wave. Meanwhile, Cilic himself can't seem to win any of the important points!! Argh!

jazzyg
05-31-2013, 06:38 AM
Cilic was the right pick --but only if you thought he was going to win. He easily could come back from his deficit, but I thought Troicki had the very slight edge entering the match. He played every week of the clay season, had some decent wins among his early exits and played quite well in the first two rounds. Cilic is a known choker in slams. Other than his higher ranking, I saw nothing to indicate he should win this match.

AttackTheNet
05-31-2013, 06:43 AM
Day 6 breakdown - after 4 no-picks and 2 double-picks!

80 Cilic
28 Almagro
21 Raonic
12 Simon
8 Tsonga
4 Robredo
2 Monfils
1 Anderson
1 Ferrer
1 Querrey

158

I think I'm most surprised that there was a 21-1 split between Raonic and Anderson. I would have thought it would have been much closer than that. I guess a lot of people have already used Anderson.

James7
05-31-2013, 07:01 AM
Cilic was the right pick --but only if you thought he was going to win. He easily could come back from his deficit, but I thought Troicki had the very slight edge entering the match. He played every week of the clay season, had some decent wins among his early exits and played quite well in the first two rounds. Cilic is a known choker in slams. Other than his higher ranking, I saw nothing to indicate he should win this match.

That's the only reason I decided to go with this. He had VERY convincing scorelines. But to be fair my alternate picks seemed equally risky. I wasn't going to touch Tipsy/Verdasco, Isner seemed (and proved) risky, Ranoic/Anderson seems like a tossup to me, etc.. The more sure things needed to be kept.

noedee
05-31-2013, 07:05 AM
I almost switched from Cilic to Almagro at the last minute, then decided changing my mind would jinx me. I guess I was wrong!!

SwissBliss
05-31-2013, 07:14 AM
How could 80 people be so naive? Cilic can lose to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

nelslus
05-31-2013, 07:18 AM
SEE- say what you want, but these Pools basically insist that you make choices among mental midgets. I mean, everyone outside of the top 4 ATP players and top 3 WTA players should be on all of our DNP lists. SO much of this is about luck. (......Please note that I'm just trying to make myself feel better about my choice of Cilic.) :gorgeous:

sokoll
05-31-2013, 07:27 AM
"everyone outside of the top 4 ATP players and top 3 WTA players should be on all of our DNP lists"

true

Woody
05-31-2013, 07:28 AM
SEE- say what you want, but these Pools basically insist that you make choices among mental midgets. I mean, everyone outside of the top 4 ATP players and top 3 WTA players should be on all of our DNP lists. SO much of this is about luck. (......Please note that I'm just trying to make myself feel better about my choice of Cilic.) :gorgeous:

I always thought that was the joke, that eventually 45 of the top 50 players will be on the "do not pick, EVER" list.

omess
05-31-2013, 07:33 AM
I think I'm most surprised that there was a 21-1 split between Raonic and Anderson. I would have thought it would have been much closer than that. I guess a lot of people have already used Anderson.

Yes a bunch of people picking Raonic today already used Anderson

FEBravo
05-31-2013, 07:35 AM
My alternative was Almagro, definitely not one you would classify as a "mental giant". His record against Seppi scared me as well, despite the latter's poor displays recently. Guess that's what makes it interesting, otherwise it would be too easy.

nelslus
05-31-2013, 07:46 AM
How could 80 people be so naive? Cilic can lose to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

....Which, of course, is certainly not true of Troicki. :rolleyes:

Woody
05-31-2013, 07:46 AM
Down goes Cilic...

shtexas
05-31-2013, 07:46 AM
Splat!

Klaywien
05-31-2013, 07:47 AM
Ohh boy, Cilic is out. Why in the hell though is Raonic struggling to hold serve? That's the one thing he should do well.

EDIT: Just as I typed that, Anderson broke serve. Dang it!!

nelslus
05-31-2013, 07:48 AM
WELL, of course, Troicki IS a mental giant when he plays useless Cilic. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

Woody
05-31-2013, 07:49 AM
And Anderson to serve for the first set. This could be a brutal day!

James7
05-31-2013, 07:50 AM
Maybe should have used No Pick today. ;)

FEBravo
05-31-2013, 07:50 AM
So, when are predictions due?

Drop-shot
05-31-2013, 07:52 AM
The best choice IMO was Almagro but I had already used him. :mad:

Klaywien
05-31-2013, 07:54 AM
can we just scratch this day out and start fresh from tomorrow?

Come on Milos!! Fight.

AttackTheNet
05-31-2013, 07:57 AM
How could 80 people be so naive? Cilic can lose to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Exactly!! I don't know why I was so sure that Cilic would beat Troicki. The only other player I seriously considered was Almagro. Lesson learned, I guess.

kknudsen
05-31-2013, 08:04 AM
Just catching up on the commentary after finding out Cilic booted me! You people are hysterical! It makes the loss almost worth it! Thanks for the giggles!!

Woody
05-31-2013, 08:13 AM
Out of 158 picks, 80 are out and 37 dropped the first set.

Federex
05-31-2013, 08:42 AM
Oh well.. I hate the pick..same as Cibukova yesterday..
I guess lesson is if you hates the pick..then don't pick it..

Problem is there are just many "DO NOT PICK" players nowadays for both mean and women.

At this rate, those who pick Wawrinka or Tsonga may be the best choice. Who care about boxed out in later rounds..just survive!

Klaywien
05-31-2013, 08:46 AM
Jesus, Raonic is on the verge of going down 2 sets. And he is down two sets.

mwoods
05-31-2013, 08:50 AM
I didn't even break a smile when the Cilic bus crashed because I knew Milos was driving behind it with a blindfold on, singing Spice Girls.

Drop-shot
05-31-2013, 08:52 AM
Oh well.. I hate the pick..same as Cibukova yesterday..
I guess lesson is if you hates the pick..then don't pick it..

Problem is there are just many "DO NOT PICK" players nowadays for both mean and women.

At this rate, those who pick Wawrinka or Tsonga may be the best choice. Who care about boxed out in later rounds..just survive!

And sometimes this is the best strategy. Just survive. Then gamble when out of options. This is my prime directive for the women.


I didn't even break a smile when the Cilic bus crashed because I knew Milos was driving behind it with a blindfold on, singing Spice Girls.

:hyst:

dryrunguy
05-31-2013, 08:53 AM
I didn't even break a smile when the Cilic bus crashed because I knew Milos was driving behind it with a blindfold on, singing Spice Girls.

And Gilles is riding shotgun! So you know HE picked the music. :)

AttackTheNet
05-31-2013, 08:54 AM
We could conceivably have only 13 players left after day 6: the 2 Monfils, 1 each of Anderson, Ferrer, and Querrey, and 8 Tsongas. After starting the day with 158. Incredible.

Drop-shot
05-31-2013, 08:57 AM
We could conceivably have only 13 players left after day 6: the 2 Monfils, 1 each of Anderson, Ferrer, and Querrey, and 8 Tsongas. After starting the day with 158. Incredible.

Probably the bloodiest day in SP history if it comes to pass.

nelslus
05-31-2013, 08:57 AM
OK, Cilic pickers, all we have left is to share our misery. GO KEVIN ANDERSON!!!!!!!! :cheesy:

mwoods
05-31-2013, 08:57 AM
OK, Cilic pickers, all we have left is to share our misery. GO KEVIN ANDERSON!!!!!!!! :cheesy:

I always knew I hated you.

shtexas
05-31-2013, 08:58 AM
Oh well.. I hate the pick..same as Cibukova yesterday..
I guess lesson is if you hates the pick..then don't pick it..

Problem is there are just many "DO NOT PICK" players nowadays for both mean and women.

At this rate, those who pick Wawrinka or Tsonga may be the best choice. Who care about boxed out in later rounds..just survive!

At some point, you always have to make a risky pick (except RG '07, where everything went to plan), like putting your hopes on Ginepri in the qfs of the '05 USO. Mine will be two days from now, should I survive tomorrow.

omess
05-31-2013, 08:59 AM
There is still time but Raonic 2 sets down, Simon 2 sets down...

nelslus
05-31-2013, 08:59 AM
I always knew I hated you.

Please, I'm watching Kerber/Lepchenko currently, I hate myself. :gorgeous:

fatboy
05-31-2013, 09:01 AM
The best choice IMO was Almagro but I had already used him. :mad:



you know, i thought so too, and picked him, but he hasn't played yet, so ... anything could happen :)

sokoll
05-31-2013, 09:01 AM
OK, Cilic pickers, all we have left is to share our misery. GO KEVIN ANDERSON!!!!!!!! :cheesy:

LOL ;)

fatboy
05-31-2013, 09:03 AM
We could conceivably have only 13 players left after day 6: the 2 Monfils, 1 each of Anderson, Ferrer, and Querrey, and 8 Tsongas. After starting the day with 158. Incredible.

yep, a bloody day, and there's no guarantee Monfils will get through .. being french and all :) then again, Almagro may come through and save the day ... wait ... what am i saying?! LOL!

Klaywien
05-31-2013, 09:05 AM
Milos breaks, that's the third set wrapped up then.

mwoods
05-31-2013, 09:07 AM
Please, I'm watching Kerber/Lepchenko currently, I hate myself. :gorgeous:

Haha, I was just about to put that on a live stream when I saw it was near the end of the set, and then I asked myself, why would I want to watch that at all? :cheesy:

dryrunguy
05-31-2013, 09:15 AM
Oh lookie!!! Gilles held serve! Turn me upsidedown and paint my toenails blue!

nelslus
05-31-2013, 09:19 AM
Milos breaks, that's the third set wrapped up then.

......LOL. :evil:

nelslus
05-31-2013, 09:23 AM
......LOL. :evil:

.....AND LOL some more...... :evil:

Klaywien
05-31-2013, 09:24 AM
Ohh dear!!

omess
05-31-2013, 09:24 AM
Raonic is out ...

shtexas
05-31-2013, 09:27 AM
Wow. 21 more down with Raonic. Congrats to the lone Anderson picker.

AttackTheNet
05-31-2013, 09:27 AM
And we've lost 101 on the day with Raonic losing. Only 57 remain.

Drop-shot
05-31-2013, 09:46 AM
OK, Cilic pickers, all we have left is to share our misery. GO KEVIN ANDERSON!!!!!!!! :cheesy:

AND QUERREY!!!


Please, I'm watching Kerber/Lepchenko currently, I hate myself. :gorgeous:

LOL!

nelslus
05-31-2013, 09:48 AM
AND SEPPI!!!!!!!!!!! AND LITTLE TOMMY ROBREDO!!!!!!!!! MORE BLOODBATH PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

dryrunguy
05-31-2013, 09:57 AM
Have no fear, Simonites! Gilles will find a way to lose this 21-19 in the fifth! Just because it would be even more painful that way. Evil little man...

Drop-shot
05-31-2013, 09:58 AM
AND SEPPI!!!!!!!!!!! AND LITTLE TOMMY ROBREDO!!!!!!!!! MORE BLOODBATH PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

TRAIIIIIIIIIII TORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! Robredo winning would yield 4 happy souls to Monfil's 2!

nelslus
05-31-2013, 10:02 AM
TRAIIIIIIIIIII TORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! Robredo winning would yield 4 happy souls to Monfil's 2!

....WELL, to be fair, it's a lovely day when either of these mugs loses. :cheesy:

nelslus
05-31-2013, 10:07 AM
AND SEPPI!!!!!!!!!!! AND LITTLE TOMMY ROBREDO!!!!!!!!! MORE BLOODBATH PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

AND SEPPI!!!!!!!!!!!

dryrunguy
05-31-2013, 10:28 AM
GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIILLES!!!! I never doubted you! LOL!

nelslus
05-31-2013, 10:31 AM
BLOODY!!!!!!!!! hell, Simon came through. Dry just cannot be jinxed. :cry:

dryrunguy
05-31-2013, 10:40 AM
BLOODY!!!!!!!!! hell, Simon came through. Dry just cannot be jinxed. :cry:

Well, I flew to Paris yesterday and slept with Sam last night. THAT's a jinx. :evil:

shtexas
05-31-2013, 10:50 AM
Well, I flew to Paris yesterday and slept with Sam last night. THAT's a jinx. :evil:

Ewww!

shtexas
05-31-2013, 10:56 AM
Day 6 (final):

80 Cilic
28 Almagro
21 Raonic
12 Simon
8 Tsonga
4 Robredo
2 Monfils
1 Anderson
1 Ferrer
1 Querrey

158 - 104 = 54

Bloody Friday. Surprised its not the 13th.

In light of this, I will be opening an updated p&r thread later today.

shtexas
05-31-2013, 11:49 AM
I'm locking this to open the updated thread.