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shtexas
08-26-2013, 08:22 AM
Here is where you check your status and the picks you have made. Once you turn red, you are dead. I believe we start the pool with 357 players.

3mlm: Berlocq - Klizan
Aaditya: Pospisil
Aedra1119: Robredo - Almagro
Aggierules: Tursunov - Querrey - Granollers - Robredo. - Youzhny
Airickdago1: Tomic - Klizan
Ajstew: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Aliann: Lopez - Querrey - Dolgopolov - Kohlschreiber. - Nieminen
Altyler: Robredo - Kohlschreiber - Dolgopolov - Querrey.
Alvinlimtc: Pospisil
AndyandAndyfan: Pospisil
Angryduck71: Tomic - Dimitrov
Anne Roy Leape: Lopez - Monfils - Dolgopolov - Robredo. - F Mayer
AnneP: Tomic - Kohlschreiber - Paire
Appledeuce: Tomic - Benneteau - Fognini
Apreich: Lopez - np
Arnott: De Schepper
Aroque: Tipsarevic - Kohlschreiber - Fognini
Atlpam: Robert - Kohlschreiber - Anderson - Tomic
AttackTheNet: Pospisil
Audy1117: Lopez - Haas - Anderson - Kohlschreiber. - Seppi
Awkw4rd nub: Davydenko - Dimitrov
Ayres: Nishikori
Baghdatis_fan: Gulbis
Barbarapotterfan: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Lopez. - Haas
Beths: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Querrey.
BHar11: Davydenko - Becker - Blake
Bigdunc: Pospisil
Bikiniranch: Pospisil
Billytall: Robredo - Janowicz
Bismarck: Pospisil
Blaker414: Tursunov - Benneteau - Granollers - Querrey.
Blomgren: Pospisil
Bluereggie: Pospisil
Bmoney: Gasquet - Benneteau - Fognini
BNielsen: Pospisil
Borenore2: Gulbis
Bridgepea: Gasquet - Raonic - Baghdatis - Ferrer. - Haas
Cader: Pospisil
Calvin_hobbes29: Pospisil
Camante1: Robredo - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Campbell Boyd: Pospisil
Canadafubuki: Pospisil
Canasian719: Pospisil
Canucker14: Gulbis
Capitals32: Pospisil
Carlitos2006: Nishikori
Casperpod: Pospisil
CatMan: Gulbis
Cdavid99: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Anderson - Gasquet. - Haas
Chaitu341: Pospisil
Charlie02123: Tursunov - Dimitrov
ChristieJax: Tursunov - Klizan
Christinestiara: Nishikori
--cj--: Tomic - np
Ckelsall22: Kukushkin - de Bakker
Cneblett: Lopez - de Bakker
Codge: Robredo - Lu - Melzer
Csgnyc: Gulbis
CyborgShoes: Pospisil
Da_hustla: Gulbis

shtexas
08-26-2013, 08:23 AM
Dairey1: Pospisil
Daletufftennis: Tomic - Johnson
DanFreeze: Haase
DanielN: Tipsarevic - Benneteau - Fognini
Danutz: Nishikori
Darkhorse: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Lopez. - Seppi
Dave g: Lopez - Kohlschreiber - Fognini
Davidwarren: Tipsarevic - Almagro
DdVogt: Gulbis
Deb10s: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Deelighted2: Pospisil
Deuce: Pospisil
Doc_P: Pospisil
Dollymix: Verdasco
Dolphins343: Pospisil
Doubledogbrewer: Nishikori
Dougforte: Gulbis
Dowser55: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Hewitt - Lopez. - Bogomolov
Drop-shot: Nishikori
Dryrunguy: Nishikori
DU Pioneers: Nishikori
Duluoz55: Tipsarevic - Dimitrov
E11even: Pospisil
Earth-dragon: Tursunov - Dimitrov
Edmond Dantès: Pospisil
Elchie: Davydenko - Kubot
Ellenmc: Verdasco
Emilka: Pospisil
Enigmaticdan: De Schepper
Equipped: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Anderson - Lopez. - Haas
Ernie_pantusso: Tursunov - Benneteau - Fognini
Eskimo_53: Pospisil
Eugene: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Paire
Evanm191: Tursunov - Querrey - Sijsling
Evil_juju: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Lopez. - Haas
Facey007: Nishikori
Fastbackss: Haase
Fatboy: Davydenko - Monfils - Hewitt - Querrey.
FEBravo: Gulbis
Federer70: Lopez - Kohlschreiber - Anderson - Querrey.
Federex: Tipsarevic - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Gasquet. - Haas
FedFan101: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Querrey.
FedHenin: Pospisil
Fiercehart: Tomic - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Lopez. - Haas
Fimper: Pospisil
Finn McCool: Pospisil
Fishtank: Tursunov - Monfils - Paire
Flowerchild39: Verdasco
Flyingswan: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Frank: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
FredX: Davydenko - Monfils - Hewitt - Sock. - Haas
Frost: Pospisil
Funkstar: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Tursunov. - Seppi
Gacritter: Pospisil
Garp6: Tomic - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Geritychico: Tomic - Kohlschreiber - Fognini
GernBlandston: Davydenko - Monfils - Dolgopolov - Querrey.
Gff0: Tomic - Vesely
Gibbermiata: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Hewitt - Querrey.
Gimpyknee2004: Pospisil

shtexas
08-26-2013, 08:23 AM
Givemebackmyson: Lopez - Querrey - Hewitt - Gasquet. - Istomin
Glarange: Tursunov - Benneteau - Paire
GlennHarman: Tomic - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Gooblegobble: Pospisil
Gracie: Tursunov - Benneteau - Melzer
Grandslammer: Gasquet - np
GreenGourd: Pospisil
Greenhopper: Berlocq - Istomin - Granollers - Kohlschreiber. - Anderson
Gsu1990: Robredo - Querrey - Lacko
Guillermo Grayclay: Pospisil
Gunner: Tursunov - Benneteau - Granollers - Lopez. - Haas
Hawkgirl98: Tomic - Sock - Melzer
Herodotus: Pospisil
HKingZ: Pospisil
Hummingbird: Pospisil
Husgen: Pospisil
Icor927: Lopez - Kohlschreiber - np
Improbabledream: Pospisil
Inkblot1983: Nishikori
Irena2: Tursunov - Benneteau - Granollers - Kohlschreiber. - Anderson
IronMike: Pospisil
Jaimetennis: Tomic - Benneteau - np
James7: Pospisil
Janetb: Pospisil
Jaskiddin: De Schepper
Jason11E: Pospisil
JazzNU: Lopez - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Jazzyg: Pospisil
JBK-50: Verdasco
Jbradhunter: Tursunov - Monfils - Smyczek - Gasquet. - Haas
Jbrennan929: Lopez - Querrey - Youzhny - Gasquet. - Haas
Jdognyy: Nishikori
Jeffrey: Lopez - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Robredo. - Haas
Jenninlaca: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Jkfriedman: Pospisil
Jlakei: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Lopez. - Haas
Jlhct: Robert - Dimitrov
Jmcguire: Gasquet - Almagro
Jmhohnj: Nishikori
Joanjettson: Nishikori
Joanna: Pospisil
Johnnw45: Pospisil
Jon D’oh: Gulbis
Joshman_can: Tipsarevic - np
JTContinental: Gasquet - Chardy - Melzer
Jumpfroggy: Pospisil
Jusbjen: Lopez - Sock - Hewitt - Tursunov. - Haas
Justme: Tursunov - Querrey - Anderson - Kohlschreiber. - Seppi
Jwcardinal11: Tursunov - Benneteau - np
KansasSunflower: Lopez - np
Kat804: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Kcgregg: Pospisil
Kellylyle: Tipsarevic - Janowicz
Khethux: Pospisil
Kiki D: Pospisil
KimSD: Gasquet - Benneteau - Melzer
Kingmaker: Nishikori
Kknudsen: Berlocq - Monfils - Melzer
Klaywien: Pospisil
Kmf71683: Pospisil

shtexas
08-26-2013, 08:24 AM
Korjik: Lopez - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Ktothem1: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Fognini
Kukwa: Tomic - Benneteau - Paire
Kuroneko: Pospisil
Kzt123: Pospisil
Laurjo: Pospisil
Lbk77: Nishikori
Leaker: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - np
Led14pa2: Pospisil
Leemur: Pospisil
Lemnos2: Pospisil
Leosash: Haase
Leslie: Nishikori
Likembrave: Nishikori
Lknobel: Tursunov - Querrey - Paire
Lokoryan: Pospisil
Lukeorion: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Anderson - Tipsarevic. - Seppi
Luvs10s: Gulbis
Lynn: Pospisil
Madame: Davydenko - Dimitrov
Marc2409: Verdasco
Marcelo Seles: Pospisil
Marsny: Tursunov - Dimitrov
Martini4me: Pospisil
Matori: Nishikori
Matt2370: Pospisil
Maxim: Tursunov - Dimitrov
Maxmoore14: Tipsarevic - Querrey - Dolgopolov - Robredo. - Anderson
MayorGhouliani: Gulbis
Mcbride10s: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
MediaGrrl: Pospisil
MeganFernandez: Pospisil
Merdon: Gasquet - Dimitrov
Merlyn: Davydenko - Querrey - Granollers - Gasquet. - F Mayer
Michael123456: Pospisil
Michelle78: Pospisil
Mick1303: Pospisil
Mikel: Pospisil
Mikeprice4: Pospisil
Miketest: Lopez - de Bakker
Miles: Pospisil
Mira12: Lopez - Kohlschreiber - Paire
Missinandre: Davydenko - Benneteau - Melzer
Mitch: Nishikori
Mlmccarthy12: Verdasco
Mmmm8: Pospisil
MonkeyPants: Verdasco
Moose: Pospisil
Morct: Tomic - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Lopez. - Anderson
Motobass: Verdasco
Mr_socko: Pospisil
Mrdarnley: Lopez - Benneteau - Anderson - Robredo. - Haas
Mu_royals: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Gasquet. - Haas
Munchin: Lopez - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Mwoods: Nishikori
MysterX: Tipsarevic - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Querrey.
Nad55: Tursunov - Janowicz
Naughtboiosu: Tursunov - Querrey - Paire
Naughty T: Lopez - Querrey - Melzer

shtexas
08-26-2013, 08:24 AM
Nblaquie: Lopez - Monfils - Paire
Nelslus: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Anderson - Querrey.
Net_Raider: Robredo - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Tursunov. - Anderson
Networthy: Pospisil
New England Nitemare: Pospisil
Nguyen: Kukushkin - Becker - Devvarman - Kohlschreiber. - Istomin
Nigel: Nishikori
Nikos 6: Lopez - Isner - Granollers - Robredo. - Donskoy
_nivek: Tursunov - Dimitrov
Noedee: Pospisil
Notnek: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - np
Nyjaney: Gulbis
NYJared: Tomic - Chardy - Baghdatis - Lopez. - Wawrinka
Omegadoom: Gulbis
Omess: Gasquet - Dimitrov
Oploskoffie: Nishikori
Orangeboy19: Davydenko - Querrey - Melzer
OSoliman: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Fognini
Owendonovan: Berlocq - np
Patmanmo: Pospisil
Patrick: Gulbis
Pattyfan: Pospisil
Pbutler50: Pospisil
Peggles12: Pospisil
Penultimatessa: Gulbis
Peppercornstuff: Haase
PeteFan: Nishikori
PeterSkan: Pospisil
Pglive21: Pospisil
Phatsdawg: Tursunov - Benneteau - Melzer
Philly10: Lopez - Monfils - Granollers - Tursunov. - Haas
Pingponger: Verdasco
Pistolpete41: Pospisil
Pkstrand: Lopez - Kohlschreiber - np
Ponchi101: Pospisil
Pressedham: Nishikori
Ptmcmahon: Gulbis
Pudding: Davydenko - Querrey - Baghdatis - Kohlschreiber. - Seppi
Redclay: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Hewitt - Dodig. - Granollers
RedWard: Davydenko - Benneteau - Melzer
Remus: Haase
Ribbons: Tursunov - Mannarino - Granollers - Robredo. - Anderson
Rickym63: Pospisil
Riley371: Nishikori
Rj7dogz: Bellucci
Rktct2b: Pospisil
Rph506: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Gasquet. - Haas
Ruyiman: Tipsarevic - Dimitrov
Sblanc: Gulbis
Scienter: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Anderson - Lopez. - Seppi
Scineram: Nishikori
Scott: Pospisil
Scotty: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Lopez. - Haas
Seaweed: Davydenko - Monfils - Granollers - Kohlschreiber. - Haas
Shaunr85: Tomic - Querrey - np
Shmrck14: Pospisil
Shtexas: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Lopez. - Seppi
Sjokolade: Nishikori
Skatingfan: Tursunov - Dimitrov

shtexas
08-26-2013, 08:25 AM
Slamdog: Nishikori
Slopok5: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Tipsarevic. - F Mayer
Sluggo-13: Pospisil
Snapcracklepop: Pospisil
Snoo Foo: Pospisil
Sokoll: Tipsarevic - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Gasquet. - Seppi
SoulCandy93: Davydenko - Monfils - Melzer
SpecialK: Lopez - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Robredo. - Haas
Spencer: Kukushkin - Lu - Granollers - Sock. - Istomin
Spounder: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Spt: Nishikori
Srinathkng: Pospisil
St. Jimmy: Pospisil
Stracciatella: Pospisil
Suliso: Pospisil
SW195AE: Nishikori
SwissBliss: Nishikori
Synth: Pospisil
Takao: Davydenko - Dimitrov
Tangerine: Lopez - np
Team Shore: Pospisil
TeamBJK: Kukushkin - Young - Baghdatis - Haider-Maurer
Tenedab: Nishikori
Tennis Bahot Acha Hay: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Lopez. - Haas
TennisAnyone74: Tomic - Querrey - Anderson - Kohlschreiber. - Seppi
TennisBen21: Pospisil
Tennisbrp: Tomic - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Querrey.
Tennisdan: Pospisil
TennisDude: Davydenko - Dimitrov
Tennisx18: Tomic - Monfils - Youzhny - Querrey.
Thaxton: Pospisil
Thedinosaur: Pospisil
Thefish: Pospisil
Thekaoboy: Pospisil
Theotherdonald: Pospisil
Theresa: Haase
Thisiscmt: Tursunov - Dimitrov
TigerTim: Davydenko - Benneteau - Baghdatis - Querrey.
TiriS: Gulbis
Togtdyalttai: Tomic - Dimitrov
Tolulops: Lopez - Klizan
Tscott415: Davydenko - Dimitrov
Ubermitch: Haase
Udaneri: Nishikori
Undertheradar: Tipsarevic - Dimitrov
Varactor: Gulbis
Venuslove: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Vetmama: Davydenko - np
Vexchaps: Bautista Agut - Monfils - Baghdatis - Querrey.
Volleyllama: Tomic - Kohlschreiber - Melzer
Vuhruhto: Davydenko - np
Waylandboy-tw: Gulbis
Wfwalsh: Nishikori
Winston: Pospisil
Woody: Pospisil
Wycombe7: Tursunov - Dimitrov
Youngkaren: Lopez - Querrey - Youzhny - Tipsarevic. - Seppi
Zac.richardson: Tipsarevic - Almagro
Zephyrstorm03: Lopez - Kohlschreiber - Melzer

Drop-shot
08-26-2013, 09:11 AM
Welcome everybody to a new round of sadomasochism! This time around 357 people were baited to this mental torture we call Suicide Pool. Lets see how they chose...

Pospisil 111: accessible first round opponent:Check. Tough round two (against Nadal): Check. Momentum: Check. And STILL I'm a bit queasy about this pick. There's a reason we were surprised by his Canada run, and that's because he's inconsistent. Good chance of passing, but if tragedy strikes, don't be surprised.

Tursunov 43: another in-form player (at least this one is seeded) playing an accessible opponent. Reasonable pick.

Davydenko 38: I'm starting to see a pattern here. He'll pass.

Nishikori 34: sounds premature, but let me explain: R-2 would be Tomic = tricky. R-3, Robredo, and we all know how Tommy is bent on proving his comeback. R-4, Federer. So in the end, it's a nice pick if the draw holds up.

Lopez 29: great pick as well.

Tomic 22: I avoid him because you never know if you're going to get the "tank-engine" version or the "crafty-winner" version.

Gulbis 21: Gulbis?! Seeded?! Having said that, he should win. Emphasis on the "should".

Tipsarevic 13: these people really want their 2013 campaign to end soon and focus on the 2014 Australian SP.

Verdasco 9: in principle, yes. Digging a bit, he's played just a pair of hardcourt matches since Miami and Dodig did very well at the last slam. I would've waited and seen what Verdasco I was buying into.

Gasquet 8: too soon.

Robredo 7: for all his good will and energy, I have a bad feeling about this one.

Haase 7: I think NY is close enough to Canada for Dancevic to up his level a notch and trouble Haase who's far removed from his favored clay.

Berlocq 4: Giraldo's a better hardcourt player than the Argentine.

Kukushkin 4: yes, his opponent seems weak, but remember the SP mantra "Never pick against someone". Be ready for Mantra to take this one.

De Scheeper 3: riding his Wimbledon success, he's conjured people into picking him where he's never gone before. And on the bright side, if he loses you'll be able to scream "Klaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!"

Robert 2: load up your guns, bring your friends.... and be ready to bid adieu.

Bellucci 1 vs Bautista Agut 1: since somebody has to win I'll favor Bautista Agut.

patrick
08-26-2013, 09:39 AM
Nishikori is down 2 sets

AttackTheNet
08-26-2013, 09:46 AM
And now 0-3 in the third. Wow!

omess
08-26-2013, 09:48 AM
Nishikori is down 2 sets

Now down 3-0 in the third. Very surprised , i expected a tough match but not this

Drop-shot
08-26-2013, 09:49 AM
Let this be a good time to note that even "veterans" as myself cannot escape Mantra. I violated one of the most sacred principles... "NEVER change your pick." I was going with Lopez until I made this brilliant swap and am now on the brink of elimination.

munchin
08-26-2013, 10:22 AM
Let this be a good time to note that even "veterans" as myself cannot escape Mantra. I violated one of the most sacred principles... "NEVER change your pick." I was going with Lopez until I made this brilliant swap and am now on the brink of elimination.

I was going back and forth between Lopez and Nishikori as the only people I was seriously considering and they both lost their first set, so it was that thing where I'm thinking it was simply fate I was gonna get knocked out. But Feliciano seems to have rebounded, so I may be alive yet.

PeterSkan
08-26-2013, 10:25 AM
Bad sushi, maybe?

Scotty
08-26-2013, 12:20 PM
gah ... Kolya looks to have completely lost the plot. Looks like I'll be double-cheeked before long.

At least I won't be worried about making any picks while traveling to/from NYC.

shtexas
08-26-2013, 12:25 PM
gah ... Kolya looks to have completely lost the plot. Looks like I'll be double-cheeked before long.

At least I won't be worried about making any picks while traveling to/from NYC.

When all seemed lost, Tomic came back. So, we might be ok. Hard for the inexperienced to close these things out.

ponchi101
08-26-2013, 01:09 PM
When all seemed lost, Tomic came back. So, we might be ok. Hard for the inexperienced to close these things out.

Pearl of wisdom, indeed.

sokoll
08-26-2013, 01:48 PM
[QUOTE=Drop-shot;793385]
Tipsarevic 13: these people really want their 2013 campaign to end soon and focus on the 2014 Australian SP.

QUOTE]


phew, survived picking Tipsa, I got really scared when saw your post :-), though he got lucky and we get to live another day by retirement of his opoonent

Team Shore
08-26-2013, 01:51 PM
Davydenko survives and I hope I survive jumping off his wagon. C'mon Pospisil.

Team Shore
08-26-2013, 06:03 PM
What's happened to the Pospisil match? I can't find it or the results on the schedule now.

nguyen
08-26-2013, 06:03 PM
Welcome everybody to a new round of sadomasochism! This time around 357 people were baited to this mental torture we call Suicide Pool. Lets see how they chose...

Nishikori 34

Gulbis 21

Verdasco 9

Haase 7

De Scheeper 3

Bellucci 1

75 out so far, with the rest waiting on Pospisil and Berlocq. :shocked:

nguyen
08-26-2013, 06:08 PM
What's happened to the Pospisil match? I can't find it or the results on the schedule now.

It's still going on. Pospisil is up two sets to one. He lost a long third set tiebreak. They're just starting the fourth set.

Ribbons
08-26-2013, 06:11 PM
What's happened to the Pospisil match? I can't find it or the results on the schedule now.

Still going on. Dutra Silva took the 3rd set TB 11-9.

Between this and Serena bageling Fran, I'm kind of afraid to turn on USO Radio.

sokoll
08-26-2013, 06:43 PM
saw this on twitter:

"Tom_Tebbutt ‏@tomtebbutt 2m

Just saw Vasek limping badly with cramps on way to locker room after (fortunate) rain delay - he's up 2 sets to 1 but down 0-4 in 4th."

111 saved by the rain?

patrick
08-26-2013, 07:28 PM
Yes. Rain canceled play until tomorrow

jazzyg
08-26-2013, 07:35 PM
Pospisil, never having been broken, served for the match at 5-4 in the third set and was broken, then promptly broke back at love to go up 6-5, then got broken again for 6-6, then blew an early lead in the tiebreak. Don't know if he had any match points in the tiebreak, but it's hard to imagine he didn't.

The rain saved me from being knocked out of the women's and men's pools on day 1 for the first time ever.

shtexas
08-26-2013, 08:37 PM
Day 1:

111 Pospisil
43 Tursunov
38 Davydenko
34 Nishikori
29 Lopez
22 Tomic
21 Gulbis
13 Tipsarevic
9 Verdasco
8 Gasquet
7 Robredo
7 Haase
4 Berlocq
4 Kukushkin
3 De Schepper
2 Robert
1 Bellucci
1 Bautista Agut

357 - 75 = 282 (with 115 people having to survive the conclusion of day 1 and day 2)

Drop-shot
08-27-2013, 08:06 AM
With more than one third of the pool in limbo numbers will be late, but still we can go over today's picks:

Kohlschreiber: Offer expires soon: the German has two good rounds in him before he comes up against Isner.

Querrey: if you missed out on the previous package, we offer you this consolation prize. He also has two rounds before facing the Fed.

Benneteau: he faces "he-of-the-scrabble-winning-last-name". Last time I predicted Przysiezny's demise I was proved wrong, so this time I'm a bit more cautious. Should Julien win (mind the "should"), I don't see him getting by easily against Chardy.

Dimitrov: Like many of today's picks, Mr Sugarpov has two rounds before his life expectancy goes puff!

Monfils: perennially injured Gael will win this one if he's healthy; and that's a big IF.

Becker: complete crapshoot.

Haas: too soon.

Lu: one of the riskier picks today with so many options going around, but still, I like this one.

Young: he's still playing?!

Klizan: since he's playing Young, I'd say it's a rather sane option. Even if we go against the "Do not pick against a player" mantra.

Almagro: I think his R-1 match is trickier than his potential R-2. Would've saved this one for later.

Chardy: he's been not sucking it up lately, so yes, you have my blessing. Mind you that there were better options out there.

Vesely: it's never good when I don't recognize the last name; unlike his opponent's. Bad omen.

de Bakker: once again, this mermaid has attracted unsuspecting pickers to the rocks of doom. Count yourself lucky if you get through.

Raonic: a slam underperformer, he has two rounds before he does his thing and loses a winnable match.

Janowicz: too soon. (Who would've said that a year ago?)

Sock: coin toss.

Mannarino: he might win. He might not. Why did you choose to suffer like this?

Isner: funny thing about this pick. I'd normally say too soon given the circumstances, but he'd get Monfils next round (tricky) and Kohlschreiber after that (streaky), so this is the best time to use up Tall John.

Roger-Vasselin: good for only one round.

Johnson: why throw away your life so recklessly?

Kubot: a lot of adrenaline junkies lately. Nieminen is no guaranteed first round loss.

Nieminen: see above.

Monaco: he'll be lucky if he lives up to his seeding.

Istomin: see you Down Under!

Rosol: 50-50%

shtexas
08-27-2013, 08:17 AM
Day 2: (these numbers may change, depending on Pospisil and Berlocq winning or losing their suspended matches)

96 Kohlschreiber
26 Querrey
29 Benneteau
40 Dimitrov
21 Monfils
2 Becker
2 Haas
5 Lu
1 Young
7 Klizan
6 Almagro
5 Chardy
2 Vesely
4 de Bakker
1 Raonic
3 Janowicz
5 Sock
2 Mannarino
3 Isner
2 Roger-Vasselin
1 Johnson
1 Kubot
1 Nieminen
2 Monaco
1 Istomin
1 Rosol

269

13 no-picks

JTContinental
08-27-2013, 08:45 AM
Donald Young tore up the qualifying draw, and Klizan hasn't been lighting up the world lately, so it will be interesting to see who wins that battle. That said, I didn't go anywhere near that match.

AttackTheNet
08-27-2013, 08:52 AM
A lot of people who took the Pospisil-Kohli combo (me included) may be in the unenviable position of winning our day 2 match (Kohli) before Pospisil's match concludes. Kohlschreiber is demolishing the young American Altamirano.

Team Shore
08-27-2013, 10:41 AM
Yikes, let's hope there's no walkover and that he can finish the match. My life depends on it.

sokoll
08-27-2013, 11:27 AM
Dimitrov bandwagon is in trouble, down 2 sets to 1 and down a break in the fourth.

sokoll
08-27-2013, 11:45 AM
Maria's BF levels the match, fifth set coming up

missinandre
08-27-2013, 12:11 PM
Came over to see how many jumped on the Dimitrov bandwagon....He is in serious trouble and I doubt he gets out of it but....it won't be quite the blood bath it could have been....Imagine if P.K. had lost!

missinandre
08-27-2013, 12:13 PM
Maria's BF levels the match, fifth set coming up

What a horrible 5th set that was! Sousa serving for the match right now....

AttackTheNet
08-27-2013, 12:14 PM
Came over to see how many jumped on the Dimitrov bandwagon....He is in serious trouble and I doubt he gets out of it but....it won't be quite the blood bath it could have been....Imagine if P.K. had lost!

Or Pospisil later today!

shtexas
08-27-2013, 12:22 PM
40 go down with Dimitrov. Of course, 19 of those may officially be ousted by Pospisil, depending how he concludes yesterday's match.

missinandre
08-27-2013, 12:23 PM
Or Pospisil later today!

That would be a definite blood bath........The bartender will be extremely busy in the loser's lounge....might even have to hire extra help!

But you know....I wouldn't mind if Pospisil loses....in fact....I will probably be quite happy to see those numbers knocked out of SP and...I'm still in :)

Woody
08-27-2013, 12:30 PM
Pospisil looks like he's going to make a better go of it when they get to the 5th. Not that it matters, my 2nd pick lost :(

Moose
08-27-2013, 12:35 PM
I've got my Day 1 pick (Pospisil) and my Day 2 pick (Chardy) both about to start their 5th sets, after having lost the 4th. This is a first for me - it's almost like I can pick which player knocks me out.

suliso
08-27-2013, 12:38 PM
I have a feeling Pospisil is going to lose :(

shtexas
08-27-2013, 12:41 PM
Since I run the pool, on the one hand, it would be less work for me to lose all the Pospisil pickers. On the other hand, since I've already updated the picks and results thread, it will be a lot of work to back those out and re-figure today's choices. So, whatever happens. Good luck to all.

DanielN
08-27-2013, 01:04 PM
If Chardy loses, I'm going to regret having chosen Bennetteau today.

shtexas
08-27-2013, 01:18 PM
OK, what super-secret info did the person who picked Istomin have?

sokoll
08-27-2013, 01:19 PM
will Pospisil match ever end? Thankfully there is TB in the fifth set at USO

suliso
08-27-2013, 01:26 PM
For Vasek it would be better without one.

aaditya
08-27-2013, 01:26 PM
3 MPs down the drain...
111 people's hope down the drain...
No way Pospisil is going to win this..

Moose
08-27-2013, 01:27 PM
OK, what super-secret info did the person who picked Istomin have?

He's Yannick Ebbinghaus' bookie.

Team Shore
08-27-2013, 01:27 PM
I cannot believe I jumped off the Davydenko Wagon at the last minute to join the Pospisil Fair. And now I'm really suffering my mind change. Never again.

Team Shore
08-27-2013, 01:27 PM
3 MPs down the drain...
111 people's hope down the drain...
No way Pospisil is going to win this..

Seriously, I hope to survive this, but NEVER again.

seaweed
08-27-2013, 01:28 PM
He's Yannick Ebbinghaus' bookie.

or he's Nate Silver's intern.

sokoll
08-27-2013, 01:33 PM
9-all in TB, maybe Vasek knows about TAT pool and wants to drive people out of their minds :-)

Team Shore
08-27-2013, 01:36 PM
OH the anguish of "watching" this on a scoreboard.

DanielN
08-27-2013, 01:37 PM
Good thing I didn't select Pospisil. Couldn't have handled this roller-coastery TB. 9-9 as I write this.

Jason11E
08-27-2013, 01:37 PM
oh boy...I can't

sokoll
08-27-2013, 01:40 PM
Dutra Silva with MP on his serve 11-10

Team Shore
08-27-2013, 01:41 PM
Shaking my head, pouring a drink.

Moose
08-27-2013, 01:41 PM
I hope Border Patrol detains Vasek. :(

suliso
08-27-2013, 01:41 PM
Pospisil choked like a dog (how many MP's???) and we are all out :mad:

sokoll
08-27-2013, 01:42 PM
and that's it, its' over, sorry to 111 pickers

Vasek had a chance to win it when he got the minibreak at 10-9, but lost both points on his serve when it was time to serve the match out

shtexas
08-27-2013, 01:42 PM
:axe:

mmmm8
08-27-2013, 01:43 PM
Thanks for nothing, Canada! :mad:

;)

mmmm8
08-27-2013, 01:43 PM
OK, what super-secret info did the person who picked Istomin have?

A 2-0 Head-to-Head

sokoll
08-27-2013, 01:44 PM
I hope Border Patrol detains Vasek. :(


:)

kuroneko
08-27-2013, 02:02 PM
Vasek not ready for prime time or anytime. Seemed like such a safe pick.

JTContinental
08-27-2013, 02:23 PM
A 2-0 Head-to-Head

lol

omess
08-27-2013, 02:49 PM
and that's it, its' over, sorry to 111 pickers

Vasek had a chance to win it when he got the minibreak at 10-9, but lost both points on his serve when it was time to serve the match out

Pam Shriver: At 10-10 in 5th, Pospisil won pt but umpire ordered it replayed. 2 UFE from Pospisil to lose. VP "shattered" in locker room https://twitter.com/SI_BTBaseline/status/372472408349097984

shtexas
08-27-2013, 02:55 PM
Pam Shriver: At 10-10 in 5th, Pospisil won pt but umpire ordered it replayed. 2 UFE from Pospisil to lose. VP "shattered" in locker room https://twitter.com/SI_BTBaseline/status/372472408349097984

aw... :(

shtexas
08-27-2013, 02:57 PM
Redo on day 2 start:

62 Kohlschreiber
17 Querrey
18 Benneteau
21 Dimitrov
13 Monfils
2 Becker
1 Haas
2 Lu
1 Young
4 Klizan
4 Almagro
2 Chardy
1 Vesely
3 de Bakker
1 Raonic
3 Janowicz
2 Sock
1 Mannarino
1 Isner
1 Johnson
1 Kubot
1 Istomin

162

Moose
08-27-2013, 02:59 PM
Pam Shriver: At 10-10 in 5th, Pospisil won pt but umpire ordered it replayed. 2 UFE from Pospisil to lose. VP "shattered" in locker room https://twitter.com/SI_BTBaseline/status/372472408349097984

What about us Pospisil pickers, Pammy. We're shattered too. But do you tweet our status?

missinandre
08-27-2013, 03:04 PM
Pam Shriver: At 10-10 in 5th, Pospisil won pt but umpire ordered it replayed. 2 UFE from Pospisil to lose. VP "shattered" in locker room https://twitter.com/SI_BTBaseline/status/372472408349097984

Did anyone tweet about the devastated Mandy M. and all her tears? Lol. Win some, lose some. Pospisil can use this to strengthen his mental game so the next time he finds himself in a tight spot, he can get out of it.

JTContinental
08-27-2013, 03:06 PM
Did anyone tweet about the devastated Mandy M. and all her tears? Lol. Win some, lose some. Pospisil can use this to strengthen his mental game so the next time he finds himself in a tight spot, he can get out of it.

Why, hello, stranger!

Woody
08-27-2013, 04:12 PM
Pospisil can use this to strengthen his mental game so the next time he finds himself in a tight spot, he can get out of it.

"Hey Vasek"
"Who is this?"
"It's me, your subconscious"
"Oh, great. What's up?"
"Well, it's the Aussie Open, you're in a tight 5th set, you're serving at 5-6."
"I know, what do I do?"
"Well, you remember that USO last year, where you choked away 11 match points?"
"Of course, I still have nightmares. What about it?"
"Umm, I don't know. That was really awful and embarrassing."
"I know! So what lesson do I learn from that to help me now??"
"Uhhh... I mean... don't do that again?"
"Gee, thanks a lot. You've always got my back, brain."

missinandre
08-27-2013, 05:25 PM
"Hey Vasek"
"Who is this?"
"It's me, your subconscious"
"Oh, great. What's up?"
"Well, it's the Aussie Open, you're in a tight 5th set, you're serving at 5-6."
"I know, what do I do?"
"Well, you remember that USO last year, where you choked away 11 match points?"
"Of course, I still have nightmares. What about it?"
"Umm, I don't know. That was really awful and embarrassing."
"I know! So what lesson do I learn from that to help me now??"
"Uhhh... I mean... don't do that again?"
"Gee, thanks a lot. You've always got my back, brain."

:hyst::hyst::hyst:

Team Shore
08-27-2013, 05:33 PM
Hey Moose and the other moderators--thanks for the hard work; I really see the challenge of running something (fun) like this on strange days like this. A labor of love. And I appreciate and enjoy it, although I'm history (for the men) here now.

jeffrey
08-27-2013, 05:42 PM
I know you guys are doing a lot of work -- it would be wonderful at the top of the Results thread if you tell us how many of the 357 players are still in it? There is a lot of RED in this list!

Moose
08-27-2013, 05:53 PM
I know you guys are doing a lot of work -- it would be wonderful at the top of the Results thread if you tell us how many of the 357 players are still in it? There is a lot of RED in this list!

We usually state who remains with the day's end summary, Jeffrey. We also often mention it with the opening summary for each day.

shtexas
08-27-2013, 06:00 PM
I know you guys are doing a lot of work -- it would be wonderful at the top of the Results thread if you tell us how many of the 357 players are still in it? There is a lot of RED in this list!

I do at the end of the day. Johnson is still on court. But, it will be in a post.

kknudsen
08-27-2013, 06:21 PM
"Hey Vasek"
"Who is this?"
"It's me, your subconscious"
"Oh, great. What's up?"
"Well, it's the Aussie Open, you're in a tight 5th set, you're serving at 5-6."
"I know, what do I do?"
"Well, you remember that USO last year, where you choked away 11 match points?"
"Of course, I still have nightmares. What about it?"
"Umm, I don't know. That was really awful and embarrassing."
"I know! So what lesson do I learn from that to help me now??"
"Uhhh... I mean... don't do that again?"
"Gee, thanks a lot. You've always got my back, brain."

Best post ever! :woot:

shtexas
08-27-2013, 06:34 PM
Day 2 (final):

62 Kohlschreiber
17 Querrey
18 Benneteau
21 Dimitrov
13 Monfils
2 Becker
1 Haas
2 Lu
1 Young
4 Klizan
4 Almagro
2 Chardy
1 Vesely
3 de Bakker
1 Raonic
3 Janowicz
2 Sock
1 Mannarino
1 Isner
1 Johnson
1 Kubot
1 Istomin

162 - 38 = 124

ponchi101
08-27-2013, 07:02 PM
Actually, guys: Don't post anything. Don't remind us. Leave us, please, leave us alone in our misery. Don't post or talk about all that red. Go on, go on, nothing here to see... :(

nguyen
08-27-2013, 08:23 PM
Hi five to BHar11 for being the other Becker chooser. Was definitely a crap shoot!

jbrennan929
08-27-2013, 09:15 PM
To the four who chose Klizan.....

1-6 0-6 1-6

To Donald Young, no less.

What a miserable pick.

Drop-shot
08-28-2013, 05:48 AM
Round 1 isn't over yet and we've already lost more than half of the pool. Wow. By this rate we'll be done within a few more days.
Still, there are a number of survivors (124) who can gloat. Today's reviews:

Paire: his results have been a bit sketchy so that makes me hesitate. Otherwise, he's good for 3 rounds.

Granollers: a lot of people placing their faith on a lowly ranked player on a surface he doesn't excel on.

Fognini: these people didn't watch Fabio's classic performance at Cincinnati. Let me sum it up: he's on par with Tomic for tanking.

Dolgopolov: as erratic as Dolgopolov can be, I rather like this choice for today.

Youzhny: ahhh, the good old Youzhny. Though generally dependable for a few rounds, he opens against Mahut, who could surprise him. Then would come Dolgopolov (another potential problem) and after that Haas. It's not that he can't win, but it's just too risky to use him this SP.

Melzer: his title at Winston Salem lured quite a few into picking him. Lets hope he doesn't deflate as so often happens in these situations.

Sijsling: as anyone who's had him on his fantasy tennis team during the last month knows, this is a No-no.

Hewitt: unlike other times, Hewitt's been taking some disappointing losses at the smaller tournaments; yet he loves the big stage where he usually brings his best stuff. I think he'll get past R-1 and pasted in R-2.

Lacko: just no. Unnecessary danger.

Devvarman: the other face in the Lacko match. Same sentiment.

Blake: he plays Karlovic, so at least we know this match will be a short one. Longest rally I expect is 3.

Baghdatis: long are the days when you could count on Baghdatis to deliver safe passage for a few rounds. Now you're just asking for it. Slight underdog IMO.

Anderson: if his play holds up he's the one I pick to make it to Berdych in R-4. Still, given his route there, this is a good time to use him.

Smyczek: Needed a wild card. So did his opponent. Flip a coin.

TennisAnyone74
08-28-2013, 07:05 AM
Hi five to BHar11 for being the other Becker chooser. Was definitely a crap shoot!

That's my son, and he's an absolute looney tune! I've been watching tennis for more years than he's been on this earth, and he thinks he knows more about it than I do. Example: for day 3, he's chosen Blake!

TA

AttackTheNet
08-28-2013, 07:13 AM
That's my son, and he's an absolute looney tune! I've been watching tennis for more years than he's been on this earth, and he thinks he knows more about it than I do. Example: for day 3, he's chosen Blake!

TA

How cool! A little parent-child SP rivalry. I like it!!

garp6
08-28-2013, 07:25 AM
It's Day 3 and I have picked Melzer over Donskoy. It seems straightforward but I am flashing back to the last time I picked against Donskoy.

It was the Australian Open and he was facing the seeded Mikhail Youzhny. My one SP rule is to never pick Youzhny but I broke the rule at AO because I couldn't see how Donskoy could win. His previous two tournament results were a loss to Go Soeda at 1 and 2 and a loss in Qualifying to Rhyne Williams at 1 and 4. Of course he beat Youzhny and here I am picking against him again because I can't see how he can beat Melzer.

JazzNU
08-28-2013, 07:45 AM
It's going to be a long day. My weather tends to be what NYC has about 2 hours later and it's so dark here and started to rain steadily. I'm really tempted to change my pick to an early match but that seems like it should be at the top of the mantra of what not to do with SP picks.

TennisAnyone74
08-28-2013, 08:33 AM
It's going to be a long day. My weather tends to be what NYC has about 2 hours later and it's so dark here and started to rain steadily. I'm really tempted to change my pick to an early match but that seems like it should be at the top of the mantra of what not to do with SP picks.

When I'm trying to decide who to pick between two players, I usually go with the one who plays earlier. As you can see, I have no medals from the suicide pools!

TA

shtexas
08-28-2013, 08:39 AM
Day 3 start:

29 Melzer
23 Granollers
13 Youzhny
11 Anderson
9 Paire
9 Fognini
7 Hewitt
6 Baghdatis
5 Dolgopolov
1 Blake
1 Lacko
1 Devvarman
1 Sijsling
1 Smyczek

117

7 no-picks

missinandre
08-28-2013, 09:05 AM
It's Day 3 and I have picked Melzer over Donskoy. It seems straightforward but I am flashing back to the last time I picked against Donskoy.

It was the Australian Open and he was facing the seeded Mikhail Youzhny. My one SP rule is to never pick Youzhny but I broke the rule at AO because I couldn't see how Donskoy could win. His previous two tournament results were a loss to Go Soeda at 1 and 2 and a loss in Qualifying to Rhyne Williams at 1 and 4. Of course he beat Youzhny and here I am picking against him again because I can't see how he can beat Melzer.

Oh noooooooooooooo oh nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I really wanted to go with Baghdatis or Granollers but....I checked out Donskoy...he's ranked like 248 or something! I said..."how could Melzer lose this?" and now you have me worried :(

sokoll
08-28-2013, 09:14 AM
I checked out Donskoy...he's ranked like 248 or something!:(


He's ranked 102

sokoll
08-28-2013, 09:23 AM
It's going to be a long day. My weather tends to be what NYC has about 2 hours later and it's so dark here and started to rain steadily.

It's pouring in Philadelphia, I hope it gets as late to NY as possible

JazzNU
08-28-2013, 09:28 AM
It's pouring in Philadelphia, I hope it gets as late to NY as possible

Yes, that's where I am, just outside, and while it was merely raining when I posted that and stopped for a bit afterwards, it is positively pouring now.

missinandre
08-28-2013, 10:11 AM
He's ranked 102

Ouch. Mixed him up with Jurgen Zopp :(

jazzyg
08-28-2013, 10:20 AM
Youzhny was the right pick today. He's been playing well since Roland Garros.

Mahut is awful on anything but grass and recently lost in qualifying for Cincinnati to an unranked teenager who had gone out in the quarterfinals of the Kalamazoo juniors tournament.

Of course, since I got Popsickled, I'm on the outside looking in.

Moose
08-28-2013, 10:22 AM
It's pouring in Philadelphia, I hope it gets as late to NY as possible

Another Philadelphian! We should have our own sub-forum :)

sokoll
08-28-2013, 11:06 AM
Another Philadelphian! We should have our own sub-forum :)


:)

lukeorion
08-28-2013, 11:08 AM
I really hope these matches don't carry over to tomorrow.

Also, another Philadelphian here too!

nguyen
08-28-2013, 11:28 AM
That's my son, and he's an absolute looney tune! I've been watching tennis for more years than he's been on this earth, and he thinks he knows more about it than I do. Example: for day 3, he's chosen Blake!

TA

That's awesome! Tell your son there's someone else apparently just as looney as he is for picking Becker. :D
Judging from my 7 years of SP-ing results, I've realized I probably still know next to nothing :hammerself:. This time around, I just thought, "Let's see how long I can go without jumping on a bandwagon."
Hence, my picks so far are the likes of Kukushkin, Becker, Devvarman, Ormaechea, Scheeper, and Hampton.
Certifiably crazy? :nutso: Absolutely. :hyst:


P.S. I noticed we joined TAT at the same time. Anniversary buddies! :grouphug::tatrocks:

Philly10
08-28-2013, 11:30 AM
Also, another Philadelphian here too!

Seems like we're slowly taking over. :)

Moose
08-28-2013, 12:03 PM
It's pouring in Philadelphia, I hope it gets as late to NY as possible


Yes, that's where I am, just outside, and while it was merely raining when I posted that and stopped for a bit afterwards, it is positively pouring now.


Another Philadelphian! We should have our own sub-forum :)


I really hope these matches don't carry over to tomorrow.

Also, another Philadelphian here too!


Seems like we're slowly taking over. :)


Aussie Opening gathering, I'm thinking. Chickie and Pete's? Or Chammps King of Prussia or Collegeville if the burbs?

GreenGourd
08-28-2013, 03:59 PM
Aussie Opening gathering, I'm thinking. Chickie and Pete's? Or Chammps King of Prussia or Collegeville if the burbs?

Did someone say crab fries? I'm in!

Moose
08-28-2013, 05:41 PM
Did someone say crab fries? I'm in!

:woot:

Chickie and Pete's needs a stand at the USTABJKTNC. Right next to the stand Federal Donuts needs to open.

garp6
08-28-2013, 06:10 PM
It's Day 3 and I have picked Melzer over Donskoy. It seems straightforward but I am flashing back to the last time I picked against Donskoy.

It was the Australian Open and he was facing the seeded Mikhail Youzhny. My one SP rule is to never pick Youzhny but I broke the rule at AO because I couldn't see how Donskoy could win. His previous two tournament results were a loss to Go Soeda at 1 and 2 and a loss in Qualifying to Rhyne Williams at 1 and 4. Of course he beat Youzhny and here I am picking against him again because I can't see how he can beat Melzer.
And on schedule, Donskoy is up 2 sets. I think I have a new SP rule developing. Melzer broke back in the second to get back on serve and then was immediately broken again.

garp6
08-28-2013, 06:15 PM
Day 3 start:

29 Melzer
23 Granollers
13 Youzhny
11 Anderson
9 Paire
9 Fognini
7 Hewitt
6 Baghdatis
5 Dolgopolov
1 Blake
1 Lacko
1 Devvarman
1 Sijsling
1 Smyczek

117

7 no-picks

Melzer and Granollers currently in deep trouble. Paire and Fognini also in trouble. I smell blood.

Moose
08-28-2013, 06:17 PM
Melzer and Granollers currently in deep trouble. Paire and Fognini also in trouble. I smell blood.

Did someone say blood?


:axe:

missinandre
08-28-2013, 06:20 PM
The rain delay must have done SOMETHING to these tennis players! There is NO sure thing tonight! Even JMDP had a scare...Sijsling is having problems with Gojowczyk...Granollers is having problems with Zopp...Melzer is down 2 sets to none against Donskoy ....R. Ram is running circles around Fabio....Blake and Ivo are going tit for tat....WTH?

Moose
08-28-2013, 06:22 PM
The rain delay must have done SOMETHING to these tennis players! There is NO sure thing tonight! Even JMDP had a scare...Sijsling is having problems with Gojowczyk...Granollers is having problems with Zopp...Melzer is down 2 sets to none against Donskoy ....R. Ram is running circles around Fabio....Blake and Ivo are going tit for tat....WTH?

The ATP is the new WTA, Missin'.

BTW, so great to have you posting here again. It put a smile on my face to see your name.

missinandre
08-28-2013, 06:22 PM
Oh man...who is Gojowczyk? He just defeated Sijsling! I'm staying far away from Melzer's match and scoreline. I refuse to look :( Guess it didn't matter that I wanted Granollers in the first place....

sokoll
08-28-2013, 06:23 PM
Melzer and Granollers currently in deep trouble. Paire and Fognini also in trouble. I smell blood.

Looks like Granollers can not hold serve for the last 2.5 sets, adding Granollers to "Do not pick list" :mad:
and Marat's "protege" is doing well so far, will be interesting if he'll hold up to upset Melzer

missinandre
08-28-2013, 06:29 PM
The ATP is the new WTA, Missin'.

BTW, so great to have you posting here again. It put a smile on my face to see your name.

If this is so Moose....at least....let me see some beatdowns, some hissy fits, tears...anything to make it more entertaining

And it's great to be back. :)

JazzNU
08-28-2013, 06:31 PM
I'm staying far away from Melzer's match and scoreline. I refuse to look :( Guess it didn't matter that I wanted Granollers in the first place....

I'm doing my best not to look either. Why do I keep choosing people who do good in lead up tournaments? It clearly means nothing. Yeah, Granollers and Paire both in trouble. The only other that I gave extended thought to that made it through today was Youzhny.

sokoll
08-28-2013, 06:31 PM
Are the USO.org stats correct? It shows Zopp with 3 winners and 4 UFE... can't that be in 3.5 sets? and Granollers is 9-8, which is also low for 3 and a half sets played.

oh, look at that Granollers broke back somehow, maybe not all is lost yet

Come on, Granolla bar!

missinandre
08-28-2013, 06:32 PM
Looks like Granollers can not hold serve for the last 2.5 sets, adding Granollers to "Do not pick list" :mad:
and Marat's "protege" is doing well so far, will be interesting if he'll hold up to upset Melzer

Marcel looks to be back on track in the 4th....might not be over for him.....but Melzer......he's done for.

sokoll
08-28-2013, 06:32 PM
The only other that I gave extended thought to that made it through today was Youzhny.

+1, should have went with that, solid pick that was

missinandre
08-28-2013, 06:35 PM
I'm doing my best not to look either. Why do I keep choosing people who do good in lead up tournaments? It clearly means nothing. Yeah, Granollers and Paire both in trouble. The only other that I gave extended thought to that made it through today was Youzhny.

I haven't written Paire off yet...he still might pull out the win. I refuse to touch Youzhny. My first desire was Baghdatis....but only because I love him not because I think he was capable of pulling out the win so easily...so I went to Granollers and then Melzer and since Melzer was my last pick...I went with him.....what a lesson to learn!

sokoll
08-28-2013, 06:37 PM
I haven't written Paire off yet...he still might pull out the win.

I agree, and Bogomolov is not a mental giant

sokoll
08-28-2013, 06:39 PM
LOL, out of nowhere Granollers came out and took the fourth set leveling the match. Maybe he was just messing with us? :)

I hope Zopp goes away in the 5th

Vamos!

sokoll
08-28-2013, 06:41 PM
Lets see if Donskoy can serve out the match

shtexas
08-28-2013, 06:43 PM
Did someone say blood?


:axe:

My favorite part of this emoticon is the hard breathing.

missinandre
08-28-2013, 06:44 PM
Lets see if Donskoy can serve out the match

Wow. I am reverting back to my "Kill Marat Safin" mode! To think that I missed him when he left tennis! Now here he is...frustrating me all over again!

missinandre
08-28-2013, 06:48 PM
Geez....Melzer breaks to level the 3rd set! Can he close it out? I can' t STAND THIS!

JazzNU
08-28-2013, 06:48 PM
I haven't written Paire off yet...he still might pull out the win. I refuse to touch Youzhny. My first desire was Baghdatis....but only because I love him not because I think he was capable of pulling out the win so easily...so I went to Granollers and then Melzer and since Melzer was my last pick...I went with him.....what a lesson to learn!

My thinking was similar. Youzhny has lost on me before when he should have won and Mahut can be tricky when he wants to be. I wanted Marcos but not because his results recently gave me reason to hope he'd play as well as he did. I almost picked Granollers because who is Zopp? I'm not familiar at all. But wondered, maybe he's a great server and will give him problems, best to go with the in-form Melzer, he just reached the final, he's got to win a round here, right? Sheesh!

Paire, I wanted to save for another round but alas, he's now down 2 sets and he's also not a mental giant, not a head case, but so very disinterested looking at times.

Moose
08-28-2013, 06:51 PM
Paire, I wanted to save for another round but alas, he's now down 2 sets and he's also not a mental giant, not a head case, but so very disinterested looking at times.


Which is such a shame, because when he is on (and motivated), his game is very captivating.

garp6
08-28-2013, 06:57 PM
Are the USO.org stats correct? It shows Zopp with 3 winners and 4 UFE... can't that be in 3.5 sets? and Granollers is 9-8, which is also low for 3 and a half sets played.

oh, look at that Granollers broke back somehow, maybe not all is lost yet

Come on, Granolla bar!
I think that function in the app is messed up. The winner count seems to be a duplicate of the ace count.

shtexas
08-28-2013, 07:02 PM
Another big crash with Melzer.

garp6
08-28-2013, 07:02 PM
And there it is. Twice in one year, I have been knocked out of the SP by Donskoy.

shtexas
08-28-2013, 07:06 PM
9 Fognini's lost as well

sokoll
08-28-2013, 07:06 PM
Granollers is back to "can't hold my serve mode" it seems... gives up a break

3-all in the fifth

missinandre
08-28-2013, 07:07 PM
Forget the loser's lounge. I'm heading for the fridge. Have a nice bottle of wine chilling there, waiting for just the right moment for me to (sort of) enjoy.....

missinandre
08-28-2013, 07:08 PM
Freaking Melzer :(

missinandre
08-28-2013, 07:09 PM
Crap. I was so excited to be back in the SP at TAT......freaking Melzer!

JazzNU
08-28-2013, 07:16 PM
Which is such a shame, because when he is on (and motivated), his game is very captivating.

Completely agree. I love watching him play when he's dialed in, but it is definitely hit or miss when that can happen. I'm hoping Stan will be a good influence and he'll get it together sooner than later.

Melzer, thanks for nothing. You're going on the never again list for sure!

sokoll
08-28-2013, 07:22 PM
GRANOLLERS!!!

I can't believe I survived Granollers pick :shocked:

nguyen
08-28-2013, 07:46 PM
Am I allowed to gloat that both my men's pick and women's pick were through to the next round BEFORE the rain came? Don't hate me, it's so rare, I have to...

Yes, go for it! :D

Ribbons
08-28-2013, 07:52 PM
Completely agree. I love watching him play when he's dialed in, but it is definitely hit or miss when that can happen. I'm hoping Stan will be a good influence and he'll get it together sooner than later.


Funny you should say that...



For the American swing, I was supposed to go with my girlfriend, and I ended up being alone. In Montréal, Stan (Wawrinka) has been a great help to me the first few days, because it wasn't easy.

http://www.quadruplebagel.com/2013/08/i-wasnt-feeling-comfortable-in-my-own.html

Ribbons
08-28-2013, 07:54 PM
GRANOLLERS!!!

I can't believe I survived Granollers pick :shocked:

*hi-fives*

(Sijsling lost to WHOM?)

shtexas
08-28-2013, 08:39 PM
We can add 9 Paires to the dearly departed.

mysterX
08-28-2013, 08:42 PM
So who came up with the rule that says you never pick against a player? To me, that is a perfectly valid strategy for the first round of a SP. There are always a few stiffs in the draw who have no (reasonable) hope of winning a match. If you identify one, and the opponent is halfway decent, but not someone you expect to go far in the draw, then I say go for it. I've certainly gotten burned in the past on occasion (like last year, with Janowicz against the US Junior champ wild card), but overall I think it has worked out for me more often than not.

After the first round, you are dealing with players who have proven they can win a match at a GS, so I tend to agree with picking a player you expect to win rather than against someone you expect to lose. But I propose an addendum to the rule, which seems to have been adopted by many posters.

missinandre
08-28-2013, 08:43 PM
So....Granollers survives. Come on, all you tennis fans who pick Granollers-Pujol.....admit it......he gave you quite a fright, didn't he? :) Freaking Melzer!

shtexas
08-28-2013, 08:49 PM
So who came up with the rule that says you never pick against a player? To me, that is a perfectly valid strategy for the first round of a SP. There are always a few stiffs in the draw who have no (reasonable) hope of winning a match. If you identify one, and the opponent is halfway decent, but not someone you expect to go far in the draw, then I say go for it. I've certainly gotten burned in the past on occasion (like last year, with Janowicz against the US Junior champ wild card), but overall I think it has worked out for me more often than not.

After the first round, you are dealing with players who have proven they can win a match at a GS, so I tend to agree with picking a player you expect to win rather than against someone you expect to lose. But I propose an addendum to the rule, which seems to have been adopted by many posters.

But, in your post, you are considering the player you chose, not just the player you are picking against. People have gotten burned simply picking against Donald Young, for example, more than once at the US Open.

Ribbons
08-28-2013, 08:50 PM
So....Granollers survives. Come on, all you tennis fans who pick Granollers-Pujol.....admit it......he gave you quite a fright, didn't he? :)

What's more terrifying is suddenly wondering if one in fact picked him too soon. Oohsalmon just pointed out on Twitter that "one of Bogomolov, Smyczek, Granollers or Ram will make R16." :yikey:

mysterX
08-28-2013, 09:05 PM
Shtexas, I agree you don't *totally* pick against a player, and that you have to consider both sides of the match up. But using today as an example, I picked Granollers against Zopp. The basis for picking Granollers was that Zopp is coming off an injury, had a low ranking, and hadn't done much lately. On the other hand, I had little faith in Granollers winning a match at the US Open, but figured since he was playing against a player I projected to be a stiff (Zopp) that it was worth a shot. In this case, I'd say my pick was at least 80% picking Zopp to lose and 20% picking Granollers to win. Which tells me that I picked against the loser more than for the winner.

shtexas
08-28-2013, 09:14 PM
Day 3 final:

29 Melzer
23 Granollers
13 Youzhny
11 Anderson
9 Paire
9 Fognini
7 Hewitt
6 Baghdatis
5 Dolgopolov
1 Blake
1 Lacko
1 Devvarman
1 Sijsling
1 Smyczek

117 - 50 = 67

The men's pool has never been this "red" this early.

AttackTheNet
08-28-2013, 09:15 PM
Only 67 left. After the first round!?!?

seaweed
08-28-2013, 09:46 PM
boy am i glad i was out having real-world beer instead of pulling my hair out over five sets with marcel granollers. it was 6-1 when i stepped out.

nguyen
08-28-2013, 10:05 PM
Only 67 left. After the first round!?!?

Insane. The second round scares me! :flamed:

garp6
08-28-2013, 10:45 PM
Shtexas, I agree you don't *totally* pick against a player, and that you have to consider both sides of the match up. But using today as an example, I picked Granollers against Zopp. The basis for picking Granollers was that Zopp is coming off an injury, had a low ranking, and hadn't done much lately. On the other hand, I had little faith in Granollers winning a match at the US Open, but figured since he was playing against a player I projected to be a stiff (Zopp) that it was worth a shot. In this case, I'd say my pick was at least 80% picking Zopp to lose and 20% picking Granollers to win. Which tells me that I picked against the loser more than for the winner.I agree with you. In the first round, I always look for matches with wild cards because some of them are just easy pickings. You also have to have them playing a decent player. I avoid picking against qualifiers in Round 1 because they have a few victories under their belt. A player seeded in the 25 to 32 rangewho is decent on the surface playing a wildcard is difficult to resist.

suliso
08-28-2013, 10:57 PM
Has it really become more difficult in the last 1-2 years to pass the first round or have we collectively given less thought about our picks lately?

Maybe both? I at least are not following the early rounds and smaller tournaments as closely as I did few years ago and that's what gives you an insight into the current form of someone like Jurgen Melzer.

jazzyg
08-28-2013, 11:48 PM
It certainly was more difficult at this tournament, but I don't think this or the whole year constitutes a trend that will repeat. Anyone who went out with Pospisil on day 1 (and 2) just had bad luck --he blew countless chances to win, including seven match points, against a nobody. A guy like him, even with his apparent choking history, wins that match 49 times out of 50. This was the exception.

Drop-shot
08-29-2013, 05:08 AM
I think that when one third of the pool goes with someone like Pospisil based merely on one or two recent results, you're just asking for tragedy.

fatboy
08-29-2013, 06:04 AM
I think that when one third of the pool goes with someone like Pospisil based merely on one or two recent results, you're just asking for tragedy.

so true. kudos! it also seems to be me, over the last few years, there have been many statements like "never as red as this year!" and each has been true ... maybe it's not getting harder to choose, but more random (below the big 4?) ...

.. or perhaps we are all so jaded from so many losses that we have lost our vision ;)

sokoll
08-29-2013, 06:17 AM
What's more terrifying is suddenly wondering if one in fact picked him too soon. Oohsalmon just pointed out on Twitter that "one of Bogomolov, Smyczek, Granollers or Ram will make R16." :yikey:


might be, but I wouldn't dare to pick him in later stages, not after yesterday's match :rolleyes:

kind of the same thing happened to me on the women's side, I picked Hantuchova thinking she'll lose to Stosur next round, and now it's Glushko, Vickery, Hantuchova, Duval, one of them will see week 2

missinandre
08-29-2013, 07:51 AM
Day 3 final:

29 Melzer
23 Granollers
13 Youzhny
11 Anderson
9 Paire
9 Fognini
7 Hewitt
6 Baghdatis
5 Dolgopolov
1 Blake
1 Lacko
1 Devvarman
1 Sijsling
1 Smyczek

117 - 50 = 67

The men's pool has never been this "red" this early.

It's been a slaughter of massive proportions :(

Good luck to the 67 contestants remaining in the men's pool!

Drop-shot
08-29-2013, 08:30 AM
Wow. Round 1 has barely finished and we're down to 67 :shocked:
That's got to be a new record.

Today's picks:

Gasquet 9: last safe chance to use him. Then Tursunov and later Lopez/Raonic.

Tursunov 4: see above.

Lopez 14: another good choice. As the two above him, he benefits -and we are harmed- by the accessible draw where anyone could make it out of this part.

Sock 2: this is one hell of a risk, specially since his opponent dispatched a seed with relative ease.

Tipsarevic 3: his previous opponent retired -hence he got by. I think his luck runs out here.

Haider-Maurer 1: emmmmmm... No.

Ferrer 1: way too early. This is the default choice to make it out of the quarter and you need to hang on to him until the time is right.

Querrey 14: best choice so far. He plays Federer next.

Robredo 8: another good choice. He might be useful next round, but it's a better option now.

Tomic 1: if he decides to let Fabio Fognini take the "Best performance tanking a match" category he should win. Otherwise, you're in trouble.

Kohlschreiber 9: another player whose longevity is about to expire. Good choice, even though you all know how I feel picking against Roger-Vasselin.

Dodig 1: we were a few and you had to leave. So sad.

Astoundingly there were 0 NPs.

mmmm8
08-29-2013, 09:59 AM
Has it really become more difficult in the last 1-2 years to pass the first round or have we collectively given less thought about our picks lately?

Maybe both? I at least are not following the early rounds and smaller tournaments as closely as I did few years ago and that's what gives you an insight into the current form of someone like Jurgen Melzer.

I think having ever seen Jurgen Melzer play ever gives you a good insight into Jurgen Melzer

(Not saying he was a bad pick, but he is never a safe pick).

jazzyg
08-29-2013, 10:14 AM
I think that when one third of the pool goes with someone like Pospisil based merely on one or two recent results, you're just asking for tragedy.

I love that you're opinionated--it makes the men's pool a lot more fun than the women's --but you're just wrong on this one, and you've been wrong in a lot of your analysis of the men lately, starting with constantly downgrading Youzhny when he's been the right pick at three straight slams. Pospisil has a lot of talent. It's not just one or two results. He has a lot of game. And when he served for a straight sets win in the first round, he had not been broken. It was just bad luck that he lost. It was an excellent pick.

munchin
08-29-2013, 10:24 AM
I love that you're opinionated--it makes the men's pool a lot more fun than the women's --but you're just wrong on this one, and you've been wrong in a lot of your analysis of the men lately, starting with constantly downgrading Youzhny when he's been the right pick at three straight slams. Pospisil has a lot of talent. It's not just one or two results. He has a lot of game. And when he served for a straight sets win in the first round, he had not been broken. It was just bad luck that he lost. It was an excellent pick.

A defendable pick, maybe. A logical pick, maybe. But isn't an excellent pick, by definition, one that gets you to the next day when others wouldn't? ;)

shtexas
08-29-2013, 10:25 AM
I love that you're opinionated--it makes the men's pool a lot more fun than the women's --but you're just wrong on this one, and you've been wrong in a lot of your analysis of the men lately, starting with constantly downgrading Youzhny when he's been the right pick at three straight slams. Pospisil has a lot of talent. It's not just one or two results. He has a lot of game. And when he served for a straight sets win in the first round, he had not been broken. It was just bad luck that he lost. It was an excellent pick.

But he doesn't have a lot of experience at majors yet, which is why I was stunned 111 people took him. 20, maybe. But 111? I made that mistake with Querrey years ago (picking him at Wimbledon based on ranking and good performances at smaller events).

Nevertheless, it was very close.

shtexas
08-29-2013, 10:34 AM
Has it really become more difficult in the last 1-2 years to pass the first round or have we collectively given less thought about our picks lately?

Maybe both? I at least are not following the early rounds and smaller tournaments as closely as I did few years ago and that's what gives you an insight into the current form of someone like Jurgen Melzer.

If I remember correctly, I was juggling plenty of people at both the Australian and French this year, well into the event. It has only been Wimbledon and now the decimation here where this has happened. I didn't run Wimbledon's men's sp this year, but I believe even that was second round, not first.

nguyen
08-29-2013, 12:30 PM
Astoundingly there were 0 NPs.
With only 67 left, I think no one wanted to waste this opportunity! It was a miracle any one of us got through the first round. :shocked:

thedinosaur
08-29-2013, 02:39 PM
Tomic gone, Querrey down two sets

Anyone who survives the first week deserves a medal

Drop-shot
08-29-2013, 03:53 PM
I love that you're opinionated--it makes the men's pool a lot more fun than the women's --but you're just wrong on this one, and you've been wrong in a lot of your analysis of the men lately, starting with constantly downgrading Youzhny when he's been the right pick at three straight slams. Pospisil has a lot of talent. It's not just one or two results. He has a lot of game. And when he served for a straight sets win in the first round, he had not been broken. It was just bad luck that he lost. It was an excellent pick.

I stand by the Pospisil analysis. He just broke into the top 50 for the first time (now ranked 40) so he's not that consistent. I'd just never recommend taking that risk.

shtexas
08-29-2013, 04:13 PM
I am trying to wait until at least the third round to open an updated thread, but now Querrey takes 14 more.

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ponchi101
08-29-2013, 04:39 PM
I remember a while back Suliso and I were talking about matches being (or not, which was his position) a 50-50 affair. Apart from Rafa and Novak, which are right now playing great, and Andy and Roger, who remain at (wild guess) 75%, I stand by that statement.
Most matches on the ATP are 50-50. Ferrer is guaranteed against almost all players below him on clay, DelPo is pretty tough to beat on hard courts. Everybody else can lose to anybody, on any day.

nguyen
08-29-2013, 04:48 PM
Tomic gone, Querrey down two sets

Anyone who survives the first week deserves a medal
Judging from how many are left, none of us might last that long!

I am trying to wait until at least the third round to open an updated thread, but now Querrey takes 14 more.

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That probably has to be the earliest to have an updated thread in TAT history, but seeing so much red on the front page is just deflating.

pudding
08-29-2013, 05:13 PM
Lopez may go to a fifth. That's the other bandwagon for today. Wow.

shtexas
08-29-2013, 05:36 PM
Day 4 finish:

9 Gasquet
4 Tursunov
14 Lopez
2 Sock
3 Tipsarevic
1 Haider-Maurer
1 Ferrer
14 Querrey
8 Robredo
1 Tomic
9 Kohlschreiber
1 Dodig

67 - 16 = 51

Drop-shot
08-30-2013, 08:24 AM
Welcome all 51 of you survivors! It's a little disappointing that we're being outlived by the women's pool with their 87 but hey who's counting, right? RIGHT?!

Sorry for that... Lets get back to business... today's picks:

Haas 22: definitely this round, probably next one, goodbye after that. So yes, this is a good pick.

Seppi 11: on principle yes. The only thing that disturbs me here is that he hasn't posted strong results in a while; but still, it should suffice to get past Devvarman.

Granollers 1: I'm getting more nervous with each pick. Frankly, I have a bad feeling about this one.

F. Mayer 3: plays Donald Young and Murray after that. Wise choice.

Youzhny 1: suffering from a bad draw, Dolgopolov might pose trouble. It's a risky pick if Alexandr plays like he can. Should he get through, it doesn't get easier as he faces Haas.

Donskoy 1: only because he's less unknown than his opponent doesn't make him a good choice.

Nieminen 1: *shakes head*, just because it's Jarkko I'll say he gets through, but there were better choices.

Istomin 3: another 50-50 match.

Bogomolov 1: like Nieminen, I favor him... if ever so slightly.

Wawrinka 1: one of the less obvious choices. Stan hasn't done much in the last few months, while Karlovic has had a resurgence. Still, Ivo tends to underperform at slams and Stan has too much game to not find a way around his opponent in a 5 setter. I think he still makes the cut.

Anderson 6: one of the better options out there today. Baghs is a shadow of his former self. Then it'd be Anderson-Wawrinka which I'd avoid and then Berdych.

shtexas
08-30-2013, 08:57 AM
The only reason I didn't choose Haas was concern something might happen with Del Potro, clearing Haas's path. I wasn't comfortable with Delpo's first match.

nguyen
08-30-2013, 11:39 AM
The only reason I didn't choose Haas was concern something might happen with Del Potro, clearing Haas's path. I wasn't comfortable with Delpo's first match.
That was my thinking too. With the upsets, it's hard not to think about who will make the latter rounds. Then again, like most tennis professionals like to to say, maybe we should take it "one match at a time."

shtexas
08-30-2013, 12:13 PM
And, I'm already feeling queasy for picking Seppi.

funkstar
08-30-2013, 12:34 PM
Aren't we all?

Still - I expect Somdev Djourneyman to arrive on court anytime now, and bow out gracefully.

(Please?)

pudding
08-30-2013, 01:27 PM
I feel bad picking against my one compatriot in the draw. But seriously, an Indian in the third round??? No way. Sorry Somdev, don't hate me.

nguyen
08-30-2013, 01:42 PM
I feel bad picking against my one compatriot in the draw. But seriously, an Indian in the third round??? No way. Sorry Somdev, don't hate me.

Haha aw. He helped me last round so I feel like I owe it to him to cheer him on, but for SP purposes, I wish you the best!

Irena2
08-30-2013, 05:21 PM
What on earth is going on with Kevin Anderson? I can't believe he is going down to Baggy without a whimper!

Drop-shot
08-30-2013, 05:37 PM
What on earth is going on with Kevin Anderson? I can't believe he is going down to Baggy without a whimper!

Tell me about it. I thought it was going to be a walk in the park.

Irena2
08-30-2013, 06:05 PM
Tell me about it. I thought it was going to be a walk in the park.

I was expecting some flashy play from Baghdatis, but I didn't think Anderson would be fazed (aarggh!)
by it. What do I know? :wall:

skatingfan
08-30-2013, 06:37 PM
Tell me about it. I thought it was going to be a walk in the park.

It was, Baghdatis only lost six games :cheesy:

nguyen
08-30-2013, 07:03 PM
It was, Baghdatis only lost six games :cheesy:

It's just that someone else did the walking ;)

Nikos 6
08-30-2013, 07:42 PM
Welcome all 51 of you survivors! It's a little disappointing that we're being outlived by the women's pool with their 87 but hey who's counting, right? RIGHT?!

Sorry for that... Lets get back to business... today's picks:

Haas 22: definitely this round, probably next one, goodbye after that. So yes, this is a good pick.

Seppi 11: on principle yes. The only thing that disturbs me here is that he hasn't posted strong results in a while; but still, it should suffice to get past Devvarman.

Granollers 1: I'm getting more nervous with each pick. Frankly, I have a bad feeling about this one.

F. Mayer 3: plays Donald Young and Murray after that. Wise choice.

Youzhny 1: suffering from a bad draw, Dolgopolov might pose trouble. It's a risky pick if Alexandr plays like he can. Should he get through, it doesn't get easier as he faces Haas.

Donskoy 1: only because he's less unknown than his opponent doesn't make him a good choice.

Nieminen 1: *shakes head*, just because it's Jarkko I'll say he gets through, but there were better choices.

Istomin 3: another 50-50 match.

Bogomolov 1: like Nieminen, I favor him... if ever so slightly.

Wawrinka 1: one of the less obvious choices. Stan hasn't done much in the last few months, while Karlovic has had a resurgence. Still, Ivo tends to underperform at slams and Stan has too much game to not find a way around his opponent in a 5 setter. I think he still makes the cut.

Anderson 6: one of the better options out there today. Baghs is a shadow of his former self. Then it'd be Anderson-Wawrinka which I'd avoid and then Berdych.


On the other hand I believe [as it was proven] that thinking that a former experienced finalist like Baghdatis is going to lose just because he is not playing very well this year is....well...not very wise...:)

Good luck all with remaining picks..!!!:)

shtexas
08-30-2013, 07:47 PM
We lost 1 Bogomolov, 1 Nieminen and 6 with Anderson.

Officially, 43 on to day 6.

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greenhopper
08-30-2013, 08:03 PM
LOL, the one time Drop Shot agrees with my pick, Baghdatis decides to show up and play like it was 2006. The positive thing is, I like his game and was so fun to watch. Trust him to go back to being his 2013 self for the next one against Wawrinka.