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shtexas
08-30-2013, 11:27 AM
A mere 5 days ago, 357 starry-eyed hopefuls started their journey to suicide pool glory. After utter devastation unlike the men's pool has ever seen, only 43 (that is 12%) managed to navigate 5 picks and earn their way to the UPDATED Men's Picks & Results Thread. Congratulations all and, of course, good luck!


Aggierules: Tursunov - Querrey - Granollers - Robredo - Youzhny - Isner

Anne Roy Leape: Lopez - Monfils - Dolgopolov - Robredo - F Mayer - Isner

Audy1117: Lopez - Haas - Anderson - Kohlschreibe. - Seppi - Robredo - Wawrinka - Federer

Barbarapotterfan: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Lopez - Haas - Tipsarevic - Wawrinka - Federer

Bridgepea: Gasquet - Raonic - Baghdatis - Ferrer - Haas - Robredo - Berdych - Federer

Cdavid99: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Anderson - Gasquet – Haas - Isner

Darkhorse: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Lopez - Seppi - Robredo - Wawrinka - Federer

Equipped: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Anderson - Lopez - Haas - Robredo - Wawrinka - Federer

Evil_juju: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Lopez - Haas - Robredo - Seppi

Federex: Tipsarevic - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Gasquet - Haas - Robredo - Hewitt - Federer

Fiercehart: Tomic - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Lopez - Haas - Robredo - Wawrinka - Federer

FredX: Davydenko - Monfils - Hewitt - Sock - Haas - Robredo - Granollers - Federer

Funkstar: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Tursunov - Seppi - Robredo - Wawrinka - Federer

Givemebackmyson: Lopez - Querrey - Hewitt - Gasquet - Istomin - Robredo - Haas

Gunner: Tursunov - Benneteau - Granollers - Lopez - Haas - Tipsarevic - Seppi

Jbradhunter: Tursunov - Monfils - Smyczek - Gasquet - Haas - Ferrer - Wawrinka - Federer

Jbrennan929: Lopez - Querrey - Youzhny - Gasquet - Haas - Ferrer - Wawrinka - Raonic

Jeffrey: Lopez - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Robredo - Haas - Isner

Jlakei: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Lopez - Haas - Robredo - Wawrinka - Raonic

Jusbjen: Lopez - Sock - Hewitt - Tursunov - Haas - Ferrer - Wawrinka - Federer

Justme: Tursunov - Querrey - Anderson - Kohlschreiber – Seppi - Isner

Lukeorion: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Anderson - Tipsarevic - Seppi - Robredo - Wawrinka - Federer

Merlyn: Davydenko - Querrey - Granollers - Gasquet - F Mayer - Robredo - Hewitt - Federer

Mrdarnley: Lopez - Benneteau - Anderson - Robredo - Haas - Tipsarevic - Hewitt - Federer

Mu_royals: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Gasquet – Haas - Robredo - Wawrinka - Federer

Nguyen: Kukushkin - Becker - Devvarman - Kohlschreiber - Istomin - Isner

Nikos 6: Lopez - Isner - Granollers - Robredo - Donskoy - Gasquet - Berdych - Raonic

NYJared: Tomic - Chardy - Baghdatis - Lopez - Wawrinka - Robredo - Granollers - Federer

Philly10: Lopez - Monfils - Granollers - Tursunov - Haas - Robredo - Wawrinka - Raonic

Pudding: Davydenko - Querrey - Baghdatis - Kohlschreiber - Seppi - Robredo - Wawrinka - Federer

Redclay: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Hewitt - Dodig - Granollers - Robredo - Seppi

Rph506: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Gasquet - Haas - Robredo - Hewitt - Federer

Scienter: Tursunov - Kohlschreiber - Anderson - Lopez - Seppi - Tipsarevic - Wawrinka - Ferrer - Berdych

Scotty: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Lopez - Haas - Robredo - Seppi

Seaweed: Davydenko - Monfils - Granollers - Kohlschreiber - Haas - Robredo - Seppi

Shtexas: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Lopez – Seppi - Robredo - Granollers - Federer

Slopok5: Davydenko - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Tipsarevic - F Mayer - Robredo - Seppi

Sokoll: Tipsarevic - Kohlschreiber - Granollers - Gasquet - Seppi - Robredo - Wawrinka - Federer

SpecialK: Lopez - Kohlschreiber - Youzhny - Robredo - Haas - Isner

Spencer: Kukushkin - Lu - Granollers - Sock - Istomin - Robredo - Donskoy

Tennis Bahot Acha Hay: Davydenko- Kohlschreiber- Youzhny- Lope - Haas - Robredo - Hewitt - Federer

TennisAnyone74: Tomic - Querrey - Anderson - Kohlschreiber - Seppi - Robredo - Wawrinka - Federer

Youngkaren: Lopez - Querrey - Youzhny - Tipsarevic - Seppi - Robredo - Wawrinka - Federer

Drop-shot
08-31-2013, 06:18 AM
While the women's pool keeps outperforming the men's, now by almost 2 to 1, we march on to day 6.

28 Robredo: this pick just screams at you and I definitely approve.

7 Isner: while Isner is playing well and one suspects he'll get by today, these pickers should be warned that their last match was played at this very same venue and Kohlschreiber came out victorious. I would've looked elsewhere just to be safe.

3 Ferrer: this pick will get by today but will come back to haunt you as you run out of options.

4 Tipsarevic: I'll say I'm surprised he's even got here. Now I'll go against my own previous advice and predict him to win his match against Sock.

1 Gasquet: this is where it starts getting tricky for Gasquet. He should win but if he loses nobody will be surprised. One of the riskier matches to pick from today.

My pick (IF I were still alive): Robredo. Tipsy would be my second choice.

shtexas
08-31-2013, 07:57 AM
The updated men's picks & results thread is open after only the second round. There is simply too much red in the original p&r thread.

sokoll
08-31-2013, 10:14 AM
I finally made it to the updated thread, and tomorrow I'm leaving for cruise and not sure if I'll be able to have internet connection to make the pick. I wasn't planning on being "alive" at the end of the first week :confused: Maybe I would have to purchase wifi connection for SP, which I'm sure my hubby wouldn't be happy about :)

skatingfan
08-31-2013, 11:35 AM
I'm sure that somebody on board the ship would have a connection - or maybe there will a computer you could use for a few minutes - how does anybody go without internet :confused:

sokoll
08-31-2013, 12:18 PM
Apparently there is no internet, unless you purchase wifi minutes package and using the phone will be too expensive with roaming charges, but we'll probably purchase some minimal amount of wifi for checking emails and SP.

It's just funny how many times I got knocked out on day 1 or 2 and this one time I'm going on vacation during Slam I made it this far in SP on both sides :)

dryrunguy
08-31-2013, 12:26 PM
Apparently there is no internet, unless you purchase wifi minutes package and using the phone will be too expensive with roaming charges, but we'll probably purchase some minimal amount of wifi for checking emails and SP.

It's just funny how many times I got knocked out on day 1 or 2 and this one time I'm going on vacation during Slam I made it this far in SP on both sides :)

I'd offer to help, but seeing as I set a new TAT record for being the fastest to be double-cheeked in the history of the suicide pool, you don't want it. LOL!

shtexas
08-31-2013, 03:18 PM
We've lost the 7 with Isner

thedinosaur
08-31-2013, 06:15 PM
Robredo led by two sets, but Evans won the third and is now a break up in the fourth....

shtexas
08-31-2013, 06:24 PM
Robredo led by two sets, but Evans won the third and is now a break up in the fourth....

If Robredo loses, we are down to 8. :lipsrsealed:

shtexas
08-31-2013, 06:47 PM
Down 3-5, Robredo wins the last four games of the match.

36 advance to day 7.

seaweed
08-31-2013, 06:54 PM
oh thank you, tommy!

nguyen
08-31-2013, 10:12 PM
The updated men's picks & results thread is open after only the second round. There is simply too much red in the original p&r thread.

Of course, just as I make the updated list, I go out with Isner. Story of my life, folks. :D
Almost double cheeked today too, but Ana pulled through. Had a great time as always though!

Drop-shot
09-01-2013, 07:06 AM
With only 36 left we head into the last of the "easy" days with 8 matches to choose from.

18 Wawrinka: even though Baghdatis blew up my predictions last round, I suspect Anderson had a big role in that. So now I stand by the Stan pick. He should beat Baghs and play Berdych next.... unless Baghs' resurrection is the real deal and we have another surprise.

6 Seppi: I wish Seppi had had better results as of late, because that would make this pick a bit safer. Still, I think he wins and plays Murray later.

5 Hewitt: always the gritty counterpuncher, does Donskoy offer enough power for Hewitt to do his thing? If not, Lleyton will may have trouble winning. 60-40% chance of winning.

3 Granollers: first of all, let me say I'm surprised Granollers is still being picked in the third round of the USO. It reminds me of Monaco this Wimbledon.... and we all know how that turned out... 63 dead. And like in that occasion, I think Granollers will win as well. Lets just hope for a better ending.

2 Berdych: IF you still have Haas/Youzhny/Hewitt to use next round this makes sense; otherwise you just placed yourself in a difficult spot.

1 Donskoy: I expect Lleyton to grind through, but the contrary would surprise few.

1 Haas: He's playing the unpredictable (and seeded) Youzhny. Still, he gets through. But, with Del Potro out of his section of the draw, might he be better used a round later?

jazzyg
09-01-2013, 02:08 PM
I'm surprised anyone picked Seppi. His head to head domination of Istomin was built on 5-setters that could have gone either way and Istomin was tremendous in 1st 2 rounds.

shtexas
09-01-2013, 03:15 PM
I'm surprised anyone picked Seppi. His head to head domination of Istomin was built on 5-setters that could have gone either way and Istomin was tremendous in 1st 2 rounds.

Seppi and Granollers (who I stupidly picked) were choices with peril written all over them.

shtexas
09-01-2013, 06:23 PM
Day 7 final:

18 with Wawinka, 5 with Hewitt, 3 with Granollers, and 2 with Berdych advance = 28

6 with Seppi, 1 with Haas, and 1 with Donskoy out

Drop-shot
09-02-2013, 06:50 AM
With 28 left, now we begin with the really fun part. Where your past choices can come back to haunt you.

Having said that, today's picks are:

23 Federer: I have little doubt that he'll get past Robredo. These people are simply using him before his projected quarterfinal showdown with Nadal.

4 Raonic: this is possibly the worst match to choose from today. I wonder what the reasoning is here. Save Federer just in case Rafa slips up? No faith in Roger against Robredo? Unsure about the Rafa-Roger outcome? Having expressed my caution about this match, I think Raonic wins and falls to Ferrer next round.

1 Ferrer: The pick for someone expecting Ferrer to falter before the semis. To me, this pick is a round early.

My pick: Federer.

shtexas
09-02-2013, 12:39 PM
There will be a day 9 thread whether they play today or not. It is the other half of the draw and that half is already set. We will be expected to survive both picks.

thedinosaur
09-02-2013, 04:21 PM
teetering....

shtexas
09-02-2013, 04:23 PM
OMG!

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dryrunguy
09-02-2013, 04:35 PM
I am NOT awarding 28 medals!!!

barbarapotterfan
09-02-2013, 04:47 PM
The way it's going, it looks like only 1 person may be left in the SP after tonight.

pudding
09-02-2013, 04:51 PM
I never root for Federer. I'm a huge Rafa fan who loves to hate Federer. And this year, second SP that I will exit because I rooted for Federer. The ironies of life...

shtexas
09-02-2013, 05:04 PM
Wow. Down to 5 at the moment.

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pudding
09-02-2013, 05:05 PM
The sadist in me is rooting for Tipsy and Gasquet.

omess
09-02-2013, 05:06 PM
Only 6 people alive !!!!!!!!!!

ponchi101
09-02-2013, 05:11 PM
And another record for Federer. I believe no one has ever taken out such a huge percentage of the pool out. Specially with still a considerable number alive (meaning, not 2 or 3(.

dryrunguy
09-02-2013, 05:12 PM
The sadist in me is rooting for Tipsy and Gasquet.

Don't make me ban you!!! :)

Scienter
09-02-2013, 06:49 PM
I think I'm the only one assured of being in the pool tomorrow. That Raonic match is tight.

I didn't pick Federer, not because I didn't think he would win, but because it was too heartbreaking to think that I could only count on him to the quarters. I love him :( the fact I'm still in the pool is cold comfort.

pudding
09-02-2013, 07:02 PM
I think I'm the only one assured of being in the pool tomorrow. That Raonic match is tight.

I didn't pick Federer, not because I didn't think he would win, but because it was too heartbreaking to think that I could only count on him to the quarters. I love him :( the fact I'm still in the pool is cold comfort.

You were loyal. And for that you deserve to be in the pool. Good Luck!

dryrunguy
09-02-2013, 07:04 PM
That Ferrer pick is looking pretty nifty at the moment...

jlakei
09-02-2013, 07:20 PM
I think I'm the only one assured of being in the pool tomorrow. That Raonic match is tight.

I didn't pick Federer, not because I didn't think he would win, but because it was too heartbreaking to think that I could only count on him to the quarters. I love him :( the fact I'm still in the pool is cold comfort.

That is exactly why I did not select Federer. If my Raonic pick sends me out, this post from the winner makes me OK with being a loser.:)

ptmcmahon
09-02-2013, 07:40 PM
So many different paths/reasons for success!

Frank
09-02-2013, 08:14 PM
Do we have an early SP winner? LOL!

Frank
09-02-2013, 08:16 PM
LOL! That was the perfect storm.

shtexas
09-02-2013, 08:16 PM
And then there was one

Ribbons
09-02-2013, 08:17 PM
Holy vache! Congratulations, Scienter!

omess
09-02-2013, 08:17 PM
we have a winner !!!!!

dryrunguy
09-02-2013, 08:17 PM
And then there was one

On day 8! :hyst:

Fiercehart
09-02-2013, 08:18 PM
Amazing! Only 1 left standing!

skatingfan
09-02-2013, 08:22 PM
Congratulations Scienter - just when it looked like the men's pool would pass the women's for most people - can Scienter still beat the draw.

ptmcmahon
09-02-2013, 08:22 PM
Earliest winner ever?

ptmcmahon
09-02-2013, 08:23 PM
Congratulations Scienter - just when it looked like the men's pool would pass the women's for most people - can Scienter still beat the draw.

Think so? Would have to take Gasquet at some point since had Ferrer today.

thedinosaur
09-02-2013, 08:25 PM
Congratulations Scienter - just when it looked like the men's pool would pass the women's for most people - can Scienter still beat the draw.

It's set up very nicely. Well done and good luck Scienter!

Drop-shot
09-02-2013, 08:28 PM
Earliest winner ever?

I'm going to check tomorrow, but I think so.

Also, the first time the men's pool ends before the women's.

pudding
09-02-2013, 08:28 PM
Congrats Scienter! Good job!

shtexas
09-02-2013, 08:31 PM
Earliest winner ever?

If you don't count 2005 (the first year), when we had very few players.

AttackTheNet
09-02-2013, 08:31 PM
Way to go Scienter!! Good luck on beating the draw (and enjoy your very own threads!)

shtexas
09-02-2013, 08:34 PM
Think so? Would have to take Gasquet at some point since had Ferrer today.

Probably Wednesday.

fatboy
09-03-2013, 01:44 AM
well played, Scienter! how did you do it? with all crashing around you, you kept your head ... and your Fed-support :)

day 8! sheee-eesh!

mmmm8
09-03-2013, 06:45 AM
Earliest winner ever?

I believe we've had winners on day 7 before, maybe in 2007/8/9?