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shtexas
01-13-2006, 10:28 PM
This is the thread to place your day 1 suicide pool picks for the men. They are starting with the bottom half of the draw. Below is the list of the mens matches only. All picks due before the start of play on day 1 in Melbourne:

Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.

Rod Laver Arena Start Time 11.00 AM

Danai Udomchoke (THA) vs. David Nalbandian (ARG)[4]

Rod Laver Arena Start Time 7.30 PM

Michael Lammer (SUI) vs. Andy Roddick (USA)[2]

Vodafone Arena Start Time 11.00 AM

Robby Ginepri (USA)[13] vs. Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)[7] vs. Chris Guccione (AUS)

MCA Start Time 11.00 AM

Gaston Gaudio (ARG)[8] vs. Razvan Sabau (ROM)
Taylor Dent (USA)[27] vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

Not Before 7:30 PM

Tim Henman (GBR) vs. Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)

Show Court 2 Start Time 11.00 AM

Andrei Pavel (ROM) vs. Carlos Moya (ESP)[32]
Cyril Saulnier (FRA) vs. Thomas Johansson (SWE)[10]

Show Court 3 Start Time 11.00 AM

Mario Ancic (CRO)[18] vs. Agustin Calleri (ARG)
Jose Acasuso (ARG) vs. James Blake (USA)[20]

Court 4 Start Time 11.00 AM

Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Albert Montanes (ESP)
Wesley Moodie (RSA) vs. Oscar Hernandez (ESP)
Ricardo Mello (BRA) vs. Gilles Muller (LUX)

Court 6 Start Time 11.00 AM

Mariano Zabaleta (ARG) vs. Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE)

Court 7 Start Time 11.00 AM

Florent Serra (FRA) vs. David Ferrer (ESP)[11]
Tommy Robredo (ESP)[16] vs. Jiri Vanek (CZE)

Court 8 Start Time 11.00 AM

Lars Burgsmuller (GER) vs. Rainer Schuettler (GER)
Gilles Simon (FRA) vs. Nicolas Massu (CHI)

Court 10 Start Time 11.00 AM

Daniele Bracciali (ITA) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Jean-Christophe Faurel (FRA) vs. Alexander Waske (GER)

Court 11 Start Time 11.00 AM

Jan Hernych (CZE) vs. Fernando Vicente (ESP)
Marcos Daniel (BRA) vs. Julien Benneteau (FRA)

Court 13 Start Time 11.00 AM

Justin Gimelstob (USA) vs. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)

Court 14 Start Time 11.00 AM

Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

Court 18 Start Time 11.00 AM

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)[26] vs. Marc Kimmich (AUS)
Tomas Berdych (CZE)[19] vs. Bobby Reynolds (USA)

Court 19 Start Time 11.00 AM

Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE)vs. Radek Stepanek (CZE)[17]
Tomas Behrend (GER) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)[31]

Court 21 Start Time 11.00 AM

Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) vs. Denis Gremelmayr (GER)
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs. Vincent Spadea (USA)

Doll_Face
01-13-2006, 10:36 PM
My first day pick:

Berdych

shtexas
01-13-2006, 11:03 PM
Several day 1 picks placed on an earlier thread:

Verkerk-er

Taylor Dent

thesupernova

Robby Ginepri

jqw0525

Taylor Dent

Kirkus
01-13-2006, 11:04 PM
Rainer Schuettler

catz33
01-13-2006, 11:18 PM
Nieminen

blueblueberry
01-14-2006, 12:03 AM
Jonas Bjorkman 8-)

flowerchild39
01-14-2006, 12:17 AM
Jonas Bjorkman

Lemnos
01-14-2006, 02:12 AM
Stanislas Wawrinka

oohsalmon
01-14-2006, 02:45 AM
Nicolas Massu

udaneri
01-14-2006, 04:32 AM
Where should I place my pick for Day 1 ???
Only a message with my selection is enough???
Thanks
:-? :-? :-?


[Yes. A message with your selection here is enough. Just put your men's pick in this thread. If you choose to play the women's game, post your pick in the womens day 1 thread]

Jelisabeta
01-14-2006, 05:07 AM
First day pick : Jarkko Nieminen.

gff0
01-14-2006, 06:05 AM
I'm already sweating with nervousness. I thought this was supposed to make the tournament even more fun to watch! Sheesh! I can't handle the stress!

My pick: Jonas Bjorkman

Razor
01-14-2006, 06:15 AM
Henman....

If a 30 year old fey englishman can't win round one against some russkie with a bad fauxhawk, then .... ooh, lager!

dkleedean
01-14-2006, 06:28 AM
Pick for dkleedean:

Bjorkman

likembrave
01-14-2006, 08:05 AM
I go with the Fin....

Jarkko Nieminen

gernaserna
01-14-2006, 08:06 AM
day one men's pick...David Ferrer

TennisDude
01-14-2006, 08:17 AM
David Ferrer

GVGirl
01-14-2006, 08:18 AM
Massu

Lynn
01-14-2006, 08:45 AM
Daniele Bracciali

Herodotus
01-14-2006, 08:53 AM
Jonas Bjorkman

funches
01-14-2006, 08:53 AM
Nieminen
––his opponent has never won a match on tour

mysterX
01-14-2006, 09:57 AM
Jan Hernych

sportfan92
01-14-2006, 10:05 AM
Massu

lrakotom
01-14-2006, 10:06 AM
My pick: Berdych, Thomas

Jaamis
01-14-2006, 10:37 AM
Wes Moodie (my hometown boy will not let me down!)

SpiceMan
01-14-2006, 10:44 AM
Rainer Schuettler

jadesa
01-14-2006, 10:59 AM
Jarkko Nieminen

Sebastien447
01-14-2006, 11:09 AM
Dent

If Taylor can't win one for me then I'll buy him a beer. He looks like a partier! [smiley=beer.gif]

incubo
01-14-2006, 11:45 AM
Nieminen

dryrunguy
01-14-2006, 11:48 AM
I'll go with Wawrinka.

Dry

backhand
01-14-2006, 12:07 PM
JARKKKKKKKKKKKKKO Nieminen

slicentice
01-14-2006, 12:22 PM
Slicey picks Berdych!!!!

The_Hammer
01-14-2006, 12:27 PM
Da Hammer sez Bracciali wins in day 1. Otherwise, I'll eat broccolli for the entire tournament.


Hammerhead

Shadow
01-14-2006, 12:35 PM
Muller

I bet all of my Chic Filet cash box on this one.

Aut

shtexas
01-14-2006, 01:11 PM
Oh, the pressure...

Gaston Gaudio

It's the only round I am even reasonably comfortable picking him.

joshman
01-14-2006, 02:01 PM
Dent, Arthur Dent...no wait, that's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

I think I'll go with Taylor Dent instead.

munchin
01-14-2006, 02:04 PM
I pick Radek Stepanek, Day 1

This is my first time, so I'm reeking of unconfidence.

neka
01-14-2006, 02:22 PM
I'll go with Thomas Berdych. 8-)

Jidkova_Fan
01-14-2006, 02:56 PM
Nieminen

(I know it's not original but I'd picked him before reading through the topic :-[ )

Net_Raider
01-14-2006, 03:04 PM
Henman

IceBud241
01-14-2006, 03:33 PM
Day one pick is
Jarrko Nieminen

udaneri
01-14-2006, 03:38 PM
My pick for day 1: Nicolas Massu

Charlie02123
01-14-2006, 04:09 PM
Well I WAS going to say Nieminen because he's playing a wildcard but so many people picked him that I was afraid of the karma. If Marc Kimmich pulls off the upsets half the contestants will be out already! :o

So my pick is: James Blake

It might be too safe if he makes it far in the tournament, but this is my first suicide pool and I want to do it for at least two days. Hope Acasuso doesn't bring his A game...

cdavid99
01-14-2006, 04:53 PM
Jonas Bjorkman

Feech
01-14-2006, 05:34 PM
Jarkko Nieminen

Moose
01-14-2006, 05:51 PM
Jarkko Niemenen...and gawd, I hope he realizes he is carrying the wieght of half this pool on his shoulders.

joshman
01-14-2006, 05:56 PM
I know he's a pretty safe bet since he's playing an Aussie wildcard, but I was surprised so many people picked Nieminen because he's on a roll coming in and might be good in a round or two...then I saw that he is projected to have a third round encounter with a Mr. Nalbandian...I guess I'll pencil Nieminen in for round 2 ;)

chapin
01-14-2006, 07:12 PM
Going with Gaudio because I am not sure I could pick him beyond this round.

I just joined. This is pretty cool! :)

purplemaple
01-14-2006, 08:43 PM
Jarkko Nieminen

catz33
01-14-2006, 10:39 PM
Actually, only 15 of us have chosen Nieminen out of 43 so far. The really cool thing is that out of 32 matches 18 different players have been chosen in both the woman and men's draw........with another 16 or so hours to go!!!

sgrehew
01-15-2006, 12:45 AM
Taylor Dent

Scott

linsij
01-15-2006, 01:08 AM
nalbandian

zephyrstorm03
01-15-2006, 03:05 AM
Taylor Dent :)

ximo
01-15-2006, 03:25 AM
Wawrinka

ajstew
01-15-2006, 04:08 AM
ajstew

Mariano Zabeleta

Merlyn
01-15-2006, 04:26 AM
Wesley Moodie

sarlitos
01-15-2006, 04:49 AM
Wawrinka

spt
01-15-2006, 06:38 AM
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)

lemons
01-15-2006, 06:54 AM
Jonas Bjorkman

Doll_Face
01-15-2006, 07:19 AM
I'm already sweating with nervousness. I thought this was supposed to make the tournament even more fun to watch! Sheesh! I can't handle the stress!

My pick: Jonas Bjorkman


LOL - My goodness, gff0. What are you gonna do in week two?

May I suggest taking a hot [smiley=bath.gif]

Very funny.

Doll_Face
01-15-2006, 07:23 AM
Da Hammer sez Bracciali wins in day 1. Otherwise, I'll eat broccolli for the entire tournament.


Hammerhead


Gotcha ::)

PeterSkan
01-15-2006, 07:26 AM
SkanCan Day 1 Men's Pick = Dent

Doll_Face
01-15-2006, 07:27 AM
Jarkko Niemenen...and gawd, I hope he realizes he is carrying the wieght of half this pool on his shoulders.


CRASH

[smiley=hyst.gif]

bartman2099
01-15-2006, 08:07 AM
I'm going with Radek Stepanek

shmintz
01-15-2006, 08:35 AM
Tommy Robredo

Ive
01-15-2006, 09:17 AM
I'll go for Mariano Zabaleta, shouldn't be a problem against that Taiwanese player.

3mlm
01-15-2006, 10:28 AM
Bjorkman

di-10S
01-15-2006, 10:33 AM
women-Kirlilenko
men-Moodie

Takao
01-15-2006, 10:41 AM
Wesley Moodie

aggierules
01-15-2006, 10:59 AM
Neiminen

gibbermiata
01-15-2006, 11:12 AM
carlos moya

t0atiam
01-15-2006, 12:07 PM
Jonas Borkman

mysterymorrison
01-15-2006, 12:59 PM
Massu

Moose
01-15-2006, 01:13 PM
Jon D-oh! emailed me his pick..


Jon D-oh's Day 1 pick is Taylor Dent

rktct2b
01-15-2006, 01:39 PM
AO Suicide Pool Men's Day 1 pick

Nieminen

mustbeatypo
01-15-2006, 02:51 PM
Moodie

fedpras
01-15-2006, 03:18 PM
Gaudio

macavity
01-15-2006, 03:40 PM
Never done this before, so I'm hoping that the obscure player theory works for me...

Daniele Bracciali.

sluggo-13
01-15-2006, 03:45 PM
I assume this is where I registar my suicide picks for the men.

My pick for Round 1 is Stanislas Wawrinka

womentennis_fan
01-15-2006, 03:56 PM
Kohlschreiber

shtexas
01-15-2006, 04:03 PM
We are closed!

improbabledream
01-15-2006, 04:08 PM
Id this late? I really didnt think it started till monday. Please let me play

Baghdatis

shtexas
01-15-2006, 04:10 PM
Ok.


The end.

Moose
01-15-2006, 04:18 PM
shtx:
Just checked the suburbanepa email address, Travis emailed a pick at 6:00 Eastern time, so it was on time.

His pick is Niemenen.

Kirkus
01-15-2006, 04:24 PM
I just checked tatpicks@yahoo.com

No entries.