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Drop-shot
07-02-2018, 06:18 AM
And we're off! 271 started this race. You can follow your picks by clicking on the link below as well as the updates that will be posted.

http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/sp/Wimbledon2018.htm

As always, once you're red, you're dead. So don't be rude and make me wait and get a losin' pronto :cheesy:

Madame
07-02-2018, 07:25 AM
And we're off! 271 started this race. You can follow your picks by clicking on the link below as well as the updates that will be posted.

http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/sp/Wimbledon 2018.htm

As always, once you're red, you're dead. So don't be rude and make me wait and get a losin' pronto :cheesy:

yes sir ! You know how I always comply Drop-shot. I lost then ...

Drop-shot
07-02-2018, 07:34 AM
And now for the much awaited, not always perfect, analysis of picks.

Mannarino 50: nice round number. Nice grass season tune-ups. Nice pick.

Seppi 17: not passionate about the pick, but can't object to harshly. You may pass, but be warned there were better choices.

Coric 1: going by present form this was unnecessarily soon.

Bonzi 1: never good when I have to see if it was a typo. Have a feeling Bonzi will make you look like Bonzo.

Norrie 1: why take such a big risk so early? Win he might, but it feels like a coin toss.

Krajinovich 4: yes he's seeded, but he still has that newcomer smell and I don't trust new faces easily.

Garcia Lopez 26: at first I thought these were old Roland Garros picks, then I saw his opponent and it became clear. Be warned of the old Suicide Pool mantra about picking AGAINST someone.

Muller 44: in past years yes, but he's clearly in the "what-have-you-done-for-me-lately?" category. Accessible opponent inclines balance in your favor.

Pella 1: picking any Argentine not named Del Potro here is a leap of faith. You'd better bring some holy water to the Tennis Cathedral.

Karlovic 2: NO. Just no. Even if he wins, NO. He's president of the Do Not Pick Club (VP is Gulbis by the way). If by some miracle you survive, know that you've just tempted some bad karma.

Donaldson 2: like Krajinovich but aggravated by the fact that he's not even seeded and has a tougher opponent.

Isner 20: I tend to avoid him like the plague, but if you're bent on taking him, this is as good as it gets.

Millman 4: hmmmm, yes. He should get you through, but if he doesn't can we really say we're surprised? Stay close to the door so you don't bother the rest when you have to leave.

Sousa 1: well, if the previous pickers are near the door, you'd do best to stand under it... and maybe start calling a cab.

Anderson 1: he could have been used later on, but overall, not a bad choice.

Djere 1: you don't value your life much, do you?

Lacko 17: the smart pick. Going against Bonzo and later against Roger.

Leo Mayer 10: how did he get seeded?! Anyhow, facing against another hard serving player, I think there's too much risk. Plus, the nationality :cheesy:

Pouille 3: this all boils down to whether you think Raonic will be healthy enough to reach their projected match-up and win or not.

Raonic 1: well, obviously this person doesn't think he's up to the task.

Youzhny 1: former good grass courter, his best days are way behind him. See that you're not sent out to pasture with him.

McDonald 1: I think you got hungry and typed what first came to your head.

CarreŮo Busta 2: solid player and nice pick. Maybe too soon if Isner falters as he's wont to do.

Kohlschreiber 15: I utterly approve.

Berankis 2: coin seems to be going your way if ever so slightly.

Harrison 6: doesn't matter who he's playing, this guy has had an awful season, so why go here?

Johnson 12: yes, I suppose you could make a good case for this pick, so I'll approve.

Querrey 5: past Wimbledon success would say this is a no-brainer. Still, haven't seen Sam's form and would wait a round or two before picking him.

Tsitsipas 19: one of the flavors of the season, I haven't seen him on grass though. I reckon he's safe today.

Fabbiano 1: see you in 2019!

ktothem1
07-02-2018, 07:49 AM
"Karlovic 2: NO. Just no. Even if he wins, NO. He's president of the Do Not Pick Club (VP is Gulbis by the way). If by some miracle you survive, know that you've just tempted some bad karma."

I'm seriously thinking about Gulbis for day 2. Ernie will either lose or make a run to the quarters, so he will take me out one way or another.

Pione Sisto
07-02-2018, 08:18 AM
Love the Karlovic bit.

I think Isner is the Do Not Pick Club's ambassador to Wimbledon. :lipsrsealed:

liam_valid
07-02-2018, 08:28 AM
I admit as soon as I looked at draw and saw Lacko vs Bonzi under Roger I didnít even bother to carry on reading, and I picked Lacko. But itís always a danger picking someone who did well the week before a slam as they always seem to flop, as Coric just has

James7
07-02-2018, 09:35 AM
Pella 1: picking any Argentine not named Del Potro here is a leap of faith. You'd better bring some holy water to the Tennis Cathedral.


I saw a lot of Lacko picks so I decided to pick from a different "seed-feeder" match. Worked out fine for now.

improbabledream
07-02-2018, 09:48 AM
Is espn charging for the watch espn feature where they stream all the matches? It used to be free and they want 5$ for something called espn+? Can you say no just show me the tennis? Anyone have any idea what I am talking about?

JazzNU
07-02-2018, 10:17 AM
Love the Karlovic bit.

I think Isner is the Do Not Pick Club's ambassador to Wimbledon. :lipsrsealed:

Not really, not at Wimbledon or at any slam really in the first round. He has very few first round losses. He might make you sweat a bit, but he's rather reliable then. After the first round, you're just playing with fire, and that's at any slam, not just Wimbledon.

Karlovic is a never ever ever pick. Just don't do it to yourself. He won today. That's gonna give those poor souls and probably a few others confidence to pick him at the US Open where he will be up against an innocent looking 87th ranked clay court specialist you've never heard of and you will surely be posting in the Loser's Thread on Day One.

JazzNU
07-02-2018, 10:36 AM
Is espn charging for the watch espn feature where they stream all the matches? It used to be free and they want 5$ for something called espn+? Can you say no just show me the tennis? Anyone have any idea what I am talking about?

Yes. ESPN is making a dumb money grab and screwing people over if you hadn't heard. They've been moving a lot of what was previously available via Watch ESPN and ESPN 3 onto ESPN Plus. Watch ESPN is pretty barebones at this point. They never streamed all the matches, but it was more than the 3 they have up now. They appear to have more courts available on ESPN Plus than they previously did (they just did a promo mid-match showing 14 live matches). Doesn't matter to me, still not paying them anything else. But a few have, I'm not sure if they are happy with it or not. @Ti-Amie definitely did their trial last week so you can ask her if you want to know something specific.

jazzyg
07-02-2018, 10:45 AM
Mannarino had to break serve to stay in the third set, which he won in a tiebreak for a 2-1 lead.

That match has not been nearly as comfortable as I expected.

liam_valid
07-02-2018, 10:55 AM
First set Bonzo :rolleyes:

adicecream
07-02-2018, 04:34 PM
Don't trash Dr Ivo. He was due to win in the first round. And he did.

Drop-shot
07-02-2018, 06:45 PM
Both Carreno Busta pickers should make a day 2 pick just in case he ekes out a win tomorrow.

Drop-shot
07-02-2018, 07:35 PM
Today's losses:

1 Coric
1 Benzi
1 Norrie
4 Krajinovich
1 Sousa
1 Djere
10 Mayers
1 Youzhny
2 Berankis
12 Johnson

leaves us at 237 with two Bustas pending.

Link has been updated in the first post.

improbabledream
07-02-2018, 09:04 PM
Carreno Busta has me frieking out right now! I should have rememberd one of the foremost commandments of tat sp. Never. Never ever pick against the moldavian murderhouse Radu Albot.

liam_valid
07-03-2018, 05:30 AM
Carreno Busta lost, which puts him at an unenviable 0 for 6 career grass wins, unless you count his win over Khachanov last week at Hurlingham exo, which Iím guessing prompted people to pick him here

christinestiara
07-03-2018, 06:33 AM
Hi my pick for today is Edmund and not Fritz. Thx

Drop-shot
07-03-2018, 06:51 AM
Link has been updated (http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/sp/Wimbledon%202018.htm)

With 235 surviving Day 1, we had one invalid pick (Dolgopolov who was replaced with Bolelli) and 11 No Picks.

The rest:

Ramos Vinolas 3: why? You want to emulate Garcia Lopez, but this is just folly.

Paire 62: Mr Bandwagon has lured people based on the grass tune-ups; however I remain cautious with such an iffy track record. If this goes *SPLAT*, well, we can't claim that we didn't know better.

Tomic 2: maybe they read Tommy and thought Tommy Haas. Maybe they were drunk. Maybe their pet cat walked on the keyboard and typed this by accident. There is no good reason to ever choose Tomic the Tank Engine.

Dzumhur 2: yes he's seeded and yes he had a good grass season; however his foe gives me pause. Marterer is a promising prospect that can play. I would've stayed away from this one.

Thiem 4: love Dominic but grass is simply NOT his element. If he loses to Baghs, we will be Casablanca shocked.

Goffin 1: too soon. Such a solid pick for later on.

Schwartzman 1: he's won zero matches here, and I didn't want to test that today.

Shapovalov 1: unconfirmed grass credentials against tricky veteran. Not the best course on the menu.

Gulbis 14: can't say I haven't warned this lot, including yesterday. Do-Not-Pick Vice President takes the court. Even if he wins, you've summoned some bad mojo. :cheesy:

Fognini 2: I'm thinking that Fabio can win a few matches given his draw here. Nevertheless, prudence calls to probe his mental state before betting your life on him.

Lopez 44: good on grass AND plays an Argentine not named Del Potro. Good choice.

Verdasco 1: I like him more as a R-2 option, his streakiness gives me pause for R-1.

Simon 1: same as Verdasco, simple (and reliable) Simon has an easier R-2 and makes for a better option then.

Benneteau 3: wasn't he injured recently? And isn't Fucsovics an ascending player? Your own destiny seems descending.

Sock 3: hasn't been able to beat his shadow, so this is a bad choice regardless of his opponent.

Vesely 1: coin toss!

Edmund 26: ascending Brit in Novak's quarter, or is it his? We'll soon see. Safe for today, but if he gets past Novak, we may be in trouble.

Khachanov 2: young player rising in the ranking versus old player descending in the rankings - on the latter's worst surface. Bravo!

Nishikori 18: nice planning - unless he beats Kyrgios.

Kukushkin 4: I'll give this pick a slight nod only because he's playing Pospisil who can't beat a rug.

Misha Zverev 6: game tailored for grass. Another sound choice.

Djokovic 3: it seems that his recent form isn't enough to convince all that he's on his way back. This of all picks might come back to haunt you.

Kyrgios 1: what a question mark... I think he'll manage to win 3-4 matches despite himself.

Cuevas 1: one Slam too late.

Haase 2: another round of Russian Roulette

Fritz 7: more lovers of the tightrope.

Sugita 8: of all the risky picks, I'll doff my hat to this one.

Drop-shot
07-03-2018, 06:53 AM
Hi my pick for today is Edmund and not Fritz. Thx

Will see the correction with the next update.

noedee
07-03-2018, 07:01 AM
Just heard that Paire is playing with a tear in his meniscus! Yikes! That certainly will make Paire-pickers' task (incl. me) all that much harder!

ptmcmahon
07-03-2018, 07:09 AM
Carreno Busta lost, which puts him at an unenviable 0 for 6 career grass wins, unless you count his win over Khachanov last week at Hurlingham exo, which Iím guessing prompted people to pick him here

One of the funny things I've learned researching for contests is how many players have never won a match on grass in their career. Schwartzman for example just got his first one ever this AM.

jazzyg
07-03-2018, 09:04 AM
Love the writeups with each pick. Love them.

Surprised, though, that you thought Goffin was solid. He's been beyond shaky recently, and I expected Ebden to beat him comfortably. Goffin was awful at Roland Garros, giving an uninterested Monfils a chance to beat him by making awful mistakes before getting sent out by Cecchinato, but it was more the lousy way he was playing than the result that gave me pause. Not sure he's healthy right now.

dryrunguy
07-03-2018, 09:37 AM
Is there a way to reorganize and revamp this contest so we can pick against Vasek Pospisil every day?

James7
07-03-2018, 09:44 AM
Is there a way to reorganize and revamp this contest so we can pick against Vasek Pospisil every day?

Anti-SP?

Pick a loser of a match every day. Winner of that said match cannot be picked as a loser next round?

suliso
07-03-2018, 09:46 AM
Anti-SP?

Pick a loser of a match every day. Winner of that said match cannot be picked as a loser next round?

That would be as difficult to win as the real SP...

ptmcmahon
07-03-2018, 09:46 AM
Imagine trying to keep track of that contest :)

ktothem1
07-03-2018, 11:57 AM
Anti-SP?

Pick a loser of a match every day. Winner of that said match cannot be picked as a loser next round?

You Can't Win Jack has a little bit of this (except you pick everyone at the beginning). It's fun trying to figure out who gets The Wooden Spoon.

coachmando
07-03-2018, 02:31 PM
on Post #192 of day 2 picks, I picked Gulbis

However, on this link:

http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/sp/Wimbledon%202018.htm

it says I picked Paire. Does not really matter, as both won, but I may (unlikely) need to pick Paire later. Can you please fix?
Thank you

MeganFernandez
07-03-2018, 03:32 PM
Anti-SP?

Pick a loser of a match every day. Winner of that said match cannot be picked as a loser next round?

this is actually exactly when we do, except we name the winner of the chosen match instead of the loser.


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Drop-shot
07-03-2018, 07:39 PM
on Post #192 of day 2 picks, I picked Gulbis

However, on this link:

http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/sp/Wimbledon%202018.htm

it says I picked Paire. Does not really matter, as both won, but I may (unlikely) need to pick Paire later. Can you please fix?
Thank you

Fixed

ashokkorwar
07-03-2018, 07:42 PM
that really scared me.. but it turned out ok

Drop-shot
07-03-2018, 08:07 PM
We lost 39 leaving us with 196 that move on to day 3.

Link updated: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/sp/Wimbledon2018.htm

jazzyg
07-04-2018, 04:40 AM
My pick Pouille looks like road kill against Novak today. He's had a medical timeout for a foot issue, but Novak, who had accomplished nothing in his career overall or on grass until qualifying here, is dominating him in every department through two sets. Watching it on DirecTV and it has been an epic mismatch.

Drop-shot
07-04-2018, 05:05 AM
I had to leave early for work today so unless I am able to get hold of a computer, the breakdown and updates will be done only late tonight.

FEBravo
07-04-2018, 05:53 AM
My pick Pouille looks like road kill against Novak today. He's had a medical timeout for a foot issue, but Novak, who had accomplished nothing in his career overall or on grass until qualifying here, is dominating him in every department through two sets. Watching it on DirecTV and it has been an epic mismatch.

Yeah, that matchup scared me for some reason, but it made a lot of sense on paper. Looks like he's righted the ship though, winning a tough 3rd set breaker and with the break in the 4th.

jazzyg
07-04-2018, 06:37 AM
Deserved win for Novak.

I watched it from the start of the 2nd set on and he was the better player. Should have won it in straight sets but Pouille played well to save a break point at 5-5 in the third and again when down two match points in the third-set TB. By my count, 67 of us are gone.

Drop-shot
07-04-2018, 06:57 AM
Damn Pouille. I doubly hate myself for not going with Medvedev.

MeganFernandez
07-04-2018, 07:19 AM
Damn Pouille. I doubly hate myself for not going with Medvedev.

Thankfully, I cant remember who my backup pick was. Aging can be graceful that way.


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g2gaynor
07-04-2018, 08:20 AM
by my calculations, 11 no picks today. WOW. that has to be some sort of record, no?

MANNARINO 5
ISNER 5
POUILLE 64
MONFILS 53
KOHLSCHREIBER 7
RAONIC 9
MEDVEDEV 9
QUERREY 14
TSITSIPAS 3
WAWRINKA 7
ANDERSON 3
KARLOVIC 3
JARRY 3

GlennHarman
07-04-2018, 08:41 AM
Like others, I thought Pouille was a "safe" pick who would surely not be needed in later rounds. Oh, well!! GH

sokoll
07-04-2018, 09:47 AM
Like others, I thought Pouille was a "safe" pick who would surely not be needed in later rounds. Oh, well!! GH

Same here *SIGH*
And I changed from picking Monfils at first

g2gaynor
07-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Wow lost nearly half today.

11 no picks
3 jarry
3 karlovic
64 pouille

Wawrinka on edge, isner in 5th ... rough day!

JazzNU
07-04-2018, 10:48 AM
I'm not surprised that people picked Pouille in general because he's well known and ranked vs. a little known player, but I am surprised he was thought of as a "safe pick". From what I've seen out of him the last few months, every match of his is a gamble.

dryrunguy
07-04-2018, 11:44 AM
The thing about Pouille is that he can get absolutely clobbered in a match or he can lose a close match or he can win matches you think he shouldn't win, but I've never seen him tank a match or act like he didn't care. You know he'll at least try his best to win. And that separates him from some of the other guys out there. Though, of course, it's not like I've watched every match he's ever played.

ponchi101
07-04-2018, 12:36 PM
He is the French version of CarreŮo Busta or Bautista Agut. Solid for first rounds. No need to put him in the NO PICK list yet.

SwissBliss
07-04-2018, 06:59 PM
Picking Luca Pouille on any surface, at any stage, against any opponent is asking for pain.

Drop-shot
07-04-2018, 07:25 PM
Sorry for the terrible delay, it's 11PM here but I got it done.

Today we began with 196 but lost 9 to the infamous NO PICK

The rest:
Mannarino 5
Medvedev 9
Monfils 53
Karlovic 3
Isner 5
Anderson 3
Pouille 66
Raonic 10
Jarry 3
Kohlschreiber 7
Querrey 13
Tsitsipas 3
Wawrinka 7

90 made it through

25 still in play

Link is updated: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/sp/Wimbledon2018.htm

g2gaynor
07-04-2018, 08:06 PM
Drop shot-

For day 3, i had picked pouille initially and changed it to monfils.

liam_valid
07-05-2018, 12:42 AM
Drop shot-

For day 3, i had picked pouille initially and changed it to monfils.

Good swap!!

gff0
07-05-2018, 03:58 AM
My day 3 pick was Medvedev rather than Raonic

Drop-shot
07-05-2018, 05:03 AM
Picks have been corrected. There was a dead contestant who's post threw off the count.

Thanks Flowerchild as well for letting me know that you had lost.

Corrections will be visible in the next update.

GlennHarman
07-05-2018, 05:37 AM
Drop, Very unfortunately, my pick was Lucas Pouille. Equally unfortunately, you did not make a mistake in recording that pick. Both of us need to try harder on my behalf next time. :cool:

GH

g2gaynor
07-05-2018, 06:52 AM
from my count, 107 remain going into today (NOT including those that lost wawrinka today). We had 2 no picks and already 1 go down with herbert.

DE MINAUR 2
DZUMHUR 6
EBDEN 15
EDMUND 43
FOGNINI 4
HERBERT 1
KHACHANOV 8
NISHIKORI 7
SCHWARTZMAN 2
SHAPOVALOV 12
SIMON 4
TIAFOE 1
NO PICK 2

Drop-shot
07-05-2018, 06:58 AM
Very unofficial numbers since I have to compute the pending matches.

K EDMUND 46
M EBDEN 15
K KHACHANOV 9
D SHAPOVALOV 11
K NISHIKORI 7
D. DZUMHUR 6
F FOGNINI 4
D. SCHWARTZMAN 2
G. SIMON 4
A DE MINAUR 3
P HERBERT 1
F. TIAFOE 1
R. NADAL 1

Drop-shot
07-05-2018, 07:43 AM
OK, so now we're ready. 107 made it to day 4. 2 succumbed to No Pick leaving 105 for my very musical review:

Edmund 43: "It's right on time, it's right on time" - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Ebden 15: "Highway to the danger zone, Ride into the danger zone" - Kenny Loggins

Khachanov 8: "I gotta feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night" - BEP

Shapovalov 12: "Futures made of virtual insanity now" - Jamiroquai

Nishikori 7: "I whistle down the wind; Carry on smiling; And the world will smile with you; Life is a flower" - Ace of Base

Dzumhur 6: "Oh that's why I'm easy; I'm easy like Sunday morning yeah" - Faith No More

Fognini 4: "Why; Why; I may be mad; I may be blind; I may be viciously unkind" - Annie Lennox

Schwartzman 2: "On a warm summer's eve; On a train bound for nowhere; I met up with the gambler" - Kenny Rogers

Simon 4, Tiafoe 1 and De Minaur 2 already won

Herbert 1 lost

Updated link: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/sp/Wimbledon2018.htm

ptmcmahon
07-05-2018, 07:56 AM
I never knew Faith No More covered Easy.

JazzNU
07-05-2018, 08:08 AM
Shapovalov 12: "Futures made of virtual insanity now" - Jamiroquai

Dzumhur 6: "Oh that's why I'm easy; I'm easy like Sunday morning yeah" - Lionel Richie



I'm so thrilled with the Jamiroquai mention, that I'm going to pretend like there was a bizarre keyboard error and you somehow mistyped Lionel Richie crediting the song he both sung and wrote to some group who did a cover of it.

Drop-shot
07-05-2018, 08:18 AM
I'm so thrilled with the Jamiroquai mention, that I'm going to pretend like there was a bizarre keyboard error and you somehow mistyped Lionel Richie crediting the song he both sung and wrote to some group who did a cover of it.

LOL! I never knew that the song was originally from Richie.

aidsasis
07-05-2018, 10:46 AM
LOL! I never knew that the song was originally from Richie.

I think it was providential. Turns out that you should have Faith No More that it was Easy to pick Dzumhur over Gulbis.

Drop-shot
07-05-2018, 11:33 AM
He's just suckering you in. Just wait.

Drop-shot
07-05-2018, 08:27 PM
We lost:
12 Shapovalov
6 Dzumhur
2 Schwartzman
1 Herbert

84 move forward

Updated link: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/sp/Wimbledon2018.htm

g2gaynor
07-06-2018, 04:22 AM
The UNOFFICIAL tallies for today:

TSITSIPAS 26
ANDERSON 18
ISNER 16
MANNARINO 10
QUERREY 7
RAONIC 4
PELLA 2
MEDVEDEV 1

liam_valid
07-06-2018, 04:33 AM
Iíve gone for Tsitsipas but looking at Fabbianoís grass Results recently Iím regretting this pick big time

Drop-shot
07-06-2018, 08:23 AM
84 made it to day 5 and none fell to No Pick for once!

Early casualties include 7 Querreys. On the contrary, 17 Andersons live on.

The rest:
Mannarino 11: quite the workhorse he has proven to be this SP. I hope he doesn't let you down, but Medvedev is on a streak and that's always dangerous. Should he win, it's Roger next, so this is his last station.

Medvedev 1: talented player acquitting himself well, if I had to bet, I'd bet against him but only halfheartedly. Also running his last lap since if he gets through, it Roger time.

Pella 2: Cinderella run takes out Cilic in a shocker. Always a question if they can back it up with another win or regress to the mean and lose against scrub-nation. Being the opponent McDonald, he has a fair shot of continuing his success.

Isner 16: always a risk picking Isner after R-2, nonetheless, being his opponent Albot (who?), this is as safe as it gets with Big Jon in R-3.

Raonic 4: after the decimation of this quarter he is the clear frontrunner, so he's the best bet to reach the semis making this pick precocious.

Tsitsipas 26: new flavor of the year keeps on building momentum. I think he gets past this round, question is, should you have saved him for next round speculationg that Isner may falter?

Updated link: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/sp/Wimbledon2018.htm

kknudsen
07-06-2018, 12:00 PM
Out on Querrey ... bummer! Enjoy the rest of the SP and good luck to everyone! I live on in the women's!
Thanks to SP organizers and moderators! You're the best!

Drop-shot
07-06-2018, 03:41 PM
Lost 3 more and Raonic is still pending.

Updated link: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/sp/Wimbledon2018.htm

Drop-shot
07-07-2018, 05:52 AM
We had 74 moving on to Day 6 but lost 4 to No Pick

The rest (all subject to change depending on the Raonic carryover)

Zverev 17: I think it's a slam dunk. Being his next opponent Kyrgios (who has a favorable H2H and has been playing well, bottle incidents notwithstanding) and after Nick he'd run into resurgent Djokovic, this pick is very timely. Of course if he goes on to beat both of them (early on I predicted he'd defeat Kyrgios) you might be in trouble.

Gulbis 1: we have a believer out here! Or someone with insider information about Zverev's health. :cheesy: bye-bye!

Fognini 29: his play seems to be on track so logic dictates this is a good pick, specially since his next round would be against Nadal. Now, Fabio is not one to play by logic but rather emotion, so this could get unnecessarily tricky and or bloody. I would've skipped this one for something "Safer".

Simon 1: why not? It's not a gamble I would've taken based on Simon's form, but his foe is nothing impossible to conquer and Del Potro looms next. May fortune smile on you today.

Del Potro 2: we all know Delpo can play, but his Wimbledon form has been inspiring and a run to the finals is not out of the question. This pick came at least a round too soon.

Khachanov 7: I like this pick, but his last 5-set round gives me pause. Something more secure I would've seeked.

Ebden 5: if I had to choose from this match I would've taken the more veteran player of Gilles. Cloudy forecast for this group.

Djokovic 1: see Del Potro, Juan

Kyrgios 7: of all the contenders, this one has the toughest match against Kei. I think Squirt prevails here, but again we fall into the "how far do you think he'll go?" dilemma.


Updated: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/sp/Wimbledon2018.htm

liam_valid
07-07-2018, 07:01 AM
I would never have picked Fabio against Vesely on grass. I sense a bloodbath

JazzNU
07-07-2018, 08:13 AM
I would never have picked Fabio against Vesely on grass. I sense a bloodbath

Win or lose, nothing wrong with the Fabio pick as he leads their H2H 3-0 including a win on grass at last year's Wimbledon.

liam_valid
07-07-2018, 08:44 AM
Ah I didnít see the H2H. I still fancy Vesely though from what Iíve seen of his matches. And Fabio has killed me too many times so there may be some bias in there

dryrunguy
07-07-2018, 10:20 AM
I posted my Fognini pick shortly after the thread went up. Right then, you all should have run the other way.

liam_valid
07-07-2018, 10:59 AM
Well I was right about Vesely, but totally wrong about my own pick Zverev who is going out to Gulbis as things stand

yoort
07-07-2018, 11:31 AM
given the bloodbath, today would have been a fine day to just choose rafa.

Drop-shot
07-07-2018, 12:34 PM
The two biggest bandwagons -if we can call them that- fell off the cliff today. Survivors will be inaugurating the updated P&R thread come Monday.

patrick
07-07-2018, 02:33 PM
12 for ATP and 12 for WTA left. Do we have anyone left in both pools?

Pione Sisto
07-07-2018, 03:58 PM
Massive props to the Gulbis picker!

I was tempted to take him myself but wasn't ballsy enough to pull the trigger.

Drop-shot
07-07-2018, 05:30 PM
It wasn't Sunday, Bloody Sunday, but Saturday, Bloody Saturday. Lost most of the pool

17 Zverev
29 Fognini
5 Ebden
7 Kyrgios

That leaves us with 12!

Updated link: http://www.talkabouttennis.com/contests/sp/Wimbledon2018.htm

We will continue in the Updated P&R thread.