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shtexas
05-25-2007, 12:17 PM
Hello and welcome new players and returnees to day 1 of the men’s suicide pool.

Normally, you will be making one pick EACH DAY of the men’s event, and once you use a player, you can never use them again. There will be a “picks and results thread” posted later so you can check the choices you have already made.

It is very important you follow the posted schedule of play for the day.

Remember, for this one major, you have the option NOT to choose a match from Sunday's offerings and wait until Monday, when there will be a bigger selection from which to choose. BUT, if you choose a match from Sunday and your player loses, you're out of the men’s suicide pool contest. There will be a separate thread for Monday's day 1 choice so that we don't confuse everyone. For those that survive the Sunday/Monday day 1 pick, your day 2 pick will be due before the start of play on Tuesday as usual.

If you choose to pick from the few Sunday matches, post your Day 1 pick by replying IN THIS THREAD. Your pick must be in before the start of play for the day in Paris, that is, Sunday, May 27th at 11:00 AM Paris time. For those in the US, Paris is six (6) hours later than the east coast, nine (9) hours on the West coast. Don’t be late as we hate making those hard decisions, but we will.

Best of luck and thanks for joining us.


SUNDAY MATCHES:
Fernando Vicente (ESP) vs. Marat Safin (RUS)[22]
Arnaud Clement (FRA) vs. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)[7]
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs. Julien Benneteau (FRA)[30]
Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)[5]
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)[17] vs. Amer Delic (USA)
Jan Hernych (CZE) vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)[13]
Ivo Minar (CZE) vs. Potito Starace (ITA)
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs. Marcos Daniel (BRA)
Stefan Koubek (AUT) vs. Christophe Rochus (BEL)
Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) vs. Alexander Peya (AUT)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. Dusan Vemic (SRB)
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) vs. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)

Moose
05-26-2007, 06:18 AM
one last reminder....you pick either a Sunday (one of these) or a Monday match for your first pick in the game. After that, you make a pick EVERYDAY, until you are eliminated.

To avoid confusion, pleased refrain from making Monday choices in the Sunday threads even if you think you know who is playing on Monday.

GVGirl
05-26-2007, 06:22 AM
I'm first for the men as well! Wooooo!

JC Ferrero

TAT & TW

phaedrus
05-26-2007, 06:25 AM
Sunday Pick: FC Ferrero

Moose
05-26-2007, 06:27 AM
I want to save JCF, I don't trust Marat or Janko, and I'm not crazy about the rest of the matches, so I'm waiting for Monday.

gibbermiata
05-26-2007, 06:31 AM
Youzny

Youzny, please don't use me.

cpm6d04
05-26-2007, 06:33 AM
Pick: Safin

Jack
05-26-2007, 06:34 AM
Benneteau.

gerrynjapan
05-26-2007, 06:44 AM
OK, it's official. I'm jumping into the pool on Monday with Vliegen.
;) ;) ;)

TW tribe, am I the first?:shocked:

suliso
05-26-2007, 06:45 AM
JC Ferrero

tennis_star
05-26-2007, 07:05 AM
Juan Carlos Ferrero for sunday's match

didgeridoo33
05-26-2007, 07:09 AM
Benneteau, please!

Jason11E
05-26-2007, 07:32 AM
I know its the easy 1st Round pick but - Juan Carlos Ferrero

I see him at least making it to Federer in 4th Round

morct
05-26-2007, 07:57 AM
Juan Carlos Ferrero for me please.

*jumping on bandwagon*

orpheo
05-26-2007, 08:04 AM
TW Potito Starace!! *crosses fingers, arms, legs tongue...releases tongue to hard to breathe!!!

Beckham
05-26-2007, 08:09 AM
TW Pick: Potito Starace...u had better come through...crosses all body parts and begins chanting to ensure that the potito wins :)

kevinknudson
05-26-2007, 08:28 AM
Hidalgo

luvs10s
05-26-2007, 08:29 AM
Nicolas Lapentti for me, please.

thekaoboy
05-26-2007, 08:33 AM
Glad to be back. I'll take the Sunday pick and go for Lapentti.

MeganFernandez
05-26-2007, 09:10 AM
Bennetau

Jay
05-26-2007, 09:13 AM
I guess i'll pick so that I can rest on Monday and not go crazy waiting.


Julien Benneteau

vamosrafa
05-26-2007, 09:17 AM
Ferrero

NasdaqBallboy
05-26-2007, 09:34 AM
Juan Carlos Ferrero.

-josh

nelslus
05-26-2007, 09:45 AM
Wish I had the guts to go with someone like Potato Starace- but, having bombed out of both Aussie draws first round, gotta go with a "safe" choice.

Youzhny.

tonofclay
05-26-2007, 09:49 AM
Benneteau

one_shot07
05-26-2007, 09:50 AM
I'm gonna go w/ Julien Benneteau for day 1

dryrunguy
05-26-2007, 09:53 AM
Starace for me.

Dry

servesmasher
05-26-2007, 09:55 AM
I want to save JCF, I don't trust Marat or Janko, and I'm not crazy about the rest of the matches, so I'm waiting for Monday.


Same here. I'm waiting so I can pick from Monday's OP;)

e11even
05-26-2007, 09:59 AM
First SP. First post. First pick.

TW: Julien Benneteau (FRA)[30]

Madame
05-26-2007, 10:03 AM
Hi all !
TW Pick (and first pick !!!)

Potito Starace

leemur
05-26-2007, 10:11 AM
Yikes -- Benneteau!
TW

munchin
05-26-2007, 10:11 AM
I never thought I'd use him as a pick for the 1st day, but I have to go with MARAT SAFIN.

balon11
05-26-2007, 10:22 AM
Mikhail Youzhny

marsny
05-26-2007, 10:23 AM
Juan Carlos Ferraro

Moose
05-26-2007, 10:26 AM
Jon D'oh emailed his pick - Juan Carlos Ferrero

bridgepea
05-26-2007, 10:30 AM
I pick Marat - Karen TW

snapcracklepop1988
05-26-2007, 10:38 AM
JC Ferrero please.

Jtdrum10
05-26-2007, 10:50 AM
M. Youzhny for me.

MH1212
05-26-2007, 11:14 AM
I can't wait until Day 2...

****MIKHAIL YOUZHNY****

Good luck, All!

atlpam
05-26-2007, 11:17 AM
My pick for Sunday is Potito Starace

Bellhop20
05-26-2007, 11:20 AM
Juan Carlos Ferrero.

mrfish
05-26-2007, 11:23 AM
youzhny, please

PeterSkan
05-26-2007, 11:25 AM
Day 1 [Sunday]: JC Ferrero

gamper
05-26-2007, 11:33 AM
My day 1 pick: Juan Carlos Ferrero

Snoo Foo
05-26-2007, 11:45 AM
TW
POTITO STARACE

Charlie02123
05-26-2007, 11:46 AM
Starace

slc2466
05-26-2007, 11:55 AM
Yep, "safe bet" Juan Carlos Ferrero for me too. This is my first time playing, and I want to try to make it to Tuesday, so no Safin for me (at least not yet; if he starts cooking, we'll see).

rktct2b
05-26-2007, 11:57 AM
My Day 1 Men's pick is Marat Safin.

Obviously I want Safin to win, but I just hope he lasts longer than my Day 1 Australian Open pick - I was out in 6 minutes when J Johannsson retired!

pbutler50
05-26-2007, 12:08 PM
Never played this before, and just to be different....Ramirez-Hidalgo

TennisDude
05-26-2007, 12:11 PM
I'll take Mikhail Youzhny

oliver0001
05-26-2007, 12:13 PM
Mikhail Youzhny, who else???

jsd123789456
05-26-2007, 12:36 PM
ok since im not going to be able to play possibly beyond day 2 im going to instead just pick against the bandwagon picks so i can say told ya so if they win, so
day 1 = Amer Delic

doubledogbrewer
05-26-2007, 12:37 PM
don't like most of these ... too many tossups. But I can't see Ferrero losing, and right now I'm just concerned with getting out of the first round.

Foxykhat
05-26-2007, 12:54 PM
I can't seem to make up my mind for the men's Sunday matches so I'll wait for Monday.

OK I know I said I would wait until Monday but this name has been the name on my mind all day so I might as well get it over with.

CLOSES EYES AND says

Julien Benneteau


Foxy

blomgren
05-26-2007, 01:06 PM
Starace

GSte!
05-26-2007, 01:27 PM
Well, this is taking a risk, but it's day 1 so what the heck!

I'll go with Benneteau (TW)

eunice
05-26-2007, 01:37 PM
The Mosquito - JCF

tennisbrp
05-26-2007, 01:42 PM
Benneteau

Robert_E TW
05-26-2007, 01:58 PM
IŽll go with Juan Carlos Ferrero.

dryrunguy
05-26-2007, 02:16 PM
Never played this before, and just to be different....Ramirez-Hidalgo

:yikey: I love it!

Dry

Doc_P
05-26-2007, 02:25 PM
My first Suicide pool

Ferrero

kmart93
05-26-2007, 02:53 PM
I'm gonna go with Potito Starace

escrimeuse
05-26-2007, 03:22 PM
My first time here too (from CNNSI)

I pick Benneteau

Codge
05-26-2007, 03:28 PM
OK, I'm jumping in...
First round should be a breeze, Almagro to advance :cool:

Oops... Amalgro is not one of the choices. I'll go with Benneteau instead.
Thanks for the heads up Moose!

jb123
05-26-2007, 03:51 PM
OK - here we go. My first suicide pool! OK - I THINK I'm supposed to put TW here. Hope I don't embarrass the Tribe....

Ramirez Hildago. TW.

mrjiggyfly2
05-26-2007, 03:54 PM
OK, I'm jumping in...
First round should be a breeze, Almagro to advance :cool:


Codge,
I agree that Almagro will win his first round match. However, he's not yet eligible to be picked as he's not playing tomorrow. Please see the first page of this thread. You are not required to pick a match for tomorrow, but if you are going to select a match, then it must be one of tomorrow's matches.

hawkgirl98
05-26-2007, 04:03 PM
Janko Tipsarevic on Sunday, please!

patamf
05-26-2007, 04:04 PM
Juan Carlos Ferrero

Marathongirl
05-26-2007, 04:05 PM
I'll take Marat Safin please.

Tennisdan
05-26-2007, 04:36 PM
Ivo Minar (CZE)

My stab in the dark for Sunday glory...

zephblabs
05-26-2007, 04:39 PM
I'm going with the racket saluting Mikhail Youzhny.

beths
05-26-2007, 04:46 PM
ok - I will give it a go - I will pick
Potito Starace
this is my first time here -
at TW I just go by Beth
so include me in the TW list

oploskoffie
05-26-2007, 04:46 PM
Julien Benneteau

winston
05-26-2007, 04:53 PM
Juan Carlos Ferrero

3mlm
05-26-2007, 04:54 PM
Tipsarevic

--cj--
05-26-2007, 05:00 PM
I'm diving into my first Suicide Pool with... Mikhail Youzhny.

Good Luck, Campers!

TigerTim
05-26-2007, 05:01 PM
Ferrero

Jay
05-26-2007, 05:09 PM
I guess i'll pick so that I can rest on Monday and not go crazy waiting.


Julien Benneteau

I changed my pick to this.

Foxykhat
05-26-2007, 05:51 PM
Just incase you don't see my edited post my pick for Sunday is

Julien Benneteau

Foxy

thotchkin
05-26-2007, 05:53 PM
Well, I thought about waiting for tomorrow (and I still might on the women's side), but I think I'm okay with the options offered today. In fact, given that the winner of this match would have to go through Federer, Ferrero, or Youzhny sooner than later, I will make my day one pick...

BENNETEAU!

Despite not having a chance to see him play yet.

nyjaney
05-26-2007, 06:08 PM
Rochus, please.

blaker414
05-26-2007, 06:23 PM
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo

jkfriedman
05-26-2007, 06:31 PM
Stefan Koubek

cdavid99
05-26-2007, 06:37 PM
Juan Carlos Ferrero.

igorwright
05-26-2007, 06:39 PM
My pick: Julien Benneteau

wycombe7
05-26-2007, 07:04 PM
It's time for another suicide pool!

Having a ludicrously bad record at this on the men's side, I feel as though I should pick safely, but just can't do it!

I'm not picking on the women's side yet, so I'll survive until Monday!

I'm choosing between Benneteau and Starace (although there are some other tempting choices on this side), but Benneteau did me at Wimbledon, so I'm going to have to start off this (almost certainly very short) journey with:

Potito Starace

Good luck everyone (see you in the losers lounge!)

ajstew
05-26-2007, 07:08 PM
ajstew

In the Australian I was knocked out by Andreev's poor performance... but Benneteau should not disappoint here.

Benneteau wins over Berlocq easy

nbala
05-26-2007, 07:28 PM
Since I picked his sister, I think I'll make it a family thing - Marat Safin.

lemons
05-26-2007, 07:38 PM
Marat Safin

evil_juju
05-26-2007, 07:44 PM
JC Ferrero!

Stinger
05-26-2007, 07:49 PM
My pick for Sunday:

Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo

Bonneau
05-26-2007, 07:57 PM
I'm from TW & my first suicide pool.

I'll take Juan Carlos Ferrero

Thanks

pkorne
05-26-2007, 08:45 PM
J. Benneteau

FourTeller
05-26-2007, 08:50 PM
No picks today on either side - hopelessly behind on researching the players and draw preparing for a sibling's arrival in town - but would have a hard time picking some of the more popular choices this early :confused: As for Potito Starace... no offence to him, I'm sure he's a solid enough (to win a round) player, but I balk at selecting someone whose name alone still makes me snicker in amusement :cheesy:

FT

Miles
05-26-2007, 08:55 PM
Julien Benneteau

sbtang
05-26-2007, 08:57 PM
I'll go with Marat Safin.

GernBlandston
05-26-2007, 08:57 PM
jumping on the Julien Benneteau train please!

waylandboy-tw
05-26-2007, 09:10 PM
Day 1 pick:Nicolas Lapentti

TAT & TW

thehonggue
05-26-2007, 09:17 PM
Pick : Rochus

mmmm8
05-26-2007, 09:18 PM
Benneteau

Eugene
05-26-2007, 09:26 PM
Juan Carlos Ferrero

catz33
05-26-2007, 09:26 PM
Approx 25 Ferrero
21 Benneteau
11 Starace
10 Youzhny
9 Safin
5 Ramirez Hidalgo
2 Tipsarevic
2 Lapentti
2 Rochus
1 Koubek
1 Delic
1 Ivo Minar

Jsd and Amer could fill the LL fast. Are you all stocked and ready to go Jessie?

lrakotom
05-26-2007, 09:28 PM
ramirez hidalgo

Merlyn
05-26-2007, 09:37 PM
Let's go Mikhail Youzhny, don't let me down.

Moose
05-26-2007, 10:17 PM
Just a reminder...less than 4 hours to make a Sunday pick.

If you don't make one, you can still make your 1st pick from Monday's order of play. We'll have that thread started sometime shortly after the order of play is published on the official RG website

prince49
05-26-2007, 10:18 PM
Todays Pick is

Youhzny

Go TW Tribe

jabrot11
05-26-2007, 10:20 PM
JC Ferrero

alvinlimtc
05-26-2007, 10:48 PM
Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Good luck everyone!

dougforte
05-26-2007, 10:54 PM
Benneteau, please.

susiQ
05-26-2007, 11:04 PM
TW Member -- my first suicide pool (hope I don't go down in flames too early). I'm picking Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo. Good luck everyone.

juandixonformvp
05-26-2007, 11:53 PM
Tipsarevic please.

Danielle
05-26-2007, 11:55 PM
Going with the Benneteau bandwagon, please...:cheesy:

dolphins343
05-27-2007, 12:36 AM
Koubek

oploskoffie
05-27-2007, 01:09 AM
Just under an hour to go before the start of play!

If you want to make your first pick from today's order of play, you need to do it before 11 AM Paris time. If you miss that deadline, there's a second and final chance to start your SP campaign tomorrow. Read this thread's opening post for more details! :)

albena
05-27-2007, 01:37 AM
Marat Safin (TW)

GVGirl
05-27-2007, 01:48 AM
Less than 20 minutes to get your pick in!

GVGirl
05-27-2007, 02:01 AM
It's 11 am and play begins in Paris. This thread is officially closed!

As Mr. Koffie said earlier....
If you missed the deadline, there's a second and final chance to start your SP campaign tomorrow. Read this thread's opening post for more details! :)