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shtexas
08-27-2007, 02:09 PM
Welcome to Day 2 of the menís suicide pool for the 2007 United States Open.

You will be making one pick EACH DAY of the menís event (NOT one each round), and once you use a player, you can never use them again. There will is a ďpicks and results threadĒ posted and updated once a day so you can check the choices you have already made.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOU FOLLOW THE POSTED SCHEDULE OF PLAY BELOW. THIS IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR THE US OPEN MENíS EVENT, BECAUSE THE MENíS FIRST ROUND MATCHES ARE SPREAD OVER 3 DAYS. SO, EVEN IF SOME PLAYERS FROM A CERTAIN HALF OF THE DRAW ARE PLAYING ON TUESDAY, THAT DOESNíT MEAN ALL OF THE MATCH-UPS FROM THAT HALF OF THE DRAW ARE PLAYED. BE CAREFUL.

Post your Day 2 pick by replying IN THIS THREAD. Your pick must be in by Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 11:00 AM New York time (east coast), 8:00 AM on the west coast. For those in Europe, London is five (5) hours later than the east coast. Donít be late as we hate making those hard decisions, but we will. This thread will be locked at 11:00 AM EDT, rain or shine, so please don't wait until the last minute or you may find it locked when you hit "post".

Best of luck and thanks for joining us.

Tuesdayís schedule of play consists of A MIXTURE OF MATCHES FROM THE TOP AND BOTTOM half of the menís draw (24 matches):

(32)Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs Arnaud Clement (FRA)
Thomas Johansson (SWE) vs Nicolas Massu (CHI)
Jose Acasuso (ARG) vs Martin Vassallo-Arguello (ARG)
Justin Gimelstob (USA) vs (5)Andy Roddick (USA)
(29)Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs Michael Llodra (FRA)
Stefan Koubek (AUT) vs Samuel Querrey (USA)
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs Albert Montanes (ESP)
Michael Russell (USA) vs (6) James Blake (USA)
(16)Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) vs Amer Delic (USA)
Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Agustin Calleri (ARG)
(q) Dudi Sela (ISR) vs Nicolas Lapentti (ECU)
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs (23)Juan Monaco (ARG)
(31)Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs Diego Hartfield (ARG)
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) vs Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs Radek Stepanek (CZE)
(LL) Robin Haase (NED) vs (3)Novak Djokovic (SRB)
(20)Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs (WC)Michael McClune (USA)
Danai Udomchoke (THA) vs (WC)Wayne Odesnik (USA)
(q) Andrei Pavel vs (q) Dominik Meffert (GER)
Kristof Vliegen (BEL) vs (12)Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
(15)David Ferrer (ESP) vs Florian Mayer (GER)
Florent Serra (FRA) vs Werner Eschauer (AUT)
Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs Kristian Pless (DEN)
Ivan Navarro-Pastor (ESP) vs (24)David Nalbandian (ARG)

nyjaney
08-27-2007, 02:13 PM
David Nalbandian

morct
08-27-2007, 02:15 PM
Acasuso for me please

glarange
08-27-2007, 02:23 PM
Radek Stepanek (CZE), gracias.

pbutler50
08-27-2007, 02:25 PM
I'll take Radek Stepanek.

doubledogbrewer
08-27-2007, 02:27 PM
Stepanek has been playing well ... but I can't imagine him taking out Novak. So that means he's safe for round 1, right?

Round 2: Radek Stepanek
Round 1: Sebastien Grosjean

zephblabs
08-27-2007, 02:34 PM
i pick stepanek

jsd123789456
08-27-2007, 02:36 PM
stepanek is very obvious here, he goes down after this, and berlocq should be of no trouble.

Radek Stepanek

phatsdawg96
08-27-2007, 02:39 PM
Radek Stepanek (CZE) for me please

jjnow
08-27-2007, 02:39 PM
Jurgen Melzer

slicentice
08-27-2007, 02:39 PM
stepanek is always capable of losing, so i think i'll go with Juan Ignacio Chela

Scotty
08-27-2007, 02:40 PM
being on a bandwagon makes me very nervous, but I'll pick

Radek Stepanek,

too.

ptmcmahon
08-27-2007, 02:42 PM
you band wagoners are suicidal! the pick makes sense, but I certainly can't bring myself to do it. I'll go with

Juan Ignacio Chela ARG (20)

--cj--
08-27-2007, 02:42 PM
i'm sure he who has been bitten by the black widow is a perfectly good choice for this round, bandwagon or not, but my day two pick is Juan Ignacio Chela.

--cj--
08-27-2007, 02:43 PM
which, is apparently quickly becoming another bandwagon.

rktct2b
08-27-2007, 02:44 PM
My Day 2 Men's pick is Radek Stepanek.

oploskoffie
08-27-2007, 02:48 PM
Jurgen Melzer

dryrunguy
08-27-2007, 02:56 PM
Um, y'all need to chill with the Stepanek picks, alright???

Stepanek for me, too. :mad:

This has disaster written all over it.

Dry

led14pa2
08-27-2007, 02:57 PM
I'll take Radek Stepanek for day 2

tinamarie
08-27-2007, 03:00 PM
Stepanek for me too, please. (guess, we're all in this together:) )

Federer70
08-27-2007, 03:02 PM
Sam Querrey.

Thanks.

rockdj12
08-27-2007, 03:05 PM
Sam Querrey

patmanmo
08-27-2007, 03:06 PM
I realize Juan Ignacio Chela's draw is set up so he could go quite far, but I can't resist picking someone whose opponent is ranked 614th... so Chela it is.

thotchkin
08-27-2007, 03:09 PM
I've had some good luck picking this guy in the early rounds, so if Big Willie Canas makes it through Round 1 today, I'll make my Day 2 Men's pick...

NALBANDIAN!

David! David! David!

one_shot07
08-27-2007, 03:10 PM
I will take Juan Monaco for day 2

sbtang
08-27-2007, 03:11 PM
My Pick : Juan Monaco

Snidely
08-27-2007, 03:15 PM
Ferrer

toneeg78
08-27-2007, 03:19 PM
Chela for me.

Foxykhat
08-27-2007, 03:20 PM
DAY 2: Jurgen Melzer

Foxy

Spencer
08-27-2007, 03:22 PM
J. Ignacio Chela, please

munchin
08-27-2007, 03:26 PM
I'll take J.I. Chela today and pray for Radek to get scarlet fever or something tonight.

wfwalsh
08-27-2007, 03:26 PM
Stepanek.

Jtdrum10
08-27-2007, 03:30 PM
J. Monaco please

Herodotus
08-27-2007, 03:34 PM
Andrei Pavel

henderson10
08-27-2007, 03:37 PM
Some nice-looking unseeded players here (Johanssen, Acasuso, Malisse, Santoro) but I'm going to take David Nalbandian.

chocomm
08-27-2007, 03:38 PM
Juan Monaco, please.

patrick
08-27-2007, 03:41 PM
Radek Stepanek (Schwab - TW)

gerrynjapan
08-27-2007, 03:53 PM
Fabrice Santoro

(tw)

dolphins343
08-27-2007, 03:53 PM
Chela please

sluggo-13
08-27-2007, 03:55 PM
Dudi Sela please

sblanc
08-27-2007, 03:58 PM
Fabrice Santoro (FRA)
for me please
Ta

bluereggie
08-27-2007, 04:00 PM
Stepanek for me please

facey007
08-27-2007, 04:03 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela

monteith
08-27-2007, 04:04 PM
(24)David Nalbandian (ARG) - Monteith, Men's Day 2

networthy
08-27-2007, 04:06 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela, please.

netplay225
08-27-2007, 04:07 PM
Chela

Tartlet
08-27-2007, 04:12 PM
Chela, please.

likembrave
08-27-2007, 04:18 PM
If I get through Day 1, I pick:

David Nalbandian

csgnyc
08-27-2007, 04:32 PM
Nalbandian please.

dani
08-27-2007, 04:35 PM
Acasuso

kmart93
08-27-2007, 04:43 PM
Jose Acasuso

Lynn
08-27-2007, 04:44 PM
Radek Stepanek also

udaneri
08-27-2007, 04:47 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela para mi in day 2

Gracias !!!

Marathongirl
08-27-2007, 04:53 PM
Stepanek

Danielle
08-27-2007, 05:00 PM
Add my name to the Chela wagon....

shrubflower
08-27-2007, 05:01 PM
Add me to the Stepanek bandwagon please.

MonkeyPants
08-27-2007, 05:04 PM
Day 2: Juan Ignacio Chela
Day 1: Bjorkman

This is, of course, assuming I'm still alive ... I should probably check that.

beaujarkko
08-27-2007, 05:19 PM
Radek Stepanek, please. And if Carlos Berlocq wins like he did at the French against Benneteau... watch out.

bartman2099
08-27-2007, 05:20 PM
stepanek

spt
08-27-2007, 05:32 PM
I'll take Nalbandian for day 2

craighickman
08-27-2007, 05:40 PM
Day 2: Jurgen Melzer, please.
Day 1: Luis Horna

Fiercehart
08-27-2007, 05:43 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela, please!

dborahcee
08-27-2007, 05:52 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela is my day 2 choice

Moose
08-27-2007, 05:57 PM
Jon D'oh takes Chela for Day 2

jabrot11
08-27-2007, 05:59 PM
nalbandian

Jason11E
08-27-2007, 06:08 PM
Jurgen Melzer

tennisbrp
08-27-2007, 06:10 PM
Stepanek

ATL_tennis_dude
08-27-2007, 06:12 PM
Juan Monaco

Moose
08-27-2007, 06:12 PM
I want to take Malisse, because he has never let me down as a 1st round pick. But the wrist worries me.

So give me Daveed "Fat Dave" Nalbandian....it'll be fun. I can sit back, watch him dump the first two sets, curse up a storm over why on earth I picked him, then watch him revitalize late in the third set and go on to win it in 5.

Nalbandian is the ATP version of root canal.

Kirkus
08-27-2007, 06:13 PM
Sam Querrey, please.

ColinUWS
08-27-2007, 06:14 PM
Yeah, I'll roll on the Stepanek bandwagon as well!

Tscott415
08-27-2007, 06:17 PM
not sure between two players....but ill join the bandwagon and say stepanek

ponchi101
08-27-2007, 06:21 PM
Agreed. Radek is in good form, but no way he is beating Novak in the next round.
Stepanek for me.

e11even
08-27-2007, 06:29 PM
My pick for Day 2 is Jose Acasuso (ARG)! :thumbsup:

agassifan
08-27-2007, 06:33 PM
Radek Stepanek

Drop-shot
08-27-2007, 06:43 PM
I'm torn between Chela and Stepanek, the first could be useful later on ; the latter is quite safe and won't get past Novak.... arghhhh I just can't bring myself to choose Stepanek after he bombed out in Roland Garros in another "safe pick". Chela for me it is then

doublefaulter69
08-27-2007, 06:54 PM
Sam Querrey

jstam
08-27-2007, 06:58 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela.

Thanks.

aggierules
08-27-2007, 06:59 PM
Radek Stepanek

TennisDude
08-27-2007, 07:00 PM
I'll take Sam Querrey on day 2 please

susiQ
08-27-2007, 07:03 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela for me.

Net_Raider
08-27-2007, 07:04 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela

servesmasher
08-27-2007, 07:04 PM
I'm picking Radek Stepanek! :)

TAT & TW

MeganFernandez
08-27-2007, 07:05 PM
Tipsarevic

ajstew
08-27-2007, 07:06 PM
Radek Stepanek

Good luck.

pkorne
08-27-2007, 07:08 PM
Radek Stepanek , please!

lemons
08-27-2007, 07:12 PM
Radek Stepanek

kzt123
08-27-2007, 07:12 PM
Nalbandian plse

The_Hammer
08-27-2007, 07:12 PM
stepanek

mhess79
08-27-2007, 07:17 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela

SoraOblivion62
08-27-2007, 07:18 PM
I'm going with Juan Ignacio Chela.

Let's all pray that McClune doesn't pull an upset out of his arse lol.

lbk77
08-27-2007, 07:20 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela lbk77, TW

kknudsen
08-27-2007, 07:21 PM
Please don't make me regret this ...

Stepanek pls

jeffro21
08-27-2007, 07:23 PM
Radek Stepanek please

aedra1119
08-27-2007, 07:25 PM
I can't believe I'm doing this. If Sugiyama was a Disney Parade, then what's the Stepanek bandwagon? A freakin' three-ring circus? Even with that, I'll go with...

Radek Stepanek *sigh*

IntnstyAngle
08-27-2007, 07:27 PM
(20) Juan Ignacio Chela ARG for me, please.

If this one goes the distance, I don't think McClune will have the legs to do it.

Stinger
08-27-2007, 07:28 PM
Like half the people here I too will go with.....Juan Ignacio Chela

Miles
08-27-2007, 07:28 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela

backhand
08-27-2007, 07:28 PM
Nalbandian

Beckham
08-27-2007, 07:29 PM
Beckham TW: stepanek.

I know this is going to crash and burn...bandwagaons are never good..

njdesantis
08-27-2007, 07:33 PM
David Ferrer for me, please.

Elchie
08-27-2007, 07:33 PM
The newly single Radek Stepanek...

mysterX
08-27-2007, 07:35 PM
This stiff burned me at Wimbledon, but I'm going to be a glutton for punishment and pick Juan Ignacio Chela

Eugene
08-27-2007, 07:35 PM
Andrei Pavel

Auburn84
08-27-2007, 07:36 PM
Chela for me

FourTeller
08-27-2007, 07:39 PM
Bandwagons give me the shivers but I always make my selection - or at least have two or three candidates in mind - before seeing others' picks as I try not to be influenced either way, so I guess I'll take a deep breath and hope my RG elimination was a one-off by...

Radek Stepanek.

hitmewithyourbestshot
08-27-2007, 07:44 PM
Radek Stepanek (CZE)

FourTeller
08-27-2007, 07:44 PM
BTW I see one ineligible pick so far - normally I'm pretty nice and sporting by pointing it out to the person who erred but have decided from now on it's every one for him/herself :evil:

eskimo_53
08-27-2007, 07:54 PM
I will go with the Czech, Radek Stepanek.

Thanks.

mrjiggyfly2
08-27-2007, 07:54 PM
BTW I see one ineligible pick so far - normally I'm pretty nice and sporting by pointing it out to the person who erred but have decided from now on it's every one for him/herself :evil:


At least I saw this post and I have brought it to that person's attention. Thanks for pointing it out!

deelighted2
08-27-2007, 07:55 PM
Jurgen Melzer

JTContinental
08-27-2007, 07:56 PM
Stepanek

kevinknudson
08-27-2007, 07:57 PM
Chela

shtexas
08-27-2007, 07:59 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela

spounder
08-27-2007, 08:04 PM
Chela please

Merlyn
08-27-2007, 08:06 PM
I'll take Radek Stepanek

dcgrosh
08-27-2007, 08:07 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela. Come on now Juan, your opponent is ranked 614.

Janoma
08-27-2007, 08:07 PM
Sam Querrey

rockytop
08-27-2007, 08:11 PM
Day Two Pick... Juan Ignacio Chela

Good Luck Everyone

tennis_star
08-27-2007, 08:13 PM
David Nalbandian

Justme
08-27-2007, 08:19 PM
David Nalbandian

Jack
08-27-2007, 08:20 PM
Stepanek.

Even though I'm guessing there's about 80something Stepanek picks, and Berlocq already screwed me out of the French pool. But there you go.

Last_Neuron
08-27-2007, 08:23 PM
David Nalbandian shall be, che

aceoftennis87
08-27-2007, 08:30 PM
Stepanek

MeganFernandez
08-27-2007, 08:32 PM
BTW I see one ineligible pick so far - normally I'm pretty nice and sporting by pointing it out to the person who erred but have decided from now on it's every one for him/herself :evil:


Doh! Wow, thanks for tipping me off. I was wondering why no one else had picked Tipsarevic.

So I'm all aboard the Stepanek train.

hawkgirl98
08-27-2007, 08:34 PM
My pick is Nicolas Lapentti.

arodessa
08-27-2007, 08:43 PM
Radek Stepanek, thanks!

Snoo Foo
08-27-2007, 08:45 PM
Help me, Obi Juan Monaco, you're my only hope!

Vamos Piquito!

jenninlaca
08-27-2007, 08:51 PM
Radek Stepanek, please!

riley371
08-27-2007, 08:53 PM
Nalbandian

jb123
08-27-2007, 08:58 PM
Stepanek pulease!

JB TW

Lone-star
08-27-2007, 09:00 PM
Nalbandian

PeterSkan
08-27-2007, 09:05 PM
Hewitt

[I'll deal with the fall-out later]

NasdaqBallboy
08-27-2007, 09:06 PM
JOSE ACASUSO

3mlm
08-27-2007, 09:26 PM
I always go with the trend. Stepanek.

snapcracklepop1988
08-27-2007, 09:30 PM
Nalbandian for me please.

kabouter
08-27-2007, 09:30 PM
Jurgen Melzer please!

SmallSlice
08-27-2007, 09:31 PM
Going out on a limb with Melzer, please

MariaFan
08-27-2007, 09:33 PM
Radek Stepanek please

Spotty_Dog
08-27-2007, 09:34 PM
Stepanek

GVGirl
08-27-2007, 09:36 PM
Chela- TAT and TW

evil_juju
08-27-2007, 09:42 PM
Stepanek please!

winston
08-27-2007, 09:43 PM
Chela

danutz
08-27-2007, 09:54 PM
Andrei Pavel

Sebastien447
08-27-2007, 10:01 PM
Stepanek

FourTeller
08-27-2007, 10:03 PM
At least I saw this post and I have brought it to that person's attention. Thanks for pointing it out!
My conscience was needling me a bit so it's good to see someone else did the right thing ;) Yesterday I sorta noticed another wrong day pick out of the corner of my eye but it was late and I was tired so I let it go... This three-day first round format definitely complicates the SP for us in more ways than one, which makes it all the more important to be focused not just on the draw but the OOP, scheduling etc.

srinathkng
08-27-2007, 10:05 PM
Day2:Querry
Bu:Stepanek

nectar
08-27-2007, 10:11 PM
Lleyton Hewitt

mrfish
08-27-2007, 10:11 PM
stepanek, please.

thanks.

FourTeller
08-27-2007, 10:13 PM
Doh! Wow, thanks for tipping me off. I was wondering why no one else had picked Tipsarevic.
Well technically someone else did the tipping off but I was close to relenting and doing it myself :p At least today I was still alert enough to notice right off the bat, unlike yesterday when I saw what looked like an odd choice but was too tired and distracted to really bother checking...


So I'm all aboard the Stepanek train.
Of course if he does the unspeakable tomorrow and we all crash, it will all have been for nought :undecided:

PowerAngle Rackets
08-27-2007, 10:13 PM
Lleyton Hewitt

gamper
08-27-2007, 10:13 PM
I'll join the Radek Stepanek bandwagon

fedpras
08-27-2007, 10:17 PM
Stepanek

mrjiggyfly2
08-27-2007, 10:18 PM
Jurgen Melzer

flowerchild39
08-27-2007, 10:32 PM
J.I. Chela for Day 2.

Jay
08-27-2007, 10:34 PM
Jurgen Melzer

mmmm8
08-27-2007, 10:35 PM
Acasuso

Charlie02123
08-27-2007, 10:52 PM
Stepanek

Bismarck
08-27-2007, 10:56 PM
one pick stands clearly out. very sure matchup and possible 2nd round elimination.

i take STEPANEK, RADEK. (TW)

henderson10
08-27-2007, 10:58 PM
Interesting, big runs on Chela and Stepanek--I would have guessed Monaco would have been a very popular pick, but I don't think I've even seen him mentioned.

saiful
08-27-2007, 11:59 PM
Day 2: David Ferrer

matt2370
08-28-2007, 12:19 AM
I'll take Xavier Malisse.

debbmo_nyc
08-28-2007, 12:21 AM
i'll take chela please.

JackNet
08-28-2007, 12:34 AM
David Ferrer

muffin
08-28-2007, 12:44 AM
Melzer

jadesa
08-28-2007, 01:26 AM
So...I am pretty sure he has failed to come through for me once before, but I am going to take Melzer anyway :undecided:

improbabledream
08-28-2007, 01:32 AM
Sam Querrey

manolo
08-28-2007, 01:49 AM
I'll go with Santoro...
Allez la France!

slc2466
08-28-2007, 01:56 AM
David Nalbandian- don't make me cry, Argentina.

JieOllily0001
08-28-2007, 02:13 AM
Stepanek, please!

oliver0001
08-28-2007, 02:15 AM
I don't really trust Acasuso, but what the heck, I'll take him.

mrjiggyfly2
08-28-2007, 02:24 AM
Jurgen Melzer

I'm amending my pick to JI Chela.

calvin_hobbes29
08-28-2007, 02:41 AM
Juan Ignacio Chela

lizchao
08-28-2007, 03:02 AM
monaco please

Yvonnelesley54
08-28-2007, 04:09 AM
Andy Roddick please

Lemnos2
08-28-2007, 04:19 AM
David Nalbandian please

ptmcmahon
08-28-2007, 04:33 AM
My conscience was needling me a bit so it's good to see someone else did the right thing ;) Yesterday I sorta noticed another wrong day pick out of the corner of my eye but it was late and I was tired so I let it go... This three-day first round format definitely complicates the SP for us in more ways than one, which makes it all the more important to be focused not just on the draw but the OOP, scheduling etc.

It doesn't really help you to not point it out, since we're all playing this game against ourselves basically...unless you both make the final and have the same pick...at which point I'd be just happy to have made it that far!

borenore2
08-28-2007, 04:47 AM
Jurgen Melzer please.

kcgregg
08-28-2007, 04:50 AM
My pick is Radek Stepanek

kcgregg

Madame
08-28-2007, 04:51 AM
Acasuso please

luvs10s
08-28-2007, 04:53 AM
Nicolas Lapentti for me please.

jagged
08-28-2007, 05:08 AM
Agustin Calleri, please.

juandixonformvp
08-28-2007, 05:13 AM
Udomchoke please. I love picking against the U.S. wildcards, I hope the strategy does not fail me here...

shmintz
08-28-2007, 05:25 AM
Andrei Pavel is the choice for day 2

cpouncey@tcco.com
08-28-2007, 05:29 AM
Fabrice Santoro

Mendi
08-28-2007, 05:57 AM
Chela.

jaimetennis
08-28-2007, 06:00 AM
Juan Ignacio Chela

Buffalo
08-28-2007, 06:01 AM
Juan Monaco, please.

michelle28
08-28-2007, 06:05 AM
Radek Stepanek, please

leosash
08-28-2007, 06:21 AM
Radek Stepanek.[:)]

camante1
08-28-2007, 06:30 AM
Stepanek for me!

Philly10
08-28-2007, 06:37 AM
I'll take Radek Stepanek

mu_royals
08-28-2007, 06:43 AM
Juan Ignacio Chela (20)

Takao
08-28-2007, 06:53 AM
Radek ätepanek

janetb
08-28-2007, 06:55 AM
Nalbandian

lilly potter
08-28-2007, 07:13 AM
HI Chella

shtexas
08-28-2007, 07:37 AM
20 minutes and I'm missing 8 people.

rph506
08-28-2007, 07:41 AM
I'll take David Nalbandian

pwwmb
08-28-2007, 07:49 AM
Xavier Malisse

shtexas
08-28-2007, 07:57 AM
Only a few minutes until we close the thread and still missing contenders.

shtexas
08-28-2007, 08:10 AM
This thread is officially closed to further picks.

Good luck!