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    Re: Updated Men's Picks/Results - AOSP

    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8 View Post
    We had a no pick today

    So we start with 14 and we'll end with a maximum of 10.

    And a minimum of 4. (if it is Tsonga and Nadal who win today)

    I jumped on the Tsonga horse, seeing that nobody had picked him.
    And now I'll be alive till the evening session at least..

    I need both Nieminen and Tsonga to win anyway, otherwise I'll run out of picks.


    Nieminen starting out pretty well against Nadal...
    Time to bring out Jerk-ko..

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    Jerkko pounds away on 2 setpoints and goes on to drop the first set 5-7

    No wonder this guy has defeated a top 10 player in slams only just once in his entire carreer..

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    Re: Updated Men's Picks/Results - AOSP

    Quote Originally Posted by zebra View Post
    Jerkko pounds away on 2 setpoints and goes on to drop the first set 5-7

    No wonder this guy has defeated a top 10 player in slams only just once in his entire carreer..
    Whom did he beat?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8 View Post
    Whom did he beat?
    In 2005 he beat Andre Agassi in the French Open first round.
    7-5, 4-6, 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-0

    The result suggests that Andre was injured or ran out of fuel in the last two sets.

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    Re: Updated Men's Picks/Results - AOSP

    Quote Originally Posted by zebra View Post
    In 2005 he beat Andre Agassi in the French Open first round.
    7-5, 4-6, 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-0

    The result suggests that Andre was injured or ran out of fuel in the last two sets.

    I don't remember that at all. I think I do recall Andre losing early, but I wouldn't have been able to guess to whom.

    I would have guessed someone like Ljubicic, but I guess Ljubo never gets far enough in Slams to meet a seed


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    Quote Originally Posted by zebra View Post
    In 2005 he beat Andre Agassi in the French Open first round.
    7-5, 4-6, 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-0

    The result suggests that Andre was injured or ran out of fuel in the last two sets.

    I remember that match. Andre could barely even walk and the crowd actually started booing him toward the end. It was a really sad spectacle. They booed him for actually wanting to finish what he started. Outraegous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by munchin View Post
    I remember that match. Andre could barely even walk and the crowd actually started booing him toward the end. It was a really sad spectacle. They booed him for actually wanting to finish what he started. Outraegous.

    Yes, I remember vaguely as well.
    And Nieminen had come in that match as a qualifier.
    As it turned out this was not just Agassi's last match at the FO, but his last match on clay.

    The year before he had also lost 1R FO against another qualifier Haehnel

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8 View Post
    I would have guessed someone like Ljubicic, but I guess Ljubo never gets far enough in Slams to meet a seed

    Ever since Ljubo is seeded, he has gone far enough to meet a seed on only 6 occasions.
    Once he beat 2 seeds in a row (AO 2006) only to choke against #54 Baghdatis in the QF next.
    On the other 5 occasions he always lost against the first seeded player he encountered.

    The guy is not even a safe pick in a 1R against qualifiers like Robin Haase..



    Jarkko down 2 sets and a break now.
    Looks like that first set meltdown was ominous.
    Glad I changed to Tsonga.
    I can still hope , while Niemi pickers will probably be FIN-nished...

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    Re: Updated Men's Picks/Results - AOSP

    FINished is right. 5 noble souls go out to Nieminen. 3 Nadal pickers are safely through.

    And then there were 9.


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    I can feel happy that at least I went out giving myself a chance.....sure I could have tried to wait out the draw....but where is the fun in that. I will be back in the next Pool....this time with out floaties and I won't sink either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjschaefer View Post
    I can feel happy that at least I went out giving myself a chance.....sure I could have tried to wait out the draw....but where is the fun in that. I will be back in the next Pool....this time with out floaties and I won't sink either!
    You could've been knocked out on Day 3. Kudos for getting this far.

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    According to my calculations, there are only four left and only one (I believe) can beat the draw...
    Last edited by pkorne; 01-22-2008 at 06:30 AM. Reason: oops!

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    Re: Updated Men's Picks/Results - AOSP

    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8 View Post
    FINished is right. 5 noble souls go out to Nieminen. 3 Nadal pickers are safely through.

    And then there were 9.
    The lone Tsonga picker joins those that picked Nadal and just 4 live to see Day 10

    But only Gibbermiata could beat the draw, as the rest of you have taken both Nadal AND Tsonga


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    Re: Updated Men's Picks/Results - AOSP

    Quote Originally Posted by munchin View Post
    I remember that match. Andre could barely even walk and the crowd actually started booing him toward the end. It was a really sad spectacle. They booed him for actually wanting to finish what he started. Outraegous.
    That was the first match in which he started having back pains. Later he was diagnosed with a scyatic nerve pinch, which explained why he could not move.
    As you say, it was a sad spectacle. The AA of 20 years would have just pulled up and quit. Andre of 30 something kept playing so that his opponent could finish the match properly. Although I was always an Agassi detractor, on one of the days in which he showed his sportsmanship, the french crowd booed him as he walked out.
    Last time they saw him. Served them good.
    Nieminem in the presser immediately said "there has got to be something wrong with him". Another good sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8 View Post
    The lone Tsonga picker joins those that picked Nadal and just 4 live to see Day 10

    But only Gibbermiata could beat the draw, as the rest of you have taken both Nadal AND Tsonga

    Interesting.
    But seeing that Gibbermiata already picked Blake, Ferrer and Nadal (and now Djokovic for Day 10)
    If I am calculating correctly, he (or she) will need Tsonga and Federer to reach the finals inorder to have a shot at beating the draw, right?
    And then Gibb. would also need Tsonga to win that final, unless (s)he choses to pick Tsonga for the semis..

    That's quite an intriguing situation..
    Am I missing something?

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