Hey Allezfred, if it makes you feel any better my pick won today!!
Since I thought Beefy might be feeling a little down after committing a (premature ) suicide I've decided to post tomorrow's order of play. May be someone could check if I got it right, as I am out of my comfort zone here.
Kei Nishikori(JPN) vs. Rafael Nadal(ESP)
Robin Soderling(SWE) vs. Robby Ginepri(USA
Robert Kendrick(USA) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(FRA)
Jan Hajek(CZE) vs. Andy Murray(GBR)
Nicolas Kiefer(GER) vs. David Ferrer(ESP)
Juan Carlos Ferrero(ESP) vs. Xavier Malisse(BEL)
Robin Haase(NED) vs. James Blake(USA)
Marcos Baghdatis(CYP) vs. Lukas Lacko(SVK)
Gilles Simon(FRA) vs. Guillermo Alcaide(ESP)
Marco Chiudinelli(SUI) vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov(UKR)
Marc Gicquel(FRA) vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu(FRA)
Blaz Kavcic(SLO) vs. Lukasz Kubot(POL)
Mikhail Youzhny(RUS) vs. Dudi Sela(ISR)
Jarkko Nieminen(FIN) vs. Stefan Koubek(AUT)
Tobias Kamke(GER) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez(ESP)
Michael Russell(USA) vs. Pere Riba-Madrid(ESP)
Oscar Hernandez(ESP) vs. Ivan Dodig(CRO)
Frederico Gil(POR) vs. Marcel Granollers(ESP)
Illya Marchenko(UKR) vs. Michael Berrer(GER)
Jeremy Chardy(FRA) vs. Daniel Gimeno-Traver(ESP)
Andreas Beck(GER) vs. Jamie Baker(GBR)
Fernando Verdasco(ESP) vs. Fabio Fognini(ITA)
Ricardo Mello(BRA) vs. Thomaz Bellucci(BRA)
Thiemo De Bakker(NED) vs. Santiago Giraldo(COL)
Go Soeda(JPN) vs. Martin Fischer(AUT)
Kristof Vliegen(BEL) vs. Julien Benneteau(FRA)
Simon Greul(GER) vs. Florent Serra(FRA)
Julian Reister(GER) vs. Rik De Voest(RSA)
Sergiy Stakhovsky(UKR) vs. Sam Querrey(USA)
Nicolas Mahut(FRA) vs. John Isner(USA)
Nicolas Almagro(ESP) vs. Andreas Seppi(ITA)
Philipp Petzschner(GER) vs. Stephane Robert(FRA)
My pick would be Simon (Querrey)
gone gone gone. One shot and I'm done. Wawrinka you pain me.
bah massu, beefie do we get 1 free wk like in suicide TAR?
I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!
2nd Day pick:
i survived! I am going to pick:
Philipp Petzschner GER
I am going to be out of town this weekend, I may submit my picks ahead of time based on who I think will be playing. If it doesn't work out then oh well, but I may be getting ahead of myself as I have a few days to go!
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
Backup: James Blake(USA)
Andreas Beck (GER)
G. Simon (R. Soderling)
Dang, I'm already out. Both Robredo and Massu! Ouch.
Sorry that I haven't given this game the care and feeding that I usually do. Sister and kids visiting from out-of-state consumed my weekend thru yesterday (Hell = 8 hours and some $200 spent at Knott's Berry Farms amusement park)
... and now I've got myself piles of work to catch up on. Even if I had zero work to catch up on, I'd be working late all week just to escape said sister and kids at my house.
The field here is already decimated. Sigh. Last year's Wimbledon Suicide game had 2 or 3 times the participants as this one, and second chances there would've been needless. Live and learn. Plan to do this better for USO, complete with a resuscitation.
Good luck to the remaining [whatever number there are left] players! Update hopefully this afternoon, with standings (and time of death stamps for we already departed).
Youzhny does me proud with a 4 set win over Sela
So what happens if your pick is one of the TBC tomorrow matches?
Isner. That serve and suffering on grass against Mahu. *bitter*