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Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« on: June 25, 2012, 11:01:46 am »
Thought I'd throw this one up at the last minute in the event that anyone wants to play.

The idea is that you simply pick one winner from the mens and womens draw per day of play. The catch is that you cannot select the same player to win again during the tournament. So for example picking Djokovic to win today would mean you cannot select him to win again during the tournament. Therefore the selection process is somewhat tactical as by the semi final stage you want to be choosing the person you think will win their semi final but go on to the lose the final. Each draw is an independent competition.

I've opted to go with the following for Day1:

Gentlemen: Richard Gasquet
Women: Maria Kirilenko

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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 02:36:16 pm »
Realise play has started but I dont think either of these matches have yet...

Mens: Mahut
Ladies: Niculescu

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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 09:52:30 pm »
Just the two of us it seems mrmalaki.

Both Gasquet and Kirilenko won so I move on while the Mahut game is tied at 2-2 however Niculescu was surprisingly beaten.

That means I'll continue with both draws while mrmalaki is free to select a match from the mens tournament in the assumption that Mahut might go on to win.


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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 08:07:43 am »
Assuming Mahut goes on to win, I'll take Andy Roddick today.

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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 08:49:58 am »
Roddick 1 set up but still in play, assuming he goes on to win

Day 3: Gasquet

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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 11:58:03 am »
verdasco and lisicki today

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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 03:52:45 pm »
Sorry, I just too busy at the moment.

But here are my entries for day 3:

Men: Mikhail Youzhny
Ladies: Na Li

Is that allowed ?

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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 06:03:53 pm »
The competition sort of requires you to play from the start and keep up with every round but given it's my first go at it, then you may as well join in now.

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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012, 08:32:56 am »
I'm gonna opt for young Goffin for this fine day!

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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012, 11:13:18 am »
ok, I'm going for Giles Simon in the mens.

Does this mean because Li Na was amazingly beaten that I am out of the ladies singles already ???

Craig was very lucky with Lisicki, she nearly went yesterday.

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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 12:08:11 pm »
Yeah I know John, was tight at the end. She's not playing well so I wanted to use her early against someone I thought might struggle to deal with her big serve.

I'm a bit late today and my pick is already winning so I'll change my selection.

Roddick in the mens (assuming Verdasco wins the match he didn't play yesterday) and Paszek in the womens.

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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2012, 07:44:20 am »
So why did no one pick this Rusol bloke?

Juan Monaco to win the first match out on Court 2 today!

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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2012, 11:14:37 am »
Okay, just checking back and my Day 2 women's pick lost. Explains why they were talking about it on the radio. So I'm actually out of the WTA game.

So.

Gentlemen: Gasquet, Karlovic, Verdasco, Roddick
Ladies: Kirilenko, Safarova

Today I'll also go for Juan Monaco as I reckon he should see of Troicki.

Looks like John struck out with Simon yesterday?

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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 04:31:56 pm »
Yes I'm quickly out of both events.

It's a good idea though Craig for a competition, I'll change my tactics if we play it again.

Just about to watch the Heather Watson match just starting.

I'll be very interested to see how she does on her home patch as I think she is quite good !!

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Re: Wimbledon Day 1 - SP Game
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2012, 05:39:52 pm »
Well that went went well for all of us. Out the contest before Murray...