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Postby Forehand_lob on Mon May 21, 2012 11:34 am

I saw the beginning of the third set on repeat, and Li wasn't terrible in losing that early game. Losing the single break from 4-1 wasn't terrible.

Sharapova is 5-0 in clay finals. The mind boggles.

Also, I can't create new threads. I've posted on the outer page and sent an e-mail, but I may be using HoB's FO post to run the contest if it doesn't get fixed.
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby Forehand_lob on Tue May 22, 2012 9:29 am

Let's lead off with the Serena quote that inspired this contest's name:

You’re out of control, you’re out of control, totally out of control, you’re a hater and you’re — you’re unattractive inside.

Never change, Serena.

THE RULES

1. Pick quarterfinalists, semifinalists, finalists, and champions for both ATP and WTA draws. You will receive 7.5 points for each correct quarterfinalist, 5 points for each correct semifinalist and finalist, and 20 points for each correct champion. (Djoker's Wild and Rafa's Rule are in effect, choosing them as champion will only net you 10 points if they win).

2. SUBSTITUTE PICK: Pick a player from each draw to replace one of your quarterfinalists. If this player makes the quarters, they will take the place of whomever you picked in that section of the draw.

3. BIGGEST LOSER: pick the highest seed that will lose in the earliest round from each draw. The player must be a top-16 seed. You get 5 points if your seed is the highest to lose and 2 points if your seed falls in the same round as the highest seed to lose.

4. WINNING UGLY: Pick a player in each draw. If that player was the quarterfinalist who lost the most games en route to the QFs (i.e. within rounds 1-4), you get 5 points. If that player did not lose the most games but lost more games than anyone picked, you get 2 points.

BONUS PICKS

1. MOVING LIKE AN AMERICAN BULL ON ICE: Pick the male U.S. player who's going to go the farthest in singles. A correct choice will net you 5 points. If you make a choice that nobody else makes and he goes the farthest, then you'll get an extra 2 points.

EXTRAS

***Unseeded quarterfinalists are worth an extra half point for every seed they take out en route.

***WTF bonus: if you have a pick that makes it to the quarterfinals that no one else made (not even as a substitute pick), you'll gain an extra 5 points for it.

DEADLINE

It should be before play starts, but I'm flexible so long as not that much of the tournament has already happened. When in doubt, post your picks! Doubles draws are also decided later, so just make a post about those when they're out. Keep in mind that the tournament begins on Sunday.

The DRAWS

Men's singles

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/score ... index.html

Women's singles

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/score ... index.html
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby Forehand_lob on Wed May 23, 2012 10:16 am

Going to warn everyone that not only can I not make new topics, but I can't send PMs either.
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby funches on Wed May 23, 2012 5:39 pm

I have the same problem.

I hope it's not curtains for the inner board. I tried to send a message to the administrator, but I'm not sure that worked either.

This happened a few years ago and they fixed it pretty quickly after I emailed them.
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby Forehand_lob on Fri May 25, 2012 7:21 am

Draws are up now!

First impressions, Federer and Djokovic are in the same half, Murray draws Ferrer as a potential QF match, Raonic is a potential 4th round match for Rafa (if Raonic can get that far), and Berdych v. del Potro looks to be a nice 4th round as well.

On the women's side, Serena d. Sharapova is a QF, unless Goreges or Woznicaki beat Serena. Azarenaka v. Stosur is another potential QF, and I'd give the nod to Stosur on that one. Venus v. Radwanska is a potential 2nd round match, I think Kuznetsova has a reasonable chance of making it to the semis or beyond, and Schiavone v. Date-Krumm is the match of the first round.
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby Forehand_lob on Fri May 25, 2012 2:21 pm

Men

QFs
Djokovic v. Brian Baker (wc: Wawrinka)
Federer v. Berdych
Ferrer v. Haas
Kohlscreiber v. Nadal

SFs
Djokovic v. Federer
Haas v. Nadal

Final
Federer v. Nadal

Champion
Nadal (but in 5 sets)

WU: Berdych
BL: Simon
Bull on ice: Brian Baker

Yes, I'm saying that Djokovic dchokovics against Federer in the semis.

Women

QFs
Cibulkova v. Stosur
Kuznetsova v. Kerber
Na Li v. Wickmayer
Sharapova v. Serena (sub: Wozniacki)

SFs
Stosur v. Kerber
Na Li v. Sharapova

Final
Stosur v. Sharapova

Champion
Sharapova

WU: Kuznetsova
BL: Kvitova

I think I'm headed to the specials with these picks...
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby funches on Sat May 26, 2012 9:42 am

ATP

Quarterfinals

Djokovic over Simon
Federer over Berdych
Ferrer over Dolgopolov (WC: Gasquet)
Nadal over Almagro

Semifinals

Djokovic over Federer
Nadal over Ferrer

Final

Nadal over Djokovic 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

BL: Tipsarevic
WU: Simon (although he doesn't do anything ugly)
Bull: Isner (I went and checked my picks in the Tennis Channel contest and I had Isner going the farthest)
WTA

Quarterfinals

Azarenka over Stosur
Kerber over Radwanska
Li over Schiavone (WC: Kvitova)
Serena over Sharapova

Semifinals

Azarenka over Kerber
Serena over Li

Final

Serena over Azarenka 6-1, 7-6

BL: Zvonareva
WU: Schiavone
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby funches on Sat May 26, 2012 9:56 am

Wait a second, I have the exact same semifinalists, finalists and winner on both sides of the draw as Steven Tignor.

Now I'm not liking my chances as well.
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby di-10S on Sat May 26, 2012 4:12 pm

Hi I remembered in time! Shows you how out of it I am - I have not even heard of women's #1 seed's name ever yikes!
Well here we go for the specials contender medal:

WOMEN:
QF: Li/Kvitova, Kanepi/Sharapova, Azarenka/Mattek-Sands, Pennetta/Kuznetsova
SF: Kvitova/Sharapova, Azarenka/Pennetta
F: Sharapova d. Pennetta
Sub: Radwanska
BL: Wozniacki
Wugly: Kuznetsova

MEN:
QF: Djokovic/Tsonga, Berdych/Federer, Granollers/Dolgopolov, Monaco/Almagro
SF: Djokovic/Federer, Dolgopolov/Almagro
F: Federer d. Almagro
Sub: Del Potro
BL: Nadal - sorry the crown will fall this year :(
AmBull: Querrey
Wugly: Monaco
You all might need to be sitting down for this. Trust me.
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SILVER: HoB 207
SPECIAL SILVER: funches 164.5
SPECIAL GOLD: Forehand_lob 145.5
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby qualopec on Sat May 26, 2012 10:19 pm

Hi everyone !
This is terrible, i think i'm going to jinx my favourites (again), but here ir goes.
Good luck to everyone !

Warning : beware, some of my predictions are very odd and can induce uncontrolled laughter.

Men's Singles Championship
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Quarter-Finals

Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka
Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych

David Ferrer vs Alexandr Dolgopolov
Nicolas Almagro vs Rafael Nadal

Semi-Finals

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer
David Ferrer vs Rafael Nadal

Final

Roger Federer vs David Ferrer ( i know, i'm out of control )

Champion - Roger Federer

Substitute Pick - Jo-Wilfred Tsonga over Stanislas Wawrinka
Biggest Loser - Fernando Verdasco
Winning Ugly - Nicolas Almagro

Moving like an American bull on ice - Brian Baker

Women's Singles Championship
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Quarter-Finals

Dominika Cibulkova vs Samantha Stosur
Ana Ivanovic vs Angelique Kerber

Mona Barthel vs Jelena Jankovic
Serena Williams vs Maria Kirilenko

Semi-Finals

Samantha Stosur vs Angelique Kerber
Mona Barthel vs Serena Williams

Final

Angelique Kerber vs Serena Williams ( but i'm really, really hoping for an amazing Stosur vs Serena final, with a 10 - 8 third set)

Champion - Serena Williams

Substitute Pick - Na Li over Mona Barthel
Biggest Loser - Agnieszka Radwanska
Winning Ugly - Jelena Jankovic
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby di-10S on Sun May 27, 2012 10:16 pm

How much longer will it still be big headlines that Roddick loses at the French Open? Or any tournament? Are tennis analysts still pinning the american dream on him????? :shock: And how much longer will Roddick continue to pull the petulant child show after he loses.... ughhhh retire please

one comment on espn.com:
Well to be honest the thing about Roddick is...he sucks.
3 fans like this.
You all might need to be sitting down for this. Trust me.
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby HoB on Mon May 28, 2012 4:01 pm

I can't believe this - only today I realized that RG had already started while we already had one and a half day of play. Somehow I was convinced that it started only next week, and that while I have a ticket for this Thursday! So, clearly with my mind on other things, here are my picks (f_lo, feel free to disregard them or give me a point penalty for entering so late):

Men:
QF:
Djokovic d. Tsonga
Fed d. Berdych
Ferrer d. Gasquet
Nadal d. Almagro (Tipsarevic)

SF:
Djokovic d. Federer
Nadal d. Ferrer

Final: Nadal d. Djokovic
BL: Murray
Winning ugly: Tsonga
American Bull: Isner
sub: Tipsarevic

Hmm, 2 frenchies in the quarters? Oh well

Women:
QF:
Azarenka d. Stosur
Radwanska d. Bartoli (Kerber)
Li d. Kvitova
Serena d. Sharapova

SF:
Azarenka d. Radwanska
Serena d. Li

Final:
Serena d. Azarenka

BL: Wozniacki
Winning ugly: Azarenka
sub: Kerber

Actually, I really doubt Azarenka will make the finals, but apparently she's 6-0 against Stosur, and I don't think Radwanska is good enough to make a final.

Anyway, may the best win!
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby Forehand_lob on Tue May 29, 2012 5:09 am

You're good, HoB. And nice to see you again, qualopec!

Right now Lopez and Lisicki are winning the Biggest Loser prize.

funches, you didn't make your American Bull on Ice pick; I'm assuming it wouldn't have been Roddick, so you're still good.
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby HoB on Tue May 29, 2012 3:11 pm

Thanks for the leniency, F_lo! I can't believe that I just saw Serena losing in the first round to Virginie Razzano. The title for this contest proves prophetic, because none other than Eva Asderaki was in the chair... and even though I only saw the match from 4-0 in the third, she made no less than 3 calls based on the hindrance rule.

I was actually convinced that Razzano would choke away the match after seeing the first match point (she double faulted by serving a ball almost in the stands), but no. Does this mean that Sharapova is now the tournament favorite?
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Re: French Open 2012 Contest: Haters are totally out of control!

Postby Forehand_lob on Tue May 29, 2012 3:12 pm

I think this is a first in Tennis-X contest history; over half of us had our women's winner go out in the first round.

Haters really are totally out of control.
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