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RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:52 AM
Pick Thread Rules & Participants
Welcome to the JJ Forum Pick Thread - Up and running for 2009!!!!

Pick Thread Rules
Very simple - For any tourney we run the pick for, take the draw and pick the winner, by how many sets
And then hopefully we get to pick JJ's progress through to a successful final...
Respond with your picks in this thread and we'll update as we go...:bounce:

Points

5 for correctly guessing how far JJ will progress in a tourney
Submit Round Number, QF, SF, F (i.e. she gets there but loses) or TITLE
Picks open from the date the draw is announced and closed the day before tourney starts

3 for the winning player
+2 for the exact (winning) scoreline (sets only)
0 if your pick loses!!
Picks open from when the OOP comes out and closes based on time zones before the start of play

IF JJ goes out in the earlier rounds/upto Semi Final - we can run the pick for the Semi's and eventual winner ... same rules will apply!

RFS
May 11th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Rozzie's Progress Pick for Rome...

I think she's still tweaking the gears a little...
This is another head vs heart pick...

A very optimistic..... SEMI-FINAL

Tashi
May 11th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Oh GOD....I think she can beat Venus but MaSha not so much...sooooo....Semi-Final....please woman....please defend your tittle!

Wayn77
May 11th, 2008, 07:28 PM
Blind Faith ....

Rome Progress Pick:

JANKOVIC - Title :music: :rocker2:

Brena
May 11th, 2008, 07:28 PM
I don't know how I managed it, but Berlin was a bigger fiasco for me than for JJ. I'm beginning to seriously doubt my fortune telling skills.:help:
I'll be suicidal this time:

JJ to defend the title

RFS
May 11th, 2008, 08:11 PM
I don't know how I managed it, but Berlin was a bigger fiasco for me than for JJ. I'm beginning to seriously doubt my fortune telling skills.:help:
I'll be suicidal this time:

JJ to defend the title

You have a special kind of talent, and I for one salute you! :worship: :p

Bruno71
May 11th, 2008, 08:14 PM
I can't believe I won that one with my awful semi & finals picks. No clean sweep for me, but I'll take it!

redsonja
May 12th, 2008, 02:46 AM
Hey, where are my dedication bonus points?? Hmmmph.

Rome Progress Pick: Semi-Final

Bruno71
May 12th, 2008, 05:52 AM
I could see JJ losing in any round of this tourney, or winning it all. Ay gevalt.

Rome Round Pick: JJ to the Quarterfinals

Brena
May 12th, 2008, 08:19 AM
You have a special kind of talent, and I for one salute you! :worship: :p

Thank you, Roz! I outJJed JJ! :worship: for me!

@ Bruno:
I have the same feeling - I wouldn't be surprised if she went out in the second round or if she won the title...Well, I would be more surprised if she won the title, but that's because I'm such a negative person. :tape:

RFS
May 12th, 2008, 08:20 AM
FINAL REMINDER
Rome: JJ's Progress Pick – OPEN UNTIL
13:00 (PDT), 16:00 (EDT), 21:00 (BST), 22:00 (CET) MONDAY 12th MAY

Any Pick posts timed AFTER the Pick closes will NOT be counted – regardless of what time I post the tables.
No exceptions.
Please post your picks as:
JJ ROUND PICK: Rn / QF / SF / FINAL / TITLE
so that they stand out (Pretty Pictures/Colours optional!)
If you want to change your pick before the closing time, please quote your original pick and post a new reply so that I don’t miss the edit.
Thanks

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Cat123
May 12th, 2008, 08:20 AM
I'm going with the majority. Round pick - Semi. Though the prospect of her losing to Maria I'm ok with. :angel:

Wrekin
May 12th, 2008, 08:58 AM
I think I'm more worried about Zvonareva in the QF than Venus...

QF or SF, QF or SF... (or even title)

I don't think I've got a prgress pick right since I started :rolleyes:

Even the laws of probability say I should, but JJ's always one step ahead of (or behind) me :haha:

OK

JJ to reach SF

дalex
May 12th, 2008, 09:47 AM
Rome: JJ to reach SF

Just Do It
May 12th, 2008, 10:39 AM
To reach SF.

Kampi
May 12th, 2008, 10:49 AM
Rome round pick: SF

Ian Aberdon
May 12th, 2008, 11:04 AM
JJ to reach QF then go out in a spectacular blaze of glory.

iheartjelenaj
May 12th, 2008, 02:50 PM
JJ for the title

Cilla
May 12th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Semi-Final, if it's not too late to vote :lol:

Yeah, Ros, I should be around for the picks from now. I may need reminding though :lol:

RFS
May 12th, 2008, 09:11 PM
PICK CLOSED for ROME: JJ’s PROGRESS
http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/2535/romeprogress120508yf3.jpg

Pick for Rome R2: JANKOVIC vs SAVCHUK/PENETTA open until
03:00 (PST), 06:00 (EST), 11:00 (BST), 12:00 (CET) ON THE DAY OF JJ’s MATCH
Any Pick posts timed AFTER the Pick closes will NOT be counted – regardless of what time I post the tables.
No exceptions.
Please post your picks as:
PREDICTION: JJ/X defeats Y: SET-SCORELINE
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If you want to change your pick before the closing time, please quote your original pick and post a new reply so that I don’t miss the edit.
Thanks

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Just Do It
May 12th, 2008, 09:31 PM
Top4 picked SF. Now I am sure Jelena will do better.

Michael27
May 12th, 2008, 09:40 PM
jj To Win 2-0

iheartjelenaj
May 13th, 2008, 11:04 AM
Rd.2: JJ 2-0

RFS
May 13th, 2008, 11:04 AM
Top4 picked SF. Now I am sure Jelena will do better.
I hope so... I want to see her win... [/sulk]

дalex
May 13th, 2008, 11:25 AM
Pick R2: JJ to win 2-0

Brena
May 13th, 2008, 11:37 AM
I guess that if I want my 10 points for JJ winning the title, or at least getting deeper than the QF, I should pick her to win the round 2 with 2-1 and save 17 match points. But, since I know that she's all the sudden healthy, determined and won't be thinking of shopping while playing the match, I'll pick

R2: Jelena def. Whatshername 2-0

RFS
May 13th, 2008, 11:52 AM
I guess that if I want my 10 points for JJ winning the title, or at least getting deeper than the QF, I should pick her to win the round 2 with 2-1 and save 17 match points. But, since I know that she's all the sudden healthy, determined and won't be thinking of shopping while playing the match, I'll pick

R2: Jelena def. Whatshername 2-0

aww babe ... it's actually 5 for the round... but y'know... aim high! :lol:

And while we're on the subject...

Rozzie's Pick:
R2: JJ d Savchuk or Pennetta 2:0

I hadn't realised that Savchuk put her out of the 06 AO...

Yasmine
May 13th, 2008, 11:52 AM
I missed this one :awww: Anyway I always get them wrong so it won't make much difference :rolls:

JJ 2-0 to whoever :p

Brena
May 13th, 2008, 12:02 PM
aww babe ... it's actually 5 for the round... but y'know... aim high! :lol:


:haha:
I figured that if I finally manage to get something right I should be rewarded with double points!

RFS
May 13th, 2008, 12:58 PM
:haha:
I figured that if I finally manage to get something right I should be rewarded with double points!
uh huh... yeah... noooooo that ain't gonna happen!!! :haha:

BUT - of course come the off-season, I am prolly gonna drop the JJ tournament count (that was only a bit of fun because she was adamant she was changing her ways and dropping the number of tournies this year... ya-right!)

Sooooo - we'll all have to have a big conflab about stuff to improve the Pick (ummm without making it a full time job for me!)...

:bounce:

Ian Aberdon
May 13th, 2008, 01:04 PM
OK nice 'n' early this time...JJ to win 2-1

Kampi
May 13th, 2008, 04:52 PM
R2 Prediction: Jelena 2:0

RFS
May 13th, 2008, 06:00 PM
What the hell is with LiveScore for Rome... only a handful of results? And no matches showing?
Pfft!

Edit: Never mind - Rain!

Wayn77
May 13th, 2008, 06:36 PM
R2 PICK: JJ def. Pennetachuk 2-0

RFS
May 13th, 2008, 07:55 PM
R2 PICK: JJ def. Pennetachuk 2-0

Pennettachuk... the new Eskimo Open Champion, was seen sneezing violently at practice and was heard to mumble "it's the weather" before taking to the practice court with a frozen fish!

In other news... I caught Livescore earlier when it flashed up the match scores and said that play was suspended due to rain.

There's no OOP for tomorrow yet but given that JJ's opponents-elect haven't taken to the court yet... I'll leave the Pick as 9am on her day of play - if she takes to the court in the evening tomorrow after suitable rest for her opponent, then I'll take all posts up to 9am BST ONLY
Edit: JJ is playing 3rd after 1pm - so pick extended - see below

I'll check back here later this evening anyway to summarise the predictions so far...

Ian Aberdon
May 13th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Nothing worse than trying to play a forehand with a frozen fish...

RFS
May 13th, 2008, 08:51 PM
Rome OOP for Wednesday 14th May (http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/1/ProgrammaRisultati.asp?LNG=EN&Date=20080514)


FINAL REMINDER

Pick for Rome R2: JANKOVIC vs SAVCHUK/PENETTA open until
04:00 (PST), 07:00 (EST), 12:00 (BST), 13:00 (CET) WEDNESDAY 14th MAY
Any Pick posts timed AFTER the Pick closes will NOT be counted – regardless of what time I post the tables.
No exceptions.
Please post your picks as:
PREDICTION: JJ/X defeats Y: SET-SCORELINE
so that they stand out (Pretty Pictures/Colours optional!)
If you want to change your pick before the closing time, please quote your original pick and post a new reply so that I don’t miss the edit.
Thanks

Latest predictions:
http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/6674/romer2130508xc9.jpg


Latest Status, Predictions, Scores and Rules here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=11949003&postcount=1)

Check Timezones Here (http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=13&month=5&year=2008&pa=146&pa=35&pa=215&pa=224&pa=263)

Cat123
May 13th, 2008, 09:33 PM
My pick:

if Savchuck - JJ 2-0
if Penetta - JJ 2-1

redsonja
May 13th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Are Savchuk and Penetta finishing their match tomorrow? Or just playing it? (I didn't see a score for them anywhere today, but I didn't look very hard. :p)

Tashi
May 13th, 2008, 10:14 PM
JJ d. Savchuk/Penetta 2-0/2-1

Just Do It
May 13th, 2008, 10:16 PM
Jelena 2-0.

Wrekin
May 13th, 2008, 10:24 PM
Jelena wins 2-0.

ce
May 13th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Jj 2 0

Cat123
May 13th, 2008, 11:39 PM
Hope the R1 match is a long and tough 3 setter :lol: :angel:

redsonja
May 14th, 2008, 05:45 AM
Oh God, I almost forgot to do this.

Hmmm, normally I'd go with Cat's pick, but since they have to play that entire match tomorrow...
JJ d. Whoever, 2-0

Ros, are we going to get another shot at this if they end up playing, say, part of the Savchuk/Panetta match tomorrow and it gets called for weather again? I hear the forecast is pretty bad. (No pressure, just curious.)

peanuts
May 14th, 2008, 06:30 AM
JJ def. Pennetta, 2-1
else
JJ def. Savchuk, 2-0

Bruno71
May 14th, 2008, 07:58 AM
same as peanuts (as always)...

JJ-Pennetta 2-1
JJ-Savchuk 2-0

RFS
May 14th, 2008, 07:58 AM
Oh God, I almost forgot to do this.

Hmmm, normally I'd go with Cat's pick, but since they have to play that entire match tomorrow...
JJ d. Whoever, 2-0

Ros, are we going to get another shot at this if they end up playing, say, part of the Savchuk/Panetta match tomorrow and it gets called for weather again? I hear the forecast is pretty bad. (No pressure, just curious.)

Yeah... I mean they're due to start Savchuk/Pennetta first thing today and if there is more disruption and JJ isn't slated until tomorrow - I'll look at the OOP and extend the times.

TO ALL OF YOU PICKERS! - PLEASE QUOTE YOUR ORIG. PICK AND THE AMENDMENTS SO THAT I DON'T MISS IT

I'm gonna have to do a lot of this on the fly for Rome so I'll post an amended closing Pick time if we have to chop and change.

Also - I'm back on a crappy project that has meetings to discuss frickin' meetings, so from 1pm thru end of day I'm in back to back calls - so tables will come as and when I can manage them and not as promptly as usual.
Any kvetching will result in an e-slap :fiery: :lol:

Love & Kisses, Rozzie:kiss:

RFS
May 14th, 2008, 12:42 PM
PICK CLOSED for R2: JANKOVIC vs PENNETTA

If they don't play today for bad weather inturruptions, I can extend the pick to the start of play tomorrow... but in truth, I think all those who are gonna pick, have done so.

RFS
May 14th, 2008, 07:25 PM
RESULTS for ROME R2: JANKOVIC d PENNETTA 61 64
http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/6446/romer2results140508bf5.jpg

Pick for Rome R3: JANKOVIC vs KIRILENKO open until
03:00 (PST), 06:00 (EST), 11:00 (BST), 12:00 (CET) THURSDAY 15th MAY
Any Pick posts timed AFTER the Pick closes will NOT be counted – regardless of what time I post the tables.
No exceptions.
Please post your picks as:
PREDICTION: JJ/X defeats Y: SET-SCORELINE
so that they stand out (Pretty Pictures/Colours optional!)
If you want to change your pick before the closing time, please quote your original pick and post a new reply so that I don’t miss the edit.
Thanks

Latest Status, Predictions, Scores and Rules here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=11949003&postcount=1)

Check Timezones Here (http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=14&month=5&year=2008&pa=136&pa=35&pa=215&pa=224&pa=263)

Michael27
May 14th, 2008, 07:35 PM
jj To Win 2-0

дalex
May 14th, 2008, 07:48 PM
R3 Pick: JJ 2-0

Kampi
May 14th, 2008, 08:00 PM
R3 Prediction: Jelena 2:0

iheartjelenaj
May 14th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Rd. 3: JJ 2-0

RFS
May 14th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Rozzie's Pick
JJ d MaKiri 2:0

Wayn77
May 14th, 2008, 08:40 PM
R3 Pick:

JANKOVIC takin care of buziness 2-0 :cool:

Tashi
May 14th, 2008, 08:47 PM
JJ d. Kiri 2-0...just like last time!:armed:

Michael27
May 14th, 2008, 09:19 PM
JJ up first centre court

Bruno71
May 14th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Well, everyone else is doing it so I will too, but I somehow feel JJ is most vulnerable against a player she recently beat convincingly (hello Lena & Vera). What's with playing the same Russians all the time?

JJ def. Makiri 2-0

RFS
May 14th, 2008, 09:36 PM
JJ up first centre court

OOP (http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/1/ProgrammaRisultati.asp?LNG=EN&Date=20080515)

Pick times stand.

Just Do It
May 14th, 2008, 09:52 PM
Jelena 2-0.

RFS
May 14th, 2008, 09:54 PM
REMINDER

Pick for Rome R3: JANKOVIC vs KIRILENKO open until
03:00 (PST), 06:00 (EST), 11:00 (BST), 12:00 (CET) THURSDAY 15th MAY
Any Pick posts timed AFTER the Pick closes will NOT be counted – regardless of what time I post the tables.
No exceptions.
Please post your picks as:
PREDICTION: JJ/X defeats Y: SET-SCORELINE
so that they stand out (Pretty Pictures/Colours optional!)
If you want to change your pick before the closing time, please quote your original pick and post a new reply so that I don’t miss the edit.
Thanks



Latest Status, Predictions, Scores and Rules here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=11949003&postcount=1)

Check Timezones Here (http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=15&month=5&year=2008&pa=136&pa=35&pa=215&pa=224&pa=263)

Latest predictions:
http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/3006/romer3predictions140508ie5.jpg

RFS
May 14th, 2008, 09:59 PM
Danilo - our posts crossed - I've got yours in the master sheet.

Brena
May 14th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Well, everyone else is doing it so I will too, but I somehow feel JJ is most vulnerable against a player she recently beat convincingly (hello Lena & Vera). What's with playing the same Russians all the time?

JJ def. Makiri 2-0

:scared: That + health troubles = very worried me, but grit your teeth, JJ!


R3: Jelena def. Beautiful Maria (of our commentator's soul) 2-0

Yasmine
May 14th, 2008, 10:27 PM
JJ 2-0 lucky me I managed to catch a connection from neighbours :rolls:

Wrekin
May 14th, 2008, 10:46 PM
JJ def. Makiri 2-0

Cilla
May 15th, 2008, 03:00 AM
2-0 Jj

redsonja
May 15th, 2008, 04:56 AM
If Makiri hadn't played 3 matches today this would not be my pick, but... JJ d. Kirilenko, 2-0.

RFS
May 15th, 2008, 08:19 AM
FINAL REMINDER

Pick for Rome R3: JANKOVIC vs KIRILENKO open until
03:00 (PST), 06:00 (EST), 11:00 (BST), 12:00 (CET) THURSDAY 15th MAY
Any Pick posts timed AFTER the Pick closes will NOT be counted – regardless of what time I post the tables.
No exceptions.
Please post your picks as:
PREDICTION: JJ/X defeats Y: SET-SCORELINE
so that they stand out (Pretty Pictures/Colours optional!)
If you want to change your pick before the closing time, please quote your original pick and post a new reply so that I don’t miss the edit.
Thanks

Latest Status, Predictions, Scores and Rules here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=11949003&postcount=1)

Check Timezones Here (http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=14&month=5&year=2008&pa=136&pa=35&pa=215&pa=224&pa=263)

Cat123
May 15th, 2008, 10:07 AM
Oh phew, thought I'd missed it!!

JJ def. shattered Maria 2-0

RFS
May 15th, 2008, 11:00 AM
PICK CLOSED for ROME R3: JANKOVIC v KIRILENKO
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/3340/romer3predictions150508xb3.jpg

RFS
May 15th, 2008, 01:18 PM
RESULTS for ROME R3: JANKOVIC d KIRILENKO 61 61
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1211/romer3results150508dq6.jpg

Pick for Rome QF: JANKOVIC vs WILLIAMS/ZVONAREVA open until
03:00 (PST), 06:00 (EST), 11:00 (BST), 12:00 (CET) FRIDAY 16th May
Any Pick posts timed AFTER the Pick closes will NOT be counted – regardless of what time I post the tables.
No exceptions.
Please post your picks as:
PREDICTION: JJ/X defeats Y: SET-SCORELINE
so that they stand out (Pretty Pictures/Colours optional!)
If you want to change your pick before the closing time, please quote your original pick and post a new reply so that I don’t miss the edit.
Thanks

Latest Status, Predictions, Scores and Rules here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=11949003&postcount=1)

Check Timezones Here (http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=16&month=5&year=2008&pa=136&pa=35&pa=215&pa=224&pa=263)

Michael27
May 15th, 2008, 01:57 PM
jj To Win 2-0

Cat123
May 15th, 2008, 02:30 PM
my JinxPick: Venus/Vera 2-1. :unsure:

Not what I hope though, obviously :angel:

peanuts
May 15th, 2008, 02:38 PM
JJ def. Kirilenko, 2-0

RFS
May 15th, 2008, 02:41 PM
JJ def. Kirilenko, 2-0

:lol: Yes she certainly did!
Oh that's what I call a late pick!!!

Pick IS open for JJ vs either Venus/Zvonareva (who play tonight)!

:angel:

Wayn77
May 15th, 2008, 03:17 PM
JJ def. Kirilenko, 2-0

:haha:: hug:

Could you also predict the correct score, service breaks, comfort breaks etc.


JANKOVIC def. Zvonareva/Williams 2-0 :armed:

iheartjelenaj
May 15th, 2008, 03:18 PM
Qf: jj 2-0

дalex
May 15th, 2008, 07:13 PM
QF Pick: JJ to win 2-0

Michael27
May 15th, 2008, 09:02 PM
JJ 3rd up on centre court after about 4 30pm

Ian Aberdon
May 15th, 2008, 09:16 PM
JJ lose 1-2...only 'cause I said JJ would only get as far as the QF.

RFS
May 15th, 2008, 09:19 PM
JJ 3rd up on centre court after about 4 30pm

Link to OOP (http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/1/ProgrammaRisultati.asp?LNG=EN&Date=20080516)

PICK EXTENDED

Pick for Rome QF: JANKOVIC vs WILLIAMS open until
06:00 (PST), 09:00 (EST), 14:00 (BST), 15:00 (CET) FRIDAY 16th May
Any Pick posts timed AFTER the Pick closes will NOT be counted – regardless of what time I post the tables.
No exceptions.
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PREDICTION: JJ/X defeats Y: SET-SCORELINE
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If you want to change your pick before the closing time, please quote your original pick and post a new reply so that I don’t miss the edit.
Thanks

Latest Status, Predictions, Scores and Rules here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=11949003&postcount=1)

Check Timezones Here (http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=16&month=5&year=2008&pa=136&pa=35&pa=215&pa=224&pa=263)

RFS
May 15th, 2008, 09:49 PM
JJ lose 1-2...only 'cause I said JJ would only get as far as the QF.

You can actually pick against your Progress Pick... if you like... :angel:

The whole unpredictability of the Progress Pick is it's guess work based on whatever is ailing JJ at the time.
But of course if she comes on a blinder in the tourney itself, of course you can go against it... (hedge your bets!)... :angel:

Just Do It
May 15th, 2008, 09:51 PM
Jelena Jankovic to defeat Venus Williams 2-1 ;)

Brena
May 15th, 2008, 09:56 PM
ok... no use of explaining my pick since I have no idea how JJ will be feeling tomorrow, but let's be optimistic (and your reviews of Venus-Vera match sound comforting).


QF: JJ def. Venus 2-0

Bruno71
May 15th, 2008, 11:16 PM
Unless JJ wins it in 2 straightforward sets (which against Venus is improbable), I don't see her winning in 3. She's just too run down right now.

Venus d. JJ 2-1

Tashi
May 16th, 2008, 01:10 AM
JJ d. Venus 2-0....I think on clay JJ is the better player and Venus, IMO, is not match fit.

peanuts
May 16th, 2008, 02:10 AM
JJ def. Venus, 2-1

I really hope JJ defends this title. It's been a while since I saw her lift a trophy.

redsonja
May 16th, 2008, 05:37 AM
I really don't want to pick this one, it's making me nervous. But I flipped a coin and came up with JJ d. Venus, 2-1.

I think I'm going to be flipping a lot of coins during Roland Garros. :lol:

RFS
May 16th, 2008, 08:06 AM
Oh Strategy vs Heart...

Ok ... well if i go along with Bruno (because like Sonja - I'm flippin' coins here!)... I think if it goes to three against Venus, JJ won't be able to hold out, and Bruno will get 5 points anyway for the Progress Pick, so he'll draw level with me.

If I go for the optimistic JJ d Venus - I stay ahead... but again realistically even Venus-spraying-forehands-all-over-damn-place is gonna give JJ a bit of a headache... and Bruno could STILL overtake me anyway because of the damn round Pick.

Jinx Pick.
Sorry JJ, honey... but Williams def Jelena "where are my tissues" Jankovic 2-1

Now JJ - Prove me wrong, girl... but make it up to me in Pick points later

kthxbye :kiss:

Yasmine
May 16th, 2008, 08:08 AM
JJ def Venus 2-1 :cool: :D

ce
May 16th, 2008, 12:15 PM
Jj 2 1

Kampi
May 16th, 2008, 12:26 PM
QF Prediction: Jelena 2:1

Wrekin
May 16th, 2008, 12:31 PM
Link to OOP (http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/1/ProgrammaRisultati.asp?LNG=EN&Date=20080516)

PICK EXTENDED



Well that's lucky

I was just logging on to confirm I'd missed out :lol:

Venus wins 2-1

RFS
May 16th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Well that's lucky

I was just logging on to confirm I'd missed out :lol:

Venus wins 2-1

Well of course you just know my generosity knows no bounds....
And is HAS taken me all morning to rebuild my laptop!!!
Let's hope this hard drive lasts a smidgeon longer than the last one!

Wrekin
May 16th, 2008, 01:17 PM
Well of course you just know my generosity knows no bounds....


I know it never extends to missed deadlines though! :kiss:

Cilla
May 16th, 2008, 01:39 PM
Jelena 2-1

RFS
May 16th, 2008, 01:41 PM
I know it never extends to missed deadlines though! :kiss:

Jelena 2-1

:haha: very true!

Cometh the (closing) hour, cometh the Picks...!

Cilla
May 16th, 2008, 01:41 PM
I know, I'm so bad :rolls: :p

RFS
May 16th, 2008, 01:42 PM
nah - mate - always... ALWAYS a pleasure to have ya!

RFS
May 16th, 2008, 02:06 PM
PICK CLOSED for ROME QF: JANKOVIC v WILLIAMS
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/323/romeqfpredictions160508dr0.jpg

Good luck everyone.

Bruno71
May 16th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Wow, sorry I derailed you Ros :lol: I guess that's sort of a ruthless (though unintentional) side effect of my tactics.

RFS
May 16th, 2008, 07:48 PM
RESULTS for ROME QF: JANKOVIC d WILLIAMS 57 62 63
http://i27.tinypic.com/2zdvrq0.jpg

Pick for Rome SF1: CHAKVETADZE v CORNET
SF2: JANKOVIC v SHARAPOVA/SCHNYDER
open until
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RFS
May 16th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Wow, sorry I derailed you Ros :lol: I guess that's sort of a ruthless (though unintentional) side effect of my tactics.

I used to like you. You are now dead to me.. DEAD!!! :rolls:

Actually - I have never been so fucking relieved that a "jinx" pick worked out well - When Schorsch was saying that penus (ARF!) was tiring herself out, I was hoping against hope... but then I lost so much heart at the start of the third, I couldn't even bring myself to leave the workmen and turn on the PC - I stayed down there nattering with them for ages!!

Anyway - Come on Patty!!!!!

дalex
May 16th, 2008, 07:56 PM
I hate you Brits! You get to see JJ tomorrow! And I don't! :lol:

Michael27
May 16th, 2008, 07:59 PM
What can I say, it has to be

JJ TO WIN 2-0

I daren't predict any other score line.

RFS
May 16th, 2008, 07:59 PM
I hate you Brits! You get to see JJ tomorrow! And I don't! :lol:

But I'm sure it'll get recorded!

Brena
May 16th, 2008, 08:00 PM
I hate you Brits! You get to see JJ tomorrow! And I don't! :lol:

Nooo, Alex, we love our British friends...because they are so nice and they'll record the match for us. :angel:

дalex
May 16th, 2008, 08:03 PM
They know I love them, but such a shame we don't get to see that match live. We won't get the final either! Unless RTS bastards come to their senses. :o

Michael27
May 16th, 2008, 08:03 PM
I hate you Brits! You get to see JJ tomorrow! And I don't! :lol:


This TV business is becoming even more crazy. Jelena is Serbian, playing in the Tier 1 Rome Semi Final and they don't show the match.

I'm truly sorry Alex.

Brena
May 16th, 2008, 08:06 PM
They know I love them, but such a shame we don't get to see that match live. We won't get the final either! Unless RTS bastards come to their senses. :o

Yes, that would happen... :rolleyes::sad::fiery:

iheartjelenaj
May 16th, 2008, 08:07 PM
Ros, may we also make picks for the other semi-final?

RFS
May 16th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Ros, may we also make picks for the other semi-final?

Oh shit. Yes.

RFS
May 16th, 2008, 08:11 PM
Pick for Rome SF1: CHAKVETADZE v CORNET
SF2: JANKOVIC v SHARAPOVA/SCHNYDER
open until
06:00 (PST), 09:00 (EST), 14:00 (BST), 15:00 (CET) SATURDAY 17th MAY
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iheartjelenaj
May 16th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Very well then.

SF: JJ 2-0 (either Schnyder or Sharapova, doesn't matter)

and I shall make my other SF pick once the winner between Chaky and Pironkova is decided.

RFS
May 16th, 2008, 08:26 PM
Very well then.

SF: JJ 2-0 (either Schnyder or Sharapova, doesn't matter)

and I shall make my other SF pick once the winner between Chaky and Pironkova is decided.

I thought it was - it's Chaky v Cornet (http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/1/ProgrammaRisultati.asp?LNG=EN&Date=20080517) in the first semi!

Michael27
May 16th, 2008, 08:32 PM
What can I say, it has to be

JJ TO WIN 2-0

I daren't predict any other score line.

JJ still to WIN 2-0

Cornet to WIN 2-1

Just Do It
May 16th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Jelena 2-1
Cornet 2-0

Wayn77
May 16th, 2008, 08:43 PM
SF PICKS:

JJ 2-0

Chakrepunzeladze 2-1

Ian Aberdon
May 16th, 2008, 08:45 PM
Blimus, am I allowed to have JJ WINNING when I had her down to LOSE today?

And what's CHAKKY doing in a SF? Her form I thought had been dire!

:scratch:

дalex
May 16th, 2008, 08:47 PM
JJ 2-0
Cornet 2-0

Tashi
May 16th, 2008, 08:52 PM
I have no clue between Chaky/Cornet. I'm thinking Cornet cuz she took out Kuzzy but I really don't know. As for JJ I'll wait for Patty/MaSha to be done.

Ian Aberdon
May 16th, 2008, 09:10 PM
JJ 2-1

As for the other...God knows - toss a coin. Cornet 2-1

iheartjelenaj
May 16th, 2008, 09:28 PM
Very well then.

SF: JJ 2-0 (either Schnyder or Sharapova, doesn't matter)

and I shall make my other SF pick once the winner between Chaky and Pironkova is decided.

ok, updated picks:

SF: JJ 2-0 and Chaky 2-0

RFS
May 16th, 2008, 09:43 PM
God - I have become SOOOO discombobulated with JJ winning over venus...

OK - let's try this ONE MORE TIME!!!

AMENDMENT - CLOSING TIME PRIOR TO FIRST SEMI
Pick for Rome SF1: CHAKVETADZE v CORNET
SF2: JANKOVIC v SHARAPOVA/SCHNYDER
open until
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Michael27
May 16th, 2008, 10:50 PM
OOP Tomorrow

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Stadio Pietrangeli (from 13.15hrs)
1. Chakvetadze vs. Cornet
2. Jankovic vs. [Schnyder or Sharapova] (NB 16.00hrs)
3. Peng/Sun vs. Chan/Chuang

Tashi
May 16th, 2008, 11:05 PM
So here goes:
JJ d. MaSha 2-1
Cornet d. Chaky 2-1

Yasmine
May 16th, 2008, 11:06 PM
well done Jelena! :bounce: :hearts: (thank god for this thread, so I can read the scores :rolls: )

Anyway not sure when I'll manage to come online next so here are semis:

JJ 2-1 and Cornet 2-1

ce
May 16th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Jelena 2-1
Cornet 2-0

ce
May 16th, 2008, 11:09 PM
ES :mad:

Brena
May 16th, 2008, 11:29 PM
JJ def. The Siberian Siren 2-0
Cornet def. Vasilissa Prekrasna 2-1

Cat123
May 17th, 2008, 12:11 AM
Oh, I thought i'd posted my pick (or one of them!) but I'm either being blind or I didn't. So here it is again!

Cornet 2-1 and... :confused: Shit, I never bet against Maria. Never. But just this once I'll make the exception because I piss you all off enough with my Maria babble anbd I fear you'll lynch me if I pick her JJ 2-1 :angel:

Cat123
May 17th, 2008, 12:13 AM
Jelena usually has quite a high 1st serve %, they're just all wet and drippy :lol: If this means she's working more on power though, a lower % is fine by me.

Cilla
May 17th, 2008, 12:48 AM
I'd better pick now before I forget :lol:

Jelena 2-1. But if she loses, I'll still get points for SF, so it's ok :tape:
Chakky 2-1.

redsonja
May 17th, 2008, 03:06 AM
JJ d. Maria, 2-1
Cornet d. Chakvetadze, 2-1

The power of the flipped coin...

peanuts
May 17th, 2008, 05:08 AM
And what's CHAKKY doing in a SF? Her form I thought had been dire!

:scratch:

Yes that's why this turnaround is so awesome if you're a Chaky fan like me. :lol:

Semifinal Picks:

JJ def. Sharapova, 2-1
Chakvetadze def. Cornet, 2-1

RFS
May 17th, 2008, 08:04 AM
Rozzie's yawn-stretch-why-do-I-wake-up-early-on-the-weekend Pick:

Chaky d Cornet 2:1
JJ d Shrieky 2:1

Kampi
May 17th, 2008, 08:35 AM
SF Picks: Jelena 2:1; Cornet 2:1

Brena
May 17th, 2008, 10:58 AM
Oh, I thought i'd posted my pick (or one of them!) but I'm either being blind or I didn't. So here it is again!

Cornet 2-1 and... :confused: Shit, I never bet against Maria. Never. But just this once I'll make the exception because I piss you all off enough with my Maria babble anbd I fear you'll lynch me if I pick her JJ 2-1 :angel:

Nooo, we'll lynch you only if Maria wins. :lol:
But, don't worry, JJ will keep you company, since I'll lynch her too. :tape:

Wrekin
May 17th, 2008, 11:27 AM
JJ 2-1 and Cornet 2-1

RFS
May 17th, 2008, 11:28 AM
Oh Bruno.... where art thou? :bigcry:

Mind you - you led me down that Williams-sided alley...

Sleep on sweet prince..... :lol:

Wrekin
May 17th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Phew, lucky again.

I missed the change of deadline last night!

Maybe Bruno has too.

RFS
May 17th, 2008, 12:01 PM
PICK CLOSED for ROME SFs:
CHAKVETADZE v CORNET
JANKOVIC v SHARAPOVA

Yasmine
May 17th, 2008, 12:37 PM
I managed to move all picks since beginning of Rome from old thread to here :)

Kampi
May 17th, 2008, 12:43 PM
I managed to move all picks since beginning of Rome from old thread to here :)

Thank you Yasmine:kiss:

Now, we once again have a little problem with the pick of Jelena vs. Masha, hahaha. :rolleyes::lol:

iheartjelenaj
May 17th, 2008, 12:59 PM
So since Sharapova withdrew.... points or no points?

redsonja
May 17th, 2008, 01:00 PM
My proposal is that either no one gets any points, or anyone who picked JJ gets their 3 points and no set pick points for anyone. I don't think we ever discussed what to do for a walkover. :lol:

RFS
May 17th, 2008, 01:23 PM
WHAAA?
Wha' 'appened?

RFS
May 17th, 2008, 01:28 PM
My proposal is that either no one gets any points, or anyone who picked JJ gets their 3 points and no set pick points for anyone. I don't think we ever discussed what to do for a walkover. :lol:

OK - I went for a kip and woke up to this!!!

I agree with Sonja here - those (oh... well actually ALL) of us who picked JJ get 3 points.
No set points awarded as... well.... no sets played.

Tables will follow with the results after the Chaky/ice-cream Cornet match.

JJ - if you don't get your SHIT together and WIN tomorrow... I swear... I'll bloody swing for you!

RFS
May 17th, 2008, 02:02 PM
I managed to move all picks since beginning of Rome from old thread to here :)

:kiss:
Thanks Yasmine and also putting the First post with the rules etc...

I was wondering when it would happen!

:worship:

Michael27
May 17th, 2008, 02:17 PM
Thanks Yasmine.

What's happened to the JJ match this afternoon? I've been out saying hello to Tesco this morning.

RFS
May 17th, 2008, 03:02 PM
Alrighty then ladles and jellyspoons... eyes down for the person who will be meeting JJ in tomorrow's final.

Feel free to start the picking whenever you want. I'll do the formal gubbins (guessing the closing time will be around 2pm BST as coverage starts from 3pm here in the UK.

Catch ya later.

Tashi
May 17th, 2008, 04:59 PM
So its Cornet. I'm gonna wait and see the semi cuz I don't know anything about this girls game.

Cat123
May 17th, 2008, 05:02 PM
W£oop, max point for me!! :D

Jelena 2-0 please.

Michael27
May 17th, 2008, 05:04 PM
JJ TO WIN 2-0

There can be no other result.

RFS
May 17th, 2008, 05:04 PM
RESULTS for ROME SF1: CORNET d CHAKVETADZE 63 46 63
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/3778/romesf1results170508tt8.jpg

ROME SF2: JANKOVIC d SHARAPOVA wo
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/8061/romesf2results170508cp9.jpg

Pick for Rome FINAL: JANKOVIC v CORNET
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RFS
May 17th, 2008, 05:06 PM
So its Cornet. I'm gonna wait and see the semi cuz I don't know anything about this girls game.

This girl helped coin the phrase "picnic" where JJ is concerned and gave her all kinds of yips at USO 07.

Rozzie's Pick:
JJ to squeak through after a veritable picnic banquet - 2:1

Brena
May 17th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Oh, gee... I hear that Chakky went on a picnic while leading comfortably in the second set...and from then on everything went downhill for her... ARE YOU GETTING MY HINT, JJ? (I'm also trying to erase from my memory JJ's US Open match with Cornet...)
Please don't lose to Cornet, Jelena, that would be just too embarassing! :scared:


Final: JJ def. Cornet 2-1

Come on, Jelenaaaa! :bounce:

Just Do It
May 17th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Jelena 2-0.

Michael27
May 17th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Ros, :haha::haha::haha:, I'd forgotten that.

Oh gawd, the pair of them are bound to enjoy a yummy picnic.

peanuts
May 17th, 2008, 05:09 PM
JJ def. Cornet, 2-0

Tashi
May 17th, 2008, 05:11 PM
Oh crap. Well, I think, JJ's game has evolved nicely since the 07 USO. But still, its JJ. Anyway, I can't watch the semi...I forgot I am going out. Soooo......JJ d. Cornet 2-1...because Rozzie said so!:)

Cilla
May 17th, 2008, 05:18 PM
Jelena 2-1

Kampi
May 17th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Final Prediction: Jelena 2:0

iheartjelenaj
May 17th, 2008, 06:41 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Final: JJ 2-0

RFS
May 17th, 2008, 06:47 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Final: JJ 2-0

:haha:
feelin' better for that?

Thee (and a bunch of others) look to score BEEEEG if JJ pulls off a defence of her title tomorrow...

ce
May 17th, 2008, 06:50 PM
JJ to win 20

G&R
May 17th, 2008, 07:40 PM
final:JJ TO WIN 2-0

Bruno71
May 17th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Well that sucked. I had my internet shut off for non-payment technical issues and couldn't get a pick in for the semis. Oh well, story of my life :lol:

JJ def. Cornet 2-0

Now DO this and finally win a tourney again!

RFS
May 17th, 2008, 08:06 PM
final:JJ TO WIN 2-0
Welcome to the Pick Thread G&R - Hope we can have you join us during the rest of the tournements that our JJ is in :wavey:

Well that sucked. I had my internet shut off for non-payment technical issues and couldn't get a pick in for the semis. Oh well, story of my life :lol:

JJ def. Cornet 2-0

Now DO this and finally win a tourney again!

I wondered where you'd got to... I was gonna send my Jelenii and Jamii off through the ether to find you... but the little minxy Wii pixels emerged looking a bit ruffled from the Bowling Pit where I last saw them... so I thought best not to ask!!

iheartjelenaj
May 17th, 2008, 08:06 PM
:haha:
feelin' better for that?

Thee (and a bunch of others) look to score BEEEEG if JJ pulls off a defence of her title tomorrow...

Yes, Ros. I feel a little better :) JJ's this close to winning her first title of the season, and it would be my first time seeing her win a title!!!

Wayn77
May 17th, 2008, 08:51 PM
Rome Final:

JANKOVIC defends her title 2-0

any other scenario .... there's gonna be trouble! :armed:

RFS
May 17th, 2008, 10:30 PM
REMINDER

Pick for Rome FINAL: JANKOVIC v CORNET
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дalex
May 17th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Geez, how come Chakky won a set?! :o She's supposed to be in slump. I'm falling behind here, again!

Well, then, everything will be fine if JJ defends her title.

Final Pick: JJ d. Cornet 2-0

Yasmine
May 17th, 2008, 10:57 PM
JJ def Alizé 2-0

but yay Alizé for doing so well this week :woohoo: :bounce::clap2:

redsonja
May 18th, 2008, 07:50 AM
JJ d. Cornet 2-1

I went back and forth on that set pick about 3 million times.

RFS
May 18th, 2008, 08:22 AM
JJ d. Cornet 2-1

I went back and forth on that set pick about 3 million times.

heh - me too...
Cornet worries me a little... well ok... a lot!

Ian Aberdon
May 18th, 2008, 08:47 AM
Has to be:

JJ TO WIN 2-0:)

Wrekin
May 18th, 2008, 09:28 AM
I'm on a definite non-roll here - Marcus has already given me the heave-ho - Raz'll have me eating dust by tonight - can't afford to lose out on any more points :armed:

JJ to win 2-1

-NAJ-
May 18th, 2008, 10:21 AM
omg i am so nervous . jj please win today

Cat123
May 18th, 2008, 10:26 AM
Cornet's not the one that worries me. JJ's the one that worries me...

Bruno71
May 18th, 2008, 11:06 AM
Cornet's not the one that worries me. JJ's the one that worries me...

Exactamundo.

omg i am so nervous . jj please win today

I've had a really strong feeling about this match and that is there's no way JJ will lose it. And as you know, I'm the most pessimistic JJ fan that ever walked the face. I just hope that's not a jinx :eek:

Cat123
May 18th, 2008, 11:33 AM
The title is JJ's to lose. It's all up to her.

NO FREAKING PICNICS!!! :(

Bruno71
May 18th, 2008, 11:40 AM
JJ is cutting down on the picnics I think. I hope anyway :lol: Yeah, I know she went down 0-2 to Venus in the QF's, but it wasn't like the typical picnic...she played OK, Venus just played better. I honestly think she's cutting down on the huge picnics, but we'll see in a few hours.

Brena
May 18th, 2008, 12:03 PM
Yep, people, I think you're right. JJ only has to be serious enough and everything will be fine.
I don't care about the title that much, I was worried because I didn't want JJ to embarrass herself.

RFS
May 18th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Location - Chichester...??
As in the one in the South of England?

Brena
May 18th, 2008, 01:03 PM
Location - Chichester...??
As in the one in the South of England?

I should be in London from May 31 to June 7, and I'm planning to be in Chichester on June 3 to see the Chichester Festival Theatre production of ''The Cherry Orchard'' with Diana Rigg.
I got the visa, bought the plane ticket, but I still can't believe I'm going. :crazy: I've never been to England.

RFS
May 18th, 2008, 01:13 PM
I should be in London from May 31 to June 7, and I'm planning to be in Chichester on June 3 to see the Chichester Festival Theatre production of ''The Cherry Orchard'' with Diana Rigg.
I got the visa, bought the plane ticket, but I still can't believe I'm going. :crazy: I've never been to England.

Wow... awesome.
Whereabouts in London are you staying...? You planning on doing any other more touristy things?

And Diana Rigg... double Awesome!

Brena
May 18th, 2008, 01:27 PM
Wow... awesome.
Whereabouts in London are you staying...? You planning on doing any other more touristy things?

And Diana Rigg... double Awesome!

Some friends of my dad's who live in London are helping me find accomodation - it's SO expansive to stay in London! :eek: I had a fake hotel reservation for a posh hotel near Victoria station (just to be able to get the visa..hush! :lol:), but I think I'll be staying in a more modest hotel somewhere in South Kensington (I shall know tommorrow which hotel exactly). I have no idea what I'll be doing there - I guess just walking through the city and being happy. And visiting pubs. :lol: I'll see some more thetare plays, for sure. I've always loved British drama - playwrights, actors, directors, old and modern theatre houses - and now I've saved some money to be able to come. Oh, and I adore Diana Rigg, I would go even further than Chichester to see her on stage.

RFS
May 18th, 2008, 02:03 PM
PICK CLOSED for Rome FINAL: JANKOVIC v CORNET
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7403/romefpredictions180508vp7.jpg

Good luck everyone... and especially JJ!! :bounce:

RFS
May 18th, 2008, 05:40 PM
RESULTS for ROME FINAL: JANKOVIC v CORNET 62 62
http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/5945/romefresults180508zr6.jpg

Big scorers for those who picked Title.
Heading up the Tournement Leaderboard for Rome: Michael; Overall leader... Danilo!
http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/4563/romesummary180508hn3.jpg

http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/1746/romeleaderboard180508cs2.jpg

1 week break and back for RG...

Just Do It
May 18th, 2008, 05:44 PM
^ Ros, it is only 1 week.

Thanks for the update :yeah:

Michael27
May 18th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Oh My God, I finally won, I thought it would never happen.

Thanks Ros. Also thanks for all your work.

RFS
May 18th, 2008, 05:50 PM
Jesus H Christ - I have the date right in the Thread title.

:shout:

Ian Aberdon
May 18th, 2008, 05:57 PM
Chaps/esses:

Ros isn't doing this for the good of her health...if anyone can do any better, let's see ya.

Otherwise..................

Tashi
May 18th, 2008, 06:04 PM
I agree with Rich. I think only mistakes that make an impact on the pick should be pointed out. Everything else is just unnecessary.

RFS
May 18th, 2008, 06:37 PM
RG WS Draw will be out on Friday 23rd (http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/ws/index.html)

ROLAND GARROS: JJ's Progress Pick – OPEN UNTIL
01:00 (PDT), 04:00 (EDT), 09:00 (BST), 10:00 (CET) SUNDAY 25th MAY

Any Pick posts timed AFTER the Pick closes will NOT be counted – regardless of what time I post the tables.
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JJ ROUND PICK: Rn / QF / SF / FINAL / TITLE
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Edited in light of Provisional Main Draw Schedule (http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/about/schedule.html)

Ian Aberdon
May 18th, 2008, 06:57 PM
BY the by chaps/esses, I DO still love ya all! :kiss:

(And thanks, Tashers :kiss:)

Tashi
May 18th, 2008, 07:02 PM
No problemo, hon.:kiss:

Michael27
May 18th, 2008, 07:04 PM
:):wavey:My comments were trying to thank Ros for all the work she does to make this "pick 'em" so successful Rich.:D:angel:

Ian Aberdon
May 18th, 2008, 07:13 PM
Fair enough Michael, I will let you off! :lol:

But our Ros was not amused :sad:

Just Do It
May 18th, 2008, 08:31 PM
:):wavey:My comments were trying to thank Ros for all the work she does to make this "pick 'em" so successful Rich.:D:angel:

Same here.

Bruno71
May 18th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Wow, I just keep falling down the list.

RFS
May 18th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Then perhaps refrain from picking up on obvious typos :shrug:

I acknowledge there have been a few Score errors and I spent a HUGE amount of time double checking it all, finding 10 points for Richard.

I am never going to be able to Open/Close/Summarise these picks to suit everyone - end of.

By all means help me by checking the scores when I post - and perhaps instead of picking holes in the main thread, PM me with any errors/corrections.

Kampi
May 18th, 2008, 09:04 PM
Yes, my friends, It's just about time on this very nice and great day for Jelena and for us, too hahaha, to say a BIG........

Thank you Ros :worship::kiss::clap2: :smooch::yeah:

for all your hard work on this pick thread so far and many more is awaiting you, that's for sure.;):help::lol: And we shouldn't take that for granted, because it is pretty stressful at times and Ros is carrying all on her shoulders. And let's not forget, she is also pretty busy in her daily job. So a big round of applause for our lovely Ros.:)

RFS
May 18th, 2008, 09:59 PM
Thank you Markus.

Unfortunately - as we go into the European swing, the timezones bizarrely act against me in terms of flexibility of closing times etc as the days' play will start around 10am BST - so slap bang in the middle of my morning.

I'd like to ask the regular pickers for some consideration - I am not always going to be able to get the predictions/scores out on time if we close the pick at the start of the day's play whilst in Europe.

If JJ's matches are in the morning, and people want to pick for her next round (whether or not her next opponents are known) then go ahead, instead of asking me if I'm going to open the Pick.

I'll take Picks one round in advance unless someone is on holiday...
As always - we Pick for JJ. If she goes out upto/including the QF then we pick for the semis.
If she goes out before the QF, then we break off until the semis.

Thanks in advance for your consideration for the next few tournaments.

Bruno71
May 18th, 2008, 10:55 PM
Thank you Ros!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

peanuts
May 19th, 2008, 03:37 AM
:lol: at the craziness in here.

Thanks Ros. I've been busy at work that I've stopped playing PAW (too many picks to make!) and only play this game now. I'm glad you're sticking with managing this game or else I won't have anything else to play. ;)

I'm so happy JJ won. It's about time. :yeah:

Michael27
May 19th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Then perhaps refrain from picking up on obvious typos :shrug:

I acknowledge there have been a few Score errors and I spent a HUGE amount of time double checking it all, finding 10 points for Richard.

I am never going to be able to Open/Close/Summarise these picks to suit everyone - end of.

By all means help me by checking the scores when I post - and perhaps instead of picking holes in the main thread, PM me with any errors/corrections.


I am trully sorry Ros that I made such a stupid comment.:wavey::angel:
What I was trying to do was thank you for all your work on this pick 'em, but it all went wrong.:D:)

RFS
May 19th, 2008, 11:34 AM
Roland Garros Progress Pick Info (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=13180266&postcount=197) amended in light of Provisional Tournament Schedule

RFS
May 23rd, 2008, 10:25 AM
I have to miss the draw... so ... as soon as anyone wants to:

ROLAND GARROS: JJ's Progress Pick – OPEN UNTIL
01:00 (PDT), 04:00 (EDT), 09:00 (BST), 10:00 (CET) SUNDAY 25th MAY

Any Pick posts timed AFTER the Pick closes will NOT be counted – regardless of what time I post the tables.
No exceptions.
Please post your picks as:
JJ ROUND PICK: Rn / QF / SF / FINAL / TITLE
so that they stand out (Pretty Pictures/Colours optional!)
If you want to change your pick before the closing time, please quote your original pick and post a new reply so that I don’t miss the edit.
Thanks

Latest Status, Predictions, Scores and Rules here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=13170556&postcount=1)

Check Timezones Here (http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=25&month=5&year=2008&p1=136&p2=224&p3=263&p4=35&p5=195&iv=0)

Cat123
May 23rd, 2008, 11:28 AM
I never *ever* get the round pick right. My initial thought was not even to bother trying, but now I'm going for an UBER JINX pick and I'm gonna say R1! :angel:

Michael27
May 23rd, 2008, 11:41 AM
JJ is much more focused as this year has moved along:D.
She now has a proper team working with her too:worship:.
Now if we can just get Nemanja off her back and stop fighting her for the next two weeks, JJ will win her first grand slam:rolleyes:.
Jamie your assistance maybe required:lol:.

Jelena Jankovic to win RG and her first Grand Slam.

RFS
May 23rd, 2008, 11:43 AM
Yeah... I am thinking next season of adopting the FTM option of a point for every correct round reached rather than the blanket 5... hmmmm... now back to that draw and contemplating who Maria shagged to get that draw :devil: :angel: :rolls:

Cat123
May 23rd, 2008, 11:48 AM
I thought someone would make an attempt to screw things up for her after the fuss she kicked up a few weeks ago!! But really, draws mean nothing to me. It's up to the players' fitness/mental strenght/self belief that week, not to do with who they come up against. Whenever anyone worries about who they're playing and doesn't give full concentration to their own game it all goes pear-shaped.

Maria had an EASY draw at the USO and she ballsed it up, JJ should no way have got as far as she did on paper at the AO but she suprised everyone. I'm not worried/relieved about the draw for either of them, I'm just taking it a round at a time. If I don't, I might just go crazy!

Bruno71
May 23rd, 2008, 11:57 AM
OK so finally we have what appears to be a *true* draw, so here's JJ's breakdown.

1R: Qualifier :woohoo:
2R: Garbin/Erakovic :woohoo:
3R: Cibulkova :scared: but only a little
4R: Radwanska/Cornet :scared: more...especially if playing "homegirl"
QF: Venus/Momo/Pennetta (Bartoli is injured, I really don't see her coming thru here) :scared:
SF: Serena/Ivanovic
F: Sharapova/Kuznetsova/Dementieva/Zvonareva/Safina/Chakvetadze/Szavay (i.e. a bunch of Russians and a Hungarian)

Could be worse, but definitely not easy.

RFS
May 23rd, 2008, 11:58 AM
OK so finally we have what appears to be a *true* draw, so here's JJ's breakdown.

1R: Qualifier :woohoo:
2R: Garbin/Erakovic :woohoo:
3R: Cibulkova :scared: but only a little
4R: Radwanska/Cornet :scared: more...especially if playing "homegirl"
QF: Venus/Momo/Pennetta (Bartoli is injured, I really don't see her coming thru here) :scared:
SF: Serena/Ivanovic
F: Sharapova/Kuznetsova/Dementieva/Zvonareva/Safina/Chakvetadze/Szavay (i.e. a bunch of Russians and a Hungarian)

Could be worse, but definitely not easy.

Seriously - how could we get a "wrong" draw in the first place ... not just the women but the men as well!

Anyway - Thx Bruno for being one of the few who come up with the likely Path to the Final - I know I, for one, appreciate it (especially here in the Pick Thread)....

:kiss:

дalex
May 23rd, 2008, 12:04 PM
Yeah, Cibulkova is gonna give her all to beat JJ. And Cornet is gonna play much better than in Rome.
Tough draw.

RFS
May 23rd, 2008, 12:07 PM
Not that this is my pick but...I feel confident-ish until we get to the QF...

Bruno71
May 23rd, 2008, 12:16 PM
Not that this is my pick but...I feel confident-ish until we get to the QF...

Aside from the possibility of Venus, the possibility of Momo (or Bartoli should things change somehow) scares me. Imagine how much confidence Momo would have in a RG quarter with the chance to do her best performance there. Well, that may be sort of a pipe dream of mine too :lol:

Cibulkova & Cornet...well, JJ plays these types of girls at lesser events, and when it comes down to it, those matches are in her hands. Strangely, I'd much rather see Radwanska than Cornet, but I guess that makes sense right now.

RFS
May 23rd, 2008, 12:19 PM
Cibulkova & Cornet...well, JJ plays these types of girls at lesser events, and when it comes down to it, those matches are in her hands. Strangely, I'd much rather see Radwanska than Cornet, but I guess that makes sense right now.

in truth so would I... their first meeting JJ completely underestimated her. The 2nd... she totally stomped on her.
A third match up (against homegirl as you rightly say... that would be a great match potentially... but a nervewracking one

redsonja
May 23rd, 2008, 12:19 PM
I'd much rather Radwanska than Cornet.

And I don't think I'd even be able to be bitter or upset about Jelena losing to Amelie, but, sadly for Amelie, I don't see her making it that far. :sad:

Bruno71
May 23rd, 2008, 12:24 PM
I'd much rather Radwanska than Cornet.

And I don't think I'd even be able to be bitter or upset about Jelena losing to Amelie, but, sadly for Amelie, I don't see her making it that far. :sad:

If Bartoli is indeed injured, and Momo can get by Savchuk who's tricky, she should be thru to the 4R. I guess I wouldn't see her beating Venus, but who knows what could happen there...Venus has a toughie with Pennetta prior. But yeah, Momo is likely not match fit, not that she was before her layoff anyway :sad:

Cat123
May 23rd, 2008, 12:27 PM
I think JJ would revel in playing a home favourite in a later round! Look what happened against Casey at the AO :D We all know she does her best when she has to fight.

Kampi
May 23rd, 2008, 12:32 PM
Anyway, Jelena should be confident and strong. And produce the right kind of tunnel vision and only focus on the next point, the next game, the next set and the next match. Force it Jelena...become relentless and eager to beat them all.:angel:

GO JJ:bounce:

Bruno71
May 23rd, 2008, 12:32 PM
I think JJ would revel in playing a home favourite in a later round! Look what happened against Casey at the AO :D We all know she does her best when she has to fight.

Hmmm, I kind of thought her level of play against Casey was the worst of the AO tournament...maybe after the semi, kind of hard to be sure on that one. She should've won that a lot more easily, but it's more that it was a night match. She does seem to do OK in the "hostile" environments...like vs. Bartoli at RG last year or even losing to Venus at USO she looked excited to be there.

Brena
May 23rd, 2008, 12:37 PM
Well, if JJ really has to lose to somebody, I'd also choose Momo. I love that girl. However, such a turn of events would completely shock me.

Brena
May 23rd, 2008, 12:38 PM
Hmmm, I kind of thought her level of play against Casey was the worst of the AO tournament...maybe after the semi, kind of hard to be sure on that one. She should've won that a lot more easily, but it's more that it was a night match. She does seem to do OK in the "hostile" environments...like vs. Bartoli at RG last year or even losing to Venus at USO she looked excited to be there.

Yes, I think she thrives when her match is the centre of attention. :)

Cat123
May 23rd, 2008, 12:43 PM
She should get some tips from Chakky on how to cope with a hostile crowd :lol: Though I don't think even she would dare piss off the entire crowd of Philippe Chatrier Court.

Bruno71
May 23rd, 2008, 12:54 PM
She should get some tips from Chakky on how to cope with a hostile crowd :lol: Though I don't think even she would dare piss off the entire crowd of Philippe Chatrier Court.

Well if it's any indication...she got booed and whistled at for questioning a call and hit Marion with a ball last year. And still somehow managed to get the crowd not to be down on her :lol:

I just hope she even gets where she's supposed to go. It's the type of draw that's totally winnable for her but if she comes out flat, can really lose from the 3rd round and onwards.

Just Do It
May 23rd, 2008, 12:54 PM
My pick : Jelena to win the whole thing !!

RFS
May 23rd, 2008, 12:57 PM
My pick : Jelena to win the whole thing !!

Oh I want to... I really WANT to write the T word in my pick... where's that bloody coin that sonja and Rich had?

iheartjelenaj
May 23rd, 2008, 02:09 PM
The top half looks way easier than the bottom half. First there's Vee & Ree, than Ivanovic, then all the French women, etc. Granted, the top half is no easy feat to get through, but IDk. If JJ does get to the final, then there's no way it can be said she was lucky or whatever BS they come up with.

Progress Pick: JJ for the title

RFS
May 23rd, 2008, 02:11 PM
oh WTF... I may as well be reckless - I have the individual picks to go with as well.

This is JJ's best chance for a slam title - and also... if she wants to be the #1 - she is gonna have to fight tooth and nail for it..

Title

iheartjelenaj
May 23rd, 2008, 02:16 PM
Woo! Yea Ros! It's a "safe" pick to make, I think, b/c in the event that she goes deep the chances of her winning the title increase. :)

Wayn77
May 23rd, 2008, 02:17 PM
RG Pick: JANKOVIC = Grand Slam Champion

Brena
May 23rd, 2008, 02:33 PM
all of you have picked her to win the title?? :eek:
Well, who am I to go against the tide?

JJ to win the title


But, should she go out in the Round 1, it'll be your fault not mine! :lol:

RFS
May 23rd, 2008, 02:43 PM
all of you have picked her to win the title?? :eek:
Well, who am I to go against the tide?

JJ to win the title


But, should she go out in the Round 1, it'll be your fault not mine! :lol:
Actually... Cat picked R1 !!!

Cat123
May 23rd, 2008, 02:48 PM
:lol: I did!!! There's method to my madness. Look at R1 @ AO... I feel the 1st match in any given tournament is always hardest for JJ! If she gets through R1 I fully expect her to get to the semis!!!

Man,I hope to god Ana's beaten early :rolleyes: WilliamsX2 I'm not so worried about. Jelena's BEATEN them...

Ian Aberdon
May 23rd, 2008, 02:59 PM
I'll only be able to pick JJ's progress, away next week & I don't think I'll have e-mail access.

JJ to the SF

RFS
May 23rd, 2008, 03:05 PM
I'll only be able to pick JJ's progress, away next week & I don't think I'll have e-mail access.

JJ to the SF

Well you still have time to do a privalova pick (HEE!) which is basically JJ 2-0, or highest seed if JJ gets knocked out, or highest tour ranking...

Or... just have a JJ free week and come back and Pick for week 2...

Cat123
May 23rd, 2008, 03:27 PM
:lol: I feel like such a bad fan!! I may as well pick against her in the match pick as well, so if I come away with 10 points and you all get nada I can point and laugh :lol: (you know, while slowly dying from disapointment inside...)

дalex
May 23rd, 2008, 03:30 PM
JJ progress Pick: SF

I picked her to win AO and she made it to the SF so let's see if this one works better for her. ;)
I picked SF for Rome as well. ;)
And realistically, do we expect her to beat Rena/Ana in SF?

:lol:

Hashim.
May 23rd, 2008, 03:32 PM
do you have to join at the start of the year or what??:scratch:

RFS
May 23rd, 2008, 03:41 PM
do you have to join at the start of the year or what??:scratch:

If that's a question as to if you can join... the answer is NO you can join whenever you want.

If you go to the first thread in the post - all the rules are explained there.

Hashim.
May 23rd, 2008, 03:44 PM
okay thanks;)

so first you have to pick JJ's progress..

i'll sadly go with a semi but i would love to be wrong;)

redsonja
May 23rd, 2008, 03:45 PM
I don't want to pick. Picking Grand Slams makes me nervous.

I probably will, though. :p

Brena
May 23rd, 2008, 04:45 PM
JJ progress Pick: SF


And realistically, do we expect her to beat Rena/Ana in SF?

:lol:

For some reason, I think she might beat Ana, but I'm not sure she could beat La Serena.
I have a feeling Ana might be panicking (insted of exciting :lol:) at the moment since she has had such disappointing results since Miami, and has to defend the final, and the Number 1 is so close, and we all know how ambitious and driven she is...so, I think all that might go against her.
On the other hand, should JJ reach Serena, I guess the Williams sisters fans would be right for once, since I also think it would all depend on Serena's performance.
:shrug:

Brena
May 23rd, 2008, 04:47 PM
:lol: I feel like such a bad fan!! I may as well pick against her in the match pick as well, so if I come away with 10 points and you all get nada I can point and laugh :lol: (you know, while slowly dying from disapointment inside...)

When JJ is in question, I always feel she has equal chances of winning the title and losing in the Round 1. :help::lol:

Cat123
May 23rd, 2008, 05:01 PM
I expect Ana to fall before the SF tbh, but I think JJ could more than take her AND Serena on :cool: