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#622310 - Thu May 05 2011 11:56 AM Results & Standings .. French Open
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French Open Tennis 2011

It's May, and that means that the high season of tennis is just about to begin. Next up is the second of this year's Grand Slam events, the French open at Roland Garros. Last year saw Rafael Nadal lift his fifth victory at this event and he looks to defend again this year. The women's side of things was won by Francesca Schiavone, her first Grand Slam win. After that she proceeded to bomb out of Wimbledon, but has made it to the quarterfinals of both the US Open and the Australian Open since then.

Over on our side of the competition, Sypher won the men's end of things while LeoDaVinci won on the ladies' side. They will both be here to repeat. On the ladies' side, of the six years that the competition has been running there have only been three winners - srini701, ElfTwinkle and LeoDaVinci. One of these tipsters will not be here to challenge, but the other two will.

Between May 22nd and June 5th, contestants will be sliding all over the red clay of Roland Garros trying to stop the two champions. Tipping threads (men's singles and women's singles) will be up here as soon as the draws are announced. Scoring will be the same as the one used for Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open:

5 pts x 1 : picking the winner.
3 pts x 2 : picking a semi-final winner (picking a finalist).
2 pts x 4 : picking a quarter-final winner (picking a semi-finalist).
1 pts x 8 : picking a quarter-finalist.

Additionally, sign up and you will get bonus points for the seeding of your correct picks, absolutely free of charge.

Sign up here!



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#622311 - Thu May 05 2011 11:58 AM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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Tipping threads will be posted here:

Women's Singles

Men's Singles


Edited by LeoDaVinci (Wed May 18 2011 07:27 AM)
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#622312 - Thu May 05 2011 12:19 PM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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I'm in

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#622326 - Thu May 05 2011 01:34 PM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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I'll be guessing
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#622404 - Thu May 05 2011 02:58 PM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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So will I.
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#622471 - Thu May 05 2011 04:25 PM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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Looking for my early bonus points for signing on
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#622542 - Thu May 05 2011 07:19 PM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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I haven't done a tennis tip yet. Is it like the March madness where we pick who we think will win each match or do we just pick our top 5 players at the beginning. I should be in if we pick ahead of time but will be on vacation while the actual tournament is going on so if I have to be present while it is going on, I might not be able to join.
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#622544 - Thu May 05 2011 07:38 PM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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I'm back for this one.

Last in Australia, no way but up!

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#622555 - Thu May 05 2011 08:42 PM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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I will undoubtedly choose Wozniacki and undoubtedly be let down again... but I've got to be right one of these times!

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#622575 - Thu May 05 2011 10:50 PM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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Originally Posted By: rxbigdawg
I haven't done a tennis tip yet. Is it like the March madness where we pick who we think will win each match or do we just pick our top 5 players at the beginning. I should be in if we pick ahead of time but will be on vacation while the actual tournament is going on so if I have to be present while it is going on, I might not be able to join.


Rx, we pick who we think will be the 8 quarterfinalists, and then the 4 semifinalists, 2 finalists and the winner....we don't have to pick every match's winner. So it helps if you can wait till the draw is out. We have to lodge tips before the second round starts, so it really does not matter if you are not around when the tournament's going on...
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#622619 - Fri May 06 2011 01:08 AM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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I'll sign up too.
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#622831 - Fri May 06 2011 09:21 PM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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#623180 - Sun May 08 2011 06:43 AM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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Thanks Srini! So deadline will be around May 22. Count me in and I will try to get picks logged in time.
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#624092 - Wed May 11 2011 05:46 AM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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#626471 - Wed May 18 2011 07:28 AM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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On Friday the draws will be announced. The tipping threads are up and the links on them will work after the first round will have been drawn.
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#626983 - Fri May 20 2011 06:55 AM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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The draws are up and if it wasn't going to be a small enough pressence this year for American players, with the Williams sisters and Roddick out, Isner draws Nadal in the 1st Round, go Fish.

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#627062 - Fri May 20 2011 03:47 PM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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I'm in.

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#628163 - Tue May 24 2011 01:50 PM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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Wozniacki vs. Wozniak... Nadal forced to five sets... Ivanovic, Peer, Almagro, Cilic, Pennetta and Berdych among the big names already out...

Get your tips in SOON!

Less than 12 hours remain until the second round.
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#628311 - Tue May 24 2011 10:24 PM Re: French Open 2011 - sign up
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Playing like a hardcourt tourney, Isner taking Rafa to 5 on clay is just inexplicable

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#628811 - Thu May 26 2011 01:28 PM Results & Standings .. French Open
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Sharapova nearly lost, Clijsters did lose, as did Jurgen Meltzer, and Nadal's serve looked weak against fellow Spaniard Andujar.

What will become of these seeded players?
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#629104 - Fri May 27 2011 08:43 AM Re: Results & Standings .. French Open
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The upsets just keep coming on the Women's side, #1 Caroline Wozniacki and #8 Samantha Stosur have already gone down today and it's not even half over. The men have only had Mikhail Youzhny as a big upset today, so far.

I am wondering if a tough match that Nadal had for his first round will take something out of him that he will need for the later rounds or will it take him out of his normal rhthym for major tournaments like this one.

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#629170 - Fri May 27 2011 02:49 PM Re: Results & Standings .. French Open
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This is getting ugly for me.

I might finish in the same spot as I did in Australia. Last!

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#629225 - Fri May 27 2011 09:11 PM Re: Results & Standings .. French Open
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I came close to picking Montanes and Chela to make the quarters, talked myself out of it, now I'm kicking myself

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#629246 - Sat May 28 2011 12:36 AM Re: Results & Standings .. French Open
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Originally Posted By: N-Bomb
I came close to picking Montanes and Chela to make the quarters, talked myself out of it, now I'm kicking myself


Didn't know anything about Montanes but I wanted to pick Kubot (after he beat Almagro) just for the heck of it eek frown
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#629299 - Sat May 28 2011 07:13 AM Re: Results & Standings .. French Open
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Today is the ECL final, no time for tennis. However, Del Potro and Djokovic just exchanged 6-3 sets... This one might turn interesting.


Edited by LeoDaVinci (Sat May 28 2011 07:14 AM)
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