Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

sneaky wrote:

I picked the following players for my Mens team, Marco19.

Murray
Djokovic
Cilic
Zverev
Tsonga
Lopez-OUT
Gasquet-OUT
Tipsarevic-OUT

Finalists
Murray
Zverev

Winner
Zverev

IMO....of the 3 players I lost.....my only bad pick
was obviously Tipsarevic. I originally picked Dzumhur
and should NEVER have switched to Tipsarevic because
he has NOT been successful for many years running!!!

I do NOT feel like you are going after me at all, Marco19.
Your points about taking too much risk are correct but
playing it too safe is NOT a good habit, IMHO.

My team shows that I do pick some top players but I do
also take some chances. My point is that most fans are
likely to go with the pack (% picks) instead of change from the norm!!!
The top players have been very succesful recently and in the
past but does NOT mean that change will NOT occur!!!

When you play the Yoda Cup all 4 tournaments are added together so one can become the yearly Guru...you have to try to stay away from -16 s choose good solid teams and if you can pick an Ostapenko like player...then your cooking with gas. lol

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Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

very true....match picks can be sooo important...if your behind you may take the risk..but if leading you shouldn't be taking risks. I've learned the hard way.

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Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

My biggest SCW now is leaving Rafa off.

Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

If Khachanov even gets to one TB against Rafa I will be floored.

Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

Backhandpass wrote:
TennisElbow wrote:

Well looks like your Lopez pick helped you avoid a bullet there, BHP.
I made far fewer changes than I usually do. I nearly went Barty or Watson as a 2nd unseeded, but in the end went more conservatively and chose Safarova (aka Shavashova)


lol all three went out first rd...Feli included.

Also got burned on Lopez. At least in Yoda cup, it seems like Lopez/Kyrgios/Gasquet were the 3 most popular low seeds so at least everyone seems to be taking some damage but it still hurts. The Gasquet one still shocks me, Mannarino wasn't an easy opponent for Feli and was in form so it had potential to be tough but still...

Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

Arvis wrote:

If Khachanov even gets to one TB against Rafa I will be floored.

Karen is one bad dude and could give Rafa all he can handle.

Last edited by Backhandpass (Jul. 5, 2017 11:48pm)

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Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

sneaky wrote:

Oh come on........Khachanov is more than capable of doing just as well as the
others that have beaten Nadull in the past 5 years at Wimbledon, Arvis.

Really?  It took him 4 sets to break THIAGO MONTEIRO once.

Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

sneaky wrote:

Mr. Khachanov is keeping his cards really close to the chest and will save
his very best for the "Topspin Monkey Nadull."

YES.....Mr. Khachanov is indeed one bad dude.....HA....HA....do NOT let the
first name fool you!!! Khachanov does NOT even resemble a tennis player!!!
He looks like he should be on a farm swinging an axe chopping some wood!!! LOL


I've been so pleased with your insightful and interesting posts then....Topspin Monkey Nadull...please stop the name calling...it's degrading and is not good for my blood pressure.

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I am not a fan of Nadal either sneaky but I have been super impressed with him this year. I actually have been purposely watching him in this tournament and rooting him on. (I can't believe I just admitted that)
His skill is unbelievable and tennis won't be the same when he retires

Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

Sneaky, have you ever written a book? If not, maybe you should. I am not a big fan of your conspiracy theories but I like your language skills.

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LOL GO NADAL!!!

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Johnny_Incognito wrote:

I am not a fan of Nadal either sneaky but I have been super impressed with him this year. I actually have been purposely watching him in this tournament and rooting him on. (I can't believe I just admitted that)
His skill is unbelievable and tennis won't be the same when he retires

Quoted for the TRUTH !

Also Nadal has a much improved backhand...serve and has always had a nice net game. So one dimensional he is not....though heavy deep topspin certainly helps on clay.

Last edited by Backhandpass (Jul. 5, 2017 10:01pm)

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Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

I certainly admire the great patience and restraint shown by everyone toward sneaky, who deserves neither.

Sneaky, IMHO you often seem to go out of your way to say things that most folks will, as you well know, view as ignorant, mean, paranoid and/or just plain nuts.  I'm sure you'd rather come off reasonably sane.  Work on it.

Thanks.

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Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

Sneaky deleted all his posts I guess.  I think he spends too much time arguing on other forums and so immediately jumps into offense/defense without provocation, since that's how tennis conversations always go everywhere but here.  Hopefully he'll keep conversing with us, just on a more human level instead of just starting arguments that no one wants to participate in.

I didn't want to believe how well Rafa was playing (since I stupidly left him off my team), but when JOHNNY of all people told me "Dude, he looked amazing in the first round" I knew I just had to accept that I was screwed.

Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

shoulda, coulda, woulda stuck with Watson

What's all this Sneaky business? I always seem to miss it

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Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

Certainly shoulda kept Venus!!!

Last edited by Drivers (Jul. 7, 2017 3:46am)

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Shoulda kept Kuznetsova & Azarenka.

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Arvis wrote:

Sneaky deleted all his posts I guess.  I think he spends too much time arguing on other forums and so immediately jumps into offense/defense without provocation, since that's how tennis conversations always go everywhere but here.  Hopefully he'll keep conversing with us, just on a more human level instead of just starting arguments that no one wants to participate in.

I didn't want to believe how well Rafa was playing (since I stupidly left him off my team), but when JOHNNY of all people told me "Dude, he looked amazing in the first round" I knew I just had to accept that I was screwed.

I just LOVE this post & could read it continuously forever.

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Should've kept Konta, especially with Petra out

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Shoulda Woulda Coulda huh.....where do I start????? lol

Way too may players on the radar in the women's in particular, I liked Azarenka, Peng, Martic, Bacs, Cirstea, Kuznetsova, Safarova, Strycova, Watson and Ostapenko, I didn't take any of them but eight of those ten are still alive.......Vika, Bacs, Kuzy and Ostapenko might be the most dangerous of that ten though I feel, although I do predict that Peng will upset Halep in the 3rd round. wink

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Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

Marco19 wrote:
Backhandpass wrote:
TennisElbow wrote:

Well looks like your Lopez pick helped you avoid a bullet there, BHP.
I made far fewer changes than I usually do. I nearly went Barty or Watson as a 2nd unseeded, but in the end went more conservatively and chose Safarova (aka Shavashova)


lol all three went out first rd...Feli included.

Also got burned on Lopez. At least in Yoda cup, it seems like Lopez/Kyrgios/Gasquet were the 3 most popular low seeds so at least everyone seems to be taking some damage but it still hurts. The Gasquet one still shocks me, Mannarino wasn't an easy opponent for Feli and was in form so it had potential to be tough but still...

You are spot on about the 3 Muskateers above M19...lol most of the Yoda Crew had at least one of them on their team. I'm hoping that RBA Bacs and KontaV can earn me some bonus points.

If you are interested in joining our Yoda League all you have to do is hit at least 50 forum posts...it's a way to show us that you like to discus tennis and also you get to know us a little better. It seems like you'd fit right in. We are keen to add great GSFT players to the league to make it as fun and competitive as possible. You could join us for the US OPEN.

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Good luck in the rest of Wimbledon. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

Don wrote:

Shoulda kept Kuznetsova & Azarenka.

I shoulda kept players that didn't lose.

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Backhandpass wrote:
Don wrote:

Shoulda kept Kuznetsova & Azarenka.

I shoulda kept players that didn't lose.

LOL!!

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Re: shoulda woulda coulda or changes to my team I may regret

Let it be known that I was the first one on the Kuznetsova Train.

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Arvis wrote:

Let it be known that I was the first one on the Kuznetsova Train.

lol you have to pick her on your team to be able to get on her train Arvis. wink

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