Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

I gambled on Delpo. Not sure at all how this will turn out. I figured it was an eighth where anything could happen with Delpo, Raonic, Pospisil, Monfils..

First I had Raonic in the semies. It thought: hey how cool would it be to see Milos beat Rafa and Grigor beat Roger? The new generation beating the old guard. Then I remembered Rafa is Rafa.

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Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

OH FUCK. Just saw Delpo announced an hour ago he wouldn't play in Miami. Screw that!

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How did I not hear that? Not that it's really a surprise. So disappointing Delpo has become.

Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

Not again, what the hell Delpo

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Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

So.. are they going to move a seed in Delpo's spot? Not so sure since the tournament started sad

EDIT: yeah it's unfar to withdraw once the qualies have started. It means a lucky loser instead of a direct entry.. Plus it is sick for us fantasy tennis players. Hopefully his luckyloser goes deep wink

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Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

I had him losing his first match of the draw and I'm surprised ANYBODY had him winning anything after he has been dropping out of tournaments and losing early over the last couple months

Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

It's a gamble Johnny. Because if he plays it means he's serious enough about his chances. And we all know what damage he can do on hard courts. But yeah,  retrospectively, it was stupid.

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Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

I was thinking like Johnny. I had to run the other way. But it sucks for fantasy tennis. I have been on the side of getting screwed over many times with these late withdraws.

Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

Adunar wrote:

OH FUCK. Just saw Delpo announced an hour ago he wouldn't play in Miami. Screw that!

He is just showing up for the appearance money - I think that sucks.  If you are injured, stop playing and get treatment.

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Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

Well..... Not necessarily "stupid", you do have a point. However from what I've seen in my short time really following tennis it seems players stay in because they just want to play rather than any kind of confidence that they actually can play

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Oh boy, I LOVE Jamie's draw. Even ballsier than mine: A Raonic-Haas SF, Cilic beating Stan, Stepanek beating Ferrer, Kei in the quarters.

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Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

Adunar, I couldn't bring myself to pick Haas over Dolgo, much less Stan, even though I wanted to.  However, I did take a chance and put Haas on my Vader team.  That'll doom him (and you) for sure.

-Arvis

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Nooooooooooooo. Please, you have time to unpick him! Do it NOW!

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BHP - those appearance fees are ridiculous. I've always been a big fan of Delpo but he's been really bothering me lately. I've hated that he's never followed up the US Open win with anything important and this wrist thing is driving me nuts. Go away if youre hurt. You must know by now.

Not going for these brave picks are why I am always in the middle of the pack. I need to grow some balls.

Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

Yeah but balls will bring you more often to the bottom than the top... it's tought to find the right balance between the reliable picks and the risky ones.

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I am the two time King Droid by entering every tournament and NOT being too crazy with my picks.

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Adunar, I couldn't bring myself to pick Thiem over Robredo, but I like that you did.  I think Thiem has a great chance in that match.  I just love Robredo and I believe his experience will see him through that match.  Couldn't pick against him.

-Arvis

Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

Yeah, Robredo always screws up. He's a player I never pick at the right time. Always misses him when he goes deep and when I pick him, he loses 1st round. Hopefully Thiem will beat him...

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Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

BHP--2012-13-KING-DROID wrote:

I am the two time King Droid by entering every tournament and NOT being too crazy with my picks.

I am the current Prince Droid by entering every tournament and getting insanely lucky.

-Arvis

Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

Interesting: BHP has Cilic in the semis, I have him being upset by Vaseline in his first match.  I wonder which pick is crazier?

-Arvis

Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

I do?  No way.  Oh yes, I do.  I believe in the Juice Man.

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Great start NOT.....1 from 4 so far I see. hmm

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Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

I think I have two with De Bakker and Ebden... not 100% sure though. Not too bad.

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Re: 2014 R2D2 - Party In The City Where The Heat Is On - Miami

Do you have my tie breakers Arvis?  I thought I posted them but now I can not find it.

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Murray Parts with Coach Ivan Lendl

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