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Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs,

Everyone's favourite slam on the holy crushed bricks of Roland Garros is right around the corner, so it's time for another edition for our popular suicide competition.

I hope most of you will know the rules already, but here they are just to make sure:

Pick a player each day. If your player wins, you advance to the next day and get to pick again. At the end, glory, lots of forum cred and an entry into the competition's hall of fame (if anyone can be arsed with updating it) awaits the ultimate winner. If your player loses, you are out and eternal shame shall fall upon on. Each player can only be chosen once, so maybe don't pick your favoured finalists on the first two days. If the first set was completed and your player retires, it counts as a loss. If your pick withdraws or retires before the first set is completed, you can pick from another match that hasn't been started yet. So retirement rules are basically the same as on the Betfair Exchange.

If matches are rescheduled due to rain, you are not allowed to pick it on the new day (e.g if Lorenzi-Nakashima is originally scheduled for day 1, but it rains and doesn't start on day 1, starts on day 2 instead...you are not allowed to pick it for day 2. You are however of course allowed to use it as your day 1 pick). If it comes to such a scenario, I will try to point out which matches you are not allowed to pick on the day.

The picks continue every day until either only one person is left, or the tournament has finished.

Picks don't have to be made before all play starts for the day, but it naturally should be made before the match that your pick

In case we have a tie between multiple people at the time (i.e multiple people survived for the same amount of days), the average odds of the selections will determine the champion. The odds listed on tennisexplorer will be used for that.

I hope that covers everything. If there are any additional questions, feel free to ask.
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Report SamuelMertensBertens May 29, 2021 3:38 PM BST
Elena Rybakina
Report anubis7 May 30, 2021 12:22 AM BST
Madison Keys
Report edy May 30, 2021 12:22 AM BST
Day 1 Granti: Tauson
Report n88uk May 30, 2021 12:25 AM BST
Elena Rybakina
Report Hank Hill May 30, 2021 8:07 AM BST
Sasnovich

Cheers
Report Angoose May 30, 2021 9:29 AM BST
Badosa to whoop Davis Excited
Report Platini May 30, 2021 9:53 AM BST
Day 1 - Rybakina
Report bobweenit May 30, 2021 2:27 PM BST
I would like to lo0dge a complaint
Report bobweenit May 30, 2021 2:28 PM BST
Current forum users only !
Report bobweenit May 30, 2021 2:29 PM BST
Stojanovic
Report edy May 30, 2021 10:57 PM BST
Day 1 Summary

The following people advance to day 2:

Angoose - Badosa
anubis7 - Keys
edy - Siniakova
GRANTCKING - Tauson
Hank Hill - Sasnovich
n88uk - Rybakina
Platini - Rybakina
SamuelMertensBertens - Rybakina

out

bobweenit - Day 1
nofx - Day 1
Report edy May 30, 2021 10:57 PM BST
Granti Day 2: Sorribes Tormo
Report SamuelMertensBertens May 31, 2021 12:30 AM BST
Osorio Serrano
Report anubis7 May 31, 2021 12:54 AM BST
Jessica Pegula
Report n88uk May 31, 2021 3:31 AM BST
Jessica Pegula
Report Angoose May 31, 2021 7:53 AM BST
Daria Kasatkina
Report Platini May 31, 2021 8:39 AM BST
Day 2 - Pegula
Report Hank Hill May 31, 2021 9:02 AM BST
Martic

Cheers
Report edy May 31, 2021 9:56 AM BST
Day 2: Diyas
Report sageform May 31, 2021 11:55 AM BST
What are the views on Osaka? I have never agreed with forcing players to answer questions before or after matches but if she has signed a contract she has to take the punishment. It might be wise to wait until she loses as they can't disqualify her after that.
Report edy May 31, 2021 12:42 PM BST
This thread is primarily meant for a tipping competition, sageform. The RG discussion thread is "TENNIS TALK 2021: VOL 16 (FRENCH OPEN)"

https://community.betfair.com/tennis/go/thread/view/94186/31709423/tennis-talk-2021-vol-16-french-open&post_num=8#560997591#flvWelcomeHeader#flvWelcomeHeader

The rules dictate that she has to fulfill her media obligations, which includes doing press conferences if she's requested by journalists.

From a general point of view, I agree with you that players should not have to do press conferences. If the tournaments/organisations insist on media obligations, give players the alternative to shoot promotional things, or to do extra fan hours or whatever. Similar to how late withdrawals are done on the WTA tour. Late withdrawals are meant to bring a penalty, but if you do promotional things you can escape the penalty.
Report anubis7 May 31, 2021 9:49 PM BST
Day 3 - Barbora Krejcikova
Report edy May 31, 2021 10:10 PM BST
Day 2 Summary

The following people advance to day 3:

Angoose - Badosa (1.07), Kasatkina (1.14)
anubis7 - Keys (1.33), Pegula (1.03)
edy - Siniakova (1.42), Diyas (1.49)
n88uk - Rybakina (1.11), Pegula (1.03)
Platini - Rybakina (1.11), Pegula (1.03)

Ranking of those that are out (places determined by avg tennisexplorer odds of winning picks + reached day)
6th - Hank Hill - killed by Martic on day 2 (avg. odds 1.30)
7th - GRANTCKING - killed by Sorribes Tormo on day 2 (avg. odds 1.26)
8th - SamuelMertensBertens - killed by Osorio Serrano on day 2 (avg. odds 1.11)
9th - nofx - killed by Tig on day 1
9th - bobweenit - killed by Stojanovic on day 1
Report edy June 1, 2021 12:12 AM BST
Day 3: Linette
Report Angoose June 1, 2021 10:02 AM BST
Maria Maria Sakkari, it's all Greek to me Scared
Report edy June 1, 2021 10:26 AM BST
Didn't she kill you last year?
Report Angoose June 1, 2021 10:35 AM BST
She did indeed but that was on Day 6.
I'm a nice guy and always willing to give someone a second chance Happy
Report Platini June 1, 2021 12:15 PM BST
Day 3 - Shuai Zhang
Report n88uk June 1, 2021 1:17 PM BST
Ekaterina Alexandrova
Report edy June 1, 2021 8:04 PM BST
Day 3 Summary

The following people advance to day 4:

Angoose - Badosa (1.07), Kasatkina (1.14), Sakkari (1.10)
anubis7 - Keys (1.33), Pegula (1.03), Krejcikova (1.12)
edy - Siniakova (1.42), Diyas (1.49), Linette (1.18)
n88uk - Rybakina (1.11), Pegula (1.03), Alexandrova (1.13)

Ranking of those that are out (places determined by reached day and then avg. tennisexplorer odds if multiple people went out on the same day)

5th - Platini - killed by Shuai Zhang on day 3
6th - Hank Hill - killed by Martic on day 2 (avg. odds 1.30)
7th - GRANTCKING - killed by Sorribes Tormo on day 2 (avg. odds 1.26)
8th - SamuelMertensBertens - killed by Osorio Serrano on day 2 (avg. odds 1.11)
9th - nofx - killed by Tig on day 1
9th - bobweenit - killed by Stojanovic on day 1
Report anubis7 June 1, 2021 11:52 PM BST
Sorana Cirstea
Report edy June 2, 2021 8:34 AM BST
day 4: Cirstea
Report n88uk June 2, 2021 9:28 AM BST
Sorana Cirstea
Report Angoose June 2, 2021 10:07 AM BST
I don't usually jump on bandwagons, but I'll make an exception today Excited
Cristea for me as well, so we're either all going through or we're all going out Devil
Report edy June 2, 2021 10:10 AM BST
Do you swear on the wellbeing of your yacht that the pick was made in time?
Report Angoose June 2, 2021 10:13 AM BST
Of course, flash score is never wrong Love
Report Angoose June 2, 2021 10:15 AM BST
I was slightly delayed with my pick as I was was finishing the introduction to Thinking Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman. It looks as if it could be a very worthwhile read.
Report edy June 2, 2021 10:23 AM BST
Ok, but for the integrity of the competition, please do not cut it this close next time.
Report Angoose June 2, 2021 11:05 AM BST
D'accord Happy
Report bobweenit June 2, 2021 12:28 PM BST
Oh my you all trusted in SoronaExcitedLaugh mighty scrap in set 3
Report edy June 2, 2021 2:12 PM BST
Day 4 Summary

The following people advance to day 4:

Angoose - Badosa (1.07), Kasatkina (1.14), Sakkari (1.10), Cirstea (1.16)
anubis7 - Keys (1.33), Pegula (1.03), Krejcikova (1.12), Cirstea (1.16)
edy - Siniakova (1.42), Diyas (1.49), Linette (1.18), Cirstea (1.16)
n88uk - Rybakina (1.11), Pegula (1.03), Alexandrova (1.13), Cirstea (1.16)

Ranking of those that are out (places determined by reached day and then avg. tennisexplorer odds if multiple people went out on the same day)

5th - Platini - killed by Shuai Zhang on day 3
6th - Hank Hill - killed by Martic on day 2 (avg. odds 1.30)
7th - GRANTCKING - killed by Sorribes Tormo on day 2 (avg. odds 1.26)
8th - SamuelMertensBertens - killed by Osorio Serrano on day 2 (avg. odds 1.11)
9th - nofx - killed by Tig on day 1
9th - bobweenit - killed by Stojanovic on day 1
Report bobweenit June 2, 2021 3:01 PM BST
Another complaint after my complaint about banned users taking part is the word killed is far to harsh and is causing me unnecessary distress!
Eliminated would be a preffered word 4 such a competition. Sorry if its lost in translation Edy as I know ze German is your mother tongue...
Report edy June 2, 2021 11:15 PM BST
Complained received.

Request discussed by the competition committee.

Request denied.

Have a nice day!
Report edy June 2, 2021 11:24 PM BST
Day 5: Kontaveit
Report anubis7 June 2, 2021 11:46 PM BST
That was a close one with Cirstea today. All four of my picks so far have been taken to a third set.

Maria Sakkari
Report edy June 2, 2021 11:47 PM BST
Not betting Sakkari 2-0 tomorrow now Scared
Report Angoose June 3, 2021 8:02 AM BST
Going for Big Onsy Jabeur to get her revenge over Astra Sharma.
After all, NO ONE called Astra beats Onsy twice in a row Excited
Report n88uk June 3, 2021 8:31 AM BST
Ons Jabeur
Report edy June 3, 2021 6:15 PM BST
Day 5 Summary

The following people advance to day 6:

Angoose - Badosa (1.07), Kasatkina (1.14), Sakkari (1.10), Cirstea (1.16), Jabeur (1.25)
anubis7 - Keys (1.33), Pegula (1.03), Krejcikova (1.12), Cirstea (1.16), Sakkari (1.15)
edy - Siniakova (1.42), Diyas (1.49), Linette (1.18), Cirstea (1.16), Kontaveit (1.40)
n88uk - Rybakina (1.11), Pegula (1.03), Alexandrova (1.13), Cirstea (1.16), Jabeur (1.25)

Ranking of those that are out (places determined by reached day and then avg. tennisexplorer odds if multiple people went out on the same day)

5th - Platini - killed by Shuai Zhang on day 3
6th - Hank Hill - killed by Martic on day 2 (avg. odds 1.30)
7th - GRANTCKING - killed by Sorribes Tormo on day 2 (avg. odds 1.26)
8th - SamuelMertensBertens - killed by Osorio Serrano on day 2 (avg. odds 1.11)
9th - nofx - killed by Tig on day 1
9th - bobweenit - killed by Stojanovic on day 1
Report edy June 3, 2021 11:21 PM BST
Day 6: Kasatkina
Report anubis7 June 3, 2021 11:24 PM BST
Elena Rybakina
Report Angoose June 4, 2021 9:28 AM BST
Aryna Sabalenka is my pick today Happy
Report n88uk June 4, 2021 9:59 AM BST
Victoria Azarenka
Report Angoose June 4, 2021 9:03 PM BST
I allowed myself to get lured in to Sabalenka's web Cry
There's no fool like an old fool Sad
Report edy June 4, 2021 9:53 PM BST
Day 6 Summary

The following people advance to day 7:

anubis7 - Keys (1.33), Pegula (1.03), Krejcikova (1.12), Cirstea (1.16), Sakkari (1.15), Rybakina (1.13)
n88uk - Rybakina (1.11), Pegula (1.03), Alexandrova (1.13), Cirstea (1.16), Jabeur (1.25), Azarenka (1.63)

Ranking of those that are out (places determined by reached day and then avg. tennisexplorer odds if multiple people went out on the same day)

3rd - edy - killed by Kasatkina on day 6 (avg. odds (1,33)
4th - Angoose - killed by Sabalenka on day 6 (avg. odds (1.14)
5th - Platini - killed by Shuai Zhang on day 3
6th - Hank Hill - killed by Martic on day 2 (avg. odds 1.30)
7th - GRANTCKING - killed by Sorribes Tormo on day 2 (avg. odds 1.26)
8th - SamuelMertensBertens - killed by Osorio Serrano on day 2 (avg. odds 1.11)
9th - nofx - killed by Tig on day 1
9th - bobweenit - killed by Stojanovic on day 1
Report anubis7 June 4, 2021 10:57 PM BST
Ons Jabeur
Report n88uk June 5, 2021 3:05 AM BST
Marta Kostyuk
Report edy June 5, 2021 9:40 PM BST
Day 7 Summary

The following people advance to day 8:

anubis7 - Keys (1.33), Pegula (1.03), Krejcikova (1.12), Cirstea (1.16), Sakkari (1.15), Rybakina (1.13), Jabeur (1.35)
n88uk - Rybakina (1.11), Pegula (1.03), Alexandrova (1.13), Cirstea (1.16), Jabeur (1.25), Azarenka (1.63), Kostyuk (1.37)

Ranking of those that are out (places determined by reached day and then avg. tennisexplorer odds if multiple people went out on the same day)

3rd - edy - killed by Kasatkina on day 6 (avg. odds (1,33)
4th - Angoose - killed by Sabalenka on day 6 (avg. odds (1.14)
5th - Platini - killed by Shuai Zhang on day 3
6th - Hank Hill - killed by Martic on day 2 (avg. odds 1.30)
7th - GRANTCKING - killed by Sorribes Tormo on day 2 (avg. odds 1.26)
8th - SamuelMertensBertens - killed by Osorio Serrano on day 2 (avg. odds 1.11)
9th - nofx - killed by Tig on day 1
9th - bobweenit - killed by Stojanovic on day 1
Report anubis7 June 6, 2021 12:00 AM BST
Viktoria Azarenka
Report n88uk June 6, 2021 8:51 AM BST
Paula Badosa
Report edy June 6, 2021 9:43 PM BST
Today saw the ultimate showdown between anubis7, a two time major winner in the past, and n88uk, a previous Roland Garros men's singles suicide competition champion. Both of their players fought hard, but only one of them prevailed in the third set - Paula Badosa for n88uk, while anubis7 has to go home together with Victoria Azarenka.

Congratulations n88uk - our 2021 Roland Garros women's and men's champion!
Report edy June 6, 2021 9:55 PM BST
1st - n88uk
2nd - anubis7 - killed by Azarenka on day 8
3rd - edy - killed by Kasatkina on day 6 (avg. odds (1,33)
4th - Angoose - killed by Sabalenka on day 6 (avg. odds (1.14)
5th - Platini - killed by Shuai Zhang on day 3
6th - Hank Hill - killed by Martic on day 2 (avg. odds 1.30)
7th - GRANTCKING - killed by Sorribes Tormo on day 2 (avg. odds 1.26)
8th - SamuelMertensBertens - killed by Osorio Serrano on day 2 (avg. odds 1.11)
9th - nofx - killed by Tig on day 1
9th - bobweenit - killed by Stojanovic on day 1
Report anubis7 June 6, 2021 10:00 PM BST
Well done n88uk and thanks to edy for hosting both contests.
Report n88uk June 6, 2021 10:28 PM BST
Thanks Edy for running.
Report bobweenit June 10, 2021 1:02 AM BST
A true host would badger mugfair for a prize. I once won a similar comp on the golf forum but couldnt collect the prize as my mugbook wasnt allowed promtions. What a company...
Report bobweenit June 10, 2021 1:05 AM BST
With Edys skills and in some circles perceived closeness to betfair he should be able to a least get a 25 free bet 4 the winner.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 10, 2021 11:17 AM BST
I asked them to put up a prize for a comp I ran once upon a time. And they did. Then when I was gonna do sequel the following year and asked if they could put up a prize again they said they no longer do this. (But then they still put up prizes for other comps run by phorum users).
Report Platini June 10, 2021 7:54 PM BST
prizes a great idea



...as long as they backdate them  Cool Grin
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 10, 2021 8:09 PM BST
and account for inflation.
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