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post #20 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 11:56 AM
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Re: World Group 1st Round: Israel at France (February 1-3, 2013)

I understand Romania, GBR, Russia... but Sweden??? with Soderling virtually retired, Israel is much stronger than Sweden. They hardly have any singles players anymore. In fact, if Soderling is not back, I think Sweden is the prime candidate for relegation to group 2.
I would understand if you wrote Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine... If they are with full squads and in good form, they are much stronger than Israel.
But I agree that Israel's strength is its heart and spirit... a Davis cup overachiever in a big way, against the odds almost every time. However, delivering such a miracle against a team like France is a very tall order. Too much even for magicians like them.

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