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World Group final: Spain at Czech Republic (November 16-18, 2012)

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World Group Final
Date: 16 Nov-18 Nov 2012
Venue: O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Start times:
Day 1: 1600 hrs (1500 hrs GMT) TBC
Day 2: 1400 hrs (1300 hrs GMT) TBC
Day 3: 1300 hrs (1200 hrs GMT) TBC
Surface: Hard (Novacrylic Ultracushion System), Indoor
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Spain leads Czech Republic 4-2

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Re: World Group final: Spain at Czech Republic (November 16-18, 2012)

Ferrer should play the other 2 single matches.
In doubles of course it would be Marc Lopez and Granollers.
I believe F. Lopez should play against Berdych because of the the great H2H he has against him (4-3 including 2-0 on hard courts), and despite the fact he lost 3 matches in a row.
In the 5th rubber I think it should be Granollers against Stepanek.
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Re: World Group final: Spain at Czech Republic (November 16-18, 2012)

The ITF has announced the team nominations for the 100th Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final between Czech Republic and Spain at the O2 Arena in Prague on 16-18 November.

WORLD GROUP FINAL

CZECH REPUBLIC v SPAIN
Venue: O2 Arena, Prague (hard – indoors)


Czech Republic
Tomas Berdych
Radek Stepanek
Lukas Rosol
Ivo Minar
Captain: Jaroslav Navratil

Spain
David Ferrer
Nicolas Almagro
Marcel Granollers
Marc Lopez
Captain: Alex Corretja
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Re: World Group final: Spain at Czech Republic (November 16-18, 2012)

Here are the details and technical specifications of the surface that is going to be used:

Ultracushion System

The surface is ranked at 4 as a Medium-Fast court.
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Here are the details and technical specifications of the surface that is going to be used:

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The surface is ranked at 4 as a Medium-Fast court.
They should've gone with the fastest possible surface... Interesting stuff though!

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Re: World Group final: Spain at Czech Republic (November 16-18, 2012)

Tennis on ice is what we expect in Rep Czech more or less.

Apart from this Navratil is 'absolutely sure' that Feliciano will play singles. As Amir said Feli has a good H2H against Berdych but Corretja won't leave Almagro out the team, he won important matches against USA and deserves to play this final. Confidence on Feli has to be enormous to take this decission, Almagro isn't that kind of guy who understand easily a new role in the team only two days before starting.

If Feli plays and his serve works as usual when is motivated on ultra-fast courts he can hold on it and we'll see two or three sets deciding in tie breaks (exactly same as Muzza's match in USOpen'12).

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Re: World Group final: Spain at Czech Republic (November 16-18, 2012)

The ITF has announced the draw for the 100th Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final between Czech Republic and Spain at the O2 Arena in Prague on 16-18 November.

WORLD GROUP FINAL

CZECH REPUBLIC v SPAIN
Venue: O2 Arena, Prague (hard – indoors)


Radek Stepanek (CZE) v David Ferrer (ESP)
Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Ivo Minar/Lukas Rosol (CZE) v Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez (ESP)
Tomas Berdych (CZE) v David Ferrer (ESP)
Radek Stepanek (CZE) v Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
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Re: World Group final: Spain at Czech Republic (November 16-18, 2012)

Feli isn't even part of the team at this point.
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Re: World Group final: Spain at Czech Republic (November 16-18, 2012)

I am very excited to see Berdych-Almagro especially

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Re: World Group final: Spain at Czech Republic (November 16-18, 2012)

Feli is out. Expected, i don't know why Czechs thought he would be playing.

Not a good atmosphere in the team, Feli wanted to play and Almagro is a bad player on fast courts as everybody knows, his 2 points are almost lost obviously. Too much pressure on Ferru and M&M's, they should perform in their best ways to have real chances.

Most complicated final in last 12 years for us for sure. With Nadal on court all would be pretty diferent.

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I am very excited to see Berdych-Almagro especially
For me Stepanek - Ferrer is a more interesting match. If Steps wins this tie will be finished, is a Davis Cup point for czechs.

Berdych-Almagro will be 3-0 or maybe 3-1 in 2h.
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For me Stepanek - Ferrer is a more interesting match. If Steps wins this tie will be finished, is a Davis Cup point for czechs.

Berdych-Almagro will be 3-0 or maybe 3-1 in 2h.
I don't think Stepanek is going to trouble Ferrer too much. In Paris Ferrer easily dismantled Llodra after some 5 service games.

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Re: World Group final: Spain at Czech Republic (November 16-18, 2012)

Berdych: Almagro the weak link:
http://www.tennis.com/news/2012/11/b.../#.UKVUloawV50

Feliciano Lopez upset he was left off Davis Cup team:
http://www.tennis.com/news/2012/11/f.../#.UKVTqYawV50
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I don't think Stepanek is going to trouble Ferrer too much. In Paris Ferrer easily dismantled Llodra after some 5 service games.
This court is much faster than Paris, reaction time is shorter. Although is one of the best returners in the circuit Ferrer had problems in Clemont Ferrand (similar court) first sets agaisnt Monfils in 2010. I hope 3-2 Ferrer suffering a lot but tiring Step, it'd be a good score.
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For me Stepanek - Ferrer is a more interesting match. If Steps wins this tie will be finished, is a Davis Cup point for czechs.

Berdych-Almagro will be 3-0 or maybe 3-1 in 2h.
That's being a very interesting match. Almagro is playing very well!

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