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DC: Austria won over Brazil 3:0

World Group, Play-offs 2007
Austria 3 / 0 Brazil

Jurgen MELZER (AUT) 6 6 6
Thomaz BELLUCCI (BRA) 4 4 4

Rubber 2
Stefan KOUBEK (AUT) 6 6 6
Ricardo MELLO (BRA) 2 3 3

Rubber 3
Julian KNOWLE / Jurgen MELZER (AUT) 6 6 6
Gustavo KUERTEN / Andre SA (BRA) 1 1 4

They could not win a set in the whole tie..At least Guga back again doubles as he did in the Us Open but again with a lost.

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Jurgen Melzer and Julian Knowle saw off Brazilian pair Gustavo Kuerten and Andre Sa in straight sets 61 61 64 to secure their country a spot in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group for 2008. Melzer and Knowle played aggressively, clearly took the initiative and eventually showed a demonstration of world class doubles tennis.


Crashing serves and lightning returns

Thanks to three excellent passing shots from in-form Julian Knowle, the Austrians broke their opponents’ serve from the outset. The hosts built their hopes on Melzer’s strong serve and Knowle’s returns, which earned them a 4-0 runaway lead in the first set. Andre Sa eventually managed to put his team on the scoreboard, but the Austrians kept up the pressure and broke Sa again to close the set 61 in 22 minutes.

Sa, whose first serve was faulty, had to risk alot on his weak second serve which caused trouble for the Brazilian team time and again. Moreover, lacking match practice after his long injury break, singles specialist Kuerten could not show the agility needed at the net. Consequently, the situation remained unchanged in the second set. Austria quickly went up 4-0 breaking the visitor twice.


Visitors demonstrating morale

Brazilian captain Francisco Costa incessantly encouraged his players, particularly former world No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten. Ahead of the clash, the three-time Roland Garros winner saw Austria as the favourites, but wanted “to battle for each point and capitalise on their weaknesses.” The 31-year-old eventually got one of his serve games through to avoid the ‘maximum penalty’, but Austria again took the set 61. While the Austrian pair converted nine break points into five breaks in the two opening sets, Brazil managed to keep up the pace in the third set. However, in game seven, Sa, who struggled with his serve all match long, allowed Austria the crucial break.

Melzer closed the match to give his team an insurmountable lead in the tie. “We have previously played good doubles matches, but today we showed them in the first two or three games, what our intention is,” said doubles partner Knowle. “Going up 4-0 quickly, we proved that we are the masters in our own house. The opening two sets were a tennis demonstration.”

Team captain Gilbert Schaller was also “delighted and impressed with the way my lads played. If we act like that in the World Group, we can beat anyone. I would love to play Australia at home next.”

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Re: DC: Austria won over Brazil 3:0

Not even Guga's super volleying could save them.

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Re: DC: Austria won over Brazil 3:0

Totally expected. It was so embarassing that even our commentators couldn't keep it together and started complaining.
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Totally expected. It was so embarassing that even our commentators couldn't keep it together and started complaining.
so there was a broadcast? If I worked as a Tv programmer I wouldn't dare

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Re: DC: Austria won over Brazil 3:0

Possibly the last Davis Cup tie Guga ever plays for Brazil. We might as well be seeing him as a captain next year.

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so there was a broadcast? If I worked as a Tv programmer I wouldn't dare
Neither would I.
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Re: DC: Austria won over Brazil 3:0

Never in doubt I should say
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