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Russia vs Serbia 45 80.36%
Czech Republic vs Belgium 3 5.36%
Argentina v Great Britain 4 7.14%
Israel v Sweden 7 12.50%
Germany v Korea, Rep. 1 1.79%
Peru v Spain 3 5.36%
Romania v France 3 5.36%
Austria v USA 6 10.71%
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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-29-2008, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Most indecisive 1st rd. Davis Cup match?

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My favorites:

Russia vs Serbia (all players in great form)
Israel vs Sweden (Sweden is favorite but Israel is very good at home and has world class double)
Argentina vs Great Britain (think Argentinians are in bad form but much stronger in clay)

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Re: Most indecisive 1st rd. Davis Cup match?

Best two, imo, are:

Russia / Serbia - likely to hinge on the doubles.

Israel / Sweden - no Soderling, and either Bjorkman / Swedish rookie playing #2 singles spot. Good chance for Israel.
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Re: Most indecisive 1st rd. Davis Cup match?

Austria vs USA might become a thriller!

Austrian chokers vs Americans on clay

Classic in the making!
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Re: Most indecisive 1st rd. Davis Cup match?

Can't really see USA losing to be honest mate.

With Bryans they are already practically 1-0 up. Melzer is the weak link imo...will be surprised if he gets all that near to Roddick, and I'd be half-expecting Blake to beat him too.

But the beauty of Davis Cup is that anything can happen, so hopefully it will be a close tie!
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Re: Most indecisive 1st rd. Davis Cup match?

Argentina vs Britain.

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Argentina vs Great Britain on clay

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Austria vs USA might become a thriller!

Austrian chokers vs Americans on clay

Classic in the making!


Go Austria, Go!
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Re: Most indecisive 1st rd. Davis Cup match?

There's only one tie that's hard to predict in this round and even that could be over in 2 days if Tipsy is on form.
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Russia v. Serbia by far. We have to see who will play at the first place. Russia has a good chance, but they decided to play on hard court... Djoko will play for Serbia, thats sure, Tipsy also, but you can never know what that guy can do. He can win anybody and he can be beaten by anybody as well. Zimonjic will surely play in doubles, but I'm not sure who will be his pair - Vemic or Troicki. On Russian side, Davydenko, Safin and Youzhny can easily beat Tipsy if he is in his lethargic mood, and he will probably be. Can't see any of these guys winning Djoko on hard court. So, first day probably 1:1. Third day will likely to be the same. So, we have doubles to decide, and its impossible to predict. On paper, Serbia looks solid with Zimonjic in the team, but he will play with the youngster Troicki or with Vemic who is not such a good choice. Doubles will decide.
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Re: Most indecisive 1st rd. Davis Cup match?

Russia v Serbia
Austria v USA
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Russia v. Serbia by far. We have to see who will play at the first place. Russia has a good chance, but they decided to play on hard court... Djoko will play for Serbia, thats sure, Tipsy also, but you can never know what that guy can do. He can win anybody and he can be beaten by anybody as well. Zimonjic will surely play in doubles, but I'm not sure who will be his pair - Vemic or Troicki. On Russian side, Davydenko, Safin and Youzhny can easily beat Tipsy if he is in his lethargic mood, and he will probably be. Can't see any of these guys winning Djoko on hard court. So, first day probably 1:1. Third day will likely to be the same. So, we have doubles to decide, and its impossible to predict. On paper, Serbia looks solid with Zimonjic in the team, but he will play with the youngster Troicki or with Vemic who is not such a good choice. Doubles will decide.
I won't be surprised that Zimonjic will team up with Djokovic. That's what happened vs Australia in last year's playoff.
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Russia v. Serbia by far. We have to see who will play at the first place. Russia has a good chance, but they decided to play on hard court... Djoko will play for Serbia, thats sure, Tipsy also, but you can never know what that guy can do. He can win anybody and he can be beaten by anybody as well. Zimonjic will surely play in doubles, but I'm not sure who will be his pair - Vemic or Troicki. On Russian side, Davydenko, Safin and Youzhny can easily beat Tipsy if he is in his lethargic mood, and he will probably be. Can't see any of these guys winning Djoko on hard court. So, first day probably 1:1. Third day will likely to be the same. So, we have doubles to decide, and its impossible to predict. On paper, Serbia looks solid with Zimonjic in the team, but he will play with the youngster Troicki or with Vemic who is not such a good choice. Doubles will decide.
Tipsy is a hell of a player in Davis Cup. He is good on indoor courts. He can cause problems in single for Russians. Even Zimonjic/Vemic is very good double (Vemic is huge server) but is more likely Zimonjic/Djokovic double. Anyway very unpredictable. Match could be over after 2 days in either way, also can be decided in 5th match!
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Re: Most indecisive 1st rd. Davis Cup match?

Russia-Serbia, Israel-Sweden and Austria-US.

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Re: Most indecisive 1st rd. Davis Cup match?

Can Russians still change their decision on the court type? It seems to me that going back to clay could be a good tactical decision: on hardcourt I really don't see Novak losing from any Russian - not after the AO and not competing under his beloved national flag (he always draws big amounts of energy from his patriotism) - but clay could slow him down a bit, maybe just enough for Russia to have a chance.

As for the doubles, I do expect to see Zimonjic/Djokovic team.
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Re: Most indecisive 1st rd. Davis Cup match?

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Yeah - Russia & Serbia.

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