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France braced for hostile reception in Serbia

France can expect a hostile reception from Serbian fans at the Davis Cup final in December, captain Guy Forget said on Wednesday.

France, who played their other ties this year at home, will travel to Belgrade for the December 3-5 clash.

"It will be hostile, there could be bad surprises," Forget told reporters at the Open Sud in Montpellier, southern France.

"We have already seen in various sporting events involving Serbian fans that with a dozen idiots things could turn nasty.

"None of my players have experienced nasty atmosphere. We have to get ready for a trip to hell."

Violent Serbia fans forced their national soccer team's Euro 2012 qualifier in Italy to be abandoned this month, two days after angry protesters clashed with police during a gay parade in Belgrade.

Forget asked the French fans not to provoke their Serbian counterparts.

"I hope they will be discreet because the goal is not to annoy 18 000 Serbs because we know how patriotic they are," he said. "I know we will face a hostile, even maybe hateful crowd."

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Whereever this final will be played,there is very little chance for France to upset Serbia.
Both Djokovic and Troicki are better than any of the french players.
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Oh, the irony....

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That's slightly worrying. I will be supporting France, but the Serbians have the advantage being at home.

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They don´t need an hostile environment to choke anyway
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They don´t need an hostile environment to choke anyway
Even if they don't choke,Djokovic and Troicki are the better players anyway so that doesn't matter.
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They don´t need an hostile environment to choke anyway
But they'll have a good excuse

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So diplomatic Guy!
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I wonder if Bennytoe might be fit, they maybe have a shot with that doubles team. Monfils could win both singles at least.
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What are they playing on? Clay? Hard Courts?
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They don´t need an hostile environment to choke anyway
Monfils/Tsonga, the losing combination, Forget is so stupid he can't figure how to justify the defeat. Lucky there is the DC for second-class players who can't win big tournaments.
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I hope the Serbs lose, but there's nothing wrong with making it like a football style mini 'Hell'. It's atmospheres like that which make Davis Cup what it is. Compare it to Wimbledon and its strawberries and Pimms.

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Whereever this final will be played,there is very little chance for France to upset Serbia.
Both Djokovic and Troicki are better than any of the french players.
On HC, Tsonga has a very good chance of beating Djokovic. And "The best pure athlete the game has ever seen" will beat Troicki.
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Monfils could win both singles at least.
Monfils beating Djokovic at Belgrade sounds unlikely to say the least
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Whereever this final will be played,there is very little chance for France to upset Serbia.
Both Djokovic and Troicki are better than any of the french players.
Simon has a good h2h against Troicki (4-0 without dropping a set including one bagel).
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