Originally Posted by Deathless Mortal
Apparently Youzhny has a shoulder injury so it's possible he doesn't play. Putting Bogomolov on court to play against Melzer would be signing a win for Austria, so I really don't know what will happen.
Maybe it's possible (if Youzhny's injury is serious) that Davydenko plays Melzer and then Kunitsyn plays Haider-Maurer. It's still better than having Bogomolov play.
Hmmm, it depends how bad the shoulder is? I believe he had this problem in Zagreb as well, and he still managed to win the singles and do well in doubles.
The Russians' serving was very accurate today, so maybe he was serving with less pace because of the injury? Maybe someone who was watching would be able to tell us.
But, yes, Bogomolov really shouldn't play tomorrow.
Your suggestion of Davydenko and Kunitysn is very good...I had completely overlooked that. Davydenko would need to play one of his better matches, but if he doesn't throw in tonnes of stupid errors he might let Melzer beat himself. He is still quite fit physically, so he would perhaps recover better (than Youzhny) from the epic doubles match.
Kunitsyn could be a pest for Haider-Maurer...I could see that becoming a VERY nervy match from both.