Please don't move this to a dead part of the forum, mods.
My Haitian team is on the ropes here. After a great win last year to get into Group 2, we are facing relegation back to Group 3 unless we can beat Guatemala.
Tie 1: Diaz-Figueroa vs. Rousseau- Rousseau, who I played in November 2011 (He beat me 6-2, 6-3) will be the huge underdog here vs. #473 ranked Diaz-Figueroa. Rousseau won't win, but I do hope he can play well and get some games and avoid bakery products. 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 would be a fine scoreline.
Tie 2: Sajous vs. Vidal- Sajous has a propensity to lose matches against players he has no business to, and he has seen his rank slip from the 500's down now to 736. Vidal is at 1961 in the world. Sajous better not fuck this up, he has no business losing this match. He will probably drop a set, but ought to win in 4, surely.
Tie 3: Diaz-Figueroa/Vidal vs. Sajous/Allen- This is the critical point, imo. If we can get this point, I think we've got a shot to take it on the 3rd day, but if the Guatemalans win this one, it will be over after the 4th rubber.
Tie 4: Diaz-Figueroa vs. Sajous- It all depends here. If Guatemala has 2-1 here, 0% chance for Sajous, I know his mentality, he won't win. However, if we take the doubles, Sajous will put in more of a fight here and just may pull off the upset for the win, or maybe not. If we are up 2-1, but lose here, it will come down to:
Tie 5: Vidal vs. Rousseau- If this 5th rubber is live, I'd love to see this on a stream! 50-50 match imo. Mentally I think Rousseau is better than Sajous, but game wise Sajous is better. If it comes down to this 5th rubber, I think Rousseau can take it.