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Russia chooses carpet for DC Final

This is according to its captain.
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Re: Russia chooses carpet for DC Final

Great choice for the Russians. All they need to do now is show up fit, physically as well as mentally, which in most cases is a huge question mark.
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Great choice for the Russians. All they need to do now is show up fit, physically as well as mentally, which in most cases is a huge question mark.

David is still going to be a threat to take 2 matches IMO especially if Youzhny doesn't play due to an injury.
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Great choice for the Russians. All they need to do now is show up fit, physically as well as mentally, which in most cases is a huge question mark.
it was a no brainer, lol.

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Re: Russia chooses carpet for DC Final

Are they going to play Youhzny or Tursunow? I think both of them are better than Davydnko on carpet.

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Are they going to play Youhzny or Tursunow? I think both of them are better than Davydnko on carpet.
I agree. If I were the Russians, I would choose any of them instead of Davydenko. I think Tursunov has the kind of game that really troubles Nalbandian. I wouldn't be suprised if we are 0-2 the first day.

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I'd play Marat n' Dima on day 1, and maybe Safin/Misha for the doubles, unless Dmitry makes drastic improvements on his backhand volley!!!
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I agree. If I were the Russians, I would choose any of them instead of Davydenko. I think Tursunov has the kind of game that really troubles Nalbandian. I wouldn't be suprised if we are 0-2 the first day.
Unless Safin wins Madrid, Metz and Paris, then he is still likely to be number 2 barring injuries meaning he plays Nalbandian on Day 1.

Only time Russia has ever won a final when they were away, they shat themselves twice at home.

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Right choice given that Safin plays the best on carpet and Dima's game is suited to carpet as well. I guess Safin and Dima are a lock for the first two matches.

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I'd play Marat n' Dima on day 1, and maybe Safin/Misha for the doubles, unless Dmitry makes drastic improvements on his backhand volley!!!
Yeah, it didn't loook good but don't forget he played against the best doubles team in the world. I don't think Argentina has a team which is even close to the level of Bryans brothers.
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Unless Safin wins Madrid, Metz and Paris, then he is still likely to be number 2 barring injuries meaning he plays Nalbandian on Day 1.

Only time Russia has ever won a final when they were away, they shat themselves twice at home.
This by no means is a closed deal, i think Nalbandian will win both his matches he plays much better away in DC, less pressure. It will all come down to the doubles where I think Argentina can win. As for the other singles players, Calleri is good on fast surfaces but not as good as the 4 Russians, Acasuso has long loopy swing on both sides that is what fucks him up on fast hard court.

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Great choice RUS
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This by no means is a closed deal, i think Nalbandian will win both his matches he plays much better away in DC, less pressure. It will all come down to the doubles where I think Argentina can win. As for the other singles players, Calleri is good on fast surfaces but not as good as the 4 Russians, Acasuso has long loopy swing on both sides that is what fucks him up on fast hard court.
Well I will answer this in the other thread started in there.

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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This by no means is a closed deal, i think Nalbandian will win both his matches he plays much better away in DC, less pressure. It will all come down to the doubles where I think Argentina can win. As for the other singles players, Calleri is good on fast surfaces but not as good as the 4 Russians, Acasuso has long loopy swing on both sides that is what fucks him up on fast hard court.
I mostly agree.
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